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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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Jun 27, 2017

Getting free money just for owning your house sounds like a dream for any homeowner. How is this model sustainable? Does it benefit real estate agents at all? And how are co-investment partners similar to your rich uncle that you only see at Thanksgiving? Brian Elbogen, this week's guest of Unison fame, will discuss all of this and more.

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Takeaways + Tactics

Use a co-investment partner like Unison to help your buyers make better offers or buy a better home without raising their monthly payment.

Working with a co-investor is like having a rich uncle who doesn't make it awkward at Thanksgiving.

Monetize the 98% of people you meet who aren't ready to make a move by offering info on co-investing for existing homeowners.

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In the beginning of this episode, we discussed Brian's idea and model of Unison, and how it can target specific groups of home buyers (such as young families) and help them get their dream property. Gene Volpe also offered a tip on Facebook marketing, encouraging agents to be creative and proactive with it. Brian also mentioned that agents can get in touch with them directly to see what they can gain from a potential partnership with Unison.

We also discussed;

  • The most common scenarios of buyers/owners needing to use Unison's services
  • How Unison made things more comfortable for clients during the market crash
  • Why homeowners are the best partners
  • How co-investment companies can get involved with rental properties
  • Partnerships with brokers and other loan agencies
  • The secret to Unison's good content marketing

 

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One of the many secrets to success is innovation. A lot of profit often comes from a simple trial and error method and when you find your big thing, then you can utilize it to its full potential. Perhaps co-investment will be the big thing for some of you. It gives you the confidence and reassurance that you are offering a good, reliable service to customers, which not only increases your rapport and creates a valuable agent-client relationship, but it can also earn you a good profit on top of your commission. Additionally, it can also help you capitalize on the no-sellers, who might still want to make some profit from their home ownership. Either way, a key point is to be open to new opportunities, as this will help you foster an innovative, receptive mindset, which in turn will guarantee success for your business.

 Guest Bio-

 Brian Elbogen is the Managing Director of Unison: a next generation ownership investment company. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Unison offers the one-of-a-kind HomeBuyer and HomeOwner programmes that can benefit not only clients but also real estate agents themselves. Uniquely for its business model, Unison shares its partnership with clients and looks to provide them with the financial stability that they might need in life. Find out more about Brian's work and Unison's mission at http://unison.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.

Jun 26, 2017

Homeownership with under-35s is at an all-time low. How do we tackle this as real estate agents? Can we specifically target the millennial demographic and entice them into purchasing their own home? And how can Yelp become one of the main tools in a real estate agent's arsenal? All this and more in this week's episode with Realtor magazine's 30 Under 30 finalist Anthony Manzon.

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Takeaways + Tactics

Get reviews on Yelp and Google + with parties, raffles and other giveaways, including from anyone you come in contact with in real estate.

To succeed in this business, you have to be in the ZONE, do whatever it takes to put and keep yourself in that zone.

Deals are going to happen with or without you - the goal of lead generation is to put yourself at the intersection when those deals are going to happen.

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We started off with talking about the difficult clients you can encounter. Anthony said - and we agreed - that those will always happen, so as professionals we need to be aware when a real estate agent client and an agent aren't a good fit. Then Anthony shared his methods for lead generation, including his favorite - open houses. Towards the end, we talked about Anthony's best strategies to stay focused as well as the structure of his team and the secret to their success.

Anthony also talked about; 

  • How a clever, good script can make you successful
  • The best way to start up your career and up-sell yourself - even if you haven't done any business
  • Strategies about getting those five star Yelp reviews
  • Best practice relating to FSBOs
  • Why having a problem solver on your team can be the best

 

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When you're in a business as competitive as real estate, it's imperative to stay afloat by utilizing all the tools you have. Yelp and Google+ are both free and are an essential part of real estate knowledge - use them to their full potential to increase your capital as much as possible. Additionally, working in a good, reliable team is essential for a good agent. Finding people whose skills can help you along the way is invaluable; so make sure to foster those important relationships. Most importantly, stay focused on your goal and know your target market.

