How To Become A Top CRE Broker In Your Market
When it comes to being a top producing commercial real estate agent, there are several factors that can make you stand out from the competition. From your market knowledge, to your personality, and your ability to close even the hardest deals, these skills will work in your favor. Use these tips to become a top CRE broker in your market.
Know The Market
First and foremost, being an expert on your local commercial real estate market is essential. You’ll want to have an in-depth understanding of the economy and the natural fluctuations that will happen in the real estate market. Understanding supply and demand will help you to price your properties accurately; knowing your area demographics will help you reach your target audience; and keeping a close eye on both new and existing properties will allow you to keep up with the ever-changing competition. The better you know your market, the more value you’ll be able to provide to your clients.
Build Your Personal Brand
When people think of you, what exactly do they think of? That’s your personal brand! Too many CRE professionals let their personal branding slip through the cracks by solely relying on their companies branding. But your personal brand will follow you no matter what brokerage you hang your license at. Establishing a strong personal brand puts you in the drivers seat of how you want to be known in your community. Do you want to be the expert in tenant rep, or do you want to be known as the go-to person for investment sales? Develop your niche and then brand yourself around that specialty. Keep in mind that your personal CRE brand is much more than your logo – it’s the overall feeling that current and prospective clients get when they work with you. Your brand encompasses everything that you offer your clients, so be sure your brand image, marketing strategy, and team culture are all aligned.
Establish Your Core Values
Speaking of culture, establishing your companies core values is one of the best things you can do. A strong set of core values gives you a roadmap on how you want to run your business. It also gives current and prospective clients an idea of what they can expect then working with you. Plus, you can use your core values as a basis for hiring team members. When you’re evaluating people based on your core values, it’s easy to identify if potential clients – or potential employees – are the right fit.
Tap Into Your Strengths
We all have a unique set of strengths and weaknesses. Instead of focusing on how to improve your weaknesses, try focusing on your strengths and hire team members who offer the skills you lack. By focusing on your strengths, you’ll be utilizing your time to do what you enjoy and what you’re good at. Those strengths are valuable to your clients and can help you to stand out from the competition in your market. When building your commercial real estate team, look for people who offer a different set of strengths and weaknesses. By doing this, each team member can focus on what they excel at, and everyone on the team benefits from the collaboration.
Continue To Improve
To become a top CRE broker in your market, you’ll need to continue to improve. The market – and the commercial real estate industry – is always evolving, so it’s important to keep up with the changes. Commit to staying on top of your personal development. Attend local networking events, and national conferences to stay ahead of the emerging trends. Use a commercial real estate CRM software, like ClientLook, to keep track of all your clients, properties, deals, and tasks. Using a CRM will help you to save time, boost your efficiency, win more deals, and impress your clients!
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