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Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No, it makes you sucessful...

Jan 31, 2016 04:40 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Every Listing Broker/Agent should know what they are looking for in a Seller. 


Choosing Your Clients - Carefully!

Jan 31, 2016 01:33 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Tony and Suzanne,
There is a best practices plan that works best for us. Accurate data and geo-coding, exceptional staging by Kim Gaston, and professional photography. Finally correct pricing and realistic seller expectations. It works, it really works. If that makes us a one trick pony, we are sticking with our pony. Our sellers don’t question our process.

Feb 01, 2016 01:50 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

The only trick in this business is surviving and feeding our family.  Putting money in the bank and having a prosperous future would be desirable.  Everyone does business in their own manner and I'm concerned on how I do so.  I try to learn secrets from others and implement them into my process.  I don't concern myself on how others are doing things wrong or petty jealously.  I'm bless that way.

Jan 31, 2016 03:24 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Some of the best advice taken from 2007. Everyone is looking for the new shiny object when in fact - you already know it.

I think you have to have systems in place for listings BUT you have to tweak different marketing for each home. Condos are different than horse properties obviously.

Jan 31, 2016 01:50 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Tony and Suzanne - It makes you a successful one trick pony, and there is nothing wrong with that. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Feb 02, 2016 02:00 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Life is honestly to short to listen to that kind of trash talk

Jan 31, 2016 08:16 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - one should change according to the situation I believe.

A luxury home in a great neighborhood needs different style of marketing compared to condo in downtown.

Jan 31, 2016 02:31 PM
Corey R. Roberts
Keller Williams Realty—Yuba Sutter - Yuba City, CA
Turning Dreams into Realty.

Hmm. Well, to them, I'd say, "why reinvent the wheel?" Stick to the systems and models. They seem to be working. Creativity shouldn't be implemented until you've hit a wall.

Jan 31, 2016 12:56 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hey, if being a One Trick Pony works for someone, why knock it?

Jan 31, 2016 11:14 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Having a successful system in place and sticking to it makes you a successful pony.  Top competitors in any sport are focused, have their tried and true competition prep/style and they don't deviate.  That is what makes them successful.

Jan 31, 2016 06:32 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No, it makes you wanted by the sellers in the future

Jan 31, 2016 06:06 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not visited these links.

Jan 31, 2016 05:26 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

A successful practice is a miracle and I would stick to it.

Jan 31, 2016 04:16 AM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

If it is succesful, why try something else?  Or as it is said, Don't mess with success.

Jan 31, 2016 03:11 AM
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

I believe every situation, and every listing is not the same, as people and their needs are different. I'll never call myself, a one Trick Pony, I'd rather be know for the unique treatment I give each of my clients.

Jan 31, 2016 01:42 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers I don't think it does. It means you have a system that works. Of course every situation may cause you deviate from it a little to bring it home.

Jan 31, 2016 01:15 AM
Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

It's important to have a system in place. Just look at the FSBO, no system, poor results....

If the home is priced right, marketed correctly (using MLS, agent network, and the Internet), the agent is competent and the home shows well & is easily available to show, THEN THE HOME SHOULD SELL.

These are pretty much universal home sale necessities and straying too much away from these simple truths could cost the seller time, money and a sale. 

Jan 31, 2016 01:14 AM
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Each situation is unique. I would say if one has the luxury of walking away from scenarios that don't fit in the box then that's their prerogative. Personally I'm cautious of large dollar listings that I need to commit $5-$10k in marketing on because unique homes over $3M in SD have a higher probability of not selling than selling.

Jan 31, 2016 12:58 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Well, Tony 'O'Reilly' Our marketing is fluid and we take whatever measures are necessary to get the job done

Jan 31, 2016 12:51 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It's like when Michael Keaton played Jack Butler in Mr. Mom and he was going to do some rewiring for a client and the client ask about the volts and said are you going to do 220? He replies 200, 221, whatever works. My answer is whatever works. If you are successful with your system, who cares what others think?

Jan 31, 2016 12:49 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

all homes, locations, prices, etc are different..... there's no "one trick pony" that can be applied to marketing inventory..... or maybe I don't understand this question!!!

Jan 31, 2016 12:43 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Good systems are important, so is the ability to modify them and add to them, I am sure you are great at this Tony.

Apr 28, 2019 11:16 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

If it works, why not.

Feb 27, 2017 06:27 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
Avant Garde Residential Management Services - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

if the system works and keep doing it

Feb 20, 2017 07:38 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

ONE TRICK PONY. (could look like the following)

Listing appointment.
"You have to list at this price or I'll walk."

14 days later.

"You need to reduce the price because no one is making an offer."

Jan 31, 2016 12:50 AM