Category Archives: Your career

Organize your contacts by how you met

Do you know how you and your customer met?

If you own a Facebook account, you have likely seen posts from one of your friends on your timeline, asking all of their Facebook friends, how they originally met.  These posts are fun and informative and provide a tip to real estate agents on how to improve their marketing efforts.

Most CRM systems allow you to add tags in order to easily search, categorize or filter your customer base.  By using a “how did we meet” tag, you will be able to develop marketing campaigns and follow up schedules that allow you to customize the message that shares your common interests.

For example, let’s say you have several contacts in your CRM that you met in high school.  When you reach out to this group, you might incorporate a message themed around one of the following suggestions.

·         Do you remember when?

·         Spotlight on a favorite teacher or class.

·         Upcoming reunion information

·         The latest school news or information

If you have several family members tagged in your CRM, your message might include:

·         Upcoming family birthdays

·         Anniversary announcements

·         Recent visits

·         Family pet photos

 

Your message has a better chance of being well received and read if it includes a common theme the recipient will enjoy reading.  Tagging your contact base with how you met will help you create an effective message.

Our Guaranteed Sales Program provides our agents an advantage in the market place.

A tool to help you list more homes

Would a guaranteed sales program for homeowners help you list more homes?

In our area, we are seeing several non-traditional companies springing up offering to buy homes directly from the homeowner.  For many real estate agents, this is a cause for concern.  As a leader in our marketplace,   Watson Realty Corp. is providing our agents with a tool that will give them the ability to compete with these offers.

Guaranteed Sales Program

We have recently rolled out a guaranteed sales program for our agents to use as a listing tool.  Our real estate agents can offer potential sellers the peace of mind that comes with knowing, if we don’t sell your home, we will buy it.

We are providing the training our agents need to present the program and the marketing materials designed to assist them with reaching potential sellers online and through face to face contact.

Watson Realty adds value to an agents business

Would having a guaranteed sales program help you secure more listings?  We believe it will.  With listings being in short supply, we are proud to give our agents a competitive edge.

If you would like more information on the tools Watson Realty provide agents to help them build a successful career in real estate, text or call us and we will be happy to meet with you.

Greg Staker
Kissimmee
407-304-0255

Ellen Thunell
Championsgate
407-765-4884

RPAC Roaring Twenties Auction

Ellen and I attended the Orlando Realtor Association Realtor Political Action Committee (RPAC) auction that was held at The Country Club of Orlando.rpac

The theme was the roaring 20’s.  Many of the agents and affiliates in attendance did a really good job dressing for the era.  Ellen and I pulled together an outfit at the last minute from what we had in our closet.

The food and drink were good and while we were unsuccessful bidding on a few items, we thoroughly enjoyed the event and would encourage all agents in the Orlando area to attend future events.

We have several real estate classes scheduled for 2018!

2018 CLASS SCHEDULE
Seminole, Osceola, Volusia, Orange and Lake Counties

SOUTHWEST ORLANDO -7601 Conroy Windermere Road Orlando 32835
March 21st to April 23th Mon, Wed, & Thurs 6 PM to 10 PM
Class Exam: April 26th Thursday 6 PM to 9 PM

CLERMONT – 1390 Hancock Road Clermont 34711 Weekend Class
Saturday March 24th 9 AM – 5PM
Saturday March 31st and Sunday April 1st 9 AM – 5PM
Saturday April 7th and Sunday April 8th 9 AM – 5PM
Saturday April 14th and Sunday April 15th 9 AM – 5PM
Saturday April 21st Review and Final Test 9 AM – 5PM

KISSIMMEE-1950 E. Irlo Bronson Mem. Hwy. Kissimmee 34744 Weekend
Saturday March 31st 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday April 7th and Sunday April 8th 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday April 14th and Sunday April 15th 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday April 28th Review and Final Exam 9AM to 5 PM

LONGWOOD—1445 SR 434 Suite 200—Longwood, FL. 32750_ __
April 2nd to May 3rd Mon, Tues, & Thurs 6 PM to 10 PM
Class Exam May 7th Monday 6 PM to 9 PM

DELAND 1961 S. WOODLAND BLVD. 32720___2 WEEK DAY CLASS
2 WEEK DAY CLASS
April 18th to April 27th Mon, Wed, Thurs, and Friday 9 AM to 5 PM
Review and Class Exam: April 30th Monday 9 AM to 5 PM

