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The WORST Emailed Sales-Pitch I've Ever Gotten - 03/29/10 07:23 AM
I'm on a roll. Late last week, I posted a blog about the worst open house I've ever visited; today's Worst Of topic is a sales-pitch I recently received via email. Here it is, in all its glory... Dear Jennifer, Okay, I'm at the end of my rope. Either you just can't recognize a great offer when you see it, or I'm just not smart enough to realize that I'm wasting my time taking all the risk so you'll at least TRY <my product>.I'm serious about this. I'm sitting here almost in tears because I can't seem to get across to you (33 comments)
The WORST Open House I've Ever Visited - 03/26/10 06:54 AM
Let me set the stage... Last week I was in Arizona speaking at the Tucson Festival of Books, and afterwards visiting my sister who lives there. On Sunday, we went to a Cactus League game and then to an art show. I'd forgotten to eat and we'd been out and about since mid-morning, so by the time we were heading home, this little introvert was hungry and pretty much out of social steam. We stopped off at an open house in my sister's neighborhood. Cool, said Jennifer. I'm always up for a little real estate, even if I am ready for a nap. Oh, my heavens. If (133 comments)
The Dorky Announcement Letter Refresher Course 2010 - 03/23/10 07:08 AM
Back in 2007, I wrote one of my most popular (and deservedly so, she says modestly) blogs ever. In fact, this one blog has brought more real estate agents to my website than any other, and continues to attract new souls to my midst on an almost daily basis. I'm referring, of course, to the classic "Let's Do Away with the Dorky Announcement Letter." In this blog, I sternly advise new real estate agents to Think Before They Write to their spheres of influence, BEFORE they announce their venture into real estate as if it's the most exciting news since... oh, (18 comments)
Via Charita Cadenhead (Bham WIiRE Realty, LLC (You Got Options!)): Can Introverts Survive a Career in Real Estate (or Any Sales Field for That Matter?): Before you attempt to answer this question, you must first know what an introvert is. Many introverts don't even know what true introversion is, so you may want to do your homework first (which by the (14 comments)
In January, I posted a blog about a phone call interview I had with REALTOR Magazine about "Cold-Calling in the Age of the Do Not Call list." I thought I had some wise things to say, but truly didn't think any of it would be printed since I'm pretty much clueless about anything to do with cold-calling (except there ain't no way I'm gonna do it). Well, knock me over with a feather... yesterday I stumbled onto a featured blog by REALTOR Magazine and noticed that the graphic on the blog was the cover of the magazine my interview was meant for... (21 comments)
Real Estate Agents - Salespeople or Consultants? Depends on the Agent... - 03/16/10 09:36 AM
I was sitting in my Tucson hotel room over the weekend, reading through the complimentary Tucson Lifestyle Magazine generously provided by my hosts at the Tucson Festival of Books where I spoke on Saturday. An ad catches my eye. Oh, there's nothing special about the ad, but it got me thinking (doncha' love that?). It's an advertisement for a local financial planner who promises help me manage my wealth using her "effective strategy for helping create peace of mind through a focused personal and business investing structure." So, I'm wondering... if I were to stumble into her office, present my portfolio and ask (19 comments)
Interviewing for the Listing - How to Come Out on Top Even if Your Commission is Higher than Your Competition's - 03/09/10 07:17 AM
Picking up from yesterday's blog about my agent friend Sam who was referred to a seller who "has a friend who will list it cheap," let's talk about how Sam should handle the whole issue of commission, knowing that his competition is in all likelihood going to charge less. The question I signed off with yesterday was something along the lines of should Sam address the issue of his competition's lower commission head-on? In my opinion, no. He should not. Why? Because, the only way to "address" it would be to criticize it. And that's not cool. Any overt attempt Sam (28 comments)
Got a question yesterday from an agent who was referred to a potential seller by an acquaintance. However, the acquaintance warned the agent (let's call him Sam) that the seller has a "friend who will list the house really cheap," so Sam may not have a chance at procuring the listing. Sam asked me how I would approach the situation - how would I respond if the topic of commission comes up in their initial phone conversation? And how would I go about persuading the seller that I'm worth my "full" fee and that the "friend" may not even be worth (29 comments)
I can't tell you how many letters I've gotten recently from good agents who are quietly considering throwing in the towel on their real estate career - NOT because they can't drum up enough business, but rather because they can't keep the business they've drummed up together. In other words - they find their buyer a home or get their listing under contract and then BAM! The deal comes crashing down at no fault of the agent. Lather, rinse, repeat. After two or three or six or seven of these crashed deals, it's understandable that the agent might wonder if (25 comments)
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