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Anita Allen
Levin Rinke Realty - 850-377-4410 - Pace, FL
Your Realtor for NW Florida, Pace/Milton/Pensacola

I live in the south.  The 10 days of pain is too pushy for southerns.  I have created my own follow up plan.  I wish ML would create something that is not so pushy.

Jan 12, 2015 12:33 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't use the Market Leader 10 days of pain... I know it well and I think most of those emails are idiotic. But that being said, I have my own 10 days of pain program that I do use.

Jan 12, 2015 10:37 PM
Cindy Dudley
Brockway Realty, LLC - League City, TX

Great Question Dinah!

Anita Allen - I agree.  We Southerners like to be loved on and coaxed, not bombarded.  Nothing will turn some buyers/sellers off faster than to be hammered several times a day, multiple days in a row.  I try to put myself in the consumers' shoes and treat them the way I would want to be treated. 

Jan 12, 2015 12:45 PM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

I think I did.

Jan 13, 2018 09:51 PM
James Brockway
Brockway Realty, LLC - League City, TX

In our quest for a higher conversion ratio, we have to understand that while it's good to increase from say, a 5% to 10% conversion, how many people did you make angry by being overly pushy during the process?  If you converted 5 new transactions that year, but now have 10 new people that are happy to tell the world how pushy you are, have you really gained at the end of the day?  Negative comments about you are far more powerful than positive comments.

Jan 12, 2015 11:24 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It always boils down to the IDWDT syndrome. Even when presented with proven systems, those for whom it is intended will disable the very features that make it work.

KW for instance has their 'Dialing for Dollars' program that many agents ignore because we don't wanna cold call.

The thing to keep in mind is if you are presented with an EXTREME program such as many we've seen modeled to overcome objections and force the owner to sign, the intent of such presentation IS to be extreme and the audience can tone is down as needed. However, what actually happens is a fault is voiced and the program ignored.

To often we read a question that sound like "Does the 'Lighting Strikes Twice' seller marketing plan work?" The answer is always, YES, it works for some agents.

The plan is the same, it is the agent that is the variable.

Yes PAIN works. But for most agents they will say "I Don't Wanna Do That!" (IDWDT)

Interval training will shave minutes off your endurance runs. Interval training hurts.....A LOT!  Some will say, "I don't need to shave minutes off my endurance runs."

That is a good and acceptable answer. But don't violate your fidelity to your personal commitments, own your situation. In this case ownership is, "I do not want to grow MY business in a way that might create pain.'

Jan 12, 2015 09:33 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not heard of it. I will check out the link.

Jan 12, 2015 09:22 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I have read the guide, but must admit have not followed it to the letter. Some of it seemed a little "pesky" to me, but maybe that's what it takes.

Jan 12, 2015 11:57 AM
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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May 23, 2018 11:23 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I had read it then.

Jan 14, 2018 09:10 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Interesting, I will check it out, thanks!

Nov 07, 2017 11:29 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have not.

Oct 22, 2017 05:54 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I attended the class where this was explained and yes in my opinon it is 10 days of pain.

Jan 09, 2017 05:48 PM