4 Steps for a Mid-Year Review

Can you believe that 2019 is halfway over? Can you think back to January? Did you make New Year’s Resolutions? Did you create a business plan? Whether you did these things or not, we recommend completing a mid-year check-in. There is no better way to make sure you are on track, acknowledge your accomplishments and create new goals.  Here are 4 steps to evaluate your progress in 2019.

  1. Start with the Positives
  • What are your highlights of 2019 so far?
  • What are you most proud of personally?
  • What are you most proud of professionally?

2. Evaluate Your 2019 Goals– Separate your goals into three categories.

  • Accomplished
  • Not accomplished, but no longer serves a purpose
  • Work in Progress

3. Dive Deep into Your Goals – For each goal in the Work in Progress category, ask yourself the following questions:

  • What is your progress so far?
  • What is helping you to achieve this goal?
  • What things could you improve?
  • Who can help you achieve this goal?

4. Plan with the End in Mind- When you create a business plan at the beginning of the year you have a blank slate. A whole 12 months to accomplish your goals. Doing a mid-year review can help you prioritize the goals you haven’t met yet, and help you create S.M.A.R.T goals for the remainder of the year.

Increase your Real Estate Business

Mastermind with the Master is a new series where top-performing Coldwell Banker Premier Realty agents share their knowledge. The mastermind class in conjunction with our sales meetings ensures that our agents are receiving a variety of educational strategies that they can implement immediately to grow their businesses.

This blog post is a summary from our latest mastermind class with top-producing sales professional, Britney Gaitan. Britney shared how she built her network and a schedule for success.

Retrain your brain

Britney emphasized that mindset and consistency should be a part of your business plan. “If you’re tired of inconsistent income, retrain your brain to put your best foot forward.” Do this by making small daily changes to build yourself up. This includes role-playing every day, dressing intentionally for success, and identifying your purpose.

What gets scheduled gets done

Britney’s advice for new agents is to arrive at the office at the same time every day, whether you have appointments or not, to build discipline and consistency. Implement a routine that minimizes distractions and stay on schedule. Britney’s daily routine starts with coffee and time for herself in the morning. This is when she makes phone calls and listens to motivational podcasts. Once she gets to the office she does accountability training, lead follow-ups, negotiations and she schedules all listing appointments for the afternoon. Her daily goal is to make 14 contacts per day.

Your vibe attracts your tribe

This business is about building relationships and the best way to do that is to find your people! Get out and network. Have your name badge and business cards on you everywhere you go! Be yourself and start genuine conversations with people, not for the possibility of a sale, but to make a new friend. These are the people that will bring you business in the future. And finally, evaluate those around you. If you are currently surrounded with unproductive and negative energy, make some changes.

Do you want to attend one of our Mastermind classes in person? Fill out this form for more information on our class schedule.

5 Instagram Questions Answered

  1. Who should you follow?

Unlike Facebook, people with a public profile won’t think twice if a stranger follows them. It is great for prospecting!

  • Past clients
  • Current clients
  • Local business owners
  • Local businesses
  • Community influencers
  • Local residents

2. How do you prospect on Instagram?

To prospect on Instagram, simply look up your farm location in the search bar. You can follow hashtags and locations filled with local residents and businesses. You will then be able to like and comment on their posts. Give yourself a goal of following 15 new people a day (more if you are ambitious), post a genuine comment on their feed, and they will most likely follow you back.

3. What’s the deal with hashtags?

You want to strategically place hashtags in your posts. When you first post a photo, you only want to describe the photo (hashtags will come later.) Once you post the photo, you will go into your post and leave a comment with all of your hashtags. Some of our favorite hashtags include:

  • #LasVegasLocals
  • #LasVegasLife
  • #HendersonLocals
  • #LasVegasfood
  • #LasVegasRealtor
  • #SummerlinLV

4. What should I be posting?

All of your photos should be something your ideal client would be interested in. Not only do people want to know your brand, they want to see the real you as well. Here are some post ideas for your feed and stories:

  • Basic listing posts
  • Artful photos of your listings
  • Out and about at local businesses
  • Company statistics
  • Inspirational quotes
  • Behind the scenes of your transactions

5. Do you have examples of cool graphics I could use on Instagram?

YES! At Coldwell Banker Premier Realty, we often create branded content for agents to post across their social media pages. If you want a sneak peak, you can click RIGHT HERE, HERE and HERE to download three of your own graphics. Just make sure to tag #Thankscb so we know you found this information useful!

-Posted on 3.26.19 by Tamara Foote, Digital Marketing Manager, CBPR.

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