Friday, September 24, 2021

    Shown above: Postcards from Just Sold Campaign similar to Michael Ware’s. Learn more HERE

    Congratulations, Michael Ware you are the winner of this week’s $120 gift card!

    Michael had the following words to say about his success using ProspectsPLUS! marketing materials as part of his strategic marketing plan to get more clients,

    “I recently scheduled a postcard campaign with ProspectsPLUS! that goes out on the 20th of each month. I farm a Just Sold area I currently live in to Take More Listings…. I believe in ProspectsPLUS! and the value they bring. I have also just signed up to market to past clients in an effort to grow my Sphere.”

    Congratulations on your new Just Sold Campaign, Michael, and thank you for the incredible words of support!


    NEW CONTEST Every Friday: Get the FIRST MONTH of Any Scheduled Campaign FOR FREE! ($120 value)

    FARM, Get More Listings Series Scheduled Campaign shown above. Learn more, HERE
    Enter this week’s contest for a chance to win a $120 gift card covering the first month of ANY Scheduled Campaign.

    The scheduled campaign includes 150 jumbo-sized postcards, sent standard postage (excluding data and tax. Includes only the first month free of a new campaign).

    HOW TO ENTER: Just leave a review regarding how using marketing from ProspectsPLUS! has impacted your business, and you’re automatically entered into our next contest.

    Mention a “scheduled campaign you’ve launched” in your review and your entry into the contest is doubled.

    Leave a review on Google, HERE.
    Leave a review on Facebook, HERE.

    Don’t forget to watch out for next Friday’s email announcing the weekly winner!


    Ready to Schedule an SOI, Farm, Get More Listing, Holiday or Absentee Owner Campaign?

    Animal Series Scheduled Campaign shown above, learn more HERE
    Launch a Scheduled Campaign today and save time on your marketing by automating it!

    You Can Launch a Scheduled Campaign to any of the following Markets in Just Minutes:

    Sphere of Influence
    Geographic Farm
    Just Sold Follow-up
    Holiday
    Renters
    Absentee Owners
    Expireds
    FSBOs
    Fence Sitters*
    Get More Listings*
    Empty Nesters*
    Move-Up Market*

    (*Located under Farm Campaigns)

    And, remember, YOU DON’T PAY for each mailing until it actually goes out (cancel or change each mailing up until the night before mailing goes out. The price shown at check out is per mailing, not campaign total).

    TO GET STARTED:

    STEP 1: Create your prospect list using our mailing list tools, HERE.

    STEP 2: Then, once you have your list, choose your Campaign, select your start date, and add your list, HERE or hit “Launch a Scheduled Campaign”, below.

    Launch a Scheduled Campaign now, CLICK HERE!

    Please reach out to our support team at 866.405.3638 with questions or if there is anything we can do to help you in your success.

      Much of your daily activity may be necessary, but some tasks may be keeping you from being the top-producing real estate agent machine that I know you can be.

      And, some of the suggested methods for becoming a high-yielding agent might surprise you.

      For instance, Sir Winston Churchill, former prime minister of the United Kingdom, insisted that he got twice as much done after napping (I’ve always liked that man).

      “Don’t think you will be doing less work because you sleep during the day,” he said. “That’s a foolish notion held by people who have no imaginations. You will be able to accomplish more,” he concluded.

      Fellow napper geniuses include Leonardo Da Vinci, who snoozed for 15-minutes, every four hours. President John F. Kennedy made it a habit to doze off every afternoon for one to two hours and who can forget the many photos of President Clinton, fast asleep, at some pretty inopportune moments?

      Related: 3 Things You Can Do to Make Every Day a Great One

      So, go ahead and take a nap, but not before finding out other ways to become more productive.

      1. Say “no” to overtime

      Back in 2008, the powers-that-be at Microsoft Japan gave employees “five consecutive three-day weekends.”

      While this cut operating costs for the company, it also increased sales. In fact, sales increased, per employee, 40% overproduction from the previous year.

      Then, there is the study from a construction company wanting to figure out how scheduled overtime impacts their projects.

      It turns out that working 60 hours or more per week over the course of two months correlated with a significant drop in productivity. Working more than 8 hours a day, 48 hours per week tanked productivity to the point where it was taking 3 hours to accomplish what had been done in 2 hours.

