Dave Martin (703) 585-4687, Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome (Fairfax Realty)

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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

By Referral Only.

This company has been around for a long, long, long time.

PRO - They have endured the test of time. The stuff works and even those who do not work the Stumpf stuff find value in the program.

PRO - They like to go deep.If you are a learner, a student ready to learn, your teacher has arrived. Work the stuff and it will work for you. The deep human nature learning is empowering.

Con - Did I mention they have been around for a while. What that means is the current product is stacked on top of their 'in the beginning' stuff. Just like Top Producer, what this results in is an extended learning curve and, unfortunately, operation by exception. (decoded: it works this way except when you want to do that)

CON - if you are not a motivated self learner, the library of video can easily sap your energy.

PRO - if your energy is easily sapped, it can be renewed via BRO weekly webinars.

I think the price is right and the well is deep and they actually answer their phone.

CON - do not expect them to review, edit or critique your material. You are expected to use what they invented. 

CON - yes they are infected with NIH syndrome. (Not Invented Here)

YMMV. (Your Mileage May Vary)

Nov 15, 2017 02:04 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Nothing wrong with it. It's definitely time-honored. I think most of us use variations on it on a regular basis whether we know it or not.

Nov 15, 2017 03:41 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   Way back when I was at a seminar or class of his... they wanted major $$$  for their program, so I passed.  Sorry, no experience.

Nov 15, 2017 03:31 PM
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3,444,515
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Thom Abbott is a member of that, I believe. Perhaps he'll share his experience, David Martin

Nov 15, 2017 02:17 PM
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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 work with Buffini & Company; Brian Buffini- who used to be partnered with Joe...and I feel has evolved better with the times than Joe. I did work with Joe back in 2004 briefly. Buffini & Company Is my preference between the two

Nov 15, 2017 07:38 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

They have been around for a while, some rainers have been happy with them.

Nov 15, 2017 04:39 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Nov 15, 2017 04:34 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I was a Member of By Referral ONLY  a number of years ago.  They are a great organization, however it was too expensive to stay on board.

Nov 15, 2017 03:57 PM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Heard of many success stories of agents (first hand stories of agents that I have met) who had used this "By Referral Only" program and process.

Nov 15, 2017 03:15 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I've flirted with it

Nov 15, 2017 03:14 PM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

He did a tape years ago that was the absolute #1 best. I don't know where it is though lol. Didn't know he did this. I might also investigate Brian Buffini.

Nov 15, 2017 03:13 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I've never used his program....

Nov 15, 2017 02:57 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Nver used Joe but he has history.

Nov 15, 2017 02:47 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I've been to his presentation years ago and as far as I know he is in this business for a long time. I did not buy his stuff, but my friend did. 

Nov 15, 2017 08:40 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have had plenty of Joe Stumpf training over the years. I think the principles are sound.

Nov 15, 2017 08:25 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I have heard the cost is high for what you get and I don't know anyone using his program. Talk with Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro about Brian Buffini as an option.

Nov 15, 2017 07:59 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Sorry, I have no personal experience with Joe’s program 

Nov 15, 2017 04:29 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

David Martin I have not used By Referral Only yet.

Nov 15, 2017 04:06 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I went to one of his introduction seminars 10+ years ago. It was ok, but I wasn't sold. If people wanted more, they had to whip out their credit cards. That sales tactic infuriates me. " This program cost's $5000.00, but if you buy it today, you can get it for $4295.00" at the time, Joe Stumph, Mike Ferry, Brian Buffini, and Floyd Wickman seemed to be the most popular coaches in this area. I'm sure people could find pros and cons with all 4 of those.

Nov 15, 2017 03:28 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

David,

I know nothing about it, and none of our clients use it.  A

Nov 15, 2017 03:02 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not used their program.

Nov 15, 2017 02:12 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

No. I don't.

Nov 22, 2018 08:27 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Interesting question and great answers.

Thank you.

Nov 22, 2018 08:09 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I think Joe Stumpf does a great job.

 

Nov 17, 2017 04:27 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

good luck.

Nov 16, 2017 02:45 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Thomas and Annette have your answer.

Nov 16, 2017 09:28 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Nothing good or positive to say ... I've never been one to pay thousands of dollars to become a sheeple. 

Nov 16, 2017 08:21 AM
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Cathy Starkweather
La Rosa Realty, LLC. - Celebration, FL

I've heard good things but not tried it myself.

Nov 16, 2017 07:36 AM
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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 have no experience with them.

Nov 16, 2017 06:38 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

David Martin I have no personal experience, but a friend took his seminar. He has been using it for several years with success.

Nov 16, 2017 06:19 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

When first exposed thought it was too expensive so I passed!

Nov 16, 2017 06:05 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Nothing wrong. I've attended a few of his seminars, but found Brian Buffini's approach to working be referral more to my taste.

Nov 16, 2017 03:45 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

Bob Crane nailed this one!

Nov 16, 2017 03:05 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I can't say I have heard of this

Nov 15, 2017 05:14 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I am with Buffini & Company  - and believe the best when it comes to Working By Referrals.

Sep 09, 2018 11:33 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

Have no experience with By Referral Only.

Nov 18, 2017 07:06 AM