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 clients. Here'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.
Here's a link to the Recorded Training Webinar
Be sure to watch the "Rating" process, this is a powerful tool for you to use.