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Real Estate Uncensored - Real Estate Sales & Marketing Training Podcast

Get actionable ideas, insight & inspiration to turn your real estate career into a life of freedom. Real Estate Uncensored delivers 3 live shows/wk showing you how to blend the latest high-tech and high-touch prospecting, sales and marketing strategies to grow your real estate business. Featuring interviews with mega agents like Joshua Smith, Jeff Cohn, Brett Tanner, Greg Harrelson, Jeff Latham, Aaron Wittenstein, Marti Hampton and many more. You’ll learn how to make 100+ calls/hr, how to use prospecting systems and scripts to sell 500 homes/yr, how to bring homes to market & actually get them sold, how to run high-tech open houses & much more. Co-hosted by Greg McDaniel, the "Junior Grandmaster" / Bay area Realtor, and Matt Johnson, partner in Elite Real Estate Systems / founder of Pursuing Results, a podcast PR + production firm.
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May 29, 2017

When it comes to database, everyone is microwave mentality minded. How does this approach affect your ability to build a long-term pipeline of leads? How do you work through your database to determine the most important people? What do people get wrong with the ISA role? On this episode we discuss this with Beverly Ruffner, and Gene Volpe also joins us with his weekly tech tip.

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Takeaways + Tactics

The purpose of an ISA is to keep the pipeline full so you start to see results 6-9 months from now.

Multiple forms of communication are key.

A NO usually means NOT YET.

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At the start of the show, we answered a question about how to get low ball buyers to step up, and Beverly said it’s important to tell buyers, “if you want to sleep on it, you won’t sleep in it.” Next, Gene gave us a tech tip, and reminded us of the importance of tech security and using Google Authenticator. Beverly then shared what people are getting wrong when it comes to lining up long-term business. Towards the end of the show, we talked about the importance of multiple forms of communication.

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We also spoke about;

  • How to increase your chances in the follow up
  • How to narrow down your database
  • Why it’s wrong to approach real estate with an instant need
  • How to improve the results of your ISAs

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The biggest problems with ISAs and databases is the leads suck or they cannot be converted. To get what you want out of your database, the first step is getting into communication with the database so you can start qualifying and categorizing people. Send out a mass email and see who you can grab, get in touch, follow up and maintain consistency. Remember, the only way you know what you’re looking for in a grocery store is how everything is categorized.

Guest Bio-

Beverly Ruffner is the CEO/Founder of Balance Business Consulting and real estate team owner licensed in Virginia. Go to https://www.balancebusinessconsulting.com/ for more information.

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Free download Call-to-Action - Click here to download your free PDF, Greg’s Favorite Scripts, featuring scripts for buyer and seller lead follow up, price reduction and objection handler scripts and much more.

May 26, 2017

What challenges are new teams facing when it comes to handling leads? What are agents getting wrong when they reach out to FSBOs? Why is education so necessary for FSBOs? On this episode, we are joined by Tom Miller, who shares on building a team on professionalism and client service, and recruiting the right people.

Takeaways + Tactics

Your 1st year in real estate can actually be easier than your 2nd year because you lost the novelty factor.

The people you're talking to NOW are the people who are going to make a move in the fall.

With FSBO's you have Educate educate educate on how homes are valued.

 

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At the start of the show, Tom shared on his background in banking and how that led to working in residential real estate. Next, he shared on what he looks for in the agents he hires, and the struggle many new teams face when their marketing starts working and leads start flowing in. Towards the end of the show, Tom talked about the importance of managing expectations, and the best strategies for FSBOs.

 

Tom also spoke about;

  • Why the most successful teams have fewer lead ten pillars
  • Building an appraisal contingency plan into the paperwork
  • The conundrum of hiring new people

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When it comes to recruitment and working with people, you need to figure out two important things. Do they want to do the work, and can they do it? For FSBOs, remember to never make the client wrong, because this will make them less willing to work with you. Instead, educate them and improve their understanding. Lead with serving and add real value to the process for you to be the one who gets that listing.

