Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist (Keller Williams Las Vegas)

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Rainmaker
2,966,199
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Other people.  Sometimes even myself. 

Sep 11, 2018 04:09 PM
Ambassador
2,745,188
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Just as I am overloaded with social media, my clients are on internet information-overload. I had one buyer (a very close friend) who is using my app and I have her set up on a search on my IDX. She continues to send me listings from Redfin, Zillow & Realtor.com.

Despite the fact that we've had conversations about the inaccuracies of these sites and my constant responses to her asking about specific addresses, saying that they Closed a year ago or have been under Contract for 3 weeks, she still sends them!

 

Sep 11, 2018 07:33 PM
Rainmaker
806,304
Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Be positive, no matter what.

As of today, I wonder, how could I resell a few condos just was built and help sellers do not lose money...

Sep 11, 2018 06:25 PM
Rainmaker
30,372
Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

Unrealistic sellers

Sep 11, 2018 05:43 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Discouraging clients from using 3rd party sites for valid information!

Sep 11, 2018 03:53 PM
Rainmaker
3,558,146
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I'm with Debe Maxwell, CRS I'm on overload with social media! Tired of buyers and sellers glue to sites that are inaccurate and giving false information and fostering unrealistic expectations!

Sep 12, 2018 04:59 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Lori, if I were to answer this honestly and candidly, we would be strolling on the dark side. 

I'll keep it somewhat light and say it's the not so shining character of dishonest people. 

Sep 11, 2018 06:05 PM
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4,797,878
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

The story is always the same...the challenge to make a net profit that justifies the efforts.

Sep 11, 2018 04:41 PM
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2,318,711
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Depends how you look at it...making a living in this business can be a challenge to the majority. Playing by the rules another. Actually servicing the client needs and lets not forget fiduciary all remain to be seen & handled

Sep 11, 2018 04:37 PM
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850,583
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Clients drowning in information, starving for wisdom and too distracted to recognize it when they hire me. I work with crack-addicts, only the crack is a smartphone and way too many dangerous minds.

Sep 11, 2018 06:32 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

The biggest challenge? 

Smile at the end of the day.

Sep 11, 2018 06:19 PM
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2,575,768
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

It's all a challenge these days... keeping up with changes in the industry, dealing with buyers who waited too long to buy and now can't afford to, getting listings as sellers don't want to list.

Sep 12, 2018 06:02 AM
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Peter Mohylsky
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Your Bucket List Broker Along Scenic 30A

Focus, staying on track. 

Sep 12, 2018 04:34 AM
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2,579,775
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Low inventory.

Sep 12, 2018 04:33 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Me, bad habits like getting distracted, and inconsistency

Sep 11, 2018 10:24 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

The mindset, Lori Ballen

Sep 11, 2018 10:23 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Lori,

Most challenge come about because there is a lack of consistency on the part of the agents...

Sep 11, 2018 05:24 PM
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2,185,059
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Convincing sellers in Tallahassee that we are not in a "multiple offers" market; that prices are not going through the roof.  "But I saw it in USA Today.  I heard it on NPR.  It's on the National News!"  I have to show them local comps and local market data to bring them to realty.

Sep 11, 2018 04:44 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

I'm the marketing agent for the team..... my greatest challenge is staying creative and maintaining the pace of production with my marketing.... leaving no gaps....no voids.... and a consistent flow of online and offline methods....

Sep 11, 2018 04:19 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Recruiting Brokers to the brokerage.

Sep 11, 2018 04:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Tivoli Custom Homes - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes

As a project coordinator for a builder my biggest challenge is finding ready, willing and able subcontractors Lori Ballen . 

Sep 11, 2018 03:57 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

In a word, the biggest challenge is people

Sep 12, 2018 09:23 AM
Rainer
471,100
The Villages Realty
The Villages Realty - San Jose, CA
"Our Performance Will Move You!"

Competing with all the misinformation on the internet.  Crazy what some people will believe.  

Sep 12, 2018 07:09 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

Thankfully, I don't have many.

Sep 12, 2018 06:50 AM
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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"

Although I am now retired, for me it was being a perfectionist and trying to do everything myself.  It was hard to find help with the same work ethic I had.

Sep 12, 2018 06:50 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

TODAY it would be interest rates. The increase is starting to affect buyers and that is not good. Any day before this I would have said the forces of evil like appraisers and home inspectors. 

Sep 12, 2018 05:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Trying to enjoy retirement!

Sep 12, 2018 05:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I'm sure you are here to sell something that you think we need.

Sep 12, 2018 05:01 AM
Ambassador
3,577,997
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Staffing.

Sep 11, 2018 07:53 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Fending off negativity

Sep 12, 2018 11:17 AM
Rainer
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Evelyn M Epperson
Julia & Associates - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

Getting buyers to show up for the appointment they made.

Sep 12, 2018 11:15 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It is and will always be the same.

New, qualified and motivated buyers and sellers. 

There are many ways to find new buyers and sellers but an agent needs to find their process and do it well.

THEN one can start looking at the details like motivation, process and discipline.

Sep 12, 2018 04:59 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality

Misinformation that you need to reeducate clients regarding.

The number of (low service agents/brokerages that depend on the other side of the transaction to make sure everything gets done. Rather than doing their JOBS.) wonder what happens when these types are on both sides of the equation. (top 2 in my mind now.. ask me next week lol)

ComeHomeVirginia.com Dave Martin Northern Virginia Real Estate Specialist

 

Sep 18, 2018 03:46 PM
Rainer
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Romylio "Romeo" Cordoba - NSB Realtor
Adams Cameron and Co. Realtors - New Smyrna Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate Agent

Mainly unrealistic expectations from clients.

Sep 12, 2018 11:22 PM
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2,766,957
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

people not doing it my way.  Not that I'm opposed to new better ways, but I really hate when I pay someone to do something and then redo it.  

Sep 12, 2018 08:23 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

My business challenge is always that there are not enough hours in the day to get done what I want to accomplish...whether in real estate or on vacation.

Sep 12, 2018 06:59 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Finding homes that first time home buyers can afford.

 

Sep 12, 2018 04:50 PM
Rainmaker
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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

Working with new agents that are not getting ANY training.

Sep 15, 2018 03:44 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Portals.

Sep 15, 2018 09:06 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Inventory.

Sep 14, 2018 03:46 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Time

Sep 13, 2018 07:29 PM
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2,620,403
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Low inventory. Prices are going up too high on the ones that are on the market. The prices are rising above what regular buyers can afford to pay which signals the bubble. It is time for a recession, we are bracing ourselves and getting our short sale sites updated, ready to go... our foreclosure rates just went up 35%. 

Always be ready to pivot with the market! 

Sep 12, 2018 10:43 PM
Ambassador
2,828,045
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Competition...

Sep 12, 2018 09:37 PM
Rainmaker
509,401
Mike & Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Dumb listing agents...

The only thing that rules is what the contract says, yet most have never read the contract and operate by what they "feel" or "think".  UGH...

Eve 

Sep 12, 2018 02:11 PM