Our November 11th post, Successful Selling During the Holidays, highlighted the value of prospecting during November and December. Often considered a “down time” in the industry, we reviewed how it can be anything but down to agents who up their prospecting game during the holidays. And, of course, because of historically low interest rates, most…

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As we near the end of 2020 and begin to plan for (hopefully a less disruptive) 2021, we thought it might be helpful to take a step back and consider what really matters when it comes to success in real estate. We’ve touched on many of the points below in previous posts (and will continue…

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Nobody wants to sell their home during the holidays! Whether you’ve been in real estate a few years or a few decades, you’ve surely had to contend with homeowners who push back on your prospecting efforts with this handy, little objection. Of course, the holiday season is unlike any other time of the year, which…

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Not all real estate agents prospect on a regular basis. For those that do, many use a multi-tiered prospecting approach, that might include: Calling expireds, followed by… Calling FSBOs, followed by… Calling sphere of influence. Another widely-used prospecting strategy is circle prospecting, or neighborhood farming. In fact, some agents focus heavily on circle prospecting as…

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If you’re not the kind of real estate professional who obsesses over the numbers that define your business, maybe it’s time to reconsider. Top performers in our business understand the importance of understanding their business analytics. But we understand that you might be one of those people who never felt comfortable with numbers (“I’m really…

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Real Estate Year End Planning

As of this writing, you have about two months left in 2020. While many real estate agents are now thinking about goals for 2021 (which we’ll cover in a separate post), there is still a lot of revenue to be had in the final two months of this year. Typically, November and December are soft…

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It doesn’t matter how successful you’ve been, or how long you’ve been selling real estate or how many transactions you had last year. The hard, cold truth about the human condition is that our minds can be fickle, and fragile. You can be at the top of your game, then go through a losing streak…

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There are more than 1.3 million real estate agents in the U.S. In any given year, the median number of transactions among this group of agents is 12! In such a hyper-competitive industry, it takes a special effort to stand out, to differentiate yourself when meeting with a prospect. Why should a homeowner trust their…

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In last week’s post, we covered the basics of call reluctance: the reasons why we get it, and the signs we are struggling with call reluctance. Fear is a major factor leading to call reluctance. Fear gets stirred up when we dread some future activity and our initial response is to run for cover, or…

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Regardless of how long you’ve been in the real estate business, you’re familiar with a few basic characteristics common to top performing agents: They focus on listings as their primary source of revenue-generation. They tend to be “listing agents.” They are almost obsessive about routine, especially morning phone-prospecting. This is the first of a two-part…

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