Guest Bio-

Tom works shoulder to shoulder with his clients, their lender and other professionals. He strives to make buying and selling homes as fun and rewarding as possible while achieving the greatest results for his clients. To get in touch email tom@dsmhomes.com.


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May 24, 2017

ADD can actually be an ability and not a disability. What are the positives that come with the condition and how can you leverage them to benefit your business? On this episode we are joined by David Greenwood, who shares on his book Overcoming Distractions, and gives us an insight into ADD through the eyes of an entrepreneur.

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Takeaways + Tactics

The positive side of ADD is creativity.

Stay in your lane: successful people with ADD focus on their strengths and ignore their weaknesses.

Procrastination isn't a time management issue, it's an emotional coping strategy.

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At the start of the show, David shared how he unexpectedly started his career in PR, and why your true calling doesn’t reveal itself immediately. Next, we got into his book, and he shared why and how he wrote it, and the positives of ADD. David also spoke about how we should look at procrastination and why it isn’t always a bad thing. We also shared why the best leaders don’t harp on their people when they don’t get things done.

David also shared on;

  • The PR practices that are most effective
  • Why people need to be everywhere
  • Tactics for turning ADHD into an advantage
  • The book writing and publishing process

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ADD can actually be an advantage to entrepreneurs. It allows for greater creativity and the chance to hone in on your strengths, and build a business on what you really like. In marketing, people with ADD can benefit from putting out content that suits their personality and attracts people like them. The keys to overcoming the distractions are routine, time management, getting enough sleep, exercising and when things go wrong - focus on fixing the system, not feeling bad about not getting things done.

Guest Bio-

David is a PR expert, speaker and author the of Overcoming Distractions. He had the honor of gaining a vast amount of communications experience from serving as director of communications for Special Olympics Massachusetts. In his first year, he helped the organization gain more television news spots and positive press coverage then they had seen in years. David has been in front of more TV cameras and microphones than most communications professionals see in an entire career and he take that experience to each client. Go to overcomingdistractions.com for more information.


Free download Call-to-Action - Click here to download your free PDF, Greg’s Favorite Scripts, featuring scripts for buyer and seller lead follow up, price reduction and objection handler scripts and much more.

May 23, 2017

There are so many limiting beliefs in real estate about high end and luxury. What can you do to get that first luxury listing? How do you make sure you’re providing value every step of the way? On this episode, we talk to Michael LaFido, who shares on taking baby steps towards increasing your selling price, how to position a home and get it sold, as well as building a luxury real estate network.

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Takeaways + Tactics

If you’re starting out from nowhere, leverage your brand and leverage your company because you don’t have the track record.

High end is twice the market average value and luxury is three times the market average value.

You don’t get paid to list them, you get paid to sell them.

Market research is the bad guy.

 

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At the start of the show, Gene Volpe shared his social media tips of the week, including Crowdfire, and the integrated Facebook business inbox. Michael shared on taking baby steps towards increasing your selling price, and how to get over your own limiting mindset. We also talked about why market research is the bad guy, and towards the end of the show we talked about the principle of slight edge.

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Michael also shared insights on;

  • The limiting beliefs people have about high end and luxury real estate
  • The importance of overcoming objections
  • How to build a luxury real estate network
  • How to make yourself a marketing authority

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To succeed in luxury real estate, you have to have your own unique selling proposition of what makes you different. You have to bring so much value that you’re positioning yourself as an authority. It’s your job to position a home and get it sold. Show people that you care, and build rapport. Give so much value, they’d be an idiot to hire someone else.

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Guest Bio-

Over the past fifteen years, Michael and his team developed a method that takes a more comprehensive, proactive approach to marketing a home.  Every property is assessed with the homeowner, and a customizable blueprint to position the home in front of more buyers and brokers is created.  Our goal is to create massive exposure and press both online and offline to targeted both buyers, brokers, and influencers worldwide. Michael’s a best selling author and his marketing has been featured worldwide.  He is the founder of the nationally recognized “Verified House” Program for home sellers.  He is a leading authority in the real estate field and is highly sought after as a national speaker. Go to luxurylistingspecialist.com or email micheal@marketingluxurygroup.com.

