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Realtor Success Tips: How To Dress

As a California real estate professional, you probably already know that image goes a long way. Here at Big Block Realty, California’s 100% commission real estate brokerage, we know this as well. You’ve heard of the old adage “don’t judge a book by its cover” but in the real estate industry, everything is about first impressions.

As a flat fee broker in California, we want to provide our expertise, and this applies to how you market your real estate business, attract clients, and close deals. But it also applies to more basic things, such as how you dress. What you wear and how you present yourself as well as how you network with other California realtors is one of the first things people notice. This is because how you appear makes a visual impact on others.

Dress for the job/position you want. Take fashion cues from people who are a little higher up the corporate ladder than you are. Don’t follow fads or trends, but instead wear classic styles that present yourself in a way that commands respect.

Dress for where you live and work. California real estate industry has different standards than New York real estate industry, but make sure you choose business clothing that suits your industry, wherever it might be.

Pay attention to details. Tailoring, hems, and fit matter as well. If you must carry a briefcase or other bag, select one in a timeless color and style. Facial hair for men and hairstyles for women also matter and go a long way to create your overall image statement.

Skip the extreme statements and you’ll look great! And don’t forget your image isn’t just about how you look in real life, but it’s also important to create a strong brand image online for your California real estate business!

As a leading flat fee broker in California, we strive to provide our agents with helpful tools that will increase their success. Consider giving remarketing a try for your internet advertising needs. And consider Big Block Realty if you would like to begin an exciting career with a 100% commission real estate brokerage!

A career in real estate allows you to leverage your potential in a way that no other industry or field can. If you’d like to learn more about a career with Big Block Realty, we’d love to hear from you!

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Tips for Networking Success in Real Estate

ID-10022151We can’t say enough about how real estate is a people business.

Networking is an important part of connecting with different people to be successful. It’s one thing to be an industry leader, but are you an influencer?

Are you well connected with a loyal base of clients who trust your opinion? Who are your influencers? Do you have a network of other industry leaders you can bounce ideas off with and just share general information?

Whether you are looking to network with current and potential customers or other industry leaders the following tips will help you to have more success in the process. 

1. Provide something of value

When you are thinking about making a networking connection, instead of thinking what the person can do for you, consider what you can do for them. Determine what you can offer them that might be seen as valuable.

2. Make connections

Everyone you come into contact with won’t be a natural fit for your network. Success in networking comes when you do your homework and see where different aspects of your life intersects with others.

Look for commonalities and build from there. In today’s world, everyone appreciates the personal connections because they mean more in a sea of automated interactions.

Look at this other post we did on: “Real Estate Tips: How To Make Networking Work For You

3. Pick up the phone

How many emails have you gotten today that you deleted, ignored or put off until that magical ‘later’ that never comes? Probably quite a few!

Not just that, but research shows that it is harder to convey the tone of a message through email. Voice inflections heard on the phone or even body language gleaned from face-to-face communications can make a stronger connection when you are trying to network.

Set aside 10-15 minutes each day to make phone calls such as this. If possible, schedule weekly lunch meetings for networking. You will come away from the experiences with a stronger network of influencers.

4. Don’t go overboard 

A networking connection should serve a specific function. Identify how you can help each other and address those needs. If you try to become too friendly too fast or end up making the person feel their time is being wasted, it might sour the relationship.

Keep your contact simple and be clear up front what you are seeking.

5. Make yourself available in the future

When someone helps you, make it clear that you will return the favor. It might not be immediate, but down the road a colleague or client might need to dial in a favor. 

These types of interactions are what contribute to long-term relationships, a key component in successful networking.

A career in real estate allows you to leverage your potential in a way that no other industry or field can. If you’d like to learn more about a career with Big Block Realty, we’d love to hear from you!

Let us know if you have any questions, we are always here to help.

Your Friends,

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Oliver, Sam, Spencer and
The Big Block Realty Family

Have questions?—> Contact us today

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How to Have a Better Career in Real Estate: Check Your Mindset

smiley faceWhat do you want out of life?

When asked that question, the #1 thing most people say is to be happy.

If you stopped to think about it, are you happy now? Do you have a career that is fulfilling and gives you great joy?

If not, here are some tips that will help get you on the right track, no matter what field you may be working in.

And for those in the real estate industry, these tips will help you enjoy a long run of success without getting tired out or burned out.

