Monthly Archives: March 2015

5 Ideas for Spring Pop-Bys

A plant and some gardening tools make a great spring Pop-By.

A plant and some gardening tools make a great spring Pop-By.

The spring is a great time to pop by to your favorite clients with a special treat to show how much you appreciate their business and referrals. The seasons is also one of the busiest times in many real estate markets, as buyers begin their search for a new home and sellers clean the clutter in preparation for listing. Make sure you stay at the top of their minds with these seasonal Pop-By gifts. Continue reading

Reconnect with Past Clients Today

Want to reconnect with past clients? Invited them to lunch!

Want to reconnect with past clients? Invited them to lunch!

When you work by referral, the bulk of your business comes from the referrals of your clients. However, if you’re like many agents, you may have lost touch with a few of your clients over the years. Rest assured, it’s never too late to reconnect with your past clients. After all, people want to keep in touch with their agents after the transaction has closed, so what are you waiting for? Here are four ways to touch base with your past clients. Continue reading

In Richmond for Brian Buffini’s Success Tour? Enjoy These Events.

Richmond is a city full of history and culture.

Richmond is a city full of history and culture.

Heading to Richmond, Virginia for Brian Buffini’s Success Tour on April 1st and 2nd, 2015? Richmond is a city known for its beauty and history, among other things. We’re certainly no strangers to the Richmond area and enjoy coming back each year to see our fantastic Members! While you’re in town for BBST2015, check out these events. Continue reading

5 Ways to Find Time to Read Every Day

Got extra time while you wait? Pull out a book!

Got extra time while you wait? Pull out a book!

Have you ever complained that you just can’t find the time to read as much as you’d like to? As a busy real estate professional, there’s no doubt that your days are packed with showings and lead generation, not to mention workouts, time with family, etc. However, one can usually carve out fifteen minutes to read. Here’s how: Continue reading

How to Manage Yourself

Follow these tips to make managing yourself easier.

Follow these tips to make managing yourself easier.

Many of us became real estate professionals because we wanted to be our own bosses. However, the downside of being your own boss is that you may become the most difficult person to manage. Your success becomes dependent upon the choices you make each day, and if you make the wrong choices or foster the wrong habits, it can impede your progress. Here are three ways to make managing yourself easier. Continue reading

Want to Boost Your Health & Productivity? Get Outside!

Take a walk outside to clear your head, refocus your energy and get your daily dose of vitamin D.

Take a walk outside to clear your head, refocus your energy and get your daily dose of vitamin D.

Longer, sunnier days and the warm temperatures of spring are just around the corner, making many of us antsy to get outside and enjoy it. Even if you’re busy, it’s important to schedule time to get outside and enjoy nature. Studies show that spending time outside is vital for your overall health and well-being. You don’t have to plan a trip to the nearest mountain range or forest to reap the benefits of nature. Something as simple as a short walk outside can help you clear your head so that you can tackle the next task with renewed energy and focus, not to mention the important benefits that moving has on your body. Here are a few ways to spend more time outdoors during your day. Continue reading

More of Today’s Buyers Use Technology to Find Their Dream Homes

Many buyers today, particularly younger ones, are more likely to search for homes using their smartphones and tablets.

Many buyers today, particularly younger ones, are more likely to search for homes using their smartphones and tablets.

The way potential buyers search for homes has changed over the past few years as we come to rely on our mobile devices for more of our Internet needs. While the Home Buyers and Seller reports from the National Association of REALTORS® has revealed a growing trend in the past two or three years of buyers using their smartphones and tablets to search listings, recent studies from Google seem to drive the point home. While NAR surveys buyers and asks if they’ve used their mobile devices in their searches, Google has been able to add a new layer to this research by analyzing key search terms. Continue reading

How to Get More Done without Working Harder

Work smarter, not harder with these 3 productivity tips.

Work smarter, not harder with these 3 productivity tips.

While hard work does indeed pay off, there’s a delicate balance between working hard and becoming a slave to your work. Although working hard may involve long days here and there, if you’re constantly working in overdrive, there’s a good chance that you’ll drive yourself to frustration and burnout. And a burned out real estate professional is unable to do anyone any good. Continue reading

Cultivate an Attitude of Abundance

People with an attitude of abundance tend to be more successful than their scarcity-thinking peers

People with an attitude of abundance tend to be more successful than their scarcity-thinking peers

Many people have a scarcity mentality; that is, they feel that there’s not enough to go around for everyone. As a result, they’re stingy with sharing their contacts, grumble when they have to share recognition and let’s not even talk about money. People with a scarcity mentality are so protective over what is theirs (or what they perceive as theirs) that they’re unable to see the benefits of abundance.  Conversely, people with an abundance mentality are willing to share their contacts and resources with others. They’re the lovecats who are the first ones to connect people with others who can help them reach their dreams. As a result, people gravitate toward them and are eager to work with them. Here’s how to develop a mindset of abundance: Continue reading

Do You H.A.S. What it Takes? A Business Inspirational Tip from Brian Buffini

Do you H.A.S. what it takes to succeed?

Do you H.A.S. what it takes to succeed?

 

Want to have the best year ever? Do you H.A.S. what it takes to thrive this year and every year? In this clip from BuffiniTV, Brian Buffini explains the three things that are essential to succeed. Continue reading