Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)

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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Taking leadership roles in the regional builders association was very helpful for the advancement of my real estate career. Many of my agents have become industry leaders. One of my former agents is now a past president of NAR.

Jul 23, 2015 11:13 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

listings.listings.listings. sounds simple, but dont chase buyers, chase listings. i would list the right one for free so i can get the action off it. and i have a secret i cant tell anyone. cause i would have to kill you.lol jk. but its true...im serious. listings!!

Jul 23, 2015 02:22 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

finding a niche is not an easy task and most never find it, Evelyn....if one is fortunate enough to have found it, then that person has been blessed....and that's how I feel everyday.... agents use the word "burnout'....there is no such word in my vocabulary....if I need a break, I take a day off... I love what I do and I can do it from anywhere.... what I use to do with new construction, my team members have been trained and are well versed now.... I just market....

Jul 23, 2015 10:58 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Evelyn. Had to figure out how I was going to do my business in a way that was unique, it came down to building a 100% referral based business.

Jul 23, 2015 07:16 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


There are zillions of answers out there that have been shared.  We had a brand, a niche, and a track record that was impeccable.  I am not sharing anything new, nor is anyone else here.  It is really up to you,  There are people who read everything and don't apply a thing to their practice.  They see problems, they don't listen.  This is why we select our clients very carefully...A

Jul 24, 2015 01:20 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Patience and follow-through

Jul 23, 2015 11:56 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

My sphere of influence.  Still accounts for about 70% of my business.

Jul 23, 2015 10:29 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Friday morning Evelyn. Working hard, delivering good product  and marketing effectively.

Jul 23, 2015 07:11 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

The decision to Take Action!


Jul 23, 2015 01:32 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Evelyn Johnston - working by referrals and yes, ActiveRain! At one point I was about to take 'U' turn, What kept me going was blogging on ActiveRain and calling my sphere of influence.

Jul 24, 2015 12:51 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Career soar? Answer phone and deliver solutions.

Share? No. But when asked I am very generous. In 2.5 years one person did ask about creating inventory and anohter wanted FREE access to CIS score.

This seem to convey to me AR has more judges than seekers.


Jul 23, 2015 10:09 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I don't think one thing is responsible but a series of good practices with a little luck mixed in.

Sep 09, 2016 12:23 PM
Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI
Century 21 Town and Country - Royal Oak, MI
#11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World

I took a real estate sales class.  Old school as it gets Floyd Wickman star makers. And yes I have encouraged Many agents in my office to do the same.

Jul 30, 2015 12:40 PM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

I share all that I have.....Wish other would share their secrets ot success... .LOL

Jul 30, 2015 06:13 AM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

The riches are in the niches...stop trying to be a jack of all trades.  


Jul 24, 2015 07:32 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

First, specialization in investment real estate. It is important if you are a large enough market area to know something so cold and so well that you can't be surpassed. Second, it takes courage not to worry about what you may be missing. Third, being involved in local, state, and national leadership in real estate has opened up opportunity for learning and sharing that you can't get otherwise.

Jul 24, 2015 06:20 AM
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

Work.  It doesn't get much simpler.  And the other thing was always looking out for the client.  If you do those two things, success will come.

Jul 24, 2015 04:36 AM