Our 7 Tips for Real Estate Success

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As we’ve often said in this blog, real estate success is not magical. While “selling” might come easier to some, consistent, on-going performance is typically driven by sticking to fundamentals. Following are seven fundamentals that the team at Vulcan 7 has identified for long-term success in real estate: Tip 1: Accountability, focus, and the power…

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Accountability Helps Drive Success

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One of the most important strategies for most top performers in the real estate business is to work with an accountability partner, or an accountability team through something like a mastermind group. Accountability is fundamental to success real estate. Of course, accountability begins with looking yourself in the mirror each morning. What standards have you…

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What Defines a Top Real Estate Performer?

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Regular readers of this blog know that we like to focus much of the content on what’s needed from both a psychological and emotional perspective to achieve success in real estate. It’s not a business for the faint of heart, which is why we tend to reinforce the importance of keeping your head in the…

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How to Power Through Rejection

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If you are an active phone-prospector, you are likely to hear NO often, perhaps as much as 9 out of every 10 conversations you have with prospects. It’s life in real estate sales, especially for those who play at the top of their game. But the key to success in this business is to learn…

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The Importance of Perspective

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Most of us, at one time or another, have used the phrase “that sure puts things in perspective.” Most often, we say this when something unfortunate happens, to someone we know or in the world in general. Whatever the case may be, the situation prompts us to take stock of our lives. Perhaps just ten…

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Essential FSBO Questions

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High-performing agents have long-known the value of prospecting For Sale by Owner (FSBO) homeowners. According to the most recent data from the National Association of Realtors, 8 percent of homes sold in the U.S. are through FSBO. NAR also estimates that the typical FSBO home sold for $217,900, compared to $295,000 for agent-assisted home sales.…

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The Perfect Time for a Warm Call

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Regardless of how you, as a real estate agent, approach the holiday seasons (relax vs. turn up the heat), one thing is certain: this is the perfect time to reach out to your Sphere of Influence. In last week’s post, End the Year with a Video Email to your Sphere, we focused on using video…

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The Benefits of a Morning Workout

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Most high-performing real estate agents stick to a routine every day. They might get up very early and take time to meditate or read or just sit quietly before the bustle of the day takes over. Many agents take time for daily affirmations. Role-playing with an accountability partners is another great strategy to start the…

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A FSBO Refresher

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Anybody who’s been in real estate sales for any amount of time understands that FSBO (For Sale by Owner) can be a significant source of revenue. This is especially true for Vulcan 7 agents who get the newest FSBO leads loaded onto their desktop every morning. We’ve written previously in this blog about how to…

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Start Building Your Real Estate Machine Today

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It’s the middle of July. Interest rates are at an all-time low and the prognosis is they will stay that way for the foreseeable future. Hopefully, you’re starting each day, on the phone, calling expireds and FSBOs from Vulcan 7. You’re getting listings and your pending list is growing. And because you’re highly regarded, you…

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The (Real Estate) Prospector’s Creed

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In January, 1948, gold was discovered in the hills of California. Over the next seven years, more than 300,000 prospectors flocked to California in search of their big opportunity to strike it rich. It is estimated that about half of the prospectors were able to make a modest profit, with a handful truly striking it…

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Keeping Your Head in the Game

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We recently posted about taking the time to do your mid-year business assessment. What are your goals for the year? Are you on track to achieve your goals? If not, what mid-stream adjustments will you need to make. While taking an objective look at your business performance, it might also be a good time to…

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15 Hot Minutes

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One of the goals of this blog is to give you tips on being the best, most productive agent you can be. In today’s post, we’re going to recap Ren Jones’ recent interview with Mike Darda on Vulcan 7’s live, Wednesday afternoon show, RoadMap Mike, who works out of the Coral Gables, Florida area is…

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Give Yourself Something to Talk About

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The term “engagement” has come to define all that is effective about marketing in the social media era. Typically, engagement refers to how people react to the content you put into the social media environment. This covers everything from likes to shares to comments. But, for real estate agents, true engagement has nothing to do…

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Yes, You Can Thrive During These Challenging Times

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The spring real estate market is here.  Of course, because of the coronavirus, it will be unlike any spring real estate market any of us as every known. But, make no mistake: it’s here.  Which leads to the obvious question: what will you do to thrive, to set yourself apart from every other agent in…

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Prospecting: 5 Steps to Real Estate Success

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Real Estate Prospecting Ask any rookie agent what they dislike most about the job, and odds most will mention prospecting. But, it’s a basic tool of the real estate business and no one becomes – or stays – successful without continuing to prospect. We examine some of the mental blocks that make this part of…

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