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Episode 34: Success From Scratch

Episode 34: Success From Scratch

James Sharp of The Sharp Real Estate Group is my guest this week on Success From Scratch.

Sharp is passionate about making it a great experience for families buying, selling and investing in real estate. He talks about what inspired him to follow his dreams and become a realtor, then later making it a business in helping create the American dream for hundreds of families, closing over 750 houses.

Watch today’s episode and get inspired.

“You can have both a great business and great production and still have a quality life. That is definitely the key, I think, to ultimate success.” -James Sharp, JP and Associates REALTORS®

 

Episode 32: Success From Scratch

Episode 32: Success From Scratch

Today my special guest is Rachel Hoffman from our JPAR Austin market. Rachel operates from a GROWTH mindset and is actually excited about a slight shift in the market which has created more opportunities and options for her buyers.
Rachel moved out of retail and into a real estate career she LOVES. She talks about how “freedom isn’t free” and the disciplines and systems she has in place to consistently helps 26 families buy, sell or invest in real estate each year.
“I want every client to FEEL like they are my ONLY client. I treat my clients as I want to be treated.”
– Rachel Hoffman, JP&Associates REALTORS, Austin, Texas.
6 Steps To A Better Business Plan

6 Steps To A Better Business Plan

Last week we conducted an amazing business plan session via zoom, and well… we forgot to record it! Human error. Well, our error is your benefit because here is a cliff note version of that session.

Nationally about 3% of agents create 20 or more transactions a year, yet at JPAR nearly, 8% of our agents create 20 or more transactions. Why is that?

Better planning that leads to better execution.

So, what are the secrets of those highly productive agents?

  1. They don’t wait. They start business planning in October. Face it, residential real estate typically runs in 90-day cycles. If you wait until December to look at your 2019 business plan, the first quarter of 2019 will already be set, done and all but over.
  2. They are very CLEAR on their WHY, their VISION, and their unique selling proposition… the one thing that differentiates them from all others.
  3. They rely on more than one source of leads. With a mindset of “always be testing” they have tried and failed, yet over time have created at least 4 different sources of leads.
  4. They understand the source and cost of all leads… which ones convert, and which ones don’t.
  5. They understand that trying harder simply doesn’t work. So, they don’t expect to do the same thing and get a different result. You might want to read YOU SQUARED by Dallas based business coach Price Pritchett.
  6. They break everything down to the simplest terms. A daily number and a daily activity.

Bonus secret? Those highly productive agents that are crushing their goals have surrounded themselves with a mastermind group that meets consistently to discuss the business plan, execution, challenge assumptions and holds each other accountable.

So, there you have it, 6 steps to a better business plan and one killer bonus secret. What will you do to up your business planning game this week?

Looking for business planning templates? Reach out to us via www.exceedingexpectations.info

Coaching? Take us up on a free coaching consult to see if coaching is right for you: www.jparcoaching.com

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Episode 31: Success From Scratch

Episode 31: Success From Scratch

Even Prado is my special guest today on Success From Scratch. He explains how we set a culture of advancement and creates a team that outperforms him!  He’s found it is more efficient and effective to outsource specific duties vs hiring direct.

Even explains how he learned you either have time or money. Learn more by watching now.

 

 

“Prove it to me!”
  • – Even Prado, JP and Associates REALTORS®
Keep the Main Thing, The Main Thing

Keep the Main Thing, The Main Thing

Do you enjoy the Facebook memories feature as much as I do? Recently a memory came up for me from a time when I was really into the sport of golf… at that time I had hired a “Master PGA professional” as a coach and my handicap dropped in half. Coaching works. The picture I posted was a golf ball inside the cup with the caption: “The main thing… get the ball in the cup in the fewest strokes possible. No need to make it more complicated than that!”

The main thing… get the ball in the cup in the fewest strokes possible.

For me, I learn by analogies… how one thing is just like another. Sports, music, and theater have great analogies for business. This memory reminded me that real estate sales has one main thing too…setting appointments. The more appointments you have in your schedule each week the more successful you will be. The objective of all real estate marketing and prospecting is to create more appointments!

Every time I meet one on one with someone seeking coaching on their real estate practice, I enjoy listening to the stories of why they don’t have time to do the little things they already KNOW will make a difference.

“Mark, I don’t have time to prospect consistently; I don’t have time to eat properly during the day; I don’t have time for a date night with my partner; I don’t have time to work out.”  And the list of excuses goes on and on and on. Think about it, the most unprofitable item ever manufactured is an excuse.

So, what does any of this have to do with making more real estate appointments? You see here’s what I know, from working with peak performers and highly successful people all over the world… keystone habits matter. Some habits are more important than others. Keystone habits don’t create a direct cause-and-effect relationship, but they can spark chain reactions that help other good habits take hold. Examples would be exercising… exercising can help you eat better; family dinners can create greater bonds outside of meals; planning your days and time blocking can lead to stronger focus throughout the day.

If you don’t have time for the small things you won’t have time for the big things.

Taking action: Start by making ONE adjustment to your daily routine immediately. You KNOW what it is… write it down right now. Text it to your partner with a commitment and ask them to hold you accountable.

You might struggle a bit the first day, or the second day… yet one day you’ll master it. And then you can add the next keystone habit to your arsenal. You see it’s about keeping the main thing the main thing.

“Typically, people who exercise, start eating better and becoming more productive at work. They smoke less and show more patience with colleagues and family. They use their credit cards less frequently and say they feel less stressed. Exercise is a keystone habit that triggers widespread change.” Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit

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Episode 29: Success From Scratch

Episode 29: Success From Scratch

Kristine Edens and Nita Advani our my guest this week on Success From Scratch. Both are newer agents to the industry who share how having a mentor was critical to their success. Kristine and Nita each have different approaches to the market, yet both explain how an experienced mentor – who helped them build confidence – enabled them to achieve their first transactions in less than 90 days.

“Don’t look back and say I should have.” – Nita Advani, JP and Associates REALTORS®
“Just keep moving forward.” -Kristine Edens, JP and Associates REALTORS®

 

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