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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't and haven't for 26 years. The one thing I promised myself when I retired from the corporate world in 1989 is that I would never again do a business plan. I've kept that promise and have done very well without one.

Jul 13, 2019 04:38 AM
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1,086,171
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I have a business plan. At this stage of my life, I'm not as active in the business as others, thus it is eaiser

Jul 13, 2019 05:56 AM
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2,124,014
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I do and it is somewhat fluid to allow for the unexpected. It helps keeping me on track.

Jul 13, 2019 05:23 AM
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4,471,916
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I do. I feel it help me stay on track.  I have always tried to have systems in place much like any corporation would.

Jul 13, 2019 02:39 AM
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5,897,830
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Much easier and more productive when following a plan

Jul 12, 2019 11:30 PM
Rainmaker
712,499
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

No one plans to fail. Just fail to plan.

The secret to success is a written business plan with an analysis, measurable strategies, tactics, goals and objectives, resources, time and a budget.

Jul 13, 2019 07:48 AM
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2,207,872
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Both Paul. 

Jul 13, 2019 06:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

my business plan is no longer in writing.... I know what my goal is annually with leads for the two team members, and I'm aware of what it takes to produce those leads....my job is simple now.

Jul 13, 2019 06:17 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

When I come to understand something the world then answers to me

Jul 13, 2019 05:38 AM
Rainmaker
3,403,079
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

My business pan pretty much flows. I then can adapt or add anything as the market swings or seasons change

Jul 13, 2019 05:07 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

When active, I had a plan which I reviewed monthly!

Jul 13, 2019 04:40 AM
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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

yes

easier? maybe-how would I compare it though?

Jul 13, 2019 02:40 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

I, as you know, have only one business plan.  So far, it is exceeding my wildest expectations  

Jul 13, 2019 02:31 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Yes. Tried and true methods have sustained my business.

Jul 13, 2019 08:51 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Yes -not rigidly. 

Easier ... no.  Yet easier because I know what I am doing and why versus being all over the road! 

Jul 13, 2019 08:45 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

well if doing whatever my wife tells me is a plan, then yes I have a plan and it's certainly easier when I do what she says.

Jul 13, 2019 08:13 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. Having a plan is a good business practice.

Jul 13, 2019 07:35 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Yes and it is very detailed.

Jul 13, 2019 06:55 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

You must have a Vision for your business

Jul 13, 2019 06:40 AM
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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!

My question to you is, are you a business owner? If so, you need a plan! 

Can you imagine if Apple didn't have a business plan? Or Wal-Mart, Exxon, Amazon...or any Fortune 500 company? 

Just because we are small business owners doesn't change the need for a business plan and set goals. 

Jul 13, 2019 05:30 PM
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1,784,614
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

It depends on what type of person you are evidently by all these varied answers.

Jul 13, 2019 11:26 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm with Nina Hollander on this.  No business plans, no written goals (S.M.A.R.T. or otherwise) and absolutely NO coversheets for my TPS Reports!!!! 

 

I do well without them and, like Nina said, I'm not looking to bust my hump prospecting to grow my business.

 

Plans are great for people who are new to the business and who need that level of detail.

Jul 13, 2019 09:24 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

No

Jul 13, 2019 09:21 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

We differ with the plan people!  Just like Nina Hollander we keep moving on staying flexible and unburdened by planning...A

Jul 13, 2019 08:04 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

A business plan?

When most agent practice accidental real estate, a plan is unnecessary and having that 2nd job is essential.

A business plan actually frees your mind to see greater opportunities.

Jul 13, 2019 06:12 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

My plan was always in my head and it never failed me Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

Jul 13, 2019 07:10 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have a "plan".  Be good.  Be kind.    And at times just Let It Be. There are some who believe practice leads to perfection.  I wonder about that... 

Jul 13, 2019 10:45 AM
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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

Don't really have a business plan, but definitely know what I need to do to bring in business regularly.

Aug 01, 2019 04:11 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am a believe you need to have a plan to get to where you want to be.

 

Jul 17, 2019 11:09 AM