Opportunity Awaits With Our Team


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Our real estate team is compartmentalized and we have professionals for every step of the buying and selling process. This sort of specialization allows the best customer experience for for our clients. Today I'm talking to Kathleen, one of our buyer’s agents.

In a little over a year, Kathleen has closed 28 transactions and has done more than $3.7 million in production. As a buyer’s specialist, Kathleen represents the buyer and helps them get the right financing, sets up home showings, sets up inspections, negotiates offers, and much more. Her day is dedicated to making the lives of her customers easier.

Kathleen is given an abundance of leads every day, and this is why her production is so high. The Ryan and Brian Team have a strong online presence, and this helps her find leads and properties for her clients to move into.
In a little over a year, Kathleen has closed 28 transactions.
One reason why Kathleen has excelled in her first year is because of the training programs offered by our team. Weekly one-on-one meetings and daily role playing exercises have helped her to nail down her scripts and execute when it matters. Kathleen likes the fact that the systems and tools she needs to succeed are already here for her. The administrative staff assists her with all of the documentation which makes her job easier. She just needs to plug herself into the systems and she can continue to succeed.

If you would like to learn more about working with the Ryan and Brian Team, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always looking to add qualified and hardworking individuals to our team.

We look forward to hearing from you!

How to Become 70% More Likely to Convert Leads




Did you know that by calling new leads within five minutes of acquiring
them, you’re 21 times more likely to convert them?

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As a new agent, you may be wondering what to do with all your new leads and how long you should wait before responding. Today we are going to discuss three reasons why your response time matters.

When a new lead comes in, about how long do you usually wait before reaching out? If you wait any longer than five minutes, you could be missing out on a decent chunk of income. Why should you call new leads this quickly?

By calling a lead in five minutes rather than 30 minutes, you are 21 times more likely to convert that lead. With information so readily available at our fingertips these days, it’s no wonder consumers grow impatient at a quicker rate than they used to. In fact, a recent study by Microsoft revealed that people now lose focus after just eight seconds! This tells us that leads are more perishable than ever. When people want information from an expert, they want it right now.

Waiting more than five minutes
 to follow up could be costly.

Did you know that 70% of consumers will work with the first agent they meet face to face? This goes hand in hand with our first point – the quicker you get ahold of your prospect, the quicker you will be able to figure out a day and time that works for them to meet face to face, and you’ll be 70% more likely to have a new client.

We also know that 72% of people would work with the same agent again. In fact, some Realtors have a business based solely on their referrals. If your client has a good experience with you, chances are they will go with you again or recommend you to a friend or colleague. This statistic shouldn’t just motivate you to be the first person they talk to or meet up with; it should motivate you to stay in contact with your clients in one way or another.

Keep these figures in mind when deciding when to call your leads. If you are interested in hearing what The Ryan & Brian Team has to offer, give us a call today to set up an appointment with us. We hope to hear from you soon!

We're Hiring a Buyer Specialist




We’re looking for a buyer specialist to join our progressive real estate team. You might ask yourself, “What qualities must a candidate possess before applying for this position?”
First and foremost, we’re looking for passion in real estate. You should also have strong sales experience and a devotion to exceptional client service. We work with clients all day, every day. You have to be committed to providing the best possible service you can.
You should also have great phone skills. Real estate agents are frequently assigned calls and Internet leads. You need to communicate clearly during calls. Likewise, you should also have general computer knowledge since we utilize technology on our team.  
Last but not least, we’re looking for someone with good moral standards and our core values. We’re concerned with conducting quality service with a purpose.


We can help you build a foundation in real estate.
This position is a great fit for anybody who wants to build a strong real estate foundation.  If you’re motivated to meet financial goals and love learning with a full-time agent, consider joining us. Our team is composed of motivated, full-time agents. Additionally, you’ll need to be flexible on evenings and weekends, in addition to the work day.
Here at the Ryan and Brian Team, we anticipate receiving leads, leads, and more leads. We allow you to focus on sales. Our support team is there to handle the rest. You also benefit from our advertising, software, systems, and professional coaching and mentorship. We're at your disposal as a real estate resource.
This is a fun, exciting, challenging environment. If you have any questions, visit our website or give us a call or send us an email. We would be happy to help you!

