The Apartment Nerd Leasing Show

The Apartment Nerd Leasing Show

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Principles, strategies, and ideas to help you lease more apartments. We have 5 Marketing Principles that are the foundation for our marketing and leasing strategies at J.C. Hart Company. Discovery, Story, Clarity, Buoyancy, and Courtesy all touch marketing, service, and sales as each of these areas need to work together for property management success. The Leasing Show focuses on sales/leasing and the principles that impact those 5 Marketing spaces. Thank you multifamily friends for listening, commenting, and sharing. Music Credit - Ryan Little - http://www.soundcloud.com/iamryanlittle
112 - Build rapport or just go for the appointment?
Aug 6 • 5 min
Today’s data suggests building rapport may not be what you do at first with the customer. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
111 - Will automated systems take over leasing?
Aug 3 • 5 min
Some tasks we do today can be automated. The thing to think about is how you can create additional value with the extra time you have? Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
110 - How can I deal with the no?
Aug 2 • 3 min
It’s tough to get the no from a customer. You need to spin that into a positive. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
109 - What if I think we’re expensive?
Aug 1 • 4 min
Price means something different to everyone. You have to remove your mindset on price to help the customer see the value. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
108 - How can I sell without being salesy?
Jul 31 • 3 min
Typically, normally, and usually, social proof can be a great way to enhance something a prospects thinks is important. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
107 - Why is spilling candy so bad?
Jul 30 • 4 min
Stop making it about you, and start making about them. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
106 - Is it time to lower prices?
Jul 27 • 4 min
“You shut your mouth when you’re talking to me.” Extra points if you know that movie. Lowering price is ok, but it’s not a gut decision. Bring your data! Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play…
105 - Comps are running specials, now what?
Jul 26 • 5 min
If you take anything away from this episode just know that you NEVER have to match your competition to be competitive. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
104 - Traffic is down, now what?
Jul 25 • 5 min
Data and technology today can help give you a shot in the arm. Make sure you set things up so that you can easily turn the needle as needed. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play…
103 - What should I look at first?
Jul 24 • 4 min
So occupancy is trending down…now what? Let’s not jump to price like your less talented competition might. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
102 - What if we think we’re too expensive?
Jul 23 • 4 min
It’s easy to get caught up on pricing as a leasing tactic. I think that’s 3rd on the list though. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
101 - What’s the best way to ask for an application?
Jul 20 • 3 min
You shouldn’t have to suggest the application. They should know what happens next at the end of the tour. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
100 - What’s the hardest part about changing?
Jul 19 • 6 min
Fear of being less like yourself is something that holds people back. That said, the better you know yourself the better you can understand others. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play…
99 - What’s the best way to learn?
Jul 18 • 4 min
Execution is the game…period. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
98 - Washing Hands and Pillows
Jul 17 • 4 min
Thanks to Tim Roberts our Sandler Training Pro for this great story about the British Cycling team and how the little things add up to make huge gains. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play…
97 - Value is created by you.
Jul 16 • 4 min
Last week I talked a lot about customer service and the leasing experience. Not only does that help you get the lease, but it also helps you build more value over time for your property. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts…
96 - Have listing sites commoditized apartments?
Jul 13 • 5 min
We’ve allowed it to happen. The questions is what are you doing to differentiate and stand out beyond price and photos. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
95 - How important are online ratings?
Jul 12 • 5 min
Unless you are content with being average they are very important. Your call. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
94 - What do I do if I don’t have any amenities?
Jul 11 • 4 min
The biggest amenity you need to highlight is you. Fancy fitness centers or pools are small compared to the value you bring to the living and leasing experience. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google…
93 - Should I use a call center?
Jul 10 • 4 min
We can’t answer everything, but don’t be convinced that a call center can do a better job than you setting appointments. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
92 - Do you accept pets?
Jul 9 • 4 min
It’s easy to just answer people’s questions, but I suggest you ask a question in return. Especially with the pet topic. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
91 - Should I do follow up?
