How to Be a Top Producer

Real Estate Agent with Lyon Real Estate BRE #00697006

I know when I came into real estate back in the mid 1970s, I did not know what the term Top Producer meant. I had heard it bantered about, though. It sounded like working on an assembly line, maybe putting parts on an automobile; I didn't really know how it connected to real estate. Or, maybe it was like an episode starring Lucy Ball and having to eat chocolates before they fell off a moving conveyor belt.

I'm not sure it's a good thing to aspire to be a Top Producer. But I can tell you that I got to that position by accident. It wasn't really planned. There was no diabolical scheme involved. In part, I think I happened to be in the right place at the right time.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.

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David Grbich
Realty One Group - - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484

Hi Elizabeth - as a top short sale agent in Sacramento you are going to be a Top Producer for a long time!! Regards Dave

Oct 12, 2012 12:05 AM #1
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Its good to be tops at something. . much better when that something pays good!

Congrats Elizabeth!

Oct 12, 2012 12:05 AM #2
Gary Frimann
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Elizabeth, just clicked through and read your other blog.  200 sales is a highly respectable number.  Keep it up.  Congratulations.  I would say that is being a top producer.

Oct 12, 2012 12:08 AM #3
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Hi David: Yeah, I don't believe short sales are going away any time soon.

Hi Fernando: What good is it if you're an expert watch repairer if nobody fixes watches anymore? Heck, I don't think people even wear watches. I know I don't. It's sad in a way.

Oct 12, 2012 12:09 AM #4
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Hi Gary: I think we as agents have a responsibility to other agents to give back to the business when we can.

Oct 12, 2012 12:11 AM #5
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

congrats Elizabeth. I love your story. You obviously have a top producer attitude and dedication to your craft.

Oct 12, 2012 12:36 AM #6
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I love your attitude.  And you are right that when you have your head down and are working, you really aren't paying attention to what you, or anyone else is doing volume wise.  You're too busy working.  

Oct 12, 2012 04:34 AM #7
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Elizabeth being in the right place and of course the right time is critical to making it in this market.  It is a great time to be in real estate

Oct 12, 2012 09:16 PM #8
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