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From our Let's Talk Real Estate - Peak Realty podcast. There are lots of little things that can cause problems and delay a real estate closing. We explore some of these and have some fun talking about potential closing delays!
Some real estate agents who get into the industry simply don’t like business networking. These agents may (shortsightedly) believe the following:
Networking events are mostly a waste of time
They may not believe they’re any good at networking with other business owner
They may think that the people at networking events are self-serving, or “smarmy” (I had to look up this word!)
Finally, agents may not believe they need any additional contacts above & beyond what they already have; as such, they’re comfortable with their current sphere and don’t want to take the time to continually build their database
Your mindset and attitude going into any lead generation activity is paramount. Business networking
Some agents entering the real estate industry seem to defy conventional wisdom of what it takes to succeed. Why is this group of agents getting better results? We believe it has to do with how these agents run their brains; basically, their outlook and the actions they take on a daily basis.
In a popular Ted Talk by Simon Sinek, he talks about the Why, What and How of communication by both individuals and company brands alike. He claims that companies that begin with an aspirational “Why” before getting to the specifics of the “How” and “What” results in a better connection with clients. Once a meaningful connection is made, whatever detailed information about the product or service that gets communicated to the
There are a seemingly overwhelming number of lessons a real estate agent must learn in their first two years in the business. Often, an agent entering into their 2nd full year of the business will have some wins and some learning moments.
Over the years, we’ve heard the same themes pop up when it comes to an agent having regrets from their first year in the business. Here are a few of these things agents wish they could take back: 1) overwhelmed with shiny objects from the industry in the form of vendors selling the next great “fix”, 2) lack of consistency with lead generation, 3) following a system from Day 1 to keep in touch with people (ex. CRM), 4) not working with a mentor or coach, 5) choosing the wrong environment/brokerage,
Often times, consumers and real estate agents alike tend to believe that the role of the agent is to merely take care of the transaction, and nothing more. This is short-sighted! Top agents have known for years that adding value is all about the details and delighting the client at every stage of the selling or buying process.
There are two main areas where an agent can provide value. These include the professionalism of the agent in terms of how he or she conducts business operations (ex. communication, business processes, etc.), as well as any special 1-off service items the agent may include upfront as far as what’s included in their fee paid at closing.
Some special add-ons may include: HDR photography, 3D Virtual Tours,