It is time to assess your goals you put in place the first of the year. We are half way through the year and if you are not where you intended to be, ask yourself why not. Here are my personal suggestions for moving your business forward fast and efficiently. As part of the process, you might call your good customers and ask them for any feedback they can give you to increase your business, the second half of the year, to the level you expect it to reach based on your good business planning and goals. Work on your …

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Your Hourly Worth

Posted on April 23, 2012
Rita

The following calculations are to help you stay on track for the rest of the year with sales and commissions. Take just a few minutes and complete this for a successful end of year. If you intend to make $80,000 this year, do the following: I plan to work 50 weeks this year. I plan to work 5 days per week. I plan to work 8 hrs. Per day. Now do the following: 50 weeks x 5 days x 8 hrs. = 2,000 hrs. Of work for the year $80,000 / 2,000 hours = $40 per hour is what your …

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Advertising – Choosing Words that Sell

Posted on March 28, 2012
Rita

When it comes to writing marketing pieces for promotion and advertising both you and your properties there are some words that just do a better job of “call to action”. The following words will help you do the selling: You or your – “You” is the most powerful word you can choose. It is more powerful than the word money. So instead of writing for example, “my clients say working with me is the best thing that ever happened to them”. Write, “You will notice a huge difference between my professional experience and that of any agent you have worked …

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First off let’s get the negative out of the way by discussing the don’ts in your business approach. Our attitude is a choice. Let’s not complain about the economy, or our real estate production or company. Let’s not wait for things to change. Let’s not wait for our finances, the market, or our marriage to change. The best approach is to create the change by putting our creative thoughts into the challenge and jumpstart the change in our lives. There are gimmicks out there in the market place for getting ahead fast, easy, no effort but as Thomas Edison said, …

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Your New Year’s Resolution Checklist

Posted on December 29, 2010
Rita

You and I made our plans for the New Year and how are we doing right now? In the event your phone, e-social media tools are not getting you the robust business you currently desire, here are some resolution checklists that will create more results for you. I’ve set my Budget and Business Plan for 2011. _____ You must make a good estimate of your potential commissions based on prior year’s history. You must pull out last year’s expenses and review those in order to have a “reasonable budget”. It is easier to say yes, when you feel your decision …

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