Are you an Agent of Change?

As a REALTOR or Mortgage Broker, you are changing people’s lives everyday, more than you know.

Watch this short video to find out

- the huge impact you really do have on people’s lives

- why we’re on the wrong path now, and what we can do about it

- your MASSIVE untapped potential to make big changes in people’s lives, make a great living, and feel awesome about what you’re doing

- how you are an Agent of Change

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Ingrid

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Ingrid Menninga is the founder of JOLT Marketing where her big mission is to put the heart back into the Real Estate and Mortgage industry while helping Agents & Brokers make awesome profits.

Within 3 years of founding JOLT Marketing, Ingrid has carved out a spectacular success roster working with Canada’s leading Real Estate and Mortgage brands with clients from RE/MAX, Royal LePage, Dominion Lending Centres, Verico, Street Capital, and more.

Ingrid is frequently featured in industry journals such as REM: Canada’s Real Estate Magazine, CAAMP’s Mortgage Journal, at speaking engagements for RE-Bar Camps, InMan’s Agent ReBoot, CMP’s The Mortgage Summit and in Sales Seminars for leading industry organizations such as IMBA(Independent Mortgage Brokers Association of Ontario).


What Type of Social Media Personality Are You? Fun Infographic!

 

Ever wondered what your tweets and facebook status updates say about you?

Ever wondered how some people seem to generate interest in what they’re doing no matter what they post, while others make you want to turn away in horror?

There’s a personality infographic that can help you de-code all of the social networking personalities! Thanks to the good folks at MyLife.com who put together this fun infographic, you can now see what your “type” is on social media.

The font is a little small and hard to read, so I made this image BIG, hoping that it will render nicely on everyone’s laptops/iphones/ipads gadgets etc.

When I went through this I instantly identified several of my facebook friend’s personality types. Can you identify yours?

 

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To your success,
Ingrid

Ingrid Menninga has xray vision for carving out marketing opportunities and the creativity to convert them into gold!

Ingrid delivers high impact, low cost, customized marketing strategies for turbo-charging entrepreneurs and small business owners to great profits.

After 12 years of working with legendary companies such as Carlson Marketing Group, Pizza Pizza, Invis Mortgages, and Royal LePage Canada, she left corporate Canada to launch JOLT Marketing.

In just 3 short years after starting JOLT Marketing, Ingrid has carved out a spectacular success roster working with Canada’s leading Real Estate and Mortgage brands such as Slavens Real Estate, GWL Realty Advisors, Mortgage Architects,Dominion Lending Centres, and Oriana Financial, to the tune of delivering a 250% increase in sales and participation on average. Having achieved high accolades for skyrocketing sales for countless companies, Sales Agents and budding Entrepreneurs with high profit marketing campaigns, Ingrid is frequently asked to share her expertise in industry journals such as Canada’s Real Estate Magazine – REM, at speaking engagements for RE-Bar Camps and InMan’s Agent ReBoot, and in Sales Seminars for industry organizations such as IMBA(Independent Mortgage Brokers Association of Ontario) and other leading industry organizations.

The #1 Reason You Don’t Have Enough Leads

Does your business have peaks and valleys? Do you find yourself busy one month, and then without any clients (or with much less than you would like) the next? Do you want more real estate leads and real estate sales? Do you need more mortgage leads?

If that sounds familiar, and you want a more steady flow of business, I’m happy to let you know there is an easy way for you to keep filling your business with highly motivated leads, and continuously working with clients.

But first, let’s look at the #1 reason why you don’t have enough leads.

The #1 reason why you don’t have enough leads is you’re likely busy working “in” your business, instead of working “on” your business. That means, you’ll be busy fielding calls, answering emails, doing social media updates, and setting up appointments…everything that keeps you really busy and “in” the business. It fills your time, and helps you to close any current deals…but it doesn’t get you any more leads, and when you do this, you’ll experience the “peaks and valleys” of your business. One month you’re busy, the next you’ve got nothing going on, and you’re thrilled to have even one or two (not very motivated) clients.

If you want to step out of this pattern, and want a steady stream of business, you need to also work “on” the business. This means you’re stepping outside of the daily tasks and working the big picture of your business, such as setting up a new promotional campaign, developing relationships with local media so you can get yourself some free advertising via PR, and more.

