Wesley Johnson, The better you do, the better we do!   (Option Funding Inc)

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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

This is something I am working on personally, so I'll share with you...

Be in the moment. Not thinking about another person, or business, or something you need to do when you get home. Not on the phone, or texting, or even looking at your device. Just be there!

Aug 24, 2016 04:56 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Once you set out to improve, the resources will start to find you, read everything, take workshops and classes, and more.

Aug 24, 2016 05:11 AM
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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

Education and self-improvement should never stop.  When it does, you're pretty much done... in my humble opinion!

Aug 24, 2016 04:09 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

You can provide agents with open house assistance, you can offer to do them with them and bring loan progam information with you, you can offer to pay for some of their advertising if you are included - lots of things I can come up with

Good luck

Aug 25, 2016 12:39 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It looks as if Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA is your public relations rep. Seriously having others tout your "value" and give third party endorsements/referrals underscores what you bring to the table as you consistently improve.  Keep up the obvious good work.  

While I like Mexican food, I'm not much of a taco fan and in So Cal the choices are seemingly endless especially with the abundance of food trucks. Explore! 

Aug 24, 2016 09:38 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Only you know the answers to those questions.  Where are your strengths and where are your weaknesses?  Just never stop improving ... 

Aug 24, 2016 09:43 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Question the agents you regularly work with and see how they think you could improve. Then go through this exercise with everyone in your organization then look at the results and make a plan.

Aug 28, 2016 01:50 PM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Education works, listening is also a very good tool often not used

Aug 25, 2016 01:15 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Play on your strengths, overcome your weaknesses.

As for tacos:  find out where the local Mexican and Latin people eat... the tacos they are eating won't be the Tex-Mex garbage that gets passed off on silly Anglos.

Aug 25, 2016 12:22 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Try harder and make more face to face contacts.

Aug 24, 2016 09:41 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Carol Williams  nailed this one!

Aug 24, 2016 09:12 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Wesley Johnson - and this is always an ongoing project!

Do one good thing at a time!

Aug 24, 2016 03:32 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Wesley, ask agents you know what's important to them.  Then do it!

Aug 24, 2016 02:51 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Return calls and e-mails promptly. The biggest complaint about other agents

Aug 24, 2016 12:50 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

great line - go to closings for your agents 

Aug 24, 2016 12:18 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

OMG I love that phrase.  I will need to remember that.

Givers gain, so look what you can do for your business partners/key people that can refer business to you.  Help them.  Ask them how you can help them grow their business.

Aug 24, 2016 10:08 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Get involved with the agents and meet their needs by educating them.

Aug 24, 2016 09:57 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Wesley Johnson You can set a reachable goal. Good question.

Aug 24, 2016 08:20 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

You rock Wes!  Thanks for all your help in YPN!!

Aug 24, 2016 07:19 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Boy that is a broad question. 1st off you are in the toughest business possible & you better have a thick skin. I just posted a Q where they were talking about value that a LO provides (or doesn't) to an agent.

Aug 24, 2016 05:29 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

All you are seeking is right there within you & within reach. Second, repent in the Greek means change so review your beliefs, modify/drop & then carry on. Third, you are doing it now. Seek, inquire ask & you shall have/find it

Aug 24, 2016 05:21 AM
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Wesley Johnson
Option Funding Inc - Westlake Village, CA
The better you do, the better we do!

Thank you all for your responses....I wrote this not only for reflection of myself but also reflection of others.   Several of you answered with your own personal experiences and that my friends is what this question was all about.  To not only see another person ask the same questions many of us already ask ourselves but to give answers that many of us already tried or were told before.  This was a BLOG Question connection.....what an experience!!  You all rock and amazing in my book!

 

especially the ones whom answered the ultimate question about tacos!!!  

Aug 25, 2016 05:12 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Bob Crane has a great point.  

Aug 24, 2016 11:41 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Be a source of the right product and the right advice. Always be learning. As for Tacos, in Chicago, try the Derby on Webster!

Aug 24, 2016 10:57 PM
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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

Look inward and do what your clients would expect you to do.

Aug 24, 2016 09:38 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Aug 24, 2016 09:32 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I've never met or worked with you so I don't know your strengths or weaknesses.

Aug 24, 2016 02:38 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Big Truck Tacos in Oklahoma City and keep innovating without worrying about failure.

Aug 24, 2016 08:11 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

One blog at a time

Aug 24, 2016 05:58 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

From that long question the only thing I can answer is that in Dallas it's Velvet Tacos.

Aug 24, 2016 04:33 AM