You know how this works. You commit to a personal goal to start on New Years Day – sometimes you follow through, sometimes you don’t. Here are some New Years resolutions that will take your real estate career to the next level. Accomplishing these goals shouldn’t be difficult, especially with the right company behind you (hint: By The Sea Realty provides support for all of the following!)
> Automate your business with CRM
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software isn’t just for managing contacts anymore. A good CRM system will allow you to manage thousands of prospects, keep in touch with your sphere of influence, setup drip campaigns, store documents and manage your transactions from start to close. For a demo of the By The Sea Realty CRM give us a call.
> Get Educated
The market is changing and you need to keep up. Take advantage of the training at your company and local board of REALTORS®. Consider getting a certification or designation and ask your management if they reimburse for any educational programs. At By The Sea Realty we encourage continuing education and offer training on topics like networking, business planning and social media.
> Become a Local Expert
In today’s real estate market, it is not just who you know, but what you know. Build your network and attract new customers with the efficient delivery of quality information. Contribute to a blog, send a regular newsletter, keep your web site updated and provide your clients with local market data that matters to them. Knowing your market is your business; sharing that information is the key to growing it. These activities take time and money to be successful, so if your company doesn’t support you, consider moving your business or outsourcing.
> Go Mobile
Can you access your email, calendar and contacts on your cell phone or mobile device? If not, try moving your business to the “Cloud” where mobile computing can easily synchronize with your computer, MLS listings and CRM software. Today’s mobile devices can even scan and email documents, provide directions to properties and calculate mortgage payments. Setting up your mobile device can be a challenge so ask your management for assistance in choosing a device and synchronizing with your company systems.
> Move Your Business
Where you hang your license is more important than ever. If you want to take your business to the next level and your company isn’t proving the support to get you there, it is probably time for a change. From global franchises to local boutiques there are plenty of options for agents today. Interview with a few different organizations and make a move now before the market picks up. Don’t just focus on commission split; make sure your new company has something more to offer and is centrally located in your target marketplace.
We are Hiring
We are looking for experienced agents and brokers who share our vision for a higher level of customer service in the real estate industry. We offer cutting edge technology, training and marketing support that makes your business more efficient and provides your customers with better information. If you are looking for a unique company where you can take your business to the next level then By The Sea Realty may be a good fit.
Call Rich Barnhart at 954-351-7007 or click here for more information
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