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Top California Brokerage Tips – How to Manage Client Expectations for Real Estate Success

ID-10048101Real estate is a business of working with people.

There are often unknowns when approaching a real estate deal, but these can be much less stressful for home buyers and sellers when a real estate professional is committed to managing their expectations.

As a real estate professional, it is your job to prepare your clients for certain challenges that may arise.

Building a reputation for a 100% commission real estate business begins with how you behave toward your clients as well as in your personal life. Dedicate the time and resources needed for build the image you want to project.

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!

Planning, communication and flexibility are some things you can incorporate into your business practices to better manage your client expectations and leave happier more satisfied clients in your wake.

Another way to think about managing expectations is preparing your client for possible outcomes. This can apply to both positive and negative situations.

1. Don’t Scare Your Clients

As a real estate professional, you have an idea of all sorts of worst case scenarios for real estate deals. But sharing this information with your clients will only incite fear and panic.

Instead, prepare your clients for the most likely outcomes. You can tell them that there are certain unpredictable elements, but that by working with you they can feel confident you will handle whatever comes up.

It is important to make clients aware of a few possible (but unlikely) negative scenarios. That way when the negative things don’t happen, they will be relieved and encouraged.

2. Teach Clients What They Can Expect

Clients can get emotional in the home buying or selling process. Buying a home is probably the most important purchase a person will make in his or her lifetime. It’s natural to expect they will enter the process with emotions running high.

However, while the process is complex, you must be able to walk your clients through it from start to finish. Change can be challenging, but when you let your clients know what to expect, they can deal with and minimize their anxiety in the midst of change.

Buyers who move too quickly can sometimes feel pressure to buy a certain home or property and then feel buyer’s remorse. This can lead to buyers backing out of deals.

To ensure that deals are a success from start to finish, real estate professionals should teach clients what to expect and let them know some feelings of uncertainty are normal and can be expected.

3. Have Compassion for Clients 

The world of buying and selling houses can seem very complex from a layman’s perspective. As real estate professionals, it is important that we have compassion and empathy for clients as they approach this process.

We aren’t just helping them find a house or piece of property, we are helping them find a home for their family. It’s crucial to pay attention to the whole person and take into account all mitigating circumstances that might be affecting the process.

By putting ourselves into their shoes, we can begin to imagine what customers are feeling and when we have empathy for what they are experiencing, we are more effective at being real estate practitioners.  

Here at Big Block Realty, agents keep their entire commissions while enjoying the perks of working with an industry leader. As

As California’s leading 100% commission real estate brokerage, we allow 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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California Real Estate Success Tips: How to Close Listing Leads

ID-100127419Here at Big Block, California’s top 100% commission real estate brokerage, we are committed to providing helpful real estate success tips via our blog and other social media channels. Need some help closing your listing leads? You’ve come to the right place!

If you’ve been ramping up your marketing efforts for your California real estate business and generating a bunch of great new leads, good for you!

Listing leads are crucial to any California real estate professional’s success and that’s why we wanted to share some tips for closing the deal on your listing leads.

All the listing leads in the world won’t matter if you can’t close the deal, so follow this advice to make sure you get the best possible results!

1. Remember The Seller is Boss 

Real estate agents are experts in their industry, but sellers have much more at stake with the sale of a particular home or property. One area that often causes friction is determining the selling price.

Some agents try to convince sellers the go with a price they recommend. This approach makes sense considering the agent is the expert. But all too often, sellers feel their input doesn’t matter.

This can cause a power struggle.

Instead of trying to be in charge, act as a trusted resource for buyers and sellers. By offering them guidance and helpful information, you show them they can rely on you. Let the seller be in charge, but walk them through the process with advice and answers to questions should they arise.

At the end of the day, the property belongs to the seller so it’s ultimately his or her decision to price it (and list it) as he sees fit.

If a seller has unrealistic expectations about a listing price, it pays off for you to be polite but direct and pass on the opportunity to work together. This will save you lots of time and effort in the end that might have been wasted on a listing that wouldn’t sell. Sometimes sellers will reconsider and choose to list with you at the price you suggested.

2. Know and Show Your Value

It’s possible that you may at some point encounter a seller who wants you to reduce your commission. When this happens, you have failed to demonstrate your value as a real estate professional.

If this situation should arise, the most important thing to remember is don’t be defensive.

Our best advice is to keep this situation from ever taking place. When you recognize your value as an industry leader, you will feel more confident and demonstrate that value to your clients.

One way to do this is to show how you are different from your competitors. Give your clients a strategy that outlines ways in which you will work together. Explain and answer questions before they even come up.

Most agents fail to explain their services thoroughly so by doing so, you will give yourself a leg up. As a top 100% commission brokerage in California, we want our agents to have the tools and knowledge they need to be successful.

Another way to ensure your customers understand the value you bring to the table is manage their expectations. Ask they what they hope to achieve from the experience. Take their temperature throughout the process and do everything in your power to see that they are a happy customer after it is all said and done.

Follow these tips and it will help you maximize your leads. Remember that when you are trying to win those valuable listing appointments, it’s important to let the seller be in charge while still demonstrating your expertise and value. In doing this, you will make more positive connections with would-be sellers and increase the chances they will want to work with you.

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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Content Ideas for a California Real Estate Blog

As a California real estate professional, you are probably always looking for ways to promote yourself and your business. Here at Big Block Realty, California’s top 100% Commission Brokerage, we believe in providing our agents the support and resources they need to be successful.

