A big part of being a realtor is helping people. That's what Smart Agents do, and that's what we take pride in. There are opportunities to help people in tough situations all the time. Divorce homes are no different. It is a wacky niche, and a sad or even messy one a lot of the
For this week's interview, Ben talked to a member who just started to use her books. Lorena already turned them into two quick listings by placing them in waiting rooms. In the interview they go over: Why and where she placed all her books. How this turned to a listing (and then a second.) How
You call an expired lead or reach out to them. You get a meeting with them. It turns out, their home is overpriced, but they won't lower. From the outside, it looks like this held the sale back. They could even have gotten a couple of offers but they were too low. The best course of
Over 90% of home buyers and sellers start their search online. They need to find you easily, and before your competition. This is why your SEO (search engine optimization) will help you stand out online. It’s the range of techniques and methods you use to have search engines rank you higher with certain words that
This week I spoke with Tim for the third time. Last time we checked in on him, he was consistently getting listings with his books. The week before I talked to him was crazy for him. He signed five listings in a span of four days. He's also won over 25 listings in 2017 with the books.
Real estate is a hectic career. There are a lot of small tasks that you can get done by someone else. It will save you time and money by letting you focus on the bigger things. The website fiverr.com can be a great resource for a lot of the smaller tasks. There are marketing tasks, website
Yes, your appearance can make or break a sale. But does it actually matter? I guess we’ll leave that question to the most important judge of a realtor, the customer. Can a beard affect a home seller's decision to hire you? What about warm weather agents wearing more casual and weather appropriate attire? Is a having
This week Ben spoke to Sherry about her experience and successes as a Smart Agents member. She is using the social media website "Nextdoor" to advertise her books. She won listings from leads off of there. The website is a place where you can register through your address. It lets neighbors connect with each other and
One of the biggest reasons owners sell FSBO is to avoid paying an agent's commission fee. If you're prospecting one, chances are this is an objection you'll deal with. Just telling them you won't cut the commission won't do anything. You have to properly illustrate to them why that would be a mistake for all parties.
For someone in real estate, you are the product you sell. The most important branding agents can do is to make a lasting impression. Your goal is to be remembered. Agents with consistent branding have owners come to them. Jan Shields is a veteran realtor here in our market, Jacksonville, Florida. This is her company website