Versatile Selling: Working with Analyticals

In today’s post, we continue our series on Versatile Selling, pulling from the book of the same name published by Wilson Learning Library. Last week, in Versatile Selling is About Adapting, we introduced the importance of identifying and understanding the various “social styles” we are likely to experience in our real estate prospecting efforts.  As…

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Versatile Selling Is About Adapting

Most people, by nature, are “reactive” in their interactions with fellow humans: They observe. They make conclusions based on these observations. They respond based on their conclusions, then assess the outcome of their response. For the most part, this process serves us well. However, when it comes to selling, our reactive habits are likely limiting…

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Are you a Versatile Seller?

Today we launch a multi-part series covering the importance of understanding personality types in selling. Our source material for this series is one of the best books about selling that most people have never heard of: Versatile Selling, published by Wilson Learning Library. As the authors say early on in the book: “Versatile selling is…

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2022 Business Planning Starts Here

We’re in the home stretch for 2021, which means you should now have a pretty good idea of what your Gross Commission Income (GCI) will be through the end of the year. Hopefully you’ve had a great year and will finish strong. If your year didn’t meet expectations, hopefully you’ve learned some valuable lessons that…

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The Key to Real Estate Success Might be Empathy

In a recent survey of CEOs, more than 80 percent said that empathy is critical to business success, both in terms of building a great culture and outreach to prospects. More than a dozen years ago, the Harvard Business Review published a report saying that empathy was the most critical element for sales success. We’ve…

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BELIEVE in Yourself!

We’ve written extensively in this blog about the importance of MINDSET on the journey to real estate success. For example, in PRACTICING RESILIANCE, we provide tips on how to cope with the inevitable failures, disappointments and dry-runs you are likely to experience as a listing agent. As we said in that post and countless others,…

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The Power of Questions: Part 2

Last week, in THE POWER OF QUESTIONS: PART 1, we provided an overview of the importance of asking great questions on the journey to super-success in real estate sales. We reiterated the point (made frequently in this blog) that the best way to create rapport and trust with a prospect is to ensure THEY do…

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The Power of Questions: Part 1

We’ve touched upon the importance of asking good questions frequently in this blog. For example, in OVERCOMING NEGATIVE CLIENTS, we discussed how insightful questions can help reset the table when dealing with a domineering client. Over the next few weeks, we’re going to take a deep dive into the importance of questions: what to ask,…

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Real Estate and the Art of Conversation: Part 2

Last week, in Part 1 of “Real Estate and the Art of Conversation,” we covered TWO essential points that all real estate agents must embrace if they want to be prospecting stars: You need to be a different person when you’re prospecting. You are, essentially, playing a role, just as an actor does when taking…

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Real Estate and the Art of Conversation: Part I

Life as a real estate agent would be great if you didn’t have to prospect. Well, the reality is, you DO need to prospect if you want to earn the kind of money you’ve always dreamed about. That’s why top performers in our industry are defined by a single-minded commitment to daily prospecting. Some are…

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