Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I honestly don't know that I have "trade" secrets to share. I'll share knowledge with anyone, because I figured out a long time ago people always ask and then don't follow up or do anything based on the knowledge imparted. Mostly because they are often looking for that "silver bullet" and it's nothing but hard work.

Jan 24, 2016 08:20 PM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

There are no secrets.... There's execution.  ;)

Jan 24, 2016 08:49 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I like Nina Hollander 's answer- if I have anything to share, I am happy to share it - but I get much more from AR than I have to give. 

Jan 24, 2016 09:45 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I can give real and good advice without giving away all my secrets

Jan 24, 2016 09:43 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I share the market is large plus I doubt I have come up with something that someone else has not already done.

Jan 24, 2016 09:32 PM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I don't worrie about giving trade or knowledge, I am happy to share information.

Jan 24, 2016 09:12 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have learned a lot here and like to share what I know.

Jan 24, 2016 08:19 PM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

I share my knowledge and experiences while I learn from others.

Jan 24, 2016 07:56 PM
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

We are a sharing community.  So I share and I learn.  It's makes us all better and takes us all to a higher level.

Jan 24, 2016 07:42 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good morning Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Broker, Tacoma Washington . We compete in different markets. Why not?

Jan 24, 2016 05:09 PM
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

I like sharing

Jan 24, 2016 04:40 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Broker, Tacoma Washington - if it's easy, I do not mind sharing it.

That's what I like about AR.

I learn a lot from others, I don't mind sharing my 'so-called' secrets here in 'Rain.

Jan 24, 2016 03:04 PM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Not sure that I have trade secrets, Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Broker, Tacoma Washington ... but if I do, I don't worry about trading much.  I find that most will not follow advice ... or follow it consistently or long enough ... to do them much good.  Too much work ...


Jan 25, 2016 12:55 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

No I don't tell everything I do.

Jan 24, 2016 11:51 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Broker, Tacoma Washington I don't believe there are any trade secrets in this business. I do like to share knowledge.

Jan 24, 2016 10:22 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Yes I do here on AR but not to someone directly I know in my market. That might sound nasty but they are my competitors right?

Here on AR I pretty much share as much help as I possible can & know.

Jan 24, 2016 10:15 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

If asked, I will answer. Not sure I have any real secrets!

Jan 24, 2016 09:50 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Actually, I expect those who REALLY want to know will take the second step and pick up the phone or send me a message.

I NEVER share the real trade secrets.
I do however, suggest such secrets exist. 

The outcome: No one takes step two.

Jan 24, 2016 09:01 PM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I don't really consider them trade secrets, but rather just encouragement and support. The only person I really compete with is myself. 

Jan 24, 2016 08:38 PM
Robert Smith
Preview Properties, PC - - Brighton, MI
SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan

What Nina Hollander said!

An early mentor of mine said he'd tell me everything he does to be successful, as he would with others.  Most will not do the 'work' needed, even when it is a proven method to success.

Jan 24, 2016 08:27 PM
Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

Of course!                                                           not.

Jan 24, 2016 08:01 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I give it to them in small portions .

Jan 24, 2016 08:00 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Paul. I don't worry about giving away knowledge or trade secrets.

Jan 24, 2016 04:59 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Paul - I think Nina nailed it with her answer. I am willing to share anything because I am pretty sure I am not doing anything unique in the industry.

Jan 26, 2016 03:15 PM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I don't have trade secrets as of yet.. I will answer questions and share my experiences.  I also appreciate the information shared by others. 

Jan 25, 2016 02:34 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

There are personal trade secrets that just couldn't be explained or appreciated.

Jan 25, 2016 12:11 PM
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

The nice thing about Active Rain is that these members are not my direct competitors.  Anything I do can be found in a book.

Jan 25, 2016 10:08 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

not enough room in one of these little boxes to give away any real trade secrets, just enough room for quick hints and tips.


Jan 25, 2016 09:59 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

No I don't. I pick and choose what questions I want to answer. 

Jan 25, 2016 08:59 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Do you really want the truth or can I lie a bit?

Jan 25, 2016 07:25 AM
Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

If someone asks me a question I try to answer it for them. I have no trade secrets.

Jan 25, 2016 05:21 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, I don't have the time to write them out.  I wouldn't mind giving them out since it mostly depends on hard work and persistence and those asking here are looking for a quick fix, and probably never utilize the tips I would give.

Jan 25, 2016 05:20 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Broker, Tacoma Washington - there is no way to convey trade secrets in a response to a question in the Q&A section here in the rain. It's just all too involved ... and it all has to be implemented which most don't do even when we do share.

Jan 25, 2016 05:14 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I am grateful for all the knowledge and expertise that is shared here on AR. Hence, I would like to reciprocate what I can. It is not just the know how, but how one applies that knowledge that dictates one's path to success.

Jan 25, 2016 04:09 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

When I have knowledge and experiences over many years in Real Estate, I would gladly share Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Broker, Tacoma Washington.  What little I do know or have observed, at this point, I can share now.  I have learned alot from just reading comments, and am very grateful for that knowledge.  I don't know if I would ever have trade secrets, just ones that work for me, and everyone is different.

Jan 25, 2016 03:49 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Most things yes, but certain things I do keep to myself.

Jan 25, 2016 01:55 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Yes....always.... there are no secrets in real estate.... everyone has his/her own style....

Jan 25, 2016 12:03 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

I agree with Scott Godzyk.

Jan 25, 2016 12:00 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

I have no issues sharing "my trade secrets", doesn't matter if the person is in my market or not. Sharing is caring, give and it shall come back to you!

Jan 24, 2016 11:51 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

They can ask

Jan 24, 2016 10:51 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Nothing super secret, but there is very little in that category these days anyway.

Jan 24, 2016 09:59 PM
Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

There's enough "secrets" shared here to make everyone multi-millionaires. Implementing them... well, that's different story. 

Jan 24, 2016 09:52 PM