Many Lessons Learned and Shared

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Lesson LearnedThe Lessons Learned Contest in June gave an opportunity to share an experience or lesson that members learned during their careers. 105 members wrote about a lesson that was important to them. Many of the lessons have been experienced by the masses. Others happened only once but once was enough.

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Take a look at the vast array of Lessons Learned and if you would like to read more about the subject, click on the link. hanks to all the writers, participants, readers, commenters and rebloggers. 

 

Listen to not only the words the buyer says but your instincts too. http://actvra.in/4T6q

3 things every real estate agent should know.  http://actvra.in/4S8P

Don't judge your buyer by his cover, get him prequalified first. http://actvra.in/4T6c

Always ask the buyer if they have talked to a lender first to save your time. http://actvra.in/4Shx

Watch your comments, you may regret them. http://actvra.in/4SSl

I am not a tour guide and will only spend time with legitimate buyers. http://actvra.in/4SZt

Running a good team is like running a business. http://actvra.in/4SZp

Some buyers are unrealistic about the market and can't be pleased. http://actvra.in/4SZr

Every agent has a personal gold mine, but it has to be mined. http://actvra.in/4SZz

Learning to say no has poured gasoline on the fire. http://actvra.in/4S56

Always fill out a buyer registration card when showing new construction. http://actvra.in/4SfG

Take positive actions every day for your future. http://actvra.in/4SZc

Stay calm and plan before you take action. http://actvra.in/4SSJ

Real estate is not like corporate America. It is a free for all. http://actvra.in/4SZC

Nice guys do finish last or the other guy will let you do his job , too. http://actvra.in/4SSQ

Remember to check for personal items in the contract like the refrigerator. http://actvra.in/4T2V

Watch for red flags and listen to your gut. http://actvra.in/4SZC

Trust but verify the information your get from other agents. http://actvra.in/4T4k

Real estate agents don't have to take disrespectful treatment. http://actvra.in/4S7h

Sellers are emotionally attached to their homes and their décor. Be careful. http://actvra.in/4SgL

Your clients expect you to be the expert, so be one. http://actvra.in/4SZ6

Use professional photography, it makes a difference. http://actvra.in/4T4j

Lesson learned, listen to your gut. http://actvra.in/4T6k

Only show truly qualifed buyers. http://actvra.in/4T2T

Encourage your buyer to make his best offer; it may be his only shot. http://actvra.in/4SZ7

Listen to your Instincts. I would rather have my life than a sale. http://actvra.in/4SFX

Safety should always be first when showing. http://actvra.in/4SZx

Latecomers to the model home rarely buy. http://actvra.in/4SD5

Sometimes the customer makes a mistake and the right thing is to speak up. http://actvra.in/4ScH

It's often more clever to dissolve a problem then to try to solve it. http://actvra.in/4SZn

VA Loans- Don't trust the listing agent. http://actvra.in/4Ssx

Learning when to keep your mouth closed but know when enough is enough. http://actvra.in/4T2Q

Promote your own brand. http://actvra.in/4T2Z

Don't rely on gimmicks to get business. It distracts from your professionalism. http://actvra.in/4Sfd

Just because you are given a lead doesn't mean it is a gift. http://actvra.in/4SsX

If you hire a professional company to do your media work, still check them. http://actvra.in/4T5Z

Don't take no for an answer, keep on until your succeed. http://actvra.in/4T2S

If I had a time machine I would have a whole lot more money. http://actvra.in/4S6T

Every transaction is different. http://actvra.in/4SZq

When tenants are in the property, make sure they know they have to vacate. http://actvra.in/4T4n

Stay close in touch with your clients even after the sale. http://actvra.in/4SZ5

Simple systems make a better Realtor and a more productive one. http://actvra.in/4SZb

Don't do something just because someone else is doing it. http://actvra.in/4SZg

Get your referral fee agreed before the broker comp agreement is signed. http://actvra.in/4T68

Don't argue when the client when the parent is always right. http://actvra.in/4T44

I wish I had partnered with an experienced agent and learned on their dime. http://actvra.in/4S6n

Took steps to get business coaching and now dream bigger and enjoy life more. http://actvra.in/4T64

Allowing the seller to set the listing price. http://actvra.in/4SPQ

Things they forgot to teach you in real estate school. http://actvra.in/4SSC

Stop listening to everyone else, do your own thing. http://actvra.in/4SSs

Say no to the listing if the seller refuses to take your advice. http://actvra.in/4T5V

Life is a series of lessons learned. Embrace them.  http://actvra.in/4SVx

Listen to your intuition as it won't steer you wrong. http://actvra.in/4T2W

Don't tie all your systems to your broker, one day you may want to leave. http://actvra.in/4T65

Don't take the good times for granted. http://actvra.in/4SZd

What you don't put in the contract is likely not to stay and cost you money. http://actvra.in/4T62

When you think this is the End, it may be the Beginning. http://actvra.in/4T4d

Not all real estate is the same, you can actually lose money. http://actvra.in/4ScR

Don't toss animals at clients and hold the door for pregnant clients. Really! http://actvra.in/4T6b

Always put it in writing. http://actvra.in/4T4r

Discounting my services proved very costly. http://actvra.in/4SRc

Volunteering benefits you in many ways. http://actvra.in/4SZy

My marketing focus is centered on what I can do for the client. http://actvra.in/4SNl

Pay attention to the details even the unspoken ones. http://actvra.in/4T4p

Top 10 things you should know when starting your real estate career. http://actvra.in/4SrJ

Life is a journey, things happen for a reason getting us to where we are today. http://actvra.in/4SGr

