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Rainmaker
3,237,509
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Why do you feel the need to ask this anonymously?  Reported because there is no reason for this question.  Are you such a coach? 

Sep 21, 2018 10:59 AM
Ambassador
3,912,291
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I have not used either but there are several AR members, mentioned here, that are Buffini fans who can give you their input.

Sep 21, 2018 11:46 AM
Rainmaker
761,447
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Praful Thakkar and Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D are big Buffini guys. I think coaching absolutely can be worth the cost if you follow through. I did group coaching with agents in my company with Dirk Zeller's company and also did some group coaching with our local KW office and I was unhappy with the coaches we had, but I think it was just not a fit for what my coaching needs were and I think that coaches, just like any business can have some excellent ones and some not as excellent ones. The right fit and a good coach I think can be really helpful. -K

Sep 21, 2018 11:21 AM
Rainmaker
4,308,029
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We have several members that love Buffini, and Tom Ferry.  In our opinion whatever works for you, keep doing it.

 

Sep 21, 2018 10:53 AM
Rainmaker
3,163,555
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

So many choices. Some work, some don't! Choose wisely the one that works for you!

Sep 21, 2018 11:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,442,366
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Went to a few of them, great experience. No live coaching calls.

Sep 21, 2018 11:14 AM
Ambassador
3,180,152
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

You have to be motivated, organized and attentive...basically surrender to coaching in order for it to be successful. If you don't follow their system, it won't work. You have to be all-in and if you are, whatever the cost, your increase in business will EASILY pay for coaching.

Both are good (they're 'brother' companies, spawned from the same system) as is The CORE coaching. 

I recommed NINJA training as well. But, again, all-in or it's a huge waste of money and time!!

Sep 21, 2018 02:32 PM
Rainmaker
260,828
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

If you ask Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D, he can give you good input, as I know he likes and follows Buffini.  I personally have not tried either, and have heard of both. 

Sep 21, 2018 01:10 PM
Rainmaker
2,970,163
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I follow the self-directed Buffini working by referral system... but coaching calls... no way. Tried it with Tom Ferry and was hugely disappointed. 

Sep 21, 2018 12:17 PM
Ambassador
2,343,739
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Buffini has a cult following here on ActiveRain.  

Sep 21, 2018 11:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,276,280
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

You should get lots of input here on this subject.

Sep 21, 2018 10:52 AM
Rainmaker
910,247
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I'm coaching Buffini & Company 18 years.

If the man or woman in your shoes is worth investing in, it's worth it!

Sep 21, 2018 05:58 PM
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4,049,463
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have a great coach with KW, my second since joining, both have helped me to break through ceilings.

Sep 21, 2018 05:43 PM
Rainmaker
1,017,984
Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

No. 

Have not done it.

Sep 21, 2018 11:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,401,805
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I went to one TF coaching session and that was enough for me. But many people seem to find them useful, so if it works, go for it.

Sep 22, 2018 03:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,023,632
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have not.

Sep 21, 2018 05:47 PM
Ambassador
1,206,709
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

It's all about what you like.  We've looked at Buffini stuff but it just didn't fit our vibe.  Sincerity and hard work is where it's at.  These "coaching" companies often try to make you into someone you aren't.  

Sep 21, 2018 04:28 PM
Rainmaker
821,580
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Everyone is different, what works for one does not necessarily work for another - I tried a coach in the beginning of my carerr, it was not worth the expense - it's nothing I would ever do again

Sep 21, 2018 03:38 PM
Rainmaker
551,773
Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME.
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

Coaching makes sense if you really believe 

Sep 21, 2018 01:50 PM
Rainmaker
5,258,060
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not used them.

Sep 21, 2018 11:56 AM
Rainmaker
1,504,100
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Yes, go for it. Don't listen to anyone else without trying it yourself. It was a lot tougher than I thought it would be in the beginning.

Sep 22, 2018 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
649,936
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

For coaching to have a beneficial effect, one needs commitment and dedication. If you have those qualities, coaching can certainly refine your skills and your approach to your business. Keller Williams, rated the number one training company in America, offers a vast array of coaching opportunities.

