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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How To Win Listings & Help Homeowners Unlock Their Equity with Brian Elbogen

How To Win Listings & Help Homeowners Unlock Their Equity with Brian Elbogen

Getting free money just for owning your house sounds like a dream for any homeowner. How is this model sustainable? Does it benefit real estate agents at all? And how are co-investment partners similar to your rich uncle that you only see at Thanksgiving? Brian Elbogen, this week’s guest of Unison fame, will discuss all of this and more.


We can do things with our co-investment that just borrowing more money doesn’t do. -Brian Elbojen

Takeaways + Tactics

Use a co-investment partner like Unison to help your buyers make better offers or buy a better home without raising their monthly payment.

Working with a co-investor is like having a rich uncle who doesn’t make it awkward at Thanksgiving.

Monetize the 98% of people you meet who aren’t ready to make a move by offering info on co-investing for existing homeowners.

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Target Marketing

In the beginning of this episode, we discussed Brian’s idea and model of Unison, and how it can target specific groups of home buyers (such as young families) and help them get their dream property. Gene Volpe also offered a tip on Facebook marketing, encouraging agents to be creative and proactive with it. Brian also mentioned that agents can get in touch with them directly to see what they can gain from a potential partnership with Unison.

We also shared insights on;

  • The most common scenarios of buyers/owners needing to use Unison’s services
  • How Unison made things more comfortable for clients during the market crash
  • Why homeowners are the best partners
  • How co-investment companies can get involved with rental properties
  • Partnerships with brokers and other loan agencies
  • The secret to Unison’s good content marketing

Stay Focused!

One of the many secrets to success is innovation. A lot of profit often comes from a simple trial and error method and when you find your big thing, then you can utilize it to its full potential. Perhaps co-investment will be the big thing for some of you. It gives you the confidence and reassurance that you are offering a good, reliable service to customers, which not only increases your rapport and creates a valuable agent-client relationship, but it can also earn you a good profit on top of your commission. Additionally, it can also help you capitalize on the no-sellers, who might still want to make some profit from their home ownership. Either way, a key point is to be open to new opportunities, as this will help you foster an innovative, receptive mindset, which in turn will guarantee success for your business.

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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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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How To Handle the Most Common Objections featuring Gene Volpe

How To Handle the Most Common Objections featuring Gene Volpe

How do you handle a person who tells you you’re too young or inexperienced? How do you improve your list building and actually make it easier for people to give you their email addresses? On this episode, Gene Volpe joins us to talk about the most common objections and how to overcome them.


Be confident in what you bring to the table, above and beyond everyone else. -Gene Volpe

Takeaways + Tactics

List building: create a lead magnet strong enough to capture people’s information.

FSBOs are never going to like you, they’re trying to avoid you in the first place.

If you’re new, partner with someone who has the seniority you’re looking for./span>

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Handling Objections

At the start of the show, we talked about handling objections about being too young or inexperienced. We also talked about the importance of confidence, and how to deal with FSBOs. We also answered questions about people who have family or friends who are in real estate, and why it’s important to add value.

We also shared insights on;

  • Improving your list building
  • Why it’s important to know your market
  • How to deal with someone who isn’t ready to move

Be Confident

The art of handling objections comes down to how quickly you can think on your feet, and turn the objection into a chance for you to really bring value to people. It’s all about being confident in that unique thing that you bring to the table, whatever makes you stand out is something you can leverage. It’s all about the value-adds and leave-behinds.

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