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This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
Brand, off the wall, specific subject matters…whatever it is you're looking for.
Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
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Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
Play the teacher role and help someone out today
Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
An unusual conversation happened upon a gentlemen and myself while standing in the check out line in a Cracker Barrel Restaurant. He noticed that I had purchased for myself a product that was very familiar to him. He tapped me on my shoulder, and proceeded to explain that after his father came home from work he would often take him to a soda fountain where he grew up, and share this "old-time" favorite, a Skybar. Now, I am very much a youngster as it concerns this gentlemen; he is mostly white hair and walks with a cane. I could not help but to sit with him a while outside the restaurant in their famous rocking chairs, and let him divulge on his reminiscence. So, we sat for a while, and I listened to a wonderful story. He and I now make it a point to get back to that restaurant every so often where we swap " I don't cares" back and forth.
So where is the edge? It's the product. I realized that this relationship was created by a simple candy bar that conjured up old memories of a father and son sharing an afternoon together as friends. The value is not the candy bar, but the familiarity of such a wonderful feeling that I recreated by purchasing the product, and listening to another person's feelings. Sounds kind of sappy, I know. But creating deep relationships with your clients will also create trust and keep you at the front of your clients memory when they think of real estate.
For Example: I took note that a client who recently purchased a home with me had spoke of a certain band that he was so impressed with. So, the next time I picked him up to go view homes, I made sure to have a brand new CD of that band that he loved playing in the CD player. As we drove he spoke about the band members and their songs, and had a really relaxed experience as we went from home to home. At the end of the trip, I ejected the CD, placed it in its case, and gave it to him. He was very grateful, and told a number of his friends what I had done. By creating a relaxed atmosphere, and creating a focused and deep relationship with my client, he has expressed his intent to buy and sell with me in the future, and has been a wonderful source of buyer and seller referrals.
Thanks to an older gentlemen, I learned the value of creating focused and deep relationships, and how there is a great value in hearnig what your clients interests, and connecting with them. I think that when we get caught up in the daily grind of showing homes, setting ups open houses, meeting with new buyers, or doing listing presentations we sometimes turn into selling machines oblivious to our buyers and sellers needs. I speak of creating a sense of fulfillment with my clients, and I mean to do just that.
Give this idea some thought. If you want to be successful for years to come, you want to start now to create those lasting relationships for return service. And it is a great way to set you apart from other Realtors in your area. Remember, you want to create value for your clients, otherwise they will find someone else who will.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.