Posts Tagged ‘Real Estate Marketing’

Glenn Twiddle

Real Estate Rebel Alliance

It seems the days of just slapping out a bunch of “free appraisal” flyers and offering to “stay in touch with a little bit of information” may have had it’s day. There’s a new breed of agent, outrageous with their marketing, attention getting in their approaches, and doing things radically different than the norm.

In his grounbreaking book, “Purple Cow”, Seth Godin talks about a trip he had where his family saw a sea of cows, and were mesmerised by this sight. (are you watching for the metaphor here?)

Well after ten minutes or so of cow after cow, the very sight that was only just minutes before, mesmerising, was all of a sudden, “Same old same old.’

Well in real estate it didn’t happen quite that quickly, but in order to stand out amongst the cows, we have to be big, bright, noisy, PURPLE cows in order to cut through the sea of sameness that our industry has become (or possibly always was.)

But, this new breed, coined “The Real Estate Rebel Alliance” by little ole me, has been bucking the system, annoying the competitors, and simply doing a better job by living by the old Earl Nightingale maxim…”In the absence of a valid model for success, look at what everyone else is doing and do the opposite.”

And it’s working. Many of these “Rebels”are leading their areas, while they are surrounded by agents scratching their heads wondering what the hell happened to their market share.

It may be too little too late, as the event is coming very soon, but four of these rebels share their secrets at a full day intensive training on these principles.

Check it out at

www.RealEstateRebelAlliance.com.au

Long live the Rebellion !!

Glenn Twiddle

About the author

‘I teach agents a step by step, 1-2-3, fill in the blanks system for becoming the number one agent in your area,
how to become a six, or even seven figure earner, in 3 years or less no matter where you are right now.

It’s worked for me, for my teams over the years, and now is working for many of my clients.
And if you learn the system, and apply it in the manner it’s described, there’s a good chance it will work for you too.

For a free copy of my best real estate training tip (other than this article),
which is my number one listing tip I’ve ever trained, go to….

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How to Sell or List a Property every DAY by Some One Who’s Doing It

A note from Glenn Twiddle

(and a gift – download this interview with Chris, completely free – 25 min mp3 format.

Real Estate Training Tips – Chris Gilmour

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Rarely have I seen someone come along like Chris. Maybe twice.

And even rarer (ie never) have I had one of my serious hitters, someone who has had six figure MONTHS, offer to share, for an entire day, every secret they have, no holds barred, for such a low investment.

In fact, if he charged $3000, just half of one commission, it would be a bargain, but at the low price he’s offering to do this for, and with a double your money back guarantee, well suffice to say, if you’re not coming, you’re lfat out insane.

A guy who earned $135,000 in his first year and took that to $880,000 in his second, and in his third year, is on track to hit a million, well he DESERVES, no COMMANDS, your (and my) attention.

Visit www.ChrisGilmourTraining.com ,  grab a ticket, because this WILL sell out fast, and I look forward to seeing you there.

Input code ‘MENTORS’ and it will knock $200 off the ticket price, bringing it down to only $97.

Glenn Twiddle
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Glenn Twiddle

Glenn Twiddle’s War on the Slower Real Estate Market

‘Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Dogs of War’

QREAS War

Ok, the theme for this is a bit daggy I know, but hey I had fun designing the marketing and at least 50% of the marketing I do is for my own amusement, haha. Anyway, I wanted to invite you to this event as a reader of this awesome blog, and Greg gave me some stick on Facebook the other day, and as his apology, he let me shamelessly plug this great event I’m putting on for agents.

Here’s the copy….

Hi Team,

I’m here to tell you, you won’t find comfort hiding in your ‘bomb shelter’ when this tight market really hits. It’s pointless and ridiculous to expect to thrive and make great sales careers without new tools in your toolbox in what is a radically new market that some agents are ‘Ill-prepared’ for.

I have responded by preparing what is arguable my best half day training I have ever put together, and I’m joined by a very, very special guest.

There won’t be any mindset training today. This special guest is pure selling skills. In the USA there is a ‘round table’ for excellence in selling in his field and the top 1% are invited to join this round table.

