Agents: Is it Time to Quit the Status Quo?
Shake Up Your Thinking & Your Business
As a sales professional or any business minded entrepreneur really – one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever heard was by Keynote Speaker Connie Podesta when she said, “NEVER be satisfied with the status quo.” It really is like throwing a monkey wrench into your creativity, forward motion and success. As one of the leading experts in CHANGE – Connie hits the nail on the head with that one. (That’s a good one to even share with your kids if you have them! Never too early to learn-right?).
Status quo is limited thinking. It’s cementing your career and mindset in the past – and that my friends will never get you what you want in the future. Look at it this way – our world is changing at lightning speed – and to get the most from our lives and careers – we’ve got to be willing to keep pace. So let’s do this. Let’s get UNSTUCK. If you are finding yourself STUCK in old habits, old mindsets, old dialogues, old marketing plans, even the same old crowd that is bent on bringing everyone down – CHANGE things UP!
Pick a new niche – choose a new neighborhood to specialize in, contact the business owners in your market and create some alliances. Be CONSISTENT. Be CREATIVE. Be COURAGEOUS. You don’t even have to try to re-invent the wheel!
Use systems that are timely, affordable and easy to implement- so that you can spend your priority time doing what you do best – connecting with PEOPLE. Ultimately we are all in a service industry – and our business is connecting and communicating with the PEOPLE in our market areas. Getting those folks in your market to know you, like you and trust you – is the foundation of a great book of business.
I love real estate industry icon Danielle Kennedy’s approach to creating new business. She said, “I believe you should contact your past customers at least once a month in some way. Send out an email, postcards, door hangers, knock on the door, notes, letters – all of it. And work your way through the alphabet of your book of business at least every three months.
Don’t worry about checking in, you’re not bugging them. Send them a picture of you winning an award, with a note telling them how much you appreciate that they are a part of what you do and that they’re wonderful. Put a system in place to contact them consistently. Plant those seeds for referrals. After all, as Woody Allen says, ‘80% of success is showing up!’ Farm every week, work FSBOs every day and Expireds every week and create a niche that you LOVE. That way you’re never in fear of burning out – and perspective comes easily.”
Why Use AMPI?
AMPI is the national association of real estate professionals that have, since 1956, gathered under laws and codes of ethics and conduct to create a reliable, trustworthy an efficient real estate environment in Mexico.
AMPI consists of separate autonomous sections all throughout the nation, as well as more than 4,000 associates and affiliates. Each section is independent and has its own board of directors, only surpassed by a national board of directors comprised of twenty associates from all over the republic.
Developed over the years with the input and knowledge of its members, AMPI is much more than just a collection of offices. AMPI has been a solid and recognized institution in Mexico for the past 27 years. It was originally established in 1956 and was consolidated in 1980. AMPI is currently represented in all the principle cities and regions of Mexico stretching from Tijuana to Cancun.
The Riviera Nayarita, Vallarta and Compostela chapters of AMPI are dedicated to promote the best practices in real estate by providing its members with education to reinforce the standards of ethics that give our industry the credibility which our clients deserve.
AMPI is committed to giving our membership access to a multiple listing service that forms the platform from which our industry can expand locally and into other markets while giving our members precise and up to date information that is vital to continuous improvement and growth.