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Rainmaker
4,136,000
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

My goal is to always provide superior service. We are salesman if we believe we recognize opportunities for our clients and interpret their signals of wanting to buy and provide the guidance through the process for a seamless transaction.

Sep 04, 2016 10:28 PM
Rainmaker
3,912,012
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I'm both at the end of the day... a salesperson who provides 5-star service. (I'm also a consultant.)

Sep 04, 2016 09:08 PM
Rainmaker
1,178,109
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I'm an entrepreneur- a salesman serving others. There's no separation of the two; sales is serving others. Sales is the art of skillfully connecting people with what they want or need, when they lack the ability to do so on their own. We are the bridge from fantasy to reality.

Its only people that view sales from the position of a bad sales experience that feel they need to separate the two. But, sales done well, is serving others and they are intertwined. Furthermore, if you know your value and can convey it to your prospects, then they see the two as one, too!

Sep 04, 2016 11:45 PM
Rainmaker
1,379,764
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Just like a bartender we have to listen abd then provide an outcome.

Sep 04, 2016 10:51 PM
Rainmaker
1,445,227
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Donna Foerster We provide a service to our clients, but the bottom line is we don't get paid until we make a sale.

Sep 04, 2016 10:19 PM
Rainmaker
1,362,398
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Both.  I provide amazing service and that means I have to sell things.

Sep 05, 2016 02:30 AM
Ambassador
1,351,805
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I'm very proud to be a salesperson.  It is a highly skilled profession and one in which I do very well.

Sep 05, 2016 12:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,624,472
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

More of the former than the latter, but acually more of a facilitator

Sep 04, 2016 11:40 PM
Ambassador
1,616,204
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I would have to say both.

Sep 04, 2016 11:29 PM
Rainmaker
4,025,007
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Buyers make the decision to buy. I am only a guide to the possibilities. So, service provider is more apt!

Sep 04, 2016 10:44 PM
Rainmaker
3,297,674
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

BOTH, I am selling service and homes

Sep 04, 2016 10:43 PM
Rainer
74,407
Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX
ABR, CNE, TAHS

I see and market myself as a service provider.

Sep 04, 2016 10:41 PM
Rainmaker
1,698,248
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Service provider mostly.

Sep 04, 2016 10:03 PM
Rainer
58,411
Annie Adjchavanich
Secret HQ, Inc - Los Angeles, CA
CRE LA, Orange Co, SFV, South Bay, Inland Empire

I think I'm both but lean more towards service provider.

Sep 04, 2016 05:49 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,813
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Service provider for sure

Sep 04, 2016 03:41 PM
Ambassador
4,495,628
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

The focus is on service to the client, not selling to them

Sep 04, 2016 03:13 PM
Ambassador
4,093,103
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh gosh, I know I'll get slammed for this but, service provider!  Yes, I do sell homes but, I feel like that is such a small part of the process.

Sep 04, 2016 02:36 PM
Rainmaker
907,123
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

We're both - we provide unique and valued services to our customers who help us to afford to offer our services by paying us when a sale is made

Sep 05, 2016 02:09 AM
Rainmaker
2,611,670
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Customer service all the way with a warning that I speak persuasively

Sep 04, 2016 11:51 PM
Rainmaker
5,372,215
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Donna,

I think that Dorie Dillard said it beautifully and it applies to every profession.  A

Sep 04, 2016 11:42 PM
Rainmaker
1,231,599
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Several excellent answers from AR members who arrived here before me.

Sep 04, 2016 11:16 PM
Rainmaker
5,570,688
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've always been a listing agent and I've always considered myself a "marketing agent"....that's what listing agent do....they market.

Sep 04, 2016 11:10 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,684
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Door #1

Sep 04, 2016 10:02 PM
Rainmaker
1,707,347
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Both.

Sep 04, 2016 09:28 PM
Rainmaker
6,375,259
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Neither. I consider myself to be a real estate professional.

Sep 04, 2016 08:16 PM
Ambassador
5,219,046
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I believe that Service is what the S in WMS stands for, but I am a good salesperson too, and most of my clients appreciate this.

