ActiveRain Referral Exchange - A Great Way to Manage Referrals

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Education & Training with Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty

Now this may not be eHarmony or Match.com, but then we're not trying to match you to a soul mate either.  We're trying to help you find the "Best" real estate Professional match for your clientsHere's another tool and service that AR members have access to, but may not know about or be using. 

One of the greatest values I saw when I first joined AR, was the access to 21,000 members scattered all across the Country.  Exchanging referrals with other Real Estate Professionals seemed like the "Best" value ActiveRain had to offer at the time.  I still think it's one of the greatest values here today.  Now with over 145,000 members, and Global reach, exchanging referrals and leads just makes sense.  If you're not familiar with, or using the "Referral Exchange" here, you may want to research this a bit further. 

Having access to a network of this magnitude is one thing, but having access to the tools that were created and designed to assist you with referrals is really the key.  The referral exchange goes beyond just connecting with others in the industry and on ActiveRain, it focuses specifically on meeting you and your clients Real Estate needs in ALL geographic locations.  Making a match, and here's how it works:

Some Key Benefits of The Referral Exchange:

Browse Available Referrals by State or Province seeking Agents, Loan Officers, Inspectors, Appraisers, Stagers etc.  You can also search and sort by the quality of the referral or lead.  This can be a very useful and powerful tool in the event my clients happen to be looking for services in your area.  My sellers are leaving my town and coming to yours.  They need a loan, an Agent, and Insurance etc.  I'm sure you can see where I'm going with this...

 

Posting Referrals: has never been easier, go ahead, click the link and see for yourself.

Manage Your Posted Referrals: having access in one location makes follow-up easy and saves you time.

Create and Manage Referral Alerts: which can be created and setup in a matter of seconds.  Literally.

"The Referral Exchange is the place for members to effectively pass/share client referrals with one another. A referral is a 'live' client contact, someone who is seriously considering either buying or selling a home in the near future.  The Referral Network IS NOT a place to advertise your listings, promote your development, or solicit 'potential' referral partners for some unknown possibility down the road.  It is ONLY for members to share/pass actual 'live' clients who need a real estate professional to assist them now."

If you want to find out more about The Referral Exchange on ActiveRain, you can join our training Webinar this next Thursday 5/7/09 at 11:00am PST, we'll be unveiling all the tools, tips, tricks, and techniques, on how to make this all work for you.  This is not just for REALTORS, it's for ALL members, and it's currently FREE.  Do yourself a favor and check it out, I just saw a bunch of 4 star referrals crossed out, so there's obviously members using this, and to me, that's a sign it must be working.  Looking forward to sharing more at the Webinar next week.

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Edited 5/7/09

Here's a link to the Recorded Training Webinar

Click Here to Download The Webinar To Your Computer

Be sure to watch the "Rating" process, this is a powerful tool for you to use.

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Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
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Kathleen - In most cases, we do try to record these sessions and make them available to members, it just depends, I'll do my best to get this one recorded and then place a link to it here in this post.   :-)

May 07, 2009 01:24 AM #58
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Irene Kennedy Realtor® in Northwestern NJ
Weichert - Lopatcong, NJ

Another great learning session. Audio was MUCH clearer than on the previous 2 sessions, which probably will help with the recorded version.

Can't wait to hear what is in store for next week!

May 07, 2009 07:37 AM #59
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Alisa Stone Herring
Stone Real Estate Group, LLC - Panama City Beach, FL
CRS, GRI

I can't wait to try this out. Thanks for the info!

 

~Alisa

www.TheBeachPeach.com

May 07, 2009 05:20 PM #60
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Brad Andersohn
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Irene - thanks, it's great having you at these webinars and I'm glad the audio was better on this one for you.  Each week we hope to have valuable information and training tips to offer members,  next week will be no exception.

Alisa - can't wait to hear how this works out for you. :-)

May 08, 2009 02:20 AM #62
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

I'm set up and ready to go.

