Ep#014 Why I just joined the Homes + Beach Team at eXp Realty! Is a team right for you?

This podcast is as much a journal of my own real estate journey as it is a way to try to help other agents.  

For 2019 I had set some pretty lofty goals for myself professionally.  I set 2 goals.  I wanted to sell 40+ homes AND I wanted to grow my own team of local agents.  

I realized quickly that January and February 2019 were going to be slow as they have been in the past years.  I was already behind the pace I would need to reach my goals.  This IS the year I breakthrough!!!  I can't fail already.  

My big speed bump or hurdle was the expense of lead generation.  You see, in order to hit my production goals I need more leads.  AND in order to be able to provide for agents on my team I would need...you got it...MORE LEADS!

Facebook Ads, Google Ads, Zillow Ads etc etc all cost money!  

Then when you get a heavy enough flow of leads coming in you need to make sure they are handled effectively to ensure conversion.  Our friend David Tal from Agentology just mentioned a story about a top team in California that realized that 75% of their zillow leads that bought a house, used a different brokerage because they were not following up with their leads effectively.

So I needed MORE leads, and I needed LEVERAGE to ensure the leads were being handle correctly to maximize my ROI.

A friend had reached out a few months ago asking about the beach market in my area.  I thought nothing of it at the time but in the recent weeks I had seen posts and chatter about a new team forming HOMES + CITY and HOMES + BEACH.

I reached out and talked to the team leader, asked all of my questions, did my "due diligence" lol.  Then I reached out to my coach and bounced the idea off of him.  With Coaches blessing I accepted the offer to join the team.

The team has the lead gen systems already in place.  The support and coaching is in place.  I know am already receiving a flow of leads that feels like it will definitely allow me to hit my goals, and without that concern I have bought back time to focus on maximizing my conversion.  I also now have a brand and team that I can leverage to attract other agents and grow my local team to work with me.  Its a win win for me.

Teams are becoming to the new brokerage if you will.  A brokerage within a brokerage.  Now teams may not be for everyone.  Some people were just meant to be lone wolves lol.  I for one am already enjoying the "espirit de corps" if you will, of having a team around me.

If you think a team may be beneficial to you and you would like to reach out and chat about it in more detail please feel free to shoot me a DM and lets jump on a quick call.

If you have been thinking about a change and would like to learn more about eXp realty go to my website and click https://www.modernagentpodcast.com/join-our-team if the video intrigues you in any way, lets jump on a quick call and see if eXp and/or The Homes + Beach Team is a good fit for you too!

I am confident 2019 will be my best year yet.  I want that same success for you!

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Rick Gonzalez is a licensed Realtor with eXp Realty on the Emerald Coast of NW Florida.