A real estate business is essentially a small business. As a small business owner, there are several things you can do to effectively build your business while keeping yourself from financial debt or from losing yourself in your business and neglecting other areas of your life. The following business tips for real estate professionals might help …
Last week we discussed the importance of having a business plan in place, of creating a budget and of keeping life-work balance.
Here are three more business tips for realtors:
1. Find a mentor. If you’re just staring out in the real estate space, you could learn a lot – and avoid making costly mistakes – if you can find an experienced agent who would be willing to teach you and help you survive the first year.
2. Add everyone you know to your contact list, and keep in regular touch with them. Your goal is to be top of mind when it’s time for them to use a realtor. An automated email drip marketing tool can be very helpful and enable you to keep in touch with prospects and with former clients easily.
3. Explore cost effective ways to be visible in your community. You should definitely have an agent website. In addition, a great, affordable way to build a name for yourself is to use social media tools, including a blog, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
One of the most important things you can do to build your real estate business is to keep learning and developing as a professional. Read books and publications, attend seminars, and then share your knowledge via social media. Over the course of a few months, this is a great way to build a name for yourself and to establish yourself as a real estate expert.