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How To Turn The “No’s” Into A “Yes”

There will be plenty of times in the early days of a business when you’ll ask for something you want, and the answer will be no. For most people, that “no” is the end of the conversation. Real estate is a business full of rejection. How you respond to it is what matters. If you let it get you down, you’re going to lose. If you persevere in the face of adversity, you’re going to win. It’s been estimated only 4-6% of appointments are booked on the first call. That means success in real estate requires you making yourself vulnerable
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Power Planning For Success In 2018

When the year begins to wind down you should not wait until the very end to start planning for next year. This means having a crystal clear understanding of the successes and challenges of your current year, how it impacts your upcoming year, and developing a vision of what you want to accomplish, and how. I believe you should always start working on your next year strategy months in advance of the new year. This awards you enough time to make an impact on your final quarter, and lay the groundwork for making sure your next fiscal year starts off
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How To Finish 2017 Strong. The Final Countdown!

Why is it so easy to get apathetic, complacent or take the foot off the gas in the final quarter of the year. The seasons are changing and the days are getting shorter and the sense of urgency with our real estate market and our business seems to be settling down for a long winter’s nap. For a lot of us this is not good nor can we afford to let this happen?! Do you want to finish the year with a whimper or finish it with a bang? Do you want to have to snap out of a funk
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Facebook Reviews: What REALTORSⓇ Need To Know

As of June 30, 2017, Facebook has over 1 Billion daily active users, with 400 new users signing up every minute.  Facebook is the largest social network around and it’s fairly safe to say that the majority of your clients are on it frequently. I was looking at some recent statistics about Facebook regarding users’ habits and brand social media strategy.  Two statistics that stood out for me were: 42% of Customer service responses are attended to within 60 minutes.  People relate quick response to good customer service! (Source: SproutSocial) 71% of people who have a good social media experience
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Lesson’s For Agent’s From Toys R Us

This year continues to present a challenging retail environment, which has now been further disrupted by the Toys “R” Us Chapter 11 filing. Toys R Us did two things over the past few decades that were not the best business decisions for them. The first decision was in about 2001 – 2002 when they chose to use Amazon for their fulfillment and make them the main fulfillment for their toys instead of believing in the internet. This basically made buying toys off the internet from Amazon something we became very comfortable doing instead of us buying from Toys R Us
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How To Determine Your WHY in Real Estate

“When your WHY is big enough you will find your how.” Laith Wallace It’s often one of the first things you ask someone when you meet them. “What do you do?” or “Where do you work?” Want to know a much more interesting question? Ask them this one. “So Why do you work?” I guarantee their answer will tell you a lot about them and YOUR answer will help you perform up to your potential in life. I believe a crucial step to living a more fulfilling life is to know your “WHY” before you know your HOW. Lots of
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The Question People Ask Most Agents Don’t Know The Answer To

If someone opened the door of opportunity for you, would you slam it shut? If you’re shaking your head no right now, are you sure? I see agents make this mistake every single day. I mean every single day… It happens every day because this opportunity is without a doubt the most-asked question agents receive all the time. It’s something you probably hear every time you’re out in public or around friends, family members or acquaintances. Yet most agents honestly don’t know how to answer this often-asked question correctly, and therefore effectively slam the door of opportunity door shut, right
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Why Video Is So Important To Our Marketing

As you probably know, there is a big shift in video across social media for REALTORS. Agents typically fall into 3 categories when it comes to video… They avoid it completely They do it but not very well They are crushing it! What category are you and your real estate business in? Video has become the normal way in which many people consume information online. Most agents are missing a big opportunity by not using video. Even from a listing point of view, listings with videos get 400x more inquiries! But videos are more than just a way to showcase
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Persuade Or Be Persuaded? That Is The Question.

Eat or be eaten. Influence or be influenced. Somebody’s always selling or somebody is always buying, consciously or not. If you open up your medicine cabinet or your dresser drawers or your pantry or your garage or even just look around the room you are sitting in now. Each item you see is a war trophy representing somebodies victory or a companies victory. Where you traded your hard-earned cash for their product. How did they do it? What tools did they use? It is the all important skill of influence and persuasion. Make no mistake there are armies of influence
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Just Show Up. Put In the Work!

Every agent wants to separate themselves from the masses of agents in the business and stand out from the herd. I have accepted the fact that 80% of the agents I coach and who read my blog posts and take my training will be completely motivated, fired up and inspired but then do not a damn thing I share with them to change their business income and life. I think I might be generous with the 80% and maybe more like 98% of REALTORs. I am not where I am today and achieved what I was able to achieve as
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