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Agent Rise with Neil Mathweg (formally Onion Juice)

Agent Rise with Neil Mathweg is for real estate agent who want to be uncommon, bring clarity to their business, and want to breakthrough all the noise to build a thriving real estate business. Agent Rise is both a podcast and a movement, designed to wake up and redefine the real estate industry. So we can build a business we truly love, make a greater impact, while eliminating the stress of it all. Hosted by Neil Mathweg, a veteran agent in Madison, WI and real estate agent coach and speaker. Let’s join the movement now! Agent Rise was formerly known as the Onion Juice Podcast.
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Mar 25, 2019

Are you a busy real estate agent looking for the right time management tools to help you take the chaos out of your calendar? Look no further! The reality is time management is less about systems and more about having a proper mindset. Today I want to give you the tips you need to turn your ever increasing “do list” into a “done list” and help you run a more efficient real estate business. It’s time for a mindset shift so press play!

Attraction pillars are a time killer for new or stuck agents

I think attraction pillars are awesome. After all, my entire reason for starting a podcast was to talk about the need for one. The problem is that attraction pillars are the long game for real estate success. If you are a new or stuck agent, time is the one thing you don’t have. Making a profit sooner rather than later may mean the difference between staying afloat or not. You need to focus on creating an effective chase and building up your sphere of influence far before you should put work into creating an attraction. If you introduce this pillar too soon it will become a distraction and create major problems in your quest to manage time wisely.

Commitment will help you stay accountable

Picture this: It’s almost five o’ clock on a Friday afternoon. You have twenty-five newsletters to send out to your sphere of influence by the end of the day, but you REALLY want to start your weekend. Do you send them? If this is just a task to you then it’s probably something you don’t mind pushing till Monday. However, if you start viewing tasks as commitments and scheduling them as appointments I guarantee you will be more efficient and begin clearing out the number of snoozed reminders on your calendar. This kind of mindset shift will help you gain more discipline in how and when you complete tasks as well as what tasks you choose to take on.

Learn how to say “No.”

Admittedly, I’m not the best at this, but it’s something I’ve HAD to learn over the years. Overcommitment will kill all efficiency in your business. “No” can be one of the most powerful time management tools in your arsenal. Think about it this way: Every time you say “Yes” to something you’re also saying “No” to something else. Have you been saying “No” to the right things by saying “Yes” to everything else? Is people pleasing keeping you from achieving the success you’re chasing? These are hard questions, but the answers may be the key to freeing up your calendar and getting results.

If it’s repeatable then it’s not for you

Real estate agents operating out of scarcity believe that it’s a waste of money to hire anyone to do a job that they could do themselves. I’m here to tell you that just because you can do it doesn’t mean you should. If you find yourself doing the same monotonous tasks each week like writing newsletters or scheduling showings it’s time to bring someone else in. Your time is worth more than the fifteen dollars per hour you would pay someone to complete these tasks for you. It’s amazing what we think we HAVE to do when we don’t know how to let go. Focus on what only YOU can do and leave everything else to someone else. Stop believing in scarcity because it doesn’t believe in you.

Outline of this great episode

  • [2:34] Exciting things ahead for Agent Rise
  • [4:40] An I Love Madison update from last week’s episode
  • [6:35] How YOU can help me fight Leukemia and Lymphoma
  • [9:57] The power of commitment
  • [13:54] Unpacking the scarcity mindset

Recommended Resources

Resources and Links mentioned in this episode

  • Text “AGENTRISE” to 44222 for more info on the Bootcamp starting March 25th
  • Watch Masterclass “5 Steps To Building An Uncommon Real Estate Career”. It’s free! https://neilmathweg.lpages.co/agent-rise-masterclass/
  • To get my listing presentation tips, text “LISTING” to 44222
  • Join the Agent Rise Facebook Group (free) at Facebook.com/groups/agentrise
  • To learn more about coaching, go to www.neilmathwegcoaching.com
  • If you want to see my website as a REALTOR in Madison Wi go to www.neilmathweg.com

Connect with Neil!

Schedule a free 30 minute breakthrough call with Neil, schedule your call at neilmathwegcoaching.youcanbook.me

And connect with me on ANY of the following social channels. I LOVE social!

And finally, if you would be so kind - leave a rating and review for the Agent Rise podcast on Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes)

Mar 18, 2019

Because the tenth Agent Rise step is all about team building, I thought this episode would be the perfect opportunity to update you on all things I Love Madison. I’ve recently made some big changes to that brand around team building and it’s been a huge win for my real estate business. I want to give you all of those details plus show you how you can build a great team of your own. If you are struggling to build a brand that people can get behind then this episode is for you. So what are you waiting for? Press play so we can dive in!

Let your brand fuel your attraction pillar

One of the biggest pitfalls of an attraction pillar is that it takes too long to bear fruit and can ultimately become a distraction. This is especially true for the new or stuck agent. However, one of the reasons attraction pillars can fall flat in the results department is that there is a disconnect between the brand of your business and the attraction itself. People recognize me from the I Love Madison Show all the time but not once has that resulted in a sale. Some even thought I had quit real estate to do that full-time. Talk about a disconnect! That’s one of the reasons I rebranded my real estate business as the I Love Madison Home Team. By capitalizing on the success of the I Love Madison Show I’m allowing my brand to fuel my attraction pillar and vice versa. Now when people talk about the show their also talking about my business which is what is ultimately going to make this attraction successful.

