“To be a team leader,” according to James Colburn, “you need to be a rainmaker, a haymaker, a leader.” Your team “can be as little as you and your assistant” or include a full roster of players. Discover who to recruit for your team with tips shared by Jim Remley and James Colburn in a recent Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinar taken from their upcoming book, Teamify. As you start planning, keep in mind that according to Remley, “This isn’t going to start from day one; of course, this is going to be a build-out.” Continue reading
“The role of business is to get and keep customers.” – Jack Welch, the former head of General Electric. Sounds obvious and simple yet not as easy as it sounds. But there are simple ways that you can start to boost your brokerage business as well as the morale in the office. It’s an ongoing cycle – happy sales people means happy customers that convert to lifetime relationships and even referrals to grow your business. REAL Trends released an article including practical tips from Stan Bishop, a Florida broker who provides coaching strategies in his program Broker Profitability: Building a Real Estate Empire. He suggests incorporating the following recommendations today:
- Think of your brokerage as a partnership. Treat your sales associates as customers and good things will happen.
- Reward your staff. Consider your income on the company’s net along with bonuses to the members of the company for their contributions.
- Develop a Strategy. Focus on growth by retaining the best agents, and recruiting talent. Combining these tactics can reduce overhead.
- Empower Your Employees. Trust the people you hire to fulfill your company mission, while building a strong team together. Let them know you value them as part of your team.
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