Vanessa Griffin (Griffin Real Estate Group)

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LaShonda Solomon
Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage - Kennesaw, GA
Serving Cobb, Paulding, Douglas, Bartow Counties

My first year in real estate, I had a productivity coach.  Unfortunately, it was not very beneficial to my business.  I later had another productivity coach that was a salaried employee of the broker, I was more receptive to the program because this coach seemed genuinely interested in my success.  I am about to start another coaching program this week.  I cant wait to see where this will take my business. 

Sep 25, 2017 01:14 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

The CORE is exceptional as far as I'm concerned - they turned my business around and expensive as they may be, it paid for itself for two full years by the end of the first semester with them!

Sep 24, 2017 07:44 PM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Buffini & Company TURNED MY JOB INTO A CAREER; 18+ YEARS BEEN WITH THEM!

Sep 24, 2017 06:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have no experience with a coach. 

Sep 25, 2017 05:10 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

When I joined KW I was automatically enrolled into the coaching program, I have two coaches and they have been very valuable..

Sep 24, 2017 06:58 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I had a business coach and it was a good experience though quite expensive.

Sep 24, 2017 06:19 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Neither good nor bad... just nothing that really "paid off" for the investment.

Sep 26, 2017 01:51 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Vanessa,

We were each other's coach, and it worked for us.  I think selection is very important when it comes to coaching.  I have seen both good and bad selection.  Like with everything else, what works for one person does not for another.  Know yourself and go from there, as it has to be a fit.  A

Sep 25, 2017 01:44 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Sandy had a bad one with a well-known nationally acclaimed company locally based. She did not tell her anything she didn't already know and kept trying to upsell her.

Sep 25, 2017 12:10 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I never used a real estate coach.... 

Sep 25, 2017 09:44 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I have not had any good experiences. To each their own. Some people feel they need a coach.  I do things that work for me. I have so many better things to spend my money on.  Good luck.

Sep 25, 2017 06:56 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Vanessa Griffin - excellent experience with Buffini & Company!

If you do what is suggested, you just can't go wrong!

Sep 24, 2017 10:46 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Be prepared to pay some serious $$$

Sep 24, 2017 06:28 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Yes, I did the coaching thing when I first started - won't do it again

Sep 25, 2017 12:45 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've had good experiences being around MIKE Ferry back in the day.  My father who was a personal client of his (directly coached by him) and later became one of his coaches, had wonderful experiences and benefited from it.

 

Coaching in RE is like coaching at the gym or in sports, if you put in the time and do what they tell you to do, you'll reap the benefits.  If you sign up and do nothing, you won't have any positive results.

Sep 25, 2017 10:04 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Keller Williams has intercompany coaching programs. Some I like, others I don't

Sep 25, 2017 08:43 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You have received some good suggestions.

Sep 25, 2017 06:30 AM
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JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

I had a business coach for a short time. She was very helpful in getting me to understand the blocks I was putting in my own way. The coaching helped increase business. I would like to sign up again. 

Sep 25, 2017 06:06 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

No, I've never used a real estate coach. I guess it makes sense if you are unable to build the business on your own or are looking for fast growth.

Sep 25, 2017 05:25 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Take some time to understand each coach's approach and determine with which you are most comfortable. Only then does cost become a factor.

Sep 25, 2017 05:16 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

While some receive much value from having a coach, I have never felt the need.

Sep 25, 2017 04:51 AM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Debbie De Grote, pricey, but her training pays dividends!

Sep 24, 2017 11:49 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I had a great experience, but infortuantley she decided to stop coaching and get back into sales. I imagine there are some Rainers here who can help.

Sep 24, 2017 08:40 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I never have used one but interested in the answers.

Sep 24, 2017 08:09 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have been to several Buffini seminars, but never had a coach.  

Sep 27, 2017 06:56 AM
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Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

In 2006 I paid $600 a month just to have a Tony Robbins coach yell at me on the phone as to why I didnt get something done that I was supposed to from the last call. Needless to say that didnt last too long. 

Sep 26, 2017 02:03 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I tried different couches but still not sure who to choose. I do believe having an accountability supervisor for your business is valuable. 

Sep 26, 2017 12:54 AM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Before you hire a coach make sure you are a good fit for the coach and the coach for you. 

Make the commitment. Without the commitment it is hard to reach your goals.

Choose a coach that is not working for a coach, in other words, get a coach who is actually doing the coaching unless you are buying a system. 

Make sure you are alligned with their methodoligies. If the coach is going to tell you to make 25 cold calls every morning and knock on 12 doors, is that something you will never ever do? If you are not going to do it, no coach is going to be able to pursuade you to do it. So don't hire a coach that you are not willing to follow their program. 

I hire coaches for all different aspects of business and even personal life. I totally believe in masterminds and accoutablility partners too. 

It is a great step for you and your business, choose the best match. Katerina 

Sep 25, 2017 06:09 PM
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Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Winter Haven, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

I have not but I'm sure its helpful if you are willing to listen and implement what they tell you. 

Sep 25, 2017 05:59 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I've never used one, so I can't say.

Sep 25, 2017 06:29 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I had a good experience with the late Howard Brinton

Sep 25, 2017 05:16 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No, but I have had mentors like Pat Zaby and Howard Britton that were positive.

Sep 25, 2017 04:55 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Some people are coachable, others aren't.

Sep 25, 2017 04:42 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Excellent experience with Mike Ferry 1 on 1 coaching back in 2004-2006.  The key coaches from that organization are now coaches at Keller Williams!

Sep 25, 2017 04:36 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Some agents who's motivation is split commission showing the ropes. A few prefer to mentor others with respect not over $. You need to figure out the motivation as top agents are often too busy to spend time with rookies.

Sep 24, 2017 10:06 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have neve heard of it

Sep 24, 2017 06:53 PM