Long-term relationships have a different meaning than they did, say, a few decades ago. Whether it’s personal or involving business, a relationship is the cornerstone of success and longevity. As a Realtor, how you interact with clients and others in transactions will go a long way toward sealing deals and getting referrals. The same goes for how involved you are in the community. If you’re out and about and making a difference, chances are that will make a good impression on people who have a variety of networking connections.
“We’re representing the community,” said Eddie Gleason, a HouseHunt Realtor in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., who is a member of two neighborhood associations, his local Real Estate Association and a mentor for troubled young males. “More than likely when you get a new person who wants to move to the area their first contact could be with a Realtor, so it’s important to be a good representative of your city and to have the answers to all of their questions.”