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Reading recommendations - 04/27/08 12:43 PM
May I opine? Everyone should read something every day that will edify, encourage, and educate them. Give 30-minutes to yourself to learn your craft and become a better person isn't a bad thing. That being said, I would like to recommend the following books: Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon HillThe Greatest Salesman in the World, Og MandinoLet's Get Real or Let's Not Play, Mahan KhalsaThe Jackrabbit Factor, Leslie HouseholderI would like opinions on these or other books you might recommend. (1 comments)
I would like your opinion on my recent virtual tour. - 04/14/08 10:29 PM
If you would be so kind as to critique this vt it would be of invaluable assistance to me not only as a realtor, but as a photographer as well. I am most interested in knowing your thoughts on image qualityspeed of touruse of musicoverall thoughtsthe tour in question is here. Thank you. (5 comments)
Let your door knocking activity help you pay your car payment - 04/10/08 10:07 AM
Here is an interesting idea. I haven't tried this yet but the person I learned this from uses it frequently. Obviously it is important that you check with your local board for any compliance issues. Let's assume you have an established farm area of at least 1,000 homes. Now, go to local businesses and tell them you market to no fewer than 1,000 local residents every month. Ask them if they would like to market their business by providing you with coupons or other marketing literature for a nominal monthly fee of $30. Be sure to let them know the service is (4 comments)
Diffusing door knocking approach... - 04/09/08 11:14 AM
Good Morning, This is an approach that I have successfully used to diffuse home owners when they see me at their door. I don't recall where or from whom I learned this gem; it may be old hat to most of you. However, if it helps one agent with a fear of this form of marketing, it is well worth the few minutes to post it here. I've adopted this approach and have met with success nearly every time (unfortunately there will always be the grump). And as we all have come to know, a knock at our door can evoke two different (1 comments)
"WOW" them with a video presentation... - 04/08/08 09:12 AM
Create a ten minute video packed with testimonials, actual successful sales statistics, and area sales statistics, don't make it trite and corny, but professionally done. Get with your marketing department or hire someone familiar with writing great copy for television commercials. Hire a videographer to film your commercial. Have a professional marketing company design killer packaging so the video is a "no brainer - pick me up and play me" piece of marketing material. Make a holder for the outside of your vehicle and call attention to it with the word "FREE" above the holder so as people pass by your (2 comments)
Business card - your opinion please - 04/07/08 12:54 PM
Being new here at AR, I'm not familiar with all the rules yet and so I hope I'm not violating any with this post. I thought I'd submit my business card for your opinion. My wife says I'm a bit to stern looking, but I was going for that "Harley Bad-boy" look. What do you think? Also, I've always been a proponent of setting yourself apart, especially in an industry where there is so much competition. I organize charity rides that have a pretty good draw and because of this activity my business is definitely apart from the rest and referrals (12 comments)
Pricing for a professional photographer to shoot your listing - 04/07/08 07:37 AM
Good Monday morning my new friends at AR, Since joining a few days ago, I have already enjoyed learning some marvelous new things to help me keep my business growing. For that, I express my sincere thanks. I wanted to ask a couple of general questions about using a professional photographer to shoot your listings. What are your thoughts? What have you paid for this service in your area in the past? And, were you happy with the results? How do professionals compare with Obeo or Circle Pix for example? Thanks for your insight! (4 comments)
What to do in a difficult market - 04/04/08 08:32 AM
Well, isn't that the $64,000 question? For those of you that remember the 1980s, will recall the interest rates too. Guess what, people still bought homes even while qualifying for a mortgage loan rate in double digits. Today the market is as tough as it has been in nearly two decades. The thing to remember however is that notwithstanding the challenge of a tight market, people will still buy homes. Employers will still transfer employees, families will still move to be closer to parents, people will move for a variety of reasons regardless of the prevailing economic conditions; it's your job to do (6 comments)
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