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Persistence is Everything When You Prospect In Real Estate

Real Estate is sales. No matter how you look at it, prospecting is fundamentally similar to other sales jobs. A lot of the time, it is a game of persistence. Imagine having a conversation with an owner. They aren't ready to sell. How you handle the follow ups with them will determine whether or not

July 25th, 2017|Categories: Leads, Prospecting|Tags: , , |

A Tale of Two Expireds

Reaching out to leads is a delicate process. Especially expireds. It's something we mention on Smart Agents a lot. These expired owners get bombarded by realtor's calls. You even see news stories from time to time about agents getting hundreds of calls in a short span. Deborah says she listed her home months ago, but

July 7th, 2017|Categories: Expireds, Leads|Tags: , , , |

Realtor Gets Divorce Leads and Listings from Divorce Attorney

This week I talked with Sharon, a member, who I interviewed before. She's been having consistent success with her licensed books but she recently starting working with a divorce attorney. It's been successful and resulted in divorce leads and listings. Here's what we touch on in the interview: How she partnered with the lawyer and helped

June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Divorced Homes, Leads|Tags: , , , |

Watch How To Find Leads Your Competition Won’t

June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Divorced Homes, Inherited Homes, Leads, Property Tax|Tags: , , , , , , |

Case Study: New Member Doubles Business Using Books

This week I spoke with Jamie, who's been a realtor for less than 10 months. She had a couple of listings but then joined Smart Agents and doubled her business. In the interview we go over: She joined Smart Agents and used our tools to prospect FSBOs. She sent out 16 books and got 4 listings

June 20th, 2017|Categories: FSBO, Members|Tags: , , , , , |

Through the Eyes of an Expired Owner

What does an expired owner see, think and hear when his listing expireds? Of course, they are bombarded by agents. But if you put yourself in their shoes, prospecting expireds becomes so much different. I'm not an agent. I'm a writer. Ben gives me the ideas and helps plan the content of these blogs out. Sometimes he

June 13th, 2017|Categories: Agents, Expireds|Tags: , , , |

Finding Vacant Real Estate Leads

This is one of the least competitive niches. Many times, the hardest part is getting good vacant home leads. Once you get good leads, chances are you will be the only agent pursuing the owner. Vacant homes are often still utilized as rental or lease income. A vacant designation just means this is not the

June 8th, 2017|Categories: Leads, Vacant Homes|Tags: , , , |

How Virtual Assistants Can Get You Listings

What is the number one thing holding most agents back from success? It’s all the small work they have to do. I have a question for you. Are you building a business? Or building a job? Are you spending all your time doing $10 an hour work that someone else could be handled for you.

June 5th, 2017|Categories: Agents, Prospecting|Tags: , , , , |

10 Ways to be the Authority

Being a realtor is a crowded business. This is why we talk about standing out so much here at Smart Agents. When you are regarded as an authority in your real estate market and area, owners want to work with you. They reach out to you. In order to get there, you need to brand

May 30th, 2017|Categories: Agents, Marketing and Advertising|Tags: , , |

Automating Your Real Estate Marketing

Imagine your marketing running by itself for weeks at a time. You would have a lot more time for the people to people parts of real estate. The important stuff. You can start automating parts of your marketing and prospecting to accomplish this. Each one of your days is usually different, but there are still

May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Marketing and Advertising, Online Tools|Tags: , , , , |

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