 Guest Bio-

 Anthony Manzon is the founder and owner of Team Manzon, based in Chula Vista, CA, along with his wife, Regina. Their main goal is to provide an exceptional service to customers from all of walks of life. Anthony himself has over years of real estate experience and he was also featured in Realtor magazine's 30 Under 30. Team Manzon's main demographic are families in the SouthBay area. They also focus on the millennial generation. Anthony himself was a professional break-dancer before real estate - and still sometimes entertains clients with his skills. Find out more about Team Manzon on http://teammanzon.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.

Jun 25, 2017

Working in real estate is a constant learning curve. What's the difference between an objection and a condition of a sale? What are the best tips that'll help you deal with that one really tough buyer and still make a sale? Should complete domination be our end goal? These were the questions you had - so we answer these and many more in this week's live Q&A.

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Takeaways + Tactics

A good, relatable story creates trust and is a surefire way to grab people's attention.

Don't overdo scripting over the phone - be yourself.

Identify your niche in the market and dominate it with supreme quality spreading yourself too thin.

 

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First, we answered a question about the importance of being proactive with your seller and the strengths you can gain with good objection handling. We pinpointed the difference between an objection and a condition and why it's important to have achievable goals of what you can change in a good deal. Then we discussed the importance of the personal touch and making a sale relatable. This led to a discussion about the use of language in sales, and why going off-script can be beneficial. Towards the end, we gave recommendations for some more resources to listen to.

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Other things we discussed in the episode were;

  • Some good advice for a first FSBO listing appointment
  • What a real estate coach can really do for you
  • Battling discount broker competition and making sure you give enough quality
  • Circle prospecting systems, particularly MoJo and Z-Buyer
  • How to make sure you're the number 1 real estate agent in your niche

 

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Staying on top of the real estate market requires a lot of skills, and most of the time it's a lifelong process of learning. Clients expect you to have all the information they need readily on hand - and you might, but you need to also remember that they don't know what you know. Capitalizing on your knowledge and focusing on the one key area where you can truly shine is the way to success. If you have big ideas, you need to follow them up with a lot of hard work, however it will all pay off once you've got successful sales under your belt.

 

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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.

Jun 23, 2017

Many agents pass up on lucrative wholesale deals almost every day of their careers. What are they missing in order to capitalize on those deals? What tools need to be taken into account when branching out as an investor? What are the benefits of being versatile in real estate? These and many more questions are answered in this week's episode with Tom Cafarella, who shares the secrets to his success.

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Takeaways + Tactics

Keep a big database of potential sales.

Only 1 out of 10 people sell at a discount - know what to do when you meet a discount seller and capitalize on it.

Always take advice with a grain of salt.

 

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At the start of the show, Tom shared how the integration of virtual ISAs has helped his company hit upwards of 600 - 800 calls a day, and how this has increased their cold calling efficiency. Next, we got a brief tip from Gene Volpe regarding Feedly - a content aggregator from common news sites and RSS feeds, which can be utilized to generate engagement with content. Afterwards, Tom shared his experience with wholesaling and his experience with real estate agents' reluctance to take on investing. He also touched on why agents shouldn't take rejections personally and staying focused on the long-term goal. Towards the end he shared his tips on effectively using databases to get sales in the future.

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Tom also discussed;

  •   His ideas about the Real Estate Mogul podcast
  •   Why agents need to be versatile and consider branching out
  •   How to reach prospective sellers
  •   The role of emotions in real estate marketing
  •   Factors to take into account before deciding to invest in a property

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Staying afloat in the real estate business requires constant innovation and self-motivation to do better every day. Sellers will expect you to know what's best for them - and you need to combine that knowledge with what's best for you as an agent. Don't miss on opportunities for self-development that could give your business a real boost. Part of real estate is about the technology you use in your marketing, but an even bigger part is the constant strive to do better and reach the maximum limits of your potential.

 

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Guest Bio-

Tom Cafarella is the owner Ocean City Development that purchases, renovates, and resells properties in the Boston, Massachusetts area. If you have a property, then Ocean City Development may be interested in it - whether it's a small family house or a 10 unit property. Tom knew he wanted to be in real estate from a very young age and although he has been discouraged a few times down the road, he has now achieved his goal, working with Ocean City Development and buying over 50 properties a year. His work philosophy boils down to: People who like what they do do it better. Read more at http://tomcafarella.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.

