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Why bother with agent bios?
Simply put, because a properly written real estate agent bio can help you attract clients.
AND...they will be clients who are pre-disposed to like and trust you.
You already know that nearly 90% of real estate buyers and a good percentage of real estate sellers begin their search on the web.
Buyers are searching for homes and sellers are making comparisons, trying to see what their own home is worth in today's market. Both buyers and sellers are looking for an agent they can trust to help them accomplish their goals.
And that is why the content of your agent bio is so important.
Real estate is a "people business" - with success depending not just upon technical expertise and skill, but also upon interpersonal relationships.
And because buyers, sellers, and their agents work so closely together, trust and even camaraderie are important elements. A good agent bio can set the stage for trust in three ways:
Your specific professional promises are important because they show that you recognize and respect what your buyers and sellers want and need from you. But establishing some point of connection apart from real estate may be just as important.
Your prospects may see something in common with your past experiences, or with your present hobbies, volunteer work, or family activities. But no matter what sparks even a small connection, finding something in common helps create a pre-disposition to trust you. Humans naturally think more of people who are somehow "like them."
Why is creating a pre-disposition to trust so important?
If you've been selling real estate very long, I'm sure you have customers and clients you look forward to seeing, and some you dread calling. The ones who like and trust you are the ones you want to see.
The ones who are distrustful, who are critical, and who won't take your advice can cause you to think of 17 excuses why you can put off calling them or seeing them.
A carefully composed agent bio gives prospective customers an insight into who you really are - and draws the right people to you.
A successful agent bio weaves your past experiences, education and expertise into the benefits you bring to your customers and clients today. It paints a picture of who you are professionally and sets you apart from other agents - and then it offers a peek into who you are when you're not selling real estate.
In Central Florida's Lake County, home buyers and sellers alike have come to know REALTOR (R) Loretta Maimone as "The one to get it done."
When you're looking for a Poconos REALTOR(R) who will listen, advise, and guide rather than push, look to Bobbie Smith.
Thinking of a vacation home in the Colorado mountains? Stop by and see why John Johnston is the agent to call in Custer and Fremont Counties.
Jackie Hahn's bio had to be cut down to accomodate the space allowed on her agency website. She'll keep the long version for later use on social sites.
Edie Czerniak blends up-to-the minute technology with old-fashioned service to keep her Cape Coral, Florida clients happy.
Alan Montgomery's bio reveals why so many of his North Puget Sound area clients come to him through referrals.
Chris Meger transitioned from wilderness safety trainer to real estate professional. His bio shows how the two careers are related.
Doug Setters' love for the Idaho Panhandle means one-stop-shopping for newcomers who aren't quite sure which part of the Panhandle they want to call home.
Tom Dunlap's bio shows how his past career as an attorney benefits his clients today.
Read how Gina Rolph got "hooked on real estate" at an early age, and how she uses that experience to assist her real estate clients today.
Melissa Mate's bio lets prospective clients see how she works, what they can expect from her, and how she gained expertise that can help them make good decisions. Then it shares a bit of her passion.
Your Agent Bio gives prospects one more reason to choose you.
If you have your own website, and I believe you should, your home page should offer reasons why you're the agent of choice in your community. But to be of interest to your visitors, that copy must be focused on your clients and their wants and needs rather than on you.
Your agent bio backs up those "reasons why" by offering information that doesn't belong on your home page. It is the one place on your website that you can talk about yourself, because that's what visitors came to read.
When you're ready for a "Better Bio" get in touch...
Weaving your education, experience, and personality into a compelling agent bio is one of my specialties.
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So many agents write to ask "What do we do first" that I finally created a page with the answer. You'll find it right here.
I look forward to helping you,
Questions for Realtors list I use for both agent bios and websites. It will help you recognize the unique benefits you bring to the marketplace, so you can better focus all of your promotions.
Marte Cliff, Real Estate Copywriter |208-448-1479 |firstname.lastname@example.org |1794 Blue Lake Road|Priest River, ID 83856