Thinking BIG: Setting and Attaining BIG Goals in Less Time with Dustin Parker

Thinking BIG: Setting and Attaining BIG Goals in Less Time with Dustin Parker

Many agents miss out on profitable leads because they’re not following up with their lead generation. Is calling a lead five times really enough to get you business? What’s the importance of the team you work in? And can chasing expired leads be profitable for any real estate agent? In this episode, the winner of the Delaware 40 under 40 Award, Dustin Parker talks about his real estate career and some important tips on succeeding in a small yet highly varied market.


We can close the transaction much smoother and much easier with what we know best. -Dustin Parker

Takeaways + Tactics

Building the right team may be the key to success, so always make sure you’re working with people whose views and mission match yours.

80% of business is done between the fifth and twelfth time you contact a lead. If you give up on the fifth call then you will lose a lot of business.

Selling is a lot easier when you engage with the local community. Continued curiosity in your area is essential for success.

While you can pay for a lot of good lead generation software, Facebook has relatively low prices and a great outreach, so use it to its maximum.

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Chase Expireds?

We started off with a conversation about chasing expired leads. Dustin explained how he got started in real estate and how the first experience of chasing expireds was a bit intimidating, however it does get better as you do more of it. He then talked about the team dynamics and the market he works in – showing how even a small market such as Delaware can have a multifaceted real estate identity. We pointed out the importance of continued education and curiosity about real estate and how that can help a business develop. Dustin then explained his main tools for lead generation and how his team is in the center of both the marketing and the appointments in his business. Finally, we discussed how getting involved in the local community can benefit any agent and how lead generation can be scaled up from any point.

We also shared insights on;

  • Competitors’ views of chasing expireds
  • What lead generation means for a new agent
  • The benefits of hiring inexperienced agents
  • Simple marketing through Facebook Live
  • Difference between buyer specialist and a listings approach

Motivation is the Key

Your team and your motivation are the key to your success in real estate. If you don’t work with the right people, then you won’t get the results you need. A strong group impression is key to impressing a potential seller. While not all leads may lead to a sale, you can never know which call will be the golden one that leads you to that appointment. If you fail to chase up on your leads, or give up after one call, then you’re sure to fail. Consistency is key and by putting your name out there, you’ll not only profit financially but you will also make a name for yourself in your local market. Engage with curiosity and a thirst for knowledge and don’t miss out on your chances to utilize the tools available so you can reach your full potential.

Guest Bio

Dustin Parker is the CEO of The Parker Group and the winner of the Delaware 40 under 40 Award. After a successful career in education, Dustin has discovered a real passion for real estate, becoming one of the leading realtors in the state of Delaware. His mission is to make the process of selling a property as easy and enjoyable as possible. The Parker Group incorporates state of the art technology and markets to an expansive, yet targeted group of potential buyers. Apart from his real estate business, Dustin is also involved in many non-profit organizations and is constantly looking for ways to give back to his community. Find out more about Dustin and The Parker Group on www.sellingsussex.com

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Building a Team and Hitting 30 Under 30 with Anthony Manzon

Building a Team and Hitting 30 Under 30 with Anthony Manzon

Home-ownership with under-35s is at an all-time low. How do we tackle this as real estate agents? Can we specifically target the millennial demographic and entice them into purchasing their own home? And how can Yelp become one of the main tools in a real estate agent’s arsenal? All this and more in this week’s episode with Realtor magazine’s 30 Under 30 finalist Anthony Manzon.


Working with great clients makes you love your job and makes you want to come to work. -Anthony Manzon

Takeaways + Tactics

Get reviews on Yelp and Google + with parties, raffles and other giveaways, including from anyone you come in contact with in real estate.

To succeed in this business, you have to be in the ZONE, do whatever it takes to put and keep yourself in that zone.

Deals are going to happen with or without you – the goal of lead generation is to put yourself at the intersection when those deals are going to happen.

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Clients Can Be Difficult

We started off with talking about the difficult clients you can encounter. Anthony said – and we agreed – that those will always happen, so as professionals we need to be aware when a real estate agent client and an agent aren’t a good fit. Then Anthony shared his methods for lead generation, including his favorite – open houses. Towards the end, we talked about Anthony’s best strategies to stay focused as well as the structure of his team and the secret to their success.

We also shared insights on;

  • How a clever, good script can make you successful
  • The best way to start up your career and up-sell yourself – even if you haven’t done any business
  • Strategies about getting those five star Yelp reviews
  • Best practice relating to FSBOs
  • Why having a problem solver on your team can be the best

Stay Focused!

When you’re in a business as competitive as real estate, it’s imperative to stay afloat by utilizing all the tools you have. Yelp and Google+ are both free and are an essential part of real estate knowledge – use them to their full potential to increase your capital as much as possible. Additionally, working in a good, reliable team is essential for a good agent. Finding people whose skills can help you along the way is invaluable; so make sure to foster those important relationships. Most importantly, stay focused on your goal and know your target market.