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May 18, 2017

A lot of people think that growth is about getting bigger, but it’s also about getting better. How do you hire high drive people without training your competition? How do leaders stop themselves from losing touch with their people? What are the things an organization needs to succeed? On this episode, Marcus Davis shares on increasing efficiency and driving automation.

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Takeaways + Tactics

A company needs structure and process and accountability to succeed.

There were 3200 private mortgage brokers before the meltdown, now there are about 800.

Build a relationship where you’re adding value to your partner’s business versus just getting money.

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At the start of the show, Marcus shared on his organization and the power of increasing efficiency and driving automation. He talked about how the private brokerage landscape has changed since the market crash, and the importance of structure, process and accountability. Towards the end of the show, we discussed the greatness tracker and why everybody needs to have a boss.

Marcus also shared insights on;

  • How to hire driven people without training your competition
  • Why relationships have a lot to do with adding value
  • How not to lose touch with your people as a leader
  • Why companies need to know why they exist

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Sales is really a mathematical equation, and about your grit and willingness to surrender to that process week in, week out. A high functioning company needs to have the structure, process and accountability, without these pieces it can’t succeed. Increasing efficiency and accountability allows you to grow better not just bigger. The playbook starts with a major question, as an organization, why do we exist?

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Guest Bio-

Marcus is the VP of Sales at Summit Funding. Go to http://summitfunding.net/ for more information.

May 15, 2017

Do you know what the perfect follow up plan is? Do you know how to react when someone you don’t know asks for a viewing? Just how important is positive thinking and visualization in your real estate career? In this episode we answer these questions and more as we impart expert real estate knowledge..

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Takeaways + Tactics

It’s important to visualize success and go over scenarios in your head with role playing so that when it comes to the crunch you will be ready.

Follow up with people by using postcards and phone calls over the first 8 weeks, it will take that long to put you in their mind.

Gifts can be great in follow ups and listing presentations, but try and personalize it to the person by doing some research on their interests on their Facebook or LinkedIn page.

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We began this episode by answering a question about how to deal with a client who may be annoyed if you sell their house straight away and accuse you of making easy money on them. Next, we discussed how to act when someone has asked for a cold showing and the importance of taking a partner with you if you do not feel comfortable going to the house alone with a client you have never met. Later in the episode we spoke about the perfect follow up plan and compared approaches. We finished up the episode by talking about the importance of positive thinking, visualisation and role playing and how these things can help you in your real estate career.

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We also discussed;

  • The pros and cons of meeting someone at the office or at the property.
  • The Corefact Real Estate tool.
  • The importance of offering something of value in exchange for an email address.
  • Video messaging on Facebook Messenger.

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You can use visualization and role playing to increase your chances of being a successful real estate agent. Role playing is 90% mental, 8% physical and 2% logistical, so if you can conquer the mental side of it and start having authentic arguments with yourself then you will be much better prepared for the real thing. You need to put your ego aside and accept criticism as that is the only way that you will truly grow as a person and as an agent. You must stop worrying about everything going positively as struggles and failure are all part of the natural course to success.

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Free download Call-to-Action - Click here to download your free PDF, Greg’s Favorite Scripts, featuring scripts for buyer and seller lead follow up, price reduction and objection handler scripts and much more.

May 12, 2017

How do you leverage your assets to give value and solve problems? Why is it so important to out-educate your prospects? How do you maximize your seller lead generation? On this episode, we’re joined by Sterling White, who shares on his work as a real estate investor and Gene Volpe also pops in with his weekly social media tip.

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Takeaways + Tactics

You always want to out-educate your clients and prospects.

Don’t count Twitter out yet, the platform is due to make some big developments in the live video space.

