Today I Had Lunch With An Active Rain Colleague. RE-BLOG

Real Estate Sales Representative with for real estate results in the Tri-Cities.

There is an Arabian Proverb that says: "When a door opens not to your knock, consider your reputation."

If a door opens for me in the Mission area, now I can rest assured knowing that, the customer I referred, and my reputation, will both be looked after by Terry Chenier. 

Like Terry, I understand the importance of having a niche and don't try to be an "Everywhere Specialist".

I'm RE-BLOGGING this post by Terry to make two recommendations to AR members.

Consider defining your niche and becoming a specialist. Because all real estate is local, being a neighbourhood specialist adds focus, advantages and value for your customers.

Secondly, get to know who you can be comfortable with protecting your reputation before referring.

Please leave comments about the original post there; thanks.

Original content by Terry Chenier

Some time ago, an associated on Active Rain phoned me

because he had read my profile and wanted to do a post on me.

I was flattered of course, and told him to go ahead. Since then,

he joined my group and we corresponded several times, and today, we

got together for lunch. (I'm the good looking guy on the right).

We had a pretty good first meeting. He had some tools for me to facilitate

my mail-out dilemma, and I had some stuff that I had developed to give to him.

All in all, a good first meeting. We also agreed, because of the distance between us

that I would refer anyone moving to his area and he would reciprocate.

During the course of lunch, John admitted that he isn't a "super-producer",

in fact, he takes just a few select listings. But he lists them well and sells everything.

The reason for this isn't laziness. On the contrary, it has to do with time constraints.

John is a volunteer-BIG TIME! John is a tireless homeowner advocate

and served as president in 2009 for the

Consumer Advocacy and Support for Homeowners Society.

He has also served on the advisory council for Canadians for Properly Built Homes.

Recently, John got recognized for his efforts when the

Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver awarded him the

Realtors Care Award for outstanding service.

John Grasty-Prudential Sterling Realty

Good realtor-Good neighbour.


 Specializing in Mission & Abbotsford, British Columbia

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Comments (4)

Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

It is good that you could get together and get to know each other.

Apr 22, 2010 05:30 PM
Doug Anderson
Tucker Associates Real Estate Services - Danville, CA
Bay Area Real Estate Views

Great story and I love the proverb.  Something to certainly keep in mind. ~ Doug

Apr 22, 2010 05:41 PM
Terry Chenier
Homelife Glenayre Realty - Mission, BC


Thanks for the endorsement. I enjoyed our meeting today.

Apr 22, 2010 05:48 PM
Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
LL.B., Broker


You'll have to go to Terry's blog to read my comments about you.

But, I thought I should drop by here and say hello.


Apr 23, 2010 12:30 AM

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