Greg Vincent

My tip for the Big Race is…

When picking the winner in the Melbourne Cup, you’ve only got a field of 24 horses to choose from, whereas when a Property Seller is trying to Pick Out an Agent, they now have a whole lot more choice than that…

…and whether you like it or not, the internet and Social Media has now changed our real estate industry forever!

You see, as my great friend Tom Panos said yesterday on Twitter…
“Internet and social media means customers know as much about your business as your employees. You simply can’t fake it. Its so fair now.”

Nowadays the web has become like the Seller’s Online Form Guide for ‘Picking the Winner’ amongst Real Estate Agents…

So how can you increase the odds that you’re THE AGENT selected?

This Thursday morning, Join-in on this FREE ‘LIVE’ Webinar on…
‘How To Guarantee That You’re THE AGENT Who Gets Called-In To Lots  More Listings’ — AUTOMATICALLY!!! -
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Real Estate is Your BIG Race and…

…all you really need to do to win the Real Estate BIG Race is BE THE AGENT who gets called-in to more appraisals.

My tip for the BIG Race is ‘Back-Yourself’

You Are YOUR BEST BET!!!

You CAN become the winner you always knew deep down in your heart that you could be (and to achieve it is really simple once you know how)…

To find out how, make sure to tune-in on this High-Impact, ‘LIVE’45 Minute Session that could Change Your Real Estate Results Forever…
…as I open the gates to sharing ‘The 7 Key Accelerators – Guaranteed To Get You Called-In To Lots More Listings’ — AUTOMATICALLY!!! –
http://www.XFactorAgents.com/Back-Yourself

Wishing you all the best in Your BIG Race

Here’s to Your Fast-Track Success

Warm Regards

Greg Vincent
www.GregVincent.com.au

PS: One last tip: You’ll need to jump out of the gates fast to register for this webinar, because Spots are Strictly Limited.

Grab your spot by clicking the link below now…
http://www.XFactorAgents.com/Back-Yourself

Discovering How To Get-Called In and be the first agent past the post at Lots More Listing Presentations will definitely have a MASSIVE impact on your real estate career in 2013 and beyond.

I look forward to catching up with you on Thursday’s FREE webinar.

PPS: Always ‘Back Yourself’. It’s the best bet you will ever place!!!
http://www.XFactorAgents.com/Back-Yourself

 

 

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What’s The Future For Real Estate Agent’s Commissions in 2011?

What’s happening with real estate agent commissions?

Are you interested in gaining an insight into how other agents are dealing with the constant pressure that’s being exerted on real estate agents and their commissions?

Well! Last year, I was able to gain an amazing insight into what was happening out there in the front line with real estate agent’s commissions via a quick online survey that I conducted and shared through this Real Estate Mentors site.

Once the survey was finished my team and I compiled a detailed report called ‘The Future of Agent’s Commission 2010 Report’.

The statistical data, opinions, insights and feedback that we received from this initiative was really eye-opening.

But before I share the link to the previous report with you, I wondered if you may be able to help us gain an insight into what you are currently experiencing within your market place?

You see, over the next few weeks, we’ve opened up a similar study for agents in 2011 and we’d love to hear your side of the story.

Could you please take a couple of minutes (it’s really brief) to answer this year’s ‘The Future of Agents Commission – 2011 Questionnaire’?

From some of the data that we’ve already received, this years report looks like being even more comprehensive.

Plus this years online questionnaire is being promoted more broadly via Kevin Turner’s REUNCUT radio show PLUS other real estate trainers/coaches have also joined in to share it with their agents.

We anticipate that the report will provide an insight into where real estate commissions are heading and help us to provide real answers to what agents can do to ensure that they can not only secure more business but also retain a healthy professional fee for their service both now and into the future.

Please join in and have your say by clicking here now.

NOTE: Those agents who contribute to the Questionnaire will receive ‘Exclusive’ access to the full report prior to its official release.

Please take a few moments and help with this important real estate industry initiative by Clicking Here Now.

Thanking You in Advance.

Warm regards

Greg Vincent

www.GregVincent.com.au

PS: Here’s the link to last year’s Future of Agent’s Commission – 2010 Report.

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Persist and You Will Succeed

Persistence is one of my greatest strengths and I’ve found that by persisting you can overcome almost any obstacle in life, but persistence doesn’t come easily.

Nowadays it’s so easy to ‘Give Up’ on our dreams. If things are getting too tough many people simply quit but yet if they just held on a little bit longer the tide may change or the key that unlocks the door could actually appear within reach.

Whilst persistence is a key ingredient to success, a lack of persistence is a major reason for many failures in business, life, relationships and goal achievement.

Persistence is crucial BUT should not be confused with stubbornness.

Stubborness means that you aren’t prepared to change your mind or adapt to circumstances/environment. For me persistence is more a level of determination that you need to adopt to be able to overcome all bumps and roadblocks along the way.

Persistence helps you jump out of bed in the morning with a certain level of commitment and preparedness to toil hard in an effort to achieve the next goal for that day, week or month and deal with the struggles that come your way.

I wasn’t born with persistence. I had to work at it. I had to discover ways that I could remain focussed.

There was one scroll written by Og Mandino in his book ‘The Greatest Salesman in the World’ called “I will persist until I succeed” that was shared with me approx. 20 years ago by my friend Charles Tarbey, Chairman of Century 21 Australia and it’s something that I’ve regularly referred back to and read over and over again.

It has had a very positive impact on my life.

It is something that you can apply to the principles of everyday life as well as in real estate sales. I hope you enjoy it too…If so make sure you Bookmark it, Share it, Email it, Print it so that you can refer to it regularly.

All the best for 2011….Here’s the scroll…

“If I Persist I Will Succeed” by Og Mandino

“I will persist until I succeed.

In the Orient young bulls are tested for the fight arena in a certain manner. Each is brought to the ring and allowed to attack a picador who pricks them with a lance. The bravery of each bull is then rated with care according to the number of times he demonstrates his willingness to charge in spite of the sting of the blade. Henceforth will I recognize that each day I am tested by life in like manner. If I persist, if I continue to try, if I continue to charge forward, I will succeed.

I will persist until I succeed.

I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. I will hear not those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious. Let them join the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny.

I will persist until I succeed.

The prizes of life are at the end of each journey, not near the beginning; and it is not given to me to know how many steps are necessary in order to reach my goal. Failure I may still encounter at the thousandth step, yet success hides behind the next bend in the road. Never will I know how close it lies unless I turn the corner.

Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult.

I will persist until I succeed.

Henceforth, I will consider each day’s effort as but one blow of my blade against a mighty oak. The first blow may cause not a tremor in the wood, nor the second, nor the third. Each blow, of itself, may be trifling and seem of no consequence. Yet from childish swipes the oak will eventually tumble. So it will be with my efforts of today.

I will be liken to the rain drop which washes away the mountain; the ant who devours a tiger; the star which brightens the earth; the slave who builds a pyramid. I will build my castle one brick at a time for I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking.

I will persist until I succeed.

I will never consider defeat and I will remove from my vocabulary such words and phrases as quit, cannot, unable, impossible, out of the question, improbable, failure, unworkable, hopeless and retreat; for they are the words of fools. I will avoid despair but if this disease of the mind should infect me then I will work on in despair. I will toil and I will endure. I will ignore the obstacles at my feet and keep mine eyes on the goals above my head, for I know that where dry desert ends, green grass grows.

I will persist until I succeed.

I will remember the ancient law of averages and I will bend it to my good. I will persist with knowledge that each failure to sell will increase my chance for success at the next attempt. Each nay I hear will bring me closer to the sound of yea. Each frown I meet only prepares me for the smile to come. Each misfortune I encounter will carry in it the seed of tomorrow’s good luck. I must have the night to appreciate the day. I must fail often to succeed only once.

