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What Do Talking Dogs and Prospecting For Clients Have In Common?
What do talking dogs and prospecting for clients have in common? A reason to reach out and talk to current and past clients. A friend of mine forwarded to me the now famous YouTube.com video sensation from Talking Animals titled "Ultimate Dog Tease". How I missed it until now I don't know, but, upon watching it (several time) I laughed and laughed and laughed.
Most of my friends, acquaintances and clients know that I pretty much ignore their e-mail forwards with jokes and other such nonsense. And, most of them also know that I don't send around much junk of my own - non real estate related "junk" anyway! But, I'm rethinking my policy of not forwarding this type of stuff for fear of offending someone or furthering the perception that I'm a spammer.
The sensational Ultimate Dog Tease viral video one of my friends sent me (see below) was simply too much to resist, I couldn't resist and had to forward it to a several current and past clients. Furthermore, it prompted a few phone calls with past clients to "catch up" on what's happening in their lives. Since I'm a dog lover and many of my clients are dogs lovers too, it made sense to forward this video to them - call it common ground.
By forwarding a sensational video, photograph or particularly funny joke, I'm just feeding the viral machine. I could also personally benefit by making meaningful personal contact with prospects, past and present clients. While I doubt that I could create a viral video sensation for real estate services, actually there's a great example by Whitney Pannell who did just that with her sensational video for her listing on 2444 Astarita Way, West Wind Lexington, Kentucky. In the future, should I stumble upon some really good material, I'll certainly consider sending to prospects, past and present clients, and friends in an effort to connect on a different more personal level and not be all about real estate all the time.
So, watch the Ultimate Dog Tease viral video for yourself on YouTube.com below. If you need a laugh, love dogs as much as I do, you'll want to watch it more than once. I'll shamelessly admit that I watched to three times yesterday and once this morning. It gave me the biggest belly laugh I've had in a while. Spoiler alert, the cat did it!!! Enjoy.
If you are interested in buying or renting a home in Annapolis, Maryland or the surrounding area and want to tour any property currently on the market, or if you have a home to sell or rent in Annapolis, Maryland and want a professional consultation on current market conditions, please contact me at 443-994-8043 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my website at LiveInAnnapolis.com.
Stephen Howell came to Annapolis to sail the Bay in 1994. What he discovered was a whole new lifestyle. Ever since Stephen Howell has been successfully helping others make the most of Annapolis. You'll find that with the right professional by your side, you can Live the Lifestyle and Live in Annapolis.
Stephen Howelland Rocky (his lab-mix from the SPCA of Anne Arundel County in Annapolis) live on the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, Maryland. He works in the Annapolis real estate market. His website lets people search the Washington and Baltimore metropolitan area MLS. Buyers can also search for waterfront homes along the Chesapeake Bay. His website has current real estate data on Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and Maryland.
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