I have been with too many Real Estate Brokers who present property wearing just jeans or shorts. No wonder we are not treated like professionals in this country. We don’t get respect because most of us don’t clothe ourselves respectably.
It’s time for a change!
In this article, Piolo Pascual, considered one of the best dressed in his industry, imparts a simple advise on dressing. It may be impossible to look like him, but at least we can dress respectable like him. Casual, but elegant can work in most of our viewings.
Even if we don’t close the sale, at least we gain some respect if we dress well.
Please click here for the article.
Filed under: Personal Development, Real Estate, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Lesson, Business, clothing, fashion, Philippines, Piolo Pascual, Real Estate, Real Estate Broker, real estate brokers, Realty, style
9 Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. 10 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. 11Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? 12 A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. – Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
T.E.A.M–Together Everyone Achieves More.
Here’s an awesome post that changed my view on social media. I realized I was using it ineffectively or unwisely. I learned a lot from it and I hope you also learn something from it.
Everyone thinks that our real estate profession is cutthroat. A competition. No wonder most don’t achieve much in the industry. Haven’t you realized that the most successful real estate brokers in our country, or the world, has a team? More can definitely be achieved if we have our niches and help each other out!
Thanks, Kristen Lamb for an awesome post. You got my attention and will be a follower. More power to warriorwriters.wordpress.com
Filed under: Personal Development, Recommended Books, Kristen Lamb, team, Together Everyone Achieves More, warriorwriters.wordpress.com
So, Saturday came and I have no idea who will represent me to show the said property. Like I said in the previous post, I thought negatively about this listing and calculated a slim chance of a close. Since this is so, I called the person who I thought was the owner. Told her I won’t be able to make it because of an engagement, sent her an sms of my prospects number and apologized for the sudden change of plan. I think this has become my bad habit for it wasn’t the first time I did this.
I also informed the prospect I won’t be meeting with her and explained everything. She did not mind and it was a big relief for me. After this, I totally forgot about the said transaction and enjoyed my weekend as usual. Then Monday came and I remembered that there was a viewing last Saturday. Got curious and phoned the prospect. Apparently, she and her fiance’ liked it. They planned to move in at the end of the week.
Since they liked it, I sent an sms to the supposedly unit owner. I told her that there’s good news and the prospect liked the unit. She replied: “but, I’m doing all the work” and accused me of not doing my job as the selling broker. (This is where I realized I was also talking to a broker and not the unit owner). Of course I told her that if she was a broker, she shouldn’t be directly getting in touch with my client without my consent. Total violation of our code of ethics.
To cut the long story short, she never intended to give my share and I never got a piece of that pie.
I’ll continue this with what I think went wrong and the lessons I’ve learned in this transaction…
Real Estate Broker
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503-8070 / 0905-311-0120
Philippine Association of Real Estate Boards
Filed under: Leasing, Personal Development, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Lesson, Philippine Association of Real Estate Boards, Real Estate, Real estate broker/agent
If you’re a Real Estate Broker and would like to start a blog, I storngly recommend you get Richard Nacht’s and Paul Chaney’s book titled:
“Realty Blogging: Build Your Brand and Outsmart Your Competition” (click here)
In a nutshell, the book has 11 Chapters:
- Blogging as a Strategic Real Estate Marketing Tool
- Search Engine Marketing
- Direct Communication
- Brand Building
- Competitive Differentiation
- Positioning Yourself as the Expert
- Relationship Marketing
- Exploiting the Niches
- Media and Public Relations
- Lead Generation
- Intranet and Project Management
I learned a lot in this book. And, as I read it over and over, I still continue to learn something new. It’s definitely worth more than it’s cost.
When you purchase the book please let me know how you find it. What did you learn from it? In this blogging community, we can start a relationship regarding our shared passion. One of the lessons I learned from this book is that we should be active in the blogging community. Let’s learn from each other’s realty blogs, shall we?
Filed under: Recommended Books, Blogging, Books, Real Estate, Realty