WHAT DO YOU DO THAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHERS IN YOUR FIELD?

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Real Estate Agent with Weichert Realtors - Hibble & Associates

WHAT DO YOU DO THAT SETS YOU APART FROM THE OTHERS IN YOUR FIELD?

It is a simple question that some have a hard time answering. If you want to succeed, really succeed, you have to have a plan in place to do it. Setting yourself apart, even if it by simple things, will give you an edge in any market.

When I go on a listing appointment I always leave the seller with a list of things that I will do for them that others do not take the time to do. Again, these are very simple things, but most people don't take the time to do them. Or agents do them, but don't make there clients aware of what they actually do. That is probably info for another blog, but you always need to tell clients what you are doing for them. It makes them feel more involved and included in the process.

                                                                    

 David LettermanMy list is 10 things I do that others overlook. Yes my own Top Ten List

 

Ready, Set, Here Goes... 

1. I give you feedback (I get lots of expired listings b/c the other agents did not)Man On Phone

2. I return phone calls promptly (Most do not)

3. I mail out flyers throughout the neighborhood (The majority of agents just put listing in the MLS)

4. I put lots of pictures in the MLS (check out my blog on pics)

5. I change the advertisement regularly so the paper does not get stale (how many of you have seen the same advertisement for months on end?) 

6. I leave a company voice mail that immediately lets 120 of my co-agents know about your home.  (nice feature)

7. I make sure people can see the sign in the yard (great advice from David Matney in his blog on Yard Signs)

8. I let you know of the competition in your neighborhood and keep you updated on there prices and activity.

9. I keep up to date on how to help my clients out by getting education. (hold ABR, OA, and SRS designations - agents if you do not have a designation, GET ONE)

10. I am a full time Realtor and this is my career. 

 

Simple but effective. Let your clients know what you do for them and most importantly, DO IT! 

Todd Jones Realtor - Selling Scranton, Clarks Summit Real Estate 

 

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Todd Hueffed
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I also leave a little something with my clients but think that I will add a few of yours as it was a great blog....

That's my two cents and you get what you pay for....lol

Todd Hueffed

http://www.thathomezone.com/ in partnership with Keller Williams North Seattle

November 20, 2007 02:12 PM
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Nicholas Christopher
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I do the same things as well.
November 20, 2007 04:28 PM
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Mike Klijanowicz
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Great Ideas!  I also just started emailing ALL of the agents in my office with all of the updates about my properties so they are the first to know.  Most of us don't check our voice mails anymore, but we ALL check our emails ALL THE TIME!  Besides, I would always rather work a deal with another agent in house instead of having to outsource it!  However, I have been slacking with this and need to get back on it again!
November 21, 2007 07:27 PM
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Todd Jones
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Rick - Like your advice.

Joseph - Why is it that we all forget to listen from time to time. It only helps us along the way. Thanks.

Alexander - I like communication from your list. Again, simple but effective.  

Todd H - What do I get for 4 cents?!

Nicholas - Keep it up!

Michael - I like your email idea. I may steal it!! I do wonder how often my voice mails are deleted before they are listened to. Most people read through their email. 

Todd Jones, Realtor - Selling Scranton, Clarks Summit Real Estate 

November 22, 2007 02:08 PM
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Thanks for the pearls of wisdom!  They make sense and should be done consistently.
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