Wait, does this mean you’re just adding more to your plate and have to work extra hard? No! 2013 is all about working smart, not hard! Let me share with you a secret on how you can quickly get hundreds of new highly motivated leads, while also keeping on top of what’s “in” your business.

The fastest way to get a ton of new business is by hosting your own contest. Not just any contest, a well thought out contest that gives you a tidal wave of new business from the exact type of clients you want to attract. I’ve done tons of contests, and I’ll keep on doing them…because they always deliver great results (like 300 leads in 2 weeks), and once you’ve done one, you can just keep on doing it! (If you want to learn how to run your own contest, there’s an upcoming webinar on Lead Generation Contests here: http://www.leadswell.ca/freetraining/ )

I love contests because when you do them right, you work with partners who will donate highly coveted prizes, which means you can get prizes to give away as part of your contest, and you don’t have to pay for them!

You can also get tons of media coverage for free! Unlike expensive ad campaigns where you only see results when you pay for ad space, lead generation contests can be run without paying to get your ad in the newspaper or tv…on the contrary… you can get a ton of media coverage in the local tv, radio and newspapers, for FREE! That’s right, you’re getting in the local media, and you don’t even have to pay for ad space!

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Ingrid

 

 

 

 

 

Referred to as “The No Nonsense Marketing Maven,” Ingrid Menninga has xray vision for carving out marketing opportunities and the creativity to convert them into gold!

Ingrid delivers high impact, low cost, customized marketing strategies for turbo-charging entrepreneurs and small business owners to great profits.

After 12 years of working with legendary companies such as Carlson Marketing Group, Pizza Pizza, Invis Mortgages, and Royal LePage Canada, she left corporate Canada to launch JOLT Marketing.

In just 3 short years after starting JOLT Marketing, Ingrid has carved out a spectacular success roster working with Canada’s leading Real Estate and Mortgage brands such as Slavens Real Estate, GWL Realty Advisors, Mortgage Architects,Dominion Lending Centres, and Oriana Financial, to the tune of delivering a 250% increase in sales and participation on average. Having achieved high accolades for skyrocketing sales for countless companies, Sales Agents and budding Entrepreneurs with high profit marketing campaigns, Ingrid is frequently asked to share her expertise in industry journals such as Canada’s Real Estate Magazine – REM, at speaking engagements for RE-Bar Camps and InMan’s Agent ReBoot, and in Sales Seminars for industry organizations such as IMBA(Independent Mortgage Brokers Association of Ontario) and other leading industry organizations.

How To Break All Your Sales Records in 2013

If you’re like most Agents, the start of a New Year means a new start, new goals and a whole new energy around your business.

But how do you convert all that into sales results?

Step One: Set one high goal for yourself… like sky-high goal. Write it on a piece of paper.

Step Two: Make sure your goals are S.M.A.R.T. goals. Originally created by George T. Doran in a 1981 issue of the magazine Management Revue, this model for setting and achieving “dream like” goals is one of the most popular and recognized ways to make sure you achieve high flying goals.

Here’s what your goals need to be to be S.M.A.R.T. goals:

Specific

This is where you step up, and make a commitment to something specific you will achieve in 2013.

A general goal would be “I’m going to increase my business in 2013″, but that’s not specific enough.

Instead set a goal such as “I’m going to make 10 prospecting calls every day, take a marketing training course so I know how to attract more prospects and close more deals,  and get a minimum of 5 new prospects in my office every month”.

Measurable

Make sure that when you set your goals you have attached a number to it such as “increase my business from 30 to 45 clients in 2013″. That way you’ll know when you’ve achieved your goal (& celebrate it), and it makes it easy to check in with yourself to see how you’re doing(there’s a tip on how to do that below).

Attainable

While this may seem like a “Can I actually do this?” section where that little nagging voice comes into your head and says your goal is crazy, that’s not it at all.

I firmly believe that you, yes “you”, can achieve goals beyond your wildest dreams. There is no actual reason why you can’t, only “limiting beliefs” that hold you back.  So toss those aside, make an outrageous goal for yourself, and then make it attainable by working back to see what you need to do to make it happen. Do you need to close 1 more deal a month in order to increase your closed deals to your dream goal? That doesn’t seem so hard does it? When you work back you put the big, scary goals  in perspective – it’s just a few more actions, and results every month, and by the end of the year, you’ll be able to look back and say “Wow, I did it!”

Realistic

Again, I want you to DREAM BIG on this one! Why, because far fetching, sky high goals are often achieved more than “easy” goals. The low goal exerts a low motivational force…and that’s not what I want for you.

