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Worst-Case Scenario: Your Vendor Referral Botched the Job!

It’s a beautiful day in your real estate world when you receive a call from your Seller who is absolutely freaking out about an incident that happened at their home.  You can tell the Seller is very upset, so you listen intently as the Seller explains that the landscaper you referred cut through their in-ground […]

Personalities and Pending to Close – Your Golden Opportunity!

A highly-overlooked referral opportunity in an agent’s business is the “pending to closing” process. And the more you can tune into a client’s personality during this time, the more effective you can be with that client. In fact, when done correctly this process can yield an incredible referral business. When a buyer or seller is […]

My Ideal Real Estate Agent

…direct from the horses mouth! I recently received calls from two different friends of mine telling me that they are thinking of either buying or selling.  They asked me if I knew of a good real estate agent and I asked them what they defined as “good” and what they wanted and expected in the […]

Ask Denise: Referral Thank You Gifts

Denise Lones

Q: “Denise, I know I am making this way more difficult than it should be, but I like to thank my friends, family, and past clients with a gift card when they give me a referral. The challenging part is that I have a difficult time choosing what to give. For example, I was recently […]

Priorities

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Real estate is a business of managing priorities. I bet if you took a minute and wrote down every possible item that you think you have to do for your business, you would probably have dozens and dozens of “to dos”. Everything from entering last month’s expenses and this year’s taxes to a CMA for […]

Ask Denise: Referral Thank You System?

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I just got a referral from a past client and I feel like smacking myself on the head because I just realized I don’t have a system for thanking my past clients who refer me business. I thank agents who give me referrals. I thank buyers and sellers when they close with a […]

Past Clients: Honoring Your Relationship Long After the Sale Is Over

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It is essential that real estate agents pay particular attention to where their business is coming from. If you are an agent who has been in the business five years or longer and you have taken care of your past clients, then you should have a good chunk of business from repeat clients and past […]

Ask Denise: Connecting with Database

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I need a better way to connect with my database. I don’t want to do a client appreciation event but I think I should try to connect in person. How do I reach out without making it look like I am fishing for referrals? A:  Easy – don’t fish for referrals! It makes […]

2014 Business Planning: Easy-to-Follow Referral Generating System

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Last week in our Zebra Report I shared that, for most agents, their database is an untapped goldmine of potential commission dollars. I have many agents who come to me for help, asking me to please find them a lead generation system that will generate them leads. But when I ask them about their database, […]

2014 Business Planning: Increasing Your Referral Base

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At the end of the year most agents look at the business and how they did throughout the year to learn from their successes and failures and make their adjustments for the year to come. When doing this, agents tend to focus on their total production, income generated, time worked, and overall pace of their […]

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