Monthly Archives: May 2014

3 Reasons to Delegate Tasks Today

Delegating allows you to focus on the tasks that drive your business.

Delegating allows you to focus on the tasks that drive your business.

Do you have trouble checking important items off your to-do list because you get caught up doing smaller, time-consuming tasks, such as organizing receipts, folding marketing flyers, etc.? Do you use valuable time that you could spend on lead generation on tasks that you’re not good at, like expenses? You want your business to grow, but it can’t grow if you’re bogged down with the small stuff. If this sounds like you, it’s time to delegate. Continue reading

Brian Buffini’s Success Tour: What to Do in San Jose

While you're in San Jose, be sure to check out the local sites!

While you’re in San Jose, be sure to check out the local sites!

San Jose may have begun as a small farming community; however, over the last two centuries, it has grown substantially and become the center of the technology industry. Brian Buffini’s Success Tour swings into the Silicon Valley on June 16th and 17th to give real estate professionals in Northern California and beyond the tools they need to thrive in the new era of real estate. If you’ve signed up for this real estate event, be sure to check out the local sights. Here are a few options to get you started. Continue reading

Want to be a Pro? Act like One.

Follow these 5 tips to help you become a Pro.

Follow these 5 tips to help you become a Pro.

What separates licensees and agents from professionals? Professionals are business owners. They’re responsible for the A to Z (and everything in between) of their businesses. And, they know that customer service their job and their daily focus is on sales and marketing. So, how can you become a Pro? Follow these easy steps: Continue reading

How to Use Your Network to Help Your Buyers Move

A professional painter can help your buyers save time when they move in.

A professional painter can help your buyers save time when they move in.

Many agents lose touch with their buyers once the transaction is closed. In fact, many homeowners complain that their agent never kept in touch with them once they bought their home. The period after the closing provides a great opportunity to continue to serve your clients. Go the extra mile and connect them with a few local professionals from your network who can help them get ready to move into their new home. Continue reading

3 Ways to Be More Grateful Today

A simple 'thank you' can help you feel grateful for what you have.

A simple ‘thank you’ can help you feel grateful for what you have.

Want to be happier right now? Be thankful. Gratitude has many benefits, including a happier disposition and a feeling of appreciation for all involved. There’s no better way to turn around your day than by being grateful for what you have. Here are three ways to be more grateful today: Continue reading

How Sleep Impacts Your Productivity

A good night's sleep will allow you to thrive on less coffee.

A good night’s sleep will allow you to thrive on less coffee.

If you’re feeling sluggish and find that you’re not as productive as you have been, you might want to get more sleep. If you’re like many people, you scrimp on sleep so that you can boost your productivity and check off more items on your to-do list. However, this only serves to make you less productive (not to mention crankier). Sleep is essential to your brain function—and a well-functioning brain is critical to your productivity and success. Continue reading

Build Your Wealth Today

Tracking your expenses will help you to build your wealth.

Tracking your expenses will help you to build your wealth.

It’s safe to say that most of us would like to be wealthier, especially if we’ve struggled to make ends meet in the past. Even if we’re financially comfortable, we often look for ways to boost our incomes a bit more. Money may not buy happiness, but it does make life a lot easier. Continue reading

3 Tips for Working with Millennial Buyers

Do you have millennial clients? Here are some tips to help you work with them.

Do you have millennial clients? Here are some tips to help you work with them.

After a tumultuous few years, many millennials are thinking of buying homes of their own. This generation is different from previous ones, as they are more tech-savvy and informed about the market. Here are three tips to help you guide them through the home buying process. Continue reading

Make Calls Easier in 5 Steps

Use these tips to help you call your clients.

Use these tips to help you call your clients.

Whether you’re new to real estate or you’ve been in the business for years, you probably have days where you feel nervous to call your database. Let’s face it; many of us don’t talk on the phone much anymore, relying instead on texting or email to convey a message to clients, friends and acquaintances. Think of it this way—you’ll set yourself apart from your competition by making voice contact with your best clients. Here’s how to get motivated to call when you’re too anxious to pick up the phone. Continue reading

3 Ways to Boost the Open Rate of Your Email Marketing Campaigns

Make your email marketing campaigns more effective with these tips.

Make your email marketing campaigns more effective with these tips.

Email marketing is one component of your real estate marketing plan, and an important part of your overall strategy. However, in this day and age, when many people are trying to simplify their lives by setting up email filters to weed out spam-like messages, it can be difficult to make sure that your messages are being read. People are more likely to open mail from the people they know, and email is no different. Your relationship to your clients may get your message into their Inbox; here are three ways to help ensure that they read it. Continue reading