When door knocking, try presenting yourself with your back to the prospect then turning to face them to put them at ease.

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At the start of the show Gene Volpe shared his social media tip of the week, and why you shouldn’t count Twitter out. Next we talked about the importance of creating good marketing  content that educates your clients. Sterling shared on the work of his company, Holdfolio, as well as how he contacts and communicates with potential clients. Towards the end of the show, he shared how people can partner with his company, and the importance of hiring the right people.

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Sterling also shared insights on;

  • How he produces content
  • How he has conversations with sellers
  • How he creates a pipeline of deals
  • The toughest part of building a team

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To build relationships that are mutually beneficial and truly effective, lead with value first, and create content that really makes a difference. The benefit of this is the results will always drive traffic back to your organization, and make you look great. Your prospecting should be condensed, niched and well-researched prior to you taking the time to door knock or call. Strengthen this by hiring smart, high-quality individuals to take things off your plate so you can focus on maximizing.

Guest Bio-

Sterling White is a Real Estate Investor, Developer and Philanthropist. He has been involved in the real estate market for numerous years, and has seen the many opportunities it can hold for astute investors. Email him sterling@holdfolio.com, or find him on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sterling.t.white or follow him on Instagram @sterlingwhite_.


Free download Call-to-Action - Click here to download your free PDF, Greg’s Favorite Scripts, featuring scripts for buyer and seller lead follow up, price reduction and objection handler scripts and much more.

May 11, 2017

Real estate is a very simple business but it’s not easy. Why is it so important to self-generate your own business? How do you make your clients feel unbelievably cared for? What attitude should you have towards debt? On this episode we are joined by Michael Young, who shares his strategy, tactics and the practices that have helped him succeed in the real estate game.

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Takeaways + Tactics

The complication for agents comes from running away from the simple but difficult things.

Your goals have to be bigger than your challenges.

If you can’t learn about debt when you first start, then you’ll never learn about it.

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 At the start of the show, Michael shared on his career, and the importance of showing people that you care. He also shared on the difficulties of real estate businesses, and how to overcome them. He also shared on how he approaches property investment, and how to get the engine for that going. Towards the end of the show, we discussed how ego gets in the way of self-improvement.

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Michael also shared on;

  • Self-generating the business you want
  • Balancing investment with your real estate business
  • Why it’s a major mistake not to use debt right now
  • The power of learning from the best

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What you do in private is what will get you the accolades in public later. This applies to the real estate business, which is simple but not easy. If you want to succeed, your goals have to be bigger than you challenges, and you should check your ego and allow yourself to learn from the success and intelligence of people are ahead in the game. Remember if you don’t want to tolerate, you have to self-generate your business.

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Guest Bio-

Michael is the founder of Princeton Pacific Properties. They provide excellent client service, in-depth knowledge of the ever changing California Real Estate market, and the experience of thousands of completed transactions. Go to princetonpacificproperties.com for more information or email michael@princetonpacific.com.


Free download Call-to-Action - Click here to download your free PDF, Greg’s Favorite Scripts, featuring scripts for buyer and seller lead follow up, price reduction and objection handler scripts and much more.

May 10, 2017

Working on leads takes time, effort, money and resources. If you’re looking for business right now, how can you make sure you’re focusing on the right kinds of leads? Why do you have to be careful with online leads? What is the mindset we should have when it comes to looking for solutions? On this episode, we discuss our upcoming course and answer questions on lead generation.

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Takeaways + Tactics

A lead is a respondent to some form of advertising put out.

Just because it’s an online lead, doesn’t mean it’s piping hot.

If you’re going to pay for online leads you have to be willing to respond quickly.

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At the start of the show, we answered how to handle the “I want to sell by myself” objection and why Facebook advertising is good for generating leads. We also defined a lead, and explained why we should see a lead as a respondent. We also talked about the huge mistake people make with online leads and why you should avoid open listings. Towards the end of the show, we discussed lessons learned from the book Psycho-Cybernetics.

