I am the co-founder of Parkbench.com and the creator of the Local Leader Prospecting System. If you’re reading this, you’re most likely a real estate agent and you’ve seen me all over your YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook, talking about building relationships in your farm area to get clients and referrals.
Now, on first meeting me, a lot of folks are not sure what to make of me. At ‘6 3” and 235 lbs, I’m not hard to miss in a crowd. I look like I should be on a football field…or selling protein shakes, not necessarily helping real estate professionals grow their business.
But helping people make money is my passion. And I am pretty good at it, if i do say so myself!
I’ve taught over 1,000+ agents how to generate clients and referrals by building and nurturing relationships with local business owners and professionals in their community for the past 3 years. I am on a mission to make it 1,000,000.
Between 2014 -2017:
I’m constantly traveling between the US and Canada, teaching real estate agents how to do what I did so they can become the ‘Digital Mayor’ of their community. I built my business from 0 to $5M in 3 years using the business techniques that I now share. I’m now an investor, speaker, business coach and most proudly, the CEO and co-founder of Parkbench.com.
That’s when Amanda and I decided to double down on relationships and referral-based marketing.
We figured out that our existing relationships were actually our best source of referral business because:
With only a handful of clients we had gained through our database, we were able to generate valuable referrals which we treated like gold. Each new client brought more referrals because we always went the extra mile. In turn, our clients had no problem referring us to their peers.
Fueled by the law of reciprocity, we went out into our neighborhood, built relationships with the local business owners, sat down with them, interviewed them, and wrote up an article about them to feature on our website, as well as our social media (ie Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).
We began attracting clients and referrals from local business owners in our neighborhood. Word of mouth spread about us quickly because it was all local. That’s when we got the amazing idea to build a website designed just for my neighborhood that would accomplish 2 critical goals:
Next, we added more local news, events, and deals content to the website and my social media.
Finally, we went around the community, giving this amazing resource to local homeowners for free. The more we did this, the more we began to realize that if we could help local businesses make money, they would help us in return!
Local business owners, too, were very happy with the neighborhood website. They made money because my platform was promoting them to local residents for FREE. My neighborhood website was generating business for other businesses besides myself, far beyond what I could have done through my own personal referrals.
In fact, the business owners were so happy with the free exposure that they gave me referrals, while some of them even became my clients. By helping other local businesses make money and building relationships locally, we had made 6 figures in 6 months.
More than six months had passed since I had received that fateful email from my employer. Since then, my database and sphere of influence had exploded and us an our local website had became a household name that everyone in my neighborhood knew of.
Most importantly, I became a leader and referral generator in our community, connecting business owners and residents who lived in Liberty Village.
Eventually, word reached the real estate community. A local real estate agent was deeply impressed by our method of building relationships and adding value to the community. She approached us and said, “I want to do what you are doing. Can you help me do it in my neighborhood?”
And that moment was the turning point for the beginning of my own company. I created Parkbench.com and the Local Leader Marketing System to accomplish 5 goals:
So believe me when I tell you, I know what it’s like to fail time and again. I get how hard it is to turn prospects into clients when they don’t know you. I understand how it feels to constantly face rejection over the phone. And I’ve spent tons of money on flyers, lead generation, and other traditional marketing schemes that didn’t work.
There is a way to get clients without buying online leads from listing portals and chasing cold leads for weeks, even months, only to end up back where you started, with thousands of dollars down the drain and nothing to show for it. You can grow your real estate business without throwing away time, effort, and money on outdated tactics.
Every single day I help real estate agents:
…and have a blast doing it!
Success begins with a willing heart and a winning attitude, but you still need the right tools and mentorship to get you there. I was fortunate enough to have mentors who instilled the right mindset in me. Because of this, I was able to claw my way back to profitability from nothing.
So if you haven’t picked up on the secret to success in business is yet, especially the real estate business it is RELATIONSHIPS. Yes it’s that simple.
And that’s what Parkbench.com is all about, you’ll not only have the tools to build relationships and add value to local businesses, professionals and locals in your community, you’ll also get the training you need to grow your sphere of influence rapidly, so you can start getting clients easily and systematically.
There’s no other service in the world dedicated to mentoring agents and empowering their success with tools, technology, training, and resources quite like parkbench.com and the local leader system. From webinars to live-chat Q&A’s, live chat, and eguides, we at Parkbench.com are dedicated to turning you into the local leader of your farm area. And we only work with ONE real estate agent per neighborhood.
Are you ready to learn how to grow your real estate business on referrals? Enjoy the success you’ve always craved! Join the Parkbench family today and begin your journey to becoming THE most successful Local Leader in your neighborhood!
If you’ve made it this far, thank you for taking the time to read this. You now know more about me than most people do! Hopefully, I’ll get to know you on a live webinar one day 🙂
Until then, have a great day and happy prospecting.