Well, this guy is in the top 1% of the top 1% so suffice to say, ‘He’s a gun !!’

Now I trust you all know the quality of the training we have endeavoured to bring you over the years. Well this day will arguably be the best we’ve ever presented.

And the fact is, I understand many of you are hurting right now. Kevin Turner’s stats that he predicted are coming true as we speak as more than half of the industry leaves because sales are too tough.

Well, it doesn’t have to be that way….

Our guest at this ‘Call to Arms’ has already said that this is the greatest opportunity we have seen in real estate since the boom in early 2000’s and he’ll spend the morning telling you why this is so, and how you can capitalise on this opportunity.

If you’ve never been to a QREAS event before, make sure you click on the ‘What You’ve Said’ link above and see for yourself the quality of the training that QREAS provides, and at the cost we are putting this event on for, there is absolutely no excuse for you not to attend, and subsequently thrive, in this changing market.

You used to have two excuses for struggling in this market…

Ignorance and Laziness

With the ridiculous cost of this summit, you now can no longer use excuse number 1 – so sign up, and join the bootcamp. See you there soldier….

Go to www.nswreas.com.au to ‘Take Up Arms.’

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Keith Barrot

Effective Prospecting

How do you operate where you do?  (Fourth and final in a series).

As mentioned in my first article on effective prospecting the goal of continuing success and income in real estate will only come from a well planned approach to your marketing. Remember, how effective you carry out your prospecting will be in direct proportion to your prosperity and your long term viability in selling real estate.

Once you have decided on the important aspects of prospecting e.g. where you are going to operate and why you will target a particular area, the next step is to plan how you will obtain the business.

Marketing by real estate agents over the years has been consistent in its style and type and although it seems bland at times all marketing can be effective. The major goal for your prospecting is to be contacted by anyone in your market area who is thinking of selling or seeking real estate information. Quite often agents operate with the blinkers on and seem only interested in prospects that are looking to sell immediately and fail to recognise that all contacts made can one day become clients. All contacts are good contacts if handled and recorded properly.

This can only be achieved if your prospecting is one that builds relationships with all the property owners in your area. You should make sure that every one you come into contact with is entered into a database. Today agents should understand and use a database as it will make the job of contact and follow up so much more effective. It is essential however your database does not just become a mailing list, there is a big difference. Through a database all past appraisals, anniversaries, market updates, and call schedules for example can be programmed so no one is forgotten. You spend a lot of time getting leads and contacts to just let them pass by if they don’t want to sell at the time of contact is a waste of your time and effort. A database will not in itself guarantee success; other forms of activity will be required to maintain your presence in the area to ensure you are top of mind when owners decide to call an agent.

Naturally one consideration that needs to be made is how much you should spend on your marketing. Whatever you decide make sure it is programmed for at least twelve months in advance and is done regularly regardless of market conditions. One can always tell when the market is slow as flyers and the like will appear in the letterbox and our inbox from agents you have never heard of or only from them when the market goes quiet. As I mentioned promotions vary in style and quality so it is important that you develop your brand and stick to it. Only by being consistent in your contacts with prospects will you be remembered.

The monitoring of your marketing efforts will ensure that what you are doing is effective. The question should always be asked of the contact to where they heard about you, and this needs to be recorded. From this information a pattern will develop to help you assess the effectiveness or otherwise of your investment. You need to see yourself as a business and future planning has to be based on all the information you can gather. In your day to day operation as an agent you need to ensure the funds you invest in your promotion are delivering the returns you want.

Being on the look out for new ideas and ways of marketing is a good way to develop your brand and if done effectively will differentiate you from your competition. Social media and other forms of technology available today (and in the future) can also improve your marketing effort. They should also be considered as a means of your promotion and communicating with clients and prospects.

It is important to make the time available in developing your prospecting plans and if required seek outside assistance, ask others, attend seminars, buy a book or CD on marketing. Ideas are every where both inside and outside the real estate industry if you take the time to look. Effective, planned prospecting is not difficult, what is difficult is taking the steps to apply the time and recources to develop your brand and the commitment to looking at your future in the long term.

