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The way customers treat us is a reflection of the way we treat them, so when we commodify them, they will do the same to us. How do we start prioritizing rapport and relationship over transactions and deals? What kind of collaborative marketing relationships should we be on the lookout for? How can we generate at least $100,000 worth of business from our sphere? In this clip, author, coach and mortgage officer, Scott Groves, talks about the one way we can maintain our value to the market.

If Realtors and lenders are setting up their referral situation as some type of pay-to-play, I think in some way that attitude gets conveyed to the client. -Scott Groves  

Three Things We Learned

Why we should go to prospects with a relationship, not a transaction in mind

If you treat people like a commodity, don’t be upset when prospects treat YOU like a commodity. When you’re doing your business in a relationship style, it automatically bleeds through to the way clients feel about you and how loyal they are.

The world is moving toward cooperative and collaborative marketing.

There’s always room for us to partner with local business who also want to be in front of our target market and actually share the cost of marketing.

If you’re famous with 50 people, you can make a million dollars next year.

Before you go investing in Facebook, Instagram and other marketing tactics targeted to new people, make sure you’ve tapped out your sphere and the people that already know you. Reach out to 10 people on your Facebook friends list a day and you’ll be surprised to get a lot of business out of that.

Key Quotes

The world is moving towards more cooperative and collaborative marketing relationships because it’s just getting more expensive to generate leads and attract clients. -Matt Johnson

If the client treats us like a commodity, it’s our own fault when we lose the deal to a 1% online broker or a cut-rate online lender. -Scott Groves   

If we make our prospects feel like we’re transactional or too focused on the deal, they won’t have any qualms going out to find a discount broker. To avoid this, we have to build a relationship, and show that we’re in it for the long haul. It’s also necessary to deepen the relationships we have with the people who are already in our sphere before we reach out to the market cold and invest in marketing and advertising. Make yourself famous with your close circle, so you’re the first agent to come to mind and then work your way outwards from there.

Guest Bio

Scott is a nationally recognized loan officer & coach. He is also the author of the book “Lead Generate: 61 Days to Double Your Pay”. For nearly 20 years he has been providing quality mortgage products, coaching, and management to his clients & collaborators across the country.  By fostering close relationships with real-estate agents, buyers, and loans officers – Scott has built a career out of providing exceptional value. His business philosophy has always been a simple creed: do the right thing for the client and serve his Community. Helping clients find mortgage solutions, growing loan officers both personally & professionally, and assisting professionals grow alternate source of revenue his primary focus. Go to meetscottgroves.com for more information.

Find his book on Amazon.

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