5 Steps for Getting Started in Real Estate


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The information presented in your real estate license classes can be a bit overwhelming and is actually useless (for the most part) in the actual marketplace. Still, you passed the last exam and you can’t wait to get started - but where do you begin?

There are five things you can do to jumpstart your real estate career:

1. Select a broker. Broker selection is critical. The broker is the one who will help map out your path to success. Interview a few brokers to see what they have to offer in terms of compensation, knowledge, leadership, and training. Don’t just work with the broker that offers the highest compensation. If you don’t work with a knowledgeable broker, you will be less likely to reach your goals because you won’t learn the skills it takes to be a successful real estate agent.

2. Do more listening. As a new agent, you will have a lot of questions about what to do and how things are done. Talk to your broker about a fast start program to get your business up and running. Try to listen more than you talk. You probably have a lot of ideas about how to do things differently, but listen to the advice from your broker and other successful agents in your office.

3. Get the word out. Now that you’re an agent, you need to get the word out. Send out a handwritten message. This can simply be a three-sentence note letting your friends know that you have become a real estate agent and would appreciate it if they keep you in mind for future business. Handwritten notes are incredibly rare and very effective. Everyone is glad to get something in the mail that isn’t a bill.

4. Find opportunities to learn. Take time to learn from every experienced individual on your team. Everyone has different strengths and skillsets that set them apart. Some people are great at scripts and dialogue, others are good at the art of negotiation or buyer presentations. See what you can learn and add more skills to your arsenal.

5. Be patient. The average real estate agent sells four or five properties a year. Keep in mind that 80% of agents fail in the first two years. Don’t get frustrated and give up. You are building a business and it takes time. Every successful agent you have ever seen started in the same place you did. Just keep going.


Be patient and remember that you’re building a business.

At the Ryan and Brian Team, we supply leads, training, and support to provide our agents a minimum of two transactions a month. If you are interested in learning more about the Ryan and Brian team or have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email. We would be happy to help you!

3 Ways Using a CRM Helps You in Real Estate


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If you’re new to real estate, you may have heard of the acronym CRM. This stands for “customer relationship management.” A CRM platform can help you maintain contact with your current leads and former clients. A really good CRM platform can even help you automate communication such as mailouts and email campaigns. Today we’ll discuss the three main benefits of a CRM.

  1. It organizes all your information into one place. Smart real estate agents know that they need multiple lead sources. A good CRM will help you compile all these in one place, in addition to your phone numbers, email addresses, notes, and other useful information. Many CRMs allow you to track all your past texts, emails, and phone calls with clients.
  2. It facilitates automation. A CRM can help you automate a lot of your work, whether it’s helping you complete your 33 Touch Program, sorting email, or tracking closings. Having to manually remember and contact every lead and client will eventually become impossible as you grow. The CRM can take this mental pressure off you by helping you stay organized and in front of your clients.
  3. It helps you keep in touch. Keeping in touch with old clients is important for your pipeline. Statistics from NAR (National Association of Realtors) show that 88% of customers said that they would use their past agent again. The trick to keeping your clients is to stay in touch. CRMs will help you track things like birthdays and anniversaries so you can let your past clients know that you’re thinking about them.

A CRM can help you build
 your brand without losing your mind.

By doing all three of these things, you can stay on top of your business. A CRM can help you build your brand without losing your mind. Don’t just take our word for it - a recent ActiveRain survey showed that top-earning agents (those earning $100,000 per year or more) spent 22% more on their CRM solution than agents who earned less than $35,000.

These top-earning agents might be onto something. At the Ryan & Brian Team, we provide all our agents with a state-of-the-art CRM and can teach you the best ways to use and manage it. If you’re interested in what we have to offer, call us today (956)-307-4544 and schedule an appointment. I look forward to hearing from you.