Jul 3 • 3 min
There are plenty of strategies out there for this, but the main thing you shouldn’t be doing is chasing the customer. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
90 - What’s one thing you can do this week?
Jul 2 • 3 min
Sometimes we just need a spark to capture that extra lease. What’s that spark going to be for you this week? Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
89 - What if they are really pushing for price?
Jun 29 • 6 min
Don’t cave in too quickly. A good UFC and a few question might right the ship. If it has to happen at least you set an expectation of how it usually works vs. the way they are insisting to get info. BTW, this isn’t that many people, so don’t assume it’s…
88 - Should I use email templates?
Jun 28 • 3 min
Do you like getting canned responses from companies? There’s your answer. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
87 - How do I break old phone habits?
Jun 27 • 3 min
Stop vomiting features and benefits and ask more open ended questions. Or skip that all together and just ask when they can come out for a tour. It’s why they really called. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo)…
86 - What happens when someone is a difficult read?
Jun 26 • 4 min
Ask more questions and lean on your strengths, and be patient. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
85 - What do I do when the customer is in a hurry?
Jun 25 • 3 min
It’s easy to let the customer dictate how much time is needed for a tour. I think you should push back a bit though as it’s your job to build trust and provide them an experience. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts…
84 - What to do when they want to check out comps?
Jun 22 • 3 min
Two things here. Ask more questions and get an agreement of what follow up looks like and when a decision will be made. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
83 - Why won’t some people lease from me?
Jun 21 • 4 min
Simply stated, you haven’t asked enough questions to understand what is motivating the customer to want to buy from you. Son, your ego’s writing checks your body can’t cash. https://youtu.be/sRNWFtgXo2E Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple…
82 - Should I track my closing ratio?
Jun 20 • 4 min
I certainly don’t give a $h!# about your closing ratio, but it’s a great way for you to honestly track your improvement. Do it for yourself though, and not for your boss. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or…
81 - What’s something new you will try this week?
Jun 19 • 3 min
You have to try something new or revisit something that didn’t work for you to grow and improve. What will that be this week? Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
80 - What’s my role in leasing?
Jun 18 • 3 min
A musician, writer, or any kind of artist is always learning and trying to get better at their craft. Leasing is no different. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
79 - Is pricing the same for apartments and hotels?
Jun 15 • 4 min
Hotels and airlines have had revenue management systems in place longer than apartments. I believe the current pricing system options for multifamily is trying too hard to be like them. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts…
78 - What’s the real goal in leasing?
Jun 14 • 3 min
Sure, we’d love for everyone to put down a deposit, but is that realistic? Something this is realistic is getting a “yes” or a “no”. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
77 - Are you getting an agreement with your UFC?
Jun 13 • 3 min
It’s likely the first “yes” response you will get in the leasing process, and it sets the tone for decision making in the future. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
76 - How do I get excited about so many floor plans?
Jun 12 • 4 min
Many new developments have 20+ floor plans. You need social proof if you’re going to help people make a decision. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
75 - Are you afraid of getting a no?
Jun 11 • 4 min
Telling the customer that “no” is an acceptable decision that won’t hurt your feelings leads to more leases. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
74 - What should I look for at the NAA Conference?
Jun 8 • 6 min
There are plenty of networking opportunities and fun to be had at an Apartment Conference. If I were going here’s what I would look for. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play…
73 - Does it matter what I wear to work?
Jun 7 • 4 min
Check out this article about GM’s dress code. https://work.qz.com/1242801/gms-dress-code-is-only-two-words/ Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
72 - How do I compete with a new property?
Jun 6 • 5 min
The new property down the street has more disadvantages than you might think. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
71 - What happens when I screw up?
Jun 5 • 5 min
We’re always learning. The greatest teacher, failure is. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
70 - Are you prepared for the excuses?
Jun 4 • 3 min
Sometimes people don’t want to say no to your face or maybe they throw a curve ball at you with how they plan to make a decision. Either way, make sure you ask more questions and have a mutual understanding of the next step in the decision part of the…
69 - How important is your brochure?
Jun 1 • 4 min
A bit of a marketing topic today, but a part of selling that I think is overrated. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
68 - What if we are more expensive?
May 31 • 4 min
We focus on comp surveys too much. You dictate your value based on the experience you deliver. Don’t let the C-Suite convince you that a comp study every week is that important. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts…
67 - Why do people call?
May 30 • 5 min
People may ask about price or specials at the beginning of a call, but that’s just because they don’t know what else to ask. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
66 - Is the devil really in the details?
May 25 • 5 min
Yes and no. The details are important, but maybe not to everyone. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
65 - How can I sell on Instagram?
May 24 • 4 min
The best way to sell in Instagram is to not sell on Instagram. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
64 - Do I really need to change?
May 23 • 5 min
I get it. You’ve been doing this awhile. That doesn’t mean you can’t learn. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
63 - Do sales gimmicks work?
May 22 • 3 min
Tactics and gimmicks are only part of the process. You don’t build trust with a few gimmicks. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
62 - What’s one thing I can do today to get better?
May 21 • 4 min
In a recent meeting about websites we started talking about making appointments. Figured I’d bring it up again. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
61 - Why is it easier to lease to someone like me?
May 18 • 4 min
We like people like us, and tend to trust them more. What can you do to better understand what it takes to lease to people that are not like you? Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play…
60 - What do I do after a tour?
May 17 • 3 min
Maybe role playing isn’t your thing. Why not listen to that recorded call, or rehash that last tour you had? Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
59 - What is another way to connect with someone?
May 16 • 3 min
Visual, Auditory, or Kinesthetic? What’s your learning style? Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
58 - What if the the prospect says it’s too expensive?
May 15 • 6 min
Your goal is to help understand and build trust. Take some extra time with this question and don’t jump into wheeling and dealing on price. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play…
57 - Can you tell me more?
May 14 • 4 min
We often make assumptions about what a customer really means when they comment or make a statement about something. Take it further by asking them to tell you more about their thoughts. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts…
56 - Is price really that important a factor?
May 11 • 3 min
Let’s not take those initial price questions for what they are. Dig deeper. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
55 - How much time do you need for a tour?
May 10 • 4 min
Don’t be the shady sales person that says you “just need 5 minutes of your time.” You can do better. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
54 - When is the best time to screw up?
May 9 • 5 min
Any professional knows they need to practice before they are ready for the game. Why is leasing any different? Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
53 - Why does sales have to be so frustrating?
May 8 • 3 min
Sometimes we’re our own worst enemy. How can we work on that? Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
52 - How to deal with the calm and quiet type?
May 7 • 6 min
This is difficult for me because I’m a loudmouth. In today’s episode I touch on a few things to keep in mind when dealing with a high S. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play…
51 - What are you afraid of?
May 4 • 5 min
I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again. You have my permission to fail as long as you can show that you are trying to improve. You have to get through the fear of failure by taking that first step. Sometimes that comes with failure, but people will…
50 - Why do I need to be a better listener?
May 3 • 4 min
We talk to much. If we don’t change our behavior we won’t understand how the customer will make a decision. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
49 - Can you leak a little candy?
May 2 • 4 min
Of course it’s tempting to go into “sales” mode and vomit all the cool features and benefits at the customer. Rather than spill your candy everywhere, you certainly could leak some candy as long as you ask questions in the process. Thanks for listening.…
48 - Are you impatient?
May 1 • 4 min
Change takes time. Success does not happen overnight, and can be difficult. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
47 - Does your title matter in leasing?
Apr 30 • 4 min
We juggle multiple roles in property management. Let’s not get hung up on titles. I think there is only one title that you should care about. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play…
46 - Do you have any specials?
Apr 27 • 5 min
Customers ask this questions because your competition leads with specials as their key selling technique. You can be better than your competition or a lousy car dealer. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or…
45 - Are you asking, “What happens next?”
Apr 26 • 4 min
If you aren’t setting the right expectations and explaining how the process works up front, then my guess is that you don’t close with “What happens next?” I recommend you work on this. It can be a game changer. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in…
44 - Do I need to show every amenity?
