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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.

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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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Build a Team for Your Real Estate Business

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

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3 Tips for Building Your New Real Estate Business

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

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4 Tips for Creating Effective Facebook Ads for Real Estate Agents

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.

Organic reach is only getting harder, so Facebook ads are now the best way to target your market and get your content in in front of your audience.

This is just as true real estate agents as it is for anyone else. Here are a few tips for making Facebook ads that generate better leads.

Woman in her kitchen working on computer at counter

1.) Figure Out Your Goals First-

Do you want to get likes? Do you want to drive traffic to your website? Your ad can’t do it all (most of the time, anyway), so determine your goal and craft your ad to reach them.

To get those likes, make your ad useful or entertaining. To get visitors to visit your website, link to it, and give them a reason to go there.

2.) Post Great Images-

Facebook is image driven, so it’s perfect for real estate agents. People in the market for a new home start on the internet looking at pics of houses, inside and out. So take advantage.

Upload some high quality photos of a listing. Invest in a good camera and learn how to use it, or find someone to do it for you.

3.) Boost A Post-

Got a past post that really connected with your followers and had a lot of views? Try boosting it. You won’t have to spend time making a new ad. If your post was well received before, it will probably perform well again.

Boosting is promoting a post by getting it more views. You can boost to your current followers, your followers and their friends, or a defined audience based on their geographic location.

4.) Provide Some Sort Of Call To Action-

Be sure you give your followers something to do, be it visit your website, participate in a poll, or comment. Get them involved beyond simply viewing your content.

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

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3 Ideas for Generating Leads While Helping Your Community

At Big Block Realty, we understand that we’re part of a thriving community. We believe that to truly be a part of it, we need to be involved with it.

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 getting out in our community and getting to know people.

Lead generation can be a challenge for even the most seasoned of real estate agents. There’s a lot of ways to do it, and you’ve no doubt done them all if you’ve been in the business for very long.

But there are ways to meet potential new clients without cold calling and sending emails. A great way to meet people is to get out in your community and get involved. You can network and make new friends, and maybe even do some good for your community while you’re at it.

Here are a few ideas.

Top view image of group of young people putting their hands together. Friends with stack of hands showing unity.

Top view image of group of young people putting their hands together. Friends with stack of hands showing unity.

1.) Food Drives- These are all over during the build up to the holidays. You can get involved with one, or you can sponsor one yourself. Get the word out in the office and among your friends.

Get it out there on social media. Invite people to get everyone they know involved.

2.) Habitat For Humanity- They always need volunteers. Maybe you’ve picked up a bit of know how during your years on the job they may benefit from.

You might even learn something useful for your real estate career, and very little builds relationships better than building something together.

3.) Animal Shelter- Most of us love animals, anyway. You can bet your local shelters need help with either manpower or donations. See what you can do for your local shelters.

You can always sponsor a drive to get them the materials they need, like food, blankets, towels, etc.

These are just three simple ideas for engaging with your community. Remember, community is what real estate is all about. Get out there and help yours and find people the homes they need.

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