Selling

Get Out of Your Rut!

At some point in your real estate career, it’s likely you get stuck. Fall into a rut. Lose your bearings. No matter how astute or successful you are, it’s only human to hit a wall, in which you feel like nothing you do is working. What’s an agent to do? Revisit the basics of finding…

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Amp Up Your Prospecting

Those of us in the real estate profession have chosen the field for differing reasons: For some of us, it may be we like the competitive nature. Some entered the field because we like helping families with major life decisions and still others followed family members into the business. But for all of us, the…

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Prospecting For Life

Let’s face it: if you are to have a successful career in real estate, you’ll always be prospecting. Sure, it gets easier as you build a reputation and gain more referrals, but you will never stop seeking out qualified prospects. The start of a new year is the perfect time to examine your habits and…

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Active vs. Passive Prospecting

Prospecting is a frequent topic of conversation in the real estate business as every agent is focused on keeping their lead pipeline full. Less talked about than specific means are the different broad strategies and ways to find prospects. Active prospecting refers to some of the traditional tools we think of, including cold calls, referrals,…

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Getting The Most Out Of Networking Events

The term ‘networking’ may conjure up queasy sensations of glad-handing used car salesmen, but it’s necessary for growing our pipeline and it doesn’t have to be unpleasant. In fact, networking events can – and should – be enjoyable, as they give you a chance to add to our pipeline and present your best self to…

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Working With High Net-Worth Clients

Real estate agents work hard. Sometimes, we feel like we toil away, cranking out listing after listing, hammering on closings, all in an effort to reach our financial goals and answer the ‘why’ of our exertions. We’d all like to get maximum return for minimum work and a high net worth client base is one…

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Stay Focused in a Chaotic World

Nothing is more important to a successful career than keeping our eye on the prize and retaining focus. But in 2018, there are countless ways by which we can be easily distracted: smartphone apps, 24/7 cable news stations, the finger-in-the-electric socket that is politics, the ability to watch TV on our computers at all hours…

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4 Reasons Why Failure Makes Us Better

Admit it, seeing the word “failure” in the title of a blog post makes you uncomfortable. Let’s not focus on the negative you might be thinking. That makes sense. After all, many, if not most highly driven and successful professionals operate on the motto made famous in the film Apollo 13: “Failure is not an…

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Nailing The Close

Whether you are a listing agent or buyer’s agent, selling luxury properties or rentals, the time inevitably comes that you must close a deal. There’s no time during the sales process more fraught with the possibility of flop sweat than the close. But, follow our advice and practice these techniques at each stage of the…

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Building Momentum

Physics and real estate may at first glance appear to lack much in common, but Newton’s Third Law of Motion is something we can all relate to. Formally stated, Newton’s third law says, ‘for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction,’ but in layman’s terms, that translates to ‘what goes up must come…

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