Paul Weese, Steamboat Springs Broker and Outdoor Enthusiast (Colorado Group Realty)

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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

OMG yes, Buffini & Company 

I've been coaching with them 12 of the 19 years I've been with them. I couldn't afford the coaching in the beginning, so I worked towards it but attending their smaller trainings and larger events like Turning Point, Success Tour, Master Mind, Peak Producers and Peak Experience.

Some don't need a coach, many do but are in denial and then there's guys like Magic Johnson, Tom Brady and me,  that just know I'm better when we don't go it alone...we get coached. 

May 23, 2018 05:10 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've known people who've done well with Mike Ferry coaching back in the day.  At the end of the day, you need to do what they tell you to and you need a coaching program that fits you.

May 23, 2018 01:27 PM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

I joined a team and was mentored by a high volume agent early in my career and I credit that experience to my success today. So I know it will work.

But the key to being coached or mentored is that first you have to accept and agree that you follow their lead. Most agents cannot stay committed long enough to make it work. Same way with advertising. 

I would be happy to share with any agent not in my service area exactly what I do, what I spend, where I spend it and what my production is based on my business plan and budget. But I wll bet you a steak dinner at the finest restraurant in the USA that they would not do it. 

May 23, 2018 02:24 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

coaching...mentoring.... I always marched to my own drummer...

May 23, 2018 01:51 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Coaches, mentors, guides, are important in every industry. Trade schools principals were built on the premises for the wise and or experienced to pass along what they knew and learned that had value and saved time. Yes to this 

May 23, 2018 01:43 PM
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John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

I have mixed feelings about coaching.  Coaches can certainly give you great ideas, but really, it's just paying for someone to hold you accountable for many of the things you already know you should be doing.

I'm a fan overall, but don't think it's necessary for everyone.

May 23, 2018 01:44 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I do the self-directed coaching as they call it in the Buffini system (which means I follow their systems without paying for a one-on-one coach). I've never had great success with one-on-one coaching... I found that typically I knew more than the coach.... and was always frustrated that most them had a singular focus that didn't always mesh with my personal objectives.

May 23, 2018 01:05 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Lots of agents use Buffini and love the program. I bought it for my agents at my old brokerage and agents that committed and are using a coach are still doing great with the system, many more than doubling their businesses.

I personally subscribe to 1-on-1 coaching with The CORE and have turned my "stay-at-home mom job" into a business. It's expensive but, paid for a year of coaching in a couple of months and has continued to pay dividends for years now.

May 23, 2018 07:07 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

There are many types of coaching program, sales training, personal and business coaching. All are very expensive. I had a business coach once and it was over $20,000 for a year. You could talk with Peter Mohylsky as he works as a real estate coach. He could answer your questions.

May 23, 2018 06:43 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

 There are many quality coaching programs. Number 1 requirement is that you have to be willing to be coached. You have to be accountable to your coach and to your own improvement. Easier said than done. Buffini, Tom Ferry, numerous Keller Williams programs, and many others.

Check this: https://www.inman.com/25-best-real-estate-coaches/

May 23, 2018 05:43 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

Agents that are not disciplined benefit from coaching. In my experience, as a Manager and Agent, it helps some who need to be held accountable. Coaching helps keep your eye on the ball and laser focused. 

May 23, 2018 04:49 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Coaching can be very effective for some.

The coach that I have recommended has passed away.

May 23, 2018 02:25 PM
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Steven Nickens
Wailea Realty - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

I would have to say I get a lot of inspiration from hanging out in the rain.

May 23, 2018 06:48 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul like Barbara Todaro we have always marched to the beat of our own drum.  I am sure you will get good advice here.  A

May 23, 2018 05:07 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   Get testimonials.  Plan to be in it for the long run, just like farming or target mailing. 

May 23, 2018 04:33 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

A little. Some people are coachable, others aren't. You just have to do some research, and maybe some trials and comparing. Floyd Wickman, Mclean International, Buffini, Ferry, etc. all offer some form of coaching.

May 23, 2018 03:23 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Mike Ferry worked years ago. Brian Buffinin has some steam now. Self-coaching can be very effective.

May 23, 2018 03:19 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Personally I have not found coaching to be worthwhile ... unless I need someone to remind me to do the things I should know to be doing already.

May 23, 2018 02:58 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

You have many great answers here Paul.

May 24, 2018 05:55 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Before I got into real estate I works for Fortune 100 companies, where goal setting was important.  I just incorporated that into my real estate business.

May 24, 2018 05:21 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have a great coach at KW, they do have an extensive program set to match the right coach with all of their agents.

May 23, 2018 08:25 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Here's just a small sample of coaching available at Keller Williams:

*ISA COACHING

 

This program brings together aspects of one-on-one and group coaching to create an expert niche coaching program for ISAs and OSAs.

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*THE PERFECT OPERATIONS TEAM

Next Launch: June 14, 2018 - 1:00pm CST

A six-month group program that takes a deep dive into the Listing Specialist, Transaction Manager, and Director of Operations positions.

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90 BUYERS IN 90 DAYS

Next Launch: September 24, 2018 - 12:00pmCST

Do you seek to increase production for your buyer business? Take the 90-day challenge!

