Developing Your Farm Part 1: Selecting Your Area (VIDEO)

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Farming Part 1–Naples Real Estate School

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Developing Your Farm Part 1: Selecting Your Area

When we talk about “Farming” for real estate agents, we aren’t talking about tilling the fields and harvesting your crop…at least not literally. What we mean by Farming is working or prospecting an area of interest for sellers and buyers. For a refresher on Prospecting, check out our post called “What is Prospecting, Why is it Necessary, and Why it Scares Most Agents.

The area you choose to farm (for clients) can be based on any special interest focusing on geographic or non-geographic factors. Your farm should be chosen on your personal goals, interests, and specific market area. How do you go about selecting your area?

1. Consult with your manager about available areas.

They may have a better idea of the market and can give you a sense of where the sellers and buyers are. Also, if you have good relationships with other agents, you can get tips from them as well.

2. Do you feel comfortable with the area?

It may seem obvious, but you would be surprised with how many agents make drive themselves crazy by planting their roots in an area that isn’t comfortable for them, no matter how many sales they’re making.

3. Is the economic base enough to support your goals?

Even if you like the area, you have to make sure you do the research to determine if there is enough inventory and if there are enough prospects.

4. Determine if you want the area.

200-300 homes is a good target in the beginning. Once you become more comfortable, you may want to expand your farm or even move to a new farm. Using these 4 points as criteria for selecting your farm, you will ensure that success will attend your efforts.

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Developing Your Farm Part 2: Researching the Area

For a some industry-proven prospecting tips, check out our previous posts: Prospecting Tips Part 1, Prospecting Tips Part 2 If you are a new Florida real estate professional, make sure you complete your Post-Licensing Education before your 1st license expiration date. If you are a seasoned veteran, it’s never too early to get your Continuing Education done.

Either way, Larson Educational Services has you covered with timely and market-ready information taught in professional classrooms by instructors who care about your success. Learn more about the courses we have to offer in Fort Myers, Naples or Online at the following link – http://www.larsoned.com/realestate/ – or simply call a friendly Larson representative at (239) 344-7510.

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The 4 S’s of Prospecting–Naples Real Estate School

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If you have followed our prospecting tips Part 1 and Part 2, you should have a significant sphere of influence that includes a ton of prospects.

All of our prospecting tips so far have been focused on how to get prospects, this post is about how to maintain them. These are The 4 S’s of Prospecting, or what to do with a prospect once they give you their business card or other contact information.

1. See

See the prospects. Make face-to-face contact with them so you are in their mind when they need to sell a home. You don’t have to be pushy, but make sure they know that you are in the business of real estate so they know you are the one to call to help with their next purchase or sale.

2. Save

Save their information and mark them with leads to other people they may know who could be potential clients. Keep track of pertinent information they have given you, such as life goals, upcoming location changes, and housing needs.

3. Schedule

Set an appointment to meet with them and make sure you keep that appointment. If they are willing to give you their time they will be looking for you to prove that you are trustable. The best way to gain the trust of a prospect is to do what you say you will do. There is no faster way to lose a prospect than to be late for an appointment.

4. Sell

This is the ultimate goal, isn’t it? Sell them something. And if they aren’t buying or selling, maybe they have a friend who is or a family member who will. You never want to lose a potential prospect because of a bad interaction.

Don’t feel like reading? Perfect! Larson Educational Services has quick videos with prospecting tips available here and here.

Coming soon: Developing Your Farm Part 1––Selecting Your Sphere of Influence

If you are a new Florida real estate professional, make sure you complete your Post-Licensing Education before your 1st license expiration date. If you are a seasoned veteran, it’s never too early to get your Continuing Education done. Either way, Larson Educational Services has you covered with timely and market-ready information taught in professional classrooms by instructors who care about your success.

Learn more about the courses we have to offer in Fort Myers, Naples or Online at the following link – http://www.larsoned.com/realestate/ — or simply call a friendly Larson representative at (239) 344-7510.

Larson Educational Services looks forward to earning the right to be your real estate school of choice!

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Fort Myers, FL 33905
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Top 10 Prospecting Tips for Real Estate Agents: Part 2 (Video)

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Naples Real Estate School Larson Educational Services gives you another episode of tips for real estate agents looking to prospect for buyers and sellers.

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Top 10 Prospecting Tips for Real Estate Agents: Part 2

Top 10 Prospecting Tips for Real Estate Agents (Part 2)

For a quick introduction to prospecting, check out our post, “What is Prospecting, Why is it Necessary, and Why it Scares Most Agents.”

And click here for Part 1 of the Top 10 Prospecting Tips for Real Estate Agents.

Now that you know what prospecting is and why it’s important, we can get into the details of how exactly to prospect for clients. Most of these tips require no special talent, only effort and organization, but they will put you on the fast-track to finding buyers and sellers who want to do business with you.

5. Practice proper phone etiquette

When you call to introduce yourself or check in with a prospect, ask if they are busy. If so, see if there is a better time to call them back. It’s important to be persistent when you’re selling homes, but if the prospect is giving you a stand-offish vibe, then it’s best to back off.

4. Hand-address any mail you send

Hand-written letters increase the likelihood that they’ll be opened because they add a personal touch. Mailing too many letters to hand-address? Choose a computer typeface that looks like handwriting and the effect can still be noticed.

 3. Contact your best prospects first

Time is finite, and if you are doing your job right with prospecting, you will have so many people in your phone that you won’t be able to contact all of them for every listing. So contact your best prospects first, the ones who you know would be interested in a certain property and are pre-approved.

2. Build your email list

You can do this by sponsoring an occasional online contest. Tell interested prospects they must enter via email and will be notified the same way. Offer a good prize—a television or a dinner for two at a hot restaurant. For each contest offer a different kind of prize. Sooner or later, you’ll motivate most people to participate.

1. Ask prospects for just 5 minutes

Tell them that in exchange for a 5 minute appointment you will give them tips on how to increase their home’s value—and stick to it! When that 5 minutes is up, let them know that you appreciate their interest but the time they promised you has run out. More often than not, this show of respect will get them to invest even more time into you because they will see this as a trust-worthy attribute.

Coming soon: The 4 S’s of the Prospecting Cycle.

If you are a new Florida real estate professional, make sure you complete your Post-Licensing Education before your 1st license expiration date. If you are a seasoned veteran, it’s never too early to get your Continuing Education done. Either way, Larson Educational Services has you covered with timely and market-ready information taught in professional classrooms by instructors who care about your success.

Learn more about the courses we have to offer in Fort Myers, Naples or Online at the following link – http://www.larsoned.com/realestate/ – or simply call a friendly Larson representative at (239) 344-7510.

Larson Educational Services looks forward to earning the right to be your real estate school of choice!

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Larson Educational Services

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Suite #144

Fort Myers, FL 33907

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Naples Real Estate School LarsonEd Presents: Prospecting

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