Preparation.......

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Referral Group Incorporated

There are any number of factors that determine what makes a good agent. While temperament, experience and a willingness to listen are all key in my view, the simple most important element to success is being prepared. You can not fake crucial information and ease with it. It takes time to prepare, it takes commitment too. So the next time you think you know the community, the property or anything else you are sure of: think again. Preparation distinguishes the best from those who want to be.

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When you think about real estate, it is time to focus. I have helped people for close to thirty years in all areas, and made the process not only simple but enjoyable. Why should you go it alone or settle for less? Call me and find a partner to help, direct and get you where you want to be.

Sheila Anderson

The Real Estate Whisperer...... Consultant, Trainer, Facilitator 732-715-1133

 

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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Planning is one fo the main focuses I do in preparing for a new contact.

Mar 20, 2017 04:01 PM #9
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi William. That is the way it should be I believe. TY     Sheila

Mar 20, 2017 04:13 PM #10
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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You're absolutely right about preparation, Sheila! It often makes the difference between success and failure!

Mar 20, 2017 04:39 PM #11
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thanks Myrl. I agree.           Sheila

Mar 20, 2017 04:52 PM #12
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Liz and Bill Spear
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Sheila, I suspect the typical seller has no idea just how much prep work an agent does prior to that listing interview. Which is part of what makes it so frustrating when you show up and realize they already know the agent they're going to hire and you're just there for brain fodder.

Mar 20, 2017 05:09 PM #13
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA - Bristow, VA
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I always loved learned every aspect of the industry I am involved in.  Helps me to be prepared when buyers and sellers have questions.

Mar 20, 2017 06:35 PM #14
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Troy Erickson
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Sheila - I would agree that being prepared is important. You can't really fake it, and it helps in all aspects of real estate.

Mar 20, 2017 06:41 PM #15
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Patricia Feager
Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
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Sheila Anderson - Not only are you a world traveler, your insights are keen. I like your wisdom and I'm glad you're a member of ActiveRain. 

Mar 21, 2017 12:15 AM #16
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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Good morning Sheila.  Been there done that, that is not being prepared, it only happened once.  Lesson learned.

Mar 21, 2017 03:01 AM #17
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Ginny Gorman
Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

So true Sheila, if anything I tend to be overprepared for my clients because I hate surprises!

Mar 21, 2017 03:38 AM #18
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi Bill. That is true and sad when it happens like that.       Sheila

Mar 21, 2017 04:22 AM #19
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thank you Chris Ann.      Sheila

Mar 21, 2017 04:23 AM #20
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hello Troy. Thanks much.      Sheila

Mar 21, 2017 04:23 AM #21
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi Patricia. You are very kind. TY      Sheila

Mar 21, 2017 04:24 AM #22
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Sheila Anderson
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The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hello James. I think you will always remember that. TY      Sheila

Mar 21, 2017 04:25 AM #23
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Well said Ginny. Me too. TY    Sheila

Mar 21, 2017 04:25 AM #24
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Experience is the best teacher but preparation can go a long way in making you seem like the choice to make.

Mar 21, 2017 05:10 AM #25
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thanks Joe. I agree. Thanks.     Sheila

Mar 21, 2017 05:28 AM #26
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Debbie Reynolds
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional - Clarksville, TN
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That is so true and that is where 37 years in the community and in real estate work well in my favor. I know most neighborhoods and their track records. This is great advice.

Mar 21, 2017 11:00 AM #27
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Thanks so much Debbie.          Sheila

Mar 21, 2017 11:02 AM #28
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