Are your office Meetings worth your time?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with WHISPERING PINES REALTY 20398180

I have long ago listened to the complaining that office meetings do NO good.

I do believe that attitude plays a part in them.  But in the computer age, we can reach out to all the agents VIA a video clip to be watched from their home computers.

This way, everyone gets the information every time a meeting is scheduled.

It isn't the perfect system, but some kind of incentive could be built in.

At any rate...it beats calling a meeting just because you feel you need to.


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Rainmaker
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Sara Homan
Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty 352-209-4044 - Ocala, FL
Realtor, Homes, Farms & 55+

Ah Bill, This is great!  I do hate meetings, especially the ones that are done because it is Wednesday and thats what we do.  UGH!

 

May 15, 2012 12:05 PM #1
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Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Division Specialist

We are actually more productive in ours that apparently you are.  We pitch our new listings to each other in house first as our company controls market share and we try to sell/rent in house and go for both sides before sharing with co-brokes. 

After all, we have a 10 year plan to total market domination and we are at 6 years now. 

May 15, 2012 12:05 PM #2
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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

I like the office meetings.  9 times out of 10 I learn something that will assist me with my business.

May 15, 2012 12:10 PM #3
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I'm with Joan on this one...overall, I enjoy our office meetings and they are usually time well spent learning and keeping up to date on things. And the company and companionship can't be beat!

Suggested!

 

May 15, 2012 12:16 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

As long as there is a plan and you can actually learn something new. Those "regular" Monday morning meetings? Agents are independent contractors and need to use their time wisely. In a large office I would think actually previewing onsite new listings amongst each other would be great rather than sitting around a table.

May 15, 2012 12:20 PM #5
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

As long as they have some free pizza I think I will enjoy them!

May 15, 2012 12:24 PM #6
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

William~ I don't mind office meetings as long as they are productive and kept to the agenda.  Often times, valuable information is shared.  I have to say, I like the video idea!  :-)

May 15, 2012 01:31 PM #7
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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

It all depends on the meeting. If there are things to share or problems / solutions to discuss, then I think the interaction is great. Otherwise - a waste of time.

May 15, 2012 05:02 PM #8
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Barbara Altieri
Kinard Realty Group Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

Bill -- We have our meetings online (gotomeeting) once a week and occasionally onsite. I enjoy them and am bummed out when I can't make it. I'll even listen in from my car if I have to.  There's always a good share of information and we brainstorm together.  As long as we stay focused, they're usually quite effective. 

May 16, 2012 12:48 AM #9
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Randi Brammer
Randi Brammer, Acctg. - Hinckley, MN
Accountant & Tax Preparer

Bill, the meetings you had were very good, but being a small office I know there was less to cover.

May 16, 2012 01:34 AM #10
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Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota Real Estate Expert

I admit that I never liked the office meetings. Now I have not been to one in at least two years...I dont think we even have them anymore.

May 16, 2012 04:40 AM #11
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Many offices have quit the meetings and the office tours.

I myself have only a couple of full meetings adn the ret of the time I meet one on one.

May 16, 2012 06:10 AM #12
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April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

Hi Bill,

I have an office in the corner of my building.  There are 3 computer terminals right outside my door - we have a daily office meeting that inclludes banter on the current state of the market.  When I wasn't (or am not) here I would get texts and calls asking where and how I was.  Nice.

May 16, 2012 06:28 AM #13
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Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

My sentiments exactly.  If I need to talk to my broker, he is a phone call away. 

May 16, 2012 08:42 AM #14
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Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Bill, there's always something new to be learned, however, having a meeting just for the sake of having one is more than a bit annoying.  I really don't need to be told more than once what I should be doing to generate more sales or how to stay in front of customers, etc. I've done this for a while so I think I have a clue.  I'm not being arrogant about it, but look around you...real estate agents are pretty well informed.  "Meetings...we don't need no stinking meetings"!!! :)

May 16, 2012 09:21 AM #15
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Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

This has been great for our office meeting.  I get much more out of things.

May 18, 2012 07:32 AM #16
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