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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

When the person you're recommending it to is looking to take it to their business to the next level, needs an accountability leader, and is finacially able to employ a coach.  

Jan 29, 2018 05:00 AM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

What Brenda Mayette said

Jan 29, 2018 05:40 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

Hindsight is always 20-20! Had I started with a coach right out of the gate, I would be doing a whole lot more traveling right now!

I say begin with a coach right away and if you are willing to surrender, listen and follow a good coach's guidance, the cost will be covered in NO TIME!

Jan 29, 2018 06:15 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    New Agents:  Unless an office has good mentors, in-house training, or a Broker looking over the shoulders of new agents, I would suggest it right away.

    Veteran agents:  If your career has hit a lull, your sales are down, etc., consider a coach.

Jan 29, 2018 07:25 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

What Brenda Mayette said... but in reality, I don't recommend coaches... most of them "coach" by rote and formula.

Jan 29, 2018 05:29 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

Brenda Mayette nailed this one!

Jan 29, 2018 05:26 AM
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PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Modern Tools for the Modern Agent

From the get-go.

Jan 29, 2018 04:38 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Right away, and keep upgrading your coach as you grow.

At KW we are automatically put into the coaching program and as our needs grow they will suggest that we move to different coaches to fit our goals and needs.

Jan 29, 2018 09:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I feel a good broker coaches their agents consistantly. Small offices can go this easily. I am seeing large offices offer coaches and or mentors on a personal or a group setting. Some even charge for them. As a broker, i include it to my agents as part of them working with me. 

Jan 29, 2018 06:13 AM
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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

Jan 29, 2018 06:09 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

My broker, 32 years ago, was my first and only coach. Today he is retired and one of my good friends.

Later, the manager for 15 years, I coached my agents, new, middle of the road and high producers.

My answer to your question, work for a broker/manager who is vested in your success and there will no need to spend money for coach.

Jan 29, 2018 06:03 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I think right away, learn the correct way to run a business.

Jan 29, 2018 05:03 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

What Brenda Mayette said.

Jan 29, 2018 08:56 AM
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Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

When the agent has no idea how to write a biz plan, or that they even need one. When they are floundering!

Jan 29, 2018 08:35 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

when God was a child in 1978, my Broker/owner was my coach.... I was a listing agent, and he accompanied me to two of them.... his personality sucked, so I did the rest myself..... the more you do, the better you become at that task.... 

Jan 29, 2018 07:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Dr. Karen Jones Lewis, Broker Brenda Mayette has a great answer.

Jan 29, 2018 07:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

When one thinks they need that.

Jan 29, 2018 06:03 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Only when in need for one must learn to self-coach to be really effective

Jan 29, 2018 05:52 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Dr. Karen Jones Lewis, Broker - Coaching is an investment. Sooner you go for it, better returns!

Jan 29, 2018 10:38 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I am starting a coaching program in my company. I have new agents, 1 year agents and some that have been in the business several years. It depends if they want to raise their business to the next level. It is more about their mindset and commitment.

Jan 29, 2018 07:47 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I would say when an agent seems to be struggling

Jan 29, 2018 04:48 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Never.  I do not ever recommend an agent get coaching. I recommend they align with a good mentor. 

Jan 29, 2018 07:51 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I don't think I ever recommended a coach as such. I have a pet peeve about people that only talk about a subject-matter and 'don't do', or never did it recently, or are not subject-matter experts in that field from extensive successful experience.

But I do recommend training in between the real actual performance. 

Jan 29, 2018 06:48 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I stay with mentors, I find very little value from a coach unless you are clueless about running a business.

Jan 29, 2018 06:46 AM
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Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 305-3231556
K1 Realty Group - Pembroke Pines, FL
Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward

Great answer.

Jan 29, 2018 06:43 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

It depends on the person.

Jan 29, 2018 05:48 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have never recommended a coach.

However, I have received some good materials from friends in the coaching business.

Jan 29, 2018 05:43 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I don't recommend coaches. Each person is different, some are coachable, others aren't. Each person must research and decide for themselves.

Jan 29, 2018 05:37 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The agent has already figured a few things out. Have some grasp in how the business works and is able to generate sufficient, although meager, income to pay most of their bills.  And their conversation indicates they are sabotaging their own success in the way they think or what they do.

OR, they are addicted to shiny things and I know their money is destined to be redistributed.

Jan 29, 2018 05:15 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

When closing between 18-24 units per year

Jan 29, 2018 05:10 AM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Anytime! Coaches are for all the different parts of our journey. I am big on coaching. I hire coaches for many different aspects of life and business just as I hire the right training coaches for my son as he develops his baseball skill levels. All the greatest entreprenuers have all had coaches. 

 

Jan 31, 2018 09:52 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I think from the beginning a mentor or coach is worthy.

Jan 31, 2018 07:41 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

A coach is essential for some, not necessary for others. The problem is most people don't choose correctly!

Jan 30, 2018 04:34 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Karen,

Some people need coaches, and some come out of the gate soaring.  It depends, and I love Alan May 's answer.  A

Jan 29, 2018 07:49 AM