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Increase your Listing Inventory


What are the differences between working with buyers and working with sellers?

  1. When you have a listing, everyone in the area knows you are selling the house because they see your sign.  When you are working with buyers, very few people know.
  2. When you are working with buyers you are working for all the agents in the area to sell their listings.  When you are working with sellers all the agents are working for you to sell your listings.
  3. Buyers take more time and sellers take less time.
  4. Listings generate sign calls.
  5. You can be out of town and sell a listing.  With buyer’s, you have to be there to make a sale.

To get more listings, you obviously have to do more prospecting. We will assume that you are prospecting on a consistent basis, but need support with your listing presentation.
Here are the key strategies to convert more listing presentations.

  1. Be the best marketer with great marketing skills, negotiation skills and home staging skills.
  2. Stop doing listing presentations and start doing listening presentations.
  3. Don’t tell the seller how you work, ask them what they expect you to do to get their home sold.
  4. Verbalize your value proposition based on their expectations.
  5. Don’t sell, serve.  Be truthful and committed to what you do to get homes sold and let them know what you don’t do and why, especially if it’s something they feel is important.  You need to be sure that you’re on the same page.
  6. Don’t set the price, let the seller set the price.
  7. Have a complete marketing plan that is inclusive of what you will do and when.
  8. Have a scheduled time that you will communicate progress consistently.
  9. Don’t talk commission until they have agreed to market their property with you.
When was the last time you role-played your listing presentation?  Are there areas of your listing presentation that you would like to improve?  Do you have a pricing strategy that gets listings priced right? call me today and I would be happy to support you with your listing presentation.

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Working for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate is like being part of a large family, there is support from the management level all the way down to your coworkers within the office. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate has many different systems that help agents achieve their business goals and helps keep agents on track. I have also been able to develop a marketing plan that ensures a continuing stream of business. My business continues to grow, year in and year out.

Meg Steere, Watertown

We have worked for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate for 3.5 years and highly recommend the company for agents who want to grow their business. Having worked for other companies it is refreshing to have support staff that is highly responsive to our needs. In addition, management has an interest in EVERY listing we take. Alan visits all of our listings and the office environment is equally supportive. It is a true team atmosphere where agents help each other. The training is also excellent and we have systems in place to use every listing opportunity to get more business. This helps us always feel we have resources to do what we do best - sell real estate. Because we have support we never have to worry about where our next sale is coming from. Our business runs much easier knowing we have systems in place and a team of people to help us grow.

Barbara and Miah Kattman, Wellesley

I believe a top-notch graphic arts and design department is crucial to any growing business. I feel Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate offers the marketing and public relations support required in an ever-growing and competitive marketplace. It has made all the difference to my public image and helping to keep my name in the forefront of buyers and sellers.

Medea Palandjian, Watertown

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate continues to train and educate us with all the upgraded and innovative technology. This keeps us topnotch and professional. The support we receive is invaluable to my business.

Bo Lee, Natick

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate has programs that provide insights to prospecting and gives structure and accountability to my efforts. I will take away valuable lessons in prospecting, setting goals and creating clients for life. I have measurable results to prove their programs work — with one deal closing before I will have completed the course and several others in the works.

Michelle Lane, Newton

It has been a year since I started with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate. I am so happy that I was hired to work with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate. I have grown so much because of the people I work with. Everyone has been so helpful.

I have grown so much because of the people I work with. Everyone has been so helpful.
Cheryl Holmes, Watertown