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How to Get Past Barriers to Your Success

By Joe Nickelson on Apr 2, 2019 1:30:13 PM

Real estate is an industry full of ups and downs. Listings might come in bunches, and then you might go a while without any. Sales might boom, and then they might dwindle. But dealing with this ebb and flow is just part of being a Realtor.

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Facebook Marketing, Mass Emails, and Mentoring — How Dennis Finds and Helps First-Time Homebuyers

By Smart Agents on Mar 29, 2019 2:19:39 PM

Dennis has been a Realtor for seven years. He got into the work after retiring as a Vice President at IBM. He especially enjoys working with first-time homebuyers — many the same age as his adult kids — because he likes mentoring them and ensuring they’re making smart decisions.

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Are You Communicating Effectively for Your Business?

By Joe Nickelson on Mar 27, 2019 2:06:47 PM

Communication is important in any type of relationship. Communication allows you to explain to someone else what you are experiencing or feeling and what your needs are at any given moment. 

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How to Customize Your Easy-Close Package

By Joe Nickelson on Mar 25, 2019 2:59:56 PM

If you’re reading this, chances are, you’ve heard about our book program — and maybe even use the books yourself. Our MyBooks members have access to 14 books they can personalize and give to prospects to improve and grow their businesses.

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How Mark Wins Over ‘HGTV Experts’

By Smart Agents on Mar 22, 2019 1:37:47 PM

Mark has been a Realtor for six years. He does about half his business with investors, about half with traditional residential buyers, and does a little work with commercial properties, as well.

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7 Listing Presentation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

By Joe Nickelson on Mar 20, 2019 10:49:59 AM

Even the most experienced Realtors make mistakes during listing presentations. There's a lot going through your head, and it's easy to miss out on a detail or two.

Listing presentations are won when you can simultaneously prove your work and overcome objections. Here are 7 listing presentation mistakes and how to avoid them.

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How Voicemail Marketing Gets David a 55% Callback Rate

By Smart Agents on Mar 15, 2019 12:38:06 PM

David has been a real estate agent for 15 years and just got his broker’s license, a requirement in his state. He works on residential properties, as well as light commercial properties, including churches and warehouses. With a background in construction, David also works with a lot of new construction.

We talked with David last year and were curious to see how things are going for him now. David generously agreed to give us an update about his work.

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Real Estate Technology: What to Use and What to Ignore to Grow Your Business

By Joe Nickelson on Mar 13, 2019 11:50:54 AM

Most agents plan out their marketing budgets for a quarter or so at a time. Naturally, new advancements or products are put out or improved throughout every year.

The key is to know what new technology can help you get more listings and what products aren’t worth your money and time.

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How Les Impressed Senior Sellers at His Seminar

By Smart Agents on Mar 8, 2019 1:50:31 PM

"I think it's powerful because my contacts have never gotten anything resembling this from any other agent. It makes me look like an expert in my field."  

Les started out as a real estate investor in 2004. He made the leap to Realtor in 2016.

"I've used Smart Agent Books for a couple years now in many different ways. Most recently, I offered it as a free gift to come to a senior seller's home webinar that I put on."

 

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How Gary Bested Two Other Agents (Including a Friend of the Client) for a $1.975M Listing

By Smart Agents on Mar 1, 2019 2:00:02 PM

Gary has been a Realtor for 33 years. While he works with clients of all kinds, he specializes in working with waterfront owners, condo owners, and higher-end properties in a resort market.  

  • Number of books given away: About 100

  • Listings received with the help of the books: 4

  • Biggest benefit of using the books: “I have been competing with other high-end Realtors for listings, and the book is a turning point.”

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