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What to Know When Hosting a Virtual Real Estate Training

Even if you can’t get face-to-face with your real estate team, there is still a way to keep spirits up and skills sharp: online real estate agent training. While the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has many people in self-quarantine, it is still possible to keep a sense of routine and normalcy in your real estate business. Online-based training programs like Buffini & Company The Pathway to Mastery®—Essentials are a great way to keep your team motivated and operating business as “unusual.” 

If you’re a real estate broker, owner or manager looking to host a successful virtual training for your office, here are some tips you’ll want to know.

Create a Calendar Event

Send a calendar invitation to participants for the day of the class. This way they can block off time to be fully present, even if they aren’t physically there with you.

Send Reminders for Agents to Tune in

It’s all too easy to forget meetings and calls when you’re working from home. Make sure you send reminders via text or email so agents know the training is still happening. Include clear instructions on how to access each training module and the expectations for that session.

Host Virtual One-on-One Meetings

Make sure your agents know that you are also invested in their success. Schedule a regular call or video chat for 10-15 minutes to see how your students are doing. Offer guidance, resources and tools to keep them focused on their goals!

Leverage Facebook Groups

Create a Facebook group for your class and encourage them to engage there. They can share articles, questions or ideas regarding the program. This shared space is a great way to help agents feel connected and get more out of the training.

Encourage Accountability

This is especially important when you’re dealing with a remote office. Avoid letting participants’ fall off with their goals or performance during the program. Make sure you’re still holding their feet to the fire by requiring each student to seek an accountability partner they check in with regularly. This will dramatically increase their levels of success.

Don’t let COVID-19 crush your teams’ spirits! As you take care of your physical health, you can also take care of your mental health by remaining connected with others. Leading online real estate agent training programs like The Pathway to Mastery®—Essentials is an excellent way to keep your office feeling calm and supported while restoring a sense of normalcy in uncertain times.

For more tips, inspiration and advice on how to navigate the real estate industry during the COVID-19 outbreak, visit our Buffini Bonus Resource hub for ideas.

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