It’s the beginning of a new year; time to dust off the New Year’s resolutions and set concrete goals for the year ahead. We asked private property for insights and inspiration.

 

THREE WAYS FOR AGENTS TO MAKE 2016 A SUCCESS

1. Be an expert on your neighbourhood. This insider knowledge will differentiate you from your competitors.

2. Be mobile: with mobile sources attracting more than 50% of traffic to property websites, make sure your website is mobile-phone/tablet/notebook friendly, or use a friendly property portal such as Private Property.

3. Get better connected. In addition to your phone, email and website, it’s a good idea to be active on social media or to consider writing a blog.

 

HOW CAN ESTATE AGENTS IMPROVE THEIR COMMUNICATION?

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BECOME EVEN MORE OF A LOCAL EXPERT
Check out Private Property’s Neighbourhoods section for location-specific property and lifestyle information to share with prospective buyers.

 

LOOK OUT FOR
Private Property’s 2016 events, talks and seminars for the industry.

 

GOLD-STANDARD SERVICE

Your goal for the New Year should be to attain a standard of being knowledgeable, supportive and 100% accessible to clients at every step in buying or selling a property. Why? Because gold-standard service will lead to more sales and mandates, since satisfied clients will gladly refer an outstanding agent to their family and friends.

 

A FEW NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM

TAKE TIME OUT TO RELAX
Being an estate agent is tough. Having personal time to de-stress and relax will help you perform better when you’re at work.

 

COMMUNICATE BETTER
The number one complaint against estate agents is communication, or rather the lack of it. Pay attention and listen actively, responding to what is being said. Have your own input but stay on topic.

 

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF RESOURCES
Find out which speakers are appearing at local venues – these events act as learning and networking opportunities. Have a look at the training and educational resources available on Private Property to improve your skills and knowledge.

 

MANAGE YOUR TIME
Time management and balancing between work and your personal life is crucial to your success. It’s equally important to realise that schedules don’t always work out as planned. When organising your year, leave time slots available to catch up on any activities that may be falling behind.

 

Find more really useful training and industry advice on our ‘Tools of the trade’ section.