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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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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Generally speaking, high-performing real estate agents all tend to share a similar quality: they are PRODUCTION-FOCUSED! No matter how busy they might be with the details of the business (closings, previews, managing pendings, etc), they know they can’t afford to step away from production-based activities, such as: Lead generation Lead follow up Pre-qualifying Role play/practice…

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real estate success

You’ll find a lot of advice, or often “hacks” that the experts say will guarantee success in the real estate business. Perhaps. But when you get down to it, it’s sticking to the fundamentals that drives your business. Here are a few to consider: Stick to a schedule.  Daily prospecting is the key to achieving…

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It’s not easy to stay focused these days. Hundreds, if not thousands, of entertainment options on our 70 inch TV screens. Smartphones that constantly interrupt us with news bulletins, weather warnings and social media alerts. And, of course, hundreds of emails every day. Some of us (the lucky few) seem to be immune to disruptions,…

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fsbo sign for fsbo leads

In this post, we review a few essential strategies to use when prospecting For Sale by Owner (FSBOs). Let’s start with a few facts from the National Association of Realtors: It is estimated that FSBOs account for about 8% of all real estate transactions in the U.S. NAR also estimates that the typical FSBO home…

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Best Practices for Real Estate Agents

You don’t have to be in this business very long to know that focus is critical to long-term success. For many real estate agents, focus, staying on task, comes easy. But we’re all built differently, especially when it comes to staying focused. There seems to be no limit to the amount of external stimuli that…

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complete real estate marketing strategy

As the clock winds down on 2020, it’s time to review our performance for the year, and get our heads into 2021. None of us will soon forget the COVID-ravaged year of 2020. The pandemic disrupted our lives, personally and professionally. But, for many real estate agents, 2020 was a case study in resilience, and…

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It doesn’t matter how successful you’ve been, or how long you’ve been selling real estate or how many transactions you had last year. The hard, cold truth about the human condition is that our minds can be fickle, and fragile. You can be at the top of your game, then go through a losing streak…

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