Hogwarts for REALTORS®: Practical Lessons from Harry Potter and Gang

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Hogwarts for REALTORS®: Practical Lessons from Harry Potter and Gang

Hogwarts for REALTORS

Hogwarts for REALTORSThose wacky Hogwarts kids study the strangest things, don't they? But I'm here to tell you that every class has a practical lesson for every REALTOR®. Here, explained in full detail, are the courses descriptions of Hogwarts for REALTORS®.

Astronomy - There's nothing strange about this one. Know the stars, know your future. Er, where your clients are coming from in the future. And the best way to work with each of them to meet their needs. As well as precisely where the house of their dreams - in their price range, in proximity to their jobs and schools, and just far enough away from the in-laws - is located.

Charms - It saddens me to even have to explain this one. If you intend to be successful in the real estate business, you've gotta have charm by the bucket-loads. But authentic charm - none of that cheesy, smarmy, say-whatever-it-takes-to-make-the-sale fake charm. Oh, wait. It's charmS, not charm. My mistake. In that case, the successful REALTORS® are the ones who know how to make their own luck. They don't wait for the right circumstance, right clients, right climate, right market. They're active and ready at all times. As you well know, this method works like a charm.

Defense Against the Dark Arts for REALTORS

Defense Against the Dark Arts - Yes, even the happiest, most productive REALTOR® is going to have down days. Defending Against the Dark Arts means that you know how to get through the funk quickly, so you can get refocused and productive again. You don't wallow. You don't throw a pity party. You don't fall into victim thinking or behavior. You simply shake yourself off and chart that broom full speed ahead.

Herbology for REALTORS

Herbology - In Herbology, students learn to care for and utilize plants, and learn about their magical properties. The most important lesson in this course is how to sow the seeds for a fruitful garden (networking), and nurture those plants as they grow (maintaining client relationships). If you take the time to plant good networking seeds and nurture them with regular phone calls, e-mails, and face-to-face get-togethers, you will have a strong garden with the magickiest of ALL properties: lifelong clients!

Care of Magical Creatures - Very closely related to Herbology, the Care of Magical Creatures is the next step in the client process. Now that you've got them, what are you going to do to keep them? Newsletters are a pretty basic tool, but still effective, but alone they are not enough. You also need to use snail mail - whether that's a postcard, hand-written note, or some sort of lumpy mail (more than just paper). Every once in a while, pick up the phone, just to say hello! Not a sales call, just a check-in call. And, of course, make a point to see them in person at least once every few months.

Muggle Studies - This class is essential for the successful REALTOR®, because it's where you learn how to relate to all those essential non-REALTOR® types you will be working with on a regular basis. Lenders. Title agents. Appraisers. Inspectors. Don't forget - just because they're not REALTORS® like you doesn't make them unimportant to the process. The better your relationships with these key players, the smoother your transactions will be.

No matter how long you've been in the business, it never hurts any of us - myself included -
to revisit these courses for a brush-up, every now and again.

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PS: Do you live in the Phoenix, Arizona area? Are you thinking about making a change in real estate companies?  Give me a call at 602-595-8900 or e-mail me at anna.banana@cox.net. Let's talk about your best lessons from Hogwarts for REALTORS - and how I can help you grow your business. JDI

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Gretchen - glad you enjoyed the fun post! 

Hey John - good to see you in the rain! That was a fantastic webinar yesterday.  I took  a lot of notes! Thanks so much for all you've helped me with this last few years!  You rock!

Jul 22, 2009 02:23 AM #8
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Joetta Fort
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Hahaha - care of magical creatures!  "Now that you've got them, what are you going to do to keep them?"  Love that!

Jul 22, 2009 02:36 AM #9
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Erin Golding
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Very cute Anna!  Wish I had thought of this one.  Love it! ; )

Jul 22, 2009 02:52 AM #10
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Dorothy Suter
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Anna Banana - I love your nickname, I love your post!  Very creative to tie the Hogwarts lessons to client and business management. I'm trying to figure out how to fit in my favorite with the awesome Professor Snape - Potions!  The right mix of herbs (develop client relationship), charms (market knowledge and foresight), a bit of magical creature (keeping clients) and focus can maintain [busness] life forever!

Jul 22, 2009 03:06 AM #11
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Kathy Bibb
MKB, REALTORS - Roanoke, VA

Very cute post...and all so very true.

Jul 22, 2009 03:30 AM #12
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
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Ok, I will take your word for it.  Never read the books and never saw the movies.  My kids have.

Jul 22, 2009 03:48 AM #13
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Kate Wheeler
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Very creative post, Anna.  I loved the reference to non-Realtors as "Muggles."  What a memorable way to present your information!

Jul 22, 2009 05:39 AM #14
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Kerry Jenkins
Prime Properties - Crestline, CA

Now I just need to go see the new Harry POtter and my day will be complete!  Good post...

Jul 22, 2009 06:49 AM #15
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Lyn Sims and the Blog Dog
Streamwood, Elgin IL Real Estate - RE/MAX Suburban - Bartlett, IL

Yes defense against the 'dark arts' = banks, lenders, REO's.

Jul 22, 2009 09:34 AM #16
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Robin Taylor Roth
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NJ Properties - South Plainfield, NJ

Oh, well done, Anna!

I saw the latest movie, today, and was delighted to arrive home and find this post featured in the AR newsfeed.

Thanks!

... Robin

Jul 22, 2009 11:31 AM #17
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Joetta - now that's a good question for eveyone, et?  Love em:)

Erin - thanks, glad you enjoyed it!

Dorothy - I think you are on to something!  I look forward to reading about Professor Snape!

Kathy - thanks!

Gene - I understand....totally!

Kate - I like the Muggles part!  Seems to fit!

Amy - have fun at the movies tongiht!

Lyn - oh my how appropiate that one is!  dealt with short sale stuff today !!

Robin - very cool.  I bet you loved it, right?

Jul 22, 2009 12:45 PM #18
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Mike Henderson
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Very amusing post.  I think the one most people need to work on are the muggles.

Jul 22, 2009 04:35 PM #19
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Yes Mike the Muggles can be our best new friends.............MUGGLES!  (or let's hope so)

Jul 22, 2009 04:39 PM #20
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Bob Bloom
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Very creative. I might pass this on. Thanks

Jul 22, 2009 04:57 PM #21
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Pass it on Bob - thanks for stopping by!

Jul 23, 2009 07:35 AM #22
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Gerry Khatchikian
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Anna,

Very creative post!  I am a little late to this Hogwarts class but I appreciate brushing up on the valuable tips.   I sure appreciated the analogy to Hogwarts and your great sense of humor.  I love caring for the magical creatures and getting better at Muggle studies.

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Jul 23, 2009 07:40 AM #23
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Ah yes Gerry the Muggles Studies is a very important class - one not to miss!  I am glad you enjoyed it!  How is Montana - I miss it going up there as much as I used to!

Jul 23, 2009 07:50 AM #24
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
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Wow Wow...great post.

Jul 24, 2009 04:47 AM #25
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Wow Wow...great post.

Jul 24, 2009 04:47 AM #26
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Wallace - thanks for riding by!

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