Setting Up Business Systems

Need for Systems

Business systems are a must. Without them, many businesses with lots of potential will fail. You would be surprised at how many businesses are successfully operating because of having systems in place. At the same time, many businesses are operating without a business system safety net, and this leads to an owner feeling trapped in their own businesses. If you feel this way, I … [Read more...]

Not Everyone Knows How to Lead a Team… Do You?

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Leaders are unique and not everyone can be one. They have a clear vision of where they are going, and they have a certain magnetism that attracts followers. Each business needs leaders, but make no mistake, they need a team as well. While many are in leadership positions, not everyone knows how to lead a team. It All Start With Trust You’ve chosen to lead this team because … [Read more...]

Get More Done in Less Time

Get More Done in Less Time

Our busy world involves endless emails, phone calls, and paperless files. With so much going on at our desks, it’s easy to understand why so many find it hard to stay motivated. The problem that we all seem to face is how do you get more done in less time? Will power alone is not enough. Many organize their office only to find it cluttered and unproductive a month later. It’s … [Read more...]

Say Yes to Outsourcing

Outsourcing

Many forward-thinking small business owners are stepping on board and giving outsourcing a chance. Think of it as a strategic move that can take your business to new levels. Boundaries no longer limit your possibilities. Modern day technology has advanced to where professionals can work from anywhere in the world. A well-qualified executive assistant who lives in New York can … [Read more...]

5 Mistakes Real Estate Agents Don’t Want to Make with Social Media

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I love social media.  It connects me with my friends and family, friends from years past, and has even reunited me with my 3 brothers I didn't know I had growing up.  It also is a huge source of new business for me, and I think I balance personal and business social media pretty well.  I like to let the people who visit my AGENT|LEVERAGE page get to know me, and I am "friends" … [Read more...]

How To Follow Up With Real Estate Clients

Follow Up with Real Estate Clients

I like writing blog posts on some of the questions I get during consultations and just general questions agents email me about.  Following up with leads & clients is always on the top of this list.  I personally like following up with past clients, especially when the agent is happy that I did. So I've done a lot of research on building a really good system around this … [Read more...]

Goal Setting & Resolutions for 2014

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Well, we made it to 2014!  With so many changes in the real estate industry in 2013, I know it was a long year for so many of you.  And because of this, your goals have no doubt shifted some compared with last years. Almost every new client that came to me in 2013 seemed to be going through a reawakening.  They were dusting off 2006's list of goals and finally … [Read more...]

The Inman 100 :: Most Influential Real Estate Leaders

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Each year, Inman News recognizes real estate industry leaders whose ingenuity, strength, conviction, power and persistence are driving change. The Inman 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders report seeks to include not only thought leaders, power brokers and deal makers, but entrepreneurs from outside the industry whose ideas are influencing the way homes are bought and … [Read more...]

The In’s & Out’s of Real Estate Transaction Coordination

Real Estate Transaction Coordination

A Transaction Coordinator functions as a liaison between real estate agents, their clients, escrow companies, and mortgage brokers during the process of a real estate sale.  Simply, they are the (experienced & knowledgeable) "paper pushers".  They free up on average 12.5 hours so the real estate agent can focus on driving new business. Pretty cool, right? If you're … [Read more...]