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Work Through Your Fear of Selling

For too many people, the term ‘salesman’ conjures up clichés of the used car salesman or the 1992 movie about cutthroat salesmen, Glengarry Glen Ross. The principal character, played by Alec Baldwin, advertised a contest among the members of the sales team with the following pitch: “As you all know, first prize is a Cadillac…

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Unravel the Myths of CRM

Customer Relation Management (CRM) systems may be THE most misunderstood tool in any real estate agent’s toolkit. From the mundane – they’re too expensive! – to the weird – conspiracy theory: you’re being spied on! – myths about these super-useful systems abound. We ’re here to bust the myths and give you a couple of…

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On Leadership

You’ve made it! You’re one of the select few real estate agents who put in the hours, worked the phones and used the right tools (yes, Espresso Agent for the really successful!!) to outperform your peers. You had the gift, that special (some might say fearless) quality that drove you to success. Your book of…

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Success Starts in the Morning

Real estate prospecting is challenging and can also be stressful for agents regardless of how long you’ve been in the business. For many top agents, the success of their real estate prospecting efforts often begins with how they start their day. “Morning is an important time of day because how you spend your morning can…

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Office Productivity Hacks

Time is money, right? The one thing we absolutely can’t buy is more hours in each day so to maximize our earnings, we also need to maximize our productivity and time management skills. Our settings can have a profound impact on how efficient and productive we are. Arguments abound as to whether a messy desk…

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Is Your Website Converting?

No matter how pretty your website may be, it’s not really working for you if it’s not converting visitors into prospects or leads. Let’s take a look at the key elements you can’t do without on your site. IDX Integration. To keep buyers coming to your site, you need to ensure they can see every…

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Have You Developed Your Personal Brand?

A “brand’ is defined by Business Dictionary as a unique design, symbol, words, or combination that identifies a product and differentiates it from its competitors, becoming over time, associated with credibility. Personal branding is no different, but to put it more simply, it’s the means by which people remember you. In the crowded real estate…

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The Importance of Effective Business Writing

Those long, agonizing days in English composition class may be a distant memory but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to continue to hone your writing skills. Effective business writing is essential to a successful business: the corollary is that poor or ineffective writing skills can cost you money if clients don’t understand the message…

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4 Steps To Creating a Powerful Sales Team

When you’ve reached the enviable point in your real estate career at which you have more leads than you can efficiently manage, the time has come to consider building a team. The benefits of having team members are numerous: for starters, someone is always available to work with clients. Team members can motivate and push…

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6 Steps To Better Interior Images

We all know curb appeal is essential to marketing properties, and in today’s high-tech age, that doesn’t even mean an in-person look-see. Now, most buyers are reviewing potential homes online and judging whether they want to see a property based on photos, or “pix appeal”. No matter what your property looks like in person, without…

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