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Andrew Antonio, UPSTATE NEWYORK AGENT (Joe Macri Realty)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yes, but you will need to have a set of timeframes in mind.
If you don't have a team, 30 buyers 'ALL AT ONCE' will be a recipe for disaster.

If I'm yer broker, I'm advising you to STAGGER the list of prospects. In other words, reach out initially to 10, and once you have, say, 3 on board . . . get them set up and once they are under contract, then reach out to the next 10.

DO NOT TAKE ON TOO MUCH AT ONCE! Rookie mistake. If you get overwhelmed, you'll make errors and burn out. Flow and glide into mastery.

As for sellers or buyers, the answer is yes. You'll find a preference over time. I GREATLY prefer sellers! But that is me, and as a new agent, sellers will be somewhat harder to come by.

Nov 20, 2018 05:22 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Sensible?  Realistic?   You know yourself and your market.

Nov 20, 2018 04:59 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Typically, most new agents start out with more buyers than sellers as clients. I can't comment on how realistic your goal is as you haven't indicated if you're aiming for 30 buyers in one month or one year or something in between.

Nov 20, 2018 05:00 AM
Peter Testa
Kiwi Homes - Danbury, CT

If only it was that simple to get "30 Buyers" I would be a multi millionaire right now. 

Nov 20, 2018 05:46 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Andrew, I think that is a great goal! I agree with Richard Weeks, with your goal, what is the plan to accomplish that goal? 

Also, write both down (goals and plans). You're now a business owner and this is part of the responsibility of ownership...not to mention, if you look at your goals & plans each day, you're far more likely to accomplish/achieve them!

Nov 20, 2018 05:14 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I hope it's not 30 buyers at once but spread out over time. Are you planning on specializing in buyer representation? I primarily work with sellers. but do work with buyers occasionally. I think a good mix will work for you 

Nov 20, 2018 05:08 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

That is a great goal.  I would suggest you come up with about 5 different prospecting ideas to accomplish this goal.

Nov 20, 2018 04:55 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

List and live was always my philosophy Andrew Antonio and it served me well.

Nov 20, 2018 06:00 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Wow, I am seasoned & I could not work with that many people in that time frame. Glad you're energetic.

I would drop the # down to 5 & 5 & see if you like working with sellers or buyers first.

Nov 20, 2018 05:36 AM
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Your plan is your plan, sounds like a good one. So go for it. Make sure that you develop in your plan the tactics and strategies to meet your objectives. Ask the question - how are going to do this, and write out the 'actionables'.

Believe, and it will happen.

Nov 20, 2018 07:18 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

 Work with a broker to can guide you as you begin your real estate career.

Nov 20, 2018 07:01 AM
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

That's a great goal, not realistic to execute.  Good luck. 

Nov 20, 2018 07:00 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We have no idea if this is sensible or realistic.  Only you can figure that out. A

Nov 20, 2018 06:54 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Go for it and then tell us about your successful strategies.

Nov 20, 2018 05:08 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

A very lofty goal, especially if you like going in 30 different directions!

A good mix of both would be a better choice.

Nov 20, 2018 05:01 AM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Maybe, Andrew.  I've got 15 years in the business and I can only give 9 clients full service at a time. Thirty might be a little ambitious.

Nov 20, 2018 05:52 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Is this a sensible idea? 
ABSOLUTELY! Actually, the assurance of getting paid is GREATER with this strategy and seldom is compensation an issue.

And the pathway to success is relatively clear. You hit up your village and pillage and plunder until they no longer return your calls OR you work with citizens who are directly interested and buying a house today or in 2019. The good news is of those 30 buyers 6 will actually close. It is the six that must be reflected in your expected income goals.

Now you need something to talk about as you meet up with 30 folks who don't know you. Your UPS may be identified by having a heart to heart with those in your village that you have actually HELPED. Ask them what they saw as your golden qualities, those things that are reflective of how you are wired and base you business on those qualities. Otherwise you will become another smiley face in the sea of smiley faces.

Best of success,


Nov 20, 2018 05:49 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I second what Candice A. Donofrio said.

Nov 20, 2018 10:47 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      Exclusively... do you mean Fiduciary relationship, or do you mean you only work with/for Buyers, and refer Sellers/Listings out?

Nov 20, 2018 08:38 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Makes sense to me Andrew! Hopefully there'll be a lot of overlap in price points and you'll get to know the market better than anyone else. Oh, and this is your "All of the Time" to-do list, until these Buyers become Sellers then all will be right in your World.

Nov 20, 2018 08:07 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I think so, listings are harder when you are up against agents with great results and experience. Also buyers help you see a lot of different houses and can help you see the market. Glad to see someone new ask a great question.

Nov 20, 2018 06:55 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate


Nov 20, 2018 06:37 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Buyers are quick and easy to sign up, but Sellers are less time consuming and a better bet in the long run.

I spend all of my time on sellers, but if I were new without any other business I would likely spend time on buyers.

Nov 21, 2018 04:01 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Set up your goal and work on it. 

You will get it, Andrew.

Nov 20, 2018 07:55 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

All I can with - Good luck and may 2019 productive!

Nov 20, 2018 07:30 PM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Most new agents do better beginning as buyers agents and easing into the listings. Listen to Debe Maxwell, CRS. Keep picking up the phone and making things happen. Good luck! -Kasey

Nov 20, 2018 07:04 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Pay major attention to your friends, acquaintances, business associates, club members, church people, etc. Our Team is experienced in all the methods of generating business...yet...more than 50% of our business comes from the people we know either directly of by referral.

Good luck! I hope that you have a great year, Andrew Antonio 

Nov 20, 2018 05:35 PM
Chuck Willman
Chuck Willman - Alpine, UT

I think it's a great goal, Andrew. Those who are constantly looking to create relationships of trust in which they can show value tend to be ahead of the game.

Nov 20, 2018 08:15 AM
darcy sledge
Westport, CT
Business Builder

While you are working with those buyers, you will get to be the local expert on the inventory.  It's the perfect time to leverage on that knowledge to get listings.  You are looking at the inventory with the "buyer hat" - its a great selling tool.  And you never know, you may end up talking to a seller who has just the right house for your buyer clients.  Your buyers would be first to know about it!  

Nov 20, 2018 08:05 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Your learning curve will answer all your questions...Just get started

Nov 20, 2018 07:57 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

You asked - my initial thoughts are  - that cattle -herding mentality will likely not get you to where you want to be.

Get a hold of 30 buyers - how about connecting with people looking to buy and providing them exceptional service - going over and above to earn their trust, loyalty, referrals, and future business.  

I don't want anyone getting a hold of me to do business with me.  Just sayin' ... you asked. 

Nov 20, 2018 07:46 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Being a 20 year veteran, 30 buyers in this timeframe would be too much.  Maybe look at 5-10 at most.

Nov 23, 2018 07:22 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

good luck.

Nov 21, 2018 04:43 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Sounds abmitious. "Getting a hold of" is one thing, getting buyers to work with you is quite another. Good luck!

Nov 20, 2018 10:31 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

30 buyers can be ambitious. Think about a few listings in the mix

Nov 20, 2018 08:36 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Well theree are benefits to both ways

Nov 26, 2018 07:05 PM