Establishing a strong personal brand will not only attract the attention of prospective clients but it also encourages favourable reviews and referrals down the road. Here are a few ways that you can evaluate and build your personal brand.
We’ve all had those moments in life where we feel overwhelmed. Perhaps we take it out on a colleague, or ourselves. Or our productivity sacrifices as a result. But by incorporating mindfulness practices in your work, you can help to make your days less stressful and be more aware of your actions and decisions. But don’t just take our word for it. Major organizations and companies like Google and Harvard Business School have even adopted mindfulness principles and host meditation groups for their students and employees.
The fast-paced, multi-tasking demands of a real estate agent’s work often mean endless to-do lists and not enough hours in the day to get it all done. But there are a few great techniques and tips that you can try during your busiest days (which is, really, every day) to improve your productivity and finally cross off all the urgent tasks on your agenda.
They say the pen is mightier than the sword and this old adage holds true when it comes to real estate listings. A carefully-crafted description could help your next property sell for higher, or sooner, than you think. Here are a few tips that you can incorporate into your next listing.
Community involvement is a great way to improve the brand awareness of your real estate practice. You’ll not only become a familiar name and face in a neighbourhood but you can also feel good about helping to support local groups and charities as well as connecting with the community. Here are a few ideas on how you can get more involved in your neighbourhood through sponsorship and events.
An excellent way to generate new leads is to increase your list of contacts. Think of it as broadening your sphere of influence, or the number of people that might come to you when they’re ready to buy or sell a home. If you connect with the right people, they may even refer you to their family and friends, making your sphere of influence even wider. Here are a few ways you can build your list of contacts and how to best take advantage of new interactions.
The top real estate agents haven’t fumbled their way into success. Often, they’ve structured their development by creating a business action plan that lets them identify goals and work out the strategies they’ll use in order to reach them. Here are a few tips to create a business action plan for your own real estate practice.
While surveys and focus groups can help us understand why consumers act or behave a certain way, sometimes it takes a bit of science to reveal subconscious processes and reactions that we’re not aware of.
Real estate agents have notoriously long to-do lists, notes and appointments to keep track of. While online calendars and smartphones have definitely improved the way we stay organized and on task, many agents are going back to pen and paper with a simple, innovative planning system that can help you efficiently and effectively get through your busiest days.
Enter the Bullet Journal: an analog system for the digital age that will help you organize the present, record the past and plan for the future. It’s a flexible technique that can be adjusted to suit each user and can be started at any point in the month or year. And better yet, this simple system can be implemented with any journal you have lying around. All it takes is a pen and an empty notebook.
With a new year comes fresh opportunities and a renewed sense of energy to attain your business goals. But like many resolutions, simply setting a vague, lofty goal and crossing your fingers until the end of the year won’t get you any closer to reaching new career milestones.
You can still set ambitious goals for yourself and your real estate practise this year. But take the time to think your goals through and create a structure that makes it easier to manage your targets and track your progress along the way. One of the best ways to set ambitious yet achievable goals is with the SMART system. Each letter in the acronym helps to guide your goal-setting in a certain way.