Marketing is a vital part of real estate, and more agents ought to invest in it. How can you start creating a huge database of contacts? Do you need to follow traditional marketing strategies- or is there another way? On this episode, we speak to proud guerrilla marketer and serial entrepreneur, Greg Dickerson shares why he sees himself as a ‘transaction engineer’ how you can become one, too.
There is a secret to real estate: there’s nothing new. It’s all been done- all you need to do is find the best person and do what they’re doing. -Greg Dickerson
Two ways to build relationships and build our database
Being on the board of an organization is a great way to build a database of contacts and demonstrate your leadership ability. To get onto one of these boards, you have two options: buy it or build it. In other words, invest in an organization or establish one of your own. You’re expanding your network, and the community will benefit.
How to appeal to luxury home sellers and investors to fasttrack your way to $1 million in commission
Essentially, luxury real estate is no different from any other real estate sector- you’re still buying or selling a property. The difference lies in the details. To break ground in the luxury sector, you have to be knowledgeable about the market. You also need to provide excellent service, invest in a credibility package, and make reference to your firm.
If you're brand new, find the best in the business and go to work for them
When you’re starting in the industry, you want to make sure you’re learning from someone. Why learn from anyone other than the best? Seek out the top producer in your market and ask to shadow them. Make it clear that you’re happy to work for free, and pay attention to all the advice you receive.
Marketing is important, but it helps if you find innovative ways to brand yourself. Take every opportunity you get to meet new people, and ensure you’re connecting with them on a personal level. Position yourself as a pillar of your community, and be genuine about it. Plan to network with the top producers in your industry and not only connect with them, but learn their approaches. At the end of the day, your network is your net worth.
Greg is a serial entrepreneur, real estate investor and developer. He served in the United States Navy right out of high school prior to his entrepreneurial journey. During his career he has bought, developed and sold over $200 million in real estate, built hundreds of custom homes and commercial buildings, developed multiple residential and mixed use subdivisions and started 12 different companies from the ground up.
Mr Dickerson is an expert on the topics of real estate development and entrepreneurship. He has spoken at real estate investing conferences and events around the country, he's been a guest commentator on Fox Business with Neil Cavuto and The Dave Ramsey Show and is a regularly interviewed on some of the top real estate investing and business podcasts today
To find out more about Gene, head to: www.genevolpe.com
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