Did you know that every day you have a chance to become more effective as an agent? How you spend each day can have an impact on your ability to achieve success. The habits that you’ve developed over the years can help or hinder you on your quest for success. Here are seven things to start doing right now to help you become more effective as a real estate professional. Continue reading
As a real estate agent, you probably live in the area where you do most of your business. While your experience living in the area provides insight into the local area that out-of-town clients may find valuable, your experience as an agent has helped your clients understand the real estate process and understand the local market. However, today’s buyers and sellers are savvy about the local and national real estate markets: they watch the news, read articles from experts and search online to learn more about real estate. They know what it takes to buy and sell a home and many have an idea of how the process will go. These educated buyers and sellers don’t need you, right? Wrong! In fact, they probably need your expertise even more. Continue reading
How do you feel about planning?
a. Planning is great. I always know what I have to do each day.
b. Planning is okay. I know I need to do it, but I don’t always remember.
c. Planning is a drag. I know I should do it, but it just cramps my style. I hate being told what to do even if I’m the one telling me what to do.
If you answered B or C, this post is intended to change your perception of planning. Scheduling is not a prison sentence, nor will it infringe upon your freedom. On the contrary, scheduling allows you to enjoy more freedom in your day. It also allows you to focus on your priorities so that you can be more productive and get more done. That’s not so bad, is it? Continue reading
If you’re like many agents, you consider yourself a hard worker. You may show up to the office before the sun rises and leave long after sun sets, and may sacrifice lunches, vacations and even quality time with your significant other and children. While some may see this as a consequence of success, in reality you’re aboard the one-way train to Burnout City. Continue reading
Want to be more productive? Let your smart phone hold you accountable and manage your most precious commodity–time. Continue reading
Real estate is changing. You’ve probably noticed that over the last few years, the industry has evolved at a rapid pace. Skill building has become imperative in order to keep up with all of the changes. After all, you want to offer your clients the highest level of service and help them navigate the waters of real estate. In order to do that, and to be your best as a professional, it’s essential to sharpen your skills on a regular basis. Think of your skills as a knife—after repeated use, the blade grows dull and unable to cut anything cleanly. Continue reading
You probably know an E2 agent, the kind of real estate agent who does the right things and does them well. They’re the models of productivity and their success leaves people wondering, “How does he/she do it?” Perhaps you aspire to become an E2 agent. Continue reading
Make 2014 your best year ever, staring now. True, it’s not the new year yet, but now is the time to plant those seeds that will bring you success. While some of these seeds include building the relationships that lead to referrals, the rest of the seeds involve developing the habits, attitude and skills that are essential to thrive. Continue reading