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3 Simple Rules for Real Estate Blogging

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

Learning new ways to market and grow your business 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 improve your business.

Most real estate agents keep up with what’s going on in the industry by reading real estate news, trade publications, and increasingly, blogs.

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You may have been toying with the idea of starting your own blog as a way to increase your exposure and inbound traffic.

If you decide to start your own real estate blog, be sure to follow a few simple rules to stay out of trouble and protect your reputation and business.

1.) Don’t Make It About You-

No one reads a real estate blog for the big personalities involved. Your blog should be about your field and your relevant thoughts concerning it.

Don’t get caught up in trying to be an internet sensation. Educate and inform. Discuss and debate. Don’t brag.

No one care about your net worth, your boat, or how many houses you’ve sold.

Share your thoughts about the industry in order to help your followers.

2.) Original (Not Stolen) Content-

Want to ruin your reputation and become a pariah in your field?

Steal your fellow bloggers’ stuff.

If you get caught ripping off other people’s blogs, you’re going to get caught and publicly humiliated and then go broke because no one wants to do business with you.

Enough said.

3.) Don’t Run Your Mouth-

This means you don’t use your blog to bad mouth your fellow real estate agents, your clients, or anyone else, for that matter.

Your blog is no place for the airing of grievances and your personal issues with anyone. Your blog is about your experiences in your field, and that’s it.

Not only should you keep your blog clean, you should also never reveal any kind of confidential information about your colleagues or clients, (or yourself).

If you reveal something damaging or embarrassing about someone, don’t be surprised when you get sued.

At the very least, no one will want to work with you out of fear you’ll bad mouth them later.

Blogging can be a great way to build your business. Just be sure you’re doing it right.

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Online Marketing Tips for New Agents

It’s vital for new real estate agents to learn all they can as they start their new careers, and we want to help as much as we can. 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 making sure your agents are as well trained as possible.

There are endless possibilities when it comes to internet marketing in real estate. Big companies can spend a ton of money hiring professionals to do the job for them.

But that’s just not economically feasible for a new real estate agent just starting their career. But that doesn’t mean there are no options out there.

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It may seem daunting, but crafting an effective online marketing strategy for your real estate business is very possible on a small budget. Here are a few ideas.

Start A Blog-

Don’t worry if you’re not a master of the written word. Your blog isn’t about impressing an English professor.

It’s about establishing yourself as an expert on your territory and getting ideas and experiences across to your followers and clients.

A blog costs literally nothing but a little of your time, so there’s really no good reason not to be blogging.

Keep it genuine and focus on providing a something of value for your followers.

You can blog about anything real estate related. Your listings, the market, even a neighborhood spotlight are all perfect topics for blogging.

Social Media-

This is pretty much a no-brainer. With billions of users across multiple platforms, social media is perfect for real estate agents.

Because it’s so image driven, Facebook is the perfect place for posting images and videos of your listings. The same can be said for Pinterest.

You can tweet information about new listings, open houses, and big changes to the market.

YouTube-

Video is a great way to highlight your listings. Get a camera and learn the basics.

You’re not trying to shoot an art film, just become confident enough to shoot videos with consistent quality.

You can do video tours of your listings and share testimonials from satisfied customers.

Big Block Realty wants all our 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 utilizes your customer service skills like no other field.

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

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Building Relationships – Tips for Growing Your Real Estate Business

Here at Big Block Realty, we want to pass on what we’ve learned through the years to our new agents. He want to pass down a few tricks of the trade and a little know how to make new agents more capable as they start their new careers. 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 learning from the past to improve everything we do. Never stop building on your professional knowledge. Learning something new makes you that much more effective.

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In real estate, your past clients are a direct line to potential new clients. Even in today’s high speed, social media driven business world, word of mouth is still a powerful marketing tool. Your goal is for all of your past satisfied clients to drop your name to their friends, family members, and co-workers when the time comes for them to find a real estate agent.

But how do you stay in touch with your past clients without becoming an annoyance? It’s a fine line, but there are ways to keep in touch without becoming a problem. Here a few you might try.

Reach Out To Past Clients On Social Media- Make connections with your past clients on Facebook. It’s a great way to give advice on home ownership, the housing market, etc. You can also stay abreast of important events in your clients lives, such as a new baby, a relocation on the horizon, or even a death in the family. Use social media to pass on congratulations and condolences, and to let your past client know you’re there if they need you.

Christmas/Birthday Cards- This is a great way to reach out and let your past clients know you haven’t forgotten them. Send creative cards at other holidays, too, like Thanksgiving or the Fourth of July. Don’t forget to wish client’s children a happy birthday, or even throw in a little gift card to a popular local restaurant. You can send a card for any myriad of occasions, including the anniversary of the purchase of their home, their children’s graduation from high school, or an important religious or cultural milestone like quincenera a bar mitzvah.

Newsletters- Homeowners are generally interested in the events in their community and the state of the housing market. You can also include important information about maintaining their home through the year, remodeling advice, or even something as simple as maintaining their yard during a drought. Remember, if your newsletter isn’t useful, it’s going in the trash.

