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Everyone sells, regardless of what your job title is, and this is your place for authentic, conversational sales and prospecting tips without the sleaze factor. Art Sobczak shares proven sales and cold calling (without the cold) tips that you’ll feel comfortable using, and that get the results you want. You’ll help people buy, instead of pushing them into being sold. Over the past 30 years Art has helped hundreds of thousands through his books, newsletters, audios, videos, online courses, pu ...
 
ReminderMedia proudly presents Stay Paid: the podcast that gives listeners actionable sales and marketing advice that will help them live a life of freedom, but only if they take action today. Hosts Luke Acree and Josh Stike speak with top producers in fields such as real estate, finance, and insurance. Along the way, they’ve tackled subjects like cold calling and door knocking, digital marketing and social media tactics, and building a successful business from the ground up. Each episode ai ...
 
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As a real estate agent, Jordan Mott is doing everything right. How can you tell? In a low-inventory market, he’s already closed transactions worth $93 million, and it’s only June! Jordan is the first to say he has no magic formula or secret sauce, but what he does have is an unrelenting desire to succeed and the work ethic to make it happen. He tel…
 
If you’re a real estate agent, then you know that the only conversation around the water cooler these days is where to seller leads. According to NAR and Bankrate.com, the national supply of homes for sale is about 3 million homes short of demand, having dropped 26% since 2020, and predications suggest the shortage could last 3-5 years. Agents are …
 
This radio management college grad, turned mortgage agent, turned real estate agent, turned team leader has created a secret sauce of success. Gusty Gulas has used basic, tried-and-true principles of business management, giving back to his community, and marketing to build a team that has sold more than 850 homes in the last two years! If you want …
 
One of the greatest challenges in creating content for your brand is actually having the time to create all the content you need to keep an audience engaged. One way to lighten your load is to repurpose content—creating multiple pieces of content from one long piece of content. We use the Content Pyramid to show you how you can maximize the potenti…
 
Everyone can always use another source of leads. The more lead-gen sources you have, the less reliant you become on any single one and the more opportunities you have to find and be found by potential clients. This week’s Stay Paid guest and top producer, Faina Shapiro, has taken to the classroom to offer educational workshops that generate leads a…
 
Facebook video ads can be one of the biggest lead generators in your business. With 100 million hours of video content being watched on Facebook daily, it can be a huge opportunity for you to connect with your audience and a way to find new audiences. But it's hard to know where to start before you invest your hard-earned dollars. In this episode, …
 
It’s true that new technologies are increasingly threatening the stability of jobs across professions and industries. All we need to do is consider new tools that have either already replaced employees or that are being used to make work easier, more efficient, and more cost-effective. To stay relevant during this fourth industrial revolution, Mich…
 
Everybody knows that in order to get people to know you, like you, and trust you, you have to be consistent. And not only consistent in how many times you contact someone, but also in your words, actions, and service. But that's easier said than done. So, in this episode, the Stay Paid pals talk about how many touchpoints they believe you should be…
 
If you struggle to convert audience engagement with your Facebook ads into bona fide appointments, then Gus Munoz Castro has proven advice that can help. Gus is the owner of PowerISA, one of the largest inside sales teams in North America. (They make 50,000 outbound calls a day!) During his interview, he shares the valuable, practical lessons he’s …
 
Building and growing a business or practice requires that you keep an eye on where the market is and where the trends are heading. If you don’t, you run the risk of getting left behind. And now that we've successfully navigated the "panic pivoting" of 2020, it's time to start looking ahead again and preparing for what the future holds. Bazaarvoice,…
 
There comes a time when everyone asks whether their marketing is paying off. Is the time, money, and effort they’re spending really worth it? Today’s episode answers that question with an unequivocal yes! Frank Isoldi is an agent who’s been farming the same area for 20 years, and he’s has become synonymous with real estate in his area. His consiste…
 
Social selling is just one of the many sales tools that we have in our toolbox in the digital age, but does it work? According to a study from Sales for Life, the average ROI for social selling is $5 for every $1 invested, and those who use social selling find, on average, 45% more opportunities than those who don't. In a survey done by eMarketer, …
 
