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Want to save time and still be a social broker?
Want to show you’re “tech savvy” without doing all the work?
Worried you’re losing valuable online leads from not being active on social media?

JOLT Marketing’s Mortgage Bulletin: “Done for You” Social Media for Mortgage Brokers is the answer!

Here’s 10 Reason’s why Mortgage Bulletin members love the “Done for You” Social Media solution.

1. It saves you tons of time
2. Your social media is done for you, so you can focus on your clients
3. The content is high quality, relevant and CANADIAN!
4. The content is randomized, so everyone get a different article on a different day
5. You get posts to your Facebook personal profile, Facebook business page, Twitter and Linkedin
6. You tell us what type of articles you want us to post and we find and post it for you
7. You tell us how often you want us to post from 1 time per week, to 7 times per week
8. You’ll be keeping in touch with your repeat and referral business on a site most are checking daily (and you could never email your contacts as often as you can update them on social media).
9. You can change your settings (like how often, or what type of articles to post) any time. It’s designed to be easy and flexible!
10. It’s crazy affordable…with packages starting at $37/month

To schedule a demo and 14 day FREE Trial call 1-877-620-5658

Here’s what Mortgage Bulletin members are saying:

“Mortgage Bulletin is a game changer…it’s simple, yet effective, the best kind of marketing. The team at CME was pleased to see Jolt’s initial launch of this program and 100% of our team joined. We have been thrilled with the results…from Brokers who had no social media presence to those with sophisticated marketing initiatives, the Mortgage Bulletin just works.”

Michael Lloyd
Team Leader, DLC Canadian Mortgage Experts

“I think the services that Jolt Marketing provides on a monthly basis to run my social media is worth every penny. It saves me from wasting valuable time on social media and coming up with ideas daily. Can you do this yourself, absolutely but will you be consistent and on top of it….probably not so have someone else do it for you as being top of mind with the clients is priceless.”

Claire Drage
Mississauga Mortgage Broker

“You are saving me a ton of time! Time that I can now use to work on other opportunities to grow my business. A WIN-WIN for me!?

Janice Shuster
Vancouver Mortgage Broker

“This is a no-brainer. I spend way too much time reading for articles to post via Google alerts”

Kris Grasty
Fraser Valley Mortgage Broker


To schedule a demo and 14 day FREE Trial call 1-877-620-5658

3 Things Successful Agents & Brokers Do FIRST Thing in the Morning

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With this never-ending winter we’re having, it’s WAY to easy to fall into the winter blues.

Since I’m originally from Vancouver Island, BC, where the winters are mild, this past winter in Ontario has been a doozy! Yet, I’m feeling INCREDIBLE!

I have tons of energy, lots of optimism, and have pushed myself hard to do lots of “scary” things that I would normally never attempt mid winter(the things you need to do to reach greater heights in the business).

I’d like to say I just “stumbled” into this new found winter confidence. But that’s not true. The reality is, I studied the habits of really successful people, including top Real Estate Agents and Mortgage Brokers, and incorporated some of these to see if they really work. The answer is, YES, they do!

Here are the top 3 tips to feel awesome, be super productive, and GROW your business this winter:

1. Exercise first thing in the morning.

You don’t need to be a morning person to make this success habit your own. You just need to wake up a few minutes before you normally would, and get moving.

You can go for a quick run outside, hit a morning class at the gym, have a personal trainer come to you, or even watch Youtube videos at home with quick workouts.

By adding a morning routine to your day, you’ll have tons more energy, make better food choices, and have a whole better attitude for the day. All these things combined make you prospect more, serve your clients better, and have that extra JOLT of energy to push your career to new heights.

2. Set your intention for the day.

This may sound super “fluffy”, but if you start your day asking yourself “What do I want to have happened by the end of the day?”, and then go out and make it happen, you’ll be miles ahead of just letting your day happen to you.

