30 Under 30: How Jamie Tian Sold $23 Million In Volume & Works With International Clients

30 Under 30: How Jamie Tian Sold $23 Million In Volume & Works With International Clients

For many people, being young can be a disadvantage in the real estate business. How do you make yourself stand out and provide value to show your expertise? How can you employ social media tactics to get more clients? How do you go about hiring an assistant who won’t eventually become a rival? On this episode, we are joined by young agent Jamie Tian, who shares the strategies behind her successful career.


Social media is something you can continue to build up and it only grows exponentially once you have a following. -Jamie Tian

Takeaways + Tactics

Keeping in touch with old clients is the best way to get more listings and leads.

Link up with adjacent business owners who also work with the type of people you’re targeting.

You have to stick with your marketing strategy for a long time for it to stick.

Marketing Strategy

At the start of the show, Jamie shared how she got started, and where most of her business comes from. She also shared on the importance of taking a marketing strategy long term and how she uses social media to get clients. We also talked about finding the right assistant, signing buyer-agent agreements and what Jamie would do differently if she had to do it all over again.

Jamie also talked about;

  • Why geographic farming isn’t going to go away
  • Communicating with international clients
  • How young agents can prove themselves

Prove Yourself

You don’t have to be an old dog to win clients and become successful. Being younger just means you have to prove yourself more and show your expertise. Be reliable and overwhelm them with value and knowledge. Remember you’re not going to connect with every single person, so don’t take rejection personally. Just work on clicking with the right people, being valuable and everything else will fall into place.

Guest Bio

Jamie specializes in properties throughout Los Angeles including Bel Air, Beverly Hills, DTLA, Hollywood Hills, West Hollywood,West LA, Westwood and the Sunset Strip. As a top producing agent at Rodeo Realty, Jamie takes pride in her discretion while providing the finest service to clients ranging from first-time homebuyers to A-list celebrities. She also provides invaluable services such as reliable contacts to her investor and developer clients that make her a top choice for those looking to make a profit in the Los Angeles real estate market. Go to http://www.jamietian.com/ for more information.

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How To Become A Local Real Estate Rockstar Even If You Are Brand New And Don’t Have Any Customer with Nick Sakkis

How To Become A Local Real Estate Rockstar Even If You Are Brand New And Don’t Have Any Customer with Nick Sakkis

If you think sending an email a month is enough to effectively market to your database, think again. What do you need to do in order to be in front of the right people consistently? Why is Facebook Messenger the new email? How can you find the right people to feed into your database? On this episode, agent and marketing expert Nick Sakkis goes deep on building a wall around your database with good marketing.


I think most Realtors should crumple up the money they spend trying to generate cold leads. -Nick Sakkis

Takeaways + Tactics

Build a wall around your database by running Facebook ads to them. This creates the appearance that you’re “everywhere” for as little as $5/day.

People are continually chasing after the cold leads, but the real money is in the people who already know, like and trust you.

Build your Facebook Messenger list as large as possible, open rates for FB messages are 70-80% right now. Speak to people in the channel they want to be in.

$5 a day

At the start of the show, we talked about how Nick got started and why we’re a demand generation. Next we talked about how powerful $5 a day on Facebook advertising can be so effective. We also spoke about the power of building a wall around your crowd and how to get in front of the right people in the first place.

We also shared insights on;

  • The truth about email open rates
  • How to get in front of the right people
  • How to get people to opt into your Facebook Messenger

Target with Facebook

If marketing was basketball, Facebook would be your point guard. Target a high number of people with exactly what they want and you’ll succeed. You’ll gain the advantage of having people come to you in their time of need, instead of you constantly having to go out and prospect all the time. Learn to build a relationship with the right people and then build a wall around the people who know, like and trust you. If you can’t afford to spend $5/day to target the people that know, like and trust you that will be around for as long as you’re around, just get another job.

Guest Bio

Nick is the co-founder of the Sakkis Group, Nick acquired his real estate license in 2005 where he worked for Prudential Tropical Realty. Nick was born and raised in South Tampa, attending local schools, including St. Johns Greek Orthodox Day school, Plant High School and Hillsborough Community College. Growing up as a two sport athlete Nick developed a strong sense of what it takes to win and be successful. He has brought that same level commitment and perseverance to his real estate business. Go to http://www.sakkisgroup.com/ for more information.

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Open Houses, Value Propositions & Building Trust (Live Q&A)

Open Houses, Value Propositions & Building Trust (Live Q&A)

What’s the best script for converting online leads with no proven track record? What is the most powerful value proposition you can give a seller? How do you build trust with potential clients? On this episode, we host a live Q&A, and tackle these are other concerns.


Conversations are the lifeblood of our business. -Matt Johnson

Takeaways + Tactics

Open houses: do not have a picture of the front of the house – you need something they can’t see from the outside.

The best value proposition guarantees your performance and takes away the client’s risk.

When sending out mailers, don’t get swept under the rug of the weekend.

Prep for your open house

At the start of the show, we answered a question about developing a strong value proposition, and the power of having the right photos for your open house flyer. Next, we discussed how to develop content for buyer and seller webinars. Towards the end of the show, we discussed determining how much a buyer values a property.

We also shared insights on;

  • The best days to send out mailers
  • The power of conversation
  • How to build trust with sellers

Be yourself

The best value statements and propositions are meant to guarantee the quality of your performance and eliminate risk. Make a big promise and take away 100% of their risk. Even if you’re new business, there’s nothing more powerful than showing genuine interest in the client’s life and you make that happen by getting into conversation so you get to know them. Once you understand the value of conversation, the more money you’ll make.

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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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