Posts Tagged ‘sphere of influence’

The Secret to Getting More Real Estate Clients

ID-100144042The web is full of tips and tricks for real estate career success.

Here at Big Block Realty, we are committed to providing our agents with the knowledge and advice that will help them take their careers to the next level.

To be successful in real estate, you need clients. Lots of clients.

You know they are out there, but sometimes it can feel like an overwhelming task to try and pin them down.

Since real estate is really about working with people, it’s important to see every person you come into contact with as a potential client. It’s not like all the would-be clients are out there hiding from you.

Think about all the human interactions you’ve had today.

You might have started out saying good morning to your neighbor when you got the morning paper.

Perhaps, then you stopped to pick up a coffee or your dry cleaning. Then lunch at a restaurant where you chatted with several different people. Drinks after work or maybe a trip to the gym.

All through the day, you are meeting and talking to people. There’s no reason that some (or all) of them can’t be your clients.

Here’s the secret to finding and keeping clients:

People like to work with people they know, sooo…

– Get out there and get to know some more people.

– Tell them what you do for a living.

– Listen to what they have to say.

– Look for opportunities to offer them a helpful hint or advice.

When you begin to create these relationships and foster connections with people, you’ll be amazed at how your business changes.

As you begin building your relationships, it will greatly affect your lead generation over the long-term.

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,

SOS pic

Oliver, Sam, Spencer and
The Big Block Realty Family

Have questions?—> Contact us today

Big Block Realty, 100% commission real estate brokerage in California

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

“Image courtesy of bplanet / FreeDigitalPhotos.net”

Customer Service 101: Finding and Keeping Loyal Real Estate Clients

ID-100146282Real estate is the business of working with people. It’s not just about finding people to work with, but it’s also about providing the level of excellent service that keeps these people happy.

A happy client is a loyal client. And a loyal client can be your biggest brand ambassador when trying to build your brand or business.

It’s important to spend as much time, if not more keeping your current customers happy as you do trying to find new customers.

Here are a few tips for creating loyal customers:

1. When you mess up, apologize. 

Customer satisfaction is only worth as much as customer loyalty. And satisfied customers make a real estate professional’s life much smoother. But nobody is perfect. Things might not go exactly according to plan. You might make a mistake. The important thing is to be upfront about it and apologize.

Customers will appreciate the direct approach. They are just human too. They understand that things happen, but it’s how you move forward from them is what matters.

Also, take a look at this post we did on: “Realtor Tips for working with a difficult client

2. After you apologize, fix the problem. 

When you make a mistake, the first thing you should say is “I’m so sorry.” The next thing you should say is “let’s fix it.” Don’t waste a customer’s time trying to explain why something happened. This doesn’t really get you anywhere. Instead, make the necessary actions to fix the problem.

This shows customers that they can depend on you, even when things don’t go according to plan.

3. Give good customer service from the start. 

Everyone wishes there was more time in a day to get done all those things we need to do. Take the time to go the extra mile in offering stellar customer service.

This includes taking client calls and answering emails promptly. Engage with clients on social media. Show them you are available. When you are available to your customers, they begin to trust you and this creates a lasting relationship on which customer loyalty is built.  

4. Pay attention to customer feedback. 

It’s vital that you listen to your customers and value their feedback. They are the lifeblood of your company. Sometimes their needs change and it’s important that you change your approach to meet those needs.

It’s easier to keep a current customer than to get a new one, so make the ones you have feel valued.

5. It’s not enough to simply meet people. Build relationships. 

Networking events can be great, but the next time you attend one, don’t just meet people. Actually take the time to foster relationships with them. This is how to build leads that develop into loyal customers.

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!

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!

“Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net”

Social Media Success for Real Estate Pros: Using Pinterest

As a real estate professional, it’s important that you spend time developing your personal brand. Who you are online carries a great deal of weight these days, considering how social media is driving the business world.

Big Block Realty is California’s leading 100% Commission Brokerage for many reasons, but one of them is that we are committed to our agents’ success.

We believe that success comes when Realtors have the tools and education they need to operate in today’s industry and part of having success as a real estate professional is about using social media.

One social media platform that real estate professionals are beginning to use more and more is Pinterest. Not only is it a way to push web traffic to your site, but it also provides a chance for you to establish your brand identity online.

Below are a few solutions for using Pinterest in real estate. By incorporating these easy tips into your social media strategy for real estate, you can increase your leads and grow your sphere of influence to reach more customers.

1. Promote Your Listings

Pinterest is a visual platform and what better arena for photos of your amazing properties and other listings? By using Pinterest to share photos of new listings, just sold properties and other real estate, you can get your content in front of a wider audience (and it’s free!).

2. Create Content to be Shared

Social media shouldn’t be all about selling. It’s a great way to create content that establishes yourself as a leader in your industry. Share helpful, engaging information on Pinterest so that others can share it with their circles.

When you write blog posts or other content to promote your real estate business, think about how easily digestible it is. Use simple language, bullet points and lists to format content that is likely to be shared.

