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Gain Technological Skills or Become Obsolete

Inman Next just did an intimate video interview with one of the nations most visible REALTORS® on what it takes to succeed in today's market. Katie Lance captured some awesome pointers and wisdom from one of the top celebrity luxury real estate agents in the Country.

Gary Gold, Premier Agent and personal friend, shares his insights, tips, and experience with other agents.

"Knowing your market makes all the difference. Gary Gold, EVP of Hilton & Hyland and star on HGTV’s hit show, “Selling L.A.” is poised to complete 42 transactions this year and he does this with a small team. How? Maintaining a great website, vetting leads and going to where the buyers are..." read more...

In this interview, one of the comments and suggestions Gary makes is to "Gain a new technological skill everyday - or become obsolete!" Are you just marketing how bad you are? Can you legitimize who you are?


If you're really serious about your real estate business and your online strategy for today's market, you better watch and listen for the next 4 minutes to what he has to say and share.

 

     

"Learn More. Get More. Do More. Be More."

Comment balloon 33 commentsBrad Andersohn • June 28 2012 04:46PM

Comments

That was one powerful four minutes. Thanks for sharing

Posted by Bill Carroll, IN REAL ESTATE, REPRESENTATION IS EVERYTHING (The Corcoran Group Real Estate Co.) almost 7 years ago

Thanks Bill - Gary gives great tips and advice, and just like he says in the video, he doesn't mind sharing and collaborating with other industry pros too.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 7 years ago

I love this!  Suggested.  I even learned some great stuff for my biz.  (I need to make my video more prominent on my website)..actually, better yet...I need to get my hair done and then do a new better video and then make sure it shows up on the home page and the blog stream somehow.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) almost 7 years ago

Just had a brokers luncheon in my area and even with direct competitors we share info and tips.  There's enough to go 'round.  And it's such a better place when we all get along.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 7 years ago

The choice is clear....adapt or perish.

Those who stand still .....fall behind.

Be inventive and incorporate technology as aids to selling and being more efficient.

Got to go, my transistor radio needs a new battery.

Posted by Erv Fleishman, Luxury Prop Specialist Realty Associates (Realty Associates) almost 7 years ago

Suggested for sure! As Tammy says..it's a better place when we all get along!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) almost 7 years ago

Only 42 transactions?  I am only 1 man and I am doing better than this.  I do admit, I have had to reach out for help of late but that is only because I'm too busy to handle by myself anymore. 

Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist (Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona) almost 7 years ago
Yes, staying ahead in marketing and technology is critical to success. This is exactly how our business has succeeded during the past few years.
Posted by Mark Delgado, Benicia and Vallejo, Property Management, rental h (houses for rent, Solano County & Glen Cove) almost 7 years ago

Good morning Brad - Inspiring video clip. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates) almost 7 years ago

Hi Brad, I must be falling behind because I don't learn a new technology every day, and I'm finding out that some of the things I know are not very useful for generating income. I'm trying to get back to fundamentals and focus on the most productive tools, instead of adding more. My toolbox was getting really heavy.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) almost 7 years ago

Brad, this is great tip. I agree keeping up with the technology can be over whelming but if you are serious about business you will stay on the top of things to get things done. 

Posted by Ritu Desai, Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949 (Samson Properties) almost 7 years ago

Brad - love that "are you just marketing how bad you are..."! LOL - thanks for a great post and video.  I do think I would be brain dead to try to learn a new techlogy every day - but one per week probably wouldn't kill me!

Posted by Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA (Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender) almost 7 years ago

Suggested! Thank you for sharing, Brad.

Have a great day.

Tatyana

Posted by Tatyana Makarov, Your Greater Hartford Area Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 7 years ago

Brad operates a business and out sources tasks and services that his team can't or won't do, so securing a network of professional resources is essential in today's market, especially if marketing luxury executive properties. Building a network of skilled professionals requires time and opportunities, yet must be done, regardless. Thanks for sharing your perspective, I agree.

Posted by Kimo Jarrett, Pro Lifestyle Solutions (WikiWiki Realty) almost 7 years ago

I liked the way he said he does as much for a 2 million house as for a 20 million house!  Geesh!  In Arkansas we'd say do as much for a $40000 house as for a $200000 house.  LOL

Posted by Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 7 years ago

Brad, Great video to share and great message...learn one new tech skill a day. That seems to be the way to stay up with all the new stuff.

42 transactions may not sound like much to Kevin, but when his lowest price property is $2M...well you do the math!

Margaret

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 7 years ago

Debbie - thanks, I always learn some cool stuff from Gary. Check out his website too, it's really well done.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 7 years ago

Tammy - you're right, there is enough to go around and I'd love to see everyone get along in this business and industry. 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 7 years ago

Erv - you're a funny guy!!  I still have one of those myself :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 7 years ago

Thanks Dorie - I used to love getting those features, but now I just love helping others get featured and grow their business.  Gary should be the one featured today! 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 7 years ago

Kevin - congratulations on your success.  I'm looking forward to your video sharing your tips and secrets too.  In my honest opinion, it's not about quantity as much as it is the quality which to me is the real reward. Quality always turns into qantity over time.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 7 years ago

Mark - this business and industry will continue to evolve but not without more high tech and high touch technology.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 7 years ago

Wayne and Jean, glad you enjoyed it. The thanks really goes out to Katie at Inman News and Gary for doing this.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 7 years ago

Larry - excellent point my friend. Cultivate, Capture, Convert to Clients are the key fundamentals.  The tech tools have changed the game, but not the key fundamentals.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 7 years ago

Ritu - the other option is to have someone else do it for you.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 7 years ago

Louise - even one a week is a really good goal!!

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 7 years ago

Tatyana - thanks.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 7 years ago

Kimo - a network of anything and anyone that helps others or yourself be better or successful is a beautiful thing.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 7 years ago

Barbara - I know Gary, I've been out with him while working. He treats every property and every client like they are the only person on earth and gives them his full attention and focus regardless of home price.  His marketing isn't about price as much as it is the results and the experience.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 7 years ago

Margaret - seems almost impossible to keep up with all the new technology that comes out each day. Finding and implementing just one should actually be pretty easy time permitting. Always great to hear from you, thanks for stopping by to comment. Miss ya :)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 7 years ago

Hi Brad, no doubt, a great video and some excellent points.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Bob Miller, The Ocala Dream Team (Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty) almost 7 years ago

I definitely need to add more videos to my site!

Posted by Jenny Durling, For Los Angeles real estate help 213-215-4758 (L.A. Property Solutions) almost 7 years ago

I'm always learning new techlology skills. It never ends. As soon as I have it some what figured out, it changes.

Posted by Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI (Oregon First) over 6 years ago

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