Pipeline of Prospects
“The 30–Day Rule states that the prospecting you do in this 30 day period will pay off for the next 90 days. It is a simple, yet powerful universal rule that governs sales. Ignore it at your peril. When you internalize this rule, it will drive you to never put prospecting aside for another day”
Jeb Blount – Fanatical Prospecting
Where is your next listing coming from? If you don’t know, you’re heading for a performance slump. All salespeople should have a full pipeline of prospects – warm leads that will soon germinate into listings, then into sales, then into income.
Many salespeople believe that their stock levels, and the saleability of their stock, are at the mercy of the market. This thinking leads them to believe that when the market turns down, so too will their results.
Leave market-driven thinking to your competitors. Fill your pipeline with prospects and you will have a regular flow of incoming business.
Some real estate trainers appeal to the mediocre many by saying that prospecting is dead, that prospecting in the modern age is done through social media. Be careful of listening to these gurus – they will send you broke.
Social media is a marketing tool, best left to your agency to set up and maintain. If you are a salesperson, your most effective method of self-promotion over the long term is face-to-face or voice-to-voice – that is prospect at doors or prospect by telephone.
In other words…
TALK TO PEOPLE!
Prospect – 40 potential sellers every day, or 200 per week –follow up diligently and over time you will have a source of warm leads. Whenever you sell a property, prospect harder and find a listing to replace what you sold. This is a great habit to develop and will insure you against running out of stock.
In the absence of a pipeline of prospects, generated through constant prospecting in high numbers, you will always be desperate for listings. You will always be ‘looking under rocks’ for listings.
The Winner’s Creed is:
“Whenever I make a sale, I will not congratulate myself until I replace the listing I sold”.
Make it your mantra. Talk to people. Fill your pipeline with prospects. Your reward will be a high and consistent income.