ABOUT JAMES

I got into the real estate business directly after college… in a market 1500 miles away from where I grew up! After selling 45 homes that first year in real estate as a 21 year old kid, I spent another few years building my business and then made the decision that I loved speaking and coaching even more than I did actively selling.. Since 1997 I have been a full time trainer and one on one coach. 4 of those years were spent working for my mentor Mike Ferry either on stage leading audiences or in the trenches getting it done with agents just like you!

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If you’re looking for a customized approach from someone who has spent nearly two decades helping agents make significant positive change in their businesses, then you have come to the right place. I’m ready to help you make today count… are you?

Overwrite Fear With Confidence

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A very good morning to all of you focused salespeople and energetic businesspeople! I cannot imagine a better day for each one of you to set appointments and get contracts signed … and the reality is that these things are GOING TO happen in your marketplace whether you’re participating or not. Why not participate at the highest level?

In the world of digital memory and storage there is a concept called ‘overwriting’ where new data is stored over top of former data, basically removing it forever. Trust me, I am no expert on these things, but I couldn’t help thinking of how this might relate to some of the challenges that I know agents can have when it comes to the things that they believe.

One example of this is when a client told me that they were uncomfortable contacting their past clients or SOI because they feel like they are ‘begging for business’. Immediately I imagined this as data in their thinking that needed to be re-written so I said, ‘what if you told yourself—and told THEM—that you were calling, in part, to share with them that you had enjoyed a great year in your business and were fortunate to have had the opportunity to help a lot of people with their real estate needs. Let them know that your goal is to have even MORE of those opportunities to help people that they might know and that you hoped they would be okay with you contacting them from time to time to see if they knew of anyone.’

This takes one from a feeling of insecurity and calling from a place of desperation, to calling from a place of success and a desire to contribute to others. Instead of coming across like, ‘you have to help me or I’ll go broke!’ we can convey a confidence and an excitement in our call to them. Remember, when people are considering referring business to someone, they will only do that if they think there’s a benefit to them also—meaning that the person to whom they’ve referred you will come back and thank them. Your clients need to believe that you can, and ARE getting the job done so that you don’t make them look bad … and we can add to that belief by the very level of confidence and excitement we give off when we call them.

People—there is no need to feel like you’re begging. You bring a tremendous value to the table … you care about doing a good job … you are willing to go the extra mile to get the best results for both buyers and sellers … and you have a track record to prove it. Contact those past customers and sphere of influence in a spirit of enthusiasm and with a desire to help and they will respond in kind. Of course, you have to go DO it to prove to yourself that what I’m saying is true.

Here’s to you getting out there and taking action … here’s to you making today count!

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2017-06-04T17:35:19+00:00 January 26th, 2016|make today count|0 Comments

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