Guest Bio

Anthony Manzon is the founder and owner of Team Manzon, based in Chula Vista, CA, along with his wife, Regina. Their main goal is to provide an exceptional service to customers from all of walks of life. Anthony himself has over years of real estate experience and he was also featured in Realtor magazine’s 30 Under 30. Team Manzon’s main demographic are families in the SouthBay area. They also focus on the millennial generation. Anthony himself was a professional break-dancer before real estate – and still sometimes entertains clients with his skills. Find out more about Team Manzon on http://teammanzon.com

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Top Real Estate Tips with Matt Johnson & Greg McDaniel

Top Real Estate Tips with Matt Johnson & Greg McDaniel

Working in real estate is a constant learning curve. What’s the difference between an objection and a condition of a sale? What are the best tips that’ll help you deal with that one really tough buyer and still make a sale? Should complete domination be our end goal? These were the questions you had – so we answer these and many more in this week’s live Q&A.


Just speak truth – people will recognize that. -Greg McDaniel

Takeaways + Tactics

A good, relatable story creates trust and is a surefire way to grab people’s attention.

Don’t overdo scripting over the phone – be yourself.

Identify your niche in the market and dominate it with supreme quality spreading yourself too thin.

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Objection!

First, we answered a question about the importance of being proactive with your seller and the strengths you can gain with good objection handling. We pinpointed the difference between an objection and a condition and why it’s important to have achievable goals of what you can change in a good deal. Then we discussed the importance of the personal touch and making a sale relatable. This led to a discussion about the use of language in sales, and why going off-script can be beneficial. Towards the end, we gave recommendations for some more resources to listen t

We also shared insights on;

  • Some good advice for a first FSBO listing appointment
  • What a real estate coach can really do for you
  • Battling discount broker competition and making sure you give enough quality
  • Circle prospecting systems, particularly MoJo and Z-Buyer
  • How to make sure you’re the number 1 real estate agent in your niche

Be Prepared!

Staying on top of the real estate market requires a lot of skills, and most of the time it’s a lifelong process of learning. Clients expect you to have all the information they need readily on hand – and you might, but you need to also remember that they don’t know what you know. Capitalizing on your knowledge and focusing on the one key area where you can truly shine is the way to success. If you have big ideas, you need to follow them up with a lot of hard work, however it will all pay off once you’ve got successful sales under your belt.

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How to Generate Motivated Seller Leads & Use the Mojo Dialer with Tom Cafarella

How to Generate Motivated Seller Leads & Use the Mojo Dialer with Tom Cafarella

Many agents pass up on lucrative wholesale deals almost every day of their careers. What are they missing in order to capitalize on those deals? What tools need to be taken into account when branching out as an investor? What are the benefits of being versatile in real estate? These and many more questions are answered in this week’s episode with Tom Cafarella, who shares the secrets to his success.


If a marketing tool doesn’t work, it’s because you’re not working the lead or you’re not spending enough time or money on it. -Tom Cafarella

Takeaways + Tactics

Keep a big database of potential sales.

Only 1 out of 10 people sell at a discount – know what to do when you meet a discount seller and capitalize on it.

Always take advice with a grain of salt.

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Don’t Take It Personally

At the start of the show, Tom shared how the integration of virtual ISAs has helped his company hit upwards of 600 – 800 calls a day, and how this has increased their cold calling efficiency. Next, we got a brief tip from Gene Volpe regarding Feedly – a content aggregator from common news sites and RSS feeds, which can be utilized to generate engagement with content. Afterwards, Tom shared his experience with wholesaling and his experience with real estate agents’ reluctance to take on investing. He also touched on why agents shouldn’t take rejections personally and staying focused on the long-term goal. Towards the end he shared his tips on effectively using databases to get sales in the future.

We also shared insights on;

  • His ideas about the Real Estate Mogul podcast
  • Why agents need to be versatile and consider branching out
  • How to reach prospective sellers
  • The role of emotions in real estate marketing
  • Factors to take into account before deciding to invest in a property

Reach Your Potential

Staying afloat in the real estate business requires constant innovation and self-motivation to do better every day. Sellers will expect you to know what’s best for them – and you need to combine that knowledge with what’s best for you as an agent. Don’t miss on opportunities for self-development that could give your business a real boost. Part of real estate is about the technology you use in your marketing, but an even bigger part is the constant strive to do better and reach the maximum limits of your potential./span>

Guest Bio

Tom Cafarella is the owner Ocean City Development that purchases, renovates, and resells properties in the Boston, Massachusetts area. If you have a property, then Ocean City Development may be interested in it – whether it’s a small family house or a 10 unit property. Tom knew he wanted to be in real estate from a very young age and although he has been discouraged a few times down the road, he has now achieved his goal, working with Ocean City Development and buying over 50 properties a year. His work philosophy boils down to: People who like what they do do it better. Read more at http://tomcafarella.com

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Everything Real Estate featuring Glenn Twiddle

Everything Real Estate featuring Glenn Twiddle

Real estate agents are notoriously bad negotiators. How can you overcome this, and bring value to clients so they want to hire you? How do you use negotiation skills to become their agent for life? How can you pitch yourself as a solo agent or a new agent? On this episode, we are joined by the always engaging Glenn Twiddle, who brings us a lot of value!