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We also shared on;

  • Why you need to categorize your leads
  • How to ask for what you want
  • How to solve the problem of not feeling like you have credibility
  • Why you need to get into action

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Unless there’s a targeted lead or an existing relationship, you can not do cold outbound prospecting of any kind and expect to get deals now. Remember the process of getting business is lead, suspect, prospect, active client, closed client. Be careful with online leads, unless you are able to respond as soon as possible - you’ll be wasting money. Categorize your leads, and make sure you’re putting the right amount of value to the right kinds of leads. Stop being attracted to outcomes so you can work harder. Remember everything is "figure"-outable!

 
Free download Call-to-Action - Click here to download your free PDF, Greg’s Favorite Scripts, featuring scripts for buyer and seller lead follow up, price reduction and objection handler scripts and much more.

May 8, 2017

Business owners get bogged down by the wrong things and miss out on cultivating relationships. How do you generate leads and referrals intentionally? How do you stop booty calling your database and actually treat them like they matter? Why is vision the first part of getting intentional? On this episode, Andy Scherer is back to give us more value from his coaching experiences.

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Takeaways + Tactics

Work FSBO's as buyer leads, then if they don't sell, you're the natural choice to list the home.

Call your database on a monthly basis to help THEM be lead generators for you.

Run quarterly events for your A past clients - those most likely to refer you.

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At the start of the show, Gene Volpe shared a new tool for Facebook Live, the live contributor function, and how you can use it to drive traffic and reach more people. We talked about how to generate 2-3 referral leads from your clients, and how to cultivate a fanbase that can do that. Andy also shared how agents get caught up with the wrong stuff and how that affects their ability to cultivate relationships.

Andy also shared on;

  • The power of being aware of what’s going on in your business
  • Business intentionality
  • The importance of starting with vision

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Business intentionality is all about running a business that isn’t haphazard. It’s about having a strategy, measuring and making adjustments as you go along. Be aware of what’s going on in your business, get internal about systems and strategies and cultivate a fanbase that can generate leads for you. Start with vision, understand the promise you’re actually setting in front of yourself, and put daily action towards moving the needle towards who you want to be.  

Guest Bio-

Andy is a loan officer and marketing director at Approved Mortgage group, and a real estate coach at Pillar 9 Coaching. As leader and change agent, he has been able to successfully implement communication strategies, operations management, social program design, marketing integration, community collaborations, and engagement initiatives. Get in touch andy@pillar9coaching.com, call 203.257.5279 or find him on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ascherer83.


Free download Call-to-Action - Click here to download your free PDF, Greg’s Favorite Scripts, featuring scripts for buyer and seller lead follow up, price reduction and objection handler scripts and much more.

May 5, 2017

When there are multiple operating systems in a business, all heck breaks loose. How can everyone get on one page and have core values to always refer back to? How can entrepreneurs position themselves for scalability? How can you get the best out of the visionary-integrator relationship? On this episode, Mike Paton is here to talk about achieving traction, EOS and the mindset you need to succeed.

Takeaways + Tactics

A strategic plan needs discipline, accountability and clarity of leadership.

When you have a 20 person company, you can’t have 19 people that never need management.

If you trust your integrator to execute on the vision, you have to give them the authority to make the decision when you don’t agree.

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At the start of the show, Mike shared on EOS and how it helps people get traction and map out the day-to-day of the business. He also talked about the new book, Get a Grip and how it helps people achieve simplicity and clarity. We also discussed how the lack of emotional intelligence affects how people handle disagreements in business, and why it’s good to be the person asking all the questions.

Mike also shared insights on;

  • The visionary vs. integrator dynamic
  • The power of having core values to refer back to
  • Why agreeing to disagree can kill your business

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There are 6 key components that a company is built on; vision, people, data, issues, process, and traction. The right system won’t be another weight on your business - it will bring simplicity and clarity, which allows for discipline and accountability. To keep everyone on the same page, core values are the necessary glue that binds everyone together. As a leader, be willing to be the quivering mass of flesh who asks all the questions.

