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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!

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How Real Estate Professionals Can Use “Big Data”

ID-100175372You’ve probably heard lots of talk recently about ‘big data.’

The retail industry has benefited from having big data for some time now, but many real estate professionals believe that our industry will soon be able to benefit from big data as well.

Unlike buying things like gas or groceries on a very regular basis, most home buyers and sellers only participate in the real estate industry every 5 to 10 years…some even less frequently.

Having data that sheds insight on consumers’ long-term life decisions would prove to be very useful and valuable to real estate professionals, brokers and other members of our industry.

Big data could allow real estate professionals to have a greater understanding of when past clients might consider selling or refinancing their homes.

It could also create a way for realtors to anticipate when a client might decide to downsize his or her home or even buy vacation property.

With big data strategies in place, real estate professionals could capitalize on the most opportune moments to send marketing content and messages to their clients.

In the world of marketing, content is is king but so is timing. Facebook has already announced that it will soon begin allowing advertisers to target consumers based on their offline shopping behaviors.

While there is still much to be developed in the realm of big data for the real estate industry, there are a few things you can begin doing now to get the maximum impact of your customer data.

First, you should be collecting customer data. If you aren’t doing this, begin doing so immediately. This should be everything from customer names, addresses and emails to birthdays and other particulars.

Next, take it to the next level while collecting & mining data. This means you should look for the place where different aspects of your business are connected. Then track the data and use it to establish your long-term email marketing strategy.

For example, you might want to create an exit survey for your clients. Collect basic information about what they believe their future home buying behaviors and plans might be. Connect with them based on that, rather than bombarding them with information when it isn’t relevant to them. 

Remember to use common sense. If a customer just bought a home from you, don’t send them messages that contain new listings. Create content that is pertinent to them instead. This might include things like info about taxes, home warranties, refinancing and home improvement.

Customer data is valuable to you, especially if you can use it to better understand your clients’ behaviors. This is an important part of the marketing process because it can help you create your messages and improve the timing in which you distribute them. When you target the right audience within the right context, your business can grow and thrive.

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

Here at Big Block Realty, we are California’s best 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 Big Block Realty, we’d love to hear from you!

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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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