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1-On-1 Personal Success Coaching with Ray… Entrepreneurs Wanted.

I believe real estate’s top agents are really entreprenuers.Each year I connect with thousands of agents either through my podcast episodes, Bestagents, LockedOn or through my personal 1 On 1 coaching program. In the last 5 years, I’ve learned a lot and tailored my ideas, marketing concepts and support to fast-track those I work with toward the most productive solutions

They run their business like a start-up and are quick to react and adapt to changes in everything from the market to technology and even new legislation.

Each year I connect with thousands of agents either through my podcast episodes, Bestagents, LockedOn or through my personal 1 On 1 coaching program. In the last 5 years, I’ve learned a lot and tailored my ideas, marketing concepts and support to fast-track those I work with toward the most productive solutions.

I believe there are only 2 reasons why agents don’t reach the goals they seek and it’s usually a combination of both: They are using the wrong tools and completing the wrong actions.

Since starting my 1 on 1 personal coaching program in 2016, I’ve enjoyed working with some amazing agents and together, we’ve achieved some impressive results. If you’re ready to join them, let me know. I can only work with a limited number so tell me what you’re up to.

My appraoch is more Entreprenuer than agent. In fact, by the time we’re done, you’ll be thinking like an entreprenuer working on your multi-million dollar start-up.  On our first call (no charge) we’ll look at your overall business and see if we’re a fit. Get started here.

 

Customize ALL your marketing in seconds with Print Ready Ads

If you’ve ever questioned whether or not technology is making our lives easier, you’ve never created a marketing flyer, letter or card at PrintReadyAds.com.  We now have more than 100 proven templates specifically designed to help you attract more leads and connect with your market in a unique and compelling way. Select from a range of Just Listed and Just Sold flyers, Lead Generation ideas, Calendars and brand building tools which you can customize in seconds. Check out Print Ready Ads and my quick video to discover more

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The Bestagents Personal Marketing System

Real Estate success begins with more quality relationships, owning a clear and compelling point-of-difference in the market  and enhancing the client experience at every opportunity. The updated Bestagents personal marketing system offers a stunning postcode exclusive package of proven tools and creative concepts. Create your own customised flyers from almost 100 templates, get your own personal profile website AND Lead generation website and enjoy unlimited access to the Members Lounge with Australasia’s #1 postcode exclusive personal marketing system. Watch the video to see what’s included and click here to check if your postcode is available.

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Are you being found online? Why you need a personal profile website… like yesterday!

If you’re not coming up on page 1 of Google.com when someone searches your suburb, city or area and ‘real estate’ you’re missing listings and sales. The thing is that this is way easier than you think. You start with a Search Engine Optimized website (in addition to your regular marketing website) and go from there. We’ve cracked the code and we’re getting results. Former Wales Rugby champion Mike Voyle is using his site in ways we never even thought of. Check it out here!

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Real Estate Software. Get a free 30 day trial and discount for life

In the interests of full disclosure, I’m a very proud founder and one of four partners at LockedOn.com  We built EVERYTHING from scratch and have worked hard to grow this Australian based business in a very competitive real estate software landscape.  With real estate running rich through our DNA, we know the kind of software we want to use. We believe it’s easier to use than any other product and it’s fun.  But don’t take my word for it, try it free for 30 days and see for yourself.  This is a special discount link for Top Agents Playbook fans.  Instead of paying $147 a month and $1000 joining fee, your deal is $97 a month and $647.  Sign up here!  By the way, if you can find better real estate software at a better price, I suggest you grab it! All $ AUD (Australia and NZ only)
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Send Out Cards

If you listened to Garth Makowski’s great interview, you’ll recall Garth speaking about Send Out Cards. SOC is a brilliant online company that lets you create a personally written (yes, in your own handwriting) post or greeting card and send it anywhere without leaving your keyboard.  Here’s a special link so you can learn more and sign up.

“Hi Ray, I sent out a bunch of Send Out Cards to my contacts here in Sydney and got 2 phone calls. One to lease a $2 million home and another to list and sell a $2 million dollar home. Nothing has marketing ‘cut through’ like a customised card” Geoff Grist. Richardson & Wrench, Neutral Bay NSW Australia.

Domain Registration  Godaddy.com

There are plenty of domain registration companies around today but I like Godaddy because they are competitively priced, they have a great client account interface and I can always call them up and speak to a real live person 24 hours a day.

Password Keeper  LastPass.com

It’s pretty well impossible to function these days without a heap of passwords.  I’ve found LastPass lets me keep all my usernames and logins safe and accessible and it’s free for the basic package.

Graphics, Web design, Logos, and other thinks you need to look way cooler than your competition   Mediamojo.com.au

When it comes to getting great looking graphics and websites, I’ve tried them all.  The cheap competition sites like 99Designs.com are okay I guess but the really good talent, no scratch that, the really great talent doesn’t need to compete in that arena because they have more work than they can handle.  In a highly competitive world where our clients have often made an opinion about us before they even meet us, your graphics and great online marketing is critical.  John Banitsiotis and I go back a long way.  Over the years JB and his dream team of studio graphic artists and webmasters at Mediamojo have built hundreds of sites for me and my clients.  They will tweak a logo or give you a fresh one you’ll love forever.  They’ll come up with cool and innovative ways you can engage your clients and visitors to your websites.  If you want to grow your business, the graphics that create your brand are central to your success.  email John and make sure you tell him I sent you for the Top Agents Playbook VIP deal  john@mediamojo.com.au

PhotoFeeler.com  This free site lets you upload your personal photo and test it for competency, likeability and influence.

Ever wondered how your personal photo is considered by others?  I have always believed a photo is super important because it says so much about you and you will be judged by what others think WELL BEFORE you meet them in most cases.  PhotoFeeler.com submits your photo to 10 anonymous viewers and gives you the feedback within a couple of minutes.  I just tried my photo and here’s a screenshot of the results! 🙂Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 5.50.14 PM

Hire a real estate trained Virtual Assistant from $7 and hour

If you’re still doing non-dollar productive tasks, it’s costing you money. So many agents are telling me how awesome this service is. Brett Russo was featured in TopAgentsPlaybook.com/32 so be sure to check it out. His website is OutsourceWorkers.com.au
Brett is an agent himself so knows what’s needed.  This is the right business at the right time for our industry.

 

14 Amazingly Free Stock Photo Websites

Here’s an excellent article by Entrepreneur Magazine contributor Casey Ark. Although this post was made in late 2014, I believe most of the content is still current and accurate but make your own inquiries first.

If you’ve ever tried searching for free stock images on the Internet, you probably know what a ridiculous hassle it can be. As a general rule, free stock photos are extremely difficult to find. A huge portion of the stock photo market is owned by professional companies like Shutterstock and 123RF, who charge $20 or more for a single photo. Even when you can find free stock photos, most are low resolution, watermarked, blurry and, at best uninspired.

Lucky for you, there are a few ways to access high-quality stock photos without any hassle or significant cost. Here’s a lovingly curated list of the world’s best free stock photo websites for designers, business owners and anyone else:

 

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