Category Archives: Plan Your Business

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

5 Steps for Higher Productivity

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Many agents work tirelessly, often skipping lunch and staying late, to check off all the boxes on the day’s to-do list. They repeat the cycle day in and day out for weeks at a time and then wonder why they’re feeling burned out and tired all the time. They may also wonder why they’re not seeing results. The more you work the better the results you’ll have, right? Not so much. The key to productivity isn’t working more; it’s being smarter with the hours you have. It’s about creating structure, delegating tasks and embracing the word “no” all to help you manage your energy so you can give your clients the best service you offer. Continue reading

Small Habits Guaranteed to Boost Your Productivity

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If you want to be more productive, you don’t have to make sweeping changes at work or in your life—you can become more productive one small habit at a time. After all, the most successful people in the real estate industry aren’t born more productive than their peers. They don’t have a secret formula that makes them more productive. Instead, they’ve developed their habits over time in order to become more productive. Here are five habits to help you get started. Continue reading

Are You on Track to Reach Your 2017 Goals?

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Many people set goals for their businesses and other areas of their lives in January, only to forget all about them by March. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. After all, you set goals for a reason—to help you live the life you want to live and run the business of your dreams. If you’ve fallen off track, now is the perfect time to recommit to your goals. Here’s how: Continue reading

Make Your Team More Productive

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How productive is your team? Sure, they may look busy, but do you know how much they’re getting done each day? There’s a difference between being busy and being productive. Many of us are ‘busy’—that is, we work tirelessly from the moment we get into the office. However, we may be so busy trying to put out fires that we don’t get around to doing the activities that drive our business. When you’re productive, you complete your priorities for the day and don’t get sidetracked by the unexpected issues that arise. So, is your team productive or just busy? Here’s how to find out. Continue reading

3 Ways to Find Your Why

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Do you want an extra surge of motivation, especially when you need it the most? Find your why. Your ‘why’ is your reason for doing what you do; that is, getting up in the morning and working hard to succeed in your business and life. It could be anything—a person, an experience or a goal. If you’re struggling to find your why, here’s how to find it. Continue reading

5 Tips for a Great Listing Appointment

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As a real estate professional, you’ve been at the helm of many listing presentations, and we’re sure you have the battle stories to prove it. Listing presentations offer the best opportunity to show your potential clients you’re the best qualified person to market and sell their home. The secret to a great listing presentation is preparation. Here are five ways to knock your next listing presentation out of the park. Continue reading