Many agents get tripped up because they think all the posting they’re doing on social media is automatically going to generate business. The truth is we also need to work on bringing our relationships from social media to something deeper and less transactional. What do we need to have in place in order to bridge this gap? How can we get better at celebrating our successes? On this episode, we talk about our wins at the end of 2018, and how we can set ourselves up for a successful 2019.
Social media has created a “need it now” mentality, but you have to pay the patience game in real life. -Gene Volpe
Why attention doesn’t bring business
Social media has created the impression that attention equals dollars which isn’t necessarily true. It can be true, but only if you build a bridge between the two by having really good conversations and strong relationships.
The power of reaching out between transactions
The more we are secure and confident that we are worthy of being referred and introduced, the more it gives us the ability to get out of our own way and ask for it, and reach out and give value in between transactions.
How to celebrate wins in an effective way
It’s one thing to accomplish something and feel the satisfaction, it’s a whole other thing to actually celebrate it properly, whether it’s with a drink, a meal or doing something you enjoy. There is something powerful about a physical ritual with a substance that you’ve tied to success. It means you have a visceral and physical way to celebrate that accomplishment
The thing about this business is you’re not going to call someone and just have them ready to pull the trigger immediately on buying or selling a house. You have to build a relationship with them so that when they do reach the point where they want to buy and sell, we’re the ones they want to work with. We have to use systems and conversations to keep those relationships warm over time, because eventually they will pay off. The key is having more conversations in the real world, and leaning less on social media.