What to do in a down market!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Remax Ultimate Realty BK3104548
In this slowdown market, what are you doing to keep your self afloat? I have tried to keep advertising even more than normal but am finding the costs to be very high.  I also have used this time to get my ABR, GRI and my brokers license.

Comments (9)

Joyce Heffner-Williams
Keller Williams Clients' Choice Realty - Monument, CO
Owner/Broker/EcoBroker - Monument Real Estate
Open Houses and work your sphere of influence.  Personally ask everyone you know for referrals.
Jan 05, 2008 02:39 AM
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate
Congratulations on your designations and your broker's license. As for advertising, go for the free advertising. Talk to everyone you run into, no matter where it is and ask for referrals. See if anyone you meet knows someone that wants to buy or sell a home. Sometimes the results can surprise you, and it doesn't cost a dime to ask.
Jan 05, 2008 02:42 AM
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer
Hang out on the web, blog till your fingers are blue for a half a day and then prospect your sphere by phone for the rest of the day.  There is no such thing as a slow day for me even if I don't have appointments!!
Jan 05, 2008 02:44 AM
Angie Vandenbergh
Crye-Leike, Realtors - Memphis, TN
A Crye-Leike Blogger

Hi! Welcome to the site. I see this is your first post.

There is a lot of reading on this site. I recommend that you read, read, read and then comment, comment, comment. There are so many different blogs to read. There are tons of topics out there from real estate, marketing, technology, seo, staging, mortgage, etc. It goes on and on. You'll start to get to know people and before you know it... you'll have figured out the benefits of the site. 

Also check out Resources for the Active Rain Newbie.

Good luck!

Jan 05, 2008 03:15 AM
Rick Sergison
EXP Realty of Canada Inc., Brokerage - Pickering, ON
Durham Region Real Estate Blog
Just stopped by to welcome you to Active Rain. It is a great benefit to your business as I am sure you will find out. All the best to you and Happy New Year!
Jan 06, 2008 09:06 AM
JoAnn Young
Peoples First Financial Services - Melbourne, FL

Hey little sister!  I see you made it to Active Rain.  You look marvelous too!  Keep up the good work.  It takes lots of preserverance and hard work to make it happen.  Remember to send your referrals to your older sister's mortgage company for pre-qualifying:

Peoples First Financial Services www.PeopleComeFirst.net

Jan 07, 2008 10:55 AM
Jan 19, 2008 03:21 AM
Glad to see you made the right move, good for you, now recrute the few left except, well you know!!  Good Luck!!
Feb 06, 2008 06:05 AM
Kimberly Luna
Panama City Beach, FL

My My the little girl is all grown up now! Didn't I become a Realtor when you were still in high school? Ok, maybe it's not THAT bad and I'm not really THAT old. But I am so proud of you Pam. Who would have guessed that all these years later we would both be doing the same thing..only in different states!

I think the market in S. FL has taken a bigger hit than the market I have here in North Georgia. But I also think that your potential has NOT changed. The minute you tell yourself that your potential to do well is affected because of the market, you are sunk. Pam, your potential never changed. The circumstances around you changed. You get out there and work it like it's the best market in the history of Pam! I know you, and I know you can do it.

Add me to your associates and stay in touch! Love ya girlie!

Kimberly Wilson- Power Realty Partners Dawsonville GA  www.kimsoldit.net


Jun 25, 2008 10:01 AM