There is no “I” in team

Building a brand is easy because it can be anything you want it to be. However, building a brand well and making sure it lasts is something different entirely. A big part of that is making sure your brand is something that you can build a team around. I recently rebranded my business as the I Love Madison Home Team because I wanted to have a brand that my team could get behind without losing their own identity. By moving away from the Neil Mathweg brand, I am able to elevate my team instead of just myself. Having a brand that allows you to uplift others is a critical part of team building and will help you take your business to the next level.

Let your rebrand serve as a heart check

If you’re considering a rebrand maybe it’s time for a heart check as well. What I mean by that is with rebranding your business comes a focus on mission and vision. What you do and why you do it is the heart of your business and if your brand needs a change perhaps it’s time to examine what makes you tick as well. You might have a solid mission and vision or you may need to go back to the drawing board. Either way, there is no better time to fine-tune the critical components of what makes your business uniquely yours than during a rebrand.

It’s time to build

One of the biggest pushbacks I get to team building is that it isn’t the right time to build a team. So many agents have this idea that they can’t build a team unless their cup is running over or they have too much work to handle by themselves. The former is a myth and the latter is the kind of desperation that few would actually want to be a part of. People don’t want a rainmaker they want a leader. Agents want to be led and mentorship is a much better selling point than workload or excess. The systems you create and the team atmosphere you cultivate is your greatest asset when building a team. As long as you have those in place there is no better time to build than now!

Outline of this great episode

  • [4:25] Is fear of success keeping you from building a team?
  • [5:47] Why a successful attraction pillar doesn’t mean success
  • [12:03] Building a brand people can get behind
  • [14:34] Everything I’m doing to reach people with I Love Madison
  • [20:37] The best time to start team building

Recommended Resources

Resources and Links mentioned in this episode

  • Check out the I Love Madison Showonline!
  • Text “AGENTRISE” to 44222 for more info on the Bootcamp starting March 25th
  • Watch Masterclass “5 Steps To Building An Uncommon Real Estate Career”. It’s free! https://neilmathweg.lpages.co/agent-rise-masterclass/
  • To get my listing presentation tips, text “LISTING” to 44222
  • Join the Agent Rise Facebook Group (free) at Facebook.com/groups/agentrise
  • To learn more about coaching, go to www.neilmathwegcoaching.com
  • If you want to see my website as a REALTOR in Madison Wi go to www.neilmathweg.com

Connect with Neil!

Schedule a free 30 minute breakthrough call with Neil, schedule your call at neilmathwegcoaching.youcanbook.me

And connect with me on ANY of the following social channels. I LOVE social!

And finally, if you would be so kind - leave a rating and review for the Agent Rise podcast on Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes)

Mar 11, 2019

One of the biggest struggles we face as real estate agents is continuing to provide world-class service even when we’re crazy busy. If you’re anything like me, you are gearing up for or diving head first into the busiest part of your year. Sadly, this is the time where your level of service can take a back seat to “getting stuff done”. Don’t let it! Taking care of your clients with excellence is what will set you apart. Today I want to share with you some of the systems that helped me turn first-time clients into raving fans with a full plate.

Having a clear communication plan will set you apart

A resounding client complaint that I hear too often is that once they hire a real estate agent they never hear from them again. That’s a bit of an exaggeration, but you get the point. If you want to be an uncommon agent you can’t just list them and leave them! The only time your client hears from you should NOT be when you deem it necessary. I set the expectation with my clients that I will contact them every Tuesday to give them an update and go over anything they may have thought of throughout the week. This creates a clear communication plan that also sets a healthy boundary for casual information and clears the way for important 911 calls if they come up. Your day doesn’t have to be Tuesday, but pick a day and stick to it so you can stand out.

Don’t miss a step with email templates

Part of providing world-class service is making sure you don’t miss a necessary step. A game changer in this area for me and most of the people I coach has been email templates. Creating templates for things like an offer to purchase or next steps will ensure that every communication detail is executed perfectly and consistently. It’s also a time saver too because there is nothing worse than having to delay a closing because you didn’t communicate a vital piece of the puzzle. Including definitions and suggestions in your templates will also save you time and help your clients feel more comfortable with the process every step of the way. Don’t spend time responding to tons of emails when you can put all the necessary information all in one place!

Do what YOU do best

Your role as a real estate agent is to drive your business by loving on your sphere of influence and running an effective chase. So tell me, why are you still wasting time and energy running to EVERY showing or coordinating every part of your transactions? If you want to grow your real estate business and offer world-class service at the same time you need to hire a showing assistant and a transaction coordinator. You may believe you aren’t big enough to have other people in those roles, but the truth is you will never grow big enough if you don’t! Even if you think you can do it better I promise that you can’t. Why? Because you can’t do it all my friend. You can’t grow your business AND handle everything else with excellence. Growing your business takes a great deal of attention and there are some details that you have to let go of. Do the job that only you can do and let others handle the rest. This will allow you to provide consistent world-class service while doing business on a larger scale.

