Build a Team for Your Real Estate Business

May 28th, 2015 // admin // Blog // No Comments

Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the latest helpful tools to increase their success.

Finding the right people to help you with your business is vital for real estate professionals.

Building a successful career with a 100% commission real estate business is all about carefully building a team that ensures your success.

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Become a real estate agent and you’ll quickly find you need help to keep your business running smoothly and efficiently. Sure, you can do it all at first, mainly because you don’t have a choice, but eventually your business is going to get too big for you to handle all by your lonesome.

You’ll get rundown by the grunt work, the stress, and shuffling papers and miss opportunities to do your real job.

When you find yourself overwhelmed with paperwork and spending way too many hours in the office, it’s time to find someone to help out. A general assistant can help with all of your more mundane tasks, even the proverbial dry cleaning.

They don’t necessarily need to be licensed or have any real estate experience, just be able to get tasks done and follow directions. An extra set of hands will help you stay on what’s important, like finding new clients.

The help you hire doesn’t have to fit any kind of preconceived mold. You just need the people on hand to help you get the job done and grow your business. Maybe you have a single full time assistant and a couple of part timers. Or a gaggle of qualified part timers. It doesn’t matter. Find the people who are able to help you with what you need.

Do you need help with your book-keeping? Hire an accounting or a math major. Tired of running all over town getting signatures? Hire a runner with their own car. There’s no one way to build your team. Just do what works for you.

Big Block Realty wants its agents to learn to use the helpful tools that will increase their success.

Consider Big Block Realty if you would like an opportunity for a career with a 100% commission real estate brokerage!

Real estate allows you to use your marketing and sales skills like no other career out there.

If you’d like to discover more about Big Block Realty, we would love a chance to get to know you.

Your Friends,

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Oliver, Sam, and Spencer

The Big Block Realty Family

Have questions?—> Contact us today

Big Block Realty, Where California Real Estate Agents Earn 100% Commission

3 Tips for Building Your New Real Estate Business

May 26th, 2015 // admin // Blog // No Comments

Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the latest helpful tools to increase their success.

Learning how to successfully market your listings is vital for real estate professionals.

Building a successful career with a 100% commission real estate business is all about learning everything you can to get your clients the results they need.

Feeling a little panicked is pretty normal for a new real estate agent. Especially during that first month when it’s time to start reaching out and building your client base.

Worried real estate agent and house for sale

Worried real estate agent and house for sale

But take heart in the fact that thousands have successfully come before you and understand perfectly well how you feel.

So just put on your big shoes and buckle up. You’re going to be fine. Here’s a few tips for newbies on how to get started.

1.) Start With People You Know-

Ask folks you know if it would be ok to give them updates on the market. Ask them how they prefer you contact them and stick to that method (phone calls, email newsletters, snail mail, etc).

Let friends and family know you’re in the business and are happy to help them if they need you. They’re probably more than happy to send you referrals, too.

2.) Find A Mentor-

Find a veteran agent and offer to help out with open houses. That will give you an opportunity to watch someone who knows what they’re doing. Take notes and emulate them.

Partner up with another salesperson and learn what you can until you’re ready to fly solo. When your broker or association has training opportunities, take them. Learn what you can in the classroom.

3.) Tap Into Past Experience-

Real estate agents can tap into all kinds of past experiences and professions to get an edge on the job.

Have you ever worked on a house? Knocked down a wall or built an addition? Done electrical or plumbing? Have you ever had a summer job landscaping?

If you have experience in anything that helps you provide some insight to a client, use it. You’re there to help.

You don’t have to have a degree in horticulture to offer a bit of advice on the yard or garden if you know what you’re talking about.

Big Block Realty wants its agents to learn to use the helpful tools that will increase their success.

Consider Big Block Realty if you would like an opportunity for a career with a 100% commission real estate brokerage!

Real estate allows you to use your marketing and sales skills like no other career out there.

If you’d like to discover more about Big Block Realty, we would love a chance to get to know you.

Your Friends,

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Oliver, Sam, and Spencer

The Big Block Realty Family

Have questions?—> Contact us today

Big Block Realty, Where California Real Estate Agents Earn 100% Commission

3 Great Ways to use the Backyard Shed

May 21st, 2015 // admin // Blog // No Comments

At Big Block Realty, we feel it’s vital to understand the latest trends in home features to achieve our clients’ goals. Outstanding service is our top priority.

Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the latest helpful tools to increase their success.

Building a reputation for a 100% commission real estate business is about more than just making sales. It’s about understanding what our customers want in their new home.

The old fashioned backyard shed used to just be a place to store the lawnmower and weedeater. But these days, the shed is a versatile feature that can add a little something special to any backyard.

New blue garden shed in beautiful garden

New blue garden shed in beautiful garden

No longer just a place to store tools, stack firewood, or spank bad kids, the modern shed is becoming quite the hip selling point thanks to its versatility and style.

People are finding all kinds of great uses for the ubiquitous backyard shed today. They can be everything from a tiny backyard pub to a much needed office space.

The only real limitations are the owner’s imagination. Here are some of the ways the old shed is getting a makeover today.

1.) Backyard Pubs-

A new hot trend in backyard entertainment is the pub-shed. And it’s easy to see why. Decorate your shed in the style of your favorite bar and put in some stools and a television and you’re set to entertain yourself or a group of friends.

2.) Office Space-

Work from home? Then this might be just the thing you’re looking for.

Space is precious, and if you don’t feel like tying up a room in the house, think about how easy it would be to convert a shed to functional office space right in the backyard.

