Category Archives: Plan Your Business

Improve the Real Estate Experience of Your Buyers and Sellers

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For many buyers and sellers, the real estate experience can be confusing and frustrating. Since most will only go through the experience a handful of time in their lives, they may not remember the details of the process. Combine their inexperience with the ever-changing nature of the real estate process and it’s no wonder many of them aren’t sure what to expect. Although many websites and online services promise to take the sting out of the process for consumers, nothing can replace the personal service and expertise of working with a knowledgeable real estate professional. Here’s how to put your clients at ease and provide great service. Continue reading

The Pro’s Guide to Earning

A pros guide to learning

Many agents got into real estate to be their own bosses. While they have the freedom to make their own hours, they’re also free of a steady paycheck. For many new agents, this can be tough to get used to, especially if they don’t have the financial habits in place to help them not only create steady income, but also make their earnings last. Earn like a pro with these tips: Continue reading

Finish the year strong

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finish strong

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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Hayride

 

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