In luxury real estate, it only takes getting that first client to get things going. How do you keep your antennae up for these opportunities, and what is the most important skill you’ll need? What are the larger global trends taking place in luxury real estate?On this episode, we discuss this with real estate entrepreneur, merchant banker, and host of CNBC's The Deed, Sean Conlon.
Great sales, particularly at a luxury level, is listening. -Sean Conlon
Takeaways + Tactics
- Luxury real estate is a great preservation of capital in the long run.
- A natural curiosity is the key to being a really good broker.
- For new developments: approach developers about the kind of land they want.
At the start of the show, Sean shared what helped him succeed and how he was able to grow with his clients. Next, we discussed the power of having a natural curiosity and why it’s so important to be a good listener. We discussed why luxury real estate is such a great way to preserve wealth. Towards the end of the show, we discussed the power of knowing about an area, and a strategy for getting into new developments.
We also shared on:
- How to sell people on "you"
- Market trends and the effect of politics
- Advice for someone just getting into real estate
Look at your listing portfolio like your financial portfolio, and diversify it by mixing in luxury listings. Learn to take the opportunities as they come, and work on getting that first luxury listing. If you treat every deal like it’s coming from the most important client in the world, you’ll create referral opportunities and start generating more listings. The key skill you need is good listening. Learn as much as you can about specific areas so you can always be in the know.
Sean J. Conlon is an American businessman, real estate entrepreneur, investor, television personality and philanthropist. He is currently the chairman and founder of Conlon & Co, CONLON/Christie’s International Real Estate, CONLON Commercial and Conlon Capital. He is also currently the co-host of The Deed which is an unscripted television series focused on real estate investing on CNBC. Go to seanconlon.com for more info.