Posts Tagged ‘lead generation’

4 Tips for Staging Beachfront Property

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

Learning how to market different kinds of properties is vital for real estate professionals.

Building a successful career with a 100% commission real estate business is all about knowing what you can do to make sure a property sells in a timely manner.

When it comes to getting your client’s waterfront property ready for the market, you need to make sure more than just the house is in order.

photographed new beach home construction on beach north Florida.

 

When you’re selling a waterfront property, you’re selling more than a house, you’re selling a lifestyle. Make sure you’re doing everything you can to market that lifestyle effectively. Here are some tips.

1.) The Beach-

Make sure it’s cleared of weeds and debris, such as litter or washed up fish. Add some highlights, like a simple firepit made of brick or rock and some beach chairs and an umbrella.

If there are barbecues, clean them up and make them look ready to use.

2.) The Dock-

Make sure the dock looks serviceable and inviting by replacing old or rotted boards and applying fresh paint or varnish. Hammer in nails that have worked their way out and could snag a bare foot.

Replace any dry rotted furniture or equipment. If the dock has lighting, make sure it’s functional and replace dead bulbs.

3.) The Boat-

If there is a boat, make sure it’s a good looking boat. If it’s been sitting docked for a long time, it may need a thorough cleaning. If it’s just too old and ugly to fix up, find it a temporary home somewhere else.

Maybe ask a neighbor to let your client park it at their dock for a while. The same rules apply to jet skis. Make them look good or get them out of there.

4.) Have Local Knowledge-

Find out from the seller about the local scene. Does it get crowded at certain times? Is the fishing good? Are there local events, like regattas or fishing competitions that might be appealing?

Be able to answer questions about the community on the water and what it’s like to be a part of it.

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.

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Oliver, Sam, and Spencer

The Big Block Realty Family

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4 Tips for Hosting a Great Open House Event

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.

Hosting an open house is real estate 101, but it never hurts to hear some new ideas on old fashioned sales techniques. See if these might work for your next open house event.

Open House 3

1.) Make It Classy-

Give your open house a little bump by hosting an art show. Find some local talent in need of a venue and let them cover the walls in their work.

Contact your nearest university and offer the venue to student artists. Hire some local musicians to play some elegant jazz for a few hours.

Offer some wine and cheese. People love a little free entertainment, and it may draw in some folks who wouldn’t normally attend an open house.

2.) Hire A Caterer-

Trying to sell a really high end piece of property? Go all in and hire a great caterer.

The food will keep prospects around a bit longer, and good eats are a fantastic way to start the conversation with visitors.

3.) Invite The Whole Neighborhood-

Get the neighbors involved.

They may have friends in the market for a new home.

Everyone wants their friends to move into their neighborhood.

The neighbors can be great lead generators. Invite them to stop by with their house hunting friends.

They’ll encourage them to buy. Take advantage of the power of friendship!

4.) Yard Signs-

While your internet promotions are invaluable, don’t underestimate the value of good old fashioned yard signs. Put them at every intersection and along the sides of the roads.

Put out a lot of them.

You really can’t overdo this low-tech marketing tool.

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 safety tips every real estate agent should know

Here at Big Block Realty, we want all our agents to excel and do their best for the client, but we want them to make certain they stay safe while they do it.

We want to share some tips with all our new agents so they stay safe 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 keeping our agents safe in everything they do.

Keep some simple rules in the forefront of your mind and you won’t have any problems.

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Statistically, real estate agents have a very dangerous job. We routinely put ourselves in potentially very dangerous situations involving strange people and places.

Unfortunately, doing these things are a necessary and unavoidable part of the job. But that doesn’t mean we can’t take precautionary measures in order to keep ourselves safe.

Here are a few ideas to make sure you get through your work day as safe as possible.

1. Meeting A New Client-

Always do this at the office first. Make sure at least one of your coworkers also meets them and make a copy of their driver’s license.

If they are a legitimate client, they won’t be offended by you taking precautions. Even if they are, you can apologize for the inconvenience, but never apologize for thinking of your safety.

2. Entering An Empty Or Foreclosed Property-

Empty houses can attract squatters and be used for a variety of nefarious purposes. You could also encounter the disgruntled former owner lurking inside.

If the property is in a rural area, you may even walk in on potentially dangerous wildlife. Take a walk around the house to look for forced entry such as broken locks or windows before entering.

If you find these conditions, call the police immediately. You’ll need to file a report anyway, and the police will be happy to do a walk through to make sure it’s safe.

3. Open Houses/Showing Properties Solo-

Try to avoid going it alone. Take a coworker, a spouse, or a friend. If you have to fly solo, avoid letting the client get behind you or in a confined space.

Always maintain an escape route. If you start to feel uncomfortable, immediately excuse yourself and get out of there. Don’t worry about hurting feelings.

Our bodies send us signals for a reason. Trust your gut and get away from potential danger.

