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Real Estate Teams Unplugged


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The real estate market is always changing and there is one trend that continues to be getting stronger every year. As you already know the power of a real estate team can always outperform an individual just by sheer numbers. Here’s your all in one guide to teams in real estate. Let’s begin by looking at the different team models in real estate first. Teams are an amazing way to leverage time and resources. In my nearly 24 years of […]

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How To Win The Listing Every Time!


Do you feel like you’re losing the listing more often than not? Do you find the sellers in a sellers’ market are interviewing more than one agent now to see what really is the highest price? Here’s what I tell all of my coaching members … whether or not you win the listing is based on ONE main factor… Your listing presentation. Mess up the presentation, and say good-bye to the listing. Rock your listing presentation, and say HELLO to […]

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Shocking Real Estate Sales Stats That Will Change How You Do Business


It’s so important to take the time to think and put ourselves in the shoes of our customers rather than thinking like a realtor and what we need and want all the time. This week we look and see the trends of our customers and how to model what they want and need from us. So let’s get started…. #1.) Follow up web leads and make contact with them in under five minutes (speed to lead). We know 50% of […]

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The Biggest Reason Why We Fail Or Succeed


There is one thing that has a huge potential to impact your failure or success personally and as a real estate agent… It’s your MINDSET, and if it isn’t in the right place, well, YOU probably won’t be either. Why is mindset so important? It shapes the way you see the world, and as the old Henry Ford quote says “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” I constantly tell the agents that are […]

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The Truths About Real Estate Buyers & Buyers Agents


We have all heard or said the comment “Buyers are liars” and personally that is the furthest thing from the truth if we really took the time to understand them better and how they really want to be served. Let’s look first at the common buyer agent and their issues buyers say about them. 1) They don’t listen 2) They don’t understand our needs & wants 3) They have no process, they wing It and they are reactive 4) They wait […]

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The Biggest Challenge Today Is An Agents Most Valuable Asset


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There is one valuable asset I see agents wasting every day. It’s a HUGE drain on your business and your personal life. The good news? It’s easier to fix than you might imagine… I’m talking about your most valuable asset, your TIME! We all have a limited amount of time to use every day and then it is gone. How you spend your time is vital to the success of your real estate business and your life outside of business […]

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The Secret To Getting Listings In a Market With No Listings


Most of your real estate markets across North America are experiencing historical low listing inventory levels. Other markets across North America have good inventory but the agents are struggling to get good saleable house listings in their pipeline. So what if I told you I finally found the secret to getting listings and getting good listings in any market condition in North America? I want to show you how to find those listings in your marketplace which is a really […]

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Real Estate 12 Days Before Christmas Must Do’s 2017


Effective Real Estate Strategies Just Before Christmas On the First Day of real estate my true love gave to me… Spend some focused time on your real estate database prior to 2017. If you don’t have a database then assemble one. Take the time to build a monthly database touch system for 2017 making specific activities each month to add value and deepen your relationships with your database. This “give to get” activity is the best way to increase repeat […]

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How To Make 2017 Your Best Year in Real Estate Ever


3 Reviews to Increase Your Real Estate Biz in 2017 As we head into the final month of 2016, for most of us, there will be some “downtime”. Downtime driven by both the holiday season, as well as a general slowdown of activity, especially after the first two weeks of December. This is an ideal time to start planning for 2017. I have honed a process for preparing for the New Year. There are 3 reviews you need to complete […]

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25 Staging Tips To Win More Listings and Sell Listings For More


One of the things I ran into when I first started really talking about staging houses with sellers was I discovered I could get a listing against a lot of agents who were better than me — when I say “better,” I mean who were bigger producers than me. This would happen because when they would talk about staging the house they would tell the seller, “Okay, you need to do this, you need to do this, you need to […]

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Secrets To Growing Your Real Estate Business and Your Wealth