Jun 22, 2017

Fulfillment, passion and joy are missing from our business planning. How do these things affect our success over time? Why is sleep the key to the answers we’re really looking for? Why is it important to ramp down to bed? On this episode, James Colburn shares how he turned his life around and found fulfillment in his life and business. He also shares on why sleep is so important to us getting better!

Takeaways + Tactics

YOU are already enough - you don't need to chase “enough-ness".

Freedom happens because you create structure, which builds habits, and those habits create freedom.

Real estate is as simple as talking to people and listening for CHANGE - and social media is a dream scenario for listening for change in people's lives.

 

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At the start of the show, James shared the journey he took to finding fulfillment, passion and joy in his business. Next, we talked about the importance of knowing what a million dollar would look like, and we also shared on the importance of knowing that you are enough. Towards the end of the show, we talked about the importance of having a set start to the day.

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James also shared on;

  • Why it’s wrong to use fear as your fuel
  • Why freedom actually comes from structure
  • The science of sleep and what we can learn from Einstein
  • How you access miracles

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Too often we get lost in the next transaction, and the next deal that we forget about what truly matters. We actually owe it to ourselves to put fulfillment first, and ask the questions that set us up for a successful future. Freedom happens because you create habits, and those habits over time, become things you don’t even have to think about. It’s important to build a life that fulfills you internally. Ask yourself questions at the end of the day, and in the morning, listen for your answer and it will be delivered to you.

 

Guest Bio-

James’s core commitment is to human potential. This driving force compelled him to write RESUCCEED. For James, he believes the purpose of life has all to do with avoiding the trap of survival success which offers little to no fulfillment, passion, and joy in life. James challenge a life of a purpose where we are moved to contribute beyond ourselves, to fully show up in our lives, and fully integrate our talents and skills with our purpose, our meaning, and what brings us joy. With over two decades of executive and entrepreneurial experience including nonprofit leadership and oversight, real estate investments, for profit and nonprofit marketing design and implementation and business development consulting, James offers a unique and refreshing approach to his work and all of our potential. His direct approach is centered in the practical and approachable for every day, already successful but real people looking for that edge, that area of improvement that dispels the myth that you have to sit alone on a mountaintop for 20 years to attain a life with purpose, fulfillment and joy. Go to http://www.jamescolburn.net/ 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.

Jun 12, 2017

Real estate agents are notoriously bad negotiators. How can you overcome this, and bring value to clients so they want to hire you? How do you use negotiation skills to become their agent for life? How can you pitch yourself as a solo agent or a new agent? On this episode, we are joined by the always engaging Glenn Twiddle, who brings us a lot of value!

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Takeaways + Tactics

People hire us to absorb hassle and be there through the emotional process of buying a house.

When you tell people what you offer, quantifying the hard work and your availability makes your pitch more effective.

Handle the, “I want a flat-fee broker” objection by asking them to give you the opportunity to earn your full fee.

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At the start of the show, we talked about handling the objection of someone telling you they want a flat-fee broker. Glenn provided a great script, and he shared on the importance of overwhelming them with value and communication. Next, we talked about the advantages being a newer agent offers, and towards the end of the show, Glenn shared on the people he has coached.

We also spoke about;

  • How to quantify your hard work and availability
  • How to generate referrals before you even sell the client’s house
  • The importance of absorbing hassle

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The bottom line in real estate is, people want availability. They want someone who can be there for them through a very important time in their life. When you’re a newer agent, availability is one thing you really have going for you, so leverage it. Quantify how dedicated and available you can be. The goal is to overwhelm them with value because there’s no such thing as over-communication. When you bring value, you won’t get as much push back in the form of objections.  

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Guest Bio

Glenn’s history includes being a Real Estate Agent, Sales Manager, Sales Trainer, Real Estate Principal and Business owner, and Clinical Hypnotherapist. He started as a Salesperson and quickly became a number 1 salesperson in the competitive inner city Brisbane apartment market.  Glenn has trained and mentored thousands of real estate agents in his capacity as a Sales Trainer for the Real Estate Institute of Qld (REIQ), Coldwell Banker, the number one real estate franchise in the WORLD, Brisbane Apartment Sales, Alto Real Estate, Ray White Centre for Excellence, LJ Hooker, Richardson and Wrench and many others. Go to http://www.glenntwiddle.com.au/ 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.

