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Recruiters: What's your 'Attractiveness' Quotient?

Aug 3, 2016

Posted by

Carla Cross

About Carla Cross, CRB, MA                           Read more

girl with mirrorRecruiters: What's your 'attractiveness' quotient? Being ‘attractive’ to desires recruits is a powerful magnet effective recruiters develop. I don't mean attractive in a physical sense (although you want to be clean, dress reasonably, and smell good...)  I mean the traits and skills you bring to the table that your desired recruits want.  What do I mean by ‘magnet’? Those attributes, qualities, talents, and skills, that agents are drawn to. The market’s hot, and good recruiters are getting appointments like mad. What makes one person be able to hire great agents with ease, while other recruiters find it difficult? Effective recruiters have, purposely, developed magnets. You can, too.

The Steps to Develop Powerful Magnets

1. Identify your strengths.

Look beyond the normal things managers talk about. I know you have some special talents and skills from ‘the rest of your life’. What are they? One of the best recruiters I know has figured out to get right to agents' hearts—to find out their fears and their aspirations. Although this came naturally to her, she has also taken several coaching and self-actualization classes, and has worked hard to translate what she learned to her recruiting strategy.

2. Attach the benefits of those strengths to your recruit—keeping in mind the needs you are filling for that particular recruit.

By doing this process, you’ll have the information you need to design a full presentation that takes advantage of the trends, makes it easy for you to become a master presenter, helps you reveal and explain your magnets, and gets you the recruits you want.

Who determines what’s really “attractive?”

Agents. Managers are usually long-term real estate “pros”. They assume their company features are the best attractors to desired agents. Problem: These features are valued by managers, but they may not be equally as attractive to agents. Second problem: features are not benefits. As you are rattling off the features of the company, the candidate is sitting across from you, thinking, 'What does that mean to me?'

Example: For years, a large company in the area told prospective agents they could make more money by affiliating with that company because, “We have meetings daily.” In reality, the meetings had become poorly attended, boring, and resented by the agents. The only “beneficiaries” were the managers, since they could more easily keep tabs on the agents if they required the agents’ bodies show up at the desk at 9 A.M. daily! As agents became more independent, and competition from other companies increased, the meetings, which 30 years ago had been team-builders, became outmoded. They actually were a deterrent to recruiting! If these managers had taken the agents’ perspective, they could have avoided using a worn-out, ineffective presentation.

Be sure the features you’re promoting are of value to agents--and that you attach a benefit! Wow--use sales skills......

Big idea: YOU—your talents, your skills, your personality—are the biggest magnets imaginable. Build them to exceptional strength!

Question that will determine how well you can recruit: Do you rely on company features to 'sell' the recruit? Or, are you digging deeper and attaching benefits to being with your office, your agents, and you?

Here's Help in Developing those Magnets

small CompleteRecruiterMy Complete Recruiter takes you through the entire recruiting process, helping you organize your recruiting materials, develop effective scripts, and create great magnets and presentations. In addition, I even have a 5-step Recruiter Planner. (Do you have a recruiting plan? 95% of managers who want/need to recruit don't have a plan......). This month, The Complete Recruiter is on sale for $59.95 (half price). Can you compete against those who have their recruiting act together? You will be able to, by putting these strategies to work right now! Find out more 

here.