Sep 21, 2018 08:53 PM
Rainmaker
1,562,900
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Coaching works well for many people but I'm not one of them.

Sep 21, 2018 07:08 PM
Rainmaker
983,627
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Many are willing to pay to hone their skills.  

Sep 21, 2018 06:19 PM
Rainmaker
1,524,409
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

I've never used either, but I have friends who have. I'm not sure I've seen any difference in their performance or bottom line, but I'm not paying the bill. So, I always hope for the best for them whether I see results or not. 

Sep 21, 2018 04:00 PM
Rainmaker
2,699,797
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Many great responses!

Sep 21, 2018 01:44 PM
Rainmaker
4,863,566
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Michael Jacobs  is right on target with your answer....

Sep 21, 2018 01:22 PM
Rainmaker
729,150
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I can't say, but I doubt if a live coaching call once a week would be much benefit to me.

Sep 22, 2018 10:03 AM
Rainmaker
2,762,506
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I have. To each their own. Was not worth the expense.

Sep 22, 2018 08:47 AM
Rainer
9,980
Marvel "Kay" Peterson
HomeSmart Professionals - Palm Desert, CA
Marvelous Desert Homes

My husband and I took the Buffini Peak Performance program, it was fantastic and low cost ($395.00 for an in office 12 week program, it's 5 days the first week and 2 hours each week after that.  Our broker HomeSmart offered it in their office with a video and lots of Q&A and exchange of ideas and accountability each week.  We walked away jazzed and did not sign up for coaching but are working the system and it's great.  My husband is a new agent and I'm only 3 years in, so it taught us a lot and motivated us. 

Sep 22, 2018 08:47 AM
Rainmaker
4,796,451
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, but I know many who've benefited from them and many who have not.

Sep 22, 2018 07:56 AM
Rainmaker
1,273,342
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

In my experience, the two you mentioned are good for a shot in the arm or a quick motivation but don't have lasting effect.

Sep 22, 2018 07:44 AM
Rainer
3,385
Derald McDaniel
Arizona Elite Properties 01 - Chandler, AZ
The best military agent in Arizona +

I find the "gurus" like Buffini and Ferry have a lot of great value HOWEVER, its all about consistency and duration. You have to stick to their plan diligently and for quite a while before you'll start reaping the benefits.

 

Sep 22, 2018 05:36 AM
Rainmaker
742,762
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It will be of NO VALUE TO YOU.

These thing are about ACCOUNTABILITY.

You express no such desire.

Best regards,

Anti-anonymous.

Sep 22, 2018 05:18 AM
Rainmaker
2,939,601
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

For me it is a big waste of money.  I like learning by doing, by having a mentor and shadowing the managing broker or appointed training agent. They make money off selling books and seats at a seminar.  I can use that time and money to promote myself and what i do to get more listings. 

Sep 22, 2018 04:59 AM
Rainmaker
4,431,972
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not.

Sep 22, 2018 03:37 AM
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1,609,770
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I am more into mentors than gurus.

Sep 21, 2018 04:58 PM
Rainmaker
1,209,979
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If you do what they tell you to do, yes.

Sep 22, 2018 02:00 PM
Rainmaker
723,664
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Not worth the money, no. Just ask yourself this - if their advice is so great, why are they still trying to get money out of you for coaching instead of just living off of their own methods?

Sep 22, 2018 01:14 PM
Rainmaker
1,816,801
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Maps Coaching

Sep 22, 2018 12:29 PM
Rainmaker
4,018,142
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Took a Buffini seminar (free) years ago, and walked away with lots of tips I use in my business today.   Do not have a coach, business is good.

Sep 26, 2018 06:33 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have had business coaching and about half way through I felt like I had all I needed. I know Buffini has some raving fans.

Sep 23, 2018 07:01 PM
Rainmaker
3,977,511
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have not

Sep 22, 2018 07:51 PM