In commercial real estate today, every salesperson and every agent will require close monitoring when it comes to certain factors within their job. Through this monitoring process, it is easy to identify if the agent or salesperson is lacking in some respect and requires knowledge or skills improvement.
It should be said that most salespeople require knowledge improvement and skills practice over time. None of us are experts in everything. Commercial real estate is a specialized part of the industry and even after many years of successful career activity, top agents should still be learning.
We all require skills improvement and regular practice. That is why we should have regular sales team meetings and incorporate role playing into those team meetings. In this way everybody can learn and practice from each other.
The property market is relatively difficult and challenging at the moment; many circumstances and problems will be experienced across the team. Agents and salespeople can share these challenges as part of the team meeting, and then role play the solution or strategy to be used in resolving those common challenges.
It should be said that many salespeople hate lengthy team meetings and role playing. Those salespeople that have been in the industry a long time are likely to be those that offer the strongest resistance to personal improvement and change. Through all of this, the top agents always know that practice is required and ongoing skills improvement will help their listing conversions and commission growth.
So you have a choice here; you can be one of the many that refuse to learn, or you can be one of the few that look to improve and grow their knowledge and their skills. It is a simple choice and the answer should be logical.
Here are some performance standards that should be tracked by you as an individual, or if you are the sales team leader, the standards can be monitored across the team. The standards will then show you if a particular person or perhaps even you personally will require some skills upgrade or knowledge improvement. Don’t be afraid to learn, it is simply a factor of business.
- The number of signboards on properties in your local area. This should be analyzed at the level of agency and salesperson.
- The numbers of properties advertised on the Internet per suburb, per salesperson, and per agency.
- The number of outbound calls made each day to new people
- The number of meetings created from cold calling and networking.
- The amount of new listings coming in each week
- The ratio between open listings and exclusive listings
- The amount of vendor paid advertising committed as part of the listing process.
- The numbers of inspections created per property and per salesperson on a weekly basis
- The size of the database for each particular salesperson
- The accuracy of the database and the volume of information maintained in that database
- The closing ratios to listings on a salesperson and property type basis.
- The amount of referral business converted from existing clients and closed transactions
You can quite likely add to this list based on your agency activity and agency structure. When you track your numbers, you then know where skills can be improved but you also know where you are succeeding and growing. These numbers will always assist you to stabilize your networking activities and therefore grow your market share.
The industry is not complicated; it just requires systemized processes and tracking. When you do this, you will achieve more momentum and the personal success that you require will be easier to achieve. You will know exactly where you are going and how you are proceeding.