Monthly Archives: September 2013

5 Questions to Help You Find Your “Why?”

When you know your “why,” you’ll feel more motivated to reach your business goals.

Although it may sound silly to some, having a “why”—a reason to wake up in the morning—is necessary for success in business and in life. People with a sense of purpose are more creative and motivated, and may even live longer than those without a sense of purpose. Conversely, people without a “why” may feel creatively blocked when challenges arise, may feel consumed by negative emotions or may feel stuck because they’re not living up to their true potential. Continue reading

4 Must-Read Books for Entrepreneurs

Go to the library or your local bookstore to pick up one of these great suggested books.

Personal development is an essential component of your success. After all, what better way to improve your skills than to learn from the experts? While there are many books about business that clutter the shelves of your local library or bookstore—all peddling advice on how to succeed in business— the books below advocate time-tested strategies that have proven to be successful. Continue reading

Get the Conversation Started with a Personal Note

If you don’t know what to write, try these conversation starters.

How often does this happen: The Priority Action Center of your Referral Maker™ real estate CRM has given you a list of clients to write personal notes to. Your stack of notes is in front of you on your desk. The only problem is that you’re not sure what to say. How can you Win the Day when you can’t think of a word to say? Don’t fret; we have you covered. Continue reading

Personal Notes: 5 Ways to Show Gratitude and Reap Referrals

A personal note is a great way to say “Thanks.”

Holidays and birthdays aren’t the only times to send a personal note. Wouldn’t receiving a note out of the blue put a smile on your face and boost your mood for the day, especially if it was to thank you for doing something great? A hand-written personal note can have a significant impact on your business, one that can lead to more referrals. Continue reading

3 Ways to Manage the People You Add to Your Database

Turn waiting time into productive networking time for your business.

Every person you meet has the potential to become an important advocate of your business. Think about it: You come in contact with new people every day, whether it’s in line at the local coffee shop or picking up your dry cleaning or even eating lunch. Each connection offers the opportunity to serve the other person and deepen your relationship with them. And Referral Maker™ CRM real estate software helps you keep the information you glean from your connections in one place. Continue reading

Immerse Yourself in Positivity to Thrive

Get positive! Spend time with family and loved ones.

We’ve all heard the saying, “you are what you eat,” but did you know that you are also what you read, listen to, watch, do and think? The information that grabs your attention each day and the people you choose to surround yourself with have a huge impact on your attitude. A comment that you overhear while in line to buy coffee can sour your attitude as can watching the news, spending time with pessimists and listening to that internal voice that always chimes in an opinion that you didn’t ask for. Continue reading

3 Ways to Optimize Your Day with Referral Maker CRM’s Priority Action Center

The Priority Action Center of Referral Maker CRM gives you the daily low-down on what to do, who to call and what to say.

The Priority Action Center of Referral Maker™ CRM is designed to help agents take the guesswork out of who to connect with, what to say and what to do each day by generating a daily list of activities that addresses these common questions. That way, agents can spend more time doing what they do best—providing excellent service to their clients. Continue reading

Get on Track When You Fall Behind on Your Activities

Missed your activities for the day? Don’t worry, just focus on your activities for the day and squeeze in a few more calls, notes and Pop-Bys when you can.

Do you know what you need to do today to Win the Day and succeed in your business? If you’re using Referral Maker™ real estate CRM, you do. In order for the system to work though, you have to do your activities consistently. But what happens when life throws you a curveball and you can’t check everything off of your to-do list for the day? Here’s how to get back on track when you’ve fallen behind.

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Why Setting Measurable Goals is Essential to Your Business

Creating measurable and achievable goals for your business will keep you motivated to succeed.

Goal setting is an important part of running a business. When you don’t have goals, you may feel stuck and unmotivated. You may even feel like there is no purpose to your daily lead generating activities. However, setting vague, immeasurable business goals can be just as bad for your business. If your goals make it difficult to track your progress, you’ll never know how close you are to reaching them. This may leave you feeling frustrated, and wondering why you’re no closer to accomplishing your goals than you were last year. Continue reading

You Missed Your Goal: Now What?

Falling short of a goal doesn’t mean that you won’t find success; instead, it gives you an opportunity to start again smarter.

It happens to all of us at one time or another—we’ve fallen short of a goal we set for our businesses. Although reaching our goals may foster feelings of success and accomplishment, we shouldn’t forget that failing to reach them carries a valuable lesson as well. As Henry Ford said, “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” And that is exactly what we should do; begin again. Continue reading