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Creating a Buyer’s Rating Guide

cklistYour clients might be viewing a dozen or more properties before they find the right home for them, let alone succeed in a bid. You can help to make this process more interactive for them by creating a rating guide to help jot down notes, likes and dislikes about a property. This can help you gather more information to help hone in their search as well as reminding the client of the properties they've seen.

Becoming a neighbourhood expert

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Honing in on a certain region or neighbourhood in a larger city can focus your efforts and help you stand out from a crowd of agents, giving your business a boost. Here are a few tips on becoming an expert in a specific neighbourhood.

Tips for your first meeting with a new client

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Like an important interview or a promising first date, meeting a prospective client for the first time can be a little nerve wracking. Leaving the right impression could result in a profitable transaction and a long, fulfilling business relationship for both parties. Here are a few tips for nailing your first client meeting.

Spring cleaning for your real estate business

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The change from winter to spring is a good reminder for us to freshen up our homes and prepare for the coming season. While we’re wiping down windows and swapping out winter clothes for lighter options, we can extend this mantra to our work lives and small businesses too. Here are some tips to "spring clean" your real estate operation.

Outsourcing your business

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It's easy to believe that the most profitable real estate professionals are one-person operations. But when your business starts to grow, it's important to recognize when you can benefit from the help of skilled professionals. Outsourcing specialized elements of your work allows you to concentrate on the activities your are best at executing and enjoy the most. The investment of bringing in professionals can pay off in the long run if your business has grown large enough. Here are a few tasks you can consider outsourcing to professionals.

Leveraging drone technology for your next real estate listing

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Looking for a way to make your next listing stand out? Drone technology could be the way to do it. These small and nimble camera-equipped devices aren’t just fun toys for the tech-savvy. With the right equipment and know-how, drones can be used to take stunning photography and video footage that’ll help enhance the listing of a unique property. Some real estate agents even claim that drones are the most significant new technology to impact real estate since the advent of the internet. Here are a few ways that you can harness drone technology for your next real estate listing.

Creative ways to engage with your community

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Looking to grow your connections within a community? There are plenty of creative ways to do this in a fun and organic way. Strengthening your relationship with a neighbourhood will help to increase your brand awareness within a territory which can lead to more sales and referrals. Here are a few fun and creative ways you can become an active member of your community.

Why brand identity is important for real estate agents

bingimageYou might think that branding is a practise saved for marketing commercial products, but a lot of the same benefits can apply to your real estate business. Agents that have a strong and consistent brand set themselves apart from the competition. Here are three reasons why a thoughtful brand identity matters in real estate.

Fast talk – speed, tone and pitch awareness for better conversations

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While we’re definitely moving into the digital age with emails, texts and messages, the value of being an effective conversationalist is still incredibly important in the world of real estate. A productive door knocking could lead you to your next listing while a persuasive conversation could be what convinces a client to invest the funds to renovating an unkempt backyard. While sales techniques can be taught and practised, there are easy, surprising ways to make an impact that simply involves paying attention to how you speak. Here are some tips to improve your conversational interactions.

How can you make your client feel more comfortable?

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Earning a new client’s trust is an important part of establishing a great business relationship. Strong, open communication ensures that your client can fully express their wants and needs without feeling timid or embarrassed. Psychological and behavioural studies have revealed unexpected ways that you can help put someone in your presence at ease while you’re conversing or working together. Here are a few to try with your next new client.