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Advertising 101 (Part 4)

Okay, so now that we know who our customers are, what they are looking for, and what motivates them to respond to our advertisements, we’re almost ready to talk about the advertisements themselves.  But first we need to cover developing our advertising budget, and put in place some “rules” that make sure that we stay […]

Advertising 101 (Part 3)

So now that we’ve decided on direct response advertising as the “how”, we need to next identify the “who”.  This should be self-evident, but looking at advertising from agents around the country, I can assure you it’s not.  Who is your audience? In case you don’t know the answer to this simple question, let’s first […]

Bonus Podcast: Cindy Young Interview

In this exclusive podcast Cindy Young explains how, after several unsuccessful tries, she mastered technology-based real estate and went on to become a top producer generating the vast majority of her business online. Her success is clearly no fluke, but rather a string of seven consistent RE/MAX award-winning years, including five back to back years […]

Bonus Podcast: Gary Thompson Interview

Podcast interview reveals how one agent and broker transformed his business during one of the toughest economic times in recent history.  Listen in as Gary Thompson shares how he was able to crack the code and now does about 80% of his business from the largest of all sources today — the internet. Gary isn’t […]

Surving Your Serengeti — the Interview

Many of you already know my good friend Stefan Swanepoel.  Although he is an industry icon and visionary, because our industry attracts hundreds of thousands of new agents each year, some of you may not be familiar with him.  For those of you who don’t allow me this introduction. Stefan’s professional career has focused on […]

Advertising Made Easy

Let’s face it — we all know that much of what we spend our marketing dollars on is a complete waste of money.  And what’s worse is our advertising amounts to the single biggest expense we have as agents — as much as 20% of GCI or gross commission income!  That means if you gross […]

The Science of Online Marketing (Part 1)

In June 2002 I got my real estate license and embarked on a brand  new career — selling houses!  I was excited.  I studied everything I could find.  I took classes.  I read dozens of books on real estate practice.  I couldn’t wait… and then nothing happened. Don’t get me wrong — I did all […]

Becoming a Mega-Producer (Part 2 of 7)

First You Need a Plan WHAT’S IN THIS INSTALLMENT? 1.  WHAT DO ALL MEGA-PRODUCERS HAVE IN COMMON? 2.  STEP ONE: IT ALL STARTS WITH VISION 4.  STEP TWO: REVERSE ENGINEER YOUR SUCCESS WHAT DO ALL MEGA-PRODUCERS HAVE IN COMMON? Okay, so you want to become a mega-producer. That is the most important step — just […]

Becoming a Mega-Producer (Part 1 of 7)

It All Starts With Lots of Buyer Leads — How Do I Get Them? WHAT’S IN THIS INSTALLMENT? 1.  BECOMING THE TOP BUYER AGENT IN YOUR MARKET 2.  WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME? 3.  IT ALL STARTS WITH MAKING YOUR OWN LEADS! LOTS OF LEADS! 4.  HOW A LEAD CAPTURE GATEWAY DIFFERS FROM A WEBSITE […]