I will persist until I succeed.

I will try, and try, and try again. Each obstacle I will consider as a mere detour to my goal and a challenge to my profession. I will persist and develop my skills as the mariner develops his, by learning to ride out the wrath of each storm.

I will persist until I succeed.

Henceforth, I will learn and apply another secret of those who excel in my work. When each day is ended, not regarding whether it has been a success or failure, I will attempt to achieve one more sale. When my thoughts beckon my tired body homeward I will resist the temptation to depart. I will try again. I will make one more attempt to close with victory, and if that fails I will make another. Never will I allow any day to end in failure. Thus will I plant the seed of tomorrow’s success and gain an insurmountable advantage over those who cease their labor at a prescribed time. When others cease their struggle, then mine will begin, and my harvest will be full.

I will persist until I succeed.

Nor will I allow yesterday’s success to lull me into today’s complacency, for this is the great foundation of failure. I will forget the happenings of the day that is gone, whether they were good or bad, and greet the new sun with confidence that this will be the best day of my life.

So long as there is breath in me, that long will I persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles of success; if I persist long enough I will win.

I will persist.

I will win.”

I hope this scroll helps you to persist and achieve more success in 2011 and beyond.

Warm regards

Greg Vincent

www.GregVincent.com.au

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Real Estate Agents: Who says size doesn’t matter?

The real estate industry has become more and more mobile over the past few years and now with technology growing at a break-neck speed the ability to do a whole lot more out in the field is now taking place in the palm of your hand.

Real Estate Technology

Real Estate Technology

We are starting to see lots of emerging iPhone & iPad Apps PLUS applications suitable for other mobile devices are also being developed, but 2 of the big players Dell & Apple have just released their latest TV Commercials and it would appear that in the tablet space there’s plenty of focus around whether size does matter or not?

Dell have just released their handheld tablet the Dell Streak which is also a lot more affordable then Apple iPad.

Here’s the Dell Streak TV AD

Whereas the Apple iPad, whilst being a larger device and more expensive, I believe that the huge resource of Applications and the size of the display screen makes it much more practical for real estate agents, especially when doing a listing presentation.

Here’s the latest Apple iPad TV Ad

I also think that Open Home visitors will feel more comfortable entering their details into a larger device like the Apple iPad than something that looks like a large phone or a Sony PSP. (for the moment anyway).

Outside of the practical applications for real estate agents the new Dell Streak looks like it could be another interesting play maker in the mobile/portable technology sector. What do you think?

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Single Property Websites by HomeWebsites.com.au featured on REUNCUT radio show

HomeWebsites-Website

This week Kevin Turner from REUNCUT – a daily real estate radio show for real estate professionals featured our product HomeWebsites.com.au – where a HOME gets a WEBSITE of its OWN.

Kevin promoted the product as…

“a Sure-Fire Way to Win Sellers.”

 

The promotion of our Single Property Websites product occurred in yesterday’s show and if you’d like to hear the recording within the context of the whole show you can click on this link & play the show featured on Thursday 14/10/2010.

Or alternatively, click the play button below to listen to what Kevin had to say about our Single Property Websites product…

Single Property Websites by HomeWebsites.com.au featured on REUNCUT by Greg Vincent

If you’d like to find out a bit more about how you can create Single Property Websites via HomeWebsites.com.au don’t hesitate to contact us here or call 1300 780 869.

PS: You may also be interested to check out this recent case study about HomeWebsites.com.au v’s Realestate.com.au

Disclaimer: Kevin Turner is a great friend of mine, a fellow contributor for Real Estate Mentors and I appear regularly as a technology commentator on the REUNCUT radio show. Be that as it may, this recording done by Kevin was totally unsolicited and came as a complete surprise to me.

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