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Rania Jamal

What is the best way for advertising for new agents?

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What is the best way for advertising for new agents?

By Rania Jamal   
Posted on Jan 08, 2018 in Topic: Realtor Only
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Beverly Schulz
about 3 months ago
There are lots of good ways to make yourself known and available to people needing real estate help. One good way is to host an open house (even for another agent's listing) so you can meet people who are in the market for a new home.


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http://realtormag.realtor.org/sales-and-marketing/selling/article/2010/05/open-houses-work\nhttp://realtormag.realtor.org/sales-and-marketing/sales-coach/article/2009/04/6-ways-capture-clients-open-houses

about 3 months ago
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Mercedes Clarke
about 3 months ago
Rania:

I am fairly new in this industry and had the same questions about advertising. Of course eventually you will want to set a marketing budget, but it is my thought that you shouldn't spend too much money before you start making money. Here is what I have done so far:
1. I created a page on Facebook for posts (HAR has videos you can use). You can post news about the communities where you operate and boost your post ($7-14 for one week). You define the audience you want to appeal too and Facebook does the rest. Also post your Open Houses ...
2. Host open houses but make sure you prepare- Go to Matrix or Realist and send invitations to 20 neighbors and ask them to come, share feedback, participate in raffle, etc.
3. Create blogs and post on your facebook page.

I learned much of this in the HAR Launch class and you havent taken this SAE course, I highly recommend it.

Good luck and feel free to email me for more ideas.

Mercedes Clarke
mercedes.clarke@realmpro.com


about 3 months ago
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Christopher Dayanand
about 3 months ago
Rania,

Do open house, door hanging or door knocking, start with farming small subdivision and expand, use facebook to promote, use twitter, join many realtor groups, wear your name tag when you go outside, start a conversation with every person you come 2 ft and hand them a business card and finally do google ads.

Welcome aboard and Good Luck!

Chris
832-859-8698
ChrisRealEstatePro.com


about 3 months ago
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Greg Bennett
about 3 months ago
Much of what the previous agents posted is a good means towards gaining a client. These include things all agents should be doing whether they are new or in this business 40 years. The best way to not get discouraged is to not waste any money on advertising in a foolish way thinking the world will beat a path to your door. They won't. Your family and friends may not want to use you even though they acted "all excited" about you getting licensed. Big deal you and how many 1000's of others this year. Your new and will make mistakes. But take heart. If your right for this business there is a way around this quagmire.

Your sphere of influence needs to be hit and hit hard. Blanket them with the business cards (spend some money on nice ones) and hopefully you've gone with an agency with a good name. Your going to need to use that to foster trust and promote the skills you don't have. The office/agency is there with you at your side if you don't have the answer you will get it from your...MENTOR.

That's right: Get a Mentor. One who needs help themselves. Join a team if you don't have a sphere who will use you right away. Learn the business from experienced agent who will allow you to assist them. First year agents make about 40k. Thats poverty level and doesn't include the 10k it takes to run the business. Believe in yourself, be persistent and most of all if your shy and afraid to approach people and engage in conversation...maybe this isn't the right business for you.

Knowing what works best for you is key. If your competitive and a fighter then you may just do well at this gig. If your not then I encourage you to find other work and save yourself a lot of time and trouble. After all its hard to pay the light bill when nothings closed in 6 months!


about 3 months ago
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Armando Franco
about 3 months ago
Hello Rania,
in my opinion the best way to promote yourself is by having listings and farming a speicific neighborhood


about 3 months ago
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Mark Wong
about 3 months ago
I'm totally agree with Greg Bennett. As a new agent, you may not want to spend too much in advertising just yet. You have lots of tools you need to shop for. The best and most practical way is to join a reputable real estate company, to have their best and top trainings, to use their name earning trust from potential clients, and to access help from abundant resources and experience agents in the office. Advertising is necessary for agents, but you may want to start with people whom you already known and they known you as well (it's free right?). Bombard them with your new listing and/or sold transaction and keep asking referrals from them every other month. For awhile, when they heard about real estate they're automatically think of you. Shadow open house from another agent and then do it your own. As you move along the path, you earn experience in every ways. Then it's time to open more options.


about 3 months ago
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Carel Bosman
about 2 months ago
Being a new agent is hard, and being a realist I know that it takes years of work and a proper advertising budget/plan to establish yourself or become a top producer. Yes, in the beginning, it is like having to learn to ride a bike with training wheels so there is no point in investing tons of money in advertising you have no idea works or redundant leads. Consistency is key and building your pipeline of clients will help you transition. It surprises me how scarcely people mention mentors or teams, so if there is one thing you can take away from this is GET A MENTOR!.


about 2 months ago
Disclaimer: Answers provided are just opinions and should not be accepted as advice.
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