As a new agent, it can be difficult to know where to find help as you are starting out. Where do you look for customers and leads? How should you use social media? What tools should you use? If you’re a new agent and need have similar questions, keep reading to see how our tips can help you succeed!
Work on Your Networking Skills
One of the most important things you need to know about real estate is that it is all about who you know. Did you know that the number one source of business for agents is referrals from past clients? Improving your networking skills is vital to finding new customers and for getting business as a new real estate agent. Most success in real estate comes from networking with who you know to find new opportunities. Not only does networking allow you to find more leads and business connections, but it also helps you learn and grow. Everyone in your network has a valuable skill (including yourself). Simon Sinek says, “When we help ourselves, we find moments of happiness. When we help others, we find lasting fulfillment.” Networking gives you opportunities to share your talents with others, and it allows others to share their talents with you.
Create a Social Media Profile
Social media is a great way to advertise your real estate business for free. The National Association of Realtors did a study about Real Estate in a Digital Age. According to that study, 77 percent of real estate agents use social media platforms. These platforms are primarily Facebook, followed by LinkedIn, and then Instagram. As a result of using these social media platforms, 47 percent of real estate businesses say that social media gives them their highest quality of leads. Why does social media make such an impact for agents? It’s because you can find ways to target your exact demographic and target audience. It is also easy to create beautiful content as you show homes.
Find Good Tools to Help You
As a real estate agent, it is impossible to do everything on your own. This is why you need to find tools that can help you be the best agent you can be. What is even better is when these tools are free! Lucky for you, we’ve got you covered. We have created a blog post that includes our top 5 free apps for real estate agents. Each of these can help save you time, whether it be by helping you remember to reach out to your clients, storing important documents on your phone, or keeping track of your time. Finding tools that help you stay on top of your workload are invaluable as a new agent and leave time for you to do what matters most— engage with your clients.
Stay in Touch
Customer engagement is another skill that needs to be mastered if you truly want to succeed in the real estate world. Studies show that engaged customers spend more and are more loyal to a person or business. By finding ways to stay in touch with your connections, both past or potential clients, you will find more success. One way to help you stay in touch with your many connections is through using a Customer Relationship Management tool. CRMs like Circles can help you set contact goals, remember important details about each of your connections, and can help you improve client engagement. Another important thing to understand is that 74 percent of clients will give you a referral if you stay in touch. 74 percent! Simply working on your contact management skills can help you grow your business and find more clients.
Real Estate can be hard when you have no idea where to start. But, by utilizing these tips, you can find ways to get your real estate business off the ground and keep yourself sane in the process. One of the most important takeaway from this blog is that you need to find ways to engage with your clients, leads, or anyone that is important to you. Doing so can improve your networking skills, help you find more leads, and will help you become a better real estate agent.