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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I have no questions to ask. I'm usually one of whom questions are asked.

Oct 18, 2017 11:19 AM
James Hoff
Century 21 Award - Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Real Agents Work

First of all "Anonymous" ... we all choose our own tactics but please know that no question is worth more or less than another so do as you please but don't be afraid to "go public."

Second, to answer your question ... I have three that I would likely ask:

1. Aside from the money you can make, what motivates you?

2. How do you get back up after so much rejection and what's your touch that keeps you uplifted and able to brush it off and move on?

3. As a successful and top producing agent, what questions do you find yourself searching for answers on? What are you currently working to improve.


Third, I'm going to add my own comment ... I see many "answers" that don't in fact address your question or provide an answer at all and in a community intended to educate and improve this industry ... that saddens me. It scares me to see agents that already think they know everything or agents that skirt the question and provide an answer that indicated where they get their answers but offer nothing about the type of questions that they would ask.

If you answered this question by providing a response that didn't actually answer the question ... I would ask (because this seems to happen too often when I ask questions as well) that you look at the answer you provided and ask yourself if you actually provided an answer to the question asked ... then I'd invite you to re-answer the question.

In my experience, most "anonymous askers" are newer or already don't feel validated enough to have the confidence to ask a question and your empty answers proliferate the wrong message and work directly against the importance of the message that this community was build to provide.

On a final note "anonymous" ... if I've not answered your question adequately, please feel free to reach out.

I hope you find what you're looking for.

Oct 18, 2017 01:42 PM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Just about everybody who frequents this question board is a Top Producer.  

Oct 18, 2017 01:49 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We work with only top producers, and they all say the same thing.  Time spent face to face!  A

Oct 18, 2017 11:12 AM
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I am with Corinne Guest, Managing Broker on this.  I have zero interest in asking a top producer any questions. As Susan Emo is known for saying ... I keep my eyes on my own work. 

Oct 18, 2017 06:32 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Corinne Guest, Managing Broker and Nina Hollander are right on top of this one - LITERALLY!!!! LOL

Oct 18, 2017 05:33 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Through ActiveRain and my own real estate practice, I am in front of top producers and inspiring agents on a daily basis --- the information they share and I observe is a part of my daily self-improvement plan.   I feel fortunate.  

Oct 18, 2017 12:13 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Becoming an effective listing agent is one of the keys to success. 

If you are interested in learning techinques, study the blogs by Barbara Todaro

Oct 18, 2017 11:13 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Learn to market.... 

Listings are the name of the game....learn how to find them and secure them!


Oct 18, 2017 11:08 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Are you happy?

Oct 18, 2017 10:39 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I would ask about processes and automations, but I would ask someone outside of my market.  There is a 50/50 chance that someone inside your market will not be truthful as you are competition.

Oct 18, 2017 10:34 AM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent


Nobody does share secrets. 

Sep 23, 2018 02:44 PM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL 305-931-6931

Would they answer?

Sep 23, 2018 02:43 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

This  question suggests there is 'ONE THING' that makes the difference between success and good intentions. We all know that is not true.

But, there are many chiches that support that misdiretion such as:

ABC (always be closing)

It's a numbers game

You have to be everywhere.

List or die.

But, if you boil down the ONE THINGS, one will find the engine behind them all is one's fidelity to their commitments.

Oct 18, 2017 10:34 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

You have any answers here.

Oct 19, 2017 04:53 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Nina Hollander nailed this one!

Oct 19, 2017 03:52 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Many good answers.

Oct 18, 2017 05:28 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

The only question I have is why are yo Anonymous?

Oct 18, 2017 12:49 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Would you be willing to mentor me?

Oct 18, 2017 12:30 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor


Oct 18, 2017 11:47 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

What question do you have?

Jun 14, 2018 08:46 PM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

First I would want to know about their particular business model to see if it could be included within my own.

Jan 08, 2018 04:06 PM
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

What is your exit strategy?

Nov 17, 2017 03:19 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Each market and each REALTOR have different niches, and we should do what works.

Oct 21, 2017 06:59 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Most of what a "top producer" does may not be relevant to my business model. I come to ActiveRain to learn, share as it's done openly. 
I would first ask you to define a "top producer". Many will probably answer this with amount of earnings, then I would ask you, is money everything? If you truly enjoy what you do, you will find a way to earn the amount of income you wish without mimicking other agents.

Oct 19, 2017 09:29 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Just ask.

Oct 19, 2017 06:50 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Learn to list and you will last!

Oct 19, 2017 06:37 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

What is your #1 strategy for making it through the lean times?

Oct 19, 2017 05:14 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Ask them about how to leverage your reputation.

Oct 19, 2017 04:04 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

How much they spend on marketing

Oct 19, 2017 02:42 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

What is their big Why? What motivates her to push herself forward and keep taking more responsibility. Does she has balance in her life or it is just work and no life? 

Oct 18, 2017 11:05 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have probably already asked them all the important questions.  The nice thing about KW is we have lots of those folks ready to answer and coach us all the time.

Oct 18, 2017 12:26 PM