Apr 25 • 4 min
Fair housing fears and scripted tours really take away from creating a positive experience for each prospect. I say throw out the script and ask better questions. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google…
43 - Is leasing different at an A, B, or C type property?
Apr 24 • 5 min
When we start our training seminars, this is one of the biggest questions and push-backs we get. “My property is different.” Properties may be different, but should we be communicating with people any different? Something to think about after this…
The Mike Brewer (Apartment Hacker) Interview
Apr 23 • 14 min
In this episode I interview @mbrewer to learn more about who inspires him, how he impacts change, and the most challenging part of leasing. https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebrewer/ https://www.facebook.com/apartmenthacker/ https://twitter.com/mbrewer If…
42 - Setting a UFC via text
Apr 20 • 4 min
Texting customers can be a powerful tool in your leasing belt, but don’t treat it like email. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
41 - Dealing with an extrovert
Apr 19 • 4 min
As a DISC profile high I myself, this episode gives you tips on dealing with those highly extroverted customers. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
40 - What are you doing for referrals?
Apr 18 • 5 min
Pro tip: The fee amount has less impact than you believe. Stop wasting you money with high referral fees. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
39 - Are you a good listener?
Apr 17 • 4 min
This is something I have to catch myself on and practice. You should too. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
38 - When to talk about price with revenue management
Apr 16 • 5 min
Thanks for the questions from @cdrusk in today’s episode. He’s curious what a good strategy is for talking price when you have a revenue management pricing system. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google…
37 - You can do better than your “people skills.”
Apr 13 • 5 min
It’s tough to get in the moment, but just like the best athletes in the world you have to prepare to be the best leasing professional in the world. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play…
36 - Use your magic wand
Apr 12 • 4 min
It’s a great question to ask, and a great way to practice. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
35 - I don’t have one available
Apr 11 • 5 min
It’s a great problem to have, but it drives me crazy that so many leasing professionals turn people away so quickly without even attempting to help them. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play…
34 - Are commissions a motivator?
Apr 10 • 6 min
Today’s question comes in from @mbrewer The Apartment Hacker. Commissions and bonuses are common in our profession, but are they critical motivators? Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play…
33 - Dealing with a detailed customer
Apr 9 • 5 min
Many leasing professionals have an outgoing personality, but how do you need to adjust to deal with a customer that is more introverted and detail oriented? Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play…
32 - Are you providing a Home, or selling a space?
Apr 6 • 6 min
No one likes to be sold. No one! How you can you make the leasing process one that builds trust and value? Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
31 - Do you dare use reverse psychology?
Apr 5 • 6 min
Striplines or a negative reverse is not being manipulative. It’s helping the customer make a decision. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
30 - Family Ties
Apr 4 • 6 min
It can be difficult to find time to practice, but maybe you can test your leasing skills on your family. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
29 - Roommates and Couples
Apr 3 • 5 min
There’s always a leader in the group, but you know both opinions count. What’s your strategy with Roommates and Couples? Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/87NKxo) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/7k7Bx1).
28 - Are you ready to ask questions?
Apr 2 • 6 min
I’m not much of a planner, but I am a practitioner. Whether you plan it out or you practice, practice, practice, you need to have a strategy for how you are going to ask questions. Thanks for listening. Please subscribe in Apple Podcasts…
27 - What Does Expensive Mean To You?
Mar 30 • 4 min
It’s important to understand what expensive means to you because you must understand that it’s nowhere near the same for everyone else. If you have a question or topic idea for the #LeasingShow tweet @theaptnerd or message me online somewhere.
26 - Stop Spilling Your Candy in the Lobby
Mar 29 • 5 min
Shout out to Tim Roberts @TrustPointe for introducing me to this concept. It seems so obvious, but new technology and old school sales training has us spilling all our candy. Have a question for the show? #LeasingShow on Twitter or message me online…
25 - Time is a Critical Agreement
Mar 28 • 5 min
As I highlighted in episode 24, we’re here to build credibility and trust. If you are not discussing time with a customer than you are putting the relationship at risk.
