Thursday, December 6, 2012

Business Holiday Parties - Be Merry and Mingle

It's that time of year.  Happy hours, holiday luncheons, and full blown parties are under way.  The larger your client and strategic partner database, the more invitations pour in.  It can be tough to choose which ones to attend.  But in my opinion, go to as many as you possibly can!

There's no better time for connecting with your business relationships and making them more personable.  These events also create great opportunities to make new connections.  You never know where you'll meet your next client, right?

That said, I read this Top 5 list from Kaufman, Rossin & Co on how to network at holiday parties.  This was a good list, make no mistake.  But one of the points I disagree with...enough so that I thought I'd blog about it.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

MLE Alert: Conversion Calculator - Find your dollar per hit ratio

MLE Alert! (Make Life Easier)

This conversion calculator can help you figure out how much you are making per hit on your website.  (If you don't know how to measure the number of hits your site receives, I recommend Google Analytics.)

Have fun with this Conversion Rate Calculator.  Is your conversion rate higher or lower than you anticipated?  How can you increase your success on converting website visitors to paying customers?  I'd love to hear from you.  Feel free to share your top tip for converting website visitors into paying customers, and turning paying customers into raving fans!

Conversion Rate Calculator

Until Next Time, Jacki

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Every Four Years, I Mix Politics, Religion, and Business.

Four years ago, I wrote "Post-Election: Now What?"  The name of the Republican candidate may have changed, but the rest still rings true today.

What HAS changed is the American climate.  The candidate elected has already been in place for 4 years.  Some see Obama's second term as a chance to complete all the good things that were started that will save America.  Some see this second term as a chance to complete the destruction of our nation.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind both sides of the equation

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

[Real Estate Class] Buying and Selling HUD Homes

Join us for the class "Buying and Selling HUD Homes" on Thursday, October 11, 2012. See the flyer below for detailed information. To RSVP contact Jim Summers at Driggs Title 480-299-3694. Buying and Selling HUD homes - Sue Lechman, instructor Until Next Time, Jacki

Monday, August 20, 2012

Top 5 Takeaways from Top Producing Real Estate Agents

Top producing real estate agents on Mastermind Panel
Top producing Keller Williams Agents (left to right):
Andrew Monaghan, Mandi Ross, Jon Brath, and Lou Rugolo

Ever since 2004, I’ve worked with top producing Realtors, rookie agents, and everything in between.  Over the years, I’ve noticed that there are certain qualities that successful agents all have in common.  A recent panel at a Mega Agent Mastermind meeting at Keller Williams SonoranLiving was a fantastic reminder of what separates the successful professional Realtors from the “hobbyists.”

The event was a panel discussion with four Keller Williams Mega Agents.  Each shared their expertise, what was working, how they got to where they are, and what they’re doing to achieve the next steps in their business. 

I thought the key takeaways from these four top producers were so important and vital to the business of any real estate agent that I HAD to share them with you.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

[INFOGRAPHIC] Real Estate Marketing - How do you measure up?

So you're in real estate. It's so much more than just showing homes, listing homes, and writing contracts. You are in business for yourself. As such, you need to be thinking about keeping your client pipeline full. This means marketing your business! 

Below is an infographic based on a recent survey of over 2,000 agents nationwide. If you're a Realtor looking for help trying to figure out how to organize your marketing plan, contact me. It's what I do! The best part...if you're in Arizona or California, I can provide this help for you at no charge! I work for AmeriFirst Financial Senior Loan Officers John Reising and David Krushinsky...reach out to me and I'll explain how it works. 

Meanwhile, take a look at the infographic below. Do you fit into the mold, or does your marketing budget look a little different?

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Top 10 Business Texting Etiquette Tips (Know Your Etiquette Series #1)

It's happened to anyone who has done business in the 21st Century.  You're meeting/talking/relating to someone eyeball to eyeball.  As you are in the middle of a sentence, you lose the connection with those eyeballs the second their smart phone alerts them that a text has been received.  In that instant, their attention is diverted as they pull out their phone to check the message.