Are you truly productive or just busy? If you’re like most people, you may confuse the two. As a small business owner, you’re to-do list is always growing. While you may feel you’re getting a lot done when you cross things off the list, you may not be as productive as you wish. Productivity is finishing the most important tasks of the day, no matter what. Often, we get caught up doing the less important, time-consuming tasks; this prevents us from doing the tasks that drive our businesses. If you want to be more productive each day, here’s how to start: Continue reading
Get face-to-face with your clients this spring by popping by their home or office with a small treat to show your gratitude for their business. Springtime is when many markets begin to heat up. A Pop-By provides you the opportunity to check in with your clients and learn more about their real estate needs. Here are a few seasonal ideas. Continue reading
The Referral Maker Marketing System involves more than sending your Marketing Flyers to your clients on time; it’s a host of other activities intended to help generate leads and build relationships with your clients. The Flyers are intended to get the conversation started by giving you the opportunity to connect with your clients and stay top of mind. Here are a few tips to get more out of the system. Continue reading
It happens to many agents in their career. In the beginning, they’re all in and dedicated to the referral system. However, over time, they may veer off track. Suddenly, they’re not generating the leads they used to and they find it difficult to get back on track. Whether you’ve fallen off or you’d just like to ensure you meet all of your goals for the year, recommitting to the work by referral system will allow you to put your best professional foot forward. Continue reading
Trust is the foundation of any relationship, and when your business is relational, it’s essential to creating a successful business. When you’re clients trust you, they’ll refer you to their family and friends. While there are many ways to build trust with your clients, one of the most underrated ways is listening. Here’s why: Continue reading
If you’re like most real estate professionals, one of your goals for 2018 is likely to close more sales and boost your income. When you work by referral, you’ll close more sales if you can generate more leads in the form of referrals from past or current clients, friends, family and people within your network. And, how do you earn more referrals? By offering great service to your clients. When you provide your clients with great service, you’re selling to them—selling your expertise, your experience and the services you provide. Continue reading
Many agents strive to be more productive each day. The create to-do lists, they wake up early to get a jump on the day and they work late until their tasks are complete. Although this is certainly hard work, it’s not the most productive and efficient use of time. So, if putting one’s nose to the grindstone and work, work, working isn’t productive, what is? Continue reading
Do you find it challenging to complete your daily lead generating activities each day? You’re not alone. It’s easy to become so wrapped up in the activities of the day that you don’t get around to completing your lead generation. However, since it’s the bread-and-butter of your business, it’s vital to make lead generation a top priority. Here’s how to ensure you get it done: Continue reading
Although you know lead generation is a crucial part of your business, you may push it to the backburner when you get busy. However, this is a big mistake—the leads you generate today may become the deals you close tomorrow. How can you possibly fit in all you have to do in a day? Continue reading
Your habits can determine your success. If you have great habits, you’ll set yourself up for success. However, bad habits can create hurdles on your journey to achieving your goals. Here’s how to refine your habits.
Pinpoint the habits you want to change. Oftentimes, we know that certain habits may be holding us back. For example, while we may understand that checking our phones for messages or scrolling through social media every few minutes takes away from the time we could be spending making calls or writing personal notes, but we do it anyway because it’s a habit. Think about what you do each day and write down the habits that you feel are holding you back from success.
Replace bad habits with good habits. Once you’ve identified the habits you’d like to change, determine the good habits you’d like to replace them with. For example, if you’d like to spend less time scrolling through social media, make the habit of making a call to a client when you get the urge to scroll.
Visualize. Visualizing success is a powerful tool to changing your habits. Visualize the life you want to lead and see yourself doing the habits you’d like to adopt. Write down the steps you’ll need to take to successfully replace your bad habits.
Know your triggers. What triggers cause you to give in to the bad habit instead of making the better choice? If you find yourself constantly checking your email, ask yourself why? Is it because you don’t want to miss a message? Are you trying to avoid working on another aspect of your business? Identify what triggers the bad habit and you’ll be able to replace it with a better habit.
Track your progress. Use Referral Maker® CRM to help you track your progress toward achieving your goal. Tracking not only helps you achieve success, it also provides perspective and motivation when you need it the most.
Be patient. Change takes time. Just as it took time to develop bad habits, it’ll take time to replace them with good ones. Be patient with yourself and your progress and keep at it each day. Over time, the good habits will prevail.
Reward yourself for your hard work. If you want to stay motivated, reward yourself for a job well done.
Referral Maker CRM makes it easier to adopt better habits. Set reminders for everything from making your daily calls to delivering Pop-Bys. Visit ReferralMaker.com for more information.