6 common mistakes that cost you referrals and repeats (Part II)

Oh good, you’re back! Now that you’ve activated 50 new social media accounts, let’s finish our countdown to help you get more referrals and repeats.

Mistake #4: You don’t prioritize referrals

Look at these stars, look how they shine for you.

Our pals over at the Statistics Lab have even more jaw-dropping pieces of data: 82% of all real estate transactions come from repeat and referral business.

Yes, you read that correctly. People are far more inclined to tap a professional who they already know or who comes recommended by someone they trust. This is basic human nature. Continue reading “6 common mistakes that cost you referrals and repeats (Part II)”

6 common mistakes that are costing you referrals and repeats (Part I)

Are you ready for a statistic? Of course you’re ready for a statistic. Everyone loves statistics. Here it is: According to a market survey, 88% of home buyers say they would use the same realtor for a future home purchase. Awesome! Fish in a barrel.

Are you ready for another statistic? Hope you’re sitting down because this one is as pleasant as being slapped with one of the fish in that barrel: According to the same survey, only 11% of that same cohort will actually follow through on the repeat business.

So, what gets lost in transition? Well, you do.

Continue reading “6 common mistakes that are costing you referrals and repeats (Part I)”

5 ways your realtor helps you behind the scenes

Few professions demand the same time commitment, dedication and versatility as real estate.

The hours you and your realtor spend in the car – shuttling from listing appointments to open houses, talking about life, love, and the ungodly state of the market – is but the tip of the iceberg. Then there’s the pile of off-hour tasks they need to fulfil, market trends to keep up with, legal knowledge they must possess, and Baroque-level expertise in interior design that make up just a few more reasons you can’t move without one.

Like a duck furiously paddling its feet below the surface, here are five ways your realtor is hustling to make magic happen behind the scenes. Continue reading “5 ways your realtor helps you behind the scenes”

Does your real estate professional truly care about you?

Many real estate professionals market themselves as going the extra mile. And like all reasonably abstract terms, this can be defined as anything. Some historical examples of “going the extra mile” have included:

  • Performing customized exorcisms.
  • Pretending to love their clients’ pets.
  • Open House weekends during apocalyptic blizzards.

And by the way, this is all great. It may even hit the extra two-mile threshold. Continue reading “Does your real estate professional truly care about you?”

5 #winning social media tips for realtors

Looking to boost your reach through social media, get more leads and engage audience with your business? We’ve collaborated with Zoocasa to list 5 social media tips for real estate agents today.

In the hot Toronto real estate market, it can be difficult to stand out from your competition. As a result, social media emerged as one of the most important tools for lead generation for agents. But maintaining an effective online presence takes thought and strategy. Here are some tips on how you can stand out from the competition. Continue reading “5 #winning social media tips for realtors”

Introducing MoveSnap Concierge

Over the past two years we’ve helped thousands of individuals and families simplify one of life’s most stressful experiences – their move.  Our platform has saved people time, money, and most importantly, the enormous stress that comes with relocation.

From our early days as a company, our vision has been to deliver an experience that’s not only extremely helpful, but one that really makes a difference in people’s lives. This guides everything we do!

When moving, households get confused and stressed about who to trust, how to get their moving-related tasks done, and struggle to get themselves organized for the big day.  That’s why we’re so excited to introduce MoveSnap Concierge, an experience that’s turns the relocation experience to what it should be – a simple and exciting one. Continue reading “Introducing MoveSnap Concierge”

5 reasons real estate teams rave about MoveSnap

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Selling real estate is both an art and a science.  You have to be able to balance marketing activities, client relationships and deliver value every single time.   But if there was thing that separated the top agents from everyone else is that they see real estate as a relationship business, not a transactional business.   That’s why they’re constantly thinking about how they can add value to clients so that today’s transaction turns into 10 more in the long-term.

MoveSnap has been an incredible success for top producers and real estate teams.  Many of these operations do over 100 deals per year.   So why did they choose to incorporate MoveSnap into their business? Continue reading “5 reasons real estate teams rave about MoveSnap”

Going viral: How word-of-mouth referrals spread

In our industry, nothing beats word-of-mouth referrals.  A referral can sell you better than you can sell yourself.

The most common misconception is that word-of-mouth referrals happen naturally after we do a great job.   There are hundreds of businesses out there that will meet your clients’ needs just as well as you can. It’s the minimum standard to be in business at all.

If you want your customers to come back to you time and time and time again and tell others, just meeting their needs is not good enough.  You have to delight them, or you could be leaving thousands of dollars on the table. Continue reading “Going viral: How word-of-mouth referrals spread”

How can a pizza help grow your business?

The real estate transaction is nothing short of an emotional rollercoaster for your buyers and sellers.  One second they could be on cloud-nine because they fell in love with the 29th property you took them to, the next they’re ready to toss their phone across the room because they lost their tenth bidding war.

The journey is full of feel-good moments.  Finding your clients’ that needle in a haystack property,  or popping open a bottle of champagne to celebrate a record sale.  It feels awesome!   At the same time, when we encounter negative moments, we avoid them like the plague. Continue reading “How can a pizza help grow your business?”

The Ultimate Guide to Snapchat for Real Estate Agents

While all eyes are on Facebook as the ultimate platform for Real Estate lead generation, Snapchat is emerging as one of the top up-and-coming platforms for Real Estate professionals.   As with most social platforms, being there first gains you a huge competitive advantage to getting in front of your audience.

We wrote this guide to illustrate why we think Snapchat is going to become a powerhouse for Real Estate professionals and why it makes sense to start investing now.   This guide won’t include the nitty gritty details on how to setup Snapchat or troubleshoot it, but here’s a great blog once you decide if Snapchat is right for you. Continue reading “The Ultimate Guide to Snapchat for Real Estate Agents”