I totally blew it. I was supposed to share what works and what didn’t work so you could follow me along on my journey to become a better agent. The fact is, I ran into some issues with this stupid website I wanted to build for a targeted neighborhood and decided to scrap it and focus on growing my business in other ways. I should have shared that with you sooner. I apologize.
I want to thank all of you who have reached out to me in the comments, by emails and by twitter asking for more episodes. They have encouraged me to continue.
I had my best year ever last year. Aided by the addition of my first Team Member but I should have kept you up to speed.
This episode tells the tale of my failed attempt to build a custom website and how terrible the company was that I used.
What Happened Bruh?
It was wrong to try and re-invent the wheel. I still think the idea is good and I will re-visit it in a more simple form. Facebook Group? The goal is to provide something of value to the neighborhood. More than just real estate info. But not food recipes. Organize an easter egg hunt, a yard sale, schooling info and important dates, etc. And of course an update on home values and market activity.
You will have to listen to the episode to hear exactly what went down, but the bottom line is the company I hired to build a custom website really sucked at it. The only thing they excelled at was taking my money.
I Made My First Hire
Team McGuire was officially formed in 2015. Consisting of 2 whole people! I learned that 1+1=3. And a bunch more that I will save for future episodes.
Corefact is still working pretty well. I am getting a 3-5% response rate. And what I like most is that I now have an address of a potential seller lead that I can continue to drip other things to.
I have a new lead generation platform I am trying out that I am super excited to share. I won’t announce it until I actually get some solid listings and buyers so I can have an ROI to share. (again, future episode)
What Do You Want?
Feel free to comment below or email me to share some thoughts you have for things you would like me to focus on or try. I am happy to try new things or elaborate on things you want to go more in depth into. For example, the Expense Reports on the site. Keep them? or nah? It takes extra work, but I will do it if there is value in it. Thanks for listening!