Ellis Team sales smash records again in 2019. Our marketing is working. In 2018 Board of Realtors sales were down 8.5% for the year. In 2018 Ellis Team sales were up 53.73%. 2019 official numbers aren’t out yet, but we do have YTD numbers through November. The Board of Realtors are down 1.2% for the year while the Ellis Team sales are up 18.82% That’s on top of the 53.73% sales gains from last year.
Ellis Team Sales Smash Records
What’s our secret? It’s a combination of things some would say is the secret sauce. First off, we believe in marketing. The Ellis Team survived back in the foreclosure crisis when a lot of other Realtors went out of business because we never stopped marketing. Sure, times were tough, but we made it, and we sold a lot of homes. In fact, the National Credit Union Association and Bank of America met with us and hired us because of our marketing and track record of getting homes sold, even the tough ones.
Thankfully, those days are long gone. Marketing works in good times and bad. When the market shifts, most agents hunker down and cut costs. Sales go down when they cut marketing and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. It’s wise to constantly evaluate what works and adapt to new methods and advertising channels. We’ve done that, and today we reach more buyers through our advertising than ever before. Our clients thank us because our listings sell. In fact, Ellis Team listings sell faster and for more money than the average sale in MLS, and one reason is the extra exposure we can give our listings.
Ellis Team Luxury Division
The Ellis Team just opened our luxury division. We can now offer additional marketing to luxury listings that increases our local and global reach. Talk to Brett or Sande Ellis if you have a luxury listing you’re thinking of selling.
Sande and Brett have a lot of experience selling in SW Florida and we’ve developed some proprietary systems that help our team stand out.
There’s much more, but the final point we’ll make today is our people. We only hire the best. Agents and Ellis Team managers go through a lengthy and exhaustive interview process to be on our team. We look for people with drive, a willingness to learn, and values that match our own. We don’t settle, and neither should you.
Perhaps that’s why the Ellis Team has been voted the Best in Real Estate 4 years in a row in the News Press Readers’ poll. Real estate is all about relationships. We’re not here just to sell more homes. We’re here to make a positive impact on each of our client’s lives. Some buy or sell for happy reasons, and some for sad reasons. Whatever your reason, we listen and care. We devise solutions based on your needs, and your time frame.
The market is heating up. Our phone is ringing, and the sales are coming. We understand that some agents’ business is down, so their perception is the market must be down. For agents that have a plan and are executing that plan, business is good. As a seller, you want an agent that’s using the latest technology and marketing to reach more buyers for your home.
Marketing is the Key
The real estate industry is changing. Generating leads has become more costly and time intensive. Agents try to buy leads from providers because they don’t want to spend money on marketing or time lead generating. We call that hitting the “Easy Button”. When you do that, you’re always susceptible to the provider changing the terms and diluting the leads by selling same lead to many agents. This is why agents are struggling. There is a better way. Do your own marketing and own lead generating. Yes, it takes time, skill, and courage. In the end, it works, and sellers will hire you for it.
Call Brett or Sande Ellis at 239-489-4042 Ext 4 and we’ll be happy to discuss ways we can help you. Even if you just have a simple real estate question, we’re here to help. Or visit www.SWFLhomevalues.com for a Free instant online home price evaluation.
See Last Week’s Article “Home Sale Price Gains a Trend in SW Florida?“