Wowing Your Clients
Valentines Day Love For Your Clients
Valentines Day is Sunday so this weeks post is all about “loving on your clients” as the great Terri Johnson would say. All good relationships start with communication. It’s free, it makes a huge impact, and it’s often the one thing we forget to do. Or don’t do enough of. We get so busy working…Read More
Buyers – Are You Telling Them The Truth?
The question has been coming lately – how much do you tell buyers in the first meeting about the state of the market? In today’s world of multiple offers, escalation clauses and waived contingencies, it’s a lot to absorb for any buyer, especially a first time buyer. There is the concern that you might scare…Read More
How Are You Marketing Listings Differently?
Effective property marketing is about more than bedrooms and baths. Part of our job is to paint the picture of the lifestyle that goes with a property. That could be the community, the view, and how we use the space. With all of the changes these last few months many of us are using our…Read More
Laying the Ground Work for 2020
Welcome to November – it’s officially the holiday season. Events start popping up on the calendar, and the window of opportunity for selling homes in 2019 starts closing. It’s easy to write off the next 2 months and think that you’ll just get back to it in January. Don’t do that! Whether you close another…Read More
How Can You Add Value?
We’ve all heard it before: Seek to add more in value than you receive in payment and you will always be successful. I’ve heard it, I get it, but I heard it again on a podcast this week and it was the mindset shift I needed. I’d like to think that I’m always focused on…Read More
The Things They Don’t Say
I’m always amazed when a client starts a conversation with “I don’t want to bug you, but I had a question about …” If they are worried about asking questions because they don’t want to bother us, what is it that they aren’t asking? What are their concerns and pain points that they feel silly…Read More
Consulting vs Closing: The Secret To Happier Clients and More Referrals
I taught a class about working with Sellers the other day, and there were some great discussions. We focused on how to market properties and serve our clients when homes don’t sell in a weekend with multiple offers. One of the key things that came up was the concept of – consulting with our clients…Read More
Client Conversations in a Changing Market
There’s no denying it, the market is different right now. There is more inventory, homes are taking longer to sell, and we are seeing more price reductions. There is a feeling of everyone holding their breath, waiting to see how it all shakes out. My guess is that we won’t really know what is going…Read More
What’s Your Definition Of A Win?
We a lot of different things in real estate. We consult, we market, we negotiate, and most of all we serve our clients. The end result is often a sale, but not always. Consider this: A successful agent might sell 30-50 homes a year. More if you are part of a team. But regardless, most…Read More
12 Success Secrets From The Seahawks
The NFL draft started yesterday. They trades their first round draft pick to have more picks in the 2nd and 3rd round. Why did they do this? Because it’s part of their strategy. Just like the Seahawks, you need a strategy for your business to be successful. This week, since I’ve got football on the…Read More