Are You Working At the Cutting Edge in Your Field or Just Sitting On It?

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Are You Working At the Cutting Edge in Your Field or Just Sitting On It?


We are so fortunate to have at our hands just about anything we could want to help us do our jobs. Stagers have phone apps to help us measuredelray beach rooms or pick paint colors, for example. If we wanted to take it a step further, we could assist clients with virtual staging thanks to software available.

 (Don’t go there...this is not a post about should or should virtual staging be used!)



Home inspectors, lenders, agents...everyone has access to tools that can put them on the cutting edge.

Many of us purchase them...we even go so far as to take whatever classes necessary to use them. Posts are written here every day that can put us on the cutting edge in our fields.


But it serves no purpose if what we do is gather the tools and then do nothing with them.  And the longer you sit on them...that edge is only going to become dull.



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So are you on the cutting edge or just sitting on it?

The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind. Diane Arbus

If you run a business that isn't cutting edge or doesn't naturally stick out of the crowd, it's your job to be different and get attention. Ryan Holiday



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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Interesting Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents I met someone who does that for her company. BTW...I like the use of aerial photography for properties. 

Hi Patricia Kennedy embrace keeps our old dendrites from drying up! LOL BTW so good to see you. 

Nov 09, 2017 04:30 PM #29
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sharon Tara you are absolutely right and I channeled you cloning the person sitting on the boat. 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® exactly. Look how much has changed in just 10 years. 

Thank you Anna Banana Kruchten,CRS,CRB,GRI  I have some software that 's easy but keep putting off learning it. 

Nov 09, 2017 04:37 PM #30
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Courtney Cooper and use them as well. 

Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert it's what we have to do if we want to stay relevant. 

Myrl Jeffcoat we don't want to be caught saying "what's that?"

Mick Michaud you have to go with what works for you. 


Nov 09, 2017 04:46 PM #31
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


As a real estate professional we have to continually move to the cutting edge to be successful.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 09, 2017 06:28 PM #32
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Congratulations on a well earned feature.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 09, 2017 06:29 PM #33
Robert Hicks
United Country River City Realty - Savannah, TN

Thanks for the spanking, I needed it. Wishing for you continued success!! W

Nov 09, 2017 06:55 PM #34
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I couldn't be happier with my 'tools' at-hand, Kathy! And, I do use them and I also try new ones if I believe they will benefit my clients.

I had one who absolutely would NOT pay for staging - so, I paid for virtual stagaing. I was the FOURTH Realtor® and knew (100%) that was the issue...a vacant home. We priced it at the last price (so we didn't have to reduce it) and virtually staged it with beautiful photos plexiglass frames to show each room with 'furniture.' It sold immediately! Staging WORKS!

On another, my stager finished one of my two staging jobs for me today - she is AMAZING and I can't WAIT to pop over tomorrow to see her artwork!

Wish you were here in Charlotte - we would definitely make a great team!

Nov 09, 2017 08:21 PM #35
Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro

Kathy, I love the time we live and work in. The technology makes just about anything possible. 

Nov 09, 2017 08:25 PM #36
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

So many Apps so little time... I am basically clueless but i do try to learn! 

Nov 09, 2017 11:12 PM #37
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I would venture to say 90% of us sit on the edge (or never even get that far). There are very few visionaries in our industry (IMHO) and even less who are willing to step out of their/our comfort zone.

Nov 10, 2017 02:07 AM #38
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Kathy, you make a great point. The old saying is "Use it or lose it."

Some of us just get larger tool boxes and store those new cutting edge tools away.

Thanks for a great reminder.

Nov 10, 2017 02:59 AM #39
Fred Sweezer Sr.
Hud Certified 203K Consultant - Long Beach, CA
Certified Home Inspector

Thanks for pointing that out move forward witht the tools we have is a go post moving forward with technolgy. 

Nov 10, 2017 03:09 AM #40
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

So much new all the have to choose the edge !

Nov 10, 2017 03:50 AM #41
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Kathy - every profession has tools.  And to stay current and on the cutting edge you have to use them and keep updating your knowledge.

Nov 10, 2017 06:05 AM #42
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

It is said: "if you are not on the cutting edge, you are taking up too much room"

Nov 10, 2017 06:55 AM #43
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Kathy

There are so many opportunities out there, but you can also spend (and waste) your time trying new things over and over without a focus or strategy or using what works.


Nov 10, 2017 07:03 AM #44
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

We feel pretty fortunate to have developed our cutting edge niche of Multigenerational homes and lifestyles. You'd be amazed at how many agents still don't get it. Good post and advice, Kathy. D 

Nov 10, 2017 09:03 AM #45
Ron Saporito, Palm Desert, CA Real Estate & Mortgage Broker Since 2003
Ronald Christopher & Associates. Proudly serving Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio, Coachella, Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs. - Indio, CA
Call (760)574-8486.

Jeff Dowler says it perfect. Does anyone else ever feel overloaded with new apps and tricks to try? I think it's best to explore and figure out what works best for you. Focus on a few good but mighty strategies. 

Nov 10, 2017 04:33 PM #46
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and This is a feature for sure that more people should see.  I also love the 2 quotes.


Nov 11, 2017 08:51 AM #47
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great point.  It's so important to stay current with technology and other methods as others will do the same and we can potentially lose business.

Nov 12, 2017 06:45 PM #48
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