Monthly Archives: August 2014

3 Things You May Have Learned from Your Previous Profession

Most real estate professionals had careers in other industries before they got into real estate. Use your experiences to help you in your real estate career.

Most real estate professionals had careers in other industries before they got into real estate. Use your experiences to help you in your real estate career.

If you’re like the majority of real estate professionals, you had another career before you became an agent. Regardless of how much time you spent in your previous career, there’s no doubt that you learned many valuable lessons that you can use as an agent. Here are just a few: Continue reading

Adopt a Habit with the Help of These 4 Apps

Adopt a habit, and check your progress, with these apps.

Adopt a habit, and check your progress, with these apps.

If you’ve ever tried to adopt a new habit, you know how difficult it can be. Although you may start out well, after a few days or weeks, you may notice that it’s easier to get derailed. Forming good habits may be hard, but technology has made it a bit easier. These free smartphone apps will help you stay on track to develop good habits, whether they concern health, wellness or remembering to do your daily activities. Continue reading

New to Real Estate? Here Are 5 Tips for Success

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If you’re like many agents who are new to real estate, you’re probably full of enthusiasm and eager to help buyers and sellers navigate the real estate process. As with any new career, you’ll likely work through a few growing pains before you reach your stride as an agent. If you want to improve your chances for becoming a successful agent, the following tips will put you on the right path. Continue reading

Use the Mayor Campaign to Generate More Leads—A Business Inspirational Tip from Brian Buffini

Qualify your clients with the Mayor Campaigns.

Qualify your clients with the Mayor Campaigns.

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a dialogue you could use to qualify your clients and generate leads? In this clip from the real estate event, Brian Buffini’s Success Tour, Brian explains the Mayor Campaign dialogue and how to use it to get more leads. Continue reading

Looking for a Weekend Project? Break out the Paint Brushes.

A touch of paint can do wonders to freshen up your home.

A touch of paint can do wonders to freshen up your home.

What a difference a can (or several) of paint can make to the look and feel of a home! Painting the exterior of the home boosts curb appeal while protecting its trim and siding from the weather. Painting the interior of the home is a great way revamp a space and put a personal stamp on it. Although many people hire professional painters to get the job done, others prefer to do it themselves. Before your clients hop in the car to purchase supplies from the local hardware store, here’s a list of tips to help them make their painting projects easy and fun. Continue reading

5 Ways to Help Your Sellers Stage Their Homes

Mowing the lawn is an easy way to spruce up the property.

Mowing the lawn is an easy way to spruce up the property.

The majority of buyers start their home searches on the Internet. Once they see a home with potential, they may drive by it to see if the outside lives up to the pictures in the listing. If the home still stokes their interest, they’ll often contact their real estate professional for a showing. Since most buyers form an opinion of a home within the first ten seconds of seeing it, agents encourage their sellers to stage their homes. While there’s an emphasis on staging the inside of the home, it’s also important to stage the outside as well. After all, if the outside looks like a hot mess, many buyers will give the home a swerve, even if the interior is staged to the nines. Continue reading

How to Take a Vacation

Take a vacation! Your productivity depends on it.

Take a vacation! Your productivity depends on it.

It’s the middle of summer; have you taken your vacation yet? Taking time off is essential to recharge your batteries and help you maintain your commitment to your productivity and goals. Just as you need to take a break during your workday to refocus your mind, taking time off—whether it’s a long weekend or month-long trip overseas—can do wonders to refresh your spirit and help you see the big picture. Continue reading

How Would Your Clients Rate Your Service?

Improve your relationships with your clients with good service.

Improve your relationships with your clients with good service.

Many real estate agents feel that they go above and beyond to assist their clients during the real estate process. In reality, many buyers and sellers are left less than impressed with their agents, complaining that their agents didn’t keep in touch, kept them out of the loop and did just enough to earn their commission. Ouch—none of these are complaints you want to hear, especially if you want to work with them again or want them to refer you to their family and friends. So how can you exceed their expectations and offer them great service? Here are a few tips: Continue reading

Why You Shouldn’t Settle for Less than Your Best—A Business Inspirational Tip from Brian Buffini

Never settle for less than 100% of your potential.

Never settle for less than 100% of your potential.

No matter what challenges you’ve faced, you can bounce back. Whether it’s a business, financial or health setback—or a combination of the three—it is possible to change your outcomes by changing your game plan. In this clip from the real estate event, MasterMind Summit 2013, Brian Buffini offers motivation to help you bounce back and achieve your best. Continue reading

Must-See Places to Visit While You’re in New York City for BBST2014

Are you coming to NYC for Brian Buffini's Success Tour in September?

Are you coming to NYC for Brian Buffini’s Success Tour in September?

New York City has been dubbed “the city that never sleeps,” and why would you want to? There’s so much to see and do! NYC offers something for everyone, whether you’re a history nut, an architecture expert, a foodie or the life of the party. Since Brian Buffini’s Success Tour will be pulling into town, with special guest Mayor Rudy Giuliani, on September 9th and 10th before the cold and snow (well, fingers crossed, at least, if the spring was any indication), there will be tons to see and experience indoors and out. While Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty are popular destinations for many visitors to the Big Apple, there are tons of sights and activities to please even the fussiest traveler. So, down a cup of coffee or two and check out some of these attractions while you’re in town. Continue reading