Treat clients with respect or you may lose the business. http://actvra.in/4T6n

Real estate is a contact sport and there is no app for that. http://actvra.in/4SqJ

All leads are not the same. http://actvra.in/4SZm

Not all sellers live by the Golden Rule and may try to hide undisclosed damage. http://actvra.in/4T66

I wish I had started my career at an earlier age. http://actvra.in/4SZ9

If opening a brokerage always hire the best and pay them well. It's a win-win. http://actvra.in/4T4s

Check out your own relationships with potential clients. http://actvra.in/4T6d

You can't make chicken salad out of chicken poop. http://actvra.in/4S6c

Show buyers listings in higher price categories and let them decide. http://actvra.in/4SZD

Show your true value and don't become a commodity. http://actvra.in/4SZv

I learned to not talk or write too much and freak out the buyer. http://actvra.in/4SZF

You are only the messenger and cannot make the decisions for your client. http://actvra.in/4SZQ

Put energy, time and resources on an underserved market niche, Dominate. http://actvra.in/4T4q

Never, ever market a property without a signed contract. http://actvra.in/4SmV

Get your buyer preapproved before you write the contract. http://actvra.in/4S7N

Don't just know your inventory, know all the inventory. http://actvra.in/4SZ4

50 lessons that may help your avoid later trouble. http://actvra.in/4T2W

Don't forget to get signed documentation. It just might earn you a commission. http://actvra.in/4SvL

Get your compensation promised in writing.  http://actvra.in/4Sgd

Always ask the seller if their home is in a flood plain. http://actvra.in/4T5W

10 things I learned while selling real estate. http://actvra.in/4SCN

Make sure you know who is to pay for impact fees. http://actvra.in/4SKd

Learn your value; it's a lesson not just for business. http://actvra.in/4T67

Do accept credit reports provided by the tenant. They may have been altered. http://actvra.in/4T4f

Incorrect pricing inconveniences the seller and can hurt the sale. http://actvra.in/4T2X

Listen to your heart, go slow. http://actvra.in/4T42

Round up not down when in probate court. Choose your agent wisely. http://actvra.in/4SZG

Know your market, financing and lender's products. http://actvra.in/4Sr5

It's never too late to learn. http://actvra.in/4SRV

Go with your gut, you can only chase a carrot so long. http://actvra.in/4Sdd

On-going education is the key to growth. http://actvra.in/4SZl

Blog for your own promotion not your brokers. http://actvra.in/4T6h

My biggest mistake was using my broker's website. http://actvra.in/4T6m

Most people don't know how to properly use the term REALTOR. http://actvra.in/4T45

When seller want to list for more than the house is worth. http://actvra.in/4SmP

Show confidence and have good follow up. http://actvra.in/4SZj

Put it in writing, advise buyer to get an attorney, recommend several lenders. http://actvra.in/4SNf

Buyers that aren't ready to buy will continue to lose in a hot market. http://actvra.in/4T5Y

Your friends are a great source of referrals. http://actvra.in/4SZk 

Lessons Learned

 

 

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Brian England
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So many great contributions were made to this contest, did you list every single entry above?

Jul 08, 2016 02:06 AM #8
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Debbie it's been a very succesful contest - bravo! And thanks to all of those that wrote out their lessons learned to share with our community.

Jul 08, 2016 02:06 AM #9
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Marte Cliff
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Debbie - you did the community a huge favor in listing all those entries on one page. Thank you! 

Jul 08, 2016 03:42 AM #10
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Wow, you put a ton of work into this post - thank you for making it easy for us to read all the great posts this contest generated.  

Jul 08, 2016 06:18 AM #11
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Debbie, Thanks again for creating this challenge. Many great lessons to be learbned from these posts. 

Jul 08, 2016 06:32 AM #12
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Debbie Reynolds - What a great summary with some amazing tips, advice and information!  Well done!!!

Jul 08, 2016 09:51 AM #13
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Debbie I was not able to participate in this one, but hope to be able to participate in the July contest.

Jul 08, 2016 10:53 AM #14
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Rebecca Gaujot
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Debbie, great list of posts...and a good contests.

Jul 08, 2016 11:05 AM #15
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What a great resource! Thank you!

Jul 08, 2016 12:14 PM #16
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This was a wonderful contest, Debbie. Not only was it fun to reflect on lessons learned, but we had the opportunity to learn from so many others! I still have so many to try and read.

Jeff

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Debbie Reynolds You are amazing to have sponsored this contest. You are so appreciated for all your time and energy. You add so much to the Rain for all of us!

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Good Morning Debbie - I have bookmarked this list.  There were so many ideas helpful ideas.  Enough to fill a book.

Jul 08, 2016 10:28 PM #19
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Wow!  A very long list.  Thank you for all you do Debbie! 

Jul 09, 2016 02:47 AM #20
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That was a lot of entries.  Thanks for sharing them all in one spot.

Jul 09, 2016 04:52 AM #21
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What a great compilation of ideas!  I will be bookmarking for future reading!  Thanks for putting all of this together!  Tremendous!

Jul 09, 2016 06:35 AM #22
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Mary Yonkers
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Awesome list Debbie Reynolds Great participation from AR members. I didn't have time to write a post but did read a few entries.  Thanks for hosting another contest.

Jul 09, 2016 01:23 PM #23
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Great job well done.

Jul 09, 2016 02:52 PM #24
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Wow...what an impressive amount of life lessons! 

Jul 09, 2016 10:52 PM #25
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Debbie,

 I will probably slowly go through all of them I learned so much from these great great contest! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Jul 10, 2016 01:59 AM #26
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Good morning Debbie. You are wise and you are so focused. These things are great and very true.

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