Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Okay, I'll bite (not, but it's Friday).
If you saw how they made that sausage, you would never eat a bite of it.

Jan 19, 2018 08:59 AM
Rainer
177,837
Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

I just know that Jared Fogle is the loser.

Jan 19, 2018 09:22 AM
Rainmaker
2,762,979
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I stay focused on my business and connecting with like-minded people who will most likely do business with me.  I do counterpoint the dark side yet I feel that is a little like walking a tightrope. The truth about discounter can feel very dark and negative and that can turn people off. 

Let's define FULL SERVICE with a menu and back it follow up, follow through and exceptional service to clients. That brings referrals and repeat business. 

Jan 19, 2018 08:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Lynnea Miller has your answer.

Jan 20, 2018 07:49 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I march to my own drummer - primo customer service and the value provided keeps my referral pipeline full and sold units that DO materialize!

Focus on how YOU are going to do business and DO IT! 

Jan 19, 2018 06:34 PM
Rainer
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Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

I'm not concerned at all. If you read Inman.com you'll be treated to the latest, "Disruptive company changing real estate forever!" headline. This has been going on for years. Look--folks sell their homes every 10 years. Those might as well be light years. So much can change in that time. I'm working on my 3rd generation of buyers and sellers. Keep your eyes on the prize. 

Jan 19, 2018 11:19 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Ask to see their report card revealing their "F" grade in basic economics.

Jan 19, 2018 09:59 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Lots of folks out there looking for desperate agents, smart agents just say NO.

 

Jan 19, 2018 05:10 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Well, i'm not responsible for ''they'' only for me and my message. 

Jan 19, 2018 03:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

"Full service" does not mean "fully invested" that's the difference between people are worth nothing and those that are worth a higher charge.

Jan 19, 2018 01:20 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I fight the Battle on Marketing -

Clearly they don't intend to bring the level of marketing that we provide. All of our Marketing is centered around getting you Top Dollar . If we have to start making cuts to appear equal to the discounters Limited Service , it will start to cost you Big Time in proceeds lost . It is not apples to apples !

Jan 19, 2018 12:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

There are so many of 'these plans' we could talk about them all day. I don't think they are a competitor.

Jan 19, 2018 11:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I tell my clients you get what you pay for. You can't compare mango's to lemons. If I do a deal on a 2% listing I write my full commission in on the deal. If they want to sell it bad enough they pay it.

Jan 19, 2018 11:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

You get what you pay for.

Jan 19, 2018 09:35 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The franchise owners can fight their own battles.

Jan 19, 2018 09:01 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

You get what you pay for and cheap is not always cheap.

Jan 20, 2018 04:59 AM
Rainmaker
3,164,859
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

And "Billy Fidillo" strikes again! Enough said!

Jan 19, 2018 06:47 PM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

There is always a consumer that fits with service that is offered..you get what you pay for but have to accept the consequences.

Jan 19, 2018 05:54 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Competition is good for consumers.  Let them do their thing; I will do mine.

Jan 19, 2018 03:46 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Most of my business is built on referrals, past clients, my reputation and trust so I don't have to play the game of justification of my commission. 

Jan 19, 2018 03:29 PM
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Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

Not that I intend to rock the boat here but having hired full service in the UK for 1% I might argue we could easily do it for 1%. (Single side.) They survive and make a profit, so why can't we. Maybe there's just too many of us! So I'll stay out of the argument.

Jan 19, 2018 01:16 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I have been called, emailed and generally harrassed by a couple of different companies wanting me to take these listings and these buyers, take this morning. They ask for 15% referall and want me to rebate 50% of buyer side commission to buyer and offer full service. It cant be done, not right anyway and not by me. I like to do things the right way and not cut the corners that have to be done when discounting so heavily. 

Jan 19, 2018 12:09 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I wouldn't worry too much. The numbers don't add up and if they do then I see a loss.

Jan 19, 2018 10:16 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I have all I can do to focus on what I need to do for my business and making the phones ring.... 

all fast food franchises should be illegal...that's why 50% of Americans are overweight and obese including your President....

Jan 19, 2018 09:29 AM
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Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

Keep your eyes on your own buisness and not worry about what others do.  Focus on your success.  

Jan 19, 2018 09:25 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I focus on my business, and the service I offer to buyers and sellers. I can't worry about stuff like this.

Jan 19, 2018 09:24 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

I would keep my eyes on my goal,

Jan 19, 2018 08:47 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

All the answers have been said before... 

Either be the cheapest or the best... which one do you want to market your home?

If the agent is that free with giving away their money... how hard do you think they will negotiate for yours?

Etc etc.

Jan 23, 2018 06:10 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 Who are these experienced agents? I don't believe an experienced agent would work for these fees.

Jan 20, 2018 06:42 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't follow the crowd, but try to be aware of what they are up to.

Jan 20, 2018 05:55 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Mike Kelly nailed this one!

Jan 20, 2018 04:41 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - what you pay is what you get!

Jan 19, 2018 10:28 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Sorry  better things to occupy my time

Jan 19, 2018 08:40 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I would not do anything 

Jan 19, 2018 03:51 PM