Hey everyone, this is Bob McCranie with Texas Pride Realty and your realty idea of the day is, what would you do with $10,000 for home improvements? If you won the prize tomorrow and you had extra $10,000 in your account, what would you change about your house? Post that as a question on your social media. See how people reply. Some people will be like, “I’ll change my kitchen,” or, “I’ll change my bathroom,” or, “I’ll paint the house,” or whatever. The question then becomes, is it better for you to do those repairs or should you and I go out and find you a house that has the fabulous kitchen, or has the fabulous backyard, or has whatever it is you’re looking for? Hey, let’s plant the idea that people need to move and buy a home. Asking them what they would do with $10,000 is a seed for the idea that what they have may not be what they want, and we can go find that. Bob McCranie. Texas Pride Realty. Always be looking for the angle to see how you can help your clients buy or sell a new home. Take care and have a great day.
Hey, everyone. It’s Bob McCranie with Texas Pride Realty and your realty idea of the day is the Starbucks open house. So, let’s say that you don’t have a listing right now that you wanna hold open or can’t hold open and you need to be able to get clients. Go to a Starbucks or a local diner or anywhere you like to go hang out for a couple hours. Have breakfast, have a cup of coffee, and put a sign on your table that says, “I’m a realtor, ask me a question.” Now, be sure this is a place that has good flow of traffic on a weekday or weekend because you don’t wanna sit there at a place that you’re the only person. But sit there, put a sign on your desk, have it on the back of your computer. One of my agents wears a hat all the time says, “I’m a realtor, ask me questions.” Put that up there. Hold an open house no matter where you’re at and see people will come up and ask you stuff. People will come up and start a conversation if you invite them. So, put the sign up, put it on the back of your screen, put it on the back of your hat, whatever. “I’m a realtor, ask me questions.” Go do a Starbucks… There is no excuse for not having an open house almost every weekend. I do Facebook open houses. I sit in front of my computer for an hour and just talk into the computer and whoever dials into the Facebook Live, gets to talk to me. Bob McCranie, Texas Pride Realty. There’ll be another realty idea of the day posted tomorrow. Bye-bye.
Hey, everyone, it’s Bob McCranie with Texas Pride Realty. And your realty idea is taxes and shredding. So it’s tax season, you know, obviously it’s not due until April, but a lot of people do them early. Don’t know why. Anyway, so talk about the fact that record retention is something they have to do. I think it’s four years worth of records you have to maintain, but that 5th, 6th, 7th, 20th year, it’s time to shred them. So what we do in our company is we have a shredding day. We hire a shredding truck, costs us $200 an hour for the truck to come to a parking lot. And we invite people to load up their cars and bring boxes and boxes of things to shred. It’s shredded and then recycled and you don’t have to worry about identity theft. So talk about the taxes, talk about your receipts, talk about records, and talk about you hosting a shredding day, or if you don’t wanna host one, find someone who is doing one, maybe a local bank or a mortgage company you tie in with. Host a shredding day, protect their identity, help them shred their documents. Take care. Bye-bye.
Hey, everyone. It’s Bob McCranie with Texas Pride Realty and the realty idea of the day is training, training, training. So, you’re a real estate professional. In your state you’re probably required to take courses every year to renew your license. You need to talk about why you are such a well-trained, amazing realtor. Go out there and talk about your training, go out and talk about the training you wanna get this year. Maybe you wanna get a certification. GRI or CRS are the best two, my opinion. Sorry. GRI or CRS, go get those designations. CRS will take you a while. It’s so worth it. So, anyway training, training, training. Make your sphere aware of how hard you work to stay in this business because two reasons. One, they need to know you know what you’re talking about because you have a lot of training. And two, you wanna scare Sally off because Sally is gonna want to get her license because she watched HGTV and saw how amazingly easy it is. Show them how hard you have to work, how hard you have to study, and what it is you put in so that people know, one, you’re smart and two, this is not just something you woke up one day and did. Take care. Bob McCranie. There’ll be another realty idea of the day posted tomorrow. Bye-bye.
Hey, everyone. It’s Bob McCranie with Texas Pride Realty and your realty idea of the day is a pet photo contest. So, let’s say you go out on your Instagram or your Facebook and you come up with a hashtag like, “#bobspetcontest.” And you ask people to post the best pet pictures they have of their pets. Whoever wins gets a Starbucks card, gets whatever, and you get connection to them. This doesn’t sound like it’s a real estate post. It’s totally a real estate post. So, when you do this, go out to their post, comment on it, create that connection, and then name the winners. Whoever wins gets a prize. You take it over, you do a pop-by, you have a reason to go talk to them and ask for the business. But by doing this, you also increase your social media connectivity because when you have conversations, Facebook and all the others go, “Oh, they like to talk to each other.” And then when you have a listing or open house or something like that, they say, “These people talked before, let’s show them that again.” Bob McCranie, Texas Pride Realty, pet photo contest, it’ll be fun. Bye-bye.
