Category Archives: Plan Your Business

Finish the year strong

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For some agents, the fourth quarter signifies a winding down of business. After all, the holiday season and winter months aren’t typically busy times in real estate so these agents coast through the rest of the year, only to start at square one in January. True professionals know this is not the time to hibernate for the winter—instead the final quarter of the year is the perfect time to ask for referrals and fill your pipeline with leads to see you through the beginning of 2018. However, that doesn’t mean you need to forego fun in the process. Since the autumn and upcoming holiday season are the most social times of the year, get social with your clients! Here’s how: Continue reading

Why Your Buyers Need You

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working with buyers

In our ever-changing real estate market, buyers need an experienced real estate agent like you on their side to guide them through the process. Today’s buyers have more information at their fingertips than they know what to do with. While many online websites promise to help buyers purchase their dream homes without the help an agent, the reality is many buyers need someone who can explain the process and handle any challenges or “blips” that occur. Every transaction is different—buyers need to you! Continue reading

Thinking of Hosting a Client Party? Here Are Some Ideas

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The autumn is the perfect time to host a client party. The temperatures are dropping, the leaves on the trees (in many parts of the country) are changing and people are eager to socialize. And unlike the busy holiday season, many people are available on the weekends. If you want to host a client party, here are a few ideas to get you started. Continue reading

Want to Boost Your Productivity? Change Your Habits

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It’s no secret that the most productive people in business are more productive than others. How do they do it? It’s all down to their daily habits. Over time, they’ve cultivated the smart habits that lead to success. What are these habits? Here are a few that will help you become more efficient with your time so you can increase your productivity. Continue reading

How to Stay on Track to a GREAT Year

Be GREATWe’re more than halfway through the year; are you still on track to reaching your goals?  We’ve reached a point when many people, try as they might, often fall off the path to reaching their goals. Either they’ve experienced a setback or their motivation has waned. In order to achieve success, we have to be GREAT all year long. What does that mean? Continue reading

Let Referral Maker CRM Help You Track Your Business Expenses

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While many real estate professionals would like to make more money each year, they may find that their bank accounts aren’t filling up as quickly as they’d like, despite closing more deals. They may scratch their heads and wonder where all the money went. Even the best salesman can find himself behind the eight ball when it comes to making ends meet and building a successful business. When you don’t have the luxury of a steady paycheck, it’s important to make the money you do earn stretch to cover the lean times. Although creating a budget is important, it’s only part of the solution. The other part is tracking your expenses. Keeping track of what you spend means you can keep more of what you earn, which in turn helps your business thrive financially. It’s important to develop a tracking habit so that when you get busy, you’re still able to make time to record and update your expenses. Continue reading

Why Now is a Great Time to Talk to Your Clients about the Local Market

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In many areas of the country, the market begins to heat up in the spring. Potential buyers begin looking for home that meet their criteria and sellers start thinking of improvements to make that will get them more money when they list. Even if your clients aren’t thinking of buying or selling yet, they may be interested in what’s going on in the market and how much their home is worth. Continue reading

5 Ways to Boost Your Productivity

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If you’re like most agents, you want to be more productive, and to do so you may churn out longer hours at the office, working without breaks or time off. For a short time, we may convince ourselves that we’re getting more done. In actuality, the longer hours are causing us to sacrifice our time with our loved ones, sleep less and stress more. Soon, we realize despite all of our busyness, we’re not seeing the results we want and are too frustrated, tired and burned out to keep going. The reality is, productivity doesn’t hinge on long hours, it hinges on using your time wisely and, most importantly, making time for rest. Here are five things you can do to boost your productivity. Continue reading