Some popular intentions to set are:

  • number of prospecting calls you’ll have made by the end of the day
  • number of past clients you will call by the end of the day
  • making lunch appointments with a new referral partner every Friday
  • planning a new lead generation campaign

Once you nail down this habit, you can take it a step further, and before doing any activity ask yourself, “What do I want to have happen at the end of this?”. When you do this you’ll be making sure that everything you do is helping your business (and you’re not wasting your time). You’ll also know exactly what you want, so you can go and get it, instead of just leaving it up in the air.

3. Staying disconnected until you are ready to focus on work.

If you’re reading your email, updating social media, answering your phone, or checking voicemail first thing in the morning, you may be doing yourself a BIG dis-service. While you may feel like you’re getting ahead, chances are that you could be putting yourself in “reactive” mode first thing in the morning, instead of making yourself the boss of the day.

If you happen to be getting complaints first thing in the morning, it cheats you of the ability to set your day how you want, and then deal with any problems with a balanced attitude once you’re ready.

Of course, if there’s an emergency, you’ll need to deal with it, but in all other cases, it’s best that you set your day up how you want, instead of letting others dictate how your day unfolds.

If you look at all 3 of these habits, there’s a MAJOR theme behind them. To be a mega success, you need to decide what you want, and then go out and make it happen!

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To your success,
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).


How To Get Real Estate Investor Clients – Ingrid Interviews Don Campbell (REIN Founder)

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Don Campbell is the founder of REIN Canada (the Real Estate Investment Network Canada), where he is a Real Estate Educator, Researcher, Investor & Best-Selling Author of Real Estate Investing In Canada 2.0. Don is regularly featured in the Globe and Mail, BNN, CTV, CBC, and other respected media outlets in Canada, and donates 100% of his author royalties from all of his books directly to Habitat for Humanity.

Recently I asked Don how REALTORS® and Mortgage Brokers can get Real Estate Investor clients, and here’s what he had to say.

Q: What general advice would you give to Mortgage Brokers or REALTORS® looking for Investor clients at your events?

A: There is no question what so ever as to the answer: Stand Out! Come to a networking event with answers (not a business card collection grab). You are looking for only 1 or 2 quality long term investors as they will buy multiple properties in a chosen geographic area. Have examples of quality investment properties on your Ipad (whether they are sold or not) just to show the prospect that you know what you are talking about. For Mortgage brokers it is CRITICAL to speak the language the investors are speaking and right now that is EASE of financing not rates – how are you going to get my deal financed?

Q: What advice would you give them to meet prospects at your events?

A: #1 Dress the part. Unfortunately at networking events, people do judge a ‘book by its cover.’ #2 come prepared to build relationship – not to push/sell. Over 21 years I have witnessed the difference and the results over the long term are like night and day. Sure the push/sell works for short term – but then you have to go push/sell again in order to eat. Become the trusted port in the storm.

Q: What’s the biggest mistakes you see REALTORS and Mortgage Brokers make at your events, or with Investors in general?

A: They treat them like home-buyers when the process is 180 degrees different. They don’t learn the language, don’t understand the client’s needs and they try to talk an investor into a deal. The job of a pro is to SUPPORT the vision of the investor and help it come to fruition and to achieve a level of trust where you not only get all of their transaction, you also get quality referrals. This provides realtors and mortgage brokers an opportunity to be a real information portal.

Q: What’s your prediction for the Real Estate investment climate over the next 3 years?

A: Over the next 3 years, real estate markets are going to continue to be very regionalized. Where in some areas of the country you will enjoy strong growth while others will remain flat or drop. This provides realtors and mortgage brokers an opportunity to be a real information portal. Consumers and investors are more informed now than ever before – the real winners in the real estate professional industries will be those who can bring calmness and clarity to mixed signals. GREAT opportunity always lies in chaos and confusion.


Q: What are the big opportunities for RE investors in the next 2 years?

A: Real Estate Investors opportunities are going to be quite remarkable… however for real estate ‘speculators’ (those who only count on big value increases for their profit) the waters will be very scary. Opportunities will abound for those investors willing to do that extra 10% that others just aren’t willing to do. Successful investors will be found in those who become Geographic Specialists (knowing, understanding and investing in ONE specific region. As Warren Buffet says (and I have been very successful at) “Put all of your eggs in one basket… then watch that basket!”