Hey, everyone. It’s Bob McCranie with Texas Pride Realty. And your realty idea of the day is ask for the business. How many times do you see salespeople out there and they’re promoting themselves and they’re doing things but they never come around to, “I’m ready, are you ready to buy and sell? I’d like to be your agent.” Ask for the business. Go out on your social media and say, “Hey, I’m Bob McCranie with Texas Pride Realty, insert your name here, and I would like to list your home,” or, “I would like to help you buy or sell a home.” “Do you know just one person looking to buy or sell a home, please refer them to me.” Ask for the business. We make so many other conversations starters, we do so many things, but do we ask people and say, “Hey, I want to be your person.” So ask for the business and see what comes back. It doesn’t hurt to ask. Bob McCranie, Texas Pride Realty. There’ll be another realty idea of the day posted tomorrow. Go ask for the business. Bye-bye.
Hey, everyone. It’s Bob McCranie with Texas Pride Realty.
And your realty idea of the day is spotlighting local businesses.
So this is something we should be doing more and more. Gary Vaynerchuk talks about how we should be the “Electronic mayor of our town.” So you wanna go out and do some video. You wanna take some still pictures. You wanna upload these to Google Maps, by the way, Maps is a platform, get on it. You want to be doing 360 pictures if you can. Go out and interview a local business owner and then put them on your blog. Introduce them to your sphere of influence. Let them know about this great store, this great restaurant. They will love you for it.
So, Bob McCranie, realty ideas per day. Your realty idea is go out and find a business you love and it’ll make everybody else love it too. Be the “Electronic mayor of your town” so that when people move there, they know where to go and what to do. Where is the best Mexican food? Where is the best place to get your cleaning done? Where’s the best place to get your car washed? Figure it out and tell people how they’re going to live when they move to your town. Bye-bye.
Hey, everyone. It’s Bob McCraine, with Texas Pride Realty. And your realty idea of the day is Veterans Day.
So, 11/11 is the armistice of World War I. It was officially declared Veterans Day, and we need to show how thankful we are for veterans. So go out on your social media, each one of them, and post something about Veterans Day, the five branches of service, be sure to include coast guard, they’re a branch. And, you know…sorry, grandson of a coastguard’s man.
So you want to get out there and talk about Veterans Day, and how thankful you are. Keep your patriotic without going overboard, and just have an acknowledgement of how thankful we are for the service that they give.
So, Bob McCraine, realty ideas per day. And again, don’t brand this too much, just keep it about the veterans. So go out there put this on your social media. And I will send you another reality idea of the day tomorrow. Bye-bye.
Hey, everyone. It’s Bob McCranie, with Texas Pride Realty.
And your realty idea of the day, is volunteering at seniors centers. Now this is when I talk about a couple times through out the year. We’re coming up on the holidays, seniors are lonely. They don’t have family around sometimes. Maybe they’re not going to see their family during the holidays. Maybe they’re alone.
So go volunteer at a seniors center and maybe take 5 or 20 people from your office there as well. And it doesn’t have to be like, you can go to a senior care facility, but you can also go to the city. Most municipalities now have seniors centers that people go to as a day thing. And you can go there and just kind of help serve lunch, and sit among the ladies and the gentleman, and play cards or whatever. Just have a day where you go volunteer there and go meet people and just say hi.
So seniors centers at the holidays, critical time. Holidays are a time of much joy, they can also be a time of much depression. Go to the seniors centers, help out somebody. Bob McCranie, realty ideas per day. By the way, post on your social where all the seniors centers are. Get more people to come with you. Bye-bye.
Hey everyone, it’s Bob McCranie with Texas Pride Realty, and your realty idea of the day is winterizing your home. Now I live in Texas, so we go through summer, summer, half a day of fall, and right into winter. So depending on your part of the country, you may need to have your furnace checked. You may need to have oil put into the reservoir for the furnace. You may have to have your roof done, ceiling, windows, and trim and paint and things like that. Anything to make your home weatherproof and cold proof would be beneficial. So, I don’t know your part of the world. Educate me. What do you need to do? Do you have a need to have a stockpile of ice, in case it…I’m sorry, ice, salt in case it ices up? Maybe you need to get some new snow shovels or get your snow blower checked or whatever it is you do. Put it out there, tag me in it. I would love to see what other parts of the country do throughout the winter season. Bob McCranie, Texas Pride Realty. There’ll be another realty idea of the day posted tomorrow. Bye-bye.