Corinne Guest, Managing Broker, Barrington, a Luxury, Country Suburban Lifestyle. (Barrington Realty Company)

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Rainmaker
557,064
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

One of my dear friends and colleagues owns several offices in our County, one of the top national names. I've got an office waiting for me and one for the dog if I'll come aboard, but no one's holding their breath. LOL We take care of each other as if we work for the same company anyway. I have relationships like that with several brokers in my area.

Feb 08, 2018 06:51 AM
Rainmaker
528,042
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I get numerous every month via email which I ignore.  If someone were to actually call me I would listen politely, and then decline.  and explain I am happy where I am.  The emails are sent to the trash.

Feb 08, 2018 06:42 AM
Rainmaker
2,600,862
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

As an agent by phone or email. As a manager I was usually invited out for a drink!

Feb 08, 2018 09:58 AM
Ambassador
1,902,702
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I get them by email every week. I think people will change when they are ready and not because they receive a recruiting call or email. 

Feb 08, 2018 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
106,964
Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert
E*Rae Real Estate Group- Powered by eXp Realty LLC - Austin, TX
Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction

1/week at least

Feb 08, 2018 06:42 AM
Ambassador
2,018,357
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Often when I close a deal, the Broker for the other side asks me if I want to work with them.  I am honored, but thanks/no thanks.

Feb 08, 2018 07:05 AM
Rainmaker
519,171
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Occasional phone solicitation.

Feb 08, 2018 09:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,056,375
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

There are the weekly emails from full commission internet brokers like Allison James.  Last year I did get a recruitting call from Re/Max corporate wanting to talk to me about opening up a new branch for them... which I told them was pretty silly since there were 3 branches out here already.  The year before a Century 21 office tried to recruit me to be their manager.  Told them thanks but I didn't leave one 8-5 job to go into another.

Feb 08, 2018 09:19 AM
Rainer
99,501
Byron K . Jones
Keller Williams - Exton - Coatesville, PA
List Today - Sold Tomorrow!

Just received another email today to meet for coffee...usually hot and heavy end of the year and beginning of spring market always

Feb 08, 2018 09:11 AM
Rainmaker
852,088
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Real estate is a numbers game in so many ways. I'd guess 4 to 5 times a month someone contacts me to join their fracas.

Feb 08, 2018 08:42 AM
Rainmaker
594,402
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

In my market, weekly.

Feb 08, 2018 08:37 AM
Rainmaker
485,759
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

It's probably pretty clear that I'm a broker with my own brokerage. I get all the calls from those who want me to become part of their lead generation program. Sorry, my marketing is set for 2018.

Feb 08, 2018 08:31 AM
Rainmaker
2,347,744
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

All the time... I don't pay attention.

Feb 08, 2018 08:27 AM
Ambassador
3,350,812
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Exp has been after me for months, I reciprocate and suggest why they may want to join KW.

Feb 08, 2018 08:17 AM
Rainmaker
3,683,600
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

That is flattering.  Those who did not bother doing research called. We owned our own company.  Someone did want to buy it, and we did not want to sell.  A

Feb 08, 2018 07:06 AM
Rainmaker
2,423,699
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Via email weekly.  A phone call never.

Feb 08, 2018 07:04 AM
Ambassador
1,342,208
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Never, I'm like Groucho Marx, any club that would have me as a member I don't want to join.

Feb 08, 2018 06:48 AM
Rainmaker
215,516
Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Many through mass email almost once a day a few years ago and now about once a week. 

Feb 08, 2018 02:22 PM
Rainmaker
4,553,867
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

No recent attempts.

Feb 08, 2018 10:00 AM
Rainer
139,568
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I have had three or four already. I can just about set my calendar off of one company each month.

Feb 08, 2018 09:14 AM
Rainmaker
4,216,547
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

ha... I once asked a sales manager from another office why she only attempted to recruit agents in my office and not me!!!  she said if I worked there, the agents would never listen to her again...only me... I never left any company unless there was a career advancement for me.... I stayed at least 10 years at each company and I've been with RE/MAX for 22 years of the 40 in real estate....

