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Canadian Realtors® Beware

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Real Estate Articles | Posted on 04-02-2013

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I just took this off of a Realtors® page and I think it is something all
Canadian real estate agents should be very concerned about.

Today is the last day to voice your concerns over Industry Canada's imposing limitations on contacting past clients via email.They are proposing that you will not be allowed to contact past clients after three years without consent from the client. I encourage you to email them today at info@ic.gc.ca

The concerned agent wrote the following wrote them the following...

"I am writing in objection to the two year limit on contacting past clients. The sales cycle for a Realtor® is approximately seven (7) years as that is the average time in which Canadian’s move. Limiting our ability to keep in touch with past clients via E Newsletters and periodic market updates sent by email will impact my business and hence the amount of taxes I pay to the Government of Canada. I don’t understand why the bureaucrats of the Government are systematically choking the life out of the entrepreneurial spirit of businesses, especially small businesses, when all levels of Government supposedly support and endorse business efforts. If you kill businesses ability to generate business the unemployment rate will skyrocket,revenue to the Government will decline and Government jobs will be in jeopardy.

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And For Further Clarity 

Significant Lobbying Success Eases Burden of Compliance for REALTORS®

When anti-spam rules that regulate the sending of commercial e-mail, text and other electronic communication come into force sometime this year, they will be much easier to comply with as a result of extensive and intensive lobbying by REALTORS® and CREA. Seven lobbying successes, highlighted below, preserve important marketing practices and significantly ease the compliance burden of this framework.

1.A transitional provision allows REALTORS® to send electronic messages to clients without express consent for three years, provided the relationship existed before the new rules come into force.

2.The amount of time REALTORS® can stay in touch with a client without express consent after a sale was extended by an additional six months to 24 months total.

3.REALTORS® can follow up with a potential client after exchanging contact information, including at a networking event, so long as the message is relevant to the recipient's business.

4.Express consent to send commercial electronic messages can be obtained orally or in writing. Prior to our lobbying efforts consent could only be acquired in writing.

5.A tremendous amount of information about the sender was required in a request for consent to send an e-mail and in each subsequent message. Our efforts reduced the required amount significantly to include only basic contact information.

6.A requirement to have a website in order to send a commercial electronic message was removed.

7.The regime's unsubscribe requirement was significantly streamlined. REALTORS® only need to provide a single functioning unsubscribe mechanism to consumers.

Materials for REALTORS®, Boards and Associations that outline obligations in a format that is easy to understand and implement will be available well before members need to comply with the new rules.

http://SellingToolz.com

Real Estate News

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Random | Posted on 31-05-2010

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This is really big news, it will have an effect on you and your real estate business.
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We are redesigning the Performance Web Page and everyone that is in the system already, will get this page for free.
You read it right.... free.
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You will even get to keep the old version, so click on the link below and look at the page that you will be able to call your own.
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Real Estate Agent Website <<<---- CLICK HERE
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They come with unlimited color choices, let me know what you think.
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What this means that anyone that has the bundle before launch date will now have a 5th web page for the grand total of $39.85 a month... grandfathered of course. What this means is that in the near future when we dramatically raise the price your price will remain the same.
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I love what I do,
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James Osmar
SellingToolz Ltd,
1241 Beaverbrook Ave
London, CA
800-409-9850

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P.S. This is the most comprehensive overall Internet prospecting system available to Realtors® today!
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CONFERENCE CALL – Wednesday – October 7th, 2pm EST- “YOU” Can Become a Virtual Prospecting EXPERT with minimal time and cost!!

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Real Estate Training | Posted on 04-10-2009

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If you would have started to explore Internet Prospecting a few years ago, you would be an expert Virtual Prospecting agent today.

As a Realtor you know you have to look for business or leads one way or another... Right!

You might also be aware of the recent NAR survey that shows 96% of all people start their real estate search on the Internet and 75% of those people pick the first agent they meet.

There is a massive opportunity here because NAR also indicates 88% of agents are still "trying" to get the bulk of their business from old school methods such as newspapers and magazines. Do you know of any magazines or newspapers that have shut down latley? How about MLS Books...Has your board gone Virtual?

It does not matter whether or not you are a newbie or an old pro at this I Guarantee that you will come away form this all with an entirely new prospective on how easy and effective Virtual Prospecting is.

