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Start 2023 STRONG on New Year’s Day

We hope you’ve had a great 2022, and are ready for immense success in the coming year. Whether you’re a seasoned real estate veteran or relatively new to the business, you are aware that one of, if not THE best sources of short-term revenue is prospecting expired listings. And if you understand the value of…

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Why Failure Makes You Stronger

Admit it, seeing the word “failure” in the title of a blog post makes you uncomfortable. Let’s not focus on the negative you might be thinking. That makes sense. After all, many, if not most highly driven and successful professionals operate on the motto made famous in the film Apollo 13: “Failure is not an…

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Generating Leads over the Phone

In today’s guest post, Mike and Mary Pallin of The Floyd Wickman Team share their insights on how to master phone prospecting as a way to generate leads and control your income. If you develop the skill of effectively generating leads via telephone, you can control your income.  If you want to generate more income,…

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Real Estate Prospecting Starts with Mindset

One of the biggest challenges for any real estate agent is rising above the fears and insecurities that come with lead generation and prospecting. That’s why we’ve devoted a lot of space in this blog to working on your mental game. For example, dealing with objections and handling call reluctance are two themes we’ve written…

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Finding a Real Estate Accountability Partner

Regular readers of this blog know that we tend to pound away at some basic tenets for success in real estate, including: Importance of phone prospecting on a regularly-scheduled basis (i.e. daily). Investing in yourself; for example, using a lead gen/CRM software system such as Espresso Agent Embrace the value of paid coaching advice Another…

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Real Estate Value Proposition in 3 Steps

Do you know your real estate value proposition? If you don’t, or you’re not sure, this post will provide you with the necessary tips to bring your value proposition to life, and energize your business. REAL ESTATE VALUE PROPOSITION DEFINED Simply put, a real estate value proposition is a statement that helps prospective clients understand…

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Think Production for Real Estate Success

Regardless of how long you’ve been in the real estate business, you’ve probably heard the term “production” thrown around. Real estate production is all about the time, energy, and focus you put toward your business goals. Production-focused real estate agents do not wait for business to come to them. Instead, they are proactive, using an…

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Real Estate Lead Generation is About Mindset

As we often discuss in this blog, real estate lead generation is the key to success in our industry. But real estate lead generation, even for the top performing agents, is not a natural process. Prospecting requires commitment, dedication and, above all, focus. If you don’t have the right mindset when you start your lead…

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Tips to Help You Be a Power Closer!

Your prospecting efforts have paid off with a listing presentation. Your listing presentation looks great, covering the essentials clearly and concisely. 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 challenging because they don’t…

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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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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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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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Embrace Change With These 10 Tips

We all know it: change is difficult! It’s much easier to stick with the familiar and comfortable than to put ourselves out there and risk taking a chance at something new. Human beings are hard-wired for safety. This predilection for staying safe might explain why less than 5% of real estate agents across the country…

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Here’s Why You Need an Accountability Partner

Regular readers of this blog know that we tend to pound away at some basic tenets for success in real estate, including: Importance of phone prospecting on a regularly-scheduled basis (i.e. daily). Investing in yourself; for example, using a lead gen/CRM software system such as Espresso Agent Embrace the value of paid coaching advice Another…

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