Have You Invited Anyone To Do Business With You Today?

My word for the day is Invite:

1.  To request the presence or participation of

2.  To ask formally

3.  To welcome (invite questions from the audience)

4.  To bring on: provoke (only inviting trouble)

5.  To tempt: entice

6.  An invitation

 

Ask yourself...

1)  Have you invited an associate to submit an offer on one of your listings?

 

2)  Have you tempted a buyer into touring a home that you know may be perfect for them?

 

3)  Have you requested the listing during your listing presentation?

 

One of my mentor's favorite things to say was "you don't get the goods if you don't place the order".

This industry is not for the timid...Don't be afraid to "invite" business your way!

 

 

 

 

 

Send out Invitations everyday....what are you going to Invite others to?

 

 

For information on Texas Real Estate, I invite you to click here.

www.LisaSellsTexas.com

 

Lisa Von Domek

 

Lisa Von Domek
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Comment balloon 66 commentsLisa Von Domek • April 09 2016 05:01PM

Comments

I invited a buyer who had seen a $7M property twice before the holidays if he would now like to proceed and unfortunately he declined.  Wants to keep looking 

Posted by Joy Bender, #1 San Diego Luxury Real Estate Digital Marketer (Pacific Sotheby's) over 2 years ago

Well done Joy Bender ...I bet he decides on another fabulous La Jolla property with you very soon though!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

I have friends with a 2nd home on the cliffs there...it is a fabulous place to be Joy Bender .  To get the wish list right, it will easily be in the $12m range!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

As a matter of fact, I did I ran into someone that I had not seen since moving back here!

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) over 2 years ago

Well done Sybil Campbell ...and it's always fun to run into someone that you haven't seen for awhile! 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

I've been a little lacking today Lisa Von Domek but I've sure had a great family day. I have snuck in a little business however preparing for tomorrows open house and returning a few phone calls.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) over 2 years ago

I just invited myself to a past buyer's house on Facebook.  She was showing off her new photos and I said that she has to let me come see in person.  (does that count)

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 2 years ago

Great reminder to us all to keep asking for business. If we don't shake the apple tree we get no apples! 

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties) over 2 years ago

Lisa: I did the first 2 today and the third on Thursday (got the listing). Have a blessed weekend! 

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) over 2 years ago

Lisa

Sounds like a success plan . . . . 

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 2 years ago

Great reminder, simple delivery, well done.

Posted by Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast (Big Block Realty 858.232.8722) over 2 years ago

Lots of people out there just waiting for an invitation to take action, it pays to ASK.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) over 2 years ago

 Good morning Lisa Von Domek . No I haven't there is a lot to be said about asking and expecting in return.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 2 years ago

Hi Lisa.  Wise words and something we all need to keep in mind and practice daily.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 2 years ago

Good morning Lisa Von Domek ,

Bob Crane is right..there are many out there waiting for the invitation! What are you waiting for..stir up some activity and make things happen!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) over 2 years ago

Hello Lisa Von Domek,  Invitation, of course, we always need to invite people and get things to happen in our business.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) over 2 years ago

Lisa, Yesterday was an un-invite someone and terminate my business relationship and establish a new business relationship with someone new. It was bitter-sweet. Glad that is behind me now … I can see new horizons. I really like the message here … don’t ask … don’t get is my motto.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 2 years ago

This is a message I needed to hear....something I really must get better at doing.

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 2 years ago

Lisa rarely a day goes by that I do not let someone know what I do and ask for their business.  I this business it is a must in my opinion.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 2 years ago

Great blog, Lisa.  This has inspired me to try to "invite" someone to do something every day!  I'm looking forward to it!

Posted by Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services" (U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.) over 2 years ago

Today I'm going to invite people to come into the store even if they aren't on the market for furniture, we have a ton of accessories.  Thanks for the great idea.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 2 years ago

If you don't ask, the answer is going to be "no."

Many people love to be invited.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) over 2 years ago

Good morning Lisa, celebrate all the no's, yes is just around the corner.

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 2 years ago

I've invited a couple prospects this morning but need to keep going!  This post is the boost I needed.  Thank you!

