Richie Alan  Naggar, agent & author  (people first...then business Ran Right Realty )

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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

iPhone alarms, Google Calendar reminder alerts and a good old fashioned "bible": which is my day planner-pen to paper. It takes all 3 to remind me.

Nov 23, 2017 01:50 PM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Been like that for years now. I always have notepads close by, even in my car.

But I use my smartphone recorder as often as I can, with the push of one button. "Note to self"....

Nov 24, 2017 05:41 AM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i dont make appointments. so i cant be late :)

Nov 23, 2017 03:46 PM
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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

LOL I dictate to Notes. I write many a posts while I'm driving - by dictating my thoughts into Notes!

I have used the voice recorder but, I don't like to listen to myself so, I went back to Notes!

Nov 23, 2017 01:38 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Write it down, take a photo, or a note on my iPhone.

Nov 24, 2017 05:35 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I'm old school with my calendar & to do lists.  Love my iphone reminders too and use them routinely.  It all works like a charm!  ;0

Nov 24, 2017 05:32 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I still use a notebook to write things down.

Nov 24, 2017 03:44 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do it all.......I write it down, write my to-do lists, add to my schedule and remindings.....and even write on my hand not to forget.

Nov 23, 2017 09:50 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yep, lists, notes on my phone, calendar alerts all needed. Some stuff I DO remember.

Nov 23, 2017 09:07 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

If I don't write it down it is history

Nov 23, 2017 08:14 PM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I so lists and reminders too...

Nov 23, 2017 08:01 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

Very true, as long as they are written somewhere that they can be retrieved and reviewed later.

Nov 23, 2017 07:50 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I use Google calendar and notes in my phone and iPad to keep me straight. I can still remember most things without getting the reminders but know that will change. 

Nov 23, 2017 06:24 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I have been, continue to be, and suspect I will always be a list-driven person. I'd venture to guess that less than 2% of what I do is not on a list. I prefer pen and paper.  I have a notepad and pen in my car, purse, office, kitchen, and in the table next to my TV.  

All business matters are on my electronic calendar ... with reminders and follow ups.  My notepads are for lists of things to get done, grocery lists, erands I need to run, gifts I need to buy, etc.  

Nov 23, 2017 06:10 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Let's hear it for making lists and then checking them twice, thrice if necessary -- just sayin'

Nov 23, 2017 05:00 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Yes, I'm the queen of notes!

Nov 23, 2017 04:51 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Ai yi yi. I make detailed lists of everything all over my house. Invariably, I forget to take the list. Then, I have to remote view what was on the list to begin with. Which I usually can. It sucks to be me LOL

Nov 23, 2017 01:38 PM
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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

Guilty... gotta have my list and delayed text reminders.  And, I'm not ashamed to asked for my senior discount either.  Happy Thanksgiving, Richie. 

Nov 23, 2017 01:26 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have been using those tools for a long time. 

Nov 24, 2017 05:50 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

Sounds like a plan.

Nov 24, 2017 04:55 AM
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Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

I use Notes because what ever I post there will show on my Ipads, Laptop and desktop. 

Nov 24, 2017 04:44 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I rarely use pen/paper anymore for notes or reminders.  I use my iphone and it syns to my laptop, desktop and ipad... There's no fogetting..  If I have an appointment on a Monday morning, I usually put a reminder in sometime on Sunday afternoon..

Nov 24, 2017 04:39 AM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I use the calendar on my phone and the task feature to remind me of things and times. I still like to write to do lists though. I also keep a dry erase marker on the bathroom counter and write reminders on my mirror at night. 

Nov 24, 2017 03:48 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

My I Phone is my alarm clock

Nov 24, 2017 03:48 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

You are right-but it comes back to me in the middle of the night.

Nov 24, 2017 03:44 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I agree

Nov 24, 2017 02:57 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

But of course - it's always interesting to read these lists days/weeks/years later!! 

Nov 24, 2017 02:23 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I have not explored the “Reminders” function on iOS, but I do feel like I have to get everything I want to do, in my calendar on my device. Thank goodness for syncing 

Nov 23, 2017 07:58 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

My memory is pretty good but I do try to document and I put appointments into my memo minder

Nov 23, 2017 05:55 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Use what works best for you. Everything should be recorded in the contact records in your database.

Nov 23, 2017 03:43 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

If it's not on my calendar it probably won't happen.

Nov 23, 2017 03:35 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I haven't tried that yet.... so far so good with remembering and/or writing it down on a "post it"

Nov 23, 2017 03:30 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     That's what my lawyer says about documenting phone calls, showings, text messages, discussions, meetings.  "If it isn't in writing, you have nothing to present in Court.  It never happened."

Nov 23, 2017 03:08 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I agree, my mind becomes too forgetful.

Nov 23, 2017 02:48 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

While my Google calendar is essential to me I still write a lot of notes to myself Richie Alan Naggar .

Nov 23, 2017 02:41 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I never remember to use the reminder function.  

Nov 23, 2017 01:50 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Richie,

Good for you.  I have an excellent memory, unless I am bone tired...A

Nov 23, 2017 01:26 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I write everything down and have lists upon lists. If I don't have pen and paper I send myself an email. -Kasey

Nov 24, 2017 03:01 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I do send myself notes via text or email or an old fashioned note pad on the desk!

Nov 24, 2017 06:39 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Richie Alan Naggar I never did write down a todo list or anything. I do make up a milestone list to make sure everything gets done for a closing.

Nov 24, 2017 06:23 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Same way here, i have to write down at least every evening a review of the next days appointments and tasks. Using the reminder function is a great tool 

Nov 24, 2017 06:22 AM
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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

Thank goodness for reminders, you are right, they may be forgotten.

Nov 27, 2017 07:51 AM
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Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Richie, I'm starting to use my phone more and more. Too many snippets of paper get lost on the sea of paper on my desk.

Nov 25, 2017 08:13 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I keep pen/paper with me everywhere - and I always have my phones notepad

Nov 24, 2017 12:46 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Google Calendar.  I put on reminders as tasks from 9-9 so they stay up there on my phone all day long.

Nov 24, 2017 09:31 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I have an old fashioned notebook in which I scribble EVERYTHING business every single day and have since I became in broker in California in 2009. Lots of scribbles, excerpts of phone conversations, phone numbers when I get the calls. It helps me mostly on a daily basis, but has refreshed my mind on some occasions when I do need to go back. It works for me.

Nov 24, 2017 07:39 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I live by my calendar and reminders. I don't know if I could keep it all straight without them.

Nov 24, 2017 07:36 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

So true, if it doesn't get recorded somewhere, there's a good chance "it" will vanish forever...

Nov 24, 2017 07:28 AM