5 Common Traits of Top Producers

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID

5 Key Elements of Top Producing Real Estate Agents


Though there are many strategies in running a successful real estate business, there seem to be a few common traits of Top Producers.


1.     Top Producers don’t keep their profession a secret.

2.     Top Producers know that networking will build their business.

3.     Top Producers are creative, independent thinkers.

4.     Top Producers know how to make other people feel important.

5.     Top Producers return calls promptly.


Among these elements, you’ll notice 4 out the 5 are in direct relation to other people.


Once we allow ourselves to take second place to the needs and importance of others, we then will be raised up as more successful.


My favorite part of our Realtor Code of Ethics, is the Golden Rule. Let’s remember, it’s in our best interest.


Have a successful week!


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Comments (19)

Larry Bergstrom
Crescent Realty, Inc. Spanaway, WA. - Spanaway, WA

Don, if only everyone would adhere to your post.

Jan 30, 2011 12:25 PM
Larry Costa
Century 21 Classic Gold, Carver MA - Carver, MA
Realtor, MA Real Estate

Great post Don! One of those simple things we should read every day before going to work.

Jan 30, 2011 12:30 PM
Don Wixom
RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm

Larry B, Yes, even I need to remind myself of these basics.

Larry C, Maybe I should post these on my bathroom mirror...

Jan 30, 2011 12:34 PM
Lisa Walston
Atlas Property Group and Abbey Church Properties - Greenwood, IN

I so agree about the Golden Rule. Don't we all prefer to work with other Realtors who are NICE to deal with?

Jan 30, 2011 12:38 PM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Great post Don.  Very simple rules to live by. 

Jan 30, 2011 12:45 PM
Don Wixom
RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm

Lisa, yes! When we put others first, it makes everything so much easier!

Jim, thanks for stopping by & reading!

Jan 30, 2011 12:47 PM
Joyce Godwin, Realtor, CRS
RE/MAX Elite Properties; Serving Cypress, Spring, Tomball, NW Houston - Houston, TX
RE/MAX Elite Properties

Great points, Don.  I always want to be that Realtor that was easy to work with -- it pays off in the long run for our clients.

Jan 30, 2011 12:57 PM
Charles McDonald®
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner

Thanks for the post, all good points to keep in mind, I'm with you on the Golden Rule.

Your Friend in Charlottesville

Jan 30, 2011 01:11 PM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Great post Don... it all about them, them, them.! 

Jan 30, 2011 01:37 PM
Debbie Jean (DJ) Artrip
Debbie Jean (DJ) Artrip, Cardinal Real Estate, Northern Mich - Hawks, MI

Great post...thanks for sharing your thoughs. DJ

Jan 30, 2011 02:08 PM
Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner - Anderson, SC
Selling the Upstate since 1989

Words to live and work by for sure!!! Guess that is why it's called the "golden" rule...

Jan 30, 2011 02:48 PM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Definitely words of wisdom for business and life.  And it's really not hard to do.

Jan 30, 2011 03:01 PM
Betty Knowles
Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com - Springfield, MO
TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate

Great advice and of course the Golden Rule!  This is what we all should live by.  Working a deal with an agent that you know and feel comfortable with makes the deal go a lot smoother!

Jan 30, 2011 03:20 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

A slight change (based on recent post regarding not giving the cell# to other realtors(r)) -

#5...Top Producers Return the call promptly and provide their cell number to fellow realtors...(lol)

And...#6 - Top Producers use TopProducer8i... (just kidding)

On a serious note, yes, these are simply great traits, and as you mentioned, stick it on the wall just behind your laptop...(like a secret check!)

Jan 30, 2011 04:28 PM
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

AWESOME, Don!!!!  It's not about US!!!!  Okay, I don't normally tout myself, but I think the BEST thing I bring to real estate is being able to LISTEN.  LISTEN to what my clients are saying - LISTEN.  Only when I KNOW my clients wants and needs am I able to give THEM the best service.  Telling them what I think they want to hear is just noise!!!!

Service, service, SERVICE. 

Jan 30, 2011 05:25 PM
Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Don - I will be printing these out and putting them on a 3x5 card, well, a couple, one to post and one to keep with me.

Suggested & re-blogged

Jan 31, 2011 01:11 AM
Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta

Don, great post and good advice to any realtor, whether they are new or whether they are seasoned.

Jan 31, 2011 01:27 AM
Don Wixom
RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm

Joyce, you're right on!

Charles, thanks again for stopping by!

Kathy, is that your group? "Them, them, them?

DJ, thanks for taking the time to read!

Sheila, yes, I guess there is nothing finer than loving your neighbor as yourself!

Susan, once you decide to treat people right & take care of things, you're right! A habit makes it easy!


Jan 31, 2011 02:48 PM
Don Wixom
RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm

Praful, I take it you are a Top Producer user! I love the humor, my friend! Thank you!

Juli, "...telling them...is just noise!"  I like that!

Mike, I hope you find these helpful throughout your day!

Chris, I think if we all live by the Golden Rule, our world would be a much better place!

Jan 31, 2011 02:50 PM