Setting boundaries will grow your business

I’m just going to say it: Stop believing the lie that in order to be successful you can’t say no. You are worth more than that and boundaries are an important part of being a successful realtor. You are not pushing people away when you set a specific day off for yourself. It’s actually the opposite! Clients will respect you and want to work with you because you have a healthy balance in your life. You also have to stop agreeing with this idea and postponing the application of it until you “get busy enough”. That’s stupid. Just like investing in showing assistants and transaction coordinators, investing in yourself will get you unstuck and give you the sense of freedom you’ve been longing for. Taking a break is how you keep your sanity and still provide world-class service.

Outline of this great episode

  • [4:10] Letting clear communication set you apart
  • [8:55] Why email templates will be a game changer for your business
  • [12:13] This document could save your sale and set you apart
  • [16:30] The value adds you can’t afford NOT to have
  • [19:52] Why setting boundaries is a key to growth

Recommended Resources

Resources and Links mentioned in this episode

  • Text “AGENTRISE” to 44222 for more info on the Bootcamp starting March 25th
  • Watch Masterclass “5 Steps To Building An Uncommon Real Estate Career”. It’s free! https://neilmathweg.lpages.co/agent-rise-masterclass/
  • To get my listing presentation tips, text “LISTING” to 44222
  • Join the Agent Rise Facebook Group (free) at Facebook.com/groups/agentrise
  • To learn more about coaching, go to www.neilmathwegcoaching.com
  • If you want to see my website as a REALTOR in Madison Wi go to www.neilmathweg.com

Connect with Neil!

Schedule a free 30 minute breakthrough call with Neil, schedule your call at neilmathwegcoaching.youcanbook.me

And connect with me on ANY of the following social channels. I LOVE social!

And finally, if you would be so kind - leave a rating and review for the Agent Rise podcast on Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes)

Mar 4, 2019

After years of being a real estate agent coach, the amount of excuses I’ve heard as to why an agent can’t succeed is ridiculous. That’s why one of my absolute favorite things is to help people turn obstacles into opportunities. No matter what obstacle you are facing as a realtor I believe that opportunity is just around the corner and all it usually takes is a mindset shift. Stop making excuses and start embracing opportunities by pressing play on this episode!

Start doing things differently and beat the sold sign

It is incredibly disheartening to prepare for an open house only to find out that it has been canceled due to the property already being sold. How are you going to get those leads in your matchmaker in order to convert them if you never met those potential leads in the first place?! What if there was a way to beat the sold sign and start turning that obstacle into an opportunity? Well friends, there is. Start having your open houses the day the property is listed. If it lists on a Tuesday morning, do an open house that night. It may be unorthodox, but it will show buyers you mean business and help you stand out in a saturated market.

Open houses are for every market

What if I told you that your biggest obstacle was actually a lie? So many agents tell me that open houses don’t work in their market when I know for a fact that another agent in the same market is excelling in that area. You may believe that lie because you tried to put on an open house and it failed. Just because it didn’t work when you did it does not mean that there isn’t a way to make it work. Maybe it was the wrong season or maybe you had the wrong approach? When I take agents through the process of how to have an effective open house it is oftentimes a game changer for their business. You have to believe that open houses work because THEY DO.

Your most dangerous obstacle is the one you don’t know you have

In the world of “the more I do the more successful I’ll be” the idea of having two chase pillars seems like a good idea. After all, what’s the harm in casting two nets right? The most common example of this is running Facebook ads while holding open houses. The glaring issue with this is that if open houses fall through we become tempted to use our ads as a crutch. You’ve probably said things like “Well at least I have my ads”. I’ve found in my own business that not a lot of Facebook leads convert and if you use it as a crutch it will eventually cause us to fall on our face. I want to go deeper on this so listen to this episode for more insight.

The most obvious answer is usually correct

Sometimes the way we turn obstacles into opportunities is by embracing what is right in front of us. So many realtors out there want to become listing agents. My solution? Work with buyers that have houses to sell. I know that sounds obvious, but you would be surprised by the number of agents that want to be listing agents and are targeting first time home buyers. That is completely counter-intuitive. I became a listing agent without trying because I sought to work with people who needed to sell their home before buying another one. Stop trying to reinvent the wheel and just hop in the car.

Outline of this great episode

  • [3:25] How to beat the sold sign
  • [5:39] When open houses don’t work in your market
  • [10:19] The pitfalls of managing two different chase pillars
  • [15:33] Becoming a listing agent

Recommended Resources

Resources and Links mentioned in this episode

Connect with Neil!

Schedule a free 30 minute breakthrough call with Neil, schedule your call at neilmathwegcoaching.youcanbook.me

And connect with me on ANY of the following social channels. I LOVE social!

And finally, if you would be so kind - leave a rating and review for the Agent Rise podcast on Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes)

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