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Improve Communication in 3 Simple Steps – Real Estate Tips for Success

Here at Big Block Realty, we want to provide all our associates and potential associates with as much knowledge and advice as we can to make their transition into their new careers as successful and rewarding as possible. Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the latest helpful tools to increase their success.

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Real estate agents have to be able to communicate if they want to make it. The industry is driven by relationships and the ability to get to know people and earn their trust, and therefore their business. It’s easy to get in a rut when it comes to maintaining communication with our clients. Maintaining leads can become a challenge if we don’t find new ways to do things from time to time. Here are a few ideas to shake up your communication routines.

Make Videos- With today’s smart phones, it’s easier than ever before for amateurs to make quality videos. That means you should be making videos and sharing them with your clients and followers on social media. Do some experimenting and figure out how to make the best videos you can with your camera phone. Angles, lighting, distances, etc. Make some videos that are fun to watch. Show a house, some satisfied customers, or showcase a great selling feature in your territory.

Email- They are still relevant and effective. There isn’t a much better way to communicate with big groups. Just make sure you’re sending the right kinds of emails to the right kinds of people. Market information and advice about buying and selling property can be helpful, but don’t forget to mix it up. Send out some neighborhood profiles and other kinds of information. And remember, the client who bought a home from you last month doesn’t need to see your current listings.

Use The Right Social Media- It’s never a bad idea to use social media for marketing. Just be sure you’re doing it right. Do the research and learn the right way to use different platforms. It’s also vital to figure out where you’re interacting with your followers the most and focus your efforts there.

In a business like real estate, every communication is crucial. Make sure you’re putting in the time to do it right.

Big Block Realty is committed to equipping our agents with helpful tools that will increase their success. Consider Big Block Realty if you would like to begin a rewarding career with a 100% commission real estate brokerage!

A career in real estate allows you to use your communication and sales skills like no other job out there. If you’d like to learn more about Big Block Realty, we’d love hearing from you!

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Simple Social Media Solutions for Top Producing California Realtors

Here at Big Block Realty, we want to help our agents new to the industry as best 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 learning new skills and honing them for top performance.

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There’s probably not a real estate agent working today who doesn’t take advantage of social media marketing for their business. But if you don’t know what you’re doing, social media can turn into a real mess. Make sure you take the time to educate yourself before firing away on every platform available. Consider the following guidelines.

Strengths- Different social media platforms have different strengths. Facebook is very personal and image driven. Twitter is small, quickly digestible information bites. Pinterest is purely image driven. Blogging is all about conveying ideas in long form. Learn how to best use each one in its own right. Then, figure out where you most effectively interact with your clients and focus your efforts there.

Time Management- Don’t let your social media marketing strategies devour your time. Take advantage of social media management tools like Hootsuite to automate your posts. If you need to hire someone to manage your social media for you, that’s all fine and good. Just stay informed about what they’re posting.

Content- Your business social media is not about you. Meaning it’s not a place for you to brag about your accomplishments (especially sales), nor is it a place for you to become an internet sensation. You want to inform and educate, and leave your followers with something useful from the experience. Build and participate in a community dedicated to your industry, not just yourself.

Be Positive- Don’t use your social media as a place to bad mouth anyone. Not the competition, not co-workers, and especially not clients. If a potential client sees you speaking negatively about anyone for any reason, it’s not a stretch in their head to imagine you doing the same about them. Keep it positive. Anything less will drive off business.

Keep these tips in mind as you implement your social media marketing strategies.

Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have access to all the helpful tools that will increase their success. Want a great career with an integrity driven, 100% commission real estate brokerage? Then Big Block Realty might be the right place for you!

A career in real estate utilizes your social media marketing skills like nothing out there. If you’d like to learn more about Big Block Realty, we’d love to hear from you!

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How to Be a Better Real Estate Pro – Setting Goals & Looking Ahead

Here at Big Block Realty, we want all our agents to know as much as possible in order to succeed in 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 being able to look back and evaluate your performance. Learn to build on your past performance to make your career in real estate a successful one!

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The year is coming to an end and it’s time to look back and evaluate your performance. If you’re not doing some reflection, you’re missing out on a great chance to recognize what’s working and what’s not. It’s more than just looking at your numbers and being satisfied. It’s about doing some genuine self evaluation and finding ways to do things better. Here are a few areas to take a look at.

Time Management- Ask yourself how you’re spending your time. You might be surprised to find you can’t answer that simple question with a simple answer. As real estate agents, we all have to contend with generating leads, showing listings, paperwork, meetings, etc. There’s simply no getting around it. There’s also the unexpected. So it might be a good idea to track your time. See where your time is going and to what end. See if you can find better ways to manage your time through planning or enlisting the help of a virtual assistant.

