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Real Estate Success Tips: How to Get More Repeat Customers

ID-10024668Tips for Real Estate Success — Getting More Repeat Customers

Real estate is a business that ebbs and flows.

Unlike other commodities, which consumers might buy daily, weekly or monthly, real estate transactions don’t always happen as frequently.

The average homeowner purchases a new home around every seven years.

This is why real estate success lies in reaching new customers all the time.

But it’s also about making lasting connections with current customers so they will become repeat customers one day.

Not only do these connections increase the likelihood that past customers will work with you again, but it also improves the chances that they will refer their friends and colleagues to you.

Here are a few ways you can nurture the relationships you have with past clients to ensure they will be repeat clients in the future.

1. Stay Connected – 

Sometimes timing is everything when it comes to real estate.

Let’s say you work with a client who buys a new home and is very satisfied.

But several years pass and he or she doesn’t hear from you. If another real estate professional comes along right at the time he is looking to buy or sell, they might get the client.

A way to avoid being forgotten is to be unforgettable.

Stay connected with your past clients through multiple channels.

If they are on Facebook or Twitter, connect that way.You might want to reference our other post on “Social Media Secrets Revealed: Realtors Get More Customers With Social Media

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Send holiday or birthday cards.

If you know that they are experiencing a life milestone, pick up the phone and call them.

These little things really do become the big things when trying to turn past customers into repeat customers.

2. Keep the Conversation Going – 

When you are trying to build relationships with your past and current clients, remember that you can drive the conversation and it doesn’t have to be about real estate.

In fact, consumers appreciate when you aren’t constantly trying to sell to them.

Find out what types of things they are interested in and communicate accordingly.

Use social media or email to share information.

This will keep you at the forefront of their mind no matter how much time has passed since working together.

3. Listen and Proceed

A good realtor will always be listening for the opportunity to help a client.

Maybe your past client is complaining on Facebook about how big the house feels since his last child left the nest.

This might be a great time to suggest downsizing. Have a past client who is expecting a child?

This is a perfect opportunity to suggest looking at larger houses. Perhaps a client you worked with in the past tweets about what a great time he had on a recent vacation and is considering buying a vacation home.

When you have taken the time to foster a relationship, it will be a natural entry for you to suggest how your services can help!

Finally, don’t forget to follow up with customers after each sale.

Make time to say thank you for their business.

Going the extra mile will set you apart from the competition and give your past customers a reason to become repeat customers.

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

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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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.

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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.

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Grow Your Real Estate Business with Virtual Tours and Mobile

house at night zbsAs a real estate professional, you already know that virtual tours are an important part of your marketing strategy for your personal brand.

Another key factor is that you make sure your virtual tour content is mobile friendly.

Did you know that realtor.com reported a 90% growth for viewing properties on mobile devices for fourth-quarter 2012?

Current estimates from the National Association of Realtors show that up to 70% of home buyers and sellers use mobile devices to view homes for sale during their search process.

Using video is not the only aspect that should be part of your marketing plan. In the current real estate climate, there is a lot of competition. That’s why you have to set yourself apart.

Our real estate professionals here at Big Block Realty are a cut above the rest. They are equipped with the tools and training they need to be successful and secure more listings.

A dynamic marketing program should incorporate multiple approaches.

You might also like this post we did on: “Tech Tips For Realtors: 3 Ways Realtors Can Use Technology For Business

Here are a few tips for how you can improve your marketing using video and mobile technology.

1. Go Pro – 

If you are trying to sell a luxury listing, it makes sense to hire a video production professional. With a high-quality video, your listing will truly shine.

Same goes for still photography. If you can, hire a professional photographer to shoot images of the property for sale. Style, lighting and camera angles go a long way in making a home look amazing.

2. More is More (when it comes to photography) – 

For every listing, you should have at least 20 to 24 photos. This will help prospective buyers get a feel for the entire home or property so they can decide whether or not to schedule a viewing.

If you can’t get enough high quality photos of the home, include photos from the neighborhood or community. This also allows home buyers to get a greater understanding of what it would be like to live in the home or property for sale.

3. Make it Fun –

Photos of the home or property should be clear and depict accurately what it looks like. But there’s no reason you can’t create some fun photos as well. This might be taking photos of someone lounging by the home’s swimming pool.

Perhaps you could take photos of the home or property’s view at different times of day.

Get creative and you will be able to attract buyers who appreciate those extra touches.

If you’re looking for software that will help you create your virtual tours, there are several options.

One is RealEstateShows.com. It allows you to create a video by panning across the photos of a home or property.

There’s also VisualTour.com, ImageMaker360.com and RealTourVision.com.

VisualTour is popular because it allows users to create tours from a smartphone or iPad. These tours can then be uploaded to YouTube.

The platform also offers unlimited personal training and technical support. This is particularly valuable if you aren’t as confident with the software as you’d like to be.

Want to share your videos via social media? That’s another great feature as well as posting directly to realtor.com.

VisualTour.com is responsive as well, automatically adjusting the virtual tour to fit the screen of the device it is being viewed upon.

Both VisualTour.com and Tourzilla are “responsive.”

This means that they detect the type of device the viewer is using and then automatically adjust the virtual tour to fit the screen size. None of the older technologies seem to have this ability at this time.

Mobile and video technology is sweeping the real estate industry.

Don’t be left behind simply because you don’t know how to move forward.

If you’d like to learn more about how to grow your real estate business or begin a career with Big Block Realty, we’d love to hear from you!

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Email Marketing for Real Estate Professionals

e-mail symbolEmail Marketing for Real Estate Pros – 

Email marketing is a powerful tool that can be leveraged to bring great results for real estate professionals.

Are you currently using email marketing?

If you don’t already have an email followup program, we recommend “Aweber – Click Here To Try It For $1.00

Maybe you have an email marketing strategy in place already and maybe you are still sort of winging it.

No matter where you are in the realm of email marketing, these tips should help you get going in the right direction.

Building a List – 

One important part of email marketing is building your list.

It’s like that proverbial tree in the forest…if you create great email content, but nobody sees it, did it have any impact?

The answer to that is NO. This is why it’s important to have an ever-growing list of email contacts to send your content to.

Even if you have a good-sized list, you should always be growing it because it’s natural for some subscribers to drop off.

One way to build your list is utilizing your personal contacts.

Ask them to share the content with their contacts as well. This will only help to spread your information.

Make it easy for users to subscribe or opt in to your list. If it’s hard for them to find a way to subscribe, they probably won’t.

Share Great Content – 

Once you have subscribers, keep them engaged with great content.

This might include articles and blog posts that contain helpful resources and information. Make your email content timely and relevant to your subscribers.

When you take the time to create thought-provoking content, your subscribers will keep coming back for more. This also helps to build your relationship with them.

Here is another article you might find helpful on: “Realtor Success Tips: How To Have An Awesome E-Newsletter

Segment Your List – 

Did you know there is a way to divide your email contact list into different segments, based on things like demographics?

You can do this with a software like: “Aweber – Click Here To Try It For $1.00

If you can segment your lists, consider sending different content that is relevant to different groups.

We are bombarded with messages these days. By segmenting your email marketing lists, you can ensure that the right people see the information that is most helpful to them. This way, they will be more engaged and more likely to join the conversation.

If you’d like to learn more about using email marketing and social media to reach more customers, we’d love to hear from you! Here at Big Block Realty, we understand the importance of using the latest tools and technology.

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!

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