coaching: Are you watching your competition? Well, they may be watching you! - 04/16/12 02:02 AM
I love knowing exactly where allmy leads come from, who isclicking on what, how many page visits it takes to get a prospect toclick andthen how many clicks it takes to get a lead. (It really is a numbersgame) But,you know what? I also know that buyers aren’t the only ones checkingout myblogs and ads, because I track IP addresses.
Just in case you don’t know IP addressescan tell you a lot about a person andsometimes your competition doesn’t realize that what they think theyare doing anonymouslyis anything but! Now, does this bother me? No, not at all, heck I teachclasseson … (13 comments)

coaching: Are you changing with the times or are you doing the same ole things that aren't working? - 12/17/11 01:41 PM

A lot of agents look at their business once a year and re-evaluate what they need to do in their business to make it successful. Now to me this is a huge mistake! I look at my business every month and if something isn’t working, I will eliminate it. If you don’t evaluate your business and continue what is working and eliminate what isn’t, you to like this general store will become obsolete.  How often do you look at your business?

coaching: If you want business, you can’t hide from the public - 12/12/11 04:25 AM
I hear it from agents and mortgage brokers everyday “I want more business, do you have any ideas?” Well, I have some ideas, the same ideas I’ve been giving you for the past 4 years and you wouldn’t listen then and I’m hoping you will listen now.
Referrals can be a huge part of your business, but if that isn’t getting you enough business right now, then you need to generate new leads. But, sitting in the office waiting for the phone to ring isn’t going to get you those leads unless you are doing something to make that phone ring.

coaching: Life on the farm - 10/28/11 07:29 AM

As agents are we a lot like a farmer? Life is simple, we plant our seed, we watch it grow, but isn’t that the easy part of farming? Reaping what we sow is really the hard part. So go plant your seeds, but don’t forget to reap what you have sowed this spring and now that your hard work will pay off at the closing table.  

coaching: Are you willing to help those new to real estate? - 10/02/11 05:40 PM
Are you willing to help those new to real estate? Are you willing to mentor those who want to become the best they can be? Personally I love doing it, I love teaching others. Maybe it comes from growing up around teachers, but I truly do love it.
One of the things I love about it is that it keeps me up on my game and keeps me strong with the fundamentals of the business. Sometimes when I have been going awhile without a mentoring someone, I get lax, I forget about what has gotten me where I am today and … (17 comments)

coaching: Do all your ads look the same? Maybe that is why you aren't getting calls - 09/23/11 04:14 AM

Have you ever wondered why one agent may get 30 calls from his craigslist ads while you get 1 or 2? Do you run the same ad every day, every week, every month? If you aren’t getting any calls and you aren’t changing your ad, then how do you expect to get any different results?

Changing your ad doesn’t have to be a bad thing. The key is to change it up and track your marketing. Not all ads are created equal and your job is to keep changing your ad until you get the 30 – 40 … (25 comments)

coaching: Do you have a symbol of power? Will you be recognized as something different for a long time? - 06/09/11 10:36 AM
Most all agents have a logo, brand, something that is set up to make them stand out in a crowd. But, what does it really say about you? Mine happens to be my home plate logo. I’ve often been told because of this logo people can quickly be seen and recognize that is me.
But, will that logo still be relevant in 20 years? Will it still be seen as something different, will I have to change with the times? The above logo is the logo for the Ford V8 engine and when it was introduced in the 1930s it was … (7 comments)

coaching: Focus and your target - 05/30/11 04:44 AM
I’ve written other articles on marketing, your target audience, niche marketing and our aim. But, what about you, how focused are you on you? You may see your target, you may be spending thousands on adverting, but unless you stay focused yourself,  no amount of marketing will ever matter.
See my son? He isn’t focused on a video game, he isn’t thinking about what he is going to have for dinner, he is focused on one thing and one thing only, how he is going to get that batter struck out. He is so focused on that pitch and where it … (20 comments)

coaching: I may not be as efficient as I thought - 04/26/11 07:33 PM
I’ve always thought of myself as a very efficient person, always getting a lot done. I decided that I would try something that I haven’t done in 3 years. I hired a real estate coach! Now, I used to have a real estate coach and my business skyrocketed after hiring them. But, when he passed away a couple years ago, I found it hard to hire another coach. I really thought I could do it without one and I did, but now I want to take my business to next level.
So, I hired a coach and part of the prep … (23 comments)

coaching: Are you feeling REVAMPED about your business yet? - 04/22/11 06:39 PM

Are you feeling REVAMPED about your business yet? Through Twitter I found out about this new site “Revamped Agent” that was coming online and was asked to contribute. At first I have to admit I thought it wasn’t going to work, that was until I got to the site and found out what it is and how it works.
So what is Revamped Agent? Like Activerain, it is a site that brings articles together from agents, coaches, mentors and tech people. But, unlike Activerain, Revamped Agent is a site is for agents and not the general public. It brings articles … (15 comments)

coaching: There is light beyond the trees - 04/13/11 03:54 PM

I’m seeing more and more agents struggle every day. There is light beyond the dark trees and you need to reach out to it, grab it and go if you want to succeed in this business or any other. Real estate is a tough business, but there are those willing to reach out like a beacon of light and help, accept the warm glow of those beacons of light, accept the help rather than question why and have a brighter happier tomorrow.

