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This is a re-blog by real estate trainer and author of Sell with Soul, Jennifer Allan-Hagedorn. Jennifer endorses IXACT Contact’s Realtor CRM and openly recommends it as her real estate contact management system of choice.
The article begins here:
I believe that every real estate agent who wants to be the best thing to happen to their clients (thus generating a steady supply of new clients throughout their careers) should invest in and commit to a real estate-specific contact management system. No, not to send out cheesy drip marketing emails to their nearest and dearest every two weeks, but to maximize the likelihood that everyone they know thinks of them fondly when the subject of real estate comes up in their day-to-day wanderings.
When you see a Doctor or Lawyer who has “By Referral Only” on the office door, what is your impression?
Probably that he or she is exclusive, an expert, in demand, and respected by clients and colleagues alike – a highly successful professional.
The psychology is simple.
People believe – for good reason – that if you get referrals, then not only must you be good at what you do, you also must work hard and make the extra effort required to fully satisfy your clients.
There is a mystique that surrounds professionals who build their businesses on referrals.
“I think my real estate reputation is pretty solid,” says Hank, a real estate agent in Cleveland, Ohio. “My track record is excellent and I treat clients very well.”
That may be true. But how does Hank know for sure?
For that matter, how do YOU know for sure that clients think of you as the helpful, knowledgeable REALTOR® — the kind that they wouldn’t hesitate to refer to their friends and colleagues?
The only way to know for sure is to conduct a survey of your Realtor reputation:
Here at IXACT Contact we’ve compiled a list of the best free resources for getting more referrals in your real estate sales career. Take a look. We hope you find them helpful!
Real Estate Marketing Guide: Referrals Resources List
- 8 Ways Real Estate Agents Can Generate Referrals for Free
- How “Referral Worthy” Are You?
- Creating Referrals
- How to Use Stories to Get More Referrals
- Top 5 Ways Real Estate Sales Professionals Can Generate Referrals and Real Estate Leads
- Sphere of Influence Tips – 8 Reasons Why You Might Not Be Getting Referrals in Your Real Estate Business
This is a re-blog from an article written by Lani Rosales of AGBeat. It underscores the importance of communication and how it directly impacts client satisfaction.
As one of the key benefits of using a real estate CRM is the ability to ensure you’re keeping in touch and communicating appropriately with your clients and prospects, this article was particular fitting for a re-blog.
With your IXACT Contact real estate CRM, you can plan and schedule “keep in touch” activities with your contacts, from quarterly keep in touch calls, to a monthly e-newsletter to a client appreciation night.
How many real estate leads can you diligently follow-up on over the course of a week?
Five? Ten? Twenty?
When it comes to real estate leads, are more always better?
You may believe the more the better, but it’s the quality of the leads you call that will have the biggest impact on your income and career.
Think about it. If you chase down twenty real estate leads and nineteen of them are dead ends, you will have wasted a lot of time and, perhaps, a lot of money too.
It’s no secret that confidence can have a dramatic impact on your performance in your real estate sales career. When you’re feeling self assured, you follow-up on real estate referrals and real estate leads more effectively, make better presentations, get more things done, and close more deals.
However, we don’t always feel the same level of confidence at every moment of every day. Like a barometer, it goes up and down.
For example, what is your level of confidence right now, on a scale of one to ten?
Is it a five? A nine?
Most books on time management teach us to focus only on activities that are important or urgent.
This is the so-called “ABC priority approach” where you focus on the ‘A’ priorities first, then the ‘B’s, and finally the ‘C’s.
The ‘C’ list often includes little things, such as updating a contact profile of a lead in your real estate CRM, or calling to book a follow-up dental appointment. You know – the activities that are not highly urgent and can wait until later.
The problem is, “later” never comes. And all your little tasks begin to pile up. Fast.
It’s 2012. Can you believe it’s here already? What steps do you want to take to improve your business in the New Year? In our last blog post, “I’ve Lost So Many,” we shared the story of Keller Williams agent, Brenda Mullen, who for years went without a consolidated database and proper real estate contact management system and lost tons of potential business. Perhaps your resolution for 2012 is to begin using a real estate CRM (customer relationship management) solution. If it’s not, maybe it should be. Here’s why:
The article starts here:
I didn’t realize how many I’ve lost. It’s so sad to think about now…but looking back, this could have been prevented. It’s so tragic and heartbreaking…senseless…