Pre Foreclosure

How To Find a Pre-Foreclosure Home

Many top-performing real estate agents have had success in moving homes that were on the brink of foreclosure. The challenge, of course, is knowing how to find a pre-foreclosure home. It’s important to remember that homeowners whose properties have been identified as Pre-Foreclosure may be open to selling their home in advance of actual foreclosure…

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4 Tips to Diffuse a Negative Client

Anger. Annoyance. Frustration. Cynicism. If you’re in sales long enough, you will likely experience any number of negative responses from clients. It comes with the territory. If you’re like many people, facing negative clients can be challenging and draining. And for a real estate agent, the ability to handle negative clients can be the difference…

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14 FSBO Objections Real Estate Agents May Face

Every real estate agent cringes at the thought of cold-calling — with good reason. No one likes to be continually rejected. FSBOs believe they have valid points as to why they should sell on their own and refrain from hiring a listing agent.  With their limited view of what a professional real estate agent can…

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new real estate agent goals

NEW Real Estate Agent Goals

If you’re new to real estate, congratulations on making the leap. You’re in an industry that offers you the opportunity to earn a tremendous amount of money. At the same time, you can enjoy the independence of working for yourself. But you also need to be realistic. Real estate is a very difficult business. The…

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7 Tips to Build a Production Mindset

Top-performing real estate agents know that they are in the “production business.” What do we mean by production? It’s simple: production refers to any and all activities that can be tied to building greater revenue. So, production-focused (obsessed?) real estate agents are constantly involved in: Lead generation Lead follow up Pre-qualifying Roleplay/practice Handling objections Production-driven…

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Nurture Your Sphere of Influence with These Tips

Most successful, prospecting-driven real estate agents know the importance of building and maintaining their sphere of influence (SOI). While your SOI may not represent the same level of immediacy or urgency as expired listings or FSBOs, it does represent a solid foundation for future revenue opportunities. Your SOI is essentially anybody with whom you have…

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Expired Listing

10 Tips for Success with Expired Listings

Last week’s post provided a refresher course on working with For Sale by Owner prospects. Today, we’ll offer a deep dive on how to maximize your efforts with those homeowners who have a recently-expired listing. To begin, let’s review several important facts about expired listing homeowners that affirm their value as prospects: More than half…

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FSBO

A FSBO Refresher

For Sale by Owner listings continue to be an excellent source of revenue for agents. Today we’ll take a look at FSBO strategy from two angles. First, how experienced agents look at FSBOs. And second, how new agents should approach FSBOs. EXPERIENCED AGENTS AND FSBOs Experienced pros understand that FSBOs are motivated to sell, yet…

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Close Strong With These Strategies

Your prospecting efforts have paid off with a listing presentation. Your listing presentation looks great, covering the essentials in a clear, concise manner. And the prospect seems to be engaged in what you have to say. The question now is: are you ready to close? For many agents, making the close can be a challenge…

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9 Tips for Maximum Productivity

Top-performing real estate agents typically spend about 70% of their time on production-focused activities, most notably: new business prospecting, lead follow-up to secure appointments, and listing presentations. The remainder of their time is devoted to administrative activities, managing teams, and problem-solving. To be successful in real estate, you need to be committed to improving your…

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