Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland  301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge

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

I've had coaches twice and discovered I'm not terribly "coachable." Too much of a rebel.

Mar 02, 2015 12:55 AM
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Not me - Praful is coached by Buffini & Company.

Jul 09, 2018 10:00 PM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Yes. Always. I have grown every year - thanks to my coaches.

Feb 23, 2018 07:57 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Cheryl, I did the coaching offerred by By Referral Only, and it just didn't work.  But then I got a coach who is a really good businessman and just a natural coach.  I went gangbusters.  I'm about to contact him again.  My advice?  Don't use a "professional coach", rather a coach who is a professional at something other than coaching.


Mar 01, 2015 11:50 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have had two coaches through kw, both were great and helped to elevate my business.

My most recent one moved onto Georgia, now seeking a replacement.

Nov 21, 2019 11:21 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.

May 13, 2018 05:36 AM
Robert Havana
Park and Protect- Alberta Real Estate License Parking - Calgary, AB
Alberta Real Estate License Parking

im just clicking back through some of the old Q and A's, looks like this one got lots of good answers.

Mar 01, 2016 02:01 PM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Cheryl, we have not.  One of our agents in the office did hire a coach, and they really like the advise and accountability that came with it to perform and take their business to the next level.

Mar 07, 2015 09:42 PM
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

The best thing I ever did was to hire a coach.  However, she was not a real estate coach.  She was a "life coach".  She wasn't there to spur me on to the "next level" (I so hate that phrase).  She taught me to look at the big picture.  Life.  Where do I want to be?  What do I have to do to get there, and believe it or not, what do I have to let go of to be there.  This totally turned my business, and as a result, my life around. 

Mar 02, 2015 01:51 AM
Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee 423-677-6677

The answers are very intersting.  I'm glad to see that some people are not "coachable"  because, I'm not at all!

Mar 02, 2015 01:40 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes, I have benefited from coaching.

There are two types of coaching avaiable, business coaching and what I refer to as mindset coaching.

Both can prove extremely valuable......for those who are teachable.

If, when you hear familair words, your mind immediately says "I know" you may not be teachable. "I Know" prevents you from hearing the coach and as a result your action will be based on what you intended the coach to say.

The outcome for me was:

  1. Organzation and systems
  2. Process to identify and reduce counter-intentions
Mar 01, 2015 09:02 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

No, never hired or worked with one. I've gone to many seminars meeting coaches, but I was not impressed by their methods...

Mar 01, 2015 08:41 PM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Very well said Patricia Kennedy.  

One of my colleagues signed up for Tom Ferry coaching and I'd always tease him that I'd call him and tell him what to do for free.

A coach who is professional at something other than coaching makes more sense to me.


Mar 01, 2015 02:35 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I have never hired a Real Estate Coach, but I would not be opposed to it if I needed information.

Mar 01, 2015 12:59 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Cheryl Ritchie - working with Buffini and Company coach one-2-one for many years - and yes, it does help to stay focused!

Best lesson - I have done it and I can do it again!

Mar 01, 2015 11:31 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Wow, that is a lot of questions.  Yes I have hired a coach, I stayed with them for a year. I do many of the things I learned to do and am still doing them. Would I do it again?  Yes, but a new coach with new to me ideas.

Mar 01, 2015 11:23 AM