Held To Ransom

If I asked you to identify somebody in your team whom you’d prefer not to have working in your company, would a name or names come to mind?

Let’s focus on your salespeople. Do all have good attitudes? Do they contribute to the company? Are they supportive of you and fellow team members? Do they work hard? Do they have good client reviews?

Tolerate a bad attitude and behaviour and you validate them. Culture goes out the window and toxicity takes its place. Continue reading Held To Ransom

Reinvention – The Spice of Life

Companies go stale. Keep doing the same thing for long enough and eventually the company loses its edge.

In this short leadership session, real estate agency profit consultant, Gary Pittard, says that a complete reinvention can do wonders for team enthusiasm, market awareness, and public perception. Reinvention is the spice of life.

The purpose of a reinvention is to force change, to do things differently, to remove stale practices and to renew corporate energy and enthusiasm.

Do it properly and you will revitalise your company’s image in the market, improve team morale, and it will inspire you to seek other opportunities within your market.

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Plan, or Struggle: It’s Your Call

Who would have thought that many real estate businesses would have had bumper sales numbers despite the COVID-19 pandemic? But this was the case for many real estate agencies, and for many real estate salespeople.

It is predicted that 2021 will be even better than 2020. That appears true as we enter the second quarter of 2021. Continue reading Plan, or Struggle: It’s Your Call

Relationship or No Sale

We hear more these days about the importance of relationships between salesperson and client. Gary Pittard, CEO of the real estate agency profit consultants, Pittard, says, “When has sales ever not been about relationships?” Continue reading Relationship or No Sale

New Challenges

Stagnation. It is the last thing a leader wants to see happening with the team. Yet, in the absence of new challenges – focused activities that challenge the team, putting a month’s focus on high-intensity activity designed to boost results – stagnation is a real possibility.

For example, many offices across Australia and New Zealand are short of stock. Why not set a challenge with the team and plan an Operation Stock-Up? Continue reading New Challenges

The Phenomenal Few

Many real estate business owners believe that finding good salespeople is not easy. In this short leadership session, real estate agency profit consultant, Gary Pittard, explains that finding good people is NOT THE PROBLEM. Most agency leaders have found good people; they just failed to develop them into good salespeople.

Finding good people is just a start. Once you have them, it is the leader’s job to develop these people and help them grow into great salespeople.

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Prospecting In Bite-Sized Chunks

Is the thought of an increase in your monthly targets daunting? If your leader told you that it’s time for you to list 8 properties a month, would you resist?

Most salespeople would resist because they look at the entire figure. Eight listings a month sounds a lot.

Funny, but it’s all relative. I remember times when salespeople listed between 10-15 properties a month without fail. As selling fees increased, listing numbers decreased. This tells me that most of the battle is in our heads. We imagine things to be tougher than they are. Continue reading Prospecting In Bite-Sized Chunks

Competition

You hear people complain about their competition – cutting their fees, over-quoting to ‘buy’ the business and such.

Gary Pittard, CEO of Pittard, the real estate agency profit consultants, says we are powerless over the behaviour of our competition. Respect them, but don’t allow them to occupy headspace.

Good competitors can spur you to improve your business. We should be grateful for good competition.

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Fear Is Irrelevant

Leaders often complain that they cannot get their salespeople to perform winning actions – which are necessary for sales success.

In this short leadership session, real estate agency profit consultant, Gary Pittard, says that CALL RELUCTANCE is a term often used to describe the reasons for this unwillingness. One of the main reasons for a reluctance to prospect is fear. Fear is irrelevant. Salespeople who will not perform the actions necessary to succeed have no place on a winning team.

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In Search of the New

“I like technology more than many people”, says real estate agency profit consultant, Gary Pittard, but technology will never replace a good salesperson doing the right actions.

In this short sales session Gary examines the dangers of relying on gimmicks. You can become so occupied with the search for the new that you can take your eye off the ‘basics’, which guarantee sales success.

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Time To Brush Off the COVID Cobwebs

Happy New Year. If you’re just back from a break, I hope you’re refreshed and ready for a new year. A new year of results and profit.

Some real estate businesses did well throughout the pandemic (with the exception of certain state lockdowns). Previous and post lockdowns, trade results appeared to be healthy. Continue reading Time To Brush Off the COVID Cobwebs

Time To Brush Off the COVID Cobwebs

Some real estate agency owners complain that their salespeople treated the business disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as a paid holiday.

In this short leadership session, real estate agency profit consultant, Gary Pittard, says that it’s time to brush off the COVID cobwebs and get to work. Fail to act early and your people could waste the first quarter of 2021.

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Up or Down in 2021?

“May you live in interesting times” is purported to be ‘the Chinese curse’, although its origins in China are doubtful. Chinese or not, the year 2020 has seen ‘interesting times’ thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, many agencies have had a good year.

In this short sales session, real estate agency profit consultant, Gary Pittard, asks, “As 2021 approaches, what are your predictions for 2021 – up or down?”.

Did you think Gary is talking about the market? Guess again!

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What Baggage Are You Carrying?

Business has been good for many agents in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s not forecast to stay that way. Experts are forecasting difficult times in 2021 as the economic fallout of the pandemic bites.

Please don’t think that I’m trying to scare you, or talking the market down. On the contrary, I’m trying to prepare you. Continue reading What Baggage Are You Carrying?

Elements of Results Control

Owning a business carries many responsibilities. One responsibility many leaders overlook is Results Control.

In this short leadership session, real estate agency profit consultant, Gary Pittard, discusses the different elements that create control in your business. Business should be about prosperity and growth, regardless of market conditions.

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The Entry Level to Success

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Hard work is important, a necessity even, but hard work alone will not guarantee success.

In this short sales session, real estate agency profit consultant, Gary Pittard, says that hard work is the entry level to success.

You can work hard on the wrong actions and accomplish little.

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