OVIEDO – 2100 Alafaya Trail Oviedo 32765___________________ ____
May 9 to June 13th Mon, Wed, & Thurs 6 PM to 10 PM
Class Exam June 18th Monday 6PM to 9PM
NO CLASS MEMORIAL DAY

CLERMONT – 1390 Hancock Road Clermont 34711_________________
May 9 to June 13th Mon, Wed, & Thurs 6 PM to 10 PM
Class Exam June 18th Monday 6PM to 9PM
NO CLASS MEMORIAL DAY

WEKIVA – 317 Wekiva Springs Road – Longwood, FL. 32779___________
2 WEEK DAY CLASS
May 16 to May 25th Mon, Wed, Thurs, and Friday 9 AM to 5 PM
Review and Class Exam: May 29th Tuesday 9 AM to 5 PM
NO CLASS MEMORIAL DAY

LONGWOOD—1445 SR 434 Suite 200—Longwood, FL. 32750_ __
May 21st to June 15th Mon, Tues, & Thurs 6 PM to 10 PM
Class Exam June 28th Thursday 6 PM to 9 PM
NO CLASS MEMORIAL DAY

KISSIMMEE-1950 E. Irlo Bronson Mem. Hwy. Kissimmee 34744_______
May 23rd to June 27th Mon, Wed, & Thurs 6 PM to 10 PM
Class Exam: July 2nd Monday 6 PM to 9 PM
NO CLASS MEMORIAL DAY

DELAND 1961 S. WOODLAND BLVD. 32720___2 WEEK DAY CLASS
2 WEEK DAY CLASS
June 13th to June 22nd Mon, Wed, Thurs, and Friday 9 AM to 5 PM
Review and Class Exam: June 25th Monday 9 AM to 5 PM

CLERMONT – 1390 Hancock Road Clermont 34711 2 WEEK DAY CLASS
June 20th to June 29th Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri. 6 PM to 10 PM
Review and Class Exam: July 2nd Monday 9 AM to 5 PM
2 WEEK DAY CLASS

DELAND 1961 S. WOODLAND BLVD. 32720_______________________
July 9th to August 9th Mon, Tues, & Thurs 6PM to 10PM
Class Exam: August 13th Monday 6PM to 9PM

SOUTHWEST ORLANDO -7601 Conroy Windermere Road Orlando 32835
July 11th to August 6th Mon, Wed, & Thurs 6 PM to 10 PM
Class Exam: August 9th Thursday 6 PM to 9 PM

WEKIVA – 317 Wekiva Springs Road – Longwood, FL. 32779___________
2 WEEK DAY CLASS
July 25 to August 3rd Mon, Wed, Thurs, and Friday 9 AM to 5 PM
Review and Class Exam: August 6th Monday 9 AM to 5 PM

PORT ORANGE – 808 Dunlawton Ave. Port Orange 32127_______________
September 10th- October 11th Mon, Tues. & Thurs 6 PM to 10 PM

Help your business by using a CRM system

We are invested in the success of our agents and that is why we are rolling out a new customer relationship management system to help our agents stay in contact with their past, present and future customers .

I want to applaud those agents that are already taking full advantage of a contact management solution. Regular contact through maintaining and using a CRM,  results in business.

I do not understand how anyone can say they are just too busy to make an effort to stay in touch with their past customers.  A CRM makes staying in touch easy and on top of that, we have a tech trainer in our office that can help agents if they are not sure how to start.

The process takes very little time but the rewards are endless!

 

 

Just popping by to say hello

Just popping by to say hello.

real estate agent marketing

We have provided our Kissimmee agents with what we think is a cute little marketing piece for our agents to use to reach out to their past customers, family, friends or neighbors.

Inside the package we have a bag of microwave popcorn and another card reminding them that we can assist them or anyone they know with the purchase or selling of their home

It is an old idea and to some it may be to corny.  That is a fair response.  But I do believe it is better than doing nothing.

 

Kissimmee 45 hour post license class

Watson School of Real Estate will be offering new real estate agents in the Kissimmee area an opportunity to complete their 45 hour post licensing class.

The classes will be held in the Kissimmee Watson real estate office.  The cost of the class will be $150.  Class times are:

Friday, February 23rd, 5pm-10pm
Saturday, February 24th,  9am-6pm
Sunday , February 25th, 9am-6pm

Friday, March 2nd, 5pm-10pm
Saturday, March 3rd, 9am-6pm
Sunday, March 4th, 9am-6pm