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Join RealtyPro Agents TODAYAttention Real Estate Agents: Are you among the top performing real estate consultants? Do you consider yourself an industry-leading professional? Are you on the road to success?Join our professional association of top agents in America today! You'll get access to training, networking, and referral exchanges. And members can participate in our new monthly MasterMind group.Currently we're offering you a FREE membership which includes your own blog! Our startup special is a limited time offer.Go to www.RealtyProAgents.com and register today. We designed our group to be a great source for getting referral business from agents across the U.S.Enter (10 comments)
Expand your Sphere of Influence - 07/23/12 01:09 AM
It’s not WHAT you know, it’s WHO you know! In order for us to fill our pipeline, we need to know a lot of people. We need to expand our Sphere of Influence (SOI). SOI is the circle of people you know. The way I see it, there are only 2 types of people: those you know, and those you don’t yet know. Why do we need to expand our business? We should expand because increased service equals increased success. I read a very influential book called the “Prayer of Jabez”. It’s a Bible-based book and talks about expanding your borders (18 comments)
What is SOI? - 07/22/12 11:19 PM
SOI stands for Sphere of Influence. It’s a circle of people you know. The more people you know, the more closings, and the more paydays you’re going to have. Here’s our little graph to illustrate our Sphere of Influence:
The red center of the circle is the hot circle. The hot circle encompasses people that you know really well. Those are the people that you have the most influence over. It includes immediate family members, close friends, daily and weekly contacts. These are people that you know very well and stay in touch with on a regular basis, maybe a (6 comments)
Short Sale Purchase Price Re-Negotiation - 07/22/12 07:28 PM
Question from Careful Home Buyers Dear Regina, My husband and I put our offer in for a short sale $10,000 below its [list price]. The [list price] of the house is $60,000; we offered $50,000. I wrote a very detailed letter with my offer that included pictures of the leaking ceiling. The owner accepted; however, I feel we offered way too much after doing a week of research on my own. I called contractors and realized the amount of money it is going to take to repair the roof that has been leaking for 3 years is more than the initial (0 comments)
POWER CHARGE YOUR BUSINESS PLAN! - 07/17/12 07:00 AM
Do you have a business plan? Is it up to date? And more importantly, is it effective? If your business plan is limp and lifeless, we'll jump start your business plan and bring it to life by super-charging each section. Brainstorm with us as we discuss the need for a business plan, its uses, and how we can leverage our business plan to receive funding for our real estate business. Energize your plan and make it come alive for potential business investors. We'll discuss what sections to put into the plan and what NOT to put in it. Appendices? References? Bios? (8 comments)
We're sizzling HOT on fire! - 07/17/12 06:31 AM
Having trouble getting motivated each morning? Ready to run your business like a business? Feeling isolated working from home? Join us Monday to Friday each morning for a mini-training and get energized, motivated, and ready to make sales. We’re sizzling HOT on fire and ready to explode with massive sales! Daily Kickstart SIZZLE training topics for the week: MON July 16th - Blogs & Social Media (Money Making Monday) TUE July 17th - Open House Registry (Techie Tuesday) WED July 18th – Office Organization (Winning Wednesday) THR July 19th – Attorney (Vendor) (Thriving Thursday) FRI July 20th – Marketing Collateral Package (2 comments)
"Crush your Competitors" MasterMind group topic for Today - 07/13/12 09:23 AM
Hello ActiveRain friends! Mark your calendars for today's MasterMind group at 2 pm Pacific Time (5 pm Eastern Time), it is a phone meeting so that everyone can join us across the U.S. regardless of location. Our topic is "Crush your Competitors" and I will send you the call-in phone number and the agenda when you register at our web site, www.RealtyProAgents.com Who are your competitors? What are they doing? And how does it affect your business? We'll discuss how to outwit our competitors and beat them at their own game, while still playing "fair". Crush your competition before they (4 comments)
How Do We Prevent Mistakes From Happening? - 07/05/12 05:04 AM
First of all, we learn from them... Learning from our mistakes means that we’re taking honest look at ourselves. And that’s probably the hardest part of our problem solving process... taking a look at our self and saying: What did I contribute to this problem? How did I create this problem? Are there any things I could have done to prevent this problem? And then learning how to refine our processes in the future which is saying to ourselves: How can I set myself up for success next time instead of failure? How can I set expectations for all parties so (7 comments)
How BIG Are Your Problems? - 07/05/12 04:44 AM
Problem Solving Strategies In our business, we have a lot of problems because of the nature of the real estate business, especially more so with today’s market. Almost every type of escrow or every type of transaction has a problem that needs to be solved. There’s problem dealing with agents. There’s problem dealing with buyers, sellers and the banks. But before you get discouraged, just remember the saying... "You get paid by the size of the problems you solve!" When you're having a difficult challenge or an issue with one of your escrows, keep in mind that the bigger the problem (41 comments)
10 Steps from Listing to Payday - 07/04/12 08:55 AM
Why Should We Focus on Listings? As a real estate agent we have a choice to focus either on listings or on buyers. I suggest focusing on listings because sellers control the market and if you’re a listing agent, you have more control over your career. When you have a listing, you’re automatically going to get buyers simply because you are already advertising and marketing your listing. Once you get a few listings, you’ll hold open houses and get built-in publicity for your business. You’ll attract buyers organically... and then guess what? When you have qualified buyers, you’re going to attract (4 comments)
Why do so many Real Estate Agents Fail? - 07/01/12 06:06 PM
I am always surprised at how few real estate agents attend their weekly MLS marketing meetings. I guesstimate that only about 2% of the MLS members show up to the sales meetings each week. Why? Some real estate agents have “real” jobs and can’t attend the weekday meetings. Some don’t understand the value. Others are too lazy, or apathetic. Those figures are a very disappointing commentary on the professionalism of our industry. I’ve heard that 5% of licensed real estate agents are closing 95% of the real estate transactions in our market place. Egad! I didn’t realize that the stats were (31 comments)
Real Estate Salespeople are NOT… - 07/01/12 05:26 PM
Ever gotten roped into doing another job that you didn’t anticipate in your listing agreement? Have you been taken advantage of by a client who wants you to perform free services? Do you observe agents going “over and above” their salesperson responsibilities? It’s easy to do just that, when there are so many licensed agents and they are all hungry for work. Some are willing to perform activities outside of their employment agreement simply in hopes of getting paid work. And we really love to help homeowners save their houses from foreclosure, don’t we! But we need to remember, that first (4 comments)
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