You’ve probably heard that content is king and it’s also a great way to market yourself as a California Realtor. Having a content strategy is important to the success of any California real estate professional and we’ve already shared that a blog can be an effective tactic for spreading your content to reach new customers and strengthen your relationship with current ones.

Home Staging is just one great topic for a real estate blog!

For a real estate professional, you are in the business of helping customers buy and sell houses and properties. And we understand this is a full-time career! But it’s important to remember that investing time and energy into your marketing will only help your career in the long-term. Did you know you can grow your business leads with a blog?

Creating a blog and populating it with content can be overwhelming if you haven’t done this before.

That’s why we wanted to share some great summer content ideas for a real estate blog. Your clients will enjoy reading this type of content and if they enjoy reading, it will increase their likelihood of sharing!

Feel free to use these ideas and put your own spin on them! We want to be a resource for you and we’re happy to share some ideas that will make your life and job a little bit easier!

  • Seasonal Fun – Share a post about your town or city’s Parks and Recreation opportunities or other fun activities to enjoy that pertain to the current season. This might include be a fun summer activity guide or a link to a community calendar. Provide your clients with helpful information and they will keep coming back for more.
  •  Learning Opportunities and Professional Development – Whether your blog readers are parents looking for extracurricular and enrichment opportunities for their kids or professional networking and continuing education for themselves, your blog can be a resource for this type of information. Creating a source for trusted information will create readers who keep coming back to your blog.
  • Stage Your Home – Share some great home staging tips that sellers will appreciate. It’s a fun excuse to decorate your space! You could even interview a home staging pro and share some tips on your blog.
  • Local Eats – Spotlight some local restaurants or hot spots that your community would appreciate knowing about. This might include a new restaurant or a farmer’s market. Give them the inside scoop and let them know you are a trusted source of info for them!

These are just a few ideas for how you can create interesting content that your readers will appreciate! As a California realtor with a 100% commission brokerage, you can get creative. Having a blog allows you find your unique brand voice. Don’t worry if it doesn’t happen overnight. Put in the work that will pay off in the long-term.

And if you’d have other questions about how you can grow your brand and make positive changes for your real estate career by joining a leading California 100% commission real estate brokerage, we are always here to help.

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. If you’d like to learn more about a career with Flat Fee Broker California’s Big Block Realty, we’d love to hear from you!

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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!

 

Realtor Success Tips: How To Dress

As a California real estate professional, you probably already know that image goes a long way. Here at Big Block Realty, California’s 100% commission real estate brokerage, we know this as well. You’ve heard of the old adage “don’t judge a book by its cover” but in the real estate industry, everything is about first impressions.

As a flat fee broker in California, we want to provide our expertise, and this applies to how you market your real estate business, attract clients, and close deals. But it also applies to more basic things, such as how you dress. What you wear and how you present yourself as well as how you network with other California realtors is one of the first things people notice. This is because how you appear makes a visual impact on others.

Dress for the job/position you want. Take fashion cues from people who are a little higher up the corporate ladder than you are. Don’t follow fads or trends, but instead wear classic styles that present yourself in a way that commands respect.

Dress for where you live and work. California real estate industry has different standards than New York real estate industry, but make sure you choose business clothing that suits your industry, wherever it might be.

Pay attention to details. Tailoring, hems, and fit matter as well. If you must carry a briefcase or other bag, select one in a timeless color and style. Facial hair for men and hairstyles for women also matter and go a long way to create your overall image statement.

Skip the extreme statements and you’ll look great! And don’t forget your image isn’t just about how you look in real life, but it’s also important to create a strong brand image online for your California real estate business!

As a leading flat fee broker in California, we strive to provide our agents with helpful tools that will increase their success. Consider giving remarketing a try for your internet advertising needs. And 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!

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The Big Block Realty Family

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Marketing Tips for Real Estate Success from California’s Leading Real Estate Brokerage

As a 100% Commission Real Estate Brokerage, we understand what it takes to be successful in the California real estate industry. One part of that is marketing and promoting your brand.

One way you can market yourself as a California realtor is through remarketing, an advertising strategy used in the online world to more effectively target potential clients. It allows businesses as well as individuals to increase brand awareness and reach likely customers.

There’s a technical side to it, but mainly it involves simply adding a piece of code called a remarketing tag to the pages of your website. As potential customers browse your site, they are added to a remarketing list. Later, you can reach out to the consumers as they search the web.

One way is to show targeted real estate ads to consumers when they search the web and when they use keywords connected to your site or sections of your site. You can also reach out to a browsing shopper as they search for something specific they need, like a car, pair of shoes, or a DVD. This is a helpful way to connect with consumers and give them increased chances to interact with your brand.

You can also purchase services that allow you to generate dynamic and very specific ads for even more specific advertising based on your customers’ visits to your site and the other sites they have visited.

You can use remarketing for several advertising strategies. You can increase the traffic to your own website. You can get increase your communication by getting sign ups on your site. You can also use remarketing to put your brand out there and increase awareness.

The main point of remarketing is specific targeting that you simply cannot achieve with mass advertisement. You are reaching out to people you know are already interested in the product, not simply rolling the dice that someone somewhere will respond to your ads.

As a leading flat fee broker in California, we strive to provide our agents with helpful tools that will increase their success. Consider giving remarketing a try for your internet advertising needs. And 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, Spencer and
The Big Block Realty Family

Have questions?—> Contact us today

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