Have you ever just felt like something was...off? Brandon Martens, a REALTOR® of 14 years in Sioux Falls, SD has - and follows his intuition accordingly. He shares the crazy story of showing a home to a couple that had been married three times - to each other - and what he did when something just didn’t feel right. He learned the power of his intuition that day, and now teaches his team and his clients the importance of having safety protocols in place. Listen in to hear the ways Brandon keeps the people he cares about safe - and learn why it’s so important to get educated and involved in politics today.
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Time Stamped Show Notes:
- 01:00 – Introducing Brandon, a REALTOR® of 14 years from South Dakota; he wants to leave the industry better than he found it
- 03:40 – Brandon’s CSIRE story
- 02:40 - When he first started, he did whatever he needed to in order to make a sale
- 03:50 - He was contacted for a foreclosed house on a minimum maintenance road (aka dirt road)
- 04:22 - The couple was on their third time being married to each other; he stopped at the kitchen and the whole thing felt “off”
- 05:00 - He followed his intuition; the people bought the house, a year later the woman left a message for him and was asking about the house’s issues
- 05:40 - She had left messages and he answered on the third call; it was two AM
- 06:05 - The mortgage person turned real estate agent at their office showed Brandon an article; the husband and wife had committed double suicide
- 06:35 - Listen to your intuition and implement a policy to keep safety first
- 07:40 – Lessons and takeaways
- 08:00 - Safety first and follow your intuition; take care of people but not at your own expense
- 09:15 - If you’re going to carry a gun, be trained
- 09:50 – How he educates buyers and sellers on safety procedures
- 10:15 - He gives his team “points” for a driver’s license on file; he also suggests they have an initial meeting in a public place
- 11:30 - Use your agency disclosure as a talking point to make sure they understand it
- 12:25 - Consumers don’t understand the whole process like REALTORS® should
- 14:00 - Brandon’s involved in legislation; they discuss rent control and how it kills property values
- 14:50 - They have part-time legislatures, a transfer tax, and occasional legislation that tries to get pushed through
- 16:30 - They are adding a new high school and are re-districting; that affects property values and clients
- 17:30 - Invest so people have a voice and seat at the table
- 18:20 – How to reach Brandon and his team
3 Key Points
1.) Safety first!
2.) Follow your intuition.
3.) Use your agency disclosure as a talking point.