These are just a few ideas to keep you safe on the job. Remember, there’s people who need you. Be sure you get home to them at the end of the day.

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, 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

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

Real Estate Business Success: Beat Stress to Stay on Top

Getting to the top in California real estate is easier if you’re working with the top brokerage. And you can ensure that you are working with the best by joining up with a 100% commission real estate brokerage that is committed to staying on top.

The top performing real estate professionals are always on the lookout for opportunities to learn. As a leading flat fee broker in California, we strive to provide our agents with helpful tools that will increase real estate success. Consider Big Block Realty if you would like to begin an exciting career with a 100% commission real estate brokerage!

If there’s one thing real estate professionals are familiar with, it’s stress on the job. Agents can expect there to always be a certain level of stress associated with buying and selling properties. It’s the nature of the beast. As real estate agents, we tend to work alone and can sometimes feel like the world depends on us making that deal.

We spend a lot of time in the car and at the mercy of our telephones. Add to all this the challenges of maintaining some semblance of a normal family life and even the most successful and experienced real estate agent can get overstressed pretty quick. Try some of these tips to help you manage that stress the next time you start feeling its pull.

Squeeze in a workout- Exercise is one of nature’s best ways to combat stress and bring it down a notch. Even something as simple as going for a walk around your office releases endorphins which make you feel better when they hit the brain.

Keep a set of work out close handy and take thirty minutes for a jog or a walk when you need it most. Just finish up a showing in a nice neighborhood? Stick around and explore it on foot when you’re done. It’s free, fast, and easy.

Prioritize- Got a huge, soul draining task to accomplish today? Attack it first thing. Nothing adds to stress like dread. Spending all day avoiding a difficult task leads to a buildup of stress. Hit it hard first thing in the morning and get it out of your way.

Lay off the caffeine- Stop with the coffee and sodas. Caffeine is proven to make a stressed out person irritable and jittery, and that’s not going to help anyone. Find some good alternatives like fizzy water or a nice hot decaf tea.

Learn to say no- You may be a superman, but even you have your limits. Don’t overcommit. Sometimes you have to politely decline an invitation to poker with your buddies or the church social. Take some time for your family and yourself and relax without an event demanding your time.

Building a reputation for a 100% commission real estate business begins with how you manage your client relationships as well as your marketing efforts. Dedicate the time and resources needed for build the business you’ve always dreamed about.

As a leading flat fee broker in California, we strive to provide our agents with helpful tools that will increase their success. 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!

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

Work Wise: Finding Work Life Balance as a Top California Realtor

Real estate is a challenging industry. Some might say it isn’t for the faint of heart. But it’s a wonderful field and one that will allow you to really take your professional career to new heights. Experience, education and attitude are important parts of success as a top California real estate agent. But this isn’t all.

To be successful as a top performing real estate professional in California, you have to make sure you’re working with the right people. One way to experience success is by joining up with a 100% commission real estate brokerage that is committed to staying on top.

Another way to be successful is to keep looking for opportunities to learn. As a leading flat fee broker in California, we strive to provide our agents with helpful tools that will increase real estate success. Consider Big Block Realty if you would like to begin an exciting career with a 100% commission real estate brokerage!

One of the hardest parts of being a real estate agent is trying to keep a healthy balance between work and family life. It seems that as real estate professionals, we’re often at the beck and call of clients, buyers, and sellers. We show listings at all hours to make the sale and it seems we could stay on our phones day and night.

As busy real estate professionals, we have to make time for our families. We have to think outside the box sometimes to make things happen in our work life, so why shouldn’t we be able to do the same with our families? There are a few simple things we can do every day to make sure we’re not losing touch with the ones we love.

The Phone- Make sure your family knows they can call you at any time. Your team should know they are to always put them straight through to you no matter what. If you’re with a client, politely excuse yourself and take the call. Most people will understand. At home, turn it off when dinner starts and don’t take business calls during a meal or important conversation with your loved ones. Whatever the situation, it can wait.

Dinner- Having dinner as a family is getting harder and harder these days. The kids have friends, sports, and school work. But just because it’s harder, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Try to schedule at least one dinner together as a family per week. Use that time to catch up with one another and address challenges as a family. Think of it as a council meeting.

One On One Time- You have to make time for one on one interaction with your family. Maybe take your spouse or teenager to see that movie they’ve been talking about, or just take a walk together or go out for an ice cream. Maintain those relationships by focusing on them individually on a regular basis. This includes taking time for yourself. You might feel pulled in all directions, but it’s important for you to recharge and rejuvenate yourself so you can be your best self for your clients.

These are just a few ways you can maintain the balance between your work and home life. What else can you come up with to help keep family time a priority?

Building a reputation for a 100% commission real estate business begins with how you manage your client relationships as well as your marketing efforts. Dedicate the time and resources needed for build the business you’ve always dreamed about.

As a leading flat fee broker in California, we strive to provide our agents with helpful tools that will increase their success. 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!

Your Friends,

SOS pic

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