Monthly Archives: April 2015

Make it Personal with a Hand-Written Note

Hand-written personal notes leave a lasting impression with your clients.

Hand-written personal notes leave a lasting impression with your clients.

Want to truly connect with your clients, loved ones or anyone who’s made a difference in your life? Get out a pen and a personal note and write them a hand-written message. That’s right—we’re going old school. In our technology-driven society, hardly anyone writes anymore. We email or text a short “thanks” when someone does something nice for us, or maybe we mumble it under our breath as we rush off to the next activity. Continue reading

Provide Value to Your Clients This Spring

The spring is a great time to provide value to your clients.

The spring is a great time to provide value to your clients.

Want to stay at the top of your clients’ minds? Three words: consistently provide value. Providing value to your clients helps you to become their trusted advocate for all things real estate. They’ll think of you when they’re buying a home, when they’re deciding to list their home and even when they’re discussing a new roof for the home they currently own. Here’s how to stay relevant and provide value to them this spring. Continue reading

5 Pop-By Ideas for Your Current Sellers

Moving is a dirty process. Help your clients stay clean by popping by with cleaning supplies.

Moving is a dirty process. Help your clients stay clean by popping by with cleaning supplies.

Selling a home can be a stressful and emotional process for many people. Take the stress out by delivering one of these Pop-Bys to your current sellers. Continue reading

Carve More Structure into Your Day

Hiring an assistant can keep you organized and on-track, especially when you're busy.

Hiring an assistant can keep you organized and on-track, especially when you’re busy.

As Joe Niego, America’s best listing agent, says, “Align what you do with what you want.” In order to carve out time for yourself and what’s important to you, it’s critical to implement structure in your day. One of the easiest ways to do this is to plan your year, month, week and day based on your priorities. That means scheduling in your vacations, children’s sports games and school plays, your daily lead generation, etc. But, what happens if you’re a whiz at planning and you still feel like you don’t have time to tackle it all? Here are five ways to create more structure in your day and carve out time for you. Continue reading

Small Habits That Have a Big Impact on Your Productivity

A small sign letting people know that you're working hard is sometimes enough to keep distractions at bay.

A small sign letting people know that you’re working hard is sometimes enough to keep distractions at bay.

Successful real estate professionals are productive each and every day. They weren’t born more productive than anyone else; they’ve developed the good habits required to make every day the most productive. Here are five seemingly small habits that can help you become more productive, starting today. Continue reading

5 Pop-By Ideas for Your Current Buyers

Moving boxes or other similar items help to keep you in your clients' thoughts.

Moving boxes or other similar items help to keep you in your clients’ thoughts.

Homeownership is a big step, especially for first-time buyers. Show your buyers that you’re thinking of them with these helpful and thoughtful Pop-By gifts. Continue reading

10 Quotes to Inspire You to Find Your Purpose

Get inspired to find your 'Why' with these quotes.

Get inspired to find your ‘Why’ with these quotes.

 

What’s your ‘why?’ A ‘why’ is the reason you wake up every morning, do your daily lead generating activities and work hard to reach your goals. Finding your ‘why’ takes time and reflection; however, once you do find it, you’ll be able to face each day and new challenges with pep in your step and the motivation to thrive. Here are 10 quotes to inspire you to find your ‘why.’ Continue reading

How Having a Purpose Impacts Success

What's your purpose?

What’s your purpose?

What’s your purpose? According to American author Washington Irving, “Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.” Having a purpose—a reason to get up in the morning and work hard toward your goals—is hugely beneficial to your business and your life. If you want to succeed and make this your best year ever, it’s important to find your ‘why.’ Not convinced? Here are three ways that having a purpose impacts your success. Continue reading

5 People to Connect with This Spring

Spring is a great time to connect with your clients, including recent buyers and sellers.

Spring is a great time to connect with your clients, including recent buyers and sellers.

When you work by referral, keeping in touch with your clients is all the more important. After all, it’s their referrals that drive your business. Many agents lose touch with their clients after the transaction has closed, often because they don’t think that their clients want to hear from them. However, the opposite is true—buyers and sellers want to hear from their agents after the transaction has closed. Here are five people to touch base with now. Continue reading

How to Foster a Can-Do Attitude

Your attitude determines your success. Make sure yours is a good one.

Your attitude determines your success. Make sure yours is a good one.

When challenges arise, many people adopt a negative attitude. However, the most successful people resist the path of negativity and lean into a can-do, positive attitude. Instead of complaining, they look for solutions and ways to tackle the challenges head-on. Here are three ways to adopt a positive outlook in your daily life. Continue reading