Feb 08, 2018 06:59 AM
Rainmaker
644,058
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Seems to be continuously, mostly by email. Some of the emails I get from brokers are 3-4 hours away. Actual phone calls seem to average 2 a month. Sometimes they come in spurts. I really get tired of the all the invites to meet for coffee 1-2 hours away. These people seem to think i have nothing better to do than waste 3-4 hours driving to meet them for coffee and listen to thire sales pitch?

Feb 08, 2018 06:58 AM
Rainmaker
3,954,650
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

several

Feb 08, 2018 03:49 PM
Rainer
180,395
Caroline Gerardo
Eagle Home Mortgage, LENNAR HOMES Home Loans - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady

Two emails a day, and a call a day

Feb 08, 2018 02:14 PM
Rainmaker
1,362,250
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Just had a company that I never heard of. I am not impressed or worse yet - don't know who they are.

Feb 08, 2018 01:41 PM
Rainmaker
1,366,532
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

All the time, even some from those I personally know. Clearly, they don't do their homework or they wouldn't be calling me.

Feb 08, 2018 10:48 AM
Rainmaker
691,753
Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Daytona Beach, FL
Two Decades Of Experience Selling Luxury Homes...

I don’t keep track but quite a few. 

Feb 08, 2018 09:17 PM
Ambassador
2,182,980
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Frequently. It use to be that I couldn't even walk my dog down Main Street without the one of the broker/owners from a big box chain rolling down his car window and yelling...when are you going to join xxxxx.

Keep in mind I live in an extremely rural area. So when I say Main Street...that is a common area in which to run into people. 

Feb 08, 2018 08:15 PM
Rainmaker
2,329,347
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Last year I had three, but said I was happy where I am.

Feb 08, 2018 07:01 PM
Rainmaker
278,183
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

It is a crazy year - and recuitment and new brokerages are popping up everywhere in our market.

Feb 08, 2018 04:08 PM
Rainmaker
973,354
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

By mail and by phone...2 today...am I the only one annoyed by it? It makes me very sympathetic to what the general public goes through when inundated by calls from agents!

Feb 08, 2018 03:27 PM
Rainmaker
3,550,176
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

2-3 times a month

Feb 08, 2018 02:51 PM
Rainmaker
646,996
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Recruiting brokers are doing what all cold callers do...pound the phone.

I imagine that is them modeling the brokerages best marketing strategy.

I good with that.

Feb 08, 2018 12:23 PM
Rainmaker
2,574,237
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I do not keep track.  I estimate several calls a year and at least one letter or card a month.  

Feb 08, 2018 11:50 AM
Rainmaker
3,482,707
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I stopped counting since the first of the year - emails, calls and texts.

Feb 11, 2018 11:54 AM
Rainmaker
2,552,506
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Just 2 since the first of the year.

Feb 10, 2018 02:38 PM
Rainmaker
629,576
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Several emails per week, cards after many transactions and a few direct calls per year.

Feb 09, 2018 04:54 PM
Rainmaker
4,199,102
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I haven't had any yet this year.

Feb 09, 2018 05:48 AM
Rainmaker
2,614,220
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Every week it seems and yesterday was Remax day i guess. What they do not get, is what can they do for me. They ask what i can do for them? sorry, they came to me. 

Feb 09, 2018 05:19 AM
Rainmaker
726,824
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I just moved from my brokerage of 11 years - I usually get 3-4 offers a year

This was the first year I took one of them up on it

Feb 09, 2018 04:15 AM
Rainmaker
2,882,879
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Gita Bantwal nailed this one!

Feb 09, 2018 03:55 AM
Ambassador
3,628,740
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I haven't had anyone try in months. Before that, it was every week.

Feb 08, 2018 10:51 PM
Ambassador
2,702,575
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

my agents drop letters on my desk from other brokers inviting them to lunch, generally after a deal with them.

Feb 08, 2018 10:02 PM
Ambassador
3,928,591
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Corinne Guest, Managing Broker - not so much! Maybe I am not that good... lol!

Feb 08, 2018 09:42 PM
Ambassador
2,480,979
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I can't tell you how often! I have more blocked calls from local brokerages than I do spammers. Once and they're done! 

Feb 08, 2018 09:38 PM
Rainmaker
839,678
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Not that many lately. I countered --Would you want to come to our office work under a lawyer and better split? 

Feb 08, 2018 11:18 AM