Agents often beat around the bush about getting started. This is a down and dirty list of ways you can get yourself into gear with out an expensive or complicated system.
1. Send out unsolicited CMAâ€™s, follow up with a phone call.
2. Hand written notes to your clients.
3. Call 50 houses around your new listing
4. Door knock 50 houses around your new listing
5. More photos for each of your listings
6. Blog (Limit your time spent here)
7. Do your own SEO work on your website (Limit your time spent here)
8. Call expired listings
9. Use drip e-mail marketing
10. Talk with FSBOâ€™s
11. Develop and door knock a geographic farm
12. Develop a social farm
13. Set up past customers with automatic e-mail notifications for any homes that come on the market in their neighborhood.
14. Add content to your website (Limit your time spent here)
15. Meet with past clients and provide an annual CMA
16. Hold an open house on the weekend
17. Hold a â€œtwilightâ€ open house one weekday afternoon
18. Wear your name badge
19. Volunteer in the community and wear your name badge
20. Send out a monthly e-mail newsletter (Donâ€™t write it yourself)
21. Call everyone in your sphere
22. Invite 10 past customers to lunch (one at a time)
23. Mail an anniversary card each year to your past buyers for the day they bought their home.
24. Ask your past customers to write a testimonial for you.
25. Post past customer testimonials to your website
26. Write a press release about your attendance at a class or workshop, or new designation
27. Take 10 minutes and make sure you have an informative signature block for e-mails
28. First of each year mail out a copy of the HUD-1 to each client who bought or sold a home last year.
Anything you can do that will have you talking or interacting with people will help you build the marketing momentum you need to grow your business. If you are with people you will find businessâ€¦â€¦if youâ€™re not you wonâ€™t.