Observations by a Beverly Hills Realtor Endre Barath, Jr. 

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 01238708

Observations by a Beverly Hills Realtor Endre Barath, Jr. 

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Over the 4 months or so, I have been inundated with emails and texts inviting me to attend various seminars about the shifting Real Estate Market and how to find buyers and sellers. Then there are experts wanting 15 minutes of my time to give me the answers to be successful in today's market.  With catchy titles like ``how to win business in a downturn”, and  “we have helped agents get three to five extra deals” these seminars or chats would only cost me (quite) a few hundred (or thousand) dollars to learn the magic solution.  

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If I were to take advantage of these “solutions & opportunities” there are two things I would achieve.  First off, a chunk of the income that I have generated so far in 2022 and what I'm expecting for the last few weeks of the year would be turned over to the gurus. As for my time, that would distract me from taking care of my 15 listings as I would be too busy on the phone learning how to get more business from the 'experts' who have little to minimal knowledge of how to generate business in today's market conditions for my particular area.  Given my observations in all the years I have been practicing real estate, their motivation preys on desperate or frustrated Realtors, and most likely those that are new to our business.  

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In my experience, the number one "free" lead generation tool has been my ‘blogging about things that are of interest to buyers and sellers’. I focus on providing them with valuable information as they surf the world wide web. It cost me time, energy and effort.  As a Realtor, I think that is expected if we are to best serve our clients.  When the Real Estate Market first slowed dramatically in 2008, I had plenty of time on my hands to the ins and outs and how's of blogging.  This is when my focus shifted to Active Rain, the Social Network for Realtors and our affiliates, such as lenders and stagers.  In all fairness, I really should write even more blog posts about topics that are of interest to sellers and buyers, such as how is the current real estate market? Not wanting to be a wisenheimer, but I could easily write one every week about the Los Angeles Real Estate market alone, since it is very evolving and very much in a flux.  The headlines do nothing to help, hence buyers and sellers in the greater Los Angeles could use some unfiltered good advice. 

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My second and equally successful lead generation tool has been my support for animals. This was not free. I have been donating a portion of my commissions to reputable animal rescue organizations for many years.  In all fairness, my support is not about lead generation, rather it is helping those individuals who work tirelessly to stand up for those who do not have a voice; animals that have been discarded or abandoned through no fault of their own.   The side product was meeting like-minded individuals who wanted to sell their home and chose me because of my rescue support.   If you read my blog posts or know me at all, you know that the authentic me is all about love and passion for animals, so I do consider myself the Pet Friendly Realtor.  I hope that every city in every state has multiple Pet Friendly Realtors who support reputable animal rescue organizations.  They most certainly need our support. 

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In conclusion, I find that both of these strategies work, the key like anything is consistency and the second key is to be authentic. The person people see in writing must be the person they meet in real life. 

With that said if you are looking for a Pet Friendly Realtor in the greater Los Angeles area, please reach out to me. 

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Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002 ( m) homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at https://www.endrebarath.com I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations. Endre Barath, Jr. Realtor at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties DRE#01238708

 

 

Comments (63)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  loved your comment "panhandle for the commission" you are too kind my take is they are trying to 'guilt you out of it":))Endre

Dec 08, 2022 09:37 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  loved your comment, it kills me the aggressive ways some try to get our attention, Endre

Dec 08, 2022 10:34 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Years and years and years ago Endre we were "tricked" into going to those "lead" seminars. As soon as the first one was over, (after everyone was giving their applause) we knew right away what we were going to do...NEVER EVER GO TO ONE OF THESE AGAIN!

Dec 09, 2022 05:34 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Emily Medvec yes now everyone wants to be my friend on LinkedIn too:))Endre

Dec 09, 2022 04:36 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Good catch Aura Alex :)))Endre

Dec 09, 2022 05:28 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kris Collis, Associate Broker loved your comment, Endre

Dec 09, 2022 09:21 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  thank you your comment means a lot to me, Endre

Dec 09, 2022 09:30 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Beth Atalay  you are so right and if it was not for my assistants not sure how successful I would be, Endre

Dec 09, 2022 09:43 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543  thank you for stopping by, how is your new life? Endre

Dec 09, 2022 10:18 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sam Shueh  appreciate your comment not sure how it relates to my post, the good news is you might get a good referral relationship with me if your relative is looking to buy or sell in the greater Los Angeles Area, Endre

Dec 09, 2022 10:20 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, I'm SO with you on this, Endre! Sadly, agents (especially the new ones who have little to spend anyway), fall prey to the shiny gold 'stuff,' including the how-tos from people who have never sold a home in their lives!

There are brokerages here whose brokers-in-charge (managing brokers) haven't sold real estate in 10+ years. How on EARTH are you going to manage brokers who have current-day problems if you have, essentially NO current-day experience?

LOVE the picture of you with Holly - such a precious shot! 

Dec 10, 2022 10:19 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  we all have fallen prey but that is what I call the ;learning curve, Endre

Dec 10, 2022 10:26 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debe Maxwell, CRS we are on the same page, the photo is old a few years ago,Endre

Dec 10, 2022 10:27 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

It remains a keeper photo, Endre Barath, Jr.!

Dec 10, 2022 10:44 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Oh Yes, Endre, I remember the days when our new Team of 7 (FAMILY) Real Estate neophytes went into our piggy banks and gave away our money :)    

Dec 12, 2022 02:41 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Endre Barath, Jr. great post. My inbox also gets inundated with emails telling me how to make $$ in a down turn by many who were not even born when I got my RE license. Being a REALTOR is a fun roller coaster ride!

Dec 16, 2022 03:27 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jane Chaulklin-Schott it has been ages glad you stopped in, and even if it was such a sad comment...Endre

Dec 16, 2022 09:50 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Buzz Mackintosh  lately LinkedIn has the people you are describing, and they all want to tell me how to do it:))) Endre

Dec 16, 2022 09:51 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

After reading your post, then scrolling down to comment, I see your comment to Buzz.  Couldn't agree more.  Linkedin members are looking for us to sell more, trying to coach us, and get us to attend every event known to man.  So frustrating!  Good for you - keep doing what you're doing because you don't need that advice!  Cheers!

Dec 24, 2022 01:28 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ  good to know I am not the only one being flooded with Linkedin..... and what a shame that platform used to be a classy business platform not a bunch of..... well you know, Endre

Dec 24, 2022 09:30 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Oh yes Endre Barath, Jr. .  Some posts on Linkedin I've had the nerve to tell them that this is not Facebook!  LOL! Gorgeous women posting, just to be posting, nothing about business.  Ridiculous!  

Have a wonderful Christmas Day today, whatever that entails for you! 

Dec 25, 2022 09:16 AM