Monthly Archives: October 2014

3 Reasons to Attend Brian Buffini’s Success Tour in Toronto

 

Have you registered for Brian Buffini's Success Tour Toronto yet? What are you waiting for? Register today at BrianBuffini.com

Have you registered for Brian Buffini’s Success Tour Toronto yet? What are you waiting for? Register today at BrianBuffini.com

Although it’s nearly the end of the year, it’s not the time to take your foot off the gas pedal yet. In fact, now is the time to reconnect with your Why, recommit to your goals and charge hard to finish the year on a high note and set yourself up for an even better 2015. Having trouble getting motivated? You’re in luck—You have one more opportunity to catch Brian Buffini’s Success Tour this year when it rolls into Toronto on November 4th and 5th. More than a real estate event, Brian Buffini’s Success Tour is intended to give you the knowledge and motivation you need to transform your business and thrive in the new era of real estate. Here are three reasons why you, yes you, should attend Brian Buffini’s Success Tour in Toronto: Continue reading

Survive The S-Curve—A Business Inspirational Tip from Brian Buffini

Get ready for the S-curve!

Get ready for the S-curve!

What stage of the S-curve is your business in? In this clip from the real estate event, The Peak Experience™, Brian Buffini delves into the phases of the S-curve and explains how you can help your business to thrive. Continue reading

Help Your Clients Prepare for Winter with this Fall Checklist

Winter is just around the corner--are your clients prepared?

Winter is just around the corner–are your clients prepared?

The autumn is the ideal time to clean and organize the house and get the landscape ready for cooler temperatures. It’s also a great time for you to serve your clients by helping them get their homes ready for the change in seasons. Although longtime homeowners may have this process down, first time homeowners may appreciate knowing what things should be done to their homes to keep them in good working order before the cold weather hits. Help your first time and longtime homeowners prepare for winter with this checklist. Continue reading

Why Your Sellers Need You

These nice folks need a seasoned real estate pro like yourself to sell their home.

These nice folks need a seasoned real estate pro like yourself to sell their home.

You know sellers need you, but do they know how much they need you? In the age where all of the information we desire is at our fingertips, some people may think, “All the information I need to sell my home is on the Internet, and I found this handy online valuation calculator to tell me how much my home is worth. I don’t need no stinkin’ real estate agent! I’ll sell my home myself and rake in all of the dough! I’ll be like Scrooge McDuck swimming in the piles of money that would have been their commission. [cue maniacal laughter]”

While it’s wonderful that people can access information about the real estate process with the click of the mouse, many of them don’t know what to do with the information they find. And if they’re trying to sell the home themselves, they don’t have the experience to navigate the quirks of the local market, leaving their home to languish on the market for months. Here are three reasons why sellers need a great real estate professional, like yourself, to get their home sold. Continue reading

8 Ways to Stay Safe in Real Estate

Meet clients in your office first, before you venture out to see a home...and be sure to let everyone know where you're going.

Meet clients in your office first, before you venture out to see a home…and be sure to let everyone know where you’re going.

Although your showings, listing appointments and open houses may have gone off without a hitch (or a sketchy person) in the past, it never hurts to prepare in case you have to deal with one in the future. Meeting clients for showings and listing appointments is a big part of the business, and while you may find most of your clients through referrals, it’s still possible to come in contact with unsavory characters. The more you prepare, the more confident you’ll be should you ever find yourself in a dangerous situation. Here are some tips to make safety a priority in all types of meetings with your clients. Continue reading

3 Safety Apps Every Agent Should Have on Their Smartphones

Safety is your top priority when you're showing a home.

Safety is your top priority when you’re showing a home.

Safety is a top concern for many real estate agents, especially when meeting a client somewhere other than the office. Although showings, listing appointments and open houses are standard in the industry, they also leave an agent vulnerable being attacked by a stranger. This isn’t to scare you—most of the time, your listing appointments, open houses and showings will go off without a hitch. However, it never hurts to be prepared just in case something feels ‘off.’ Continue reading

Why It’s Important to Adjust Your Expectations of Success—A Business Inspirational Tip from Brian Buffini

What's your definition of success?

What’s your definition of success?

As you travel through live, your definition of success and your goals will change. In this clip from the real estate event, The Peak Experience™, Brian Buffini explains the importance of adjusting your expectations to reflect seasons of your life.

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3 Ways to Add More Hope to Your Day

In order to succeed, it's important to have hope.

In order to succeed, it’s important to have hope.

We’ve all faced challenges in our lives that shape our perspectives and create our unique story. While some of these challenges are easily overcome, others are painful, unexpected and feel in the moment as if they’re insurmountable. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed when the gravity of the unexpected weighs you down; however, in order to rise above and thrive it’s important to have hope.

Hope is the voice that says what’s possible. Hope whispers, “You can do it!” when you need encouragement the most. And, most importantly, hope is what drives you when it’s oh so easy just to give up. Here are a few ways to add more hope to your day. Continue reading

Get More Done with These Productivity Tips

Are you ready to get more done today?

Are you ready to get more done today?

A successful agent is a productive agent. Although many real estate professionals look busy, many of them aren’t as productive as they should be, instead wasting valuable time and energy during the day. How can you make the best use of your time? Follow these easy tips to help you get more done.

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Using Your Story to Market Your Business

Use your story in your business. It gives it a personal touch and makes you more trustworthy.

Use your story in your business. It gives it a personal touch and makes you more trustworthy.

What’s your story? You may not think that you have one; however, if you’re breathing, you’re living your story. While everyone’s story is unique, the elements of the story are not. They involve a main character (hint: that’s you) who is experiencing a sequence of events and in the process, faces any number of challenges and setbacks in order to reach the story’s resolution. Continue reading