      As a real estate agent, you need to be even more cautious of how much time you spend working. Without someone scheduling your work, it’s far too easy to keep working until you’re doused in that ‘midnight oil.

      Related: 3 Brilliant Ways to Remain Productive as the Season Slows

      Set your schedule, keeping in mind the aforementioned studies. It may take some time to train yourself to turn off the lights and close the door at a set time each day, but it’s imperative if you hope to become a more productive real estate agent.

      2. Take more breaks

      You are your boss. As such, it is amazing how many agents treat themselves like sweatshop workers.

      If you had a boss, you would be granted, by law, a number of breaks from work, scattered throughout the day.

      Yet more than 60% of Americans claim to eat lunch at their desks.

       Our brains need rest, according to Meg Sellg at psychologytoday.com. And to achieve it, avoid “Doing activities that don’t rely heavily on prefrontal cortex function [the area of your brain you are using when you work] but rely on different brain regions instead …,” says Nir Eyal, author of “Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life,” tells Sellg.

      Need a tip to turn off that prefrontal cortex?

      Get up and move. Whether it’s a 5-minute walk or any other physical activity, Stanford researchers have learned that movement makes us more creative and, thus, productive.

      Eat your lunch at the park or even on a bus bench. Views of nature and streetscapes relax and rejuvenate.

      Whether you work remotely or in a brick-and-mortar brokerage, stop chaining yourself to your desk. Take naps, take breaks and close your “office” at a specified time each day. Then, watch your productivity soar.


      Looking for an attention-grabber? How about sending a Real Estate Times Scheduled Campaign to your Sphere of Farm? The Series contains trending real estate news and statistics.

      And, guess what? The Real Estate Times Scheduled Campaign is currently on sale 10% OFF the first monthbut only for 3 MORE DAYS!

      Real Estate Times Scheduled Campaign (shown above). Learn more, HERE

      TO LAUNCH A REAL ESTATE TIMES CAMPAIGN:

      Hit “CLICK HERE”, below, to schedule your campaign (from a desktop or laptop computer).

      And, remember, YOU DON’T PAY until each mailing goes out (cancel or change mailing up until the night before it goes out).

      USE PROMO CODE: TIMES10 to get 10% off at checkout.

      Launch a Real Estate Times Scheduled Campaign now, CLICK HERE!

      Please reach out to our support team at 866.405.3638 with questions or if there is anything we can do to help you with your success.


      PLUS: When you have time…below are some helpful tools to support your success.

      1. The Free 12 Month Done-For-You Strategic Marketing Plan

      The Real Estate Marketing Planner is a powerful 12-Month-Guide that strategically defines what marketing to do when. Four key market segments are included, Niche Marketing, Get More Listings, Geographic Farming, and Sphere of Influence. –Click Here

      2. The Free Interactive Real Estate Business Plan

      The Free Interactive Real Estate Business Plan allows you to enter your business goals for this year and get a breakdown of how many prospects, listings, closing, and so on are needed to reach your goals.  – Click Here

      3. Become a Neighborhood Brand

      Become branded in a specific neighborhood with a NEW 12X15 marketing piece sent automatically every month to an exclusive carrier route (membership includes your own online Homes & Life Agent Magazine). Watch this video to learn more or Click Here.

      4. The Free Real Estate Mailing List Guide

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      The Real Estate Mailing List Guide outlines the top tools for generating targeted prospecting lists including Baby Boomers, Empty Nesters, Investors, Lifestyle Interests, High-Income Renters, Move-Up Markets, and more. The Guide also defines done-for-you marketing campaigns to match these markets. –Click Here

      5. Become a Listing Legend Free eBook 

      This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Become-A-Listing-Legend-3D-Book-White-274x300.jpg

      Ready to take a vertical leap in your real estate career? If you’re looking for inspiration…and the tools and methods to dominate a market and go to the top in real estate…you’ll find them in this free book. – Click Here

      6. The Free Online ROI Calculator

      This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is ROI-calculator-b-233x300.jpg

      Consistency and automation are the keys to success. Discover how effective direct mail marketing can dramatically increase your bottom line. Enter your statistics in our Free online ROI Calculator and click the ‘CALCULATE MY ROI’ button to see your results instantly! –Click Here

      7. The Free Real Estate Marketing Guide “CRUSH IT” 

      This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is CRUSH-IT-Guide-3-d-298x300.jpg

      The “Crush It” Guide includes easy steps to launching an effective direct mail marketing campaign, how to create a targeted prospect list, the perfect way to layout marketing materials for success, seven opportunities available to target in your area right now. –Click Here

        What do you tell people when they ask what you do for a living?

