Agent Safety is Top Priority

Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors Update

With the murder of real estate agent, Beverly Carter, her son is urging for greater safety measures to be taken to prevent this from happening to someone else. With the tragic murder, it is important for agents to make safety a top priority and REALTOR® associations across the country are taking extra precautions to train and ensure safety for agents. There are some apps and ‘smart jewelry’ worth checking out to stay safe. In addition to using technology to stay safe, here are a few more things you can do to stay safe: Always let your office and one personal contact know where you are at all times. Never agree to a private showing unless you’ve already met the client …

2 Things Never to Say as an Agent

Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors Advice

Working in the real estate industry, there have certainly been things we wish we hadn’t said. If you’re starting out in real estate, build a script of a few things to say when confronted with these 2 questions: First statement: Don’t say, I only check my messages during business hours, which, in a digital world, can turn a potential client away. People expect agents to be responsive and it is important you demonstrate to your clients that you’ll be there for them. However, set reasonable expectations to keep your sanity. What you should say instead, I’m here to answer all your questions. How would you  prefer to communicate? The best way to reach me is <email/text/call> between the hours of …

The Art of Communication and Networking

Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors Advice

Networking is an art. Meeting new people, chatting, and learning what you can do for them. Half the time the challenge is just remembering their name. However, sometimes you get in a situation where you get cornered and cannot get out of an unending conversation. If you find yourself in a sticky situation, here are some great tips from Business Insider: Food and drink. If you find you need to take a break from a constant chatter, excuse yourself to grab some food. Ask them if they would like anything, if they say no then you have a reason not to return. If they say yes, take the opportunity to gather your thoughts and perhaps bring a friend with you. …

Reach Your Goals with these 5 Tips

Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors Advice

As we start the New Year, now is the time to start thinking about your personal and professional goals for 2015. For many, reaching your goals may feel like an unthinkable feet, but this year don’t get discouraged, and find success with these 5 tips: 1. Take it one step at a time. It is easy to set this huge goal and after a week feel discouraged because you haven’t achieved it or you don’t see how you can achieve you goal. Instead, break your goal down into steps. For example, if you’ve always dreamed of writing a novel, the task can be overwhelming, so why not break it down to you’ll write 500 words every day. You can easily …