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941,170
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'm not facing any problems; just the ever changing challenges.

Oct 21, 2017 12:01 AM
Rainmaker
417,585
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I like Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro 's response. Every "issue" can be treated as a problem or as a challenge and an opportunity to grow. For me, it is how can I keep positioning the company to stay ahead of the competition?

Oct 21, 2017 08:28 AM
Rainmaker
3,213,068
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't have any "big" problems to solve... it's steady as she goes.

Oct 21, 2017 04:30 AM
Ambassador
3,444,820
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Finding more time without hiring another assistant! Like Richard L. McKinney P.A. said, time management seems to keep returning as a popular challenge in my business as well.

Oct 20, 2017 10:16 PM
Ambassador
4,370,864
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Govt interference has always been the biggest headache.

Oct 20, 2017 08:14 PM
Rainmaker
1,263,342
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

How to keep my puppy from dropping her marrow bone on the wood floor, 3ft from me, when I'm on calls!

Oct 21, 2017 03:37 PM
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2,363,990
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Sell a listing in a tough price range.

Oct 20, 2017 09:16 PM
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140,000
Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

My biggest problem by far is Time Management.  Any agent that sells more than 50 transaction sides per year will say the same thing.

Other agents may say that lead generation, bad home inspectors or low appraisals are their biggest problems. But the truth is they just don't realize that their time management stinks. Mostly bc they are lazy. 

At this time last year I made a commitment to time management and it paid off! I have doubled my business! And I'm not talking about going from 10 to 20 deals a year .. I will have well over 115 transaction sides this year and over 20 million in closed volume. 

Basically, I committed to a transaction coordinator, I actually used the CRM that I already had and added two good agents to my team. Next, I set goals, developed a business plan and drilled that plan all the way down to my daily tasks. I also completely eliminated things that brought in little to no business such as blogging, seo, facebook ads and my personal web site. I decided to only do the job that pays me $100 per hour (sell real estate) instead of one that pays $10 to $15 an hour (peck away on the puter). So I passed these activities on to my Trans Cord. 

The most amazing thing about my new strategy is that I actually have more time off! It's true!

My plan for next year is even better Time Management and that business plan is almost complete. 

 

I strongly suggest that agents read The Millionaire Agent. If you know your business and local market AND put this book into action, you will succeed.

Oct 20, 2017 09:12 PM
Rainmaker
4,573,843
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

James,

Bob Crane makes a great point.  A  We have not problems, what are yours?

Oct 20, 2017 08:16 PM
Ambassador
3,983,717
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I can't say any of it is a problem. I have many projects in the works and wish I had more time to get them all started sooner than later.

Oct 21, 2017 07:40 PM
Rainmaker
5,120,172
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I have no problems, at this time....

Oct 21, 2017 08:59 AM
Rainmaker
5,506,388
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No problems and life is good.

Oct 21, 2017 08:52 AM
Rainmaker
2,826,521
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Lack of inventory and out of control bidding wars driving the price of homes to the moon.  I have no control over that. No way to solve it. 

Oct 21, 2017 08:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,557,904
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Attracting web visitors. 

Oct 21, 2017 06:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,113,149
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Time management. 

Oct 21, 2017 06:06 AM
Rainmaker
569,260
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Training others to take over portions of my business so I'm working ON the business, not IN the business.

Oct 21, 2017 06:05 AM
Rainmaker
3,054,229
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Nina Hollander nailed this one!

Oct 21, 2017 05:01 AM
Rainmaker
3,051,168
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The only things that become problems are the ones i can not control, these days that is the appraisal. How they are 2-3 weeks behind stalling sales and even worse, they bring in out of town and even out of state appraisers who butcher such an easy task killing deals. 

Oct 21, 2017 04:56 AM
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1,656,111
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Selling the business. Not a huge problem, just the details.

Oct 21, 2017 04:02 AM
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244,702
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Do I step away for the next two years to take care of my newborn son, or plug along and do the best I can with the time and commitments I have

Oct 21, 2017 09:39 PM
Rainmaker
3,427,331
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I truly look at "problems" as opportunities. 

Life and real estate involves perspective. 

Stepping back.  Focus.  Re-focus.  Ask qustions.  Carefully listen.  Learn. 

Rinse.

Repeat.

Oct 21, 2017 01:51 PM
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4,069,960
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Time management comes to mind

Oct 21, 2017 11:05 AM
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1,272,404
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Simple... I want more listings!

Oct 21, 2017 09:19 AM
Rainmaker
1,559,430
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Listing prices are way too high for many buyers to afford.

Oct 21, 2017 08:12 AM
Rainmaker
4,797,822
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

How to exit gracefully.

Oct 21, 2017 07:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,846,699
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

How to be two places at once ?

Oct 21, 2017 06:05 AM
Rainmaker
3,365,891
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

None really at this point!

Oct 21, 2017 05:52 AM
Rainmaker
351,362
Jay McHugh
SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert - Boston, MA
YOUR SendOutCard Mentor

Getting my agents 400 of them to average 3 more sides in 2018  to bring us over 5300 sides and #1 here in New England....

Oct 21, 2017 03:21 AM
Rainmaker
3,983,713
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It changes all the time

Oct 20, 2017 08:31 PM
Rainmaker
310,805
Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate
The Climer School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
The Best Real Estate School in Florida

Automating funnel marketing for each class

Oct 22, 2017 08:04 AM
Rainmaker
844,113
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

No problems to solve but keeping up with the industry changes can be a challenge.

Oct 21, 2017 09:50 PM
Rainmaker
2,485,290
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

No problems...just business as usual

Oct 21, 2017 05:40 AM
Rainmaker
4,432,467
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

None.

Oct 21, 2017 05:21 AM
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4,301,228
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Focus!

Jun 29, 2018 11:29 PM
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1,040,855
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I would say possibly keeping up with the internet changes that are so constant and adapting to them.

Jan 09, 2018 12:34 PM
Rainmaker
4,160,435
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Trying to balance work and adding in social media more.

Oct 25, 2017 11:13 AM
Rainmaker
1,368,392
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

When I was working it was dealing with lazy and/or incompetent agents and other so-called professionals.

Oct 24, 2017 11:01 AM
Rainmaker
334,479
Mayra Espinosa Realtor San Mateo Pacifica Homes
Red C Realty| Call 650-996-8961 - San Mateo, CA
Pacifica -San Mateo,CA Real Estate agent, Buy,sell

I am facing a challenge, not a problem.  It is getting more potential buyers and sellers to my brand new website. 

Oct 23, 2017 07:30 PM
Rainmaker
818,692
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Lack of inventory and sellers waiting until spring.

Oct 23, 2017 12:33 PM
Rainmaker
3,242,525
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hitting the numbers every quarter.

Oct 23, 2017 11:11 AM
Rainer
65,072
Steve Bracero
Heisler and Mattson - Shrewsbury, MA
First Time Homebuyer and Investor Specialist

time blocking, executing daily 

Oct 23, 2017 03:57 AM
Rainmaker
780,873
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Don't break the chain!

The biggest issue new and newly established agents face is breaking the chain. They happen upon something that works, results come in but they break the chain by chasing a shiny thing and never get to that 'going steady' repeatability.

Oct 21, 2017 08:03 AM