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90 LISTINGS IN 90 DAYS

Next Launch: July 11, 2018 - 2:00pm CST

Do you seek to increase production for your seller and buyer business? Take the 90-day challenge!

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CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER (MC WORKSHOP)

 

Do you avoid some conversations in order to avoid conflict? In just one day, you will learn conversation strategies impacting your relationships, business and life!

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DOMINATE YOUR MARKET

Next Launch: June 1, 2018 - 1:00pm CST

Do you have the skills to call FSBOs, expireds and set qualified listing appointments?

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FARMING WILL MAKE YOU MILLIONS

Next Launch: September 5, 2018 - 12:00pmCST

Build a millionaire real estate business that can stand the test of time and changing markets.

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FIERCE CONVERSATIONS

Next Launch: June 25, 2018 - 11:30am CST

A “fierce conversation” is one in which we come out from behind ourselves, into the conversation, and make it real.

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HOLD IT OPEN & CLOSE THE DEAL!

Next Launch: October 2, 2018 - 12:00pm CST

Whether you're an individual agent, a buyer’s agent or a listing agent on a team, it's imperative you have a purposeful model of hosting the perfect Open House.  

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JAW-DROPPING CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Next Launch: September 4, 2018 - 1:00pm CST

Double your referrals by delivering a 'Jaw-Dropping' Customer Experience and see your customer relationships and profits flourish!

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LANGUAGE OF SALES

Next Launch: July 11, 2018 - 1:00pm CST

Learn the tools and techniques to connect deeply with your clients and have them be inspired to work with you! 

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LIMITED TO LEGENDARY

Next Launch: June 11, 2018 - 12:30pm CST

Your business success is directly related to your personal growth. Learn the systems and tools needed to create your legendary business! 

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MARATHON LEAD GEN & CONVERSION

Next Launch: September 21, 2018 - 11:00amCST

This intense, 5 week program will give agents a solid action plan and the necessary skills to purposefully convert leads into appointments like a mega agent. 

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MODEL YOUR WAY TO A MILLION

Next Launch: October 9, 2018 - 2:00pm CST

It comes as no surprise that the models outlined in Gary Keller’s The Millionaire Real Estate Agent are a proven path to big business.

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MOVE - POWERED BY NEVER ENDING REFERRALS

 

Increase your market share using the DTD2. “Doing the Database 2” focuses on contacting people with names starting with particular letters (2 per week) from your database, every week, for 13 weeks.

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NEVER ENDING REFERRALS

Next Launch: May 24, 2018 - 11:00am CST

Are you tired of hit and miss results from your database?

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PERFECT REAL ESTATE ASSISTANT 101

Next Launch: June 5, 2018 - 1:00pm CST

How do you create an assistant who is “irreplaceable?”

 

 

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May 23, 2018 08:24 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have seen some success in those I coach

May 23, 2018 07:59 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

Coaching is always a great way to go and a good investment if you need outside motivation.  There are many ways to learn and get motivated.  Personally, it has been a joy doing it myself, learning from others and attending real estate events.  I am self driven and highly motivated to be successful.

May 23, 2018 07:01 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Don't waste your money.

May 23, 2018 04:19 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Choose carefully.  I have not done one-on-one coaching but have learned some beneficial skills through various group meetings---some have been free or relatively low cost. 

May 23, 2018 03:39 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have one of Tom Ferry Coaches and she has double my business and we are still doing more now.

 

May 28, 2018 04:38 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I took a Buffini free seminar years ago, and that's it.

May 28, 2018 12:15 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Mike or Tom Ferry. Many I know also use Buffini. Pick who you like.

May 25, 2018 04:50 AM
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

Yes, I've been providing coaching for decades. 

May 25, 2018 12:13 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I hope you find a coach or mentor who helps you meet your goals.

May 24, 2018 06:35 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Sandy is my coach and I do everything she tells me. HELL; I'm scared to death of her!

May 24, 2018 01:30 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I paid thousands of dollars for "coaching" when I first started in the business.  It was highly ineffective because I was unwilling to be a clown in the circus. I found my way without paying someone thousands of dollars a month to make phone calls, knock on doors and beg for business, stop by clients house with silly gifts and before I leave, say, Oh, by the way, do you know anyone ..... "  

May 24, 2018 07:34 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not for me.

May 24, 2018 06:31 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Not in my DNA to need it.  I hold myself accountable and have systems in place.

May 24, 2018 06:27 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

I have never had a successful coach.

May 24, 2018 05:49 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Either you KNOW you need coaching or you are tepid about it and the outcome will be proportional.

THEY ALL WORK!

They don't work for everyone.

The variable is the student.

May 24, 2018 04:40 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

MAPS Coaching at KW, Tom Ferry, Mike Ferry

May 24, 2018 04:36 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not tried it.

May 24, 2018 02:57 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul Weese - yes, I have been a coaching member of Buffini & Company since 2005/2006. And never looking back!

Working for a lot less than others, I still am in top few in my brokerage!

I feel good.....

May 23, 2018 11:08 PM
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Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

I've tried a few coaching programs over the years, both Real Estate related and otherwise. While I've learned from all, I've not found anything that I wanted to continue with after the initial program/ offering.
Bruce

 

May 23, 2018 08:49 PM