Reputation is one of the most important assets for business professionals in any industry, and real estate is no exception. You need to have a good real estate reputation if you are to successfully do business with anybody. Here are some tips that will help you with that.
Think of the Big Picture
Most real estate deals involve more than just you and your client. Appraisers, attorneys, inspectors, mortgage brokers are just some of the people involved in a typical deal. They all must work together to make the deal work, and they won’t be happy if you drop the ball and make things harder than they need to be. At the same time, all these people will love you and recommend you to other potential clients if you take the time and effort to do your job well.
Return Your Calls
Staying in touch with your clients and colleagues is a big part of doing business, so make sure you return all of your calls as soon as you are able. It’s understandable if someone catches you at a bad time and you cannot get back to them right away, but you should at least make an effort. If you cannot return someone’s call immediately, apologize to them for making them wait when you do get around to calling them back.
Make Your Payments On Time
Missing a payment or failing to make a payment on time is a surefire way to damage your real estate reputation. To make these payments easier on yourself, treat every member of your investment team individually. They each need their own payment, and they will only keep working for you if you make these payments on time. Always remember that they rely on you just as much as you rely on them.
Deliver on All of Your Promises
Failing to deliver on your promises will damage your reputation just as quickly as failing to make your payments on time, if not faster. Changing your deals or backing out of them entirely will make people lose confidence in you and cost you some valuable business. The real estate business often relies on a tightly-knit group of professionals, so ruining things with one of them is just as bad as betraying all of them.
Use Commercial Services Wisely
As a real estate professional, you will need to make use of some commercial services. You will need to hire contractors to renovate buildings, or cleaning services to clean out an office space. As much as you might not want to spend the money on these services, they are a must if you want to have your properties ready to be sold. Your clients and associates will thank you when your property is cleaned and renovated on time.
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