Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Leader in Real Estate Education! (Climer School of Real Estate)

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Me, myself & I...okay, and my cell phone!

Real estate is all about relationships.

Apr 15, 2018 07:28 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

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Nina Hollander
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My CRM.

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Andy,

We heartily agree with Michael Jacobs 

Apr 15, 2018 07:34 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

A "For Sale" sign still has the best bang for my buck!

Apr 15, 2018 04:55 AM
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Ronald Gombach
The Gombach Group - Morrisville, PA

The telephone.

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Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Apr 15, 2018 08:43 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate

My Secretary! No doubt about it.

Apr 15, 2018 04:30 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Me and my cell phone can go far and though it might be a pain, I can do all my business just with that.

Apr 15, 2018 04:14 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Cell phone so I can talk and not text

Apr 15, 2018 03:36 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Answer your phone

Apr 15, 2018 02:13 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Corinne Guest
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
The Choice of Professionals for Luxury Home Buying

Me. Human decisions come before anything. If you want the tool, well my website brings me the clients and sales. Sold $1 Million new construction yesterday off a January lead, went out in the most horrible weather, met 4 builders, looked at 6 lots, saw 6 built homes and clinched the sale. I just do not have anything else that has ever bought me this kind of sale.

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Jordan Ayan
The Lifestyle Collection - Scottsdale, AZ
Luxury Market Expert, CLHMS,Million Dollar Guild

My mouth, and the words that come out of it that build strong relationships.

Apr 15, 2018 09:57 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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CCIM DealShare.
And/or reverse marketing.

Apr 15, 2018 09:55 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

the most powerful marketing tool is my laptop.... the most powerful method is networking....

Apr 15, 2018 09:43 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

My brain because it is what I use to make decisions.

Apr 15, 2018 08:43 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Our business only "took off" when we learned to actively network. Couldn't work without it.

Apr 15, 2018 08:12 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

No question it's my phone!

Apr 15, 2018 07:36 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Working my SOI for referrals

Apr 15, 2018 07:17 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Being myself....thats the magic

Apr 15, 2018 06:50 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

The cell phone!

Apr 15, 2018 06:08 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

It is my Iphone. It allows me to run my office from where ever I am. 

Apr 15, 2018 05:51 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

My phone.

Apr 15, 2018 05:33 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

Our marketing department!

Apr 15, 2018 05:32 AM
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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
Apr 15, 2018 04:37 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate - Call Sphere of influence and ask for referrals.

Apr 15, 2018 11:07 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
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Apr 15, 2018 10:46 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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if I could only have one it would be direct mail and I'd focus on sellers.  Thank goodness I don't have to just pick one.

Apr 15, 2018 09:47 PM
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Working my sphere.  If you mean an actual "tool", my blog.

Apr 15, 2018 12:05 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Public speaking.

 

Apr 15, 2018 10:11 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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The most effective website in the market.

Apr 15, 2018 10:02 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

My cell phone.

Apr 15, 2018 09:48 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

My sign.

Apr 15, 2018 09:23 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

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Apr 15, 2018 07:59 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

This is a difficult  question. Why?

These 'one thing' questions are invalid by their very nature.

For example. direct response marketing is very productive. But to be productive it must be attached to an asset. 

So which 'one thing' is more important, creating expectational expertise in local market trends or access to the homeowners mailbox?

Apr 15, 2018 04:30 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

Yes, too many. One the I can commit. And that would be nice to have only one.

Apr 18, 2018 11:08 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Relying on one tool would be a mistake. I know that is not your intent. Much of our business comes from past clients, friends, family…basically…sphere of influence. So, I guess the best sales method or tool is not to alienate everyone that you encounter.

Apr 16, 2018 02:01 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

It would be harder to find a second place tool.  IPhone does it all.

Apr 16, 2018 09:08 AM
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Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

I'm going to assume because you use the term "marketing/sales tool", you actually mean #1 lead gen source. If so, my #1 lead gen source is my website. It is the only product that consistently brings me business and is worth  every penny I pay for it.

Apr 15, 2018 03:47 PM
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Bobby Wallace
Vacant Land Solutions - Charleston, SC
Sell Your Vacant Land The Hassle Free Way!

Great question Andy!

Without a doubt, my greatest tool for the past 25 years hasn't changed.

As a Realtor, mortgage loan officer, real estate investor, and entrepreneur, the one tool that has made me more money is my DATABASE!

 

 

Jul 09, 2018 05:05 AM
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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

Socializing with my past clients/sphere.

Apr 18, 2018 07:37 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Direct mail

Apr 17, 2018 07:51 AM