 

Guest Bio-

Mike has spent a lifetime learning from and sharing with entrepreneurs.  The product of an entrepreneurial household, Paton cut his teeth in banking before running (or helping run) four small, growing companies.  For the last eight years, he’s been helping entrepreneurs clarify, simplify and achieve their vision by mastering the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS). Visit eosworldwide.com for more information.


Free download - Click here to download your free PDF, Greg’s Favorite Scripts, featuring scripts for buyer and seller lead follow up, price reduction and objection handler scripts and much more.

May 3, 2017

People expect immediate wins when it comes lead generation. Why is this the wrong approach? What is the right method of lead generation for you? Why is it so important to monetize the no’s? What’s hard and what’s easy when it comes to generating leads? On this episode, we talk about this in detail.

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Takeaways + Tactics

If you want to get to know the neighborhoods, do some door-knocking because people will get to know you, and you’ll know the neighborhood intimately.

You will fail on a call 97% of the time, just be okay with it.

If you want expired leads to be easier, come in with the right approach and a value add.

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At the start of the show, we talked about how a personal connection can help you get listings, and how to monitor the quality of what you’re putting in your funnel. We also discussed how Bryan Casella grew his YouTube channel by sharing other aspects of his life. We also spoke about the importance of transparency, why relationships are important, and putting the work into figuring out what’s valuable.

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We also shared insights on;

  • Why pop-bys and door knocks are better than calls
  • Monetizing the no’s and hanging onto them
  • Learning to ask for what you want
  • The right approach for expired leads

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When it comes to lead generation, what’s easy and what’s hard is all relative according to your comfort zones, database and expertise. It’s also possible to turn whatever you consider hard into something easy by just hanging in there, and not taking the negative as it is. What makes people fail with lead gen is looking at an immediate no as failure. If you monetize the no’s - you set yourself up for a relationship that will become fruitful in future.

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Free download Call-to-Action - Click here to download your free PDF, Greg’s Favorite Scripts, featuring scripts for buyer and seller lead follow up, price reduction and objection handler scripts and much more.

May 1, 2017

It’s so easy to drown in the market and tactics of marketing. How do you put your focus on the right thing and overcome the difficulty of marketing execution? How can you refine your Facebook ads to your advantage? On this clip, Gene Volpe joins us as we discuss Facebook marketing, geofencing, and knowing who to go after.

 

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Takeaways + Tactics

People make the mistake of obsessing with the tools to get a message out, without knowing what to say or who to say it to.

Your best lead source are people who already like you, know you, and trust you.

When it comes to online buyer leads and you don’t respond in minutes the leads exponentially decrease in value.

Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better.

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At the start of the show, Gene talked about creating multiple streams of content, and how you can use Facebook to see how much your ads are costing you. We also shared on how people get the market, medium and message triangle wrong. Next, we talked about the importance of coming from a place of ascension and not aversion. Towards the end, we talked about future marketing trends and geofencing, Pinterest, as well as the four agreements of following up on a home value lead.

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We also shared insights;

  • How Facebook cares about relevant ads
  • How people stay in their comfort zones
  • If you should get pre-qualification or pre-approval
  • Who the best lead source is

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It’s so easy to get distracted by the medium, but the bottom line is human nature, and truly knowing who your person is. Who are you talking about and what message do you have to put in front of them that’s going to be compelling? It’s critically important to know who you’re going after and how they will use the technology, so you overcome the hard mental thought of the marketing tactic. Remember it’s not where the leads are from, it’s who they are. For success, take inventory of yourself and ask if you’re averting or ascending. If you ascend you gain your freedom!

Free download Call-to-Action - Click here to download your free PDF, Greg’s Favorite Scripts, featuring scripts for buyer and seller lead follow up, price reduction and objection handler scripts and much more. 

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