Here's a quick video idea that'll resonate with everyone:
Are you a fan of bargain shopping? I sure am! Everyone loves a good deal, no matter their financial status. In fact, even decamillionaires—those with over $10 million in wealth—are big bargain hunters in real estate. So, here's your engaging content for this week:
Start with this:
"Do you love snagging a deal like I do? I'm all about finding amazing bargains. Let me clue you in on how you can score an incredible real estate bargain right now.
As you scan the market, you'll notice two distinct trends. On one hand, homes priced right and in great condition are getting snapped up within weeks.
Then, there's the second category—properties that have lingered because they might have been initially overpriced or needed some TLC. If a property sits for more than 30 days, sellers often start to realize they missed the mark on pricing or...
Did you know that around 40% of business in most markets involves relocation?
This means people are moving within or out of your area due to various factors like jobs, financial changes, or retirement. In today's market, most relocations are motivated by necessity rather than choice.
To tap into this market, let's focus on strategic steps:
First, ask yourself if the term "relocation" appears anywhere in your marketing. If not, add it today: business cards, website, personal flyers—everywhere. Make it an SEO-friendly part of your business model.
Next, think about what your web pages convey about relocation.
Do you offer a downloadable relocation kit or area videos? Here's a top tip: Create a YouTube channel specific to your market. Share videos about the top 10 TripAdvisor-recommended things to do in your area. Link it to your website for engaging content.
Consider where relocators frequent—hotels, RV parks,...
I've got a hypothetical scenario for you:
Imagine a buyer walks in and says, "I want to buy this specific house. We've found it online and want to pay you directly. Convince me why your fee, whether it's 2%, 2.5%, 3%, or whatever you charge, is worth it. What value do you offer beyond finding the house?”
Remember, they've already found it. This is crucial for buyer representation. Let me share some ideas about this, drawn from my experience teaching the Accredited Buyer's Representation (ABR) class for NAR for a decade:
Let me guide you through building value. When working with buyers, start using this language: “You know, finding a house is surprisingly straightforward. My real work begins once we've found the house.”
It's crucial to show that the house hunt isn't the challenge; anyone can do that.
“But what I do is special. Here's what I do: First, I conduct thorough research on the house. I...
I want to highlight three key stats that drive our real estate business:
First, about 80% of our business consistently comes from our sphere of influence, no matter what we do.
Second, an impressive 53% of today's industry transactions are from millennials.
Lastly, a Nielsen report reveals that a significant 92% of consumers trust family and friends over advertising. This underscores the importance of reviews and recommendations.
Now, let's dive into these areas and ask ourselves what we've done in the last six months to strengthen our sphere of influence, boost sales, and expand our reach.
Consider this: In a changing market landscape, where factors like interest rates and conditions influence sales ratios, it's crucial to grow our audience.
If your sphere of influence isn't growing, you might already be experiencing a decline in business due to lack of proactivity.
But it's not just about quantity; quality...
During a crisis, my go-to strategy is digging for details. The more I ask questions and dive in, the better the chances of finding a resolution for all parties involved.
It's about reaching a middle ground, not a perfect solution where everyone feels like a winner. Conflict requires compromise.
So, how do I dig for details? Let me share five or six strategies for engaging in productive conversations.
1. I encourage people to open up to me.
I ask them to elaborate on what's happening and why they feel the way they do. I want to draw out their thoughts and emotions. Sometimes, my goal is to help them release their emotional tension. By talking it out, they become more amenable to reaching a resolution.
2. I clarify by asking for more context.
When things are unclear, I dig deeper. I rephrase questions if necessary. Lawyers excel at this skill.
3. The third approach is normalizing.
I let them know they're not...
In a study of 10,000 sales calls, two different scripts were tested to set appointments with sales professionals.
I'll share those scripts with you, and I want you to think about which one you believe was more effective.
Script one: "I'd love to talk to you about a game-changing idea I just came across."
Script two: "I'd love to get your opinion on something."
Now, which script do you think had a higher success rate? Well, script two, where we asked for their opinion, outperformed the other script by a staggering 700%.
People love giving their opinion. It's irresistible. We see it on social media all the time. So when we use this language in our sales approach, it engages and opens up the conversation.
Try incorporating it when selling homes, talking to buyers, or engaging with sellers.
For example, ask Mr. and Mrs. Buyer, "I've found a few homes that could be a good fit. Can you tell me your opinion? Which...
If you want a fun (and impactful) message to put on through your marketing channels, try something like this:
Hey guys, want a surprising real estate market statistic?
Here it is:
35.2% of sellers are receiving over full price when they close on a transaction.
Despite the talk of a real estate recession, it's a different kind of market. Low inventory due to sellers holding onto their homes with great interest rates has created strong demand. When a house hits the market, sellers are getting incredible activity and many are selling for over asking price.
So, if you or someone you know is thinking about selling, now is the time.
It's actually a great time to sell a home, contrary to what the news media may say. The market is unique and unlike anything we've seen before. Don't let the headlines mislead you.
I'm here to help you navigate this market and discuss any real estate questions or concerns you may have....
Did you know that one in seven US home investors lost money on their investment in March?
While I don't feel too bad for them, it's worth noting that profits are down for flippers and investors in the marketplace. And the reason for this is simple: holding costs are higher, interest rates have increased, and there's less inventory to choose from. So when a property that meets their criteria does come on the market, there's higher competition for it.
But as a REALTOR, you can help investors and be the person they turn to.
Let me share my personal experience:
Twice this week, I had different agents representing buyers call me. Their approach was interesting. They said, "Hey Jim, I noticed you recently purchased some real estate investment property. I have an investor myself who's looking to buy something. Do you have anything that you're holding that you'd be willing to sell now that you've bought some other...
Hey guys, I want to share two real estate opportunities that many agents are overlooking:
The first opportunity is targeting the most likely seller in America - baby boomers aged 45 to 55 who are downsizing or right-sizing their homes.
According to a recent study, 10.4% of all listings will fall under this category.
Now, when these baby boomers downsize, their current homes may need some repairs or upgrades. Many of them may not have the money or the desire to fix them up, and that's where you can come in.
Reach out to these homeowners and ask if they would consider selling their homes without having to do any repairs or upgrades. Let them know that you are working with buyers who are willing to put some sweat equity into the property. This messaging will resonate with many of these sellers who are looking for convenience.
The second opportunity is to capitalize on the decline of iBuyers in the market.
Many iBuyers have gone out of...
As a real estate professional, I often get asked about the biggest demographic group that's currently buying homes.
Well, the answer might surprise you:
In fact, they make up the vast majority of buyers on the market. So, if I want to get these potential buyers off the fence and into homeownership, I need to focus on their motivations, not just on getting more business.
Here are the top three reasons why millennials are buying homes.
1. Millennials want to build equity in their own home instead of building someone else's equity through rent payments.
This is a powerful message that needs to be a part of our marketing campaigns. Have you ever stopped to think that every time you make a rent payment, you're helping someone else build their wealth? What if you could start building wealth for yourself and your family by owning your own home? Homeownership is within everyone's capability, and I can help...
Jim would like to talk to you about your real estate business with a complimentary 30 minute coaching session.
During the call be prepared to discuss - Your goals for the next twelve months. Your time management and priority management strategies. Your willingness to change and adapt to a changing market landscape, and your biggest choke points - what's really holding you back
The road to transformation starts with small steps. Take your first towards a better real estate business today...