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854,716
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Have thick skin and let things I can not control pass

Feb 02, 2018 05:34 AM
Rainmaker
576,889
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Put EVERYTHING in writing, keep detailed documentation

Feb 02, 2018 05:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,847,189
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

That I don't know it all 

Feb 02, 2018 07:33 AM
Rainmaker
5,123,799
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I've learned how to say "NO"....

Feb 02, 2018 07:25 AM
Ambassador
3,447,165
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Every single thing you do is for THEM, not me.

Educate, advocate, protect and CARE about every single client as though they were your own parents or children...every. single. one. of. them.

Feb 02, 2018 09:18 PM
Ambassador
4,301,228
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem - Patience!

Feb 02, 2018 08:55 PM
Rainmaker
273,988
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

That if folks have acted a certain way one time, they will probably act that way a second time Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem.  And, that trying to be more patient with clients is not always going to happen, no matter how hard you try!

Feb 02, 2018 06:21 PM
Rainer
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Susan Hale
Re/Max Realty of Defiance,Inc. - Defiance, OH
Re/Max Northwest Ohio Realtor

Keep many notes in an organized way. Stop grabbing an envelope or back side of something to write info on from inquiries you receive! Buyers don't always purchase the type of houses they said they want. Keep in touch with your customers and set money aside for your quarterly taxes!!!  Sorry did top 4:-)

Feb 02, 2018 12:00 PM
Ambassador
4,374,302
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Concentrate on the One Thing, generally lead gen

Feb 02, 2018 09:35 AM
Rainmaker
2,827,176
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly are all alive and well in Real Estate.

Feb 02, 2018 08:54 AM
Rainmaker
574,663
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I'm not #1, YOU are!

Feb 02, 2018 08:50 AM
Rainmaker
5,509,093
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Save a lot of money for a comfortable retirement.

Feb 02, 2018 06:36 AM
Rainmaker
391,901
PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Modern Tools for the Modern Agent

Great question - love the answers! How about you? What's the most important thing you've learned, Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem? - Tim 

Feb 02, 2018 11:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,144,865
Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Ormond Beach, FL
Regal Christie's International Real Estate

So many good answers here. Most important though is to keep detailed records of everything. Every conversation, text, email, etc. never know when you might need it. 

Feb 02, 2018 08:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,369,642
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

You'll get gobs of answers here, from last months contest entries. 

Feb 02, 2018 07:37 AM
Rainer
116,885
Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

Different people want different things.  Getting to know what the buyer wants is key to helping them with their housing needs. 

Feb 02, 2018 07:27 AM
Rainmaker
4,577,318
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Lesley,

Be kind whenever possible, it is always possible.  Dalai Lama

Feb 02, 2018 07:10 AM
Rainmaker
2,485,707
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

That is all evolves around people and not just their shells but their inners

Feb 02, 2018 06:08 AM
Rainmaker
3,052,933
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Trust but verify

Feb 02, 2018 05:19 AM
Ambassador
1,656,561
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Adaptability.

Feb 02, 2018 04:49 AM
Rainmaker
3,368,359
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

If you keep calm, you accomplish much more!

Feb 02, 2018 04:37 AM
Rainmaker
3,215,527
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

That I'm crazy to have done this for 25 years? Seriously, it's all about the client and not the money. Keep faith with your clients and the money will follow.

Feb 02, 2018 04:08 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

If you don't work yoiu don't get paid!

Feb 02, 2018 08:22 PM
Ambassador
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

How and if I succeed is up to me.

Feb 02, 2018 07:22 PM
Ambassador
2,191,051
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hmmm...I've learned so much. Some things are more important than others, but it all comes in handy. 

Feb 02, 2018 06:58 PM
Ambassador
3,113,723
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

People are funny...

Feb 02, 2018 06:36 PM
Ambassador
2,896,987
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

document document document

Feb 02, 2018 02:22 PM
Rainmaker
3,244,741
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

That you listen to Barbara Tadaro and do lots of Direct Mail!

 

Feb 02, 2018 12:44 PM
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

Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent nailed this one!

Feb 02, 2018 06:20 AM
Rainmaker
781,368
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Respect the opportunity.

...even if the other side is greatly distracted.

Deep water sustains life, fast water destroys things.

Feb 02, 2018 05:38 AM
Rainmaker
3,129,575
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Keep the pipeline full, prospect every day.

Feb 02, 2018 04:58 AM
Rainmaker
4,162,374
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I think that list is REALLY long!

Feb 04, 2018 08:58 AM
Rainmaker
1,264,562
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If it's not in writting, it doesn't exist.

Feb 03, 2018 08:07 AM
Rainmaker
4,797,872
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I am still learning.

Feb 03, 2018 06:53 AM
Rainmaker
4,432,467
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Lots of things.

Feb 02, 2018 06:39 AM
Rainmaker
1,384,427
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem Don't count your money until you cash the check.

Feb 02, 2018 06:20 AM