Q: If you were a Realtor or Mortgage Broker right now, what would you do to appeal to investor clients?

A: Quite simply, average and below average mortgage brokers and realtors are going to struggle. Banks are aggressively pushing independent brokers by the way side (this is just beginning), realtor’s control on ‘info’ is shrinking as consumers have increasingly more options to gain market data…. what that leaves are the Realtors and Mortgage Brokers who understand that this is a business (not a profession) and that they must pay VERY close attention to what the buyers and sellers need and want RIGHT NOW in 2013 and beyond. Old models will become obsolete and new models will emerge to match these market shifts. Great realtors and brokers are already beginning their shift to get ahead of the wave – those stuck in the past will struggle. This is a business and adaptation is where survival and growth will occur.

Q: Where can Mortgage Brokers or REALTORS find out more information, and sign up to attend events?

A: A great place for Agents/Brokers to tap into the big REIN network is to get involved answering questions (and becoming the calm port in the storm) at www.myREINspace.com discussion forums.

Don R Campbell is Canada’s all-time best-selling real estate author and Senior Analyst at the Real Estate Investment Network. For more insights follow him on twitter at @donrcampbell or visit his blog page at www.DonRCampbell.com

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To your success,
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).


Which Social Media Site Is Best for Real Estate Agents or Mortgage Brokers?

Every week at JOLT Marketing I get asked “Which Social Media Site Should I Focus On to market My Real Estate or Mortgage Business?”

“If I’m a REALTOR should I be on Twitter?”

“Is Pinterest good for Mortgage Brokers?”

“Do I need to be on all the NEW social media sites to do proper Real Estate marketing?”

“Is Vine good for Mortgage Broker Marketing?

Last week I made this short video where I let you know which social media site is the clear winner, and why it will be for years to come. As a bonus I also share the #1 secret in your social media strategy for Real Estate Agents or Mortgage Brokers that will determine if you will get leads and make money from social media.

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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).

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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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To your success,
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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Marketing for brokers is about cost-effective methods that deliver results, says Ingrid Menninga of Jolt Marketing, who will be presenting “Monetize your Marketing” at the upcoming Mortgage Summit, powered by CMP magazine. One of the first decision brokers need to make when putting together a marketing plan, she says, is to decide who their most important clients are.

Join us at the Mortgage Summit 2012

This year, our very own Ingrid Menninga from JOLT Marketing, will be speaking at the Mortgage Summit in downtown Toronto on how to “Monetize your Marketing – with free and easy ways to maximize your marketing bang with minimum marketing buck”

We’ll also have a trade fair booth, so you can come and meet some of the JOLT Marketing gang, learn a bit more about what we do, or just come over and say “hi”!

Want to know more about the Mortgage Summit? Here’s the scoop:

The Mortgage Summit is Canada’s only independent business event committed to the development of the Canadian Mortgage Brokering industry.

The resources and knowledge you will gain will not only help you grow your business and help you become a better broker, but will be worth your time spent out of the office. With the high-level content presented by our executive speakers and extensive networking opportunities put in place, you will be able to develop strategic relationships to close more deals and leave the event having gained new information and ideas to implement in your mortgage business!

The content rich conference agenda designed by CMP magazine’s research and editorial team contains sessions focused topics like sales and marketing strategies for brokers, collateral charge mortgages, beating the banks, private lending trends, regulations, and much more!

The event is taking place at the end of May 2012 at the Carlu – and if you want a 20% discount, make sure you sign up for the JOLT Marketing e-newsletter at http://joltmarketing.com/ – we’ll be offering great discounts, information about giveaways, how to win prizes and much, much, more for people that receive the e-newsletter.

Here’s the link where you can sign up for the JOLT Marketing e-newsletter(on the left side of the website): http://joltmarketing.com/