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Tips for Networking Success in Real Estate

ID-10022151We can’t say enough about how real estate is a people business.

Networking is an important part of connecting with different people to be successful. It’s one thing to be an industry leader, but are you an influencer?

Are you well connected with a loyal base of clients who trust your opinion? Who are your influencers? Do you have a network of other industry leaders you can bounce ideas off with and just share general information?

Whether you are looking to network with current and potential customers or other industry leaders the following tips will help you to have more success in the process. 

1. Provide something of value

When you are thinking about making a networking connection, instead of thinking what the person can do for you, consider what you can do for them. Determine what you can offer them that might be seen as valuable.

2. Make connections

Everyone you come into contact with won’t be a natural fit for your network. Success in networking comes when you do your homework and see where different aspects of your life intersects with others.

Look for commonalities and build from there. In today’s world, everyone appreciates the personal connections because they mean more in a sea of automated interactions.

Look at this other post we did on: “Real Estate Tips: How To Make Networking Work For You

3. Pick up the phone

How many emails have you gotten today that you deleted, ignored or put off until that magical ‘later’ that never comes? Probably quite a few!

Not just that, but research shows that it is harder to convey the tone of a message through email. Voice inflections heard on the phone or even body language gleaned from face-to-face communications can make a stronger connection when you are trying to network.

Set aside 10-15 minutes each day to make phone calls such as this. If possible, schedule weekly lunch meetings for networking. You will come away from the experiences with a stronger network of influencers.

4. Don’t go overboard 

A networking connection should serve a specific function. Identify how you can help each other and address those needs. If you try to become too friendly too fast or end up making the person feel their time is being wasted, it might sour the relationship.

Keep your contact simple and be clear up front what you are seeking.

5. Make yourself available in the future

When someone helps you, make it clear that you will return the favor. It might not be immediate, but down the road a colleague or client might need to dial in a favor. 

These types of interactions are what contribute to long-term relationships, a key component in successful networking.

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!

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

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Real Estate Entrepreneur Success Tips

AID-100159548s a real estate professional, you are essentially an entrepreneur.

There are many benefits to this lifestyle, from having more control over your career to experiencing the freedom to set your goals high as well as determine your schedule and tasks.

Entrepreneurship also has its challenges, one of which was mentioned in a recent article by international sales expert and New York Times best-selling author, Grant Cardone.

In a featured article in “Entrepreneur” Cardone talked about entrepreneur burnout, or more specifically how he doesn’t believe in it.

Cardone’s advice is to step back and remember what it was like when you first started out in the business.

What were your goals?

What was driving you at that time?

Maybe you are just now starting out.

Remember these early days because challenges will come.

But with the right attitude and drive, you can achieve great things!

Here are a few key takeaways we got from the article. Hopefully these tips will help you in your real estate career!

  • Set a Goal – What are you working toward? Without a goal, you’ll just be putting forth a lot of effort without knowing where to direct it. When you reach your goal, set a new one. Never stop setting goals and pushing yourself to be better than you thought you could be.
  • Don’t get Comfortable – Cardone says comfort is a dangerous thing. Complacency means you are no longer pushing yourself. Don’t let yourself get complacent or comfortable. Keep your edge and stay competitive.
  • Look to the Future – This goes along with having a goal, but it’s more than that. Picture yourself in the future. What does your life look like? What do you look like? Who do you see yourself surrounded by? When you can visualize these things, you can begin to set goals that will help them become a reality. Always keep the future in the forefront of your mind.
  • Challenge Yourself – Take on new tasks that challenge and stretch you outside of your comfort zone. This is an important part of being successful as a real estate professional and an entrepreneur. Keep your entrepreneurial spirit alive by reaching for more.

You can also check out this post on: “7 tips for real estate success

These are just a few ways that you can advance your real estate career.

A career in real estate allows you to leverage your potential in a way that no other industry or field can.

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Consumer Trends for 2014: Real Estate Edition

Consumer is just a fancy word for people who buy things. And since people are an ever-changing species, consumer trends are always changing as well. This means that businesses and service professionals must adapt and change their methods to reach and engage their customers.

Big Block RealtyJWT is an advertising and marketing firm that puts out consumer data each year, attempting to predict what consumer behaviors might look like. We have taken their data and adapted to create some suggestions for real estate professionals who might want to better engage their customers in the coming year.

One big trend JWT predicts is that consumers will want to be immersed in the experience of buying. A way that realtors can capitalize on this trend is by offering immersive experiences to their clients. This might be in the form of 360 degree virtual house tours or similar technologies.

Think about the total experience and begin crafting aspects that cater to your clients’ needs.

Another consumer trend that is on the horizon is the emphasis on visual.

This should come as no surprise to real estate pros who have already been upping their game in this area, with better quality photos, more visually engaging web presences and the like.

But there are always ways you can push the visual envelope to engage your customers.

Mobile apps and visually heavy social media platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram offer opportunities for realtors to create engaging content and entice potential customers.

A third trend being predicted for consumers in 2014 is embracing imperfection. Real estate professionals are only human and it’s only when you find your authentic voice on social media that consumers will engage with you.

So you had a bad day? Don’t dwell on it, but use your experiences to connect with consumers. They have bad days too and when you show them that the communication is two-way, they’ll feel more connected with you as a professional they can trust.

These are just a few tips for real estate professionals to get ahead of the trend for consumers in 2014. What are some other ways you might be able to engage with your clients in the coming weeks and months?

Here at Big Block Realty, we are 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.

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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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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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