NEW WAY TO STAY CONNECTED?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate CT, NY, FL
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NEW WAY TO STAY CONNECTED?

 

This post is in response to a contest announced by Active Rain member Larry Johnson, titled “Keeping in Touch”, Searching for New Ways to Stay Connected. The business angle was to share ways that various professionals devised over the years to stay in touch with their past clients or to reach out to new ones. Vis-a-vis the former, it’s to make sure they remember you for their next transaction; when directed at new clients, it’s to make a good impression, for them to get to know you and presumably to love you, or at least to like you enough to trust you with their business when they need a professional in your field.

 

Some interesting responses came back, including hosting client appreciation parties, participating in community events, sending informative newsletters, dispatching hand-written greeting cards to elicit  a smile and so on. I look forward to the end of the contest to read about additional ideas. So far, not all are new, many are true and tried.

 

To stay connected, just CALLHere’s mine, with a caveat - it’s also not new. In fact, it’s rather old-fashioned. I am actually re-discovering an old method, not inventing one. Why not go with what you know is dependable and works?

 

It might be “new” in the sense that we have sort of forsaken it in favor of less direct communications. I am talking about the phone! It’s now easier than ever to communicate by phone from anywhere - while driving (if you have blue tooth and are hands free), for example, or between appointments.

 

 

 

Maybe you do it already, that is call most people on the telephone, but I know I have become over-reliant on texting and emails. Sometimes it’s good just to chat, catch up, hear someone’s voice, laugh together and not only in “LOL” form or funny emojis (although that works too, when appropriate).

 

So, as my ever-wise husband says “JUST CALL!”

 

I started doing that and the reaction is fantastic! The calls are well-received, with a bit of an awkward surprise at first, but once that melts away, it’s as if a large gulf closes and we can’t get enough of chatting; often running out of time to finish all the stories.

 

Maybe in 2017 I’ll tweet, that will be new for me. The practice seems to be endorsed by many a public figure; good way to get your voice heard with a minimum of effort and characters.


Happy New Year!

Lots of good health and prosperity to all!

 

PS Stay in touch, CALL ME!

 

Note: Cute baby image courtesy of arztsamui of freedigitalphotos.net

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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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Good evening Olga Simoncelli ,"If it ain't broken, don't fix it", as we have heard so many times. Personal contact whether it is in person, or on the phone, will always be at the top of the list when it comes to keeping in contact, because you don't lose the personality, emotion and personal relationship you lose with other means of contact. Thank you for entering my conest.

Dec 29, 2016 06:23 PM #1
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Larry Johnston - well put, Larry.

Dec 29, 2016 06:25 PM #2
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Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
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How novel, reach out and touch someone in the second most personal way.  God for  you

Dec 29, 2016 06:33 PM #3
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Ed Silva - it actually works!

Dec 29, 2016 06:34 PM #4
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Lisa Hernandez
Opes Real Estate Group - Kendall, FL
Realtor serving Kendall, South Miami & Pinecrest

I agree - it works.We are so used to not speaking anymore. I have tried to do this more and you actually get things done faster! 

Dec 29, 2016 07:33 PM #5
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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Good morning Olga.  Many agents are not accustomed to using the phone with all the technology today.  My marketing plan is to get more agents to join our agency.  I pick up the phone and make that call.  response has been great. 

Dec 30, 2016 03:18 AM #6
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Lisa Hernandez - and with fewer misunderstandings or back and forth!

Dec 30, 2016 06:33 AM #7
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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James Dray - hi James, younger people definitely seem to prefer quick texts. Glad it's working for you! Have a super day!

Dec 30, 2016 06:34 AM #8
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Joni Bailey
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
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I think the old tried and true things are refreshing for most clients as so many have gotten away from them. My Christmas cards amazed some folks. They thought it was so cool to get a hand written envelope with a really nice hand signed card. I was just doing what it the way I have always done it. :) Same with you and the phone calls... it's the way we learned to keep in touch! Love it! Good for you!

Dec 30, 2016 09:03 PM #9
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Olga Simoncelli
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Joni Bailey - exactly!

Dec 31, 2016 05:47 AM #10
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