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Realtor Success Tips: Simple Strategies to Deal with Job Stress

Let’s face it. Being in real estate can be stressful. While this career path has many, many benefits, it also can be stressful at times. A real estate agent can routinely feel bombarded from all sides. There is a lot to contend with. Wishy-washy buyers, delusional sellers, spending all day in the car, and constantly being on an electronic device can all combine with the pressures of private life to form a toxic deluge of stress.

Big Block Realty 100% commission brokerReal estate professionals have to find their own way of dealing with daily stresses, and what works for some might not work for others. There are obvious, tried and true ways that work for many and in this post, we wanted to share some tips to beat realtor stress!

One great way to combat stress in your career as a realtor is exercise. Joining a gym or hitting the track for a runner’s high does it for some. It’s no secret a good workout lowers stress and increases happiness.

Relaxation methods fight stress as well. Some people try yoga or meditation. Others get results by taking a leisurely stroll through a city park or trail.

Companionship is another great way to beat realtor stress. Making the time to get together with family and friends is a proven way to combat stress from the job. It often does wonders to talk about our stresses with the people we’re closest to. Even spending time with a beloved pet is proven to lower stress levels. Try tossing your dog a frisbee or playing with your cat.

It might seem silly, but superstitions such as knocking on a wooden table, not walking under a ladder, or going out of your way to avoid a black cat crossing your path can actually have real life benefits. These things give us sense of overcoming bad luck, and therefore add to our overall emotional state. It’s all in the mind, but hey, whatever works, right?

Another good mental technique for battling stress is to create positive self fulfilling prophecies. Often what we expect to happen happens. Keep a positive outlook and expect things to work out. Even if they don’t in the end, you will have defeated the stress caused by dread, both physically and mentally.

We often attack the biggest problems in our life first, neglecting the smaller victories we could be achieving in the moment. Sometimes we need to build up steam by taking the little wins we can achieve quickly. These smaller victories will add up to greatly reduce overall stress.

If you’re having a hard time combating the stress in your life, give some of these methods a try. And if you are looking for a new career in real estate, consider joining Big Block Realty!

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.

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Big Block Realty Promotes Lifelong Learning

Some people think that school is something that got left behind in childhood or teen years.

School, in the traditional sense might be a thing of your past, but learning is something you never outgrow.

Here at Big Block Realty, California’s Top 100% Commission Real Estate brokerage, we take the success of our agents very seriously.

We believe that one important aspect of success is continuing to learn and grow in your real estate career.

This is why we are committed to providing some of the top real estate training opportunities around.

Perhaps you need some extra help with using social media to take your business to the next level.

Our “Social Media Domination” class is right up your alley. Much of being successful in real estate, or sales in general is a mental game. Having trouble getting your mind right? Our training called “The Winning Mindset” is a huge hit with our Agents.

Advanced Social Media Training

 

Can you believe there are still agents around the country who aren’t using social media to advance and expand their brands? In recent years, our business culture has shifted and there is no reason Agents aren’t taking advantage of the opportunities social media affords.

In order to reach more buyers and sellers, you’ve got to start thinking outside your traditional marketing box.

Social Media for Real Estate Agents is made up of conversations that drive engagement.

Not only that, but Internet marketing isn’t just about e-commerce.

This is the time to jump on board if you haven’t already.

Social Media, Social Networking and Social Interaction is the future of Business Marketing.

You can leverage it to create maximum results.

At Big Block Realty, California’s Favorite 100% Commission Real Estate Brokerage we know that social media is the future of how we communicate and how we generate new clients and business opportunities. As one of the best ways to market your real estate business, social media can help you reach a wider audience and expand your sphere of influence.

When you join Big Block Realty and start earning 100% commission you will have direct access to the top social media training and strategies that are virtually guaranteed to increase your business right away!

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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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Realtor as Entrepreneur

ID-10059943There are many reasons to consider a career in real estate, but one of the most important is that a real estate career allows you unlimited possibilities.

Consider the following quote from the late Steve Jobs: “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” —Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. co-founder, chairman and CEO

We agree with Jobs about the only way to do great work is to love what you do.

We love being real estate professionals. And we love having other people as part of our team that love it too.

Maybe you’ve been in a field you don’t particularly like or in a job you see going nowhere.

Perhaps you’ve been doing the real estate thing for awhile, but aren’t getting as much out of it as you thought you would.