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TIME: 2:00pm EST - sharp

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Client Referral Tips 6 – 7

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Realtor® Referral Tips | Posted on 22-04-2009

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Create a letter that goes out every six months with valuable tips such as the replacement of batteries in smoke detectors, furnace maintenance, and other seasonal reminders such as fire extinguisher checks.

Send your clients two check lists and ask them to pass one on to a friend. When you have a change or upgrade in your office that will benefit the client be sure to tell them about it in your future mailing.

Make sure that all of your team is well versed on how you do business, the more positive the experience your clients have the better off you will look in their eyes.

Build a list of your clients business and profile them so that you can refer them when ever possible, your clients will be impressed and this is sure to increase word of moth advertising.

When someone does send you a referral if should not have to be said that you should call them and show gratitude, reward them with a gift a note or a phone call.

When you get a referral you should take this one step further and ask them why they referred you and give them more of the same.

When you know that a customer is happy, ask them for a referral.

When you do look for business from referrals do it with a sincere heart and you will be rewarded effortlessly as people will see you for who you are.

United States Referral

Canada Referral

Learn to refer business that you are not comfortable with to your competitors and they will reciprocate and your client will be impressed.

Study the business of referrals as you would any other system in your office.  Consider putting aside a certain amount of time each week for business development in this area.

Don’t go into the world of referrals unprepared, know what it is that you want to say and be able to articulate this quickly and easily.  Your listeners will be more involved in what you have to say if you are clear and interesting.

Client Referral Tips 5 – 7

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Realtor® Referral Tips | Posted on 24-02-2009

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Give your clients a time limited rebate; a reward that is going to be delivered on the close of their sale, or when their listing term ends paying for their legal fees can make a big impression. Be sure to clear this with your board...

Remember most people that are buying or selling are talking with others about their future move.  This enables them to naturally find out who else is planning a move and refer them to you...

WATCH THIS VIDEO

How to ask for Referrals at the Listing Presentation... Every time...

Never be afraid to ask for referrals, explain to the client exactly how they can locate the ideal buyer or seller for you and how it will benefit them.

Offer a unique service to your client – for example hire a qualified reliable handyman that will show up a day or two after close.  In many situations a few hours of a handyman will go a lot further them a gift basket.

If you are going to give a gift that is unique and has great advertising shelf life, give your clients an extra one and have them give it to a friend.  Have the second one engraved “a gift form one friend to another”.

Give your clients a recycle box with your brand on it – each week you are out at the curb in front of all the neighbors.

Wear a referral lapel pin that will give cause for conversation.

Give the person your business card so that they can go to your website to see or retrieve something of value to them, you have inadvertently promoting yourself three times.

You would pay another agent a referral fee; consider paying a referral fee to the members of a large charity and their organization if they will send all of their business to you. Again, be sure to clear this with your real estate board

Rather then inviting a friend or great customer to an event, give the tickets to your clients and have them invite a friend.

Offer a seasonal benefit such as having your client’s driveway snow removal done for the winter or lawn cutting or weed spraying for the summer.

http://UnitedStatesReferral.com

http://CanadaReferral.com

Use Video to Drive Thousands of Hungry Buyers and Sellers to Your Website

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in How to Web Page | Posted on 15-02-2009

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A video used to be embedded here but the service that it was hosted on has shut down.

Most Realtors® have a web page but they do not prospect with it. Master this script and you will learn how to get your sellers and even your buyers to do your prospecting for you.

When you get your Red Hot Web Page we will show you how to upload video and provide you with the scripts and the letters to send out to your Sellers that will get them driving hundreds and even thousands of their friends, family and associates to your real estate website.

With this exciting new web page you will also be to consider the rest of the SellingToolz Ltd suite of real estate websites.

SellingToolz Ltd.
800-409-9850

Getting Business Owners To Drive Buyers and Sellers to Your Website…g

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in How to Web Page | Posted on 18-01-2009

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A video used to be embedded here but the service that it was hosted on has shut down.

As a Realtor your primary job is to develop and seek out new buyers and sellers. The best real estate agents in the business are the best because they have figured out how to build systems that find massive sources of new business. In this video you will lean a strategic selling strategy that when applied properly will easily drive hundreds if not thousands of prospective real estate buyers and sellers to your website. I will show you how to get local business owners to do your prospecting for you... and they will line up to do it.

http://RedHotWebPage.com