Active Rain March Challenge: Name 3 Brands You Trust & Why?

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Napa Consultants
http://actvra.in/4ZVf

Apart from top-of-mind status, brand loyalty is the most sought after commodity in your real estate practice. Loyal clients trust you. They choose you again when they are ready to buy or sell their home and they also tend to be your best source of referrals.

 

By examining why you are loyal to certain brands you can discover some of your core values. Your ideal clients are those who share your values. When you are clear about your own values you become a powerful magnet to attract more ideal clients, those with similar values.

CONTEST RULES

For this contest name three brands outside of the real estate realm that you trust. Then, write a paragraph for each explaining why you trust them. Be sure to include at least one photo you have taken. Finally, share what you have learned about yourself and your values by focusing on these brands and examining why they are important in your life (and your real estate practice). 

 

Please make sure that your photo is an original, and you are the owner of it. ***Some companies like Apple have a press room that allow you to use their photos, after signing in and agreeing to their rules. Of course, you need to add at the bottom of the photo “Photo Courtesy of Apple.”  Some press-rooms take longer to respond than others.

 

For this post, please write at least 300 words, and you will receive 1500 points. Be sure to leave a link to your post with your submission in the comment section below.

 

We are raving fans and loyal customers of Mercedes, Apple and Trader Joes. We trust each of these brands.  Here is our example of how to write this post.

 

Courtesy of MBUSA.com

Mercedes

 

We bought our first Mercedes in 1980, based on design and their safety record. The brand’s prestige was also a factor because we operated our commercial real estate firm in Beverly Hills, where driving a luxury car was the norm among our high net worth clients. We have been loyal fans for 37 years, because of their impeccable service (including free loaner cars during services) and their willingness to stand behind their product. On several occasions they completely replaced major parts at no cost even beyond the warranty because of our brand loyalty. In each of the cities where we have lived we have had wonderful service representatives, who took great care of us.

 

Courtesy of Apple

Apple

 

We appreciate Apple for their elegant sense of design and the ease of using their products. We trust Apple based on their stance on privacy issues and their best-in-class service. We do not have time to indulge in tech rage or wait for tech support.  Apple Care consistently addresses all of our tech concerns  when they arise, occasions that are few and far between. Each and every tech support representative that we have encountered has made us feel good during our calls or at our visits to our local Apple store. This was even true in Florence, Italy where we purchased a replacement for one of our iPads that was accidentally crushed between our airplane seats.

 www.napaconsultants.com

Trader Joes

 

TJ’s commitment to being GMO-free and other high standards provides a very high level of trust in their private label products. Trader Joe’s “no questions asked” return policy and their encouragement to try new products is second to none! But, what keeps us coming back is their staff; 80% of them know us by our first names as we know them! We always have a great time when we go there because they consistently hire up-beat people.

 

In writing this post we discovered that elegance and intelligence in design, plus ease of use, are important values of ours when it comes to products. Consistently feeling UPLIFTED by customer service, especially when there is continuity in personnel is particularly appreciated. We try to incorporate these values in our own business and like to work with those who share the same values.

 

We look forward to reading your entries.  This Active Rain Challenge expires on March 31, 2017, at Midnight PST.

 

Posted by

Written by Ron & Alexandra Seigel-

ABOUT:  Napa Consultants, International specializes in the art of local niche marketing in affluent communities and they are the leader in brand strategy for the luxury real estate industry.  Working exclusively with entrepreneurs and professionals who are passionate about gaining or sustaining market leadership, they help their clients become the breakaway brand in their marketplace.

close

Re-Blogged 4 times:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
  1. Roy Kelley 03/02/2017 02:00 AM
  2. Debbie Reynolds 03/01/2017 01:24 PM
  3. Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers 03/01/2017 03:57 AM
  4. Praful Thakkar 03/24/2017 04:49 PM
Topic:
ActiveRain Community
Groups:
Luxury Home Marketing
Luxury Home Agents
Bananatude
ActiveRain Contests
Old Farts Club

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
2,233,766
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

# brands

Here is my entry. Thanks for the opportunity!

