Within a year of becoming a real estate agent for RE/MAX, Tav Schembri was a top producer. From 2016-2018, he achieved the top volume in sales for real estate agents in Caledon, Ontario. He’s also been among the top one hundred agents for RE/MAX worldwide. If he can do it, anyone can—but so many real estate professionals end up being their own worst enemy. In this guide to thriving in a competitive field, he shares how to: • build a foundation for a solid business through family, friends, and associates; • find ways to engage in meaningful conversations when prospecting for business; • leverage social media to stay top of mind; • get deliberate about earning referrals. The author also explores how to generate more business via e-newsletters, search engine optimization, paid advertisements, and word-of-mouth marketing. Build a long-term strategy to cultivate a robust sales pipeline, help people, and enjoy incredible rewards along the way with the guidance in Million Dollar Agent.
It was March of 2017, and I was about to close one of the biggest deals of my real estate career. This was a volatile deal. These particular buyers had already walked away from the negotiations four times, so nothing was guaranteed at the table, especially my seat, which was always the first to go. When you are about to close the deal of a lifetime, you are scared to death and somewhat numb. Why? Because you know that at any moment, your life could change financially forevermore. Or the shit could hit the fan and the deal could go right down the drain, along with you finally solidifying yourself as a top dog agent in your market. Then you realize no matter which way the pendulum swings, you have to get up and do this shit all over again, because you’re only as good as your last deal!
How Top Real Estate Agents Really Create HIGH INCOME, WEALTH, AND INDEPENDENCE "A rare and insightful view into how highly successful Real Estate Professionals create a balanced and prosperous lifestyle out of what can be a chaotic and highly unpredictable business. Written in a refreshing interview format that brings to life the unique systems and strategies of Agents that have truly made it in the Real Estate Industry." Jillian Dobson Broker RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc., Brokerage THIS BOOK IS the result of over fifteen years of travelling throughout both Canada and the United States and meeting, speaking and working with literally thousands of real estate agents. After working with some of the top agents in North America, there is a clear and definitive common thread that defines them. If you really take a close look at what we would refer to as the "top 10% of realtors" who are successful and prosperous, while there are differences, there are many profound similarities: In how they structure their business, Their strategies, Their overall mindset and how they approach what they do. This stands in stark contrast to the vast majority of agents who are struggling or just getting by barely making a living. We have often said that "we have never met the five year old that decided they want to be a realtor when they grow up." Most come to real estate as a second or third profession and usually from vastly different backgrounds. Most agents start off in the same place with lots of unanticipated startup expenses and little or no business at the beginning. The ones who actually build a prosperous and successful real estate career with consistent income and a great lifestyle for their families have done so by discovering a few simple truths about the real estate business. Simple truths like how to manage themselves and their relationships. They have done so in such a way as to navigate the journey from being a transactional agent perpetuating the feast-to-famine cycle, always being at the whim of the economy and competing with every other agent in their market, to creating a systems-based business and taking back control over their business and their lives. Ultimately, this book is about the journey from being a transactional agent to becoming a prosperous systems-based one where it is all about the lifestyle. What these agents interviewed in this book have done is make the real estate business work for them rather than the majority of agents who can be at the whim of what can be a wildly unpredictable and tumultuous business. In writing this book, we interviewed a broad cross section of the most successful agents and allowed them to tell their story with the ultimate goal of uncovering and sharing some of their "golden nuggets" of wisdom. One of our favorite sayings is that "all the great truths in life are simple for if they were complex everyone would understand them." It is our intent to share some of these simple truths with you so that you too will have a rich and rewarding real estate career. Phil Hollander & Dan Lok
Josh Flagg began working in high-end real estate immediately after graduating from Beverly Hills High in 2004. Within the first four years of his career, Josh participated in several record sales, including the highest sale in the history of Brentwood Park and the highest sales on the exclusive Roxbury, Foothill and Monovale Drives, making him one of Los Angeles' hottest agents. Flagg has participated in sales up to $25,000,000. "¬¬¬The best thing I have seen Josh do, was wrap an entire house in a big red bow before delivering the keys to the new owners. He is very creative, and that is why he is so successful. In Josh's mind, there are no limitations."Josh is also one of the stars of BRAVO TVs, Million Dollar Listing, returning for its fourth season February 2011. In his new book, "Million Dollar Agent: Brokering the Dream," Josh writes about having travelled to more than fifty countries, his years growing up in one of the most famous cities in the world (Beverly Hills) and how to develop a successful career in high-end real estate."My funniest experience so far was when I fell into the pool of a client's house in the middle of a showing, clothes, jewelry and all! Well I couldn't let that slow me down, so I put on the owners robe, threw on some slippers and continued the showing. The buyers sent me a pair of swim-trunks when we closed escrow." – Josh Flagg
Land the deals you want and develop your instincts with million-dollar negotiation techniques After selling over $3 Billion in real estate, including the most expensive one-bedroom house in history, Josh Altman, co-star of the hit show Million-Dollar Listing Los Angeles, wants to teach you the real estate sales and negotiation tactics that have made him one of America’s top agents. Buying or selling a house, whether for a client or yourself, is one of the most important (and most stressful) deals anyone can make, demanding emotional intelligence and a solid set of negotiating skills. But by mastering the same techniques that sell multi-million-dollar homes in Bel Air and Beverly Hills, you can attract buyers and close deals on any property. Josh breaks down the art of real estate into three simple parts. First, he’ll help you get business in the door during the Opening. Then he takes you step-by-step through the Work: everything between the first handshake and the last. And finally, the Close, the last step that ensures all your hard work pays off as you seal the deal. Learn how to open with a prospect, work the deal, close, open, and repeat Build and market your reputation, creating more sales opportunities Develop the traits of a closer in you and your team Drive the deal forward and get the best price for your property by creating desire, scarcity, and demand Successful real estate sales are driven by the same principles, whether they happen in the Hollywood Hills or just down the street. Josh wants to put those principles, and the techniques for applying them, in your hands. Learn them and discover what you can achieve.
Chronic disorganization is disorganization that undermines a person's quality of life. The disorganization keeps coming back even after repeated efforts to get organized. Conquering Chronic Disorganization tells the story of chronically disorganized people who ending their chronic disorganizatioin by using innovative organizing methods. The stories are humorous and the methods are easy to understand and implement. The areas addressed are disorganization in the home, clutter, papers, time management issues, and office disorganization.
The practical, real-world guide to succeeding as an agent Scared of starting a new career in real estate? Wondering if you have what it takes? Don't worry! Robert Irwin's Tips and Traps for Getting Started as a Real Estate Agent answers all your toughest questions. Irwin helps you start your real estate career on the right foot, and presents proven, reliable guidance on every aspect of the profession. This handy guide shows you how to get licensed and start making money immediately. It walks you through those first tough days and weeks on the job, helps you find a great mentor, and shares all the basics of the business-from listing and selling properties to conducting open houses and escrow. Delivers the skills and tools you need to become a top-performing agent, including how to: Manage your time for maximum efficiency Work less and earn more by closing bigger deals Bring in more referrals so you can stop hunting for clients Take home a bigger commission in every deal