Senior director of learning technologies and solutions for Better Homes and GardensÂ® Real Estate Karlton Utter recently sat down withÂ Better Homes and GardensÂ® Real Estate Generations agentÂ Lindsay Grandquest, who is making major waves in the industry. In just six years, Lindsay has become one of the most successful up-and-coming agents thanks to her innovative and personal approach to the real estate market. In 2014, Lindsay had 62 closings and she is already on her way to surpassing that number in 2015.
Find out the secret to her success, her weekly routine, and how she rose to the top just months after graduating real estate school in Lindsay’s agent spotlight.
Developing Your Platform â€“ Finding Your Voice
Each real estate agent has a distinct platform or approach to the business that is often honed by corporate values and their personal desire to achieve greatness.Â When Lindsay finished her real estate certifications, she believed she would follow her training to the letter. However, after spending several months cold-calling and continuing to come up empty, she knew it was not the right platform for her. Never considering herself to be a salesperson, she decided to pursue the people she already had a relationship with, particularly family and friends. She petitioned herself to any person she came across, from her dentist to her hairdresser, to her sistersâ€™ co-workers.
â€śI made a list. I sat down one day and I says I will not get up from this table until I have a list of 100 people that I could begin speaking with.â€ť
Lindsay took advantage of every opportunity to get her name out there. She now credits this strategy with much of her success.
Communicating With a Purpose
Aggressive networking efforts and a unique approach toÂ launchÂ into the business advanced Lindsay from average agent status to the front lines of Alabama real estate. Lindsay became nearly overwhelmed with both sellers and buyers. Â She structures her weekly schedule strategically to manage her client services and maintain a healthy work/life balance. Lindsay has created what she calls â€śNon-negotiable Mondays,â€ť a day committed to the office and dedicated to communicating with each and every one of her current buyers and sellers. This allows her to focus on her clients without sacrificing the ability to accomplish other facets of the business â€“ all while keeping her personal schedule in balance.
Learn more about Lindsay Grandquestâ€™s journey and the incredible BHGRE team on our Clean Slate blog post.