Sep 04, 2016 02:41 PM
Rainmaker
4,740,827
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Definitely a service provider and more of customer service.   Cannot sell a home to someone who doesn't want to buy.    

Sep 10, 2016 01:25 AM
Rainer
39,767
Elizabeth Murphree
Elizabeth Murphree @ Ikon Realty of Ashburn 5 - Fairfax, VA
Helping Baby Boomers Boom in Northern Virginia!

Both. Excellent question.

Sep 09, 2016 12:12 PM
Rainmaker
1,965,493
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

sales person,consultant, psychologist, psychiatrist, marriage counselor, new best friend, decorator, peer, parenting advisor, grandmother, team leader, service provider, coach, and that is just tonight!

Sep 05, 2016 02:02 PM
Ambassador
1,771,405
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

An extra service provider.

Sep 05, 2016 01:30 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,050
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Definately a service provider.

Sep 05, 2016 11:50 AM
Rainmaker
2,441,966
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Service Provider

Sep 05, 2016 11:49 AM
Ambassador
3,986,518
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I consider myself some of both and think my sales skills are very sharp and persuasive. I want my clients to make their own decisions but I present a very good argument in the direction I think is best for them.

Sep 05, 2016 11:42 AM
Ambassador
3,722,232
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I help people buy great houses that are prefect for them.

Sep 05, 2016 11:34 AM
Rainmaker
290,569
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Technically both, though my first thought is Service Provider, because that is what I offer, a service Donna Foerster

Sep 05, 2016 06:34 AM
Ambassador
2,224,067
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I help other people. I'm not necessarily a salesperson, but I do have to sell myself to get some of my business. 

Sep 05, 2016 06:10 AM
Ambassador
3,300,157
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Salesperson because at the end of the day, if I don't make sales, I make no money.  That doesn't mean I employ a hard sales approach.  I use a consultative sales approach.  However, to consider myself a service person, in my mind, is to devalue what I actually do.  Service folks are people that check you out at a store, or help you in a store. 

Just consider if this makes sense.  How many services did you make last year, last month?  To take the world sales out of sales is not accomplishing anything.

Sep 05, 2016 04:54 AM
Rainer
215,563
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

First and foremost would be a real estate consultant.  I want to interview them as much as they want to know more of me.  It may or may not be the right fit or the right time to buy or sell. 

Sep 05, 2016 03:34 AM
Rainmaker
806,837
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I think you need to be able to sell your services first. That is the tough part of real estate - you have to sell yourself before you can get to your great services.

Sep 05, 2016 02:48 AM
Rainer
229,778
Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Sevice profividing sales person, chief chef and bottle washer as well

Sep 05, 2016 02:30 AM
Rainmaker
3,961,251
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Michael Setunsky has a nice grip on the reality of this question.   

Sep 05, 2016 02:02 AM
Rainmaker
3,842,065
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I like to think as a s a friend helping others buy a home.

Sep 05, 2016 12:00 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,356
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

A little of both.

Sep 10, 2016 11:40 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,483
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Both.

Sep 07, 2016 06:45 AM
Rainmaker
750,120
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Definitely a service provider.

Sep 06, 2016 10:01 PM
Ambassador
2,546,675
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Yes!

Sep 06, 2016 08:40 AM
Rainmaker
3,877,157
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Problem solver

Sep 06, 2016 02:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,510,463
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Both. Providing excellent service is how eventually we can make more sales. 

Sep 05, 2016 04:26 PM
Ambassador
4,312,167
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Donna Foerster - Salesperson's job - CEO is to generate leads - is 5 times more important than my other hat - COO - servicing  the clients. (Now that's from Peak Producers training that I am teaching some agents at my office.)

Sep 05, 2016 04:00 PM
Rainer
187,002
Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

Put down that coffee, coffee is for closers! I'm a red, white and blue salesman that knows how to close and THAT is my service!

Sep 05, 2016 07:44 AM
Rainmaker
1,136,737
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

deal breaker/

Sep 05, 2016 02:37 AM