My name is Uniqca V. Powell, and I am a Real Estate Professional who is licensed in DC and MD. I am certain that you have guessed. Yes, I am one of those Agents who is flat broke, and REFUSE TO GIVE UP.
I am reaching out to all of you to share some of the ideas that I have picked up to assist with getting back in the real estate game . . . Some ideas that I have heard for those of us who are FLAT BROKE, and absolutely DO NOT HAVE ANY MONEY are:
- IDEA #1: Pass out 1,500 business cards in one month, which calculates into -- on average about 75 cards a day if you use a 20 business day month -- or if you prospect about 3 hours per day, then this is 25 cards per hour.
- IDEA #2: Make a list of all persons in your Sphere of Influence (i.e. Family, Friends, Affiliations, Vendors, Cleaners, Waiters and Waitresses at Restaurants where you frequently attend, Past Co-Workers, Memberships, etc.). Then, contact these individuals Monthly or Quarterly. Some say to touch these individuals 33 times per year whether it be by sending Anniversary cards, Thinking of you cards, Pop-bys after calling them, Sending Personal Notes, Sending graduation gifts, when applicable, Congratulations on Baby Announcements, Weddings, Engagements, Visiting persons when sick, or just show that you care.
Here is what I would like to know. Have any one of you used the above tips or other tips that have previously helped you OR is assisting you NOW with closing 15 or more transactions or other successes to indicate that you have climbed out of this Market Slump? PLEASE SHARE YOUR IDEAS and SUCCESSES . . . I need it, and I am certain that many other Agents need this boost as we are all putting our Business Plans together to have a BETTER Year in 2009!!!
I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!! Please share and freely submit your ideas, suggestions, successes, and comments. Remember, we need ideas for those who are FLAT BROKE!!!
Uniqca V. Powell, RE/MAX Specialists, Upper Marlboro, MD (Serving DC, PG County and Montgomery County, MD)