Category Archives: Build Your Network

4 Ways to Create Your Own Inventory

Live in an area with tight inventory? Create your own!

Live in an area with tight inventory? Create your own!

Although the real estate market is recovering in most areas, inventory is still tight. Potential sellers may be on the fence about listing their homes—maybe they owe more than it’s worth or they’re not sure if they’re ready to move just yet. This may leave many potential buyers frustrated by the lack of homes that meet their criteria. However, there are ways to create your own inventory for your buyers. Continue reading

3 Things that Will Make You Happier and More Productive at Work

Having a passion project--such as volunteering--will help you focus at work.

Having a passion project–such as volunteering–will help you focus at work.

 

We’re all looking for ways to make better use of our time. After all, life is short and our time is important. Here are three things to do to help you use your time wisely, that may also make you more satisfied at work. Continue reading

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

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

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

3 Tips for Reaching Your Goals

These tips will help you reach your goals this year.

These tips will help you reach your goals this year.

If you’re like many people, you set business, health, financial or other personal goals in January. However, a few months into the year, it becomes more and more difficult to stay on track to reach those goals. Just take a look around your gym the next time you’re there to workout—chances are, it’s less crowded now than it was in January. So how can you stay on track to reach your goals? Follow these three tips. Continue reading

4 Client Party Ideas for Spring

Bust out the barbeque grill for a memorable spring party for Father's Day.

Bust out the barbeque grill for a memorable spring party for Father’s Day.

Get social with your clients this spring! The warmer temperatures and longer days make it the perfect time to host a client appreciation party for your best clients. Face-to-face contact is one of the best ways to touch base with your clients, express your appreciation for their business and referrals and remind them that you’re never too busy for their referrals. Here are some spring-tastic ideas! Continue reading