I want you to stretch yourself to commit to a goal that is beyond your wildest dreams. Don’t settle for average – if you set average goals, you’ll get average results, and that is definitely not what I want for you – you deserve so much more than that!

Timely

Set a time frame for your big goal – and it’s more likely to come true. The easiest one is to set a goal for 2013. When you set a year long goal, consider setting up a reminder in your calendar for the first Tuesday of every month with a one hour time block where you can look at your progress so far this year, celebrate your success, notice what you did that worked, and make a commitment for what you would like to change.

Step Three: If you want to really boost the chances that you hit that sky-high goal for 2013 tell people about it! By verbalizing your goals you are stepping into a different space – this isn’t your “secret wish” anymore, this is your “I’m closing 45 deals this year” proclamation to the world, and it will have an extremely positive impact on your mindset, your outlook and your business success!

Step Four: Take Action! Turn that goal into a reality by doing something everyday that will get you closer to your big goal.

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Ingrid

Referred to as “The No Nonsense Marketing Maven,” Ingrid Menninga has xray vision for carving out marketing opportunities and the creativity to convert them into gold! Ingrid delivers high impact, low cost, customized marketing strategies for turbo-charging entrepreneurs and small business owners to great profits. After 12 years of working with legendary companies such as Carlson Marketing Group, Pizza Pizza, Invis Mortgages, and Royal LePage Canada, she left corporate Canada to launch JOLT Marketing In just 3 short years after starting JOLT Marketing, Ingrid has carved out a spectacular success roster working with Canada’s leading Real Estate and Mortgage brands such as Slavens Real Estate, GWL Realty Advisors, Mortgage Architects,Dominion Lending Centres, and Oriana Financial, to the tune of delivering a 250% increase in sales and participation on average. Having achieved high accolades for skyrocketing sales for countless companies, Sales Agents and budding Entrepreneurs with high profit marketing campaigns, Ingrid is frequently asked to share her expertise in industry journals such as Canada’s Real Estate Magazine – REM, at speaking engagements for RE-Bar Camps and InMan’s Agent ReBoot, and in Sales Seminars for industry organizations such as IMBA(Independent Mortgage Brokers Association of Ontario) and other leading industry organizations.

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Referred to as “The No Nonsense Marketing Maven,” Ingrid Menninga has xray vision for carving out marketing opportunities and the creativity to convert them into gold! Ingrid delivers high impact, low cost, customized marketing strategies for turbo?charging entrepreneurs and small business owners to great profits. After 12 years of working with legendary companies such as Carlson Marketing Group, Pizza Pizza, Invis Mortgages, and Royal LePage Canada, she left corporate Canada to launch JOLT Marketing In just 3 short years after starting JOLT Marketing, Ingrid has carved out a spectacular success roster working with Canada’s leading Real Estate and Mortgage brands such as Slavens Real Estate, GWL Realty Advisors, Mortgage Architects,Dominion Lending Centres, and Oriana Financial, to the tune of delivering a 250% increase in sales and participation on average. Having achieved high accolades for skyrocketing sales for countless companies, Sales Agents and budding Entrepreneurs with high profit marketing campaigns, Ingrid is frequently asked to share her expertise in industry journals such as Canada’s Real Estate Magazine – REM and CMP (the Canadian Mortgage Professional) magazine, at speaking engagements for RE-Bar Camps and InMan’s Agent ReBoot, and in Sales Seminars for industry organizations such as IMBA(Independent Mortgage Brokers Association of Ontario), the Mortgage Summit and other leading industry organizations.

 

Realtor & Mortgage Broker High Profit Marketing Plan – Free Webinar

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  • how to fill your sales funnel with high quality leads continuously (you’ll be surprised by how easy this is)
  • the secret behind a “high profit” marketing plan, that costs you little to no $, but delivers HUGE results
  • the #1 mistake Agents make in Marketing plans, and how you could be missing out on thousands, if not tens (or even hundreds) of thousands of $$$
  • the “no fail” map you need to follow in your business to scoop up all the opportunities that are left behind by others
  • how to get 365 days of success with your High Profit Marketing Plan

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Referred to as “The No Nonsense Marketing Maven,” Ingrid Menninga has xray vision for carving out marketing opportunities and the creativity to convert them into gold! Ingrid delivers high impact, low cost, customized marketing strategies for turbo?charging entrepreneurs and small business owners to great profits.

