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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Last week, in THE POWER OF QUESTIONS: PART 1, we provided an overview of the importance of asking great questions on the journey to super-success in real estate sales. We reiterated the point (made frequently in this blog) that the best way to create rapport and trust with a prospect is to ensure THEY do…

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Qualities of a Successful Real Estate Agent

Slumps happen! Even if you stick to your routine, and are finding success, you’re likely to hit a dry run. It’s the nature of sales; always has been and always will be. Some days, it seems like every prospecting call nails a listing. Then, without warning, you might go through a period when you’re wondering…

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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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real estate website best practices

Working the phones is fundamental to success in real estate. It’s that simple. Yes, you can prospect many other ways, such as using flyers or knocking on doors. Or hoping someone calls you. But if you dream of earning a healthy living in real estate, you’ll need to follow the model used by all top…

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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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real estate prospecting calls

When it comes to real estate prospecting, one of the biggest challenges for any agent is to keep the conversation moving in a positive direction. It’s not always easy to get the person on the other end of the phone, for example, to say yes to your request for a meeting. Or, to get a…

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Top real estate performers typically adhere to some basic, time-tested strategies to drive maximum financial performance: Obsessively focus on phone prospecting on a regular basis Invest in leading-edge lead gen/CRM software, such as Espresso Agent Embrace the value of paid coaching advice Work with one or more accountability partners, often on a daily basis Today…

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The biggest challenge for any sales professional, especially real estate agents who are active phone prospectors, is dealing with rejection: NO! I’m not interested! I have an agent! Etc. Etc. Nobody likes rejection, but there is no way to get around in our hyper-competitive industry. The key to dealing with rejection, then, is to embrace…

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real estate prospecting

Highly successful business professionals, especially top-performing real estate professionals, tend to share a number of distinct personality or character, traits. These qualities are innate for some, but others need to analyze and cultivate these qualities on their journey toward success. We’ve identified six personality traits that define high-performing, driven professionals: Living the Dream: In general,…

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