Posted by Kate McQueen, Tailored service for your real estate needs! (CB&A Realtors) over 2 years ago

That's one of the first principles they teach in sales training. Ask for the business. Invite them to work with you. 

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com (Zion Realty) over 2 years ago

I am sure you have made up for fewer invites over the weekend, to a number of them for this week Bob "RealMan" Timm !

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

Yes, that counts Tammy Lankford ...well done!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

And we do love apples, Lise Howe don't we?!! 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

There was never a doubt in mind that you regularly invite people to work with you Anita Clark 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

Thank you Lou Ludwig ...ask and you shall receive!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

Thank you Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor and thank you for the reblog too!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

Hello Bob Crane - absolutely, ask and you make things happen!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

Hello TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. ask and receive, it's a good thing!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

Hello Gabe Sanders you know that I agree with you my friend!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

I agree Dorie Dillard shake things up, ask for business and make things happen!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

That's very true Will Hamm ask for business and grow you sphere!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

And un-ask, in your case, is a necessary part of business - good for you in tackling the unpleasant task Kathleen Daniels 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

Sharon Tara I have to remind myself at times as well

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

Inviting business is a recipe for success, isn't it George Souto ?!!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

Wonderful Carol Williams I am so pleased that this inspired you!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

Great idea Roger D. Mucci those accessories can certainly add up to big sales numbers!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

Absolutely Kat Palmiotti not asking is defintely a "no" for new business!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

And that is the corner we all love, isn't it Beth Atalay ?!!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

That's wonderful Kate McQueen, REALTOR® I am so pleased that this post inspired you!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

It is Sales 101 isn't it Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert ...invite that business in!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

I like this mucho!!  Maybe my next tattoo.

 INVITE (In a flowy cursive font of coarse.)

Posted by John Nash, Real Estate sales and investing (Solutions Real Estate) over 2 years ago

Such a simple thing to do, to ask someone, to open dialogue.

Posted by David Alan Baker Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor, Your local Expert (Keller Williams Realty Phoenix) over 2 years ago

I recently went to a seminar, and we were ecouraged to talk to a stranger.  Just 1 stranger during lunch break.  Was fun, and found myself being more ligh hearted too.  Same concept, reach out.  Nice post

Posted by David Alan Baker Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor, Your local Expert (Keller Williams Realty Phoenix) over 2 years ago

I did ask for the business this morning as a matter of fact. Thanks for the encouragement!

Posted by Paul McFadden, Pest Control, Seattle, WA. (Paratex) over 2 years ago

Thank you for the inspirational post. I will call the prospective buyer to whom  I showed homes  on Sunday.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 2 years ago

This is a provocative thought - so now I'll have to ponder it. How can I apply your wisdom to my work as a real estate copywriter? 

Posted by Marte Cliff, your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) over 2 years ago

Good thoughts ....

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) over 2 years ago

Good luck with that tattoo John Nash 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

Some of the most effective tools are the easiest David Baker Realtor - Laveen Homes for sale 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

Well done Paul McFadden !

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

I know you will make this a perfect fit for your business Marte Cliff 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

Thank you Lyn Sims !

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

Thanks!

Posted by Paul McFadden, Pest Control, Seattle, WA. (Paratex) over 2 years ago

Or as I have been told, you have to ask for the business in order to get it.  

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) over 2 years ago

Very inspirational, thank you for sharing.  

Posted by Melissa Jackson, Helping You Make The Right Move (Citiwide Alliance Realty) over 2 years ago

That is it exactly Gene Riemenschneider and you can never be too shy to ask!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

You are welcome Melissa Jackson I am pleased that you enjoyed this post!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

Lisa Von Domek - your mother is right. You don't get it if you don't ask....

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 2 years ago

I'm going to invite others to join me. Spend some time with me and visit. We did the first of many pop bys today and it was awesome!

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent (HomeSmart Realty Group) about 2 years ago

Lisa

Your insight is right on point.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 2 years ago

Excellent post - just follow the train of thought! Thanks, Lisa Von Domek, for your words of encouragement. Have a nice week!! 

Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) about 2 years ago

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