Promotions- Is your marketing working for you? Is your social media getting you the results you want? Are your open houses getting people in? If your promotions are not getting the results you want, it might be time to start figuring out why. Identify which promotions got the best results and expand on them while dropping the ones that underperformed.

Identify Your Core Clients- Take a look at all your clients from the past year. Who are they? Identify who is buying from you the most. Young families? Retirees? Singles? Your particular sales territory will have a lot to do with determining this. Once you figure out who your core demographic is, you can reach out to them more effectively.

These are just a few ways you can look back on your year and evaluate your performance. Learn from your past to improve your future.

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

Interested in a career with a 100% commission real estate brokerage? Then give Big Block Realty a try!

A career in real estate allows you to use your business skills like no other. If you’d like to learn more about Big Block Realty, we’d love to hear from you.

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Real Estate Tips for Top Realtors – Using LinkedIn to Grow Your California Real Estate Business

Here at Big Block Realty, we want all of our new agents to have access to what we’ve learned over the years. He hope we can provide a few tricks of the trade and a little knowledge to make new real estate agents more comfortable as they begin their new careers. Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the latest helpful tools to increase their success.

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As real estate agents, it probably goes without saying that you’re using Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, or other social media platforms for your business. Not many businesses these days aren’t. Each of these outlets have their strengths. But if you’re not using LinkedIn for lead generation, you’re missing out on serious networking opportunities.

LinkedIn has become the number one social media outlet for professionals. It’s the place to network, get to know people in your industry, and engage with like minded people. Using LinkedIn to network for your real estate business has become a great new way to generate leads. Here are some tips for setting up your LinkedIn page to get the most out of it.

Get Your Profile Right- Your profile is your first impression, so make sure it’s a good one. Use a profile pic you would be proud to put on a business card. List your job title and your particular skill set. Make certain you’ve filled out your profile in its entirety, and make sure you’ve spelled everything right. Let people know you’re good at what you do and that you’re excited about your job.

Put Yourself Out There- Like all social media, LinkedIn is all about making connections with people. Start building your connections by reaching out to people you know first. Reach out to friends, family, and co-workers for starters.

Participate In Groups- LinkedIn has groups of all kinds, based on all kinds of affiliations. Join groups related to real estate and get involved in conversations. Comment on people’s input. It’s a great way to get your name out and build relationships. If you see someone in your group you find interesting, get to know them. If you can’t seem to find a group to your liking, you can always start one up.

Keep these ideas in mind as you start using LinkedIn to build your real estate network.

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 right place for you!

A career in real estate utilizes your people skills like nothing out there.

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

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Your Friends,

Oliver, Sam, and Spencer

The Big Block Realty Family

Have questions?—> Contact us today

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Realtor Tips for Success – Best Mileage Tracking Apps for Realtors on the Go

Here at Big Block Realty, we want to to share some of our ideas with new agents as they start their 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 ways to improve everything we do. Carefully build and maintain your professional skill set to make your career in real estate a successful one!

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Let’s face it. The life of a real estate agent can get pretty busy. Sometimes it can be a challenge to keep everything organized. But it’s an important part of the job. Real estate agents spend a lot of their time on the road. Whether we’re showing listings, going to meetings, or driving to conferences to learn something new, a little help keeping track of our mileage is always welcome. Here are some great mileage apps.

TripLog/1040 (for iPhone)- TripLog lets you keep track of deductible/reimbursable mileage and lets you record date, distance, starting point and destination, category of your trip, tolls, and parking fees. Snap quick pics of your odometer and record total time for your trips. $4.99

Milog (for iPhone)- Track your miles with an odometer and records multiple locations per trip for verification. Supports parking and toll fees and any other fee incurred during tripps. $3.99

MileTracker (for iPhone)- Data can be exported to generate customized expense accounts. The app allows for quick switching from business to personal entries for side trips or anything not deductible or reimbursable. MileTracker has a box for marking trips as submitted or reimbursed to help you keep up. $3.99

Car Companion (for Droid)- A very simple but effective way to track mileage, fuel expenses, and any other costs experienced on the road. Free.

SimpleMile (for Droid)- Simply hit the start button when you head out and the stop button when you reach your destination and SimpleMile does the rest by tracking your mileage with GPS. Free for first fifty trips.

Mileage Tracker (for Droid)- This password protected manual entry system lets you enter odometer information and payer data. Back up data on SD devices and exports easily in CSV for use with Excel.

These are just a few mileage apps you can use to make your trips easier. There are about a billion mileage apps out there. Find the one that works best for you.

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 give Big Block Realty might be the right place for you!

A career in real estate utilizes your people skills like nothing out there. If you’d like to learn more about Big Block Realty, we’d love to hear from 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