|Word from the editor|
In my last newsletter I asked you the following question, "what
makes an estate agent the best estate agent"? I am sure that
a lot of you got the answer right and enjoyed our article.
And again there is an article to assist you in assessing your reasons for wanting to be a GOOD Estate Agent and to help you to evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses.
Talking about the word GOOD. Now not only do we give you GOOD FREE advertising on the following websites:
|Program upgrades - new version download|
In the last newsletter, dated 30 March 2004 I reported on the following:
Wow did we had reaction on this module! Our CyberAgent users are ecstatic about this module as it is making their uploading and downloading of property so much easier!
Thank you to all of you for your "thank you" emails.
It came under our attention that some of you are not aware of all the functions of the CyberAgent programme. CyberAgent now consist of 9 modules! If you are not sure about the functionality of one of the modules do not hesitate to contact support at 011 955 9100. Jan and the support team are standing ready to answer your questions. Even better, you can now attend one of our info/training sessions.
Our first training - info session for 2004 is on it's way!
Date: 19th and 22nd of April 2004 (Book for one session only)
Please take note that there are limited seats available!
Soon we will also be in:
If you can assists us with venues for the above locations, please contact Nolan at 011 955 9100. Dates will be emailed as soon as we have confirmation of the venues.
To enable us to give you the full benefit of these training sessions we would ask you to complete the "Agent User Questionnaire". Click here go to our on-line Questionnaire now or go to www.cyberagent.co.za/agques.cp
|Meet the Team|
|Bridging finance by Bridgeway|
Who is Bridgeway?
Bridgeway conducts business as a bridging finance company with particular focus on short-term bridging finance in the property sector.
Bridgeway focuses on addressing the cash flow requirements of various participants involved in property transactions - including sellers, buyers, developers and estate agents. Bridgeway's focus has lead to an intimate knowledge of the property market, conveyance processes and associated risk management factors, making Bridgeway a leader in this field.
· Competitors only advance up to 70% or 80% of the commission, whereas Bridgeway would advance 100%!
· Competitors charge a monthly interest charge and an admin fee, whereas Bridgeway charge a once off fee with no interest being payable no matter how long the transaction takes!!
We can now offer you the CyberAgent user commission on referrals.
To enable you to qualify for these commission or should you wish to obtain
more information please contact Pat on 011 955 9100 or email@example.com
We have already congratulated the 2003 National Annual Award winners but nothing stop us from doing it again! Well done guys and girls!
Photos and prizes awarded is now displayed on the group website and individual websites.
|The CyberAgent user questionnaire|
The user questionnaires are assisting us to evaluate the need for support and training seminars, it also assists us in preparing the content of those seminars.
We've received quite a few completed questionnaires - for those who haven't completed a questionnaire yet, click here
You get Free exposure of your website when you submit a news article as a valued CyberAgent customer. This newsletter is a very valuable tool in marketing the CyberProp website, http://www.cyberprop.com/ and also YOUR own website. This newsletter is going out to thousands of subscribers on a weekly basis and is presented in such a way that it allows the reader to:
What to write? Anything relating to the industry! You can send your articles to: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Property of the month/week|
You can now display a property of the week or the month on your website. Should you wish to make use of this facility you can contact email@example.com once it is set up, you can decide which property will be displayed, and you can change this as often as you like!
Alternatively - you can have a randomly selected property displaying
on your home page - each time a visitor lands on your home page, a different
property will be selected.
|Do You Have What it Takes to Be a GOOD Estate Agent?|
To be in control of what you do for a living sounds good, but the ability to make decisions, work long hours and take risks are just some of the attributes you need to be an entrepreneur and a GOOD Estate Agent. If you're strong in one area and weak in another, the business will reflect this.
How do you know you have what it takes? You need to assess your reasons for wanting to be a GOOD Estate Agent and evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses.
Ask yourself the following questions:
1. Why am I in business?
Write down exactly why you are in business. Take some time to get down all the reasons you can think of. This'll help you to understand your motivation. The list below might help you with ideas.
2. What are your strengths and weakness?
Ask yourself how much risk you're prepared to take financially and in other areas of the business (first make a list of the 'other areas' that you feel are challenging for you)
3. What are your personal and professional goals?
When answering these questions, be specific and practical.
Once you've answered all these questions you'll see where your knowledge and experience is valuable to your business and where you'll have to make up for your shortcomings.
If you're weak in one area, perhaps you could form a partnership with someone who has those attributes, rather than trying to get those skills yourself.
You should also be able to see how your entrepreneurial desire relates to other important aspects of your life. Does it all add up to what it takes to run a business?