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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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Jan 14, 2019

I recently asked the Agent Rise group what their “Top 5” sources are for acquiring leads. I was blown away because all but ONE person said that their sphere of influence was at the top of the list. This insight has established my whole trajectory for 2019 in what I want to accomplish in my own real estate business as well as the kind of content I want to bring to the Agent Rise Podcast in the coming year. Today I want to help you get a game plan for your sphere of influence so that you can take control of what’s driving your business.

Control what’s driving your real estate business

I am still SHOCKED at the number of agents I talk to who still don’t have a database. A lot of us get caught up in the day to day noise and all the other “stuff” our business can generate rather than focus on the thing that’s actually driving our business. It’s the equivalent of polishing your car instead of fixing its busted transmission. No matter how much wax you put on it the car still won’t drive! Your sphere of influence will make or break you as a real estate agent and without it, you will crash and burn.

The “WHO” in your sphere of influence MATTERS

When deciding who to include in your database there are some very obvious choices. Clients past and present are among that group. However, there are some crucial people you need in your sphere that you are probably overlooking. Think of your database in terms of a wedding invite list. Your nearest and dearest can be huge lead generators because they are your biggest fans. Even if they don’t live in your area don’t count them out! My Aunt Barb has sent me five revenue-generating clients from a different state. Other overlooked additions to your database could be old classmates, neighbors, and even your podiatrist! The point is anyone you interact with could help you sell your next home.

You worked hard for your database...now make it work for you!

Common real estate agents are the ones who spend all of this time and energy building a database only to do NOTHING with it. Seriously, why?! Going back to my car analogy, it’s time to put down the turtle wax and get your hands dirty doing the work that will drive your business. That beautiful database isn’t there just to take up space on an Excel spreadsheet. Make it work for you! Send out mailings. Invite people to client appreciation events. Shower your sphere of influence with gifts. If you love on the people who help make you successful I guarantee you will stay that way.

Finding YOUR people will make your sphere of influence effective

I get asked all the time about the number of people needed in a database to make it effective. Shooting from the hip I’d say 300 is a fairly healthy number, however, quality is far more important than quantity. 50 solid influencers are FAR more effective than 300 people you barely know. When I transitioned back to real estate sales I ended up gutting most of my database because a lot of my contacts weren’t worth the cost of postage for the mailers. I’m sure they were lovely people, but they weren’t MY people. They weren’t going to generate leads because I lacked the influence on them that would persuade them to exhibit influence for me. You have to be in their sphere in order for them to be in yours. The bottom line is don’t be afraid to take people out of your database just so you can have a bigger database. FInd your people and stick with them!

Outline of this great episode

  • [1:25] What is driving YOUR real estate business?
  • [4:07] The people you need in your sphere of influence
  • [8:29] So you have a database...now what?
  • [12:10] The “right” number of people needed to make your sphere of influence effective
  • [14:16] Why you can’t afford to be entitled
  • [16:49] How databases help breakthrough client communication barriers

Our sponsors:

  • www.EasyAgentPro.com/OJ - please use this link as it solidifies the relationship we have them (both my site and my company’s website are EAP sites… check them out below).

Resources and Links mentioned in this episode

Connect with me!

You can find my personal real estate coaching websitehere

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)

Jan 7, 2019

Having a clear real estate business plan will help you become an uncommon agent in 2019. The “play it by ear” mindset is common and is the reason most agents fail in real estate after five years. Don’t let that be your story! On the first episode as the Agent Rise Podcast,I’m going to tell you EXACTLY what I’m doing with my real estate business in 2019 and why it’s going to help all of us get to the next level in the new year.

Your three pillars are still IN for 2019

Don’t worry folks! Names might be changing around here, but the essentials are not. In order to be successful as a real estate agent, you still need a sphere of influence, chase, and attraction pillar. Do you know what those are? If you do, do you know how you’re going to make them work for you in 2019? This is why having a clear real estate business plan is crucial to making this year your best year ever. You can’t achieve your goals without clearly understanding what you are going to do to get there. Let’s get clarity and get going!

Make 2019 the “Year of the Sphere”

Cheesy? Yes. Important? Still yes. While your three pillars are essential, not all pillars are created equal. The whole reason I shifted away from the Onion Juice brand is that it was founded on the idea that the other two pillars should take a back seat to your attraction pillar. And while being a media company that also sells real estate is fun, it’s not always functional. You need to chase business. More importantly, you NEED to love on your sphere of influence. That’s why my clear real estate business plan for 2019 is all about my sphere of influence. Want to learn more? Hit play on this episode.

It’s time to capitalize on what’s driving your real estate business

Everyone I’ve talked to in the Agent Rise Facebook group has told me that the number one thing driving their business is their sphere of influence. This is where leads become clients people. This year I’m committed to doubling down on my sphere of influence. So much so, that I’m diverting money from my chase in order to do just that. Please don’t hear that your chase isn’t important from that sentence! I’m also going to declutter my chase and double down on open house as well. It’s going to be a big year! Are you ready to go big and sell homes?

Work smarter, not harder on your attraction pillar

Guys, I almost became a hypocrite. I had all these plans to blow up my attraction pillar in 2019. Then that little Neil voice from Episode 161 started ringing in my ears and I realized how distracted I was. The amount of time and energy I was about to dump into my attraction was SCARY. Can anyone relate? Have you caught yourself letting your attraction become your distraction yet in 2019? It’s ok to admit it. This is a safe place. The key is to get a clear plan to work smarter and not harder on your attraction pillar. You’ve got to find your cadence in things that can manageably grow your attraction without sucking massive amounts of resources. Easier said than done? Take a listen to this episode to help you break out of that limiting mindset.

Outline of this great episode

  • [2:00] I’m kicking off Agent Rise with an exciting announcement!
  • [5:30] What I’m doing in 2019 to take my real estate business to the next level
  • [8:32] Why 2019 will be the“Year of the Sphere”
  • [13:26] How to capitalize on what’s driving your business
  • [15:43] I’m listening to my own advice about attraction pillars in 2019
  • [21:18] Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better...another exciting announcement!

Our sponsors:

  • www.EasyAgentPro.com/OJ - please use this link as it solidifies the relationship we have them (both my site and my company’s website are EAP sites… check them out below).

Resources and Links mentioned in this episode

Connect with me!

You can find my personal real estate coaching websitehere

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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