Think the Best

No doubt you have heard real estate agents blame the market, or clients, for their poor results. “Buyers are liars”, or, “Sellers won’t see reason”, are common excuses. Real estate agency profit consultant, Gary Pittard, says that blame isn’t a strategy for getting rich. Instead of thinking and speaking negatively about clients (or the market) your chances of success will soar if you think the best. Look for reasons to succeed instead of laying blame.

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Is Door Knocking Still Effective?


In a real estate industry poll, over 65 percent of respondents said that door knocking is no longer an effective method for finding new listings. In this short sales training presentation, real estate agency profit consultant, Gary Pittard, says that people who say door knocking is dead either haven’t knocked on many doors, or they have a terrible door knocking presentation. Either they did not speak to enough people, or they did so incompetently. For such people door knocking is dead. For the rest, it’s alive and well.

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Clueless Negotiating


“Transparency” is all the rage, but as a negotiation strategy it is full of holes. Real estate agency profit consultant, Gary Pittard, says that transparency is clueless negotiating. When buyers give an offer on a property, it is nobody’s business but theirs, the agent’s and the sellers’. Gary says, “Give me PRIVACY over transparency any time!”

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High But Not Out Of Sight


Goal setting needs to be done properly if it is going to work. Statistics show that only five percent of people set goals. Those five percent earn more than the ninety-five percent of people who don’t set goals.

In this short sales session, real estate agency profit consultant, Gary Pittard, says that while many people believe they have goals, they are not written down, which means that these are not goals, but dreams.

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Habits of the Greats

Habits are a foundation of success. As you progress through your sales career, your results will improve as you replace bad habits with good habits.

Operating at a mediocre level is much harder and more stressful than working towards Greatness.

In this short sales session, real estate agency profit consultant, Gary Pittard, asks “What habits would you foster if you were the greatest salesperson in the world?”

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Group Your Tasks

‘Task Hopping’ is a time management trap that causes huge productivity losses. Real estate profit consultant, Gary Pittard, says that multitasking is a myth, a practice that prevents us from getting into ‘flow’. Grouping tasks is a smarter way to work.

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Ask For A Review

There is an old marketing saying that says: “Don’t tell people how good you are. Get happy clients to tell people how good you are”. References from happy clients improve the success rate of your marketing. In this short sales session, real estate business consultant, Gary Pittard, asks, “How many online reviews did YOU get last month?” Salespeople forget to ask for reviews, testimonials and references. Whether this is due to a lack of foresight or just plain forgetfulness, failure to ask for a review costs salespeople, and their agencies, serious money.

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Willpower Exercises

When it comes to forming new habits, willpower is what you need. With willpower you can say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to yourself and mean it. In this short sales session, real estate business consultant, Gary Pittard, says that if you feel that you lack willpower, take heart: willpower can be exercised. Start small. Make a short-term commitment and stick to it. Then increase the time and difficulty of the commitments. Your willpower will strengthen.

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Prospecting

In this short sales session, real estate business consultant, Gary Pittard, asks, “Have you ever put off doing a chore that you thought would be difficult? You dreaded doing it but it proved to be much easier than you thought. Prospecting is like that. It’s just not that difficult. All you have to do is start, keep going, and it will become a habit.” Prospecting is an essential activity for success and there are only 3 reasons why salespeople don’t prospect: 1. They are scared; 2. They are stupid; 3. They are rich.

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Aim High

In this short sales session, real estate business consultant and author of Why Winners Win, Gary Pittard, illustrates how Adam McMahon, from Dignam Real Estate in Thirroul, NSW, Australia, lifted his performance from ordinary to extraordinary. Adam now produces fees in excess of $1.4 million, but earlier in his career he had difficulty getting past the “$100,000 barrier”. That was until Adam sought the advice of another winner who told him to aim high. Adam has never looked back.

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Contact Creates Contracts

In this short sales session, real estate business consultant and author of Why Winners Win, Gary Pittard, explains why staying in touch with clients is good business. Contact creates contacts. You must go out and meet people. This is the beginning of relationship building and salespeople who sit waiting for business to walk in the door are almost certainly stifling their careers. It’s an old adage, but still appropriate in the 21st century: TTP – Talk To People.

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What If?

How has this past year been for you? Are you happy with what you have achieved? If not, why not? The only way results change is when actions change. Take last year’s actions into the new year, and you can guarantee that you will see the same results. In this short sales session, real estate business consultant and author of Why Winners Win, Gary Pittard, asks ‘What if’ you did things differently? He gives a list of winning actions which, if you do them, will boost your real estate sales performance.

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Your Path to Mastery

People who choose Sales as a career have three options when it comes to shaping their careers: 1. Do as little as possible and hope for success; 2. Put in the hours but not the study; 3. Work at becoming great. In this short sales session, real estate business consultant, Gary Pittard, says that we have a choice. Many real estate salespeople earn incomes around the poverty line. Selling real estate is the hardest way to make $50,000 but it is the best CAREER for making incomes of $200,000 plus. The path to mastery is the way to high income.

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Job Satisfaction – Do Your Best and Be Happy

It is a sad fact that there are more mediocre people selling real estate than there are winners. This probably applies to most professions. It is difficult to believe that mediocre performers are happy being that way, and they certainly cannot be stress-free. In this short sales session, real estate business consultant, Gary Pittard, explains that working toward being the best we can be makes us happy. We spend so much time working, why not work at being good at what we do and be happier as a result?

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Realistic Goals

Some people believe that by committing a goal to writing, the goal’s achievement is almost assured, provided you do the actions – are willing to pay the price. This is untrue. The goal must be realistic if you are going to achieve it. In this short sales session, real estate business consultant, Gary Pittard, explains what it takes to set achievable, worthwhile goals.

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Make Reality Your Ally

In his book, Put Your Dreams to the Test, Dr John Maxwell said, “When people’s talent does not match their dreams and they fail to recognise it, they will be forever working but never winning.” In this short real estate sales training session, Gary Pittard, business adviser and author of Why Winners Win – what it takes to be successful in business and life, explains that when we think that we are better than we are, we don’t train, and when we don’t train, we lose business through lack of skill. Training, practice, skill, and a good dose of reality are our allies.

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Get the Listing

Gary Pittard, real estate business adviser and author of Why Winners Win – what it takes to be successful in business and life, says, “It always worries me when I hear salespeople say things such as, ‘I didn’t get the listing, but I have a great relationship with them. If they are going to list with anybody it will be with me.’ I immediately think, ‘That’s one listing lost to the competition'”. Walk out of a listing presentation without a signature, no matter how you dress it up, you failed. In this short real estate training session, Gary explains that while a good relationship is a good start, the ultimate goal of every presentation is to leave with the order, a signed listing. It is a good reminder of the importance of closing.

Ask

There is a one tenet of Sales that is as old as the profession itself. It never dates and it is just as important as it ever was. The tenet is: ask for what you want. In this short real estate sales training session, real estate business adviser, Gary Pittard, explains that orders come to those who ask. Gary expands this session and explains the importance of asking for online reviews.

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One Step Further

So you’ve made a sale and have two happy clients – a buyer and seller. Congratulations! Now would be the time to capitalise on this happiness and go one step further. But do you? In this short real estate sales training session, real estate trainer, Gary Pittard shows you what that one step further is, and why you should take it. This will make you more sales for sure!

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Excellence in Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales is not an easy profession to master.  Most people who enter the profession do not succeed. Most people selling real estate today are not succeeding, despite appearances. In this short real estate sales training session, Gary Pittard discusses why people fail and offers some points on how to succeed.

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