May 08, 2009 03:52 AM #63
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Gene - awesome!!  Congrats..   :-)

May 08, 2009 04:34 AM #64
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Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
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Hi Brad,  am just getting to reading some back posts and missed your webinar.  But as far as the referral network - I too have been set up for a while.  I responded to a few but like others have posted here before me - I too go my associates or look up  an area and find an agent that way...  I am happy to report I've had 2 referrals that have closed by doing so.

May 11, 2009 03:30 AM #65
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Lee and Pam - there's certainly nothing wrong with doing it the way you are, I know many others are as well.  Knowing that this tool is available and that the training and support is here on how to use it might just give some members the ability to increase and maximize some of their referral efforts here.  We're just trying to make it more efficient and beneficial for members. 

Congrats on your referrals and successes, those are my favorite comments and responses to get in the rain.  :-)

May 12, 2009 03:24 AM #66
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Jyotshna Gunturu
Home Real Estate - Littleton, CO

I just got my license in CO and today I received a referral through active rain. Can I accept the referral. I am new so just wanted to make sure.

May 12, 2009 06:17 AM #67
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Jyotshna - You have a RE License?  You got a referral today?  YES! Accept the referral, and go close your first transaction, then come back to AR and tell us all about it!  Make sure you use the rating tool that's in the system when it closes too. Congrats and good luck with that. :-))

May 12, 2009 06:54 AM #68
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Jyotshna Gunturu
Home Real Estate - Littleton, CO

Thnak you for your promptresponse and encouragement. I will use the rating tool once I am successful.

May 12, 2009 09:36 AM #69
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Jyotshna Gunturu
Home Real Estate - Littleton, CO

can I accept the referrals on the referral network. Because they are pretty old. Like some are one year old.

May 12, 2009 09:44 AM #70
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Jyotshna Gunturu
Home Real Estate - Littleton, CO

I got a couple of referrals and I accepted the referrals. But no response. I didn't receive any info after that. Did anybody face this kind of situation????

May 14, 2009 10:43 AM #71
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James Falvo
ERA Coleman Overstreet Realty - Tifton, GA

Thanks Brad. I just watched the training on this, great info can't wait to use this, giving and receiving.

Can never have to many leads.

May 21, 2009 07:51 AM #72
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Diane Schubach
Laffey Fine Homes - Port Washington, NY

Well that clears up a mystery. I've been getting these by e-mail and mostly igoring them. There are a few that I got that were worded exactly the same for every situation and they seem bogus. I did do a CMA for someone but never heard back. I will pay more attention to these from now on though, now that I know where they are coming from!

May 29, 2009 01:56 PM #73
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Maya Garg
Royal Lepage Signature Realty,Mississauga, Ontario - Mississauga, ON
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Brad,

I didn't know about this referral exchange and I logged on just now and saw couple of ontario referrals posted where the agents had posted their profile.

I also went on and posted referral exchange request.  I am not sure what the protocol is.  Please let me know if this is not what it should be.

Need your guidance.

 

May 29, 2009 03:29 PM #74
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Is this Brad Anderson Day on the News Letter.  I have done this.  No leads so far, but it has not cost me a dime.

May 30, 2009 07:30 AM #75
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Brad Andersohn
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Maya - if you watch the webinar, you will understand fully how this is suppose to and can work.  Let me know if you need help after that.

Gene - I can't believe Bob Stewart did that newsletter, I'll get him back for that one.  I just received a lead this last week, maybe we need to look how you have this setup and see if we can determine if there is a better way.

May 31, 2009 04:49 PM #76
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Margaret C. Taylor
Century 21 New Millennium MD - Mechanicsville, MD
St Marys/Calvert/Charles MD Real Estate Agent

It looks like the webinar was last May.  I need to listen to the recording to know how this works.  It looks good.  Margaret C.

Dec 26, 2009 12:31 AM #77
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Joe Sosky
KW Commercial - Vancouver, WA
Commercial Real Estate Broker - (360) 816-9652

Brad,  good information on the referral process. Great to know the number of members we can do business with across the country. 

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