3. Take Better Photos

Professional photography helps, but even if you take photos with your iPhone, you can spend more time making sure they are great quality.

Photos on Pinterest are more likely to be re-pinned when they are interesting and eye-catching. There are also lots of apps that allow you to add text and titles to your photos.

Photos with text have a greater chance of being shared on Pinterest because they stand out from those without text or titles.

Another way you can improve your photos is by creating tags and captions for them. Use keywords that are likely to be searched.

By following these simple tips, you can use Pinterest to grow your real estate business.

Do you aspire to be a million dollar agent? 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? Call (800) 550-3209 or Click—> Contact us today

Big Block Realty
www.BigBlockRealty.com
CA DRE #01885775

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

What is an Elevator Pitch and Why Does it Matter

ID-100166775If you’ve spent even the slightest amount of time in the world of business and entrepreneurship, you’ve no doubt heard of the infamous elevator pitch. An elevator pitch is a short conversation or spiel that you can have with someone (in an elevator perhaps) in a quick minute or two that gives them an understanding of your business.

The idea comes from the theory that you might only have a minute or two with another person on an elevator and that you should be able to express your brand’s unique selling points concisely and quickly.

In real estate, it’s all about connecting with people. When you do this, you will increase your opportunities for leads, clients and sales. Think about the last time someone randomly asked you what you do. Did you have a polished response at the ready or were you standing them stammering and searching for words?

Not only is an elevator pitch intended to help you sell, it also helps you explain who you are and what you do in a way that is memorable and engaging.

Here are some tips that can help you figure out how to craft an elevator pitch that will help you see results:

1. Focus on the benefits – Get right to the point of what you have to say by focusing on the benefits that your brand or business provides. This helps people understand what you can do for them, which is often what we are all thinking when someone starts sharing sales info.

2. Demonstrate Credibility – Nobody likes a chronic name-dropper, but if you have a connection that is substantial, feel free to mention that. Sometimes a familiar name helps provide a foot in the door and it lends credibility to your business or brand.

3. Keep it Short & Sweet – Don’t try to share too much in your elevator speech. Keep it short and to the point. Provide a few details and explain your expertise. Give them the proverbial sizzle, just not the steak.

4. Motivate them to Act – You aren’t just talking to hear yourself speak. When you share a pitch, end it with something that spurs the listener to action. Whether this is closing the deal on a sale or signing a new client, be up front and clear about what you want and how they can act on it.

5. Be Yourself – You are the face of your brand. Be authentic and genuine. People appreciate that and it will cause you to stand out from the crowd. Show your passion and enthusiasm for what you do and it will be contagious for others.

When you understand the importance of having an elevator pitch, you can begin to craft one that is engaging and memorable. These are just a few ways that you can advance your real estate career by promoting your personal brand.

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.

Your Friends,

SOS pic

Oliver, Sam, Spencer and
The Big Block Realty Family

Have questions? Call (800) 550-3209 or Click—> Contact us today

Big Block Realty
www.BigBlockRealty.com
CA DRE #01885775

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

Image courtesy of lamnee / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Social Media Secrets Revealed: Realtors Get More Customers With Social Media

There’s new research from the National Association of REALTORS that shows 56% of real estate professionals are using social media and online marketing to grow their brands and businesses.

If you are a real estate professional using these tools, good for you! If you haven’t yet fully embraced social media and all the other online marketing options for your brand, now is the time to do so.

The social media landscape is always changing so it is important to stay current on the latest and greatest technology and social media platforms and tools. Here at Big Block Realty, we wish to give our agents training and professional development opportunities so they can stay ahead of the pack

(Click below to play video)

In the above video, Sam Khorramian shares some great tips for how real estate professionals can better use social media to increase their leads and sales. It includes things such as:

  1. Be a Giver – Remember this question “How can I help you?” If someone contacts you, follow up and find out how you might be able to help them. Even if it doesn’t seem like a direct lead, you are working to grow a relationship and that will always pay off in the end.
  2. Listen – It’s not enough just to talk…you have to use social media to listen and respond. By participating in the conversation, you can grow your prospects using social media.
  3. Have Fun – Use social media to show your personality, especially your fun side. This will be attractive to people and help to get the ball rolling to create those lasting relationships.
  4. Ask Questions & Engage People – This is similar to listening, but it’s where you truly engage with people. This is the main reason to use social media for business. Don’t miss out on valuable opportunities to connect authentically. This can start with likes and comments, but the more you do this, the more connections you will have.
  5. Create a Custom Fan page – This is a page for a business that directs visitors to “Like” it upon visiting. Getting more likes should be an important part of your long-term social media strategy. So take the time to create a custom page so they will push like as soon as they arrive.

These are just a few ways that you can use social media to advance your real estate career.

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.

Your Friends,

SOS pic

Oliver, Sam, Spencer and
The Big Block Realty Family

Have questions? Call (800) 550-3209 or Click—> Contact us today

Big Block Realty
www.BigBlockRealty.com
CA DRE #01885775

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