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Liz and Bill Spear
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Plan a vacation.  Sure fire, every time you get ready to go out of town and want to be left alone, THAT is when everyone comes out of the woodwork.

Apr 26, 2016 10:36 AM
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Apr 26, 2016 10:01 AM
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Apr 26, 2016 10:24 AM
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John Meussner
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Liz and Bill Spear nailed it!!!  Surefire, without fail, 100% guaranteed way to bring in a ton of business immediately, is to make vacation plans to be out of the office.  

Apr 26, 2016 10:49 AM
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Apr 26, 2016 10:20 AM
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Apr 26, 2016 11:30 PM
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Hi John --- I checked others' responses first before channeling Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers "parked and reading".   

Bill Liz and Bill Spear have a tried and true method for an increased business strategy.  

Apr 26, 2016 08:56 PM
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I'm with Liz and Bill Spear ,

Right before I'm leaving for a vacation..the phone won't stop ringing. I always have lots of help lined up because they will be handling it..when I'm gone..I'm gone!!

Apr 26, 2016 11:37 AM
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Mary Yonkers
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Plan a vacation as Liz and Bill Spear said.  Always works.

Apr 26, 2016 11:07 AM
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I agree with planning a vacation.  Once I'm mentally geared for time off I get busy.

Apr 26, 2016 11:03 AM
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Michael J. Perry
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I like the vacation idea !

Apr 26, 2016 10:55 AM
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Shawn and Angela Miller
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Learn hypnotism.  Then go into the public hypnotise everyone you see. They'll believe your the only agent in town and will have to use you!

Apr 26, 2016 10:28 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
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My vacations are always covered so that doesn't really do it for me.

However, if I want the best ROI, I up my advertising for 2 days and BAM - lots of new clients

Apr 27, 2016 01:14 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
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Take time for your self and be present for your clients.

Apr 26, 2016 10:47 PM
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Debra Leisek
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Think I will plan a vacation.... that was a great answer and oh so true!

Apr 26, 2016 06:12 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning John. It never fails, let it be known that you are leaving on vacation, it just seems to go crazy. We were in California for a week, the week leading up to it was crazy.

Apr 26, 2016 05:17 PM
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Ha, doesn't have to be a vacation for me, it can be as simple as planning to clean my office that day or sneaking away for a short nap.

Apr 26, 2016 03:13 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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What Liz and Bill Spear said!

Apr 26, 2016 01:49 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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Plan a two week trip to Paris!

Apr 26, 2016 01:37 PM
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agree with @Liz and Bill Spear 

Apr 26, 2016 01:19 PM
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Liz and Bill Spear nailed it. I'm expecting an explosion in May, going to be gone for almost a week with good company like Praful Thakkar at Buffini & Company's Peak Experience!

Apr 26, 2016 12:30 PM
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Work your sphere of influence and follow through, then go on vacation!

Apr 26, 2016 11:57 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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I've found showing up for work works pretty good John Meussner 

Apr 26, 2016 11:52 AM
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I dont know the silver bullet John, lots of ways to do some of these things, but sometimes when you make that phone ring too easily it leads to a lot of wasted time with unqualified people, thus actually cutting into the money end of things.

Apr 26, 2016 11:20 AM
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Surefire and immediate? Are you sending out checks?

Apr 26, 2016 10:45 AM
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John,

I have not a clue of any surefire approach...I am looking forward to hearing yours, always willing to learn something new.  A

Apr 26, 2016 10:19 AM
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Joan Cox
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I was going to answer go somewhere on vacation too! 

Apr 30, 2016 07:12 AM
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Haw can anyone beat Liz and Bill Spear 's answer...I give up!

Apr 27, 2016 07:21 AM
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I'm waiting to read your answer.

Apr 27, 2016 06:35 AM
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
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It appears there are two predominate answers...plan a vacation or sit here and wait for more answers! Give me the trip!

Apr 27, 2016 06:18 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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yes, as Liz and Bill said, the phone rings the morning of the vacation and never stops....happens to those for whom I market....they always have someone or two covering for them....

Apr 27, 2016 04:38 AM
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Liz and Bill Spear has it right.  Go on a vacation.  Murphy is a cruel master.

Apr 27, 2016 02:39 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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Plan some time off or away ... I need to do more of that 

Apr 27, 2016 02:21 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
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Do a better job, more effort, extra creative, all the time. Think customer, what you would want any time of day or night to access completely. Stock those real estate and local FAQ blogging post shelves in your property listing vending transmitters. Lots of them.

Apr 27, 2016 01:46 AM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Getting sick also works...however we prefer vacations !

Apr 27, 2016 01:13 AM
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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I'm laughing about this, John Meussner ... as you're absolutely 110% right on vacations giving birth to volume.  Just try to get out of town!  

Beyond that, I say business itself breeds more business.  Get busy ... and you typically stay that way for lengthy periods of time.  Kindof like Newton's law of inertia ... only business-style ...

Gene 

Apr 27, 2016 12:47 AM
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John,

 

I agree with the # 1 answer vacation. So I have planned 4 of them

Apr 27, 2016 12:41 AM
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Thank you for the question. I will learn from the answers.

Apr 27, 2016 12:20 AM
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Love the answers regarding vacations, but waiting to hear an "aha" answer so we can all make more $$!

Apr 26, 2016 10:42 PM
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Nothing in real estate is every immediate when it comes to getting paid. But th ebest way to insure a steady flow of income is a steady flow of marketing to attract listings and buyers. 

Apr 26, 2016 10:23 PM
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Apr 26, 2016 10:17 PM
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I agree with the vacation planning. I think some are expecting the silver bullet to be a prospecting answer.

Apr 26, 2016 09:57 PM
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Roy Kelley
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I would get on the phone and make calls until my schedule was full.

Planning a vacation would be more fun.

Apr 26, 2016 09:57 PM
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Bob Betel
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You're right. It's vacation. I doesn't matter what weeks I go, I'm always busy the week before and the week after. My solution is to take a one week vacation every month. I would have my best year ever!!!!

Apr 26, 2016 09:54 PM
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Sharon Kowitz
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I don't know, but I want to read the answer!

Apr 26, 2016 02:23 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
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Well I have to agree -- Plan a Vacation seems to do it every time -- but another thing that seems to work is Answer the phone when it rings and follow up with the leads that have been waiting for a call back.  We all have past and current clients -- a quick phone call can get the ball rolling.

Apr 26, 2016 02:07 PM
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Mimi Foster
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An obviously intriguing question. For me it's always been about contacting past clients, but that doesn't apply to people who are new to the business. We await your answer, wise guru 

Apr 26, 2016 01:47 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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John Meussner - for me, working by referral is. Learning a lot from Buffini & Company .

This gives the most flexibility of your time with family and for business.

Apr 26, 2016 01:37 PM
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I can get on the phone and call my frineds and past clients and have more business than I can work, guaranteed.

Apr 26, 2016 01:01 PM
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Hannah Williams
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That is why I am reading the answers . I am waiting for the silver magic bullet answer .  In this business there is not any immediate results . It takes time hard work lots of marketing and blogging .  If you are waiting for immediate results you will be very disappointed . It takes time and hard work .

In my humble opinion

Apr 26, 2016 12:28 PM
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Lise Howe
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this dialogue is what I love about AR! 

Apr 26, 2016 11:59 AM
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Debbie Gartner
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Is this a trick question?

I find one great way (once you're established) is to refer business to other complementary partners.  Often, they reciprocate.  Or, I suppose call some of best partners. 

Also, maybe call past customers.

Or is the answer, nothing?  There is no sure fire way.

Apr 26, 2016 10:04 AM