Jordan  Ayan, Luxury Market Expert, CLHMS,Million Dollar Guild (The Lifestyle Collection)

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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Easy, if I solicit them, I listen. If they solicit me: I hit spam, unsubscribe, block call and delete.

Jan 29, 2018 07:45 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jordan,

I keep my mind open and listen.  Sometimes one learns something, and sometimes one does not.  We are also courteous and realize that like us they are working to make a living.  And when they do not want to hear NO, we hang up.  A

Jan 29, 2018 07:41 AM
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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

Hey sometimes I have so many hands in my pockets it gives me a thrill! And I wish I was an octopus so I could smack the crap out of all of them at the same time!

Jan 29, 2018 08:49 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      I am in sales, so I won't bash salespeople.  Having said that, I know how to politely  say, "No, thank you" and terminate a call, or delete an email without opening it.

   

Jan 29, 2018 08:02 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I've learned over the years to just not sift. I just say no, thank you. If what I am doing is working, then I likely don't need what anyone is selling me.

Jan 29, 2018 07:40 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I say NO to every one of them....if I need something, I'll select what I want from whom I want...

Jan 29, 2018 07:38 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

When PT Barnum said "a fool and his money are soon parted" he was thinking of Realtors!  You'd be surprised what people throw money at (and how much) in the hopes of a deal.  Just look at the thousands people spend monthly on zillow leads.

 

Personally, if it's for nick-knacks I delete and block them.  If it's for some marketing service, I look at their demo and figure out how I can do the same thing for free (or much, much less).  If it's something I requested info on, they get my full attention.

Jan 29, 2018 09:04 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Did you just win the Lottery ?

Jan 29, 2018 08:32 AM
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Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert
E*Rae Real Estate Group- Brokered by eXp Realty LLC - Austin, TX
Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction

If I have the time, I listen to their pitches- some of them are great salesman and I learn from their rhetoric.  It's certainly overwhelming I read somewhere recently that are 5 times the amount of people trying to sell to real estate professionals as there are real estate professional themselves.

Jan 29, 2018 07:59 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Jordan Ayan, I think your best advice is either no or as Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro put it, If I solicit them, I listen.

Jan 29, 2018 07:28 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

Just say No.

Jan 29, 2018 09:37 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

The real estate industry is probably one of most receptive and reliant on technology.  Everyone is offering the "magic bullet", right? 

Jan 29, 2018 09:06 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Don't let them Jordan Ayan  Just say no...

Jan 29, 2018 09:00 AM
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Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

Simply, I just say no to all of them. I don't get as many anymore, maybe 1 or 2 a week. This time of year is the worst. They all think we are desperate, destitue and uselss at generating clients.

Jan 29, 2018 08:27 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jordan Ayan - welcome to Real Estate industry!

Jan 29, 2018 10:45 PM
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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 feel the same way, Jordan! I'm a big researcher so, quick decisions by phone are not something that I will EVER make. I have learned to quickly and politely end a conversation and just as quickly block that number!

Same with emails - we become pros at fast-fingering the delete button!

Jan 29, 2018 08:55 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

isn't that also the nature of our business.  We sell our service to sellers and get into their wallets.  Just learn to say no.

Jan 29, 2018 08:02 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I use the number blocking service on my phone and after doing that for several months I have it under control. These callers will continue as long as agents take the bite.

Jan 29, 2018 07:41 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

That's because you have a real estate license. That's what I noticed when I first got my license...it seems everyone wanted my money. 

Jan 29, 2018 06:44 PM
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PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Modern Tools for the Modern Agent

Before any wallet is involved (let alone opened) - folks at our company simply reach out and ask about specific challenges real estate pros are facing that they may need help with. Then we take it from there (i.e. - demonstrating ways we can/cannot assist you). If we're a good match - there still is no wallet involved (completely free test drive to find out if we are, indeed, a good fit).  #WeKeepItReal - Tim 

Jan 29, 2018 05:58 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Because it is a target rich environment.

Jan 29, 2018 02:56 PM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Spending money to make money is good business. But not watching your expenses is often where the profit is wasted.

Jan 29, 2018 02:20 PM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

By using the delete button - a lot! :-)

Jan 29, 2018 12:57 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty

“I very politely answer with a thank you, but I’m not interested. Please remove me from your list”.  I am in sales so I can appreciate everyone that is out there trying to make a living. 

Jan 29, 2018 11:39 AM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Sometimes I take a bite and have found some gems, like always...due diligence is a must. 

Jan 29, 2018 09:40 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Because you are a realtor! Don't you know that word is out we are suckers & buy the most ridiculous things when it says 'get leads'.

If they call me, they are out. If I call them, maybe I'll listen but that has to be after I've done a seminar or have done my own homework. 

Just had one where the guy kept saying but you can do this & that & my reply was I DON'T WANT TO DO THAT. So what do I need your product for.

Jan 29, 2018 09:18 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Focus only on what you really need.

Jan 29, 2018 09:18 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Separating people from their money is THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN.

Agents however have the dubious distinction of "They will buy anything!"

"That will grow my business" is a qualifier you properly imposed. But since none of us have identical businesses, client types, contact lists or shred demographics, AND differ in what an agent is WILLING to do,  the variety of TOOLS available are mind boggling.

From mindset coaching to door drops, separating people from their money is the only game in town that will pay the bills.

Be aware, some of what you see on AR that could be construed as solicitation is simply research.

Jan 29, 2018 07:57 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

They shotgun blast it and sometime they hit something.

Jan 29, 2018 07:56 AM
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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

On a normal day, half my calls come from Sales people.    I block those who I do no business with.

Jan 31, 2018 07:34 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I listen to the suggestions of others and specifically what successes and flaws they have found.

Jan 30, 2018 04:19 PM
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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

Send me $20.00 and I'll give you the answer.

Jan 30, 2018 05:53 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Anywhere there is a bit of money that seems to be loose there will be some entity trying to take it

Jan 29, 2018 05:06 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good luck, everyone wants your money that you can make more money they say!

 

Jan 29, 2018 12:20 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jordan Ayan If they call I block the number and if they email I route it to my spam folder.

Jan 29, 2018 11:06 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I go get what I want. I don't need to be sold anything. I refuse those who try

Jan 29, 2018 09:08 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

It takes about 30 seconds to decide if I want to know more.

Jan 29, 2018 08:53 AM