Even if you’ve been in the real estate business for years, there may be days when you feel nervous to call your database. As technology makes it easier to replace talking on the phone with sending emails and texts, many agents, especially younger ones, feel less comfortable calling up their clients. While connecting via text is fine if that’s what your clients prefer, it’s still important to call your clients who prefer to speak on the phone. Similarly, you may be intimidated to speak on the phone with a referral or client you don’t know very well. Here’s how to get motivated to dial when you’re anxious about picking up the phone. Continue reading
The summer is a great time to connect with your clients. The longer days offer fun opportunities to meet up with your clients face-to-face, which is one of the best ways to connect with them. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Host a Client Appreciation Party. A fun summer client party is often a slam dunk for real estate professionals who want to meet up with several clients at once. Invite your whole database or just your A+ and A clients—it’s up to you! Plan a fun barbeque, a beach day, a picnic in the park, etc. Client parties get you face-to-face with your clients and allow them to meet one another for a few hours of fun.
Referral Maker CRM Tip: Use the Business Mixer Template to help you plan your next Client Appreciation Party! Go the to the Marketing Tab and start your campaign today.
Deliver a Pop-By. Pop-Bys are a fun way to get face time with your clients. Bring a small gift, such as a tube of sunscreen, a potted plant or seeds, beach toys, etc., and stop by their home. Call ahead of time to make sure they’re home. Or, leave it on their doorstep and text a photo of the item to your client to let them know to look for it when they get home.
Referral Maker CRM Tip: Have you downloaded the Referral Maker® App yet? The App not only makes it easy to update your clients’ information, you can also plan your Pop-By delivery route while you’re out and about.
Write them a note. Whether you’re taking advantage of early-morning quiet time or relaxing by the pool, write a few personal notes to your favorite clients, clients you chatted with during the week or ones that you haven’t contacted in a while. They’ll be happy to hear from you and will be touched that you took the time to write them a note.
Referral Maker CRM Tip: How many notes have you written this week? See this and more on the Dashboard of Referral Maker. You’ll get a tally of how many you’ve completed so that you know how close you are to winning the day and winning the week!
Call them up. One of the fastest ways to touch base with your clients, a short phone call allows you to tell your client that you’re thinking of them, see what’s new in their lives and remind them that you’re never too busy for their referrals.
Referral Maker CRM Tip: Who should you call today? Referral Maker can tell you! Simply upload your database and Referral Maker will let you know who to contact. Access proven dialogues to help you get the conversation started!
Send them a video email. A video email is a great way to send a personal message to your clients. Update them on the local real estate market, tell them about new listings on the market or just check in to say hello.
Let Referral Maker® real estate CRM help you connect with your clients this summer. In addition to helping you plan your lead generating activities for the day and week, Referral Maker makes it easy to update your clients’ information, track your communication with them and plan your Pop-By route. Visit ReferralMaker.com to learn more and to start your 30-day free trial.
Providing value is an important component of Working by Referral. When you provide value to your clients, you offer them another level of service and reinforce your role as their trusted advisor. Show your expertise and appreciation with these five ways to provide value to your clients this summer. Continue reading
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
Working by referral is hard work. Your business relies on others to refer your great expertise and services to their family, friends and associates. This makes keeping in touch with the clients in your database essential to help your business thrive. But how can you keep in touch with your clients and run your business? The stacking effect, of course! The stacking effect is based on the principle of compounding interest. What works for loans also works for relationships, funnily enough. Here are three reasons why: Continue reading
Get ready to thrive in 2015! The New Year provides the perfect opportunity for a fresh start. Make sure you start your year on the right foot with these six helpful tips. Continue reading
Make 2015 your best year ever by recommitting to your marketing! Get more out of your marketing system—and Working by Referral—with these helpful tips. Continue reading
A quality lead is only a phone call away. As a real estate professional, you spend much of your time on the phone with current clients. However, a quick call to your past clients can help you plant the seeds for future referrals. Here are three reasons to hop on the phone and call your clients. Continue reading
When you work by referral, building relationships with your clients becomes a top priority. After all, they’re the ones who will sing your praises to the people they know, and refer you in an instant. If you want to grow and improve your relationships with your clients—especially your top ones—it’s important to get face-to-face and voice-to-voice with them. In addition to providing value, frequent communication reassures them that you’re looking out for their best interests, whether you’re currently working with them or not. Not only does it make you appear more professional, it also allows you to show concern for your clients while showing off your mad real estate skills. Here are five ways to get face time with your clients. Continue reading
If you attended Brian Buffini’s Success Tour in New York City, you left empowered with the tools, knowledge and motivation necessary to build a stronger real estate business. More than just another real estate event, the Success Tour dropped knowledge along with a heaping helping of inspiration sure to provide you with that proverbial kick in the tookis that we all need from time to time. Continue reading