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How Can You Get Your Real Estate License in Just 3 Months?



It’s not too late to get your real estate license, and we can help finally make it happen for you. 

Have you ever thought about getting into the real estate profession but didn’t know where to start? I have good news for you.  

We’re offering a brand-new, 60-hour principles and practice class in affiliation with a real estate school out of Middletown that’s starting soon. You could be licensed in as little as 12 to 13 weeks. 

Apart from that, I’d love to sit down with anybody who thinks they would be perfect for the real estate profession. I want to talk openly and honestly about real estate as a career and treating it as a business. This is because a lot of people tend to look at real state as a part-time business instead of a full-time career. 

There’s no ‘right way’ to do real estate, but there is a wrong way.

I can assure you that the business can be extremely lucrative and rewarding if you do it the right way. There’s not necessarily a ‘right way’ to do real estate, but there is most definitely a wrong way. I want to discuss with you the right way to do real estate and the right steps you need to take in order to position yourself to be successful in this business. 

Consider this my open invitation to sit down and talk about a career in real estate. All you have to do is call me, text me, or shoot me a quick email. I’d love to help you get started. 

The Importance of a Written Business Plan in 2017



Looking to improve your real estate career? I'm here to help you make a smart decision when it comes to growing your business, improving your bottom line, and choosing a place to work in real estate sales. If you'd like to learn more about working with Carbutti & Co. Realtors, contact me at (203) 269-4910 or Jonathan@Carbutti.com.

It’s now the first week of November, and with the election coming to an end in a couple of days, we’ll soon be able to get back to business. 


One of the most important things you should be doing right now is planning your business for 2017. Yes, it’s still 2016 and you’re still putting deals together. There may be more commissions to be had in December, but you should be doing your business planning now. What worked for you in 2016? Where did most of your business come from? Go through every closed transaction from the both seller and buyer side to find out exactly where that business came from. You can eliminate the poorest performing advertising marketing strategies are, to eliminate them from the budget of 2017. 

"One of the most important things you should be doing right now is planning your business for 2017."


I would be happy to share our business plan for 2017. Simply shoot me a quick email or text message. If you would like to go over your business plan in better detail, give me a call. I’d love to sit down and create an approach for your real estate career in 2017.

Get Ahead of the Game by Increasing Your Social Media Presence Now

 Looking to improve your real estate career? I'm here to help you make a smart decision when it comes to growing your business, improving your bottom line, and choosing a place to work in real estate sales. If you'd like to learn more about working with Carbutti & Co. Realtors, contact me at (203) 269-4910 or Jonathan@Carbutti.com.


If you’re anything like me, you may be overwhelmed by the number of apps and social media options available today. Obviously we’re all aware of Facebook, as it’s the most-used social media network, but Instagram has over 400 million users and Twitter has over 320 million users. Because Facebook users dwarf those numbers, you might be surprised to learn that both Twitter and Instagram are outperforming Facebook in usage. 

If you’re not familiar with how to promote your team and your business through these two social media platforms, there are a ton of resources out there for you to look into. I highly recommend creating both a Twitter and an Instagram account in order to broaden your reach and get in front of more people. 


If you’re not involved with these great apps now, you’re really missing out.


Another newer service is Snapchat. You may have heard of it due to its popularity among younger people, but there are some statistics I recently came across that blew my mind. There are about 100 million users on it, and right now, Snapchat ads are seen anywhere between 500,000 and one million times a day. What’s interesting about these ads is you know they are being viewed because people have to click on them when they appear if they want to view the next snap. 

If you’re not getting involved with these apps now on the ground floor, you’re really missing out. I’m going to be doing some really interesting things with Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter, and I would like to see what you’re doing as well. If you would like to collaborate or if you have any questions about what we’re going to be doing, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I would love to strategize with you! 

A Transaction Coordinator and an ISA Are Crucial


 Looking to improve your real estate career? I'm here to help you make a smart decision when it comes to growing your business, improving your bottom line, and choosing a place to work in real estate sales. If you'd like to learn more about working with Carbutti & Co. Realtors, contact me at (203) 269-4910 or Jonathan@Carbutti.com.  
 Today I wanted to expand a bit on a recurring theme that I often talk about: working as a team or building a team. I wanted to talk about my team a bit here. Even though I am the broker owner of Carbutti & Company Real Estate and I have a lot of independent agents, I do run my own team within the the brokerage.

Two of the most important positions on a real estate team are a full-time licensed transaction coordinator and also a full-time ISA (inside sales agent). Right now, I have a full-time ISA who only makes outbound phone calls every single day, and sets appointments and face-to-face meetings for my buyer agents or listing specialists. 



An ISA and transaction coordinator are the two key hires for growth.



We also have a full-time transaction coordinator, and his only role is to handle transactions from contract to close for our agents. I really can’t downplay the role of a transaction coordinator on a team. He frees up our agents’ time to sell more properties by really managing all of those non-dollar-producing activities, like writing addendums, negotiation of home inspections issues, extending mortgage commitments, extending closing dates, communicating with paralegals and getting contracts over to the attorney. And that’s just the beginning of what he does.
All of these activities that take up an agent’s day really are distractions from doing what is most important - things we do that actually make us money. This includes feeding the front end, servicing clients, going on appointments, and preparing for listing appointments, among other things.

Whether your team consists of three people or 23 people, the ISA and the full-time transaction coordinator really are the two key hires for your real estate team. This is what will really propel you to the next level and let you have some explosive, exponential growth.

If you have any questions about setting up your team, or questions about how we set up our team, give me a call or shoot me a quick email. I’d love to get together and talk strategy and tactics.

What a Navy Vet Taught Me About Business


 Looking to improve your real estate career? I'm here to help you make a smart decision when it comes to growing your business, improving your bottom line, and choosing a place to work in real estate sales. If you'd like to learn more about working with Carbutti & Co. Realtors, contact me at (203) 269-4910 or Jonathan@Carbutti.com.

We love to start the year out right by reading. Anyone who knows me knows I’m an avid reader. I learn important lessons from every book I read. Recently, I read The Way of The Seal by Mark Divine. The author is a retired U.S. Navy Seal Commander.

  
I didn’t expect a veteran to teach me about business. The book actually wasn't about the military. It was about developing confidence, finding your way of life, and sticking to a plan. I won’t ruin the book for you, but Mark Divine is an inspirational character. He went from a CPA in upstate New York to joining the Navy without any military experience. He went from an inexperienced recruit to a Triangle Award winner for his Navy achievements. Failure was not an option!
Any leaders in the real estate industry and beyond should read this book. Order it right away! I guarantee you won’t be able put it down.
Let me know your thoughts and feedback about it! I’d love to hear what you took from The Way of The Seal. Please reach out to me by phone or email.