Mar 29, 2017 09:18 AM #161
Rainmaker
115,286
Kaye Swain
Keller Williams Real Estate Roseville CA - Roseville, CA
Your Roseville Real Estate Agent

Definitely a thought-provoking challenge. Thank you   Here's my entry - 

Sharing the Joys of Consistency

Mar 29, 2017 09:31 AM #162
Rainmaker
239,701
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Thanks for hosting this challenge, Ron and Alexandra Seigel . Here is my entry:

Three Brands I Trust

 

 

Mar 29, 2017 04:03 PM #163
Rainmaker
3,735,780
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Ron and Alxandra.  Here's my three brands:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/5035038/three-brands-that-i-trust

Mar 29, 2017 04:15 PM #164
Rainmaker
1,271,769
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - thanks for the fun contest.  Here is my entry.

I DEPEND ON THESE THREE TRUSTED BRANDS.

Mar 29, 2017 07:44 PM #165
Rainer
384,302
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Thanks for the contest here is my entry.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/5040045/my-3-brands

Mar 29, 2017 08:12 PM #166
Rainmaker
259,092
Melissa Jackson
United Country Real Estate FW - Fort Worth, TX
REALTOR® Matching Buyers & Sellers

 Not posted exactly as I wrote it. The formatting looked good until I published. I'm sure it's on my end.  I'm still learning how to format my blogs.  This was a fun contest. 

Mar 29, 2017 09:36 PM #167
Ambassador
2,438,341
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

This was an intersting challenge and the travels at the beginning of the month made it easier for me.

Brand Recognition and What We Come to Expect in a Name

Mar 30, 2017 06:37 AM #168
Rainer
236,306
Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

http://activerain.com/blogsview/5040239/three-brands-i-trust-and-why---

Thank you for offering this challenge...glad I made it in!
- I tried to turn the photos but they wouldn't cooperate .. 

Mar 30, 2017 10:19 AM #169
Rainmaker
2,011,169
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Hi Guys, Here is my post in your challenge and thanks for creating it. 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/5040326/the-three-brands-i-trust-in-katy-tx

Mar 30, 2017 01:10 PM #170
Rainmaker
672,379
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Here is my entry into the 3 Brands contest.

Mar 30, 2017 01:27 PM #171
Rainmaker
804,434
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686

Thank you Ron and Alexandra for hosting this challenge!

Here is my offering 3 Brands That Are Important To Me

 

Mar 30, 2017 01:27 PM #172
Rainmaker
475,359
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Okay... I made it just in the nick of time...again... but i had the concept right away!

Three-brands-i-really-trust-----

thank you for the contest This was fun!

Mar 31, 2017 12:57 AM #173
Ambassador
3,214,741
Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Ron and Alexandra

What a fun contest and interesting to read about what other brands people like and why. Here's my entry:

The 3 Brands I Trust

Also it was a good tip about Pres Rooms!!

Have a great weekend!

Jeff

Mar 31, 2017 08:50 AM #174
Rainmaker
522,665
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel     Here is my entry...I am very pro on a few things...mostly vehcle brands that I have driven for decades.  Thank you for the contest!!

My Three Trusted Brands and Why I Believe in Them!

 

Mar 31, 2017 02:53 PM #175
Ambassador
735,939
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Costa Mesa, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852

My top 3--> http://activerain.com/blogsview/5040903/my-favorite-brands  

Value, quality, and service.

Mar 31, 2017 03:34 PM #176
Rainmaker
2,225,305
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello, Here is my entry for your contest. http://actvra.in/52D5

Mar 31, 2017 03:55 PM #177
Rainmaker
3,244,917
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Thank you all for your participation in this contest.  At I write this comment, there are 7hours and 30 minutes left before the contest is over.  A

Mar 31, 2017 05:25 PM #178
Ambassador
2,926,650
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks for the opportunity Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

here is my entry.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/5040980/three-brands-to-trust-in-wisconsin?show_share=1

Mar 31, 2017 09:30 PM #179
Ambassador
3,481,673
Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Excellent challenge for this month Ron and Alexandra Seigel.

Here are the brands I love....

The Brands That Keep on GIVING!

Mar 31, 2017 10:45 PM #180
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainmaker
3,244,917

Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
How do I become First to Come to Mind in My Marketplace?
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information