OK so I went to an evening sales meeting last night, even though we have many dual career agents in our office (I am one of them) I was the ONLY person at the meeting. This was great, I basically had a one on one with our Team Leader. He mentioned seeing a post on active rain that an agent posted and the jist of it was how he wanted to close 30 transactions this year. I thought it was a great way to get some ideas from agents.
So let me explain my situation a bit. I have been licenced for more than 4 years. I have not done many deals in that time. I would love to be doing real estate full time and quit my day job. I don't feel as though my SOI is a great source of referrals, although I do keep in touch with them (mostly via email). I don't really like going out and schmoozing, I am really a homebody. However, I am a very personable person when I am out and do interact with people. In other words when I go out I am not just a bump on a log. I just prefer not to go out all the time. I am not the type of person that gives out the 30 second elevator speech or strikes up a conversation while in line anywhere. I am involved in a networking group and do participate and have gotten one referral. The group is not as strict as BNI and we have been meeting for about a year. I also have just gotten together with a couple of friends that sell Arbonne and we are thinking of ways to generate business/leads for eachother. I am also partnering with another dual career agent that knows everyone in town and is the type of person that likes to go out and schmooze. Not much has materialized yet, but I am sure it will. Be both have limited funds at this time, very limited funds.
I am the type of person that wants to help people and I am confident that I CAN help people.
With all of that said, how can I close 30 transactions this year? How can I start adding people to my database that will know that "Hey, I am Brian and I am a Realtor and I want to do business"? How can I start getting leads/clients?
Please feel free to give me your comments, I look forward to reading them.