What Are Our Core Values?




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Here at the Ryan and Brian Team, our core values are prominently displayed as you enter our front door. We live and die by these core values, which were put together by our team as a whole. We would like to share them with you:
1. Empower, enrich, and uplift those around you- We’re all about building people up, whether it’s each other or our clients..
2. Lead by example- Everyone on this team, from agent to admin, is a leader.
3. Be individuals of integrity even in adversity- In real estate, you’re constantly surrounded by adversity. However, no matter the situation, you must keep your integrity.
4. Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals- We set goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. We are always setting goals and strategies.
5. Finish what you start- We believe that if you start something, it’s your job to finish it.
6. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment- Anyone can have goals, but you’ll only be able to achieve them if you have the necessary discipline.
7. Pursue growth and learning- Everyone on this team is constantly trying to better themselves.
8. Build open and honest relationships through communication- Communication is essential, amongst our team and with our clients. It’s fundamental to success in the real estate world.
9. Work hard and trust in God- Our dream is to create the most productive and influential real estate team in The Rio Grande Valley.

To go along with these core values, we also came up with our team’s purpose. Our purpose is to provide world-class service and in return, create raving clients. We will create an image that is known throughout our community for integrity, service, results, and innovation.
If you’re in agreement with our core values and our purpose, you would be a great fit for The Ryan and Brian Team. Give us a call or send us an email, and we’ll go from there. We look forward to hearing from you.

How Do We Set Our Employees Up for Success?



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Our real estate team is compartmentalized and we have professionals for every step of the buying and selling process. This sort of specialization allows the best customer experience for you. Today I have Kathleen, one of our buyer’s agents.
In a little over a year, Kathleen has closed 28 transactions and has done more than $3.7 million in production. As a buyer’s specialist, Kathleen represents the buyer and helps them get the right financing, sets up home showings, sets up inspections, negotiates offers, and much more. Her day is dedicated to making the lives of her customers easier.
Kathleen is given an abundance of leads every day, and this is why her production is so high. The Ryan and Brian team have a strong online presence, and this helps find leads and properties for her clients to move into.

One reason why Kathleen has excelled in her first year is because of the training programs offered by our team. Weekly one-on-one meetings and daily role play exercises have helped her to nail down her scripts and execute when it matters. Kathleen likes the fact that the systems and tools she needs to succeed are already here for her. The administrative staff assists her with all of the documentation, and so her job is made easier. She just needs to plug herself into the systems and she can continue to succeed.
If you would like to learn more about working with the Ryan and Brian Team, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always looking to add qualified and hardworking individuals to our team.
We look forward to hearing from you!

We’re Hiring a New Buyer Specialist



Interested in Joining Our Team? Click Here to Request a Consultation!

We’re looking for a buyer specialist to join our progressive real estate team. You might ask yourself, “What qualities must a candidate possess before applying for this position?”
First and foremost, we’re looking for passion in real estate. You should also have strong sales experience and a devotion to exceptional client service. We work with clients all day, every day. You have to be committed to providing the best possible service you can.
You should also have great phone skills. Real estate agents are frequently assigned calls and Internet leads. You need to communicate clearly during calls. Likewise, you should also have general computer knowledge since we utilize technology on our team.  
Last but not least, we’re looking for someone with good moral standards and our core values. We’re concerned with conducting quality service with a purpose.
This position is a great fit for anybody who wants to build a strong real estate foundation.  If you’re motivated to meet financial goals and love learning with a full-time agent, consider joining us. Our team is composed of motivated, full-time agents. Additionally, you’ll need to be flexible on evenings and weekends, in addition to the work day.
Here at the Ryan and Brian Team, we anticipate to receive leads, leads, and more leads. We allow you to focus on sales. Our support team is there to handle the rest. You also benefit from our advertising, software, systems, and professional coaching and mentorship. We're at your disposal as a real estate resource.
This is a fun, exciting, challenging environment. If you have any questions, visit our website or give us a call or send us an email. We would be happy to help you!