After 12 years of working with legendary companies such as Carlson Marketing Group, Pizza Pizza, Invis Mortgages, and Royal LePage Canada, she left corporate Canada to launch JOLT Marketing

In just 3 short years after starting JOLT Marketing, Ingrid has carved out a spectacular success roster working with Canada’s leading Real Estate and Mortgage brands such as Slavens Real Estate, GWL Realty Advisors, Mortgage Architects,Dominion Lending Centres, and Oriana Financial, to the tune of delivering a 250% increase in sales and participation on average.

Having achieved high accolades for skyrocketing sales for countless companies, Sales Agents and budding Entrepreneurs with high profit marketing campaigns, Ingrid is frequently asked to share her expertise in industry journals such as Canada’s Real Estate Magazine – REM, at speaking engagements for RE-Bar Camps and InMan’s Agent ReBoot, and in Sales Seminars for industry organizations such as IMBA (Independent Mortgage Brokers Association of Ontario) and other leading industry organizations.

How to turn your failures into a success


When you hear your client decided to use another Agent, or they stop returning your calls, the last thought that probably crosses your mind is that the deal was a success, right? It turns out, it just might be!

For most of us, we take critiques, or rejection as bad news…the kind of news you need to bury in the back of your mind so you can stay positive, and focused on getting another client.

You may be missing your golden opportunity. When someone decides not to work with you, or has some feedback on how you work, do yourself a favour and ask more about why they think that way. If it makes it easier for your to hear, pretend you’re the head of a big company, and that you had very little involvement in the project, but are committed to improving it.

Your goal is to research what went wrong, so you can “right” it.

Ask questions, listen carefully and take notes. You want to know why this person wasn’t thrilled with their experience.You want to know what exactly went wrong. You want to know what you should have done instead.

These comments are invaluable to your business – chances are high a lot of other people feel this way, but nobody is telling you. This mistake could be costing you a lot of money.

After finding out what happened, your next step is to take this feedback and fix it in your business.

Here’s an example.

Amanda is an experienced Realtor in the 5 Steps to More Leads and Big M.O.N.E.Y training program who went on a listing presentation. She did her presentation, answered all the questions, and left feeling great – only to be told that her prospect was going with another Agent in an email a few days later.

Amanda was upset, she’d lost the business after all! But in our training program I encouraged her to call the client and find out what went wrong. It turns out the client had another Agent do a presentation right after her, who stressed the importance of working with a team, and that convinced the prospect to chose the other Agent instead.

With this information – basically a client objection – Amanda was able to update her listing presentation with a slide showcasing her strengths, and how her Brokerage works like a team.

For each objection you hear from clients you want to make sure that you deal with it upfront, and turn that objection into a success!

Ask Ingrid

Every month we receive countless questions from readers like you. On occasion we post the questions we feel would benefit the group.

Question: Hi Ingrid, I’m worried I’m sending mixed messages with my personal brand on social media. My background is in film and theatre as a performer and writer, which I continue in my spare time as a freelancer. I’m also a Mortgage Broker. On LinkedIn my heading is Mortgage Agent and Freelance actor/writer/producer. To be honest, I am worried that this looks like am divided. I’m worried that realtors and bankers will get concerned that I’m not available and competent to work in mortgages and concerned that my film contacts will wonder if I basically quit the film business. John Ghiz, Mortgage Shop Toronto

Answer: Hi John, Have you considered specializing in “Mortgages for Artists”? The best case scenario is that you’re able to combine your 2 jobs into one so that it seems perfectly natural. Now you have a complete disconnect, and since it makes your uncomfortable, others probably feel that. Find a way to blend the two, and you’ll be more comfortable, and it will be easier for you to promote. You are also at an advantage with this group since you understand their specific needs and challenges (this niche has their own lending challenges, and if you specialize in this group you can easily become the expert for this group and pick up tons of referral clients and word of mouth marketing), you can speak to them in their language, and you get regular face time with them. Ingrid, JOLT Marketing

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  • how to fill your sales funnel with high quality leads continuously (you’ll be surprised by how easy this is)
  • the secret behind a “high profit” marketing plan, that costs you little to no $, but delivers HUGE results
  • the #1 mistake Agents make in Marketing plans, and how you could be missing out on thousands, if not tens (or even hundreds) of thousands of $$$
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