services: When a Call or Voicemail Just Won't Do, Part II - 08/06/07 08:09 AM
In Part I of this article, I explained why handwritten notes are...well...just so darned super. All kidding aside, they really are. Here's Part I. Part II is below:
Here's some quick tips for writing notes:
* Card shops and stationery stores sell supplies for personal notes. You don't need anything overly complex or flowery. Pick a card (or a box of cards) that matches your personality.
* Buy cards that are smaller, but not too small. You're only writing a short personal note, not War and Peace.
* Stay away from cards provided by your company that has the corporate logo on them. A person … (6 comments)

services: Expanding Your Reach in Cyberspace - 08/02/07 03:47 AM
Hey, all. I just discoverd a resource that I've already used with great success. Plus, you can even tie it in with your activities here at AR!
It's called FastPitch Networking (www.fastpitchnetworking.com), and it is a very cool site. There's actually so much going on there that you can do (blogs, podcasts, events, networking, etc.) that I'm still learning all about it. So rather than repurposing something here about which I can't speak authoritatively, I'll just encourage you to visit the site.
There is one thing I know about, though -- your AR blog can do "double duty" there. You can upload your AR blog into … (1 comments)

services: When a Call or Voicemail Just Won't Do, Part I - 08/01/07 06:29 AM
NOTE: This is another in a series of my "Back to the Basics" articles. Part II, which has tips on what to put in these notes, will come later this week.
In our hectic lives nowadays, the easiest form of contact between people is e-mail. Coming close in second is the voicemail message. Third place goes to the simple phone call. And in fourth, but lagging behind, is various forms of the in-person meeting.
All of these communication "channels," if you will, are important. What's more, they're not going away. But one form of communication that has been lost in recent years is the handwritten … (4 comments)

services: Real-World Value Addes Services - 07/27/07 08:02 AM
Well, since my last post on online value-added serivces went soooooo well (sarcasm intended for humor purposes only)...
Seriously, I want to start a conversation about how real-estate pros from all walks of life are using value-added services for lead generation, customer service/satisfaction, service after the sale, etc.
In my previous blog entry (linked above), I listed two ways to do this online. Below, I've got two suggestions to do this offline.
A book of vendors. Call it a "recommended" list, a "suggested" list, whatever. A lot of times when people need all kinds of things done (plumber, electrician, dog sitter - you name it), … (1 comments)

services: Writing Articles from you Active Rain Blogs - 07/27/07 02:14 AM
In a previous life, I was a journalist -- photographer, reporter, newscast producer, editor, etc. I guess that's why I still like to write. It's in my blood.
I also like to read. And quite frankly, I've read a lot of really, really good content that's being generated by people here on Active Rain. In fact, I think most of it can be re-used and re-purposed to help you build your businesses.
There's a Web site I use called EZineArticles.com. What it does is offers your content to publishers for free. I suggest that anyone here who has done a "how-to" or other type … (11 comments)

services: Quick Intro for a New Active Rain Group - 07/23/07 04:07 AM
I'm very new here, so forgive this post if it is inappropriate; believe me, it's not my intention to honk anyone off. It's just that I just created a group called "Adding Value to Your Services," and I wanted to promote it.
The new group is a place to discuss how you add value to your real-estate services, so that you really stand out from the crowd and even receive referrals because of them. Have you or do you:
Publish a guide of suggested/recommended vendors for your clients to use?Provide free moving services?Provide online tools for your clients to manage the leases in their portfolios, … (0 comments)

 

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