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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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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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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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The Big Block Realty Family

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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!

Improve Your Real Estate Blog with these Simple Tips

ID-10075895You’ve heard the phrase “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” but what about an old blog? Maybe you’re a veteran in the real estate social media marketing and blogging arena. Perhaps you started a blog for your real estate business a couple of years ago and have been plugging away now for awhile.

Are you seeing the results you’d like from your real estate blog? Are you seeing any results? When was the last time someone told you they read a post on your blog? When was the last time you stirred up a great conversation that started from content you shared on your blog?

If the answer is never (or a long time ago), we have some easy tips for you to take your real estate blog from drab to fab. And if you are a new real estate professional or just new to the social media game, these tips will help you as well!

1. Create an editorial calendar

This seems like a complicated process, but it’s really very simple. Look at a yearly calendar and think about what types of content would be appropriate during each month.

If you just blog once a week, you only have to think of 52 topics; 12 topics if you only blog monthly. No matter when you decide to blog, it’s important that you have a plan.

Consider what subject matter is interesting to readers during different months of the year. Look at data about housing sales and when people are most likely to move.

Think like a content marketer and it will pay off in the end for the success of your blog.

2. Consider SEO and how you are driving traffic 

An SEO strategy will help you see more traffic. This can be achieved by making your posts Google-friendly. In order to do this, you need to let your keywords do the work for you.

Each time you write a blog post, think about incorporating keyword phrases in the headline and opening paragraph. You should also link to another blog post about a similar topic.

3. Encourage readers to subscribe

Not only ask your readers to subscribe to your blog, but also make it easy for them to do so. Offer the option to subscribe by email or RSS feed. You could also build your blog posts as a newsletter with other content that readers can look forward to receiving on a regular basis.

Another option is to create your own blog app that pushes notifications to your readers mobile devices when there is new content.

It’s important to build an email subscribers list so don’t neglect this part of your marketing strategy.

4. Share More Content, More Often

Quality is always better than quantity when it comes to blogging, but quantity matters too. Your blog will only grow as far as you let it so try to post more frequently as a way to gain more readers.

When you share content often, it lets Google know to keep your blog on its radar. At least once a week is a good rule of thumb, but posting even more is better!

Also important is to consider sharing different types of content. Change up the length of your posts and share videos and images too. This keep your readers entertained and engaged and it keeps your blog from getting stale with the same format over and over.

5. Guest Posts

A good way to increase your blog traffic is with guest posts. One type of guest post is when you allow guest writers to provide content to your blog. This allows them to get exposure while providing valuable content to your audience. Guest contributors are also likely to share their content on your blog with their audience so it increases the visibility of your blog.

Another type of guest post opportunity is to submit your own content to other blogs. This also helps to give you more credibility and exposure while reaching a wider audience.

When you implement some (or all) of these tactics into your blogging plan, your real estate blog will grow and thrive!

A blog is a powerful content marketing tool for your brand. Don’t give up on it! Put in the time and effort that it takes to be successful.

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

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.

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, 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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