Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes)

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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Adapt or die.  

Sep 17, 2018 09:45 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The world changes everyday. 

Sep 17, 2018 12:23 PM
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Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

Great question.  Twelve years ago when I started, I had a flip-phone and could barely figure out how to text.  Clients seem to want less interaction with us and they believe they can figure it out on their own.  This has made me emphasize more in my marketing the value I bring as a Realtor besides just a door-unlocker.  

Sep 17, 2018 09:53 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Isn't that a constant in all business? Dinosaurs were unable to adapt and we see what happened there.

Sep 17, 2018 09:40 AM
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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

I've never been the same REALTOR two years in a row. I'm a better agent this year than last and will be an even better agent next yer. Constant training, reading, implementation of new ideas, tools and techniques. What I believe got me here; always pushing myself to improve.

Sep 17, 2018 12:22 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

The world that we live in continues to change, Will Hamm . That includes the business in which we are vested. My business and my daily activities are different now from when I first began as a Realtor. Change is happening constantly.

 

Sep 17, 2018 10:20 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Yes, everyday something new and we have to keep up.

Love technology. It is easier to communicate with the customers - e-sign, video calls. Love it. 

Just got back to the office after "showing" the owners their condo for first time. They bought it without seeing on Action. 

Sep 17, 2018 02:36 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Yes, we are always looking to get new ways. 

As of today there are many good opportunities. Internet is the KING. 

Sep 17, 2018 02:22 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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The world is constantly changing, and so am I.

Sep 17, 2018 11:35 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Will Hamm as long as my methods of marketing continue to work, I'll work as I do right now.... nothing changes.... and I don't expect any changes to occur....

Sep 17, 2018 10:56 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Many of my successful strategies during past years would no longer work in the current and future markets.

Sep 17, 2018 10:55 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Question 1: no... working by referral will always work. Question #2: yes... but no longer looking... I know where I'm heading.

Sep 17, 2018 10:40 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

There will always be new and shiny concepts - but the golden rule always shines upon the tried and true path ...

Sep 17, 2018 09:38 AM
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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

Working my sphere will never get old but, you're darned skippy that we will always face change in our business! That's why we plan and evaluate, rinse & repeat each and every year!

Sep 17, 2018 06:11 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

When one learns the foundational principals one can do it again & again

Sep 17, 2018 05:01 PM
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Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

You have to change with the changing conditions... adapt to what is going on... actually you need to predict a little bit in the future...as if you react based on what's going on, you'll always be behind...

I think everything goes in cycles (in a circle).... what works today may not work tomorrow, however further down the road, it may start working again.

Sep 17, 2018 01:12 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The only thing that is constant is change. Change or get out of the way!

Sep 17, 2018 01:10 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Always changing, always evolving. Right now I am doing that with social media. Throwing most of it into the garbage can.

Sep 17, 2018 05:00 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I am always willing to learn better ways and keep up, but the fundamentals of this business will always be the same

Sep 17, 2018 04:49 PM
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Harjeet Bhatti
MB Financial Bank - Schaumburg, IL
Home Mortgage Consultant 44 States

Something is changing time by time in our industry. We are not same as we were before and we have to change if we want to stay in our business. 

Sep 17, 2018 02:50 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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One no longer can search one's blogs on Google from AR. It was 3 or more blogs with more hits were posted before. Therefore whatever we do today do not amount to anything. No offence. It is time for AR management to disclose what AR can do for us. if spent any efforts getting SEO noticeability.

Yes, we are always looking for another way to get noticed. 

Sep 17, 2018 09:42 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I don't think there is a business on this planet that believes they can keep doing things the same way.  You have to keep up with the changes. A

Sep 17, 2018 03:18 PM
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Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 305-3231556
K1 Realty Group - Pembroke Pines, FL
Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward

I got here strictly thru referrals and emails from my database..Yes, it's a must change..I am seeking other ways..I have a coach now...

Sep 20, 2018 04:26 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

You have to adjust to the market, or be left in the dust.

Sep 20, 2018 10:12 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The basics of customer service, marketing, networking and prospecting will never die.  There will always be new methods of lead gen and some will work while others don't.

Sep 18, 2018 09:25 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes.

Sep 18, 2018 07:29 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I don't spend time thinking gloom and doom thoughts Will. 

 

Sep 18, 2018 06:53 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

Change is a constant in all businesses.

Sep 18, 2018 05:49 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The FUNDAMENTALS have not changed at all.

What has changed is the resources available to the practitioner.

For them the question to answer is, "What do I have the most of, TIME or MONEY.

Success can come from using either efficiently.

In this forum of Active Rain, most respondents are running mature businesses and are prone to EXTREME selection bias. For example some will spew..."I never do open houses," while the other side shouts louder, "Door knocking doesn't work."

Both of course are wrong.  The newbie needs to know the horse they are going to ride, then ride it well.

My business is always evolving. Not because it needs to but because I bore with what is working and has done so for a long time.  Much of what is called change in real estate is nothing more that change driven by agent need for delineation and jumping at the next shiny thing being sold by those who understand the agent mentality. I'm dabbling in new stuff, but the fundamentals never change in the most important occupation on the planet.

Sep 18, 2018 05:40 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Will Hamm - Now I am addicted to ActiveRain....

Sep 17, 2018 10:38 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm doing the opposite, i'm back to old basics: door knocking and direct marketing. 

Sep 17, 2018 09:02 PM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

While adapting and being able to shift is hugely important... still... the biggest mistake I see people make and businesses make is they forget what got them to where they are. They stop doing the basics. The basics are what forms your foundation. People forget to work on their foundation. Then wen the rain comes... they are not prepared... 

Sep 17, 2018 08:29 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

Things are constantly changing, and definitely, our business looks different today than it did 5 years ago, 10 years ago, 15 years ago. And it certainly will look different 5 years, 10 years from now. Always changing and adapting to new innovation and technology. -Kasey

Sep 17, 2018 08:17 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I will be staying the course for the most part.  Change isn't always good

Sep 17, 2018 08:13 PM