Monthly Archives: November 2014

Recharge Your Battery—A Business Inspirational Tip from Brian Buffini

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Remember to recharge your batteries, especially at this time of year.

Are you an adrenaline junkie? While there is a time and place for that (perhaps on the side of a mountain with skis strapped to your feet or when you have a parachute strapped to your back and you’re flying through the sky), work isn’t one of them. In this clip from the real estate event, the MasterMind Summit, Brian Buffini explains why being an adrenaline junkie in your business can put you on the fast track to Burnout City. Continue reading

3 Reasons to Start Using Instagram

With Instagram, you can capture great photos of your city or town and give potential buyers a glimpse into the local area.

With Instagram, you can capture great photos of your city or town and give potential buyers a glimpse into the local area.

If you’re like most agents, you want to have a presence on whatever social media platform is the most relevant at the time. First it was Facebook, and then everyone flocked to Pinterest. While these are great platforms for sharing photos and information about listings and tips for home buyers and sellers, many agents are beginning to turn their attention to Instagram.

Instagram is a photo-driven social media site allows you to edit and post photos, as well as short 15-second videos to your feed on the site, Facebook, Twitter and other popular social media sites. Here are a few reasons to get active on Instagram: Continue reading

Just Breathe! 3 Tips for When You Feel Overwhelmed

Prioritizing your day will help to prevent you from feeling overwhelmed.

Prioritizing your day will help to prevent you from feeling overwhelmed.

Although you may be cool as cucumber most of the time, there may be times when you begin to feel overwhelmed. The holiday season is one of the most common times for feelings of overwhelm to start bubbling up; after all, you’re trying to close deals by the end of the year, generate leads for next year’s deals and planning client parties and Pop-Bys. And that’s just the work-related stuff. You may also have to plan the annual family holiday party, shop for everyone on your list, decorate your house and get it ready for your out-of-town holiday guests, and a million other things in between. Marie Curie may have done great things with just 24 hours in a day, but she probably didn’t have in-laws staying for a week who are on special a gluten free, sugar free, preservative free, beige colored, only organic and grown within 15 miles diet or a teen daughter who can only wear one particular brand of jeans or else she will, like, literally die of humiliation. Before you begin to tear all of your hair out, take a few breaths and read the following tips. Continue reading

Wow Your Multi-Generational Buyers!

Your multi-generational buyers have particular needs--exceed their expectations with great service.

Your multi-generational buyers have particular needs–exceed their expectations with great service.

According to the latest research from the National Association of REALTORS®, 13% of buyers in 2013 purchased a multi-generational home. This may not seem like a lot; however, many 20-somethings have moved back in with their parents to save money while they get on their feet, not to mention the Boomers who are taking care of aging parents. This small, but mighty, group of buyers comes to the home search process with a unique set of must-haves and deal breakers. Help them find the best home for their needs, while offering the highest level of quality service, with these tips. Continue reading

How to Use Social Media for Business

No matter what platforms you use, these tips can help you optimize your social media experience.

No matter what platforms you use, these tips can help you optimize your social media experience.

Social media is a great way to get the word out about your business and listings. However, many agents post too often and saturate their clients’ news feeds with so much information that they feel overwhelmed and choose to unsubscribe. Or, they post so infrequently that their clients forget about them. Mastering social media involves a delicate dance; however, it is possible to build relationships with clients with the following tips. Continue reading

Learn from Your Mentors—A Business Inspirational Tip from Brian Buffini

Find a mentor or be a mentor--the point is to never stop learning.

Find a mentor or be a mentor–the point is to never stop learning.

Never stop learning. This is something that we often hear, especially at Buffini & Company seminars. In this clip from the real estate event, the MasterMind Summit, Brian Buffini explains the importance of lifelong learning and finding great mentors.

 

A commitment to personal development is important to achieving success in business and life. Head knowledge is what helps to drive your business.

3 Tips for Optimizing Your Head Knowledge
1. Be a lifelong learner.
2. Learn from your mistakes.
3. Find mentors.

Brian learned a lot from his first mentors, his parents. From his father, George Buffini, he learned how to provide service that went beyond expectations. His father would always ask, “Can you put your name to that?” meaning would you be proud of the work you did. From his mother, Therese, he learned belief. She would always encourage him and say, “You can do it, Briny.” Hearing encouraging words often enough can help you begin to believe them.

Want to commit to lifelong learning? Take a class or find a seminar to attend (might we suggest one of the fine events we offer at Buffini & Company). Once you register for an event, be sure to mark it in your calendar in Referral Maker® real estate CRM.

Les Brown’s 3 Essential Goals

What are your goals?

What are your goals?

You may be aware that it’s smart to create achievable goals, but do you create goals in these three areas of your life? Best-selling author and motivational speaker Les Brown gave live audience members and those watching online the scoop on goal setting at Brian Buffini’s Success Tour in Toronto. When you set these types of goals, you’ll help to succeed in business and life. Continue reading

5 Ways to Make Your Property Listings Pop

Get your listings sold with these tips.

Get your listings sold with these tips.

With the majority of buyers starting their home searches online, the property listing has become even more important. Gone are the days when a few pictures would entice a buyer to call for a showing. Today’s Internet-savvy buyers want to imagine themselves in the home before they pick up the phone. Follow these tips to pique buyers’ interest in your properties. Continue reading

6 Ways to Get More Done When Working from Home

When working from home, dress like you're going to meet a client later.

When working from home, dress like you’re going to meet a client later.

Although many real estate professionals work in offices, others work from home. Even if you work in an office, you may have the opportunity to work from home a day or two during the week. While working from home has huge advantages—no commute, easy access to a fully stocked kitchen and comfortable seating—it may be challenging to concentrate when distractions abound. Here are some tips to help you keep your productivity high when you work from the comfort of your home. Continue reading

Who Should You Spend Your Time With? A Business Inspirational Tip from Brian Buffini

Sometimes your best clients are the ones you're currently working with.

Sometimes your best clients are the ones you’re currently working with.

When you work by referral, it’s important to spend time with your best clients. Who are they? In this clip from the real estate event, Brian Buffini’s Success Tour, Brian explains how to choose who to spend most of your time with. Continue reading