There is no doubt working real estate in South Florida is a challenge, as I am sure you are experiencing it in your area as well. I have been in real estate for over 25 years and have been a Managing Broker for EWM Realtors since 1999.
I've always found it rewarding to work with associates, coach and assist them to reach new levels. Some of our associates have only been in real estate less than five years. They are well trained experienced agents, with plenty of assistance from the company and the management team, and yet I find them walking around like they are just "paralyzed" by the market. It's like they don't know what to do or how to do it and they are just standing still waiting on a bolt of lightening to strike and get them up and running.
Everyone knows the basics of "Real Estate 101", for example:
•· Contact your sphere of influence
•· Establish a farm area and market to that area
•· Market you're just listed/just sold properties
•· Hold open houses
•· Work expired listings
•· Join a network group
•· Have a personal website
•· Work For Sale by Owners
•· List - List - List
The list could go on and on and even though they are doing the basics of real estate, for some it's still not working. Beth Butler, COO of EWM Realtors is always one step ahead and she had the fabulous idea of rolling out a Blogging Contest for the associates. The contest is called "Star Tech" and will start August 21st. The blog will be open to the public shortly and you too can visit and blog at EWM.com.
We're always looking for new ideas and creative ways to assist our associates to do more business and truly believe this will be beneficial. It's a new day, new year and new world, with technology moving so fast it's hard to keep up with it.
Let's help our associates survive this market. We shared our ideas, will your share yours?