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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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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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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Accountability Partner

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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Follow up

Be Fanatical about Follow-Up

Here’s a fact worth remembering: MORE BUSINESS IS LOST from a lack of lead follow-up, than from a lack of prospecting? Yes, top-performing real estate agents get between 70-80% of their listing appointments as a result of their persistent follow-up efforts. Here’s what’s really amazing: about half of all agents don’t even follow up with…

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7 Tips for Better Sales in 2022

Happy New Year. Are you ready to make 2022 your best year EVER? Whether or not you met your goals in 2021 (and especially if you didn’t), this is the perfect time to take a deep breath, recalibrate and get your head in the 2022 game ahead. As with anything in life, the basics matter.…

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Here’s to your Health… and Success in 2022

The benefits of a regular exercise regimen are well documented, so we won’t use this space to rehash information and statistics you’ve probably heard a million times. But one thing’s for sure, regular exercise helps to keep your mind focused and energized; two qualities that are critical  to successful real estate prospecting. If you have…

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5 Great Ways to Generate Real Estate Referrals

There are plenty of things an agent can do to increase their real estate lead generation efforts. However, becoming comfortable asking for real estate leads or even knowing how to create opportunities for referrals can leave some agents staring into space.  The following five ideas are great ways for agents to generate real estate referrals…

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