        “I’m in real estate” is a common answer to the question. So is “I’m a real estate agent (or REALTOR®). Sure, those are answers to the question, but they aren’t exactly memorable.

        Here’s how to craft a real estate agent elevator pitch that will make you unforgettable.

        20 to 30 seconds

        According to a Princeton University study, people form an opinion based on facial appearance within one-tenth of one second. Pass that test and then you’ll have a mere 20 to 30 seconds to wow them with your real estate elevator pitch.

        Yup, it’s not much time, but if you can squeeze vital home information into the puny word count the MLS allows, you can certainly sell yourself in half of a minute.

        It’s a tool you’ll use a lot

        From responding to online leads to introducing yourself at cocktail parties and in marketing materials, a real estate elevator pitch is something you’ll find quite useful.

        I love NextDoor.com, especially when a neighbor posts that he or she is looking for a real estate agent. Unfortunately, I’ve yet to see a really compelling response from agents. And, even sadder is that the agent responses are so similar they could be mistaken to have come from the same person.

        “I go the extra mile” and “I go above and beyond” are common refrains. If that is your USP as well, please, do the industry a favor and dump it.

        Agents can buy a NextDoor Neighborhood Sponsorship and, in my neighborhood at least, only three have done so. What they pay for, is an ad that looks like this (image left):

        I haven’t come across an agent-sponsored ad yet that answers the questions suggested by the platform. Yet, they pay for the space.

        Here’s a Sponsorship ad from another business (image right):

        This phone and computer repair person understands the value of what he’s paying for and uses the space for all it’s worth with his or her elevator pitch.

        Create your own real estate agent elevator pitch

        “You know [the real estate pain point]? Well, I [solution]. In fact, [proof].”

        That’s the formula for the ideal elevator pitch, according to author Allan Dib. “Good marketing takes the prospect through a journey that covers the problem, the solution and, finally, the proof,” according to Dibs.

        Keep it quick. Keep it simple. Ensure it’s not too promotional.

        Put in real estate terms, Dibs’ formula may look like this:

        “You know how people who want to buy a home are having a hard time finding one? What we do is reach out to the homeowners in our database with a list of our buyers’ needs. This has been so successful that we have found homes for 25 of these clients just in the past 30 days.”

        Go ahead and plug your elevator pitch into the formula or feel free to steal ours, if it fits.


        Another way to grab your audience’s attention and keep it is with a Real Estate Times Series Campaign. The Real Estate Times Series has timely real estate news and statistics that is of value to homeowners.

        Did you know, the Real Estate Times Scheduled Campaign is currently on sale for 10% OFF the first month?

        Real Estate Times Scheduled Campaign (shown above). Learn more, HERE

        TO LAUNCH A REAL ESTATE TIMES CAMPAIGN:

        Hit “CLICK HERE”, below, to schedule your campaign (from a desktop or laptop computer).

        USE PROMO CODE: TIMES10 to get 10% Off at check out.

        And, remember, YOU DON’T PAY for each mailing until it actually goes out (cancel or change each mailing up until the night before it goes out). This sale expires 9/4/21.

        Launch a Real Estate Times Scheduled Campaign now, CLICK HERE!

        Please reach out to our support team at 866.405.3638 with questions or if there is anything we can do to help you with your success.


        PLUS: When you have time…below are some helpful tools to support your success.

        1. The Free 12 Month Done-For-You Strategic Marketing Plan

        The Real Estate Marketing Planner is a powerful 12-Month-Guide that strategically defines what marketing to do when. Four key market segments are included, Niche Marketing, Get More Listings, Geographic Farming, and Sphere of Influence. –Click Here

        2. The Free Interactive Real Estate Business Plan

        The Free Interactive Real Estate Business Plan allows you to enter your business goals for this year and get a breakdown of how many prospects, listings, closing, and so on are needed to reach your goals.  – Click Here

        3. The Automated Way to Become a Neighborhood Brand

        Become branded in a specific neighborhood with a 12X15 marketing piece sent automatically each month to an exclusive carrier route. Watch this video to learn more or Click Here.