Big Block Realty wants all our 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 utilizes your interpersonal skills like no other field.

If you’d like to learn more about Big Block Realty, we’d love to hear from you!

Your Friends,

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The Big Block Realty Family

 

Have questions?—> Contact us today

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Real Estate Success Tips: How to Get More Repeat Customers

ID-10024668Tips for Real Estate Success — Getting More Repeat Customers

Real estate is a business that ebbs and flows.

Unlike other commodities, which consumers might buy daily, weekly or monthly, real estate transactions don’t always happen as frequently.

The average homeowner purchases a new home around every seven years.

This is why real estate success lies in reaching new customers all the time.

But it’s also about making lasting connections with current customers so they will become repeat customers one day.

Not only do these connections increase the likelihood that past customers will work with you again, but it also improves the chances that they will refer their friends and colleagues to you.

Here are a few ways you can nurture the relationships you have with past clients to ensure they will be repeat clients in the future.

1. Stay Connected – 

Sometimes timing is everything when it comes to real estate.

Let’s say you work with a client who buys a new home and is very satisfied.

But several years pass and he or she doesn’t hear from you. If another real estate professional comes along right at the time he is looking to buy or sell, they might get the client.

A way to avoid being forgotten is to be unforgettable.

Stay connected with your past clients through multiple channels.

If they are on Facebook or Twitter, connect that way.You might want to reference our other post on “Social Media Secrets Revealed: Realtors Get More Customers With Social Media

Also…

Send holiday or birthday cards.

If you know that they are experiencing a life milestone, pick up the phone and call them.

These little things really do become the big things when trying to turn past customers into repeat customers.

2. Keep the Conversation Going – 

When you are trying to build relationships with your past and current clients, remember that you can drive the conversation and it doesn’t have to be about real estate.

In fact, consumers appreciate when you aren’t constantly trying to sell to them.

Find out what types of things they are interested in and communicate accordingly.

Use social media or email to share information.

This will keep you at the forefront of their mind no matter how much time has passed since working together.

3. Listen and Proceed

A good realtor will always be listening for the opportunity to help a client.

Maybe your past client is complaining on Facebook about how big the house feels since his last child left the nest.

This might be a great time to suggest downsizing. Have a past client who is expecting a child?

This is a perfect opportunity to suggest looking at larger houses. Perhaps a client you worked with in the past tweets about what a great time he had on a recent vacation and is considering buying a vacation home.

When you have taken the time to foster a relationship, it will be a natural entry for you to suggest how your services can help!

Finally, don’t forget to follow up with customers after each sale.

Make time to say thank you for their business.

Going the extra mile will set you apart from the competition and give your past customers a reason to become repeat customers.

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

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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Customer Service 101: Finding and Keeping Loyal Real Estate Clients

ID-100146282Real estate is the business of working with people. It’s not just about finding people to work with, but it’s also about providing the level of excellent service that keeps these people happy.

A happy client is a loyal client. And a loyal client can be your biggest brand ambassador when trying to build your brand or business.

It’s important to spend as much time, if not more keeping your current customers happy as you do trying to find new customers.

Here are a few tips for creating loyal customers:

1. When you mess up, apologize. 

Customer satisfaction is only worth as much as customer loyalty. And satisfied customers make a real estate professional’s life much smoother. But nobody is perfect. Things might not go exactly according to plan. You might make a mistake. The important thing is to be upfront about it and apologize.

Customers will appreciate the direct approach. They are just human too. They understand that things happen, but it’s how you move forward from them is what matters.

Also, take a look at this post we did on: “Realtor Tips for working with a difficult client

2. After you apologize, fix the problem. 

When you make a mistake, the first thing you should say is “I’m so sorry.” The next thing you should say is “let’s fix it.” Don’t waste a customer’s time trying to explain why something happened. This doesn’t really get you anywhere. Instead, make the necessary actions to fix the problem.

This shows customers that they can depend on you, even when things don’t go according to plan.

3. Give good customer service from the start. 

Everyone wishes there was more time in a day to get done all those things we need to do. Take the time to go the extra mile in offering stellar customer service.

This includes taking client calls and answering emails promptly. Engage with clients on social media. Show them you are available. When you are available to your customers, they begin to trust you and this creates a lasting relationship on which customer loyalty is built.  

4. Pay attention to customer feedback. 

It’s vital that you listen to your customers and value their feedback. They are the lifeblood of your company. Sometimes their needs change and it’s important that you change your approach to meet those needs.

It’s easier to keep a current customer than to get a new one, so make the ones you have feel valued.

5. It’s not enough to simply meet people. Build relationships. 

Networking events can be great, but the next time you attend one, don’t just meet people. Actually take the time to foster relationships with them. This is how to build leads that develop into loyal customers.

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As California’s leading 100% commission real estate brokerage, we allow 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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The Big Block Realty Family

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