Or, if you’re not the DIY type, companies specializing in custom sheds are popping up all over the country.

3.) Art Studio-

Sheds are perfect for building an art studio. Rig up some lighting and build your perfect workspace secluded from the main house.

Add a little patio area for working outside on sunny days. The shed is a simple solution for every busy artist looking for a way to work at home.

At Big Block Realty, we want each and every one of agents to have the helpful tools that will increase their success. Want to begin a rewarding career with an integrity driven, 100% commission real estate brokerage?

Then Big Block Realty might be the place for you! A career in real estate requires customer service skills like no other career.

If you’d like to learn more about Big Block Realty, give us a call today!

Your Friends,

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Oliver, Sam, and Spencer

The Big Block Realty Family

Have questions?—> Contact us today

Diverse Skills for Real Estate Agents

May 19th, 2015 // admin // Blog // No Comments

Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the latest helpful tools to increase their success.

Having a diverse skill set is vital for real estate professionals.

Building a successful career with a 100% commission real estate business is all about learning the skills necessary to get the job done.

Real estate agents need all kinds of skills to do their jobs effectively. An outside observer may think all agents need are people skills and the ability to make sales, but agents know it takes more than that to make it in real estate today. Here are a few skills it doesn’t hurt to have if you’re in real estate.

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Know Something About The Law-

Real estate agents don’t need to have a law degree, but having a basic knowledge of the law pertaining to the job is important. Know something about housing and real estate codes, and don’t give out answers you’re not 100% sure about when dealing with clients.

Understand Basic Marketing Strategies-

You’re not just marketing a property, but the neighborhood, the city, the schools, even the nearby shopping mall. Be able to get the attention your clients need to sell their house. Know something about internet marketing, canvassing, open houses, radio ads, television ads, and billboards.

Tech-

If you want to make it in real estate these days you better have an understanding of modern tech. Especially if you want to do business with millennials. Social media is everything. If you’re not comfortable with it, you’d better find a way to get there, or you’re not going to last.

Know How To Work With A Team-

Knowing how to work well with others is vital for real estate pros. You’ve got to build a network of people who can help you on the job. Without them, you’re going to get swallowed up by the work when you get busy. Get help and learn to delegate to dependable people.

Communication Skills-

Understanding your client’s needs it vital. Sometimes this isn’t easy. You need to be able to extract what it is they want in a home so you’re not burning through dozens of listings. Figure out their needs and do your best to guide them through the process.

If you’d like to discover more about Big Block Realty, we would love a chance to get to know you.

Big Block Realty wants its agents to learn to use the helpful tools that will increase their success.

Consider Big Block Realty if you would like an opportunity for a career with a 100% commission real estate brokerage!

Real estate allows you to use your skills like no other career out there.

Your Friends,

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Oliver, Sam, and Spencer

The Big Block Realty Family

Have questions?—> Contact us today

Big Block Realty, Where California Real Estate Agents Earn 100% Commission

3 Reasons Why Being In Real Estate Isn’t Always a Rose Garden

May 14th, 2015 // admin // Blog // No Comments

At Big Block Realty, our clients are our top priority. Being a real estate agent takes dedication and the fortitude to go the extra mile and do the hard work.

Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the latest helpful tools to increase their success.

Building a reputation for a 100% commission real estate business is about more than just making sales. It’s about gutting it out when it gets tough and getting the job done for our clients.

A lot of people look at real estate agents and think we have the world’s greatest job. They think we all get to be our own boss, set our own hours, and sit back and collect huge commission checks.

If you’ve been a real estate agent for a while, you know that’s just not true. Most real estate agents love their jobs and got into the business because they have a passion for it, but it’s not always a rose garden.  Here’s what it’s really like.

Business Man in green shirt and green tie choking himself.  Very funny expression. Shot in studio over white.

Business Man in green shirt and green tie choking himself. Very funny expression. Shot in studio over white.

1.) You’re Going To Be Busy-

Real estate agents most definitely DO NOT set their own hours. Your time is perpetually shared with potential clients who need a showing or any myriad of things that need your attention. NOW.

As most of your clients are regular people who have regular nine to five jobs, you’re going to have to accommodate them at all hours of the day. Be prepared to miss time with family and friends.

They’ll forgive you when you do get that big commission check and treat them all to ice cream and trips to the beach.

2.) You’re Going To Be On Your Phone…A Lot-

Part of being a real estate agent is communication. You are going to spend a large part of your day talking to people on your phone. And it can be a total drag. Clients aren’t the only people who call you, either.

Title companies, loan officers, and everyone else involved in the industry calls all the time. If you don’t take the calls or return them in a timely fashion, it could cost you.

But you’re good with people. You can handle it. It’s one of the reasons you got into this business in the first place.

3.) You’re Going To Be Stressed Out-

Ever heard the expression “feast or famine?” Make friends with it. And be prepared to make friends with its even less attractive sibling, “just famine.”

You may have an awesome year where you make all kinds of money followed by a year where you live off your credit cards. Be prepared for bad times by getting prepared in the good times.

It’s just part of it. But don’t get all down about it. The world turns.

At Big Block Realty, we want each and every one of agents to have the helpful tools that will increase their success.

Want to begin a rewarding career with an integrity driven, 100% commission real estate brokerage?Then Big Block Realty might be the place for you!

A career in real estate requires customer service skills like no other career. If you’d like to learn more about Big Block Realty, give us a call today!

Your Friends,

SOS pic

Oliver, Sam, and Spencer

The Big Block Realty Family

Have questions?—> Contact us today