Do you struggle with knowing how to implement relationship marketing? Do you want to be consistent in reaching out to your sphere but find it hard when it comes to doing it? Do you ask yourself how are you supposed to calculate the ROI of relationships? This week’s guest, Glennda Baker, has answers to all your questions. With 30+ years of experienc…
 
Whether you're new to your business or looking to grow on a budget, you DON’T have to pay for leads. There are two types of capital you can inject into your business—check equity and sweat equity—and in this episode we talk about the latter. We’ve published a 3-part blog series on How to Get Leads for Free, and we're going to go over the 8 we recom…
 
Negative assumptions in sales typically become reality. From whether it be the quality of a lead, or if someone is qualified to buy, if we assume negatively, we usually make it come true. Sometimes erroneously, which could cause us to lose sales. See what we should think and do instead to make our assumptions positive.…
 
If you want to know how to host an awesome webinar, then this week’s guest, Brad Swineheart, is your go-to guy. As the VP of Business Development at White Glove, an end-to-end seminar service for financial professionals, Brad has helped 10,000 financial advisors educate 500,000 clients. And since the pandemic, it has all been done using webinars. W…
 
With over 100 social media platforms available, it's tough to know where to focus and how much of your time to invest in each one. Today, we're going to skip over the top six (Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, YouTube, and WeChat [Chinese messaging app]), and focus on four you may not be using but that definitely deserve a second l…
 
You’ve heard about it. You believe it can work for you. But how exactly do you DO relationship marketing? This week’s guest is Barb Betts, and she knows that like anything else in a successful business, you need to put a system in place if relationship marketing is going to work. Listen to Barb as she explains how she builds trust, why she never as…
 
It's faster and easier to connect with potential customers via text than any other form of communication, so it's clear that if you haven't added text messaging to your sales and marketing process, you should. The stats all support the advantages: 99% of texts are opened (compare that to 20% in email marketing), text messages are read within five s…
 
Are you a solo agent who feels like you’ve got a bull’s eye on your back? With the likes of Zillow and other companies disrupting the industry, and the anxiety pervading the market because of the CRAZY housing shortage, everyone is feeling vulnerable. Dave Panozzo, a top producer in Arizona, believes the only way solo agents are going to survive is…
 
Without a doubt, the most important point of the sale is the close. If you want to improve your closing percentage, then consider giving attention to your closing techniques. There are many different techniques to try out, but it’s important to learn as many as you can to find the ones that suit your personality. When you master each, you can watch…
 
Ed has studied retirement planning for decades, and he believes that there is a hidden threat to untaxed retirement savings in the US that is being overlooked. He refers to the threat as a ticking time bomb, and unfortunately, when it blows up—and it will—the dreams of an easy and secure retirement for millions of conscientious Americans will go wi…
 
One way to get better at anything is to avoid the mistakes that cause failure. That is definitely true with sales and prospecting call openings and voice mails. Art shares five of the most common call mistakes that cause prospects and customers to delete voice mails, and respond with objections to salespeople.…
 
Would you like to experience financial security? Of course you would! Dan Nicholson and his team have developed an app anyone can use to reduce the anxiety, uncertainty, and powerlessness regarding the management of your personal and business finances. They key to understanding and using the Certainty App is knowing the four commandments that under…
 
Have you ever thought of starting a business? In the US, more than 600,000 new businesses open each year and 20% fail in their first year (according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics). So what does it take to survive? This week’s guest is Michael McFall, and he’s shares his take on focus, process, and consistency and how these three actions have…
 
Here's one of the most fundamental--but often not followed--rules of sales: people buy what they value, NOT what you think is important. Art shares an example from the grocery store, and a simple exercise to come up with questions to use so that you are sure to sell value every time.By Art Sobczak
 
Landing pages are critically important to converting leads. How they look and what they say can either win or lose you much desired customers and clients. But, over and over again, we see the same five mistakes that kill the lead generating potential of landing pages. So today, we’re going to tell you what they are and the steps you need to take to…
 
