Anya Turchin (Big Block Realty)

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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 The outdated website is a red flag.

Aug 25, 2017 07:54 PM
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Anya Turchin
Big Block Realty - San Diego, CA

 Thanks everybody who took the time to write. Many of you expressed that BRO is not your style. I am curious to know whether  it is the program itself is not satisfactory or the concept of referrals. Thanks again!

Aug 25, 2017 03:46 PM
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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

Buffini & Company is a better way to go. Brian and Joe used to be partners...Brian took off huge, Joe is still back in the 1990's.

Aug 25, 2017 05:06 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
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If you have to pay $$ up front without any guaranteees of success tells me to 'RUN AWAY"!

Aug 25, 2017 04:49 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Read the Millionaire Real Estate Agent

Aug 25, 2017 04:38 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I like the guy personally but I do not or haven't followed their programs. He is really ancient in real estate terms but that doesn't mean it's bad.

Aug 25, 2017 04:35 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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I would do a google search on this and see what some of his clients and past clients have to say.

Aug 25, 2017 02:28 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I did their program about 20 years ago, but prefer Brian Buffini's approach.

Aug 25, 2017 02:11 PM
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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

Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 nailed this one!

Aug 26, 2017 05:43 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Great guy and program as well - I think Thom Abbott is using their coaching program. Maybe he can weigh in. 

Regardless of what you do, a coach is always a must in my opinion! As long as they hold you accountable and that's where a lot of coaches miss the boat.

Good luck with whatever you decide, Anya Turchin!

Aug 25, 2017 09:26 PM
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Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

I don't like the idea of buying into one program. As Bruce Lee said "Water can flow, and water can crash... Be  Water My Friend"

Aug 25, 2017 08:08 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I work on my own referrals, but if I were to join a program it would be Buffini, hands down, from all I have heard, including people I like, know and trust here on AR. They know who they are!

Aug 25, 2017 05:18 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

First took it in 1995 and still follow this sytem to this day. Brian Buffini teaches the same stuff basically.

Aug 25, 2017 03:50 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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He is good, but you can do it yourself.

 

Aug 25, 2017 03:06 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

BRO programs which include a huge library of training videos takes the agent into a deep dive into NLP. Many times by understanding the underlying issues and even our own counter-intentions the means to overcome and advantage from what is revealed is possible.

As you noted, their website is based on 1990 technology and changes in the BRO program and growth of the library has outpaced their investment in a website. 

Agents too often seek a quick fix or magic bullet in the lead generation efforts. Although BRO DOES have 'do now' stuff regarding growing your business. I have found the deep dive to result in benefits that outlasted my subscribed participation.

Be aware, ALL OF THESE PROGRAMS WORK....

....they just don't work for everyone.

You must ask yourself, "Do you want to go deep?"

Two things to note. Much of the touchy-feely stuff promoted today is getting 'Way to California' for me.

Secondly, BRO, just like all the other options available are zeroed in on teams. Solo agents who must take care of the mechanics of their business will find it hard to relate to BRO or Buffine or the rest of the bunch. 50, 100, 250 closings a year, the typical annual goal, just is not possible for the solo agent therefore making that agent feel part of another world and increasingly isolated.

Aug 25, 2017 02:30 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not a fan, but he has been around a long time! Look at some others before you leap!

Aug 25, 2017 02:27 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that's not my thing.... I can't give you any opinion....

Aug 25, 2017 02:08 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I agree with Joe Pryor

Aug 25, 2017 01:44 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not my thing but Joe has been around a long time.

Aug 25, 2017 01:41 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Brain Buffini is a much better program IMHO!

Aug 26, 2017 06:54 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Sorry, not familiar with this program.  The differing plans and outdated website would put me off too.  I've done a few deals this year from past client referals and had some potentials through agent referals.  Definitely a great way to go... of course you need to build up that referal base somehow, so still do your regular marketing!

Aug 26, 2017 11:34 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Run. Forrest. RUN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 26, 2017 10:22 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

If they can't keep their site updated, everything else is probably outdated.

Aug 26, 2017 07:42 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I went to Joe's initial presentaion 12+ years ago. He had some info that sounded good, but I wasn't sold. Back then Mike " That's Fantastic" Ferry, Brian Buffini, Floyd " Is that a yes" Wickman were the popular choices. I went with Floyd but didn't continue. Coaching was too expensive for me then.

Aug 26, 2017 07:01 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

I don't know them, but your concerns would trouble me greatly.

Aug 26, 2017 06:21 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Outdated and not what I would do but hey, good luck with that and hopefully you'll learn a lesson and let us know what you've learned

Aug 26, 2017 05:35 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Do not pay for something you can do on your own. Take that money and use it to generate your own leads, shared with no one, fresh and not wishers

Aug 26, 2017 04:09 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Used them in the 90's but the computer made them less relevant....

Aug 26, 2017 03:41 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I've attended his presentation, if this is something you feel can benefit your business and you can afford it, go for it. 

Aug 26, 2017 01:36 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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There are many programs "out there".  If you choose one -- find the right fit for you.   

Aug 25, 2017 10:51 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Anya Turchin - since you are in San Diego, I am sure you know about Buffini & Company, too!

Nothing can beat the coaching from Brian Buffini.

Aug 25, 2017 09:50 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am not sold on this program

Aug 25, 2017 05:36 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Anya Turchin A lender friend took his course and has done very well with it. You have to follow through with it for it to work.

Aug 25, 2017 04:38 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Sounds like your woman's intuition is being stirred....Lets find out more

Aug 25, 2017 04:23 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I got on his mailing list somehow, but never took the bait. 

Aug 25, 2017 03:36 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Not a fan

Aug 25, 2017 02:39 PM