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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Overcoming Negative Clients

No matter how long you’ve been in the real estate business, you’ve likely experienced your share of negative clients. It’s an occupational hazard. And, of course, there are degrees of negativity, from mildly annoyed to overly irate. If you’re the kind of person who is conflict-adverse, it can be challenging to work with someone who…

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Real Estate Year End Planning

Finish Strong in 2020

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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Customer service

Customer Service 101

In April 2019, Forbes magazine reported 19 percent of consumers in a survey select the businesses they want to work with based on customer service. This should come as no surprise. As real estate professionals, we all know the importance of providing excellent customer service to all our clients: That’s what keep referrals coming in,…

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A Little Bit of Thank You Goes a Long Way

Real estate professionals are driven by the need to list more properties, close more transactions and work more efficiently. And, while tools to achieve these goals are important, there’s one tool we probably don’t talk about enough: Client appreciation. Showing your appreciation for business can take several forms. Yes, communicating is a way of showing…

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Universal Rules for Success

Just as the universe is governed by rules and laws that dictate how everything is connected, so does the practice of real estate have universal rules for success. There aren’t shortcuts to becoming a top professional in your field. So, in this post, we review some of the general tenets that, if you follow diligently,…

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Client Expectations: Managing For Success

Real Estate Client Expectations Management As with balancing any other type of personal relationship, real estate agents know that managing client expectations is critical to long-term success. Sellers may expect you to turn their property overnight at an unreasonably high sales price; buyers may think you can find them a home on Day One that…

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Qualities of a Successful Real Estate Agent

Self Assessment-Strengths and Weaknesses

Each of us have our strong suits, those qualities that enable us to own a room and close a sale.But, just as every action has an equal and opposite reaction, we each also have qualities on which we could work to strengthen and improve. Self-assessment, the ability to objectively look at our strengths and weaknesses,…

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Getting Real With Your Clients

Honesty, sharing the brutal truth with clients, isn’t always easy. As real estate professionals, we typically think of ourselves as going above and beyond the minimum requirements to ensure our clients are satisfied, because without happy clients, we have no business. Then this tricky thing called honesty gets in the way. However, suppose that, in…

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