24 - Getting a No is OK
Mar 27 • 5 min
You should be on a mission to build credibility and trust. What better way than to make sure the customer knows it’s OK to say no.
23 - What is mutual mystification?
Mar 26 • 7 min
In this episode I talk about the importance of eliminating mutual mystification. Stop making assumptions that everyone thinks the same way.
22 - Handling Excuses
Mar 23 • 5 min
Before you let them walk out the door, drill down on that excuse they just gave you. I share some ideas on this today.
21 - Taking Control on the Phone
Mar 22 • 7 min
If you’ve ever found yourself just answering the customer’s questions, then this episode is for you.
20 - Sharing Price Too Early
Mar 21 • 8 min
Price is an important factor, but you need to figure out the motivations of the customer before your share your price.
19 - Developing Trust
Mar 20 • 6 min
No one likes to be sold. You must build trust with your prospects. I share some ideas on building trust in today’s episode.
18 - Dealing with Dominant Personalities
Mar 19 • 6 min
A dominant behavior style can be challenging to deal with sometimes. Today I share some ideas to help you deal with people like me. :)
17 - What happens next?
Mar 16 • 5 min
Today’s question: What happens next? Don’t be an old school closer. Set your UFCs and you don’t have to close.
16 - Reversing
Mar 15 • 5 min
Today’s question: Should I really answer a question with a question? More examples for why asking a question after a question can help you in the leasing process.
15 - Yikes! Getting the no.
Mar 14 • 4 min
Today’s Question: What do you do when that prospect goes silent? In this episode, we discuss when it’s time to get a no or reactivate a prospect that seems lost.
14 - Social Proof
Mar 13 • 4 min
Today’s question: How do you typically describe a feature or benefit? For most people, using social proof is critical in your communications when leasing.
13 - Missed Leads
Mar 12 • 4 min
Today’s question: What do we do with all those missed opportunities? Most data shows that a leasing office misses more than 50% of phone calls. We discuss some ideas to capture those missed opportunities.
12 - Thinking About It
Mar 9 • 7 min
Why you still need to get a commitment before someone walks out the door.
11 - Dealing With Personalities
Mar 8 • 5 min
It’s not necessarily the customer’s personality that is the problem.
10 - Permission
Mar 7 • 6 min
One of the most challenging parts about changing behavior is getting permission to change. Who do you need permission from? Get it!
2 - The Leasing Principles
Mar 6 • 6 min
We have 6 Leasing Principles we study and train on at J.C. Hart. This episode introduces those principles.
1 - Appointments #1
Mar 6 • 4 min
To kick start the Leasing Show, I highlight why setting appointments can be a huge win for leasing.
9 - Responding to Email Leads
Mar 6 • 5 min
Janet Rosseth, Multifamily Marketing Consultant, brought this topic to the table. Find out how UFCs can help you respond. Janet’s LinkedIn Profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janetrosseth/
8 - Testing the Strength
Mar 5 • 5 min
Principle #6 is about testing the strength of the “Yes”. It may seem counter-intuitive, but it works.
7 - Decision Making
Mar 2 • 6 min
Leasing Principle #5 is about Decision Making. You can’t let people just walk out the door. Here are some thoughts on that.
6 - Money, Money, Money
Mar 1 • 4 min
Leasing Principle #4 is all about that money. What’s your position on money? Did you know that is critical in leasing?
5 - Diving Into Questions
Mar 1 • 6 min
We cover Leasing Principle #3 as we discuss mutual mystification and the importance of asking questions.
4 - Ground Rules & UFC’s
Mar 1 • 5 min
Leasing Principle #2 Ground Rules and Up-Front Contracts. An overview and example.
3 - DISC Assessments
Mar 1 • 6 min
Building on the first Leasing Principle of The Greeting/Bonding and Rapport, in Episode 3 we bring up the idea to utilize DISC assessments to improve your people skills.