Jun 10, 2017

New technologies may have taken over real estate, but the relationships, problems and objections are the same. How do you go from getting a listing to gaining a forever client? What are the ways you can set expectations when you start the relationship? How do you handle a seller who isn’t budging even though the price is wrong? On this episode, we are joined by real estate rockstars Melinda Estridge and Daniel Schuler.

Takeaways + Tactics

When sellers offer too much resistance tell them, “you’re still the highest bidder for your own home.”

As soon as you hit a wall or an objection, you need to go into question mode.

Write down every single thing you do, and then make a system so nothing goes through the cracks.

 

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At the start of the show, Gene shared his tip of the week which was SIC codes, and then Melinda and Daniel shared on the importance of narrowing down your lead gen pillars. Next, we talked about the importance of face to face interaction, why you need to get into question mode when you get an objection, and why you need to write down every problem and how you solved it. Towards the end of the show, we discussed why it’s important for agents to be willing to let the deal go.

Melinda and Daniel also spoke about;

  • How to get out of judgment and into curiosity
  • How old school methods can actually be new school
  • Time and energy vampires and why you need to avoid them

 What makes a deal successful is the agent’s ability to set expectations from the start. Your goal is to make the people you work with forever clients, and that means being valuable and being of service. If there’s anything old school that transcends the test of time, it’s the face to face interaction that builds trust and believability. Make sure you don’t sign on with clients that will be time and energy vampires. If it’s overpriced, if they don’t want to stage, if they want to give a 30-day listing, if they are arguing about commission, and they have no motivation, ask yourself if you really want that listing.

 Guest Bio-

 Melinda Estridge has always been passionate about helping others achieve their goals. Just a little over 30 years ago that same passion led her to pursue the practice of real estate. Working tirelessly to assist buyers in finding their dream homes – and in helping homeowners sell their properties for top dollar, Melinda has quickly risen in the ranks to become one of the top REALTORS® not only in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area - but nationwide as well. To get in touch, send an email to info@estridgegroup.com or call 301.657.9700.

 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.

Jun 9, 2017

Many agents show up to work and do everything but work. How does that get in the way of getting the results you want in your business? How do you counter this mindset with self-leadership? How can you maximize your prospecting time? On this episode, Michael Hellickson joins us to answer these questions and share his successful methods.

 Takeaways + Tactics

 You’re more efficient and effective when you take breaks.

 If you don’t have an assistant, you are one.

 Treat agents in the industry like you treat clients.

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 At the start of the show, Michael shared the importance of being available for your family, and why rest makes you more efficient at the work you do. Next we talked about the importance of actually doing work when you show up to the office, and Michael shared the lesson he learned about treating agents well. Towards the end of the show he shared on why you need an assistant.

 Michael also spoke about;

  • How he managed to do 8-10 listing appointments a day
  • Why teams provide the best environment
  • The right people to take advice from

This is a voice to voice, face to face business. You have to be prepared to get in front of people and work to be effective at prospecting. Staying on track requires self-leadership, and a good system that not only tracks your database, but also segments it. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t take ridiculously powerful technology to make a ridiculous amount of money. You just need to have systems and people in place to make you more hyper-efficient not more hyperactive.

Guest Bio-

CEO Michael Hellickson's Club Wealth® Coaching and Consulting, an Executive Business Consulting Firm that offers coaching and training to business owners worldwide. In select scenarios, Michael also invests in and partners with profitable companies looking to take their business to the next level. Michael has been a leader in the real estate industry, where he built a multi-million dollar business as a real estate agent, eventually becoming the Nations #1 real estate agent. During his career, Hellickson has spoken to and coached thousands of students and organizations nationwide. Go to clubwealth.com for more information.

Jun 6, 2017

How do you handle a person who tells you you’re too young or inexperienced? How do you improve your list building and actually make it easier for people to give you their email addresses? On this episode, Gene Volpe joins us to talk about the most common objections and how to overcome them.