Do you dream of a day when you can run your own team of agents? If real estate is your career, then the answer is probably yes. But how will you know when that day has come? And when it does, will you know what to do? Do you know who your first hire should be? Do you know what to delegate and when? Do you know how to back away and not have your bus…
 
Getting past the clutter of the inbox continues to be difficult. With an average 121 business emails received each day, it's no wonder that everyone is focused on how to get a response from their sales emails. We reveal our top 4 email hacks that will get you a better response rate to your sales emails. To learn how to generate more referrals and r…
 
Are real estate brokerages the next dinosaur? Kevin Scanlan thinks so, and he’s got an incredible new model for real estate agents that is sweeping across Texas. In 2014, Kevin had lost everything—his wife, kids, home, and job. Six years later he has 865 agents, $1.4 billion in sales volume, and 4,500 transactions. He explains all the ways his four…
 
The correct word or two can and does make the difference between success and failure in sales messaging. But, words don't operate on an island, they are interpreted in the context of the listener's situation. You'll hear whether or not it makes a difference to use "feel" vs. "think" in asking someone where they stand on your offer.…
 
As a sales or marketing professional, your ability to capture leads, create quality appointments, and close more sales is the life or death of your business. That's not an exaggeration. For a real estate agent, increasing their conversion rate by 10 percent at any point in their funnel will increase their GCI by $50,000. In this episode, we go over…
 
This is a great episode! Today’s guest, Andrea Blum, is among the top 1% of agents in Toronto with $20M in sales, and is in the top 5% in all of Canada with $200M in sales volume. Andrea’s got the chutzpah (and credentials!) to tell sales professionals the way it is . . . she even takes on NAR to tell them why they’re wrong about the leads coming f…
 
If you watch Jeopardy!, you know of Ken Jennings, the winningest player of all time. But you probably don't know of the player who ended his legendary winning streak. Nancy Zerg had the attitude that someone was going to beat him, why not her? THAT is the attitude we must have as salespeople, instead of one where we are defeated before we even plac…
 
Direct mail marketing is back in a big way. In fact, direct mail statistics for 2020 say that direct mail has a 90% open rate and a response rate 9 TIMES higher than email. Direct mail ROI continues to be some of the highest in marketing (only behind email and social media) with a median return on investment of 29%. We debunk the myths that direct …
 
Eric Siu, this week’s Stay Paid guest, CEO, podcaster, and author of the new book, Leveling Up: How to Master the Game of Life, suggests that we use the lessons and principles of gamification as a way we can think about and react to adversity. If we do, then we can embrace hardship and turn it into fuel that gives us strength and motivates us to im…
 
Most sales training has it all wrong about how to respond to resistance and objections. Usually the suggestion is to come back with an argumentative rebuttal. Instead, get the other person to open up with this very simple, conversational question that you can easily adapt to your situation.By Art Sobczak
 
Today’s Silver Dollar episode is all about growing your following on Instagram and the type of content that’ll help you do that. I’m super excited that I recently hit the 20,000 followers mark, and I’m convinced it’s because of the content I post and that I’m committed to engaging with my audience. Listen and discover: Five easy ways you can genera…
 
Hear how a real estate rock star is made and grab his strategies for yourself. Jeff Cohn was personally recruited by Gary Keller and in January 2020, Jeff opened a tech-powered office in Omaha, Nebraska. He started with 24 agents and $3M in gross commission. By the end of 2020, the year of the pandemic and other lunacy, Jeff had: - Doubled his volu…
 
Consider that 61% of marketers report lead gen as their #1 challenge, while 53% of marketers say they spend 50% or more of their budgets on finding leads. It’s no wonder we get so many questions about lead generation. In this episode of Stay Paid, Josh and I talk about four lead generation tools that are especially hot in 2021. Listen and: Find out…
 
Today’s episode is about content—emails and blogs. We interviewed Jacob McMillen who’s mastered how to appear at the top of Google’s organic search results whenever anyone searches for “freelance copywriter.” Jacob shares some tried-and-true principles of copywriting (which he calls “a-synchronous” sales; I love that) and offers tips that even begi…
 
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