Archive for the 'Creative ideas' Category

Three Secrets of Social Media for Real Estate Agents

Written on April 7, 2014 at 2:14 pm

by Nikki Buckelew

Secret #1 of Social Media:

It's Intimate & Personal

At its core, the most powerful (and magical) muscle of Social Media is the way in which it allows people to get to know you and feel as if they have a bond or relationship with you. That's right; to become your friend. And that's what you wish, correct?

It's hard to put my finger on it exactly, and I know it seems a bit strange, but when I “Like” or “Follow” a well-known author, business leader, musician or “star,” for some bizarre reason, seeing their regular postings …

 READ MORE

Why You Want to be a “Surprisologist”

Written on August 1, 2013 at 6:45 pm

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou

The quote from Maya Angelou above is a beloved one and for good reason: down deep, we all understand that how someone or something makes us feel is typically a memory that can surpass all else.

And that's why the notion of surprises is such a treasured thing. We all love surprises, whether it be a gift, a party, or someone simply doing something that makes us feel different...special...pleasured...the list of adjectives …

 READ MORE

3 Myths About Specializing

Written on June 24, 2013 at 11:57 am

by Nikki Buckelew

We all know that when you narrow your focus you increase your results. So why is it that so many agents resist specialization?

Myth #1:  I will lose other opportunities.

Reality: When you create a specialty, you elevate yourself and increase your overall credibility. Just as cardiac surgeons are still looked upon as capable general physicians, they are also seen as superior in their field. People understand that not only could they do a heart bypass, they can also put 4 stitches in your kid’s knee.

Not only will the people in your sphere see you in …

 READ MORE

Do You Feel Like a Square Peg Trying to Fit Into a Round Hole?

Written on May 29, 2013 at 12:37 pm

by Nikki Buckelew

This weekend I was sitting with my one year-old granddaughter as she played with her toys. We have one in particular that she finds quite frustrating - it’s the one that requires you to match the correct shape with the corresponding hole in the box in order to push it through.

I love the toy myself because I know after she has tried the star block in every hole she eventually finds the star shaped hole and pushes it through. Of course we do this over and over again before she finally realizes that the square blocks …

 READ MORE

Simple System for Getting Meaningful Testimonials

Written on March 16, 2013 at 1:42 pm

 

 

 

It is so much better for people to hear from a third party how great you are instead of you trying to toot your own horn!

To get meaningful testimonials from your clients, stop asking for testimonials and start asking for feedback! Here’s exactly what you need to do, step by step.

 

Step 1. Ask clients for feedback.

  • After closing, verbally ask your client and any other parties to the transaction if they’d be willing to give you feedback on working with you.
  • Get a photo of the client at closing or during the sales process.
 READ MORE

How Facebook’s Lack of Privacy Can Help You Find Buyers and Sellers

Written on February 6, 2013 at 9:24 am

 

 

by Mark Bingaman, NikkiandChris.com affiliate coach specializing in social media

As a former radio manager and magazine editor in two previous lives, it pains me a bit to share a secret with you, but here goes: while traditional media like broadcast and print can be useful advertising mechanisms, they are inherently flawed. Why? Because of their inability to intuitively ascertain the probability of whether or not an individual may be interested in your service or property.

If you're a real estate agent or broker looking to use old-school advertising to procure new listings or help sell homes, there …

 READ MORE

People with SoulFire Never Retire

Written on December 14, 2012 at 12:20 pm

 

When I say I will never retire people just look at me and laugh.

Why would you want to work forever, they ask? Well, I guess because I don't see work as a chore or something I dread. I see work as my "life's work" and not work for the sake of making a paycheck.

I call it SoulFire.

It is doing something that I love, with people I love, for people I love.

Of course not every day is glorious and easy. And I certainly am not wearing rose colored glasses. The fact is, it's about perpective. Each …

 READ MORE

INSTINCT vs. Instinct

Written on December 13, 2012 at 9:24 am

When do I use my gut and when do I use my brain? Get a bunch of coaches in a room and you will get quite the lively debate about what it means to rely on our inner wisdom (which we all agree that we have) or to use our experience and learning to make decisions. Coaches Art and Anna Kleimer sum it up well in today' blog post.

 

 

INSTINCT vs. Instinct

by Art and Anna Kleimer

There is INSTINCT and there is instinct.  It is important to learn the difference and to know when you should use …

 READ MORE
  • Page 1 of 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • >