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559 S. Washington Ave., Kankakee,IL 60901

P.815.929.9258 P.815.929.9200

walter@waltersanford.com

Dear Walter, It was a pleasure meeting you during your recent event in Laguna Hills, CA. I appreciate the material your covered during the event and wanted to thank you for your generosity on gifting me the "Beating the Competition" sales system. Jose U. Jaramillo, Keller Williams

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Pre-listing appointment email December 3rd, 2020 | Posted in General Real Estate, Other Interests, Real Estate

To:     Name

RE:    Please Take a Look at What I Can Do For You!

Since becoming a REALTOR, I have had to find a balance between two extremes common to many sales people.  I was drawn to real estate by the belief that I could help people achieve their goals, but the way the industry worked – it seemed that you had to scream at the top of your lungs to get noticed!

I soon learned the one thing that the most successful agents had in common: they put the customer first!  In fact, that was all they ever did… and it worked. Word got out, and they soon became successful.  I intend to follow that same path, and I intend to be here for many years to come, eager to serve you like no other REALTOR in our area.

My attached marketing proposal can never take the place of a personal meeting, but it will give you a chance to know a little bit about me, my beliefs, and the step-by-step plan that we use to get many homes sold in 45 days or less!

When we do meet, I can place my full attention on what is most important to you and your needs.  If you are also buying a home, I can help you find the one that is just right for you and arrange a simultaneous closing with your home.  Together, we will determine the highest possible price that the current market will bear and explain how that price can be achieved.

In addition, we will determine the targeted buyers for your home and we will develop marketing strategies to attract their interest.  These targeted buyers are almost always willing to pay the highest price for your home.  I will explain this concept and strategy in more detail when we meet.

We are looking forward to the opportunity to serve you and help you achieve your real estate goals.  Please review my credentials and contact me so we can start working on a plan.

Sincerely,

Walter Sanford

Sanford Systems

P.S.    The attached forms and other unique marketing concepts are available at www.waltersanford.com/sellers.

 

Letter: Just Sold – You, Too, May Want to Sell Now October 29th, 2020 | Posted in General Real Estate, Other Interests, Real Estate

Date

Name

Address

City, ST  Zip

Name:

Recently, Sanford Systems listed a home at (property address) and sold it within (number) days!  We received dozens of calls from interested buyers, and our telephones are still ringing with serious inquiries.  As a result, we have created a list of potential buyers for homes in your area.

My records show that you own the property at (property address).  If you have considered selling your home, there may never be a better time than now.  There is currently a shortage of available homes in your neighborhood and an abundance of prospective buyers.  When you combine these factors with Sanford Systems’ action plan, marketing plan, prospective buyer communication programs and technology, the result can be a fast, trouble-free sale of your property at the highest market price.

I would enjoy meeting with you briefly to discuss your property’s value in today’s real estate market, even if you are not planning to sell your home right now.  When considering the sale of a property, you owe it to yourself to get the up-to-date facts about the market and to learn why more buyers and sellers are calling Sanford Systems for all of their real estate needs.  I can also make suggestions that will allow you to net more when you sell.

For more information, please contact me at 815.929.9258 or walter@waltersanford.com.  We will send or email our list of buyers to you. We truly provide the solution to your goals. 

Sincerely,

Walter Sanford

Sanford Systems

 

Since I have retired from the speaking circuit, I have my systems (large books with software) that I was selling from the back of the room at about $1500.00.  These are my newest products and this package includes everything that I have ever done.  As a “pay it forward” opportunity I am now selling these same books and software at my cost, about 94% off.  This is the start of your plan to get to the point where you are living the dream.  This is not anything but selling you the best real estate training materials in the world for 94% less than they were selling for a couple of weeks ago.  You will get 9 books, a whopping 40 pounds of checklists and information that is easy to use.  These volumes have been used by agents in the US and Canada to be the best agent in their market place. Go here to pick up your foundation for the future.

Letter/Emai: Just Sold at 104% of Asking October 26th, 2020 | Posted in General Real Estate, Other Interests, Real Estate

Date

Name

Address

City, ST  Zip

Name:

The (name of the family) have just sold their home at (address) and they are very pleased because they netted more than they thought they could!

Why?  Because the Sanford team sold their home in three days for 104% of the asking price!  So get ready to welcome your new neighbors.

If you are wondering how a real estate experience can be exciting plus achieve your goals, call the Sanford team for a marketing plan that is customized to your needs.  There is a better way, and the Sanford team breaks records by using today’s technology, a web strategy that creates leads, and a buyer database that is updated every day.

No two agents are the same!  We are professional advisors, and we monitor our transactions to ensure your move remains hassle-free and stress-free.  The Sanford team keeps your goals in mind, from keeping you informed to getting the best price for your home.  We do the work that actually works!

We want your business, and we will do what it takes to earn it. We will be open on any topic of discussion, and we will not take a listing until we know your exact goals.  We are master marketers; just ask your neighbors!

Are you a future seller?  Buyer?  Investor?  We have the information to make your decisions more profitable!  Please call me directly at 815.929.9258.  I will put you in my database for that special buyer or property.

Sincerely,

Walter Sanford

Sanford Systems

Since I have retired from the speaking circuit, I have my systems (large books with software) that I was selling from the back of the room at about $1500.00.  These are my newest products and this package includes everything that I have ever done.  As a “pay it forward” opportunity I am now selling these same books and software at my cost, about 94% off.  This is the start of your plan to get to the point where you are living the dream.  This is not anything but selling you the best real estate training materials in the world for 94% less than they were selling for a couple of weeks ago.  You will get 9 books, a whopping 40 pounds of checklists and information that is easy to use.  These volumes have been used by agents in the US and Canada to be the best agent in their market place. Go here to pick up your foundation for the future.

Are You Going To Keep Doing The Same Thing? January 10th, 2020 | Posted in General Real Estate, Other Interests, Real Estate

Going to bed late, waking up late — the world is already at your doorstep so there’s no time to exercise.  Maybe you will take a look at Facebook.  Oops!  Where did that 40 minutes go? 

An incoming call from a buyer comes next.  You might really need a deal so you pop up and show the property.  The buyer is a little late so you wait.  The buyer sees you waiting at the door but stays on his phone until he finishes his business.  When he sees the house, he asks you a ton of questions but does not do much answering.  It was all wrong for him, but he says that he will get back to you. 

You’re back at the office now and see that you have nine leads from third party consolidators and your IDX.  They have no phone numbers, but you have a great drip system that sometimes causes the leads to interact.  Most of time, they do not. 

You see a flyer on your desk about continuing education.  It’s another ethics class along with “Winning in the Social Media Game.”  You need the hours so you sign up even though you suspect it is the last thing you need to increase your sales. 

Your few sellers are mad that there are not enough showings, but they are very firm that there should not be any price reductions. 

After adding up your bills and looking at your probable closings, you’ve realized that there just isn’t enough money to satisfy all.  

Oh, another incoming call.  This one is from a coop and the buyer didn’t approve the inspection.   

Look, real estate done without a plan will kill you.  There are cures to every evil in real estate.  There are better business plans.  You can time-block a few, proven, profitable moves.  You can decide where to put emphasis.  You can eliminate the time killers that are suspect in net profit potential.  A simple, perfect week could fix everything.  I know since I get the top agents in the nation to implement more effective business plans. 

Here are some of the areas they will be working on in 2014:

  1. Implementing at least 5 new ways to aggressively generate seller leads from the best demographics.
  2. Converting websites from mostly buyer generating to seller generating.
  3. Pointing all lead generation machines to more expensive property.
  4. Making a faster listing presentation at a higher commission with fees.
  5. Hiring an assistant who takes care of administration and generates leads for at least 2 hours a day.
  6. Getting a better presentation that offers value a buyer can’t get on the internet.
  7. Knowing what you have to do every day of the week and having the systems to stick to it.
  8. Cutting expenses, increasing gross, and managing your personal assets.
  9. Buying real estate for the long term and having the tenants pay off the mortgage.
  10. Walking away from bad business and bad clients faster.
  11. Implementing systems for better and more effective lead follow-up.
  12. Leveraging business – i.e. build you buyer business into a seller lead generator or solicit old expireds around a new listing on your listing checklist
  13. Overcoming objections effectively and providing more value. Reducing interruptions
  14. Learning to work at work and be off otherwise.

Maybe, it is time for a tune-up.  Our products are designed to increase your net proceeds so you can buy income-producing real estate…and RETIRE.  It’s time to get started NOW so that 2020 looks better than 2019. 

Since I have retired from the speaking circuit, I have my systems (large books with software) that I was selling from the back of the room at about $1500.00.  These are my newest products and this package includes everything that I have ever done.  As a “pay it forward” opportunity I am now selling these same books and software at my cost, about 94% off.  This is the start of your plan to get to the point where you are living the dream.  This is not anything but selling you the best real estate training materials in the world for 94% less than they were selling for a couple of weeks ago.  You will get 9 books, a whopping 40 pounds of checklists and information that is easy to use.  These volumes have been used by agents in the US and Canada to be the best agent in their market place.  Go here to pick up your foundation for the future.

Are You Thinking about Opening Your Own Place? December 9th, 2013 | Posted in General Real Estate, Real Estate

Recently, I was asked to answer some questions regarding an agent opening their own brokerage.  Below are the questions with my responses, which have been taken from my personal experience and my experience with my clients.

 

Question One:

What are the telltale signs that a REALTOR® should break out on his/her own and start a brokerage? What are the typical tipping points in these situations?

Answer One:

Square footage!  When there is need to add to the team or add infrastructure/technology but there is no place to put it, it’s time to move out on your own.  A team that is separated loses synergy.  If the broker cannot or will not add square footage, the agent may be forced to get his own.

Another area is lead generation.  Some of the teams that I coach are so effective in generating leads that occasionally there is spill-over to other agents in the office and leads are lost.  A destination without in-house competition is sometimes the answer.

Compensation is another area to consider.  Sometimes top agents already supply the services for themselves.  When that top agent crunches the numbers and adds up the total costs of splits, fees, and franchise costs – many times they find that that amount of money can pay the monthly mortgage payment on a building.

Sometimes a broker’s vision and goals differ so much from the top agent’s that there is dissention within the office. 

You need a change of business plan.  Working the pure commission life is hard!  Sometimes agents want a different business model that allows income from splits and fees so that they can get away from the daily business of one-on-one sellers/buyers.

Finally, sometimes a different management style necessitates a move.  Maybe an agent wants to provide a heavier training regimen or hold agents accountable, and he or she might find that easier to implement in a different environment. 

 

Question Two:

What are the first few steps that a REALTOR® should take when the points discussed in #1 above actually happen?

Answer Two:

A.      Find a location

B.       Prepare a budget — looking at all costs and applying the knowledge of previous abilities to bring in income.

C.      Make a list of all the marketing materials, phones, internet, and image changes.

D.      Decide whether this is going to be a secret move vs. a well-advertised move.  This usually depends on the relationship between the broker/owner and the vacating agent.  It also heavily depends on whether the broker has a reputation of allowing a vacating agent to keep his or her listings. 

 

Question Three:

Where do REALTORS® generally go wrong in these situations? What challenges do they encounter and how can they work through these issues?

Answer Three:

Bad mouthing by either party is not the way to go!  The management of the previous brokerage bad-mouthing the leaving agent and the leaving agent bad-mouthing their previous affiliation will not help anyone.  There is no reason to do either.  It only hurts the image of either or both parties.  The brokerage should be proud that they could provide the foundation for an agent to open their own business.  The leaving agent should be thankful the experience gained at the old brokerage. 

If the broker supports your moving on, then full disclosure of the move is the best way to go.  Another item of contention is that the vacating agent should initially look to recruit new agents from other companies, rather than the one they are leaving. 

 

Question Four:

Do you find that REALTORS® tend to jump the gun in these situations and perhaps not think through what it really takes to run their own brokerage?

Answer Four:

No, since most of the great agents want to stretch their wings.  They were successful agents because their planning and coaching allowed them to move to the new endeavor.  If there was a problem, it would be underestimating the costs of having your own brokerage.

 

Question Five:

What other advice would you give a reader who is thinking about this right now?

Answer Five:

The concept of the broker trying to keep listings or charge higher splits during a transition time will cause innumerable problems.  Letting great people do their own thing is the gracious thing to do. 

I hope this helps you make the important decisions involving opening your own brokerage.  Doing so means you are opening a new type of business.  You will be taking much time away from personal production and the other challenges while trying to live off of other agents in your new office.  We have coached many top producers and their teams through this year long process.  Good luck in your planning!

 

Walter Sanford has been designing and implementing real estate systems for 30 years.  One of the most successful REALTORS® and now wealthy from his systems, Sanford teaches his systems and strategies through his products, seminars, and personal coaching producing the best results in the industry.  Do what works, do what is proven.  Hire Walter Sanford.  Call our office at 800.792.5837, email walter@waltersanford.com, or chat with us online at www.waltersanford.com.



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