Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties)

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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I believe, multitasking is a recipe for being forgetful. Sometimes we have to much things going on mixed with stress. If you can not focus: you forget~ that is simple. 

Sep 10, 2017 10:20 PM
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

A 2-Terabyte external hard drive holds a lot of forgettable information

Sep 11, 2017 01:19 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I connect with places, the  people I met in certain restaurants, certain cities and depends if I want to meet that person again how much more I want to remember...

Sep 10, 2017 11:54 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Inna Ivchenko - I use my cell-phone to record the name/number (if any) etc and save it as a message or email/forward message to myself.


Sep 10, 2017 10:22 PM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

For me engaging as many senses as possible makes them more easily remembered.

Say it

Think it

Write it down

Look at it or visualize it while you think about it and say it aloud

Sep 11, 2017 01:06 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Ron uses the alphabet as a way to remember, I connect by looking into someone's eyes and focusing. A

Sep 11, 2017 06:59 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

if it's important, I can and will remember it....  of course, as I get older, it's becoming more difficult !!! I do write myself notes...

Sep 11, 2017 06:54 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

For clients I turn it into humor or find something they liked or didn't like about the house.

Me, I absolutely SUCK now with names. I could use help.

Sep 11, 2017 06:03 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I can easily remember a lot of things well but names are m not one of them. That is a work in progress and a long road to go!

Sep 11, 2017 05:58 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

It's interesting. I have no problem remembering houses and specific details (location of water shut-off, type of heat, age of appliances, type of roof, etc.) but I'll forget your name ten seconds after you tell me! I used to just accept that as a weakness until I learned that it was actually a lack of training. Now I'm practicing and getting better at it. Great question, Janice!

P.S. I'm just joking about the wrong name. ;)

Sep 11, 2017 05:02 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Dave Halpern nailed this one. I have several!!

Sep 11, 2017 03:43 AM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I have no tips for you, Inna, I'm afraid. Somehow, I have a really good memory and can remember properties I show really well. I don't attend busy parties.

Sep 11, 2017 03:39 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

There are times one is overwhelmed with people you met. Just hand out your card and hope someone remembers you.  

You do not want to show too many properties. In our area they all look the same ditto the difference is one has  one more "0" than others in price....

I do know a prime minster who makes notes about people he meets. He draws a birth mark, nick names etc. I got one I called non stop chatter box... 

Sep 10, 2017 10:16 PM
Pat Braithwaite
Braithwaite Realty - Marietta, GA

A....I love your idea. Names, especially the Spouse seem to blank on me. I think my mind is so busy trying to not trip while I am shaking hands that I have forgotten how to concentrate and attach at that moment.

I will definitely try your idea. Thank you. Pat

Sep 15, 2017 06:41 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

It is tough to remember things, and when ever possible, I do write stuff down.

Sep 14, 2017 05:57 AM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  For names, use the Dale Carnegie method of repeating their name back to them.  Other details, write them down, or take a photo with your smartphone.

Sep 12, 2017 06:17 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

If you find out let me know.  I have great difficulty with this.

Sep 12, 2017 07:40 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
  • Number patterns
  • Memory associations


Sep 11, 2017 07:02 PM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Repeatng the name and information and talking about it in relationship to something I know well helps it to stick.

Sep 11, 2017 05:26 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Use my phone.

Sep 11, 2017 05:04 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I usse a small digital rfecorder.  Use it all the time.

Sep 11, 2017 03:54 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I need a better way with names for sure


Sep 11, 2017 12:26 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I find avoiding those I met and don't remember their names always works for me!

Sep 11, 2017 11:43 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I accept that unless the name is really unique (like yours) I'm going to forget it, so I don't even try to remember names.  Used to be real easy at the club, 95% of the women I met were some variation on Jennifer.


Home items, I give clients the MLS printout and a pen.  They can jot down notes.  I have my agent detail I can do the same with.


But yet I can quote a movie I haven't seen in 25 years...

Sep 11, 2017 09:04 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I have a few tricks I've learned by studying memory techniques.  The thing is you have to make a focused conscious point of doing it.  Anyone can remember a long list of things, numbers or names if they have a system.   I'm not particularly good at it, though, because I'm lazy and prefer to write things down.  LOL  

Sep 11, 2017 08:16 AM
Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

I used the notes function on my phone... I can talk into the phone and it transcribes it.  Without it i'd be lost. 


Sep 11, 2017 07:45 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I engage new people in conversation and learn details to associate to their name unique to them. Being engaged and present goes a long way, I have to do it weekly on my Podcast in fact.

Sep 11, 2017 07:37 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I say names 3 times during busy parties, when I'm introduced - when moving to the next person, I will say something like, "Nice to meet you, Inna" (calling their name) so that solidifies it in my memory. 

I'm better at retention when I hear or see something - selective memory with reading!

Sep 11, 2017 07:17 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Inna Ivchenko No special techniques. My memory is still hanging in there.

Sep 11, 2017 06:51 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No special tricks. I prefer to focus on one task at a time and to have a full schedule.

Sep 11, 2017 06:44 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I link to link things to what is visual. Linking in my head an adresss to a famous sports player. Rememberng where people are from such as Boston Rob

Sep 11, 2017 05:45 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I speak at seminars and use a Mail Chimp iPad app to have people sign in to a created group and then I can mass email that group.

Sep 11, 2017 05:06 AM