Chew The Fat | Shoot The Breeze| Make Networking Work For You

Managing Real Estate Broker with RE/MAX Executive Realty 104763

There are many new agents entering the real estate business, and the first question asked is how do I find business without spending any money?  Talk can be cheap, but it can also be “Free.”

There are many ways to find business without spending any money.  One method of prospecting without spending any money is called NETWORKING.

Networking is the one source that is free. It's a method of marketing yourself and, in turn, becoming known to others as a real estate professional.  Networking should be done every day, in one form or another.  Wear your name badge or casual professional attire, and get yourself out of the office.  Meet people!! 

Join local organizations and clubs.  The local chamber of commerce is a great source for meeting professionals.  Join church, school and local branches of national organizations like the Rotary Club, The Elks (BPOE), The Masons and so many others. 

There are networking groups that exist just for the purpose of meeting other professionals!!!  Join one and offer the use of your office for a meeting.  That will allow all of those group members to see where you work and become familiar with you, in your business environment. 

If you have a subdivision that you're marketing within your office, ask the listing agent if you can use the model home to hold a meeting.  The more people who see the product, the more likely there will be a new buyer surfacing!!!  

Being Active is free.  Join and become active in several organizations, as quickly as possible.  If the phone is not ringing, and you don't have the money to make it ring, networking, not quitting or being idle, may just solve that problem.


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Barbara Todaro, sales manager of RE/MAX Executive Realty 

Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

308 W. Central St...suite E

Franklin, MA 02038


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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Chew that fat,  funny,  we all have to do lots to make it work in this business and one thing is to listen to you.


Mar 10, 2018 03:57 PM #41
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Chewing the fat came from YOUR lips????   You're so right. Networking is a cost-effective way of creating relationships and generating leads. If you're out there, it's the best source of advertisement!

Mar 10, 2018 05:18 PM #42
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Hi Will Hamm you'd be wise to not listen to me all the time!!

Mar 10, 2018 05:19 PM #43
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The rule: in order to do business you must be in business holds....

Mar 11, 2018 06:33 AM #44
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

yes, it certainly does, Richie Alan Naggar 

Mar 11, 2018 08:08 AM #45
Leslie Currle
Alcova Mortgage LLC - Luray, VA
With you, every step of the way

Great advice, Barbara.  Talk is free, but I have found it is also one of the best ways to develop referral business.  When I am introduced to someone, I like to take the time to get to know them before business ever comes up.  This approach pays off since most people will only refer to someone they know and, most of the time, I have found a new friend in the process as well.

Mar 11, 2018 08:12 AM #46
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Leslie Currle and that's why networking is done best in a group setting such as a social organization....rotary club, scouts, school events, etc....

Mar 11, 2018 08:48 AM #47
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Hi   Barbara Todaro, I started out with Century 21 and my Gold Jacket and I loved it and wore it so proudly.  I also found out that people in the various communities usually wanted to open the conversation of real estate with me.  Gave me lots of confidence.  Great post, Barbara... the importance of 'networking' and joining groups and organizations.  Thanks for the reminder. Even old Realtors can forget the importance of this major step.

Mar 11, 2018 12:54 PM #48
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
PK Real Estate Utah South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Communication is a large part of our business Barbara and is key to opening minds and doors. Enjoyed this 'free' post!

Mar 12, 2018 06:26 PM #49
Robert Hicks
United Country River City Realty - Savannah, TN

Getting back to the BASICS!! Thanks for the reminders. Always works..

Mar 12, 2018 06:32 PM #50
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Barbara,

That's what I say: TTP (talk to people).

Mar 12, 2018 07:04 PM #51
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
your real estate writer

I might add - volunteer for a cause you support. Get acquainted with the other volunteers.

Mar 12, 2018 09:19 PM #52
Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Barbara

Networking can work wonders, can't it. One of the basics that has always withstood the test of time.


Mar 13, 2018 07:53 AM #53
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Thanks, everyone, for your nice comments.... they're always appreciated....

Mar 13, 2018 08:03 AM #54
Jason Boone
Duke Warner Realty - Bend, OR
Principal Broker, CRIS, RENE

Great information, thank you for sharing!  Now I'm going to go get some bacon!

Mar 13, 2018 09:11 AM #55
Chris Lima
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you.

Great tips, Barbara. I smell BACON!

Mar 13, 2018 10:53 AM #56
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Great advice, I like the use of the model home for a networking event.

Mar 13, 2018 11:39 AM #57
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 open house events are terrific settings for quality networking....they're visitors who are there because they have an interest in real estate.... they're on your turf and you should feel very comfortable and welcome them to sit and talk....

Mar 13, 2018 01:25 PM #58
Monique Ting
INET Realty Honolulu, HI - Honolulu, HI
Your agent under the sun

Barbara, interesting picture to go with this topic... It did retain my attention and I could not agree more with you! In this business, it does not pay to be a "secret agent"...

Mar 13, 2018 05:22 PM #59
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Over the years, I have never had a bus pull up to the office and unload a group of buyers or sellers.

What I do know, and totally agree with you, is you have to get out where the people are.

Great title and great article.

Mar 15, 2018 08:45 AM #60
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