POWERFACT: People don’t want to be SOLD. They respond better to a two-way CONVERSATION than a canned PRESENTATION.
When it comes to listing homes, I want agents to stop and remember they are in the people business. That means it’s more important to have a CONVERSATION, which is a two-way exchange of information where you’re talking with each other rather than a presentation which can feel salesy and puts a lot of pressure on you to PERFORM. That’s got anxiety written all over it, right?
But a CONVERSATION, that’s different. Now, some agents go into a listing appointment loaded with everything including the kitchen sink. They want to bring everything to the table and just start TALKING — the MLS, the open house, the neighborhood open house, the lockbox, the this, the that — next thing you know the sellers are either bored, agitated, or asleep. Sometimes the agents bore themselves to want to take a nap. Don’t do that.
Instead, here’s what I coach Power Agents® to do — I coach them to pick just FIVE things they are super passionate about. The five things they believe they and their company can do better than anyone else in the world when it comes to helping that homeowner get to THEIR Next Level®, and get their home sold for the best possible price and terms. What makes you excited about what you do? What do you love most about helping people? What are super thrilled to share with those folks — so much so that you aren’t presenting, you’re speaking from the heart? That’s where the magic is.
That’s where people buy in — not just to a marketing plan, or even a sales price — but to the person they believe they can like and trust enough to help them get to their Next Level®.
I outline what I believe is the best possible approach to a successful listing conversation in my eBook, The 4-Step Listing Conversation. You’ll find it in the Listing Appointment tab in your Power Agent Classroom. It’s a quick and easy read, and a valuable tool you may want to reference before every appointment until you get the hang of this approach.
As I’ve been saying for a while, now is not the time to put the brakes on or coast in your prospecting or marketing. It’s more important than ever to build a strong listing inventory so you can weather any and all market conditions.
That means having the RIGHT marketing tools, objection handlers, prospecting tools, and coaching.
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