1. Watch Your Mouth

What we mean by this is, be careful what you say.

You might think this applies to what you say in conversations with others, but it actually has more to do with what you say to yourself.

Negative self-talk is detrimental to your overall well-being. Say positive things and you will feel more positive. Don’t tear yourself down with denigrating words. Lift yourself up by using positive affirmations that remind you of your good qualities.

For more on this see our post on: “Becoming A Champion – By Big Block Realty

2. Look Around You

You will likely become like the people you surround yourself with. Look around you…are your colleagues and friends positive or negative?

When you place yourself in more positive situations, you will feel upbeat. Consistently surrounding yourself with negative influences will only bring you down.

3. Keep on the Sunny Side 

We’ve all known those people who could find something to complain about no matter where they were or what scenarios were presented to them.

Are you one of those people?

It’s never too late to turn things around to have a happier career and ultimately, a happier life.

If you are finding that you must deal with these negative people, try to give them something positive to focus on. Ask them to share one positive thing they have to be grateful for. Sometimes it just takes focusing in on the good to lose sight of the bad.

4. Feed Your Soul 

We mean this both literally and figuratively.

Take time to nourish yourself by enjoying a good meal with pleasant company.

Stop working long enough to have time with family or friends. Laugh. Simplify your schedule when possible.

Spend a few minutes reading a good book or just relaxing.

This will allow you to care for yourself so that you can come back to work refreshed and renewed.

5. Find Positive Influences 

Mentors are a great way to have more success in a real estate career.

And if you are far along in your career and have wisdom to share, consider becoming a mentor yourself.

As you are growing and building your personal brand, think about others who you admire and take inspiration from them.

Positive people can help you see new solutions to old challenges.

The field of real estate is always changing, so no matter if you are a seasoned veteran or just starting out, there is always something to learn.

A career in real estate allows you to leverage your potential in a way that no other industry or field can and we’d love for you to consider bringing your skills and strengths to our team.

Big Block Realty is California’s leading 100% commission real estate brokerage. As part of our team, you will keep your entire commission while still enjoying all the perks of working with an industry leader such as Big Block. From our continued education opportunities to our customized personal branding opportunities, we equip our agents with everything they need to be successful!

If you’d like to learn more about a career with Big Block Realty, we’d love to hear from you! So, let us know if you have any questions, we are always here to help.

Your Friends,

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Oliver, Sam, Spencer and
The Big Block Realty Family

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7 Tips for Real Estate Success

It’s important for real estate professionals to be committed to continuing education.

Here at Big Block Realty, our broker is passionate about this!

Take a look at these “7 Tips for Real Estate Success” and building a great real estate business from guest editor of REALTOR® Magazine Rogers Healy.

1. If you decide to embrace a new form of marketing, it’s good to start on a small scale at first or try out free options while you get your footing. This applies to anything from referrals to social media.

2. Make sure to have your business goals clearly defined and written down. It also helps to display them in a spot where you can revisit them easily and often.

Always set goals and keep trying to move toward them.

3. Remember to stay busy. Successful people usually have a sense of urgency around them.

They are always busy and they get a lot done. This is key for real estate professionals.

4. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you aren’t an expert in a particular area, it never hurts to ask one.

Build a support system around you of individuals who are great at what they do, so you can count on them for information if needed.

5. Remember that you can be your own best friend or your own worst enemy. Sell yourself well and your real estate career will take off!

6. Stay positive. We’ve all encountered those miserable people, but nobody likes them. Salespeople who are happy and upbeat are more likely to draw others in and close the deal.

7. Be even keeled. Good times as well as hard times will come, but it’s the person who can find the right balance of business and personal life.

We’d like to add our own tip here, number 8.

8. Find a real estate company that is the right fit for you.

Here at Big Block Realty, we are California’s leading 100% commission real estate brokerage. As part of our team, you will keep your entire commission while still enjoying all

the perks of working with an industry leader such as Big Block.

A career in real estate allows you to leverage your potential in a way that no other industry or field can. If you’d like to learn more about a career with Big Block Realty, we’d love to hear from you!

Your Friends,

SOS pic

Oliver, Sam, Spencer and
The Big Block Realty Family

Have questions?—> Contact us today

Big Block Realty, California’s Best 100% commission real estate brokerage