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Get in Touch with Your Clients This Spring with These Pop-Bys

Garden tools

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

3 Ways to Connect with Your Clients Now

Connect with clients now

The beginning of the year is a great time to connect with your clients, especially if you work by referral. It’s a time when many people are thinking of putting their homes on the market or are thinking of buying a first home or upgrading to accommodate their changing family needs. If they’re not thinking of buying or selling, they may be thinking about potential renovations or maintenance or repairs that will need attention in the coming year. This means you have a great opportunity to offer your clients the great service they’ve come to rely on while you generate the leads that will grow your business during the year. Here’s how to get in touch. Continue reading

Use Referral Maker CRM to Help You Build Your Brand

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If you’re like many small business owners, you’re focused on building your brand. Even if you work for a broker, you may want to build the brand and help your clients and local community see you as a real estate expert. Every time you contact a client, write a personal note or help a buyer or seller achieve their real estate dreams, you’re building your brand and expanding your reach. Every connection you make with your clients is an opportunity to build your brand. Here’s how Referral Maker CRM can help you build your brand. Continue reading

Now is the Time to Sow the Seeds for More Referrals

Sow the seeds for more referrals


If you want to start 2017 on a high note, it’s essential to generate leads now. While many agents begin to wind down their businesses as many markets slow down heading into the winter months, the most successful agents continue to generate leads from now until the end of the year. That’s not to say they keep their noses to the grindstone and work all the time. Instead, they do what they do best—offer their clients the highest level of service…and ask for referrals. Continue reading

3 Ways to Get Face-to-Face with Your Top Clients

Meet up with your clients and tell them about your local market

Meet up with your clients and tell them about your local market

Although technology may have a place in a successful real estate business, there’s no doubt that face-to-face and voice-to-voice contact is more effective, especially when you’re trying to build relationships with your clients. While “liking” or commenting on a post are ways to communicate, they don’t have the impact that a phone call, a surprise visit or a lunch or client party have. Getting one-on-one time with your clients may seem old-fashioned; however, it’s an important way to enhance your relationships with your clients, find ways to serve them and ask for referrals. Here are three ways to get face time with your clients. Continue reading

5 Spring Pop-By Ideas

Gardening tools are perfect for the green thumbs in your database

Gardening tools are perfect for the green thumbs in your database

Pop-Bys are a fun and easy way to connect with your clients while providing value and showing that you care. You don’t need to break the bank on a gift—it’s truly the thought that counts! A small, inexpensive and useful item has more impact than something expensive (and does less damage to your wallet). Remember, the point of the Pop-By is to show your appreciation for their business and referrals. Celebrate spring’s arrival with these Pop-By ideas: Continue reading

How to Incorporate Video in Your Emails

Video is a great way to connect with your clients.

Video is a great way to connect with your clients.

Video is a great way to connect with your clients, especially your best ones—you know, the ones who refer you the most and drive your referral-based business. You need to record a whole movie—a short, two minutes video is enough show your character and competence while personalizing your message. Continue reading

5 Ways to Reconnect with Clients This Month

Reconnect with your clients by picking up the phone.

Reconnect with your clients by picking up the phone.

Any time is a great time to touch base with your clients. It may be cold and wintery outside in many parts of the country; however, that’s not an excuse to hibernate in your office for the season. Get out and chat with your clients! You’ll never know when you’ll hear a need you can fill to serve your clients better. Continue reading

Help Your Clients Prepare for Winter with this Fall Checklist

Winter is just around the corner--are your clients prepared?

Winter is just around the corner–are your clients prepared?

The autumn is the ideal time to clean and organize the house and get the landscape ready for cooler temperatures. It’s also a great time for you to serve your clients by helping them get their homes ready for the change in seasons. Although longtime homeowners may have this process down, first time homeowners may appreciate knowing what things should be done to their homes to keep them in good working order before the cold weather hits. Help your first time and longtime homeowners prepare for winter with this checklist. Continue reading

5 Common Expenses for Homeowners

Don't let these expenses catch your new homeowners by surprise.

Don’t let these expenses catch your new homeowners by surprise.

Many first-time buyers may be surprised by the other financial responsibilities that come with a home outside of their monthly mortgage payment. Although they may initially budget for just their mortgage amount each month, it’s also important to put some money aside to cover other home-related expenses as well. While some expenses may be predictable—like the monthly HOA fee—other expenses may come out of the blue—like a supplemental tax bill or roof repair. Here are five common expenses that many homeowners face.

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