coaching: Want to be successful? Here is the secret! - 04/10/11 09:47 AM

Now, have you ever talked to a successful person? They all say one thing, they were self motivating, that doesn’t mean they didn’t have a coach or a mentor, it just means they didn’t have to be told how to be successful, they just motivated themselves until the were a success.
Let’s look at the most successful thing you see, the sun, it doesn’t wait for someone to tell it when to rise, it is there, even if hidden behind the trees or clouds. (But, it is always there) Maybe we should look at the sun everyday and find … (7 comments)

coaching: You only get one click, make it count - 01/11/11 03:31 AM

This is what some of us need to consider when we write a post “You only get one click, make it count”. Now, what does this mean? If you think about your post, what is your goal? What do you mean you didn’t have a goal when you started writing the post? If you don’t have a goal for your post other than points, I suggest you don’t post it. Even my Wordless Wednesdays have a goal and that is to attract buyers to the beauty that Oregon has to offer.
But, back to your one click, and what I … (11 comments)

coaching: How do you find the cream of the crop when it comes to agents? Activerain of course! - 11/02/10 08:12 PM

How do I know this? Look around your office, think back to December 2008, how many of those agents do you still see in the office? Or better yet, how many of those agents are still even in the business? Would you say 75% of them are still at your office or are still in the business? If I could count the number of agents I met in December 2008, I certainly wouldn’t expect to see 75% of them still in the business.
The fact is, I did check and of the ones from 2008, only 43% of the agents … (37 comments)

coaching: Can Raincamp make you a better and more productive blogger and Realtor? - 07/05/10 09:11 AM
Yes, I’m at the top of Activerain, but that doesn’t mean I can stop learning! I’m going to my first Raincamp on Wednesday here in Portland and why am I doing that? Well, to put it simply, though I can teach people how to use Activerain, there are still people who can teach me.
I will never pretend that I know everything. There is always something new and exciting in business, technology, and life, and there will always be someone smarter and better at it than me. The key for me is to learn from them and to never forget that … (31 comments)

coaching: Are you prepared if the ball is hit right to you? - 04/17/10 01:11 PM
by Todd Clark (Broker/Sales Coach) 503-524-9494

How focused are you in your business when times are slow and you don't seem to be getting any business? This is the true test of a successful business person if you ask me. If you are distracted by other things than your business when the business comes you just may miss it.

Look at this picture, baseball to me is a great example of the real estate business. When times are slow a lot of people are stuck playing in the dirt rather than preparing for when the ball is hit … (18 comments)

coaching: Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to play is! - 03/04/10 04:07 PM

By Todd Clark (Broker/Sales Coach) 503-524-9494

I’ve coached baseball and softball for at least 5 years now and one thing I’m not afraid to say is I like to win. But, it doesn’t and shouldn’t be at all cost, it needs to be fun, but I do want to make sure my players aren’t injured and they play as a team.

What sports are all about is teaching kids to learn to be part of a team and working together to reach a common goal of winning. Now if you play together, have fun and still lose, then … (8 comments)

coaching: How I saved another agent the heartache of telling them they just were outbid on their dream home. - 10/20/09 05:57 AM

How did I save another agent the heartache of having to tell their clients they were outbid on their dream home? Well, to be honest, it was a simple question that this agent forgot to ask, but a very important one.

I was sitting down in this real estate office, about to start a class on Activerain and social media, when an agent just outside the room starting making a phone call, that from where I was standing, I could hear.

You see, she had a client that had found their dream home in a bank owned … (15 comments)

coaching: Ask for help now, not when it is too late! - 08/03/09 07:25 AM

I love real estate. I love teaching and I love social media, but often when I’m asked how to use it, it is because someone is about to leave the business and they are really too late to the game and just scratching and clawing for a way to stay.

Why not ask before that point? Many people are volunteering to help. Check out the Activerain Ambassadors, these are people that want to give back to the community, but only can help those who want to be helped.

Last week I was helping with a class put on … (13 comments)

coaching: What is up with your blog lately Todd? Well, let me explain what I’m up to - 05/19/09 07:12 AM
As many of my subscribers know, there has been a change in the style to my blog over the past couple months and that has a lot to do with my new market niche and me trying to get that new cliental to find me. But, there really is more to it than that, I’m actually farming in a whole new way.

You see, many people questioned me why I was going to so many parks. Well, I wanted to be known as the neighborhood expert and so I visited each of the parks in the neighborhood, and then posted about the neighborhood, … (23 comments)

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