Tom Caraccio

Dan Kennedy & Straight Shooting Sales Both Agree… “We are at the beginning of a New Economy”

The way Real Estate Agents sell their services has changed…Forever!

Those of you that know me and get my monthly Straight Shooting Sales Report would know that lately I have been talking about this new economy topic a lot.

The reason I have been talking about it so much is because this new economy has changed the way business happens. And if you don’t understand how it has changed, or what it means to you then you are destined to struggle soon if you haven’t already noticed a change. This whole new economy was one of the driving forces for us to launch the Rainmakers Inner Circle Coaching Membership, because YOU need a place to plug into for continual business and personal growth and success if you haven’t heard of it yet check it out here http://www.straightshootingsales.com.au/gift

But this post is not about that.

Recently I was reading Dan Kennedy’s new book, “Sales Success in the New Economy” and I came across a page of information that aligned with a lot of things I had been thinking about lately. Dan’s new book talks about the emerging new economy as it directly affects sales professionals.

Here are the new realities… my take are in italics.

  • All the power has returned to the customer/client and he or she knows they have it.

Information is at your customers fingertips. They search before they call. It’s not like it used to be, where they call the biggest or the best company. They know they live in a free market that is open to competition. Plus most markets compete on price not value.

  • The customer’s tolerance for anything ordinary – ordinary products, services, expertise, experiences, for the banal and commonplace, and certainly for incompetence – is zero.

Sad but true, you don’t need to agree with this but you do need to see it for what it is and understand it. You need to think experience, wow, exclusive, appreciation. People want to be cared for.

  • Money will be spent more judiciously, so it will be available only to sales professionals with a much higher level of knowledge, skill, preparation, discipline, and sophistication. A more cautious consumer, striving to be sensible and responsible, will be judging you and trying to determine if you are worthy of his/her trust before he/she buys from you. You will be under greater scrutiny.

Selling is finally becoming a profession. It will be institutionalised and will stop the dreamers wanting to enter it. The person who learns the psychology behind why people buy and studies human behaviour and sales and persuasion will be the sales super star of tomorrow.

  • You must genuinely earn your right to your customers’ interest and support by providing well-matched, specialised, even customised product, service, and value propositions. People now have the opportunity, power, and awareness to demand what is specifically for them and precisely matched to their needs, interests, and desires. They are not going to be on buying sprees, buying whatever is in your wagon that you want to sell.

You could sum this up nicely by saying just this…”You have to get better as a person, better as a professional and better in all areas of your business”

This is all happening right now… With all the advances in technology, the pace of business has changed. How your clients make their buying decisions has changed. How they choose their real estate agent has changed. Information is readily available to them that they armed to the teeth before they even start speaking to an agent.

Add to this the stereotype that real estate agents are untrustworthy, (remember you are right down the bottom above used car sales people), that it’s almost an uphill battle before you start.

Times have changed. You have to earn the right to be their agent; you need to build your credibility and authority, which will earn their trust. Once you have systems in place that can create this for you, you will never worry about losing business to others because you are protecting what is yours. But if you keep doing things the old way, you will be subject to auditioning for listings with 3 or more other agents,  usually resulting in fee discounting to win business.

I’m talking strategy here, a formula that needs to be followed so you deliver high quality “wow” service to all your clients. Starting at lead generation where the relationship begins right through to lead conversion and lifetime referrals. This is the mantra of the New Economy Sales Super Star. This is the way of the future, an honest, authentic and specialised approach to building relationships, therefore building your business.

NOTE: I’m not meant to promote on here but I’m passionate about this and I truly believe this will help anyone wanting to know more about Selling in The New Economy…I have a CD which has 8 principles to building your real estate career, which covers 8 strategies for building relationships the right way, plus simple, cost effective ideas to boost your listings every month. You can get a copy for free and I will even pay the postage check it out here… http://www.straightshootingsales.com.au/freecd