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Real Estate Business Tips: Social Media Skills using Pinterest

So you’re thinking about a career as a California real estate professional? We know that you want to experience success in whatever you do, but it isn’t just about choosing the right career path. Success comes to those who are committed and do the work.

One way to become a top producing real estate agent in California is to join the right team. If you’re interested in being part of a team dedicated to ensuring its agents keep 100% of their commission, consider Big Block Realty. As a leading flat fee broker in California, we’re dedicated to ensuring our team is equipped with the latest tools and skills they need to succeed. We’re a 100% commission real estate brokerage committed to staying on top.

Most companies have discovered how invaluable social media is for their business, and real estate professionals are no exception. Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the latest helpful tools to increase their success. Successful real estate agents are making great use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and a variety of other social media platforms to reach out to potential customers and generate new leads.

Pinterest has become a social media heavyweight with over seventy million regular users worldwide. With numbers like that, it’s a new tool real estate professionals should seriously consider adding to their social media strategies.

So much of what we do as real estate agents is visual. We stage homes and go the extra mile to make sure properties are as beautiful as possible before we show them to our potential clients. Pinterest and real estate are a natural fit. There’s endless potential for agents to showcase their listings using Pinterest.

Real estate agents can create various boards for all kinds of topics. Create boards to show your listings, the neighborhoods around your properties, and individual boards for each house with greater details and interior shots of each room in the home. Get creative with your pics and make sure each one is inviting and eye catching.

An agent can use Pinterest to introduce visitors to themselves and their team. Pin some pics of your people with a short biography. Highlight your teams’ experience and make sure your visitors know your team is experienced and knowledgable.

Make your company synonymous with expertise by providing useful information on the market and tips to sell a house. You can even provide useful ideas and instruction on how people can better maintain their homes and properties. Anything that makes you look like an expert is helpful.

This is just one thing to consider as you are building your real estate career. Thinking about joining a company that will let you keep your entire commission and experience real success? Look no further than Big Block Realty, San Diego’s leading zero-broker split realty firm.

Building a reputation as a 100% commission brokerage involves both client relationships and marketing strategies. We’re dedicated to making sure our agents have the right tools to be a success. If you’d like to learn about a career with Big Block Realty, we’d love to hear from you!

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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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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!

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

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.

Your Friends,

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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!

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.

Your Friends,

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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!

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