Start the new yeR with selling its soul, and fun et al....
A little while ago I hosted a teleseminar called "Real Estate the Old Fashioned Way" where I described the life and times of a real estate agent in the good ol' days before the advent of all this whiz-bang, fancy-schmantzy technology. I was listening to a recording of the show recently and thought (in my never-to-be-humble opinion) that there was some good stuff in there I should share!
Here was the promo for the show:
"With all of today's fancy-schmantzy technology, tools and systems, you'd think real estate agents in 2016 would be selling circles around those of us who practiced back in the olden days when a fax machine was the latest and greatest time-saving device! But that doesn't appear to be the case; in fact, even in strong markets, most agents struggle to close even a dozen properties a year - and that's only one per month! Why is that? Heck, I dunno, but as an agent who sold 25 houses her first full year (back in those olden days), I thought it might be fun to explore what's different about the business of real estate now... and then!"
Sound fun? I will officially get started tomorrow, but as a teaser, can you imagine life as a real estate agent before...
- ... your MLS included 25 interior photos?
- ... your clients had access to those 25 interior photos + google maps + property videos +++?
- ... you could rely on your GPS to get you from home to home?
- ... you could fax/email/docusign contracts and disclosures to your client?
- ... you could text/email/Facebook your clients instead of calling them on the phone?
- ... potential buyers and sellers could find out about you on the Internet?
- ... Facebook???
Contrary to how dreary you may think life was for us old-timers (OhMyGoodness, you actually had to drive across town to get a contract signed??), let me assure you that it was NOT! In fact, I attribute a lot of my early and ongoing success to the fact that I started my real estate career before the advent of most of the technology that agents rely on today - and it instilled habits in me that endured throughout my career.
So, stay tuned. This will be FUN!
The More Fun You Have Selling Real Estate, the More Real Estate You Will Sell!
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