Just 6 years into his career, David Cinelli has proved himself as a valuable resource in the real estate market. The award-winning realtor and top-producer continues to set higher goals for himself and aims to be in the top 1% of Royal Lepage realtors consistently. Here are some tips shared by David that helped him become a successful realtor in Toronto’s hot real estate market:
Strong Social Media Presence
Do you know that a person spends more time on their phone than on any other activity including sleeping and eating? It is easy to infer from this fact that the internet plays a significant role in our life. Just like all businesses redirect their marketing budgets towards social media to increase reach, the way we sell homes is also hugely affected by social media. David uses his strong social media presence and new technology to market properties through attractive pictures and videos. His marketing plan includes advertisements on Facebook and Instagram with targeted demographics. Therefore, having attractive content is not enough to make a difference if it is not targeted correctly. The algorithms of social media are unique for every platform which means a post that has high engagement with followers will do better than the rest. Not all your followers will see all your posts on their feed which is why it is important to identify your preferred audience for a certain house and target those people.
If you want to survive in the real estate business, it is necessary to develop a mindset that enables you to overcome failures. David says “, “No catastrophic failures – always small blips, it’s just a matter of dealing with them so they don’t become failures.” This means he doesn’t take his failures to heart and give up, instead he learns from his mistakes and acts smartly when facing any kind of challenge. Hence, you should never take your failures personally and believe that you can do better. Otherwise, it won’t be long before you are too demotivated to try again and eventually give up on a career in real estate.
“Communication within every relationship is key,” says David when asked about a quality that he attributes to success. As a realtor, you need to fully understand your client’s requirements so you can make decisions accordingly. Only then you will be able to effectively market a house for a client who’s looking to sell or help someone find their dream house. Therefore, the relationship between a client and realtor requires full disclosure and deep understanding.
One of David’s goals is to build a team with exceptional customer service. He believes in the importance of setting high expectations for yourself and the people around you as well. This creates a source of motivation and pushes you to give your best in whatever you do. David expects excellence from his staff members as well as other realtors. Perhaps, this is the quality that helped him become a three-time Red-Diamond Award winner and gain recognition as the top 2% of Royal LePage Realtors and he is on pace to be in the top 1% this year!
Other than these tips, the ability to adapt to changing market trends and stay up to date with extensive information about the market will help you make your place in real estate.