An amazing source for my business and income came from not only investing personally in real estate but having a core group of investors I could regularly promote investment opportunities to where the phone would ring asking me to show them the property and write up the offer. I would literally have people call saying “we heard you were the agent that knew where the investment opportunities were and they heard I actually invested in properties personally with my clients […]

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Agent’s Guide to Writing a Business Plan


Business Plan – a written document that describes in detail how a business, usually a new one, is going to achieve its goals. A business plan lays out a written plan from a marketing, financial and operational viewpoint. FACT: LESS THAN 3% OF REAL ESTATE AGENTS HAVE A BUSINESS PLAN FACT: ESTIMATED 3% OF REAL ESTATE AGENTS IN NORTH AMERICA DOING 97% OF BUSINESS “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Writing a business plan may seem a […]

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Hey Agents Have You Ever Googled Yourself?


I am often reminded of the importance (if you have never done it before), of googling yourself. Actually sit down, open up google and search your name on google and look at what you see or worse, what you don’t see. So let me ask you a question. When you google yourself, how do you rank? When you google yourself, what else came up during your search? Anything? Nothing? When I google myself I gratefully rank on the whole first […]

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What Are The Best Agent Transaction Tools?


The transaction tools available for agents today have changed the way the real estate transaction gets done: “There’s no more signing deals on the hood of the car. Now you see a home, and the agent writes the offer on the spot, it gets sent to the client’s phone, who signs it, and it’s emailed to the other side. It can be close to immediate if you have your tools properly set up. And no more carbon copies or faxes.” Agents […]

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Are You In Control Of Your Money Or Is Money In Control Of You?


I will never forget the time I was sitting in a seminar presented by T. Harv Eker on the Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind and the crowd of nearly a thousand people were all asked to bring with them a $100 cash bill to the evening session of the seminar for an exercise to teach us about our mindset and blueprint we all have about money. We are all asked to hold up our $100 bill and if you were […]

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How Do I Schedule More Real Estate Appointments?


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We all know in real estate communication is everything and how we feel on the inside is what is coming out to people on the outside through your words, tone and energy. We all want the client to feel good when we communicate with them so it starts by us feeling good ourselves! You can’t be a lean mean appointment setting machine if you are someone who is sad, angry, depressed or totally stressed out on the inside because that […]

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It’s Your Time


I had the privilege of attending a mentor and friend Tom Ferry at his summit the past week and something just resonated from his event I just had to share. For more than two decades I have seen so much disbelief with agents about this industry. So many REALTORS are thinking and saying to themselves there has got to be some easier way to be more successful in the real estate business, but the reality is, if there was an […]

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Are You Finding It Impossible To Focus As An Agent?


 In a world filled with instant access to information, smart phones, computers, emails, texts, coworkers and friends, finishing a solid eight hours of uninterrupted work seems nearly impossible in the world of real estate. Avoiding these distractions, however, is not a Herculean task. Just like getting to the gym each day and exercising, staying focused in real estate, while at work is a matter of building good habits and knowing what those good habits are. Let us have a look […]

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Overwhelmed? Get In Control and Get Stuff Done.


I want to share with you some great content from a good friend, mentor and time management expert who just happens to live in my hometown Hugh Culver www.HughCulver.com. Unless you live under a rock, you get overwhelmed. Too many choices, interruptions, competing demands on your time, and trying to get stuff done – with so little time. Maybe it’s part of the territory, or a phase you or your business are going through, but being overwhelmed, out of control, […]

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Secrets To Using Linkedin For Today’s Real Estate Agent


Is LinkedIn a Waste of Time for a REALTOR? We are all creatures of habit and have many routines we repeat daily. Part of my routine is checking my IPhone after getting up and having a healthy breakfast, reading the news and briefly scanning the social networks before I leave my home to the office for the day. The ongoing debate in the real estate industry is the effectiveness of social media and in particular the use of LinkedIn and whether an agent can actually […]

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