It doesn’t matter if you are just starting out as a Realtor or have been doing it for some time.

If you’re thinking a change is in order, we welcome you to consider joining our team at Big Block Realty.

Not only are we California’s number one real estate brokerage for 100% commissions, but we also have a dynamic group of individuals whose success we are completely committed to.

If this sounds like something you’ve been seeking, consider the following:

When it comes to technology, we’re tops!

Our agents here at Big Block Realty are equipped to leverage the power of the Internet as well as all the latest and greatest technology advancements.

This allows them to support clients in the best possible ways.

Take a look at this post we did on: “Why Should Real Estate Professionals Have A Blog?

You can feel free to take your career to new heights

Our Agents operate as entrepreneurs. This means that they have the freedom to control their business.

Because of this, they are much more invested in their own success than say, a Realtor working under the umbrella of another company.

Plus, as an agent with Big Block Realty, you’ll gain access to the best service providers who can help you build your business on solid ground.

Knowledge is power

It’s important to stay ahead of the pack. The world needs more leaders and less followers.

Big Block Realty has a strong focus on keeping our agents ahead of the competition.

We provide world class training and support that in turn, allows our Agents to be able to give their clients the best service and support.

Get by with a little help from your friends 

Another positive aspect of a career with Big Block Realty is the support our agents get from our leadership team. Our agents are given top notch Broker/Attorney support that allows them to do their best work with confidence.

Here at Big Block Realty, we feel strongly about being invested in our agents’ success. We are California’s leading 100% commission real estate brokerage and 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.

Your Friends,

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Oliver, Sam, Spencer and
The Big Block Realty Family

Have questions?—> Contact us today

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Big Block Realty Voted Best 100 Commission Real Estate Brokerage, proudly serving: San Diego, Orange County, Riverside, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and much more!

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Real Estate Business Tips: Documenting Expenses For Taxes

Real Estate Business Tips: Documenting Business-Related Expenses for Tax Purposes

This is for informational purposes only and should not be considered Tax advice, please consult your CPA for additional information.

Real estate professionals wear many hats.

One important part of being a real estate professional is generating sales and expanding your network to grow leads.

While growing a business, it is important to consider your online brand and how you can build brand equity using a variety of tools and strategies.

Another side of the real estate business is managing the finances.

Realtors often incur a variety of business-related expenses in the course of their careers. Some of these include travel, meals and other expenses related to client relations, etc.

While these business expenses can be deductible on annual tax returns, it is important for real estate professionals to ensure they take proper steps to document them.

There is no reason to attract suspicions of the IRS and the following tips will help real estate professionals and other business individuals who might incur business-related deductions cover all bases to keep things in order.

Keeping all this data is essential. Take a look at this other post we wrote on “How Real Estate Professionals Can Use Big Data

Each time you have a business-related expense, remember to document the following:

1. Date – 

Most often, the date an expense was incurred will be printed on a receipt or credit card slip. If paying cash, you might want to create a receipt or slip of your own as a reminder. Cancelled checks are also a way to track the date of certain expenses.

2. Amount – 

Make sure to document exactly how much was spent. Don’t forget to include tax and tip.

3. Location –  

Keep detailed records of the nature and place each business-related expense took place. It’s easy to forget after some time has passed so this is important information to maintain regularly.

4. Business Purpose – 

In order for an expense to be business-related, it must be incurred for your business.

Create a record of the purpose of each business expense so that you could show exactly why and how the expense was necessary.

This might include information such as that the expense was needed to obtain new business, to encourage existing business relationships, or to market your products and services. If the purpose of a meal was to discuss business dealings, document that as well.

5. Business Relationship –

This has to do with expenses where entertainment or meals are involved. Keep a list of names of the people involved, their occupations and a record of how they are related to your business.

This type of record keeping isn’t complicated, but it does require diligence.

Keeping organized will only help you when it is time to file your taxes or work with an accounting professional.

A few examples of items you can keep to show business expenses include:

– receipts, credit card statements, or cancelled checks

– receipts in conjunction with appointment book/online calendar entries

– appointment book/online calendar entries (for expenses less than $75)

This post, inspired by a previous entry at Inman.com, is not intended to replace the advice of a certified accounting professional.

We just like to share content that will help real estate professionals grow their careers and have more success!

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

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.

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

Big Block Realty Voted Best 100 Commission Real Estate Brokerage, proudly serving: San Diego, Orange County, Riverside, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and much more!