        4. The Free Real Estate Mailing List Guide

        This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Real-Estate-Mailing-List-Guide2-3-D-999x1024.jpg

        The Real Estate Mailing List Guide outlines the top tools for generating targeted prospecting lists including Baby Boomers, Empty Nesters, Investors, Lifestyle Interests, High-Income Renters, Move-Up Markets, and more. The Guide also defines done-for-you marketing campaigns to match these markets. –Click Here

        5. The Become a Listing Legend Free eBook 

        This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Become-A-Listing-Legend-3D-Book-White-274x300.jpg

        Ready to take a vertical leap in your real estate career? If you’re looking for inspiration…and the tools and methods to dominate a market and go to the top in real estate…you’ll find them in this free book. – Click Here

        6. The Free Online ROI Calculator

        This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is ROI-calculator-b-233x300.jpg

        Consistency and automation are the keys to success. Discover how effective direct mail marketing can dramatically increase your bottom line. Enter your statistics in our Free online ROI Calculator and click the ‘CALCULATE MY ROI’ button to see your results instantly! –Click Here

        7. The Free Real Estate Marketing Guide “CRUSH IT” 

        This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is CRUSH-IT-Guide-3-d-298x300.jpg

        The “Crush It” Guide includes easy steps to launching an effective direct mail marketing campaign, how to create a targeted prospect list, the perfect way to layout marketing materials for success, seven opportunities available to target in your area right now. –Click Here

          Shown above: Jennifer Penrose’s recent Upload Your Own postcard design. Learn more HERE

          Congratulations, Jennifer Penrose you are the winner of this week’s $120 gift card!

          Jennifer had the following words to say about her success using ProspectsPLUS! marketing materials as part of her strategic marketing plan to get more clients,

          “I absolutely love my custom folders, ProspectsPLUS! did a great job. I also like the fact that you can upload your own design. Working on my postcards next!”

          Thank You, Jennifer!


          NEW CONTEST: Get the FIRST MONTH of Any Scheduled Campaign FOR FREE! ($120 value)

          FARM, Get More Listings Series Scheduled Campaign shown above. Learn more, HERE
          Enter this week’s contest for a chance to win a $120 gift card covering the first month of ANY Scheduled Campaign.

          The scheduled campaign includes 150 jumbo-sized postcards, sent standard postage (excluding data and tax. Includes only the first month free of a new campaign).

          HOW TO ENTER: Just leave a review regarding how using marketing from ProspectsPLUS! has impacted your business, and you’re automatically entered into our next contest.

          Mention a “scheduled campaign you’ve launched” in your review and your entry into the contest is doubled.

          Leave a review on Google, HERE.
          Leave a review on Facebook, HERE.

          Don’t forget to watch out for next Friday’s email announcing the weekly winner!


          Ready to Schedule an SOI, Farm, Get More Listing, Holiday or Absentee Owner Campaign?

          Animal Series Scheduled Campaign shown above, learn more HERE
          Launch a Scheduled Campaign today and save time on your marketing by automating it!

          You Can Launch a Scheduled Campaign to any of the following Markets in Just Minutes:

          Sphere of Influence
          Geographic Farm
          Just Sold Follow-up
          Holiday
          Renters
          Absentee Owners
          Expireds
          FSBOs
          Fence Sitters*
          Get More Listings*
          Empty Nesters*
          Move-Up Market*

          (*Located under Farm Campaigns)

          And, remember, YOU DON’T PAY for each mailing until it actually goes out (cancel or change each mailing up until the night before mailing goes out. The price shown at check out is per mailing, not campaign total).

          TO GET STARTED:

          STEP 1: Create your prospect list using our mailing list tools, HERE.

          STEP 2: Then, once you have your list, choose your Campaign, select your start date, and add your list, HERE or hit “Launch a Scheduled Campaign”, below.

          Launch a Scheduled Campaign now, CLICK HERE!

          Please reach out to our support team at 866.405.3638 with questions or if there is anything we can do to help you in your success.