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December 2009 Calendar

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Social Networking & Internet Lead Generation

twitter-34bSocial Networking Workshop

Generate MORE leads for LESS money!

When: November 9, 2009, 9am-4pm

Where: Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
(4000 Morikami Park Rd in Delray Beach)

Cost: $69 (includes lunch)

Learn techniques and websites designed to increase the amount of leads coming into your site.  Learn how Social Networking can be one of your BEST  lead-generation options!

Hosted by guest speaker Michael Tritthart who is a national technology trainer and consultant. 

9:00am-Noon:  Internet Lead Generation
Techniques and websites that WILL generate business

1:00pm-4:00pm: Create a Social Networking Presence 
Find out  how to use Twitter, Facebook and other Social Networking sites for REAL business.

  • The Who, What, Where and Why of Social Networking. 
  • What websites/techniques are other successful real estate agents using to generate business?
  • Review sites of successful agents and learn why they are successful.

 

This Month In Real Estate – October 2009

Each month, This Month in Real Estate provides expert opinion and analysis on real estate trends across the nation. The aim of the consumer-oriented segments is to provide real information on real estate.

Practitioners Say Luxury Market is Up

Luxury-homesThe luxury home market is picking up, according to real estate practitioners all over the country. This trend is strictly anecdotal – no hard data yet. In fact, the National Association of REALTORS® say sales of homes priced above $2 million fell 39.1 percent in August compared to the previous year. But Barbara Feldman, vice president with Saunders & Associates in Long Island, N.Y.’s community of Bridgehampton, says, “We’ve seen a significant upturn in activity in the last four to six weeks.” And Charleston, S.C., associate Pat Broghamer with RE/MAX Advanced Realty, says buyers are “making investments in beach homes.” Kevin Schmidtchen, an associate with Sotheby’s International Realty in Santa Barbara, Calif., echoes the sentiment: “We’ve started to see a fair amount more pending and closed sales here in just the last two to three months.”

Source: Investor’s Business Daily, Kathleen Doler (10/15/2009)

BOLDly going where no agent has gone before

BOLD-Text-Treatment-Web_00221,000. That’s the number of transactions projected for round two of BOLD, MAPS Coaching’s latest breakthrough program! And with 22 new locations added to the lineup for 2009, living your life by design, not by default is within reach. Here are several more stats that are driving the success of agents and their market centers!

What a difference BOLD can make! In 2008, the Lake Travis market center listed 73 homes. After associates took BOLD the market center’s total listed homes jumped to 283 – a 25 percent increase!

Over the course of the eight-week BOLD program, Tim Heyl, associate with the Austin Southwest market center, took 10 listings and closed three contracts. His most recent listing was for a $2.99 million property. “If it hadn’t been for BOLD, there’s no way I would have gone after such an expensive property,” he says.
Enrolling in the BOLD Program changed everything for Gary Budek. During the eight weeks that he was in BOLD, he took 14 listings and closed 21 buyer transactions, quadrupling his production from the first part of the year. “I was letting the market get to me and getting entrenched in the negative talk,” he says. Getting into BOLD “was like a new lease on life for my business.”
Getting into BOLD is one great way to improve your business. Christian Seemuller took it one step further. Read why he joined Keller Williams Realty after becoming a BOLD student.
I was very comfortable in my real estate career, but that all changed when I started reading the MREA book. Almost at once I realized that the “comfortable” feeling I had was the byproduct of never being challenged. Soon I attended a BOLD seminar, and WOW! What I saw in BOLD was an opportunity to grow my career by challenging myself. I realized that the BOLD sessions were just what I needed! Like a clear sunny day I could now envision my true potential. It wasn’t long before I made a BOLD move and chose KW!”