When you work by referral, the clients who refer you drive your business. They’re the walking, talking advocates of your character and expertise as a real estate professional. Although they don’t have to refer you, the fact that they do is a testament to their desire to see your business thrive. That’s why it’s so important to thank them for the referrals they send your way. We all want to feel acknowledged and appreciated and your clients are no different. When they feel appreciated for referring you, they’re more likely to keep referring you. Continue reading
Although the real estate marketplace is filled with apps and programs intended to help sellers list their homes without an agent, there’s one thing this technology can’t replace: the excellent service you provide. Sellers need you to help them understand the process of selling a home and offer reassurance throughout the process. They want to know if something is normal or the severity of a potential issue. Continue reading
What’s one of the biggest complaints sellers have about their agents? They don’t hear from them enough. For many, it seems as though as soon as the sign goes up in the yard, they don’t hear from their real estate agents until there’s an offer. During the time in-between, seller may wonder if their home has garnered any interest in the market, if the agent’s marketing is effective and how their home is competing against other homes on the market in the area. Continue reading
Have you ever worked with a client you didn’t enjoy? Perhaps they were too demanding or your personalities clashed. Whenever you saw their number pop up on your phone, you may have grimaced or broken out in a cold sweat. Did you count the days until the transaction was over or wish you didn’t have to work with them? After all, the bills don’t pay themselves. Continue reading
Although today’s buyers have access to more information about the real estate process than buyers in the past, they may not have the experience to understand the nuances of the process. Luckily, they have you to help them make sense of it all. They’ll rely on your knowledge and experience to help them negotiate the best deal. When you offer great service to your clients, you’ll build strong relationships with your clients, which is essential to leading a long-lasting business. Referral Maker CRM® was developed to help you serve your clients better; here’s how:
1. Keep your buyers in the loop.
Referral Maker will remind you to keep in touch with your clients by phone, monthly marketing flyers and eReports, personal notes and Pop-Bys. When you include them in your database, they’ll always stay up-to-date on the buying process and your local market.
2. Send listings.
In one of your first meetings, ask your buyers what they’re looking for in a home and write down what they want as well as what they don’t. Enter these preferences within their contact information on Referral Maker CRM and use Property Match to connect them to one of your current listings.
3. Connect them to a reputable lender or other professional in your network.
Do your buyers need to get preapproved for a mortgage? Connect them with a mortgage professional in your network who you trust. Referral Maker also makes it easy to connect them with other professionals you work with, from cleaners and tradespeople to attorneys.
Remember, the better the service you offer, the stronger the foundation you’ll build for a great working relationship with your clients. Let Referral Maker CRM help along the way. Visit ReferralMaker.com for more information.
It’s the relationships with your clients and the referrals they give you that drive your business. It’s essential to stay at the top of mind and become their trusted advisor by continuing to build trust. You build trust by sending valuable information each month. Not only will this help you separate yourself from the competition; you’ll also continue to establish yourself as the go-to real estate expert of your community. The more you focus on building relationships with your clients, the more likely they’ll be to refer you. Make it easy for them to refer you by following these tips: Continue reading
Many agents work tirelessly, often skipping lunch and staying late, to check off all the boxes on the day’s to-do list. They repeat the cycle day in and day out for weeks at a time and then wonder why they’re feeling burned out and tired all the time. They may also wonder why they’re not seeing results. The more you work the better the results you’ll have, right? Not so much. The key to productivity isn’t working more; it’s being smarter with the hours you have. It’s about creating structure, delegating tasks and embracing the word “no” all to help you manage your energy so you can give your clients the best service you offer. Continue reading
We’ve said it before—consistency is the key to success. In order to consistently succeed, you have to be consistent and deliberate with your lead generating activities. The most successful real estate professionals understand the benefits of being consistent, especially if you want to grow and develop the relationships you have with your clients. When you work by referral, it’s all about your relationships. Here are some benefits of being consistent: Continue reading
In many areas, spring is when the real estate market really heats up. People who were only thinking of buying a few months ago are beginning to actively look for homes. They may search on the internet or they may hop in their vehicles and look for homes in the neighborhoods in which they’d like to live. Similarly, people who had been thinking of selling are starting to clean their homes, make repairs and do other things to make their homes stand out when they list it. Regardless of what stage your clients are in, now is a great time to talk to your clients about the market. Continue reading
Now is a great time to pop by to your favorite clients with a special, spring-themed treat to thank them for their business and referrals (and remind them you’re never too busy for more!). Spring is seen as the busiest time of the market as many buyers start their search for a new home and sellers begin to prepare their homes to list. Think of it this way: Just as you plant the seeds for your flowers and vegetables in the spring, so too should you plant the seeds for referrals. Here are a few seasonal Pop-By ideas to get started. Continue reading