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

I'll be the first to admit, I just don't ever spend time thinking about esoteric topics like this... philosophical discussions like this are simply not my thing and never have been.

Mar 18, 2017 05:45 AM
Rainer
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

I would say there is a difference and persuasion is often mistaken as connection.

Deep thinking today?

Mar 18, 2017 05:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

You did a fine job explaining the difference.  Some connections are good and some are not.  A

Mar 18, 2017 08:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

A mutal meeting of the minds is better than a forced one....richfuscious

Mar 18, 2017 07:38 AM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Great post and yes, it's a relationship business, all sales are. In fact all service industries are too if you want true repeat, dependable, referral success.

Besides, a man convinced (persuaded, is still of the same mind).

Mar 18, 2017 07:01 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Of course. I'm connected to many people, persuaded by few.

Mar 18, 2017 06:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I hate links in a question & I'm not going there.

Mar 18, 2017 06:50 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The simple answer is "yes"! A connection is more enduring!

Mar 18, 2017 06:42 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, and connection may be meaningless unless some persuasion is employed.

Mar 18, 2017 06:42 AM
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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

Yes, in my mind there is.

Mar 18, 2017 05:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I'm seeing Connection as Commonality

Mar 18, 2017 05:32 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

As long as it is Friendly Persuasion it's all good.

Mar 18, 2017 05:30 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Some Connections happen without persuasion. Other times you have to persuade. Building trust, give information or what it takes to build that trust to connect

Mar 18, 2017 05:16 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I do feel there is a difference.  We can persuade people without necessarily being connected to them.  And we can be connected to someone who we cannot persuade on certain topics. Think politics/election.

Mar 18, 2017 09:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Absolutely a difference.  Persuasion has the negative connotation of making someone do something - perhaps something they don't want to do. Connection brings someone into the fold as an equal. -Kasey

Mar 18, 2017 08:44 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Attraction / Alignment.
Take each step in a way that makes you feel aligned with 'source'.
The right people to provide assistance/ abundance will come.
The wrong people will not come.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it officer 3:)

Mar 18, 2017 08:44 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

I totally agree with Dennis Swartz!

Mar 18, 2017 08:13 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

ditto to what Nina said.... 

Mar 18, 2017 08:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Dennis Swartz nailed this one!

Mar 18, 2017 05:40 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I believe there are differences and nuances of both these.

Dec 11, 2017 07:22 PM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Can't persuade without a connection, even if it's only superficial.

Mar 21, 2017 10:40 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Do not know.

Mar 19, 2017 10:37 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

To me:

Connection - two people hit it off, instant bond, like they've always been besties.

Persuasion - Either your signature or brains will be on this contract.  Or my favorite... "Now pay your NAR dues"

Mar 19, 2017 09:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes.

Mar 19, 2017 08:57 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Like the difference between an apple and a house.

Mar 18, 2017 11:26 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 a connection is required for persuasion.

Mar 18, 2017 08:27 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I don't like links in a question and rarely click over. Connection is what I aspire to do with my clients. It makes lasting relationships.

Mar 18, 2017 05:58 PM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 ,

Good job explaining the difference...I have t agree with Ron and Alexandra Seigel ...some connections are good but there others that are not good!

Mar 18, 2017 05:08 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

it is great when to the two make things happen in life

Mar 18, 2017 03:23 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     I'm sitting on the ground cross-legged with a cup of mushroom tea in one hand, and a bowl of smoking material in the other hand, trying to figure this out.  Oh, wait, that was in 1974...  I have sinced move on from that kind of deep thinking.

                                          

Mar 18, 2017 01:55 PM