Are you truly productive or just busy? If you’re like most people, you may confuse the two. As a small business owner, you’re to-do list is always growing. While you may feel you’re getting a lot done when you cross things off the list, you may not be as productive as you wish. Productivity is finishing the most important tasks of the day, no matter what. Often, we get caught up doing the less important, time-consuming tasks; this prevents us from doing the tasks that drive our businesses. If you want to be more productive each day, here’s how to start: Continue reading
Since the vast majority of buyers begin their home searches online, property listings have become even more important. It’s not enough to just list a few descriptive phrases and a photo or two—internet-savvy buyers want to imagine themselves living there before they pick up the phone to schedule an in-person viewing. How can you make your listings pop? Continue reading
We’re excited to announce a couple of new enhancements to the Referral Maker® CRM mobile app, as well as fixes to several bugs reported by users. Here’s what’s new: Continue reading
It’s the beginning of the year, a time when many of us set goals for our businesses and personal lives. However, many people will forget about these goals within a few months because they haven’t made SMART goals. SMART goals are Specific and written, Measurable, have an Achievable outcome, are Realistic in time and skill and are Time-based. These goals tap into your strengths to help you achieve the numbers you want to this year in regards to closings, leads and referrals. Here’s how to set them.
1. Picture success. Visualization is a powerful tool that allows you to focus on the most important aspects of success. It’s more than choosing an arbitrary number to shoot for—it involves seeing how achieving your goals will impact your life. When you take the time to see every detail of the future you’d like to live, it can motivate you to achieve your goals.
2. Break it down. Goals are easier to achieve when they’re broken down into smaller pieces. Break down your large goals into smaller goals, including 10-day goals and 3 month goals. Think of these goals as milestones that will keep you motivated and will make achieving your goals a bit easier.
3. Track. We can’t stress enough the importance of tracking. When you document your activities and results, you create a clearer picture of your progress and provide motivation when you need it most.
We created Referral Maker® CRM to make it easy and fun to work by referral. Referral Maker allows you to do more than document your connections with your database, you can track your activities, plan your business and even set and manage goals for your business and life. Visit ReferralMaker.com to learn more and get on track to achieve your goals this year.
We’ve recently updated the Referral Maker CRM mobile app to address the bugs reported by users. Here’s what we fixed: Continue reading
As we head into the last quarter of the year, are you on track to meeting your goals? Whether you’ve managed to stay on track or you’ve fallen off course, let Referral Maker CRM help you get and stay on the path to success. If success is on your agenda this year, read on: Continue reading
We always say, if you want to boost the effectiveness of your printed marketing materials, follow it up with the corresponding eReport. However, email can be tricky. After all, we’re inundated with emails every day, all fighting for attention. We’re naturally inclined to open emails from people we know and trust, while letting the other emails filter into “junk mail.” If you want to ensure that your emails are opened and read, follow these tips: Continue reading
What’s the secret to lasting success? Many people will say good habits, and they’re not far off. Habits certainly help you maintain your success over time. Others will say smart financial decisions, and again, they’re not far off. In order to maintain financial success, it’s important to make smart financial choices. Still others will say a positive, resilient attitude. While staying positive is vital to overcoming challenges, there’s still one more think that’ll push you in the direction of lasting success. What is it? A commitment to learning and growth. Continue reading
Kids aren’t the only ones going back to school. If you want to improve your skills, it’s important commit to learning, whether it’s reading a book or taking a class or workshop. However, if you’re like many agents and brokers, you may say, “I’d love to learn more, but I just don’t have the time.” When you’re busy closing deals, generating leads and trying to build a business it can be difficult to carve out time to take classes and learn. But, it’s a double-edged sword: If you don’t take the time to learn and improve your skills, you’ll be less effective to your clients and may not be able to build your business to the level you’d like. Like anything in life, if you want to do something, you have to make time for it. Here’s how: Continue reading
The end of summer is a time when many homeowners take on projects around the home, whether they’re finally getting around to painting or renovating the master bathroom. Retailers often take advantage of this opportunity and have sales around this time of year in an effort to capture the business of homeowners who weren’t able to get around to it earlier in the year. It also provides an opportunity for you to tap into your network and connect your clients with trusted service professionals and tradesmen who can move the project along. If you haven’t connected your clients to your network yet, what are you waiting for? Here are three reasons. Continue reading