If you are a solo or a newer agent going up against a team, you still have an advantage you can pitch, your hard work and availability. -Matt Johnson

Takeaways + Tactics

People hire us to absorb hassle and be there through the emotional process of buying a house.

When you tell people what you offer, quantifying the hard work and your availability makes your pitch more effective.

Handle the, “I want a flat-fee broker” objection by asking them to give you the opportunity to earn your full fee.

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Overcoming the Flat Fee Broker Objection

At the start of the show, we talked about handling the objection of someone telling you they want a flat-fee broker. Glenn provided a great script, and he shared on the importance of overwhelming them with value and communication. Next, we talked about the advantages being a newer agent offers, and towards the end of the show, Glenn shared on the people he has coached.

We also shared insights on;

  • How to quantify your hard work and availability
  • How to generate referrals before you even sell the client’s house
  • The importance of absorbing hassle

Be Available!

The bottom line in real estate is, people want availability. They want someone who can be there for them through a very important time in their life. When you’re a newer agent, availability is one thing you really have going for you, so leverage it. Quantify how dedicated and available you can be. The goal is to overwhelm them with value because there’s no such thing as over-communication. When you bring value, you won’t get as much push back in the form of objections.

Guest Bio

Glenn’s history includes being a Real Estate Agent, Sales Manager, Sales Trainer, Real Estate Principal and Business owner, and Clinical Hypnotherapist. He started as a Salesperson and quickly became a number 1 salesperson in the competitive inner city Brisbane apartment market. Glenn has trained and mentored thousands of real estate agents in his capacity as a Sales Trainer for the Real Estate Institute of Qld (REIQ), Coldwell Banker, the number one real estate franchise in the WORLD, Brisbane Apartment Sales, Alto Real Estate, Ray White Centre for Excellence, LJ Hooker, Richardson and Wrench and many others. Go to http://www.glenntwiddle.com.au/ for more information.

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You Got the Listing, Now What? High Tech High Touch Client Service with Melinda Estridge & Daniel Schuler

You Got the Listing, Now What? High Tech High Touch Client Service with Melinda Estridge & Daniel Schuler

New technologies may have taken over real estate, but the relationships, problems and objections are the same. How do you go from getting a listing to gaining a forever client? What are the ways you can set expectations when you start the relationship? How do you handle a seller who isn’t budging even though the price is wrong? On this episode, we are joined by real estate rockstars Melinda Estridge and Daniel Schuler.


If you get the business and then blow it, you’ve lost everything. -Melinda Estridge

Takeaways + Tactics

When sellers offer too much resistance tell them, “you’re still the highest bidder for your own home.”

As soon as you hit a wall or an objection, you need to go into question mode.

Write down every single thing you do, and then make a system so nothing goes through the cracks.

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Narrow It Down

At the start of the show, Gene shared his tip of the week which was SIC codes, and then Melinda and Daniel shared on the importance of narrowing down your lead gen pillars. Next, we talked about the importance of face to face interaction, why you need to get into question mode when you get an objection, and why you need to write down every problem and how you solved it. Towards the end of the show, we discussed why it’s important for agents to be willing to let the deal go.

We also shared insights on;

  • How to get out of judgment and into curiosity
  • How old school methods can actually be new school
  • Time and energy vampires and why you need to avoid them

Set Expectations

What makes a deal successful is the agent’s ability to set expectations from the start. Your goal is to make the people you work with forever clients, and that means being valuable and being of service. If there’s anything old school that transcends the test of time, it’s the face to face interaction that builds trust and believability. Make sure you don’t sign on with clients that will be time and energy vampires. If it’s overpriced, if they don’t want to stage, if they want to give a 30-day listing, if they are arguing about commission, and they have no motivation, ask yourself if you really want that listing.

Guest Bio

Melinda Estridge has always been passionate about helping others achieve their goals. Just a little over 30 years ago that same passion led her to pursue the practice of real estate. Working tirelessly to assist buyers in finding their dream homes – and in helping homeowners sell their properties for top dollar, Melinda has quickly risen in the ranks to become one of the top REALTORS® not only in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area – but nationwide as well. To get in touch, send an email to info@estridgegroup.com or call 301.657.9700.

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