Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Red Rock Real Estate)

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I do Properly Plan to be in the Right Place at the Right Time.

Aug 13, 2019 11:05 AM
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

You have to be prepared so that when that lucky opportunity presents itself, you know what to do.

For example, if a gymnast on the U.S. team broke her ankle and they were looking for an alternate, they wouldn't be calling me because I'm not prepared. (I can't even do a cartwheel!)  But there is someone who has been practicing gymnastics her entire life, and is ready to fill the spot.  That's not because she's lucky.  That's because she prepared her entire life to be ready when the opportunity presented itself.

In our business, it might not be someone breaking an ankle.  Maybe it's knowing how to give a good presentation when Daddy Warbucks is looking to buy a house.  He called happened to call when you had desk duty. 

Aug 13, 2019 04:00 PM
Julio Vasiu
IXACT Contact - North York, ON
IXACT Contact a ‘next generation’ real estate CRM

Proper planning would lead you to be at the right place at the right time more often than not planning. 

Aug 13, 2019 10:20 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Yes and no BECAUSE proper planning puts you in the right place at the right time Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 

Aug 13, 2019 12:45 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Timing has its place but its not the top reason. 

Aug 13, 2019 10:46 AM
Peter Mohylsky. Broker Associate
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL

I would rather be lucky than good,  But it is good to be lucky with a very generous dose of hard work and a great plan with measurable goals.  

Aug 13, 2019 10:15 AM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

It can be luck that prevails in some instances but over the long haul a good plan is a more solid approach. 

Aug 13, 2019 09:58 AM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

L: Labor

U: Under

C: Correct

K: Knowledge

Aug 13, 2019 04:54 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

it's who you know that directs business to you.... that doesn't take any planning....

I think it's important to be at the right place at the right time plus proper planning.... the right place would be where people are who know people.... they're the players....

Aug 13, 2019 03:27 PM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

I think the right planning has you at the right place at the right time with the right answers to solve the client's problems.

Aug 13, 2019 01:02 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Being out and about is in line with living & exploring life and all its wonders. You will discover opportunities because they are their awaiting you. All of life is being here & being here is the right time and place for whoever is here

Aug 13, 2019 11:01 AM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

Strategic Planning can put you in the right place at the right time more often.

relying on dumb luck is well...dumb. 

Aug 13, 2019 10:57 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


It is being in the right frame of mind that attracts the right people to work together.  That has been our experience...the right frame of mind is something that many do not work on, and it is one of the most important aspects of happiness and health...A

Aug 13, 2019 10:05 AM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

It's a combination of both.... there are things you can't always control.

Aug 13, 2019 10:04 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Sphere of  influence contributes to more than 50% of my business. That is not an accident.

You have to possession yourself to be in the right place at the right time.

Aug 13, 2019 04:16 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Many successful business owners (GoPro) attribute the success to their company solely on right place, right time.

Others will say being ruthless (Bill Gates) in regards to stealing GUI and exclusionary marketing practice created a more permanent presence in the global economy.

A Active Rain participant shared being at the right place, at the right time led to a million dollar referral. Others say consistently giving Zdevil a thousand dollars a month is the secret to success.

Aug 13, 2019 11:28 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Luck is an acronym for Laboring Under Correct Knowledge.

We need to be prepared, mindset and vibes shiny, but as planners, problem solvers,control freaks we forget that the Divine is still in charge!

I was telling my nail chick yesterday that had I not gotten fired from a job that by rights I should never had been, and caught a boyfriend cheating (deal breaker for me), I would never have met my husband!

We have to go with the flow of both good and bad and know that all roads lead to the promised land!

I told one of my counseling clients yesterday that she should send the XBF who dumped her and cleared the way for the right one she has now a fruit basket!

Aug 13, 2019 10:20 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I think being in the right place and time has a LOT to do with having an opportunity presented to you, but you must be able to act on that opportunity and capitalize upon it.  See my question about opening an escrow company.  Right place and time, situation presented itself.  Now doing research, making decisions and forming plans of execution.

Aug 13, 2019 10:52 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

A little of both...

Yes, I planned to go out to dinner with friends a few weeks ago and a friend of theirs stopped by the table to chat for a few minutes. Lo & behold, they are listing and buying with me right now...so, yes, a little of both - planned and right place/right time!

Aug 13, 2019 08:27 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

luck vs premeditated plan not executed


Aug 13, 2019 11:22 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No. Not more. It can help but planning and execution lead the way.

Aug 13, 2019 10:13 AM
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I think it's a combination of all of the above. The most successful people I know are planners but have a knack of being in the right place at the right time as well yet those on the outside only see that success so they attribute it to luck. 

Aug 13, 2019 10:14 PM
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

Luck seems to follow proper planning, skill, competence and character.

Just like over night successes have 20 year long journeys. 

Aug 13, 2019 09:22 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Proper planning should put you in the right place at the right time!

Aug 14, 2019 04:55 AM
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Being in the right place at the right time makes it a whole lot easier to stay busy.  Even mediocrity works in a hot market for example.  Location, location, location.  Being prepared and able to project or draw people to you then becomes a cakewalk...

Sep 12, 2019 04:49 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Proper planning leads to being at the right place and the right time.

Sep 12, 2019 04:33 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Yes I do.

Sep 03, 2019 08:55 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Tough question,  I think both all the time.  You need to plan your work and work your plan.


Aug 15, 2019 02:13 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Oh, boy. 

Hard work - yes. 

And luck. 

Aug 15, 2019 01:34 PM
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

Proper planning and a commitment to the plan is what puts you in the right place at the right time!  And then there is the occasional "gift from above" that comes out of the blue for no particular reason.

Aug 15, 2019 02:58 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Every positive element helps.

Aug 14, 2019 03:56 PM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Both are very important.

Aug 14, 2019 01:06 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

They come together and are inseparable

Aug 14, 2019 08:29 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Luck does not always happen.

Aug 14, 2019 06:42 AM