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Takeaways + Tactics

Listing building: create a lead magnet strong enough to capture people’s information.

FSBOs are never going to like you, they’re trying to avoid you in the first place.

If you’re new, partner with someone who has the seniority you’re looking for.

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At the start of the show, we talked about handling objections about being too young or inexperienced. We also talked about the importance of confidence, and how to deal with FSBOs. We also answered questions about people who have family or friends who are in real estate, and why it’s important to add value.

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We also spoke about;

  • Improving your list building
  • Why it’s important to know your market
  • How to deal with someone who isn’t ready to move

The art of handling objections comes down to how quickly you can think on your feet, and turn the objection into a chance for you to really bring value to people. It’s all about being confident in that unique thing that you bring to the table, whatever makes you stand out is something you can leverage. It’s all about the value-adds and leave-behinds.

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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.

Jun 5, 2017

A lot of things in real estate have changed and marketing is one of them. How does this relate to how agents generate seller leads? Why is it so necessary to get over the fear of knocking on doors? How do you get in front of people consistently? On this episode, we are joined by Matt Lamont, who shares some great industry knowledge, data and tips.

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Takeaways + Tactics

You have to market your business, word of mouth is not enough.

A lot of things in prospecting have a lot to do with fear.

87% of FSBOs end up failing.

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At the start of the show, we answered a question on creating a great packet for a FSBO, and Matt Lamont told us the most important thing is to be an advisory asset. He also talked about the power of getting over fear, and why success has a lot to do with knocking on doors and seeing people face to face. Towards the end of the show, Matt shared how agents can start using their system.

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Matt also spoke about

  • Why marketing is all about repetition
  • Data and how to use it
  • Why word of mouth isn’t enough

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Successful marketing is all about repetition, and people seeing you more than once. When it comes to getting listings, it’s very important to lose the fear of knocking on doors and getting in front of people. The most effective system is a combination of direct mail and door knocking. If you want to invest in Benutech, put 6 months worth of savings away for mailers so you can be consistent without running out of money.  If you get over your fear and become an advisory asset for people, you can not only generate leads, you can actually convert them at a high level.

 

Guest Bio-

Matt is in the real estate data industry specializing in finding people motivated by a life changing event that would cause them to sell their home. Benutech makes tools like Rebogateway and Titletoolbox that helps people in the real estate industry target their marketing more effectively. He currently heads up creating strategic partnerships in the real estate space. Go to golistyourself.net to learn more about his work.

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.

Jun 2, 2017

Agents constantly want to buy more leads, even though they aren’t converting the ones they already have. What is the maximum number of leads an agent can handle and get the most out of? What is swarm marketing and how does it work? On this episode, Buddy Blake joins us for a high-level conversation about relationships, succession plans, and getting the most out of leads.

Takeaways + Tactics

Real estate agents get their skill sets and paychecks confused.

Taking an ISA or assistant, the least paid person and putting them in the most important port of contact is a mistake.

When you leave a team, no matter who you are, you are going to go down before you come up.

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At the start of the show, Buddy shared how he got started, and the mistakes agents make. We also talked about the power of impression points and how to use swarm marketing to hit people from multiple angles. Buddy also talked about the succession plan when someone leaves a team, and why cutting down on leads can make people more productive.

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We also spoke about;

  • How many leads agents should really have
  • The power of scaling up relationships
  • How you learn more though relationships
  • Why you can’t be a good listing agent till you’re a good buyer’s agent

Swarm marketing is all about creating multiple impression points and communicating with them the way they came in. If you’re looking at scaling, scale the relationship first, then look at scaling by adding leverage and automation. The role of first contact with the lead is a very important one, and it should be taken on by someone who brings the most value. The thing that will always be the most effective is the relationship.

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Guest Bio-

Buddy Blake represents the region's finest properties with exceptional skill using the most innovative technologies currently available. Buddy Blake offers ultimate privacy and security, speed, and efficiency. His years of full-time experience have given him a clear understanding of the mindset of home buyers and sellers and a thorough understanding of the regional marketplace. Go to http://www.buddyblake.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.

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