Lack of trust is pervasive in our culture today. Only about half of all Americans trust businesses overall, according to the Edelman Trust barometer. And two-thirds of Americans worry technology will make it impossible to know if what people are seeing or hearing is real.
As a real estate agent, how can you help clients who distrust technology during a time when technology is powering the real estate industry in all new ways?
One of the easiest ways to help clients get more comfortable with technology is to explain the benefits of the technology to them or the WIFM: “What’s in it for me?”
Do you want to learn from and follow in the footsteps of the greatest minds that have succeeded in the real estate business? Perhaps you have already heard some of the formulas and traits discussed and heralded by top producers and their coaches. Let us go over them on-by-one to see what resonates with you and see how you can transform yourself one step at a time into an even greater version of yourself.
Pets are growing more and more omnipresent throughout households in the United States. According to a recent survey by the American Pet Products Association, (APPA), they found that a whopping 67% of households own a pet.
Pet-owners can be devoted. In one neighborhood, when the real estate agent was having a conversation with a potential seller, the seller said that he knew the name of every dog in the neighborhood yet didn’t remember most of the pet-owner’s names.
While pet ownership is great, there is a shift in thinking that takes place when someone is looking for a home. As professional real estate agents, you are dealing with the personalities and emotions of all different types of people all day long. This includes their feelings about pets also. For pet owners, they are part of the family. And pets always add a unique flavor to a home, but not every buyer loves pets, and not every buyer loves the same breed of pets that your seller has.
How do you bridge the gap between your buyers and sellers?
Instagram. If you have not tried it yet, it is one of the most fun and engaging social media platforms today. It is underutilized by real estate agents and is a great way to grow your business.
The United States is the largest user of Instagram. The current forecast is that by 2023, this photo and video sharing app is projected to reach 126 million active users in the United States alone. There are an estimated 1 billion Instagram monthly active users worldwide.
What Makes Instagram A Driving Force in Today’s World?
Instagram launched initially for personal and recreational use and has grown to be a successful social media marketing tool. It is simple and easy to use without all the fuss of other social media apps like Facebook. There are no groups and only one Like button.
Instagram allows you to connect with your audience in a personal way by creating captivating images and videos. It is already a game changer and is only going to become more essential in the days to come.
Using the Top Features of Instagram to Grow Your Real Estate Business
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the need for a fully digital real estate transaction. Agents who already were using Transaction Management software to digitally process their transactions from beginning to end benefited immediately. Agents who had not yet gone paperless and depended on manual processes likely found the transition to working from home and social distancing much more challenging.
But it is the broker-owner who may have fared best from having a digital transaction management solution in place. Having agents working from different locations with paper-based transactions can be a nightmare to manage without a digital process in place. It also could open a Pandora’s box filled with compliance issues.
Brokers can protect their businesses by using Form Simplicity, a transaction management software. They don’t have to worry about compliance risks because that’s one of the most significant benefits that Form Simplicity offers brokers. All transaction documents are digital, time-stamped, and stored online in one place.
Today, we are being bombarded by so many tools and information that it can be a bit overwhelming. Many offer free trials and you may think about trying each one before deciding. That may make you even more crazy.
Instead, write down those features that are most important to you right now and for the vision you have for your business. Don’t get caught up with all the bells and whistles if you don’t have the time to use the majority of them.
To be conservative, consider looking for a CRM where you will be utilizing at least 60 % of the features.
The Top Questions People Ask Before Choosing A CRM
When the vast majority of agents in America found themselves working exclusively from home, a new reality took hold. The more you could do digitally, the more likely you would remain successful throughout our health crisis.
Agents and brokers who had been using a transaction management solution like Form Simplicity have stayed on top. They’ve been able to keep their business going by managing their transactions digitally, from listing to closing.
As real estate begins its rebound, agents and brokers are looking for ways to work better remotely. For top producing brokers and agents, that means a robust, digital transaction management program. It also means using it every day.
There is a mask of perfection in social media that portrays many of our competitors and friends as seemingly thriving in these trying times. Looking at your own life, are you wondering how you will ever get through the challenges facing you today? Remember one thing: you are not alone in how you are feeling.
When you have a setback or failure, you may consider it a breakdown. But don’t discourage. History has shown that breakdowns are directly correlated to breakthroughs. And the good news is that there is a 6-step process that can help turn the breakdown into a breakthrough.
Below are tools to help you move through and transcend any obstacles.
Imagine having a business where most of your income comes from people you know. That is the dream of many new and seasoned real estate agents. An income-producing referral business is not only possible, it is achievable.
Real estate is an essential business built on relationships, and your database is your gold-mine. By following the suggestions below, you can begin learning the skills to effectively communicate, network and grow your business. The incredible results will be a business that is built on referrals. This means increased revenue and a solid business that is continually expanding. Get ready to start mining. Your road map to success begins here.
Form Simplicity, the only transaction management solution built by real estate pros for real estate pros and still owned 100% by a Realtor Association, makes working remotely easier than ever.
Across the country, agents and brokers are switching to the redesigned version of Form Simplicity as they rapidly adapt to all things digital.
Many are attending Webinars hosted by Technology Training Manager Kaz Cisowski. Kaz reports he has had more people attend Form Simplicity training in the last four months than all of last year. “People are hungry to learn right now,” Kaz says, who has already trained about 7,500 professionals.
As agents and brokers nationwide hone their digital skills in record numbers, most are telling Kaz that the latest version of Form Simplicity is much easier to use. “They tell me that Form Simplicity has become a lot less ‘click-ish,'” pans Kaz, noting that its improved user interface which means fewer clicks for agents to create forms or navigate the program.