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How to Get Millennial Agents to Join Your Team, Part 2

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

Being a successful real estate agent requires you to attract the right people to join your team.

Building a successful career with a 100% commission real estate business is about spotting talent and choosing your team carefully.

Since millennials are the biggest demographic of home buyers right now (and consumers in general), it might be a good idea to start attracting a few to your team. The baby boomers are getting ready to retire, so it’s time to start training the next generation of real estate agents anyway.

Here’s some more tips for attracting millennials to your team.

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1.) Teamwork-

Millennials place a lot of value on being part of a group effort larger than themselves. Show them that your company extols their values. Let them know they have plenty of people to turn to for anything they need on the job.

Give them a warm welcome by pairing them up with a mentor for a while. Make sure they’re meeting the whole team throughout their training period.

2.) Community Involvement-

Millennials want to do more than make money. They are very motivated to get involved in organizations that give something back to the community where they live. This can be anything from a 5k to a food drive, or anything that helps people in need.

These kinds of events are also a great way for new agents to make contacts and meet people, as well as get to know their territory. Find a good cause and get your company involved.

3.) Keep Them In The Loop-

Millennials don’t want to be a cog in a greater machine. They don’t want to be treated like worker bees. They want to be a vital part of wherever they decide to make a career.

They want to have meaningful and honest relationships with their coworkers and employers. This means getting to know them and keeping them informed about what’s going on in the company.

If you make them feel like they’re just a number, you’re never going to be able to keep them around for very long.

Big Block Realty wants to share their knowledge with agents to help them learn the helpful tools that will increase their success.

Consider Big Block Realty if you would like a career with a 100% commission real estate brokerage!

Real estate requires good team building 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

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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.

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

How to get Millennial Agents to Join Your Team, Part 1

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

Being a successful real estate agent requires you to attract the right people to join your team.

Building a successful career with a 100% commission real estate business is about spotting talent and choosing your team carefully.

The millennials are all grown up. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know them, if you don’t understand them, or if you’re just scared of them, they are the future.

young hipster man wearing hat suspenders bow-tie and a funny tattoo-sleeve

They are currently the biggest and fastest growing consumer demographic, and when it comes to real estate, they make up the vast majority of first time home buyers. And millennials want to do business with fellow millennials.

That means our industry needs to figure out how to get millennials interested in careers in real estate, and how to get them to stay for the long haul. Here are some ideas.

1.) Excite Them-

Millennials don’t want to go to work with a boring, stagnant company. They want to work at a dynamic company that’s willing to try new things. That means a lot of companies need to throw out the old playbook and start coming up with new ways to do business.

Think about craft beer brewers, coffee houses, and tech start ups. The workplace doesn’t get much more hip and fun than that! Can your business emulate them? Because you’re going to need to. Good luck.

2.) Speaking Of Tech Start Ups…-

Your company needs to stay on the cutting edge of technology related to real estate. That means apps for everything, remote business options, and easy communication.

Remember, while you may have learned about computers from Oregon Trail, millennials were born into a world with the internet and Angry Birds. Their mobile devices are their everything. Incorporate tech accordingly.

3.) Give Your Team A Long Leash-

Millennials don’t want to held down by nine to five jobs like their parents. They want to be able to move about freely and not have a boss breathing down their neck and watching their every move.

Offer millennials some autonomy to come and go as they please. This doesn’t mean you have to surrender authority, just don’t get so caught up in keeping tabs on your employees so long as they are performing.

Big Block Realty wants to share their knowledge with agents to help them learn the helpful tools that will increase their success.

Consider Big Block Realty if you would like a career with a 100% commission real estate brokerage!

Real estate requires good team building 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,

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

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,

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

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,

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