Selling

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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The Qualities of a Successful Real Estate Agent

Every community and every local real estate group has those agents we all look up to. They annually produce the most real estate sales, stride with confidence into meetings with other agents and always look polished and put together. Most likely, what’s special about them are qualities and habits any agent can build with practice.…

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The Ups and Downs of a Fluctuating Real Estate Market

One of the earliest truisms in life we all learn is that what goes up must inevitably come down, and that includes real estate market fluctuations. Every boom is followed by bust, every bull market by a bearish one. It’s much easier to be successful when the market is riding high, so we suggest all…

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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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A Few Customer Service Basics

Customer service is the latest in a series of posting in which we review some basics of the trade. We are more than halfway through the year and in the traditionally high point of the sales cycles, and there’s no better time to reassess the essentials that can make or break an agent. As you…

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Delegation: The Key to Running a Successful Business

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While many of us may long for an assistant to which we can offload tasks, the reality is that effective delegation is a learned skill. For perfectionists, handing off even small chores can be hard, as they don’t believe anyone can do them better. On the other hand, delegation doesn’t mean dumping off only the…

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Real Estate Technology: Are You Up To Date?

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It’s a good idea to constantly reassess the progress of your business, from the success of your real estate sales efforts to staffing needs to your office’s use real estate technology. Today we address real estate technology. With new platforms developing constantly, it’s key for you to know technology is changing the industry and what…

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Honing Your Negotiating Skills

Negotiating is defined as ‘a discussion aimed at reaching an agreement.’  But, for many agents – particularly those early in their careers – the thought of negotiating across the table with a customer or another agent causes hands to sweat and sleepless nights. One of the reasons is that we are afraid of failure, of…

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Building the “Big Mo(mentum)”

Physics and real estate may at first glance appear to lack much in common, but Newton’s Third Law of Motion is something we can all relate to. Formally stated, Newton’s third law says, ‘for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction,’ but in layman’s terms, that translates to ‘what goes up must come…

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Consider High Net-Worth Clients

Real estate agents work hard. Sometimes, we feel like we toil away, cranking out listing after listing, hammering on closings, all in an effort to reach our financial goals and answer the ‘why’ of our exertions. We’d all like to get maximum return for minimum work and a high net worth client base is one…

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