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DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

Had a business coach when trying to run my office and care for my ailing mother at the same time.   Too much responsibility, stress and heartache all wrapped in one was getting the best of me and effecting my performance and my interpersonal relationships with clients.   He kept me grounded and acted as a sounding board to get me through the rough spots.   It was a valuable resource when I needed it and has benefited me since moving on beyond Mom's passing.   Don't be too proud or ashamed to ask for help when the need presents itself.   It can make a positive difference in your life.

Mar 09, 2016 01:12 AM
Ambassador
4,683,873
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Not now. I worked with a businesss coach for a year or so - it was a terrific experience!

Mar 09, 2016 12:03 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I AM the coach!!!  

Mar 09, 2016 12:02 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have a wife!!! No need for any more motivation

Mar 08, 2016 11:42 PM
Rainmaker
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Peter Mohylsky. BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

Yes, as well as several mentors to chat with occasionally. 

Mar 12, 2016 09:31 PM
Rainmaker
611,619
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Jeannie,
I have multiple trainers but no coaches or mentors. Looking for some.

Mar 12, 2016 07:06 AM
Rainmaker
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Jeannie. Have never had a business coach other than my wife, there is no one better.

Mar 09, 2016 06:07 PM
Rainer
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Not at this time. My broker and I are about to get busy.

Mar 09, 2016 01:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. However, a coach can be very helpful.

Mar 09, 2016 01:47 AM
Rainer
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Drew Peterson
Peterson Real Estate Solutions - Charlotte, NC
I Help Real Estate Companies Recruit Agents

I'm a coach so the answers have been interesting to read.  There's a variety of coaching styles out there, so finding someone who matches your needs is key.

For example, none of my clients would say they coach with me for motivation.  If they're not self-motivated, I won't work with them.  I bring value in other ways.

Thanks to everyone who responded.  It's good to know people's perception of coaches.

Mar 09, 2016 01:33 AM
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Ritu Desai 703-625-4949
Samson Properties - Chantilly, VA
Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor

I have often considered but never hired anyone. For me it has be a business personality match. I will follow the questions what others have to share.

Mar 09, 2016 01:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

No.  I ried one once for a short time, but it didn't work for me.  I'm with William Feela , my husband does a better job.

Mar 08, 2016 11:50 PM
Rainmaker
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I've tried business coaches in the past...unsuccessfully.

Sep 24, 2016 06:35 AM
Rainmaker
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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

No, took many coaching classes early in my career.

Mar 11, 2016 12:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Not currently.  

Mar 09, 2016 10:46 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Coaching...

That is my job, for all of my staff.

Mar 09, 2016 09:55 PM
Rainmaker
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Yes.

Mar 09, 2016 05:26 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Mar 09, 2016 04:10 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jeannie Steele - yes, I work with Buffini & Company .

Mar 09, 2016 01:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Just my Managing Broker and Wife!

Mar 09, 2016 12:18 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

Not now. I had a business coach many years ago and it was a good experience but very expensive.

Mar 09, 2016 11:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Self-learner.

Mar 09, 2016 10:17 AM
Rainer
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LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

no only myself pushing myself

Mar 09, 2016 08:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. I recently listened to a webinar from a popular coaching company. It was fairly basic and what I expected to hear, but I could tell where coaching could be beneficial. But, again, pricing seems to be out of reach for many. As usual, no firm prices were mentioned, but my impression was the minimum an agent would have to spend is $5000.00, and seems like 6 months is a good time span to be coached.

Mar 09, 2016 03:51 AM
Rainmaker
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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

No.  Though my wife does a lot of coaching at me.  

Mar 09, 2016 03:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

No, I want to be in charge of my own time and run my brokerage my way. What I do, is look at others who are successful and will incorporate ideas into my business model.

Mar 09, 2016 03:24 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No, but I have long time mentors I correspond with, and an entrepreneurial group that spans the US and also Canada and Mexico that meets every three months in Austin.

Mar 09, 2016 01:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

No, but I have had mentors Jeannie Steele.  There are times when I would love one though!!   

Mar 09, 2016 01:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jeannie Steele No, but I have mentored agents in the past.

Mar 09, 2016 01:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

No I am very motivated

Mar 09, 2016 01:13 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Nop!

AR is my lite.  Many good people offer suggestions virtually w/o monatary compensation like Barbara Todaro 

Mar 09, 2016 12:33 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yes, Sandy kicks by butt daily.

Mar 09, 2016 12:29 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

From the time of my early career, I've always had to be self-motivating.  I bought dozens (make that hundreds) of books and tapes and attended seminars.    I don't know what I would have done without my "library" in those early days.  My broker training was a joke!  A personal coach would have been heavenly.  Now, I enjoy being the coach. 

Mar 09, 2016 12:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jeannie,

No, and we are each other's coach. A

Mar 09, 2016 12:17 AM