Summer sales are about to kick off and that’s great news for agents that are ready to make some sales. But summer sales season can be a hectic time and if you’re not prepared you may end up losing some sales or not getting the kind of potential buyers that you want to attract because you’re not prepared. Here’s a quick checklist of things that you should do right now to get ready for the busy summer sales season:
If you haven’t updated your website or your social media lately now is the time to do it. Make sure that all your current listings are shown on your website and have great photos. Take one day each week and write out your blog posts and social media posts for the week then schedule them so that you have some posts going up online every day of the week. By scheduling the posts you can take care of all your social media posts for the week in one afternoon which will give you more time to focus on other tasks.
Restock Your Supplies
Make sure that you have plenty of business cards and brochures on hand and in your vehicle. Stock up on thank you notes and other items that you’re going to need a lot of during the summer sales season. And take some time to restock your cleaning kit and other materials that you will need during open houses so that you don’t have to waste time later on going shopping for supplies. It’s a smart idea to keep an inventory list of supplies so that you will know what is running low and what you have lots of.
Update Your Technology
If you plan on upgrading your phone now is the time to do that so there won’t be any glitches that could cause communication problems later on. Get a new camera, new lights, and any other equipment that you will need to take great photos or take video tours of the homes that you’re going to representing. By updating your technology now you will be giving yourself plenty of time to familiarize yourself with how the new equipment works before you need to rely on it during the sales season.
Streamline Your Process
Now is the time to implement new strategies and systems that will streamline the sales process. The more efficient you can make your daily tasks the more time you will be able to spend with buyers and sellers showing houses. So figure out how to streamline your administration work by sending out automated emails, using technology to the best advantage possible, or even consider hiring an assistant to handle some of the days to day tasks during the summer so that you are free to focus on showing homes.
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