Pictured above is a portion of a cave that was enclosed in glass to show the dirt/soil that the grapes of this winery grow in this particular Napa Valley floor! The term for the DNA of the soil is "terroir". Terroirs in the same acre of land can differ from one side to another.
As glaciers melted, oceans receded, and climates changed, the soil was also affected . By studying the composition of the soil, one can predict with some accuracy what grapes will do best, as well as the taste of the wine. For instance, the Constant Winery grapes are grown on volcanic soil, and we could taste a hint of smoke in the 2011 wine, and not in another vintage grown in a different area.
The same is true for humans. Although siblings may inherit similarities in DNA, they will still have their own unique characteristic that identifies them. The entire exercise of personal branding for real estate agents is geared to cracking your DNA Code. That is, clearly and succinctly articulating your unique selling proposition—how you are different, not alike (not like your competition).
DNA profiling or genetic fingerprinting is a technique employed by forensic scientists to assist in the identification of individuals on the basis of their DNA profile. Although 99.9% of human DNA sequences are the same in every person, enough of the DNA is different to distinguish one individual from another
In real estate agent personal and company branding we identify your 0.1% difference. Then we amplify it graphically, in messaging and in distinct marketing strategies that set you apart from your competition, in a nano-second, in the minds of your target market.
The faster you can tell your target market how you are different, not alike, distinct from other agents, the faster they can decide to work with you or not. People like to do business with people like themselves. The faster you let them know you are like them the faster you can build trust in your business relationship.
What’s at stake in cracking the genetic code through the process of personal branding for real estate agents and real estate companies? Whoever has garnered the most high trust relationships wins.
Here is a basic way to get started in cracking your own DNA code:
1. Look at how your competition attempts to differentiate themselves from one another.
2. Check out their websites and see how well they distinguish themselves.
3. Ask yourself how you are different from them? (different does not necessarily mean better, it means unique, inimitable--because you cannot imitate a DNA code).