How Do Your Clients Find You?

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Home Stager with Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR
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How Do Your Clients Find You?

Making the phone ring in Portland OR
One of the questions we love to ask new or prospective clients is, "How did you find us?"  As a home stager in Portland Oregon, I've found that knowing how people hear about your company or find you online is helpful for future marketing planning.

When I ask this question of new callers on the phone, we hear a variety of answers ....

 
Active Rain Real Estate NetworkThanks, AR!  The value of your AR membership can't be overestimated!  Having an AR Outside Blog to your website is a great way for people to learn more about you and how you can help them with their real estate needs.


 
Google



If this is the case, be sure to follow up with, "what search term did you use -- do you remember?"  because that's good info for you to know for future blog posts and marketing materials.  Remember what you learned at AR University about using keywords and links in your posts?




"Referral from a friend/neighbor/work colleague" -- in this case, ask them the person's name so that you can then follow up with a "thank you" to that person for the referral.  The more people who know about the service you can offer them, the better.
 
 
Angies List
 
This is a great way to get referrals because Angie's List members write reviews on local businesses, grading them on professionalism, pricing, quality of work, punctuality, etc.  If you're not on Angie's List now as a service provider, ask a satisfied member to submit your name and contact details for your category (Realtor, home stager, home inspector, mortgage lender, etc) -- they have hundreds of categories.  As an Angie's List service provider, there is no cost to you to be included in their directory.


"I picked up your card at ...." This happens to Portland home stagers frequently, because we often leave a business card in a staged property.  Prospects might also find your card at a trade show, business networking event, or other similar places.

We'd love to know .... HOW DO YOUR CLIENTS FIND YOU?
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Room Solutions Staging offers expert home staging services in Portland, Oregon to homeowners, real estate agents, and builders. Our proven home staging techniques will help reduce your property's market time and maximize your equity. We'll prepare your property or listing to look appealing to your target buyer for the online photos as well as for in-person viewings. Our owner and principal stager Maureen Bray is a nationally-recognized home staging expert who enjoys sharing her passion for staging with others.  To schedule a Verbal Staging Consultation filled with our staging tips and advice, contact us @ 503-246-1800.

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Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Lloyd ~ Yes, it was fun to see the post about my hometown Carmel :-)  And thanks for your suggestion about prospecting high-producing listing agents who may need staging information.  I'm glad to hear that you found your stager by finding her card in a staged home!

Aug 04, 2012 05:13 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Amen to Activerain!

Aug 05, 2012 01:22 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Julie ~ Amen indeed -- It does a good job of getting the word out!

Aug 05, 2012 02:21 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Lloyd Binen
Certified Realty Services - Saratoga, CA
Silicon Valley Realtor since 1976; 408-373-4411

Hi again.  Between your HGTV shows and Stager of the Year award, I'm guessing you have as much business as you can handle.   And I'm quite certain you're aware of the following, but I'll mention the obvious:  when I preview or show a staged home that knocks my socks off (and yours would), I look for the stagers business card or other identification.

I have a feeling you could teach us Realtors how to get more business.  You main point--understanding where leads come from--is well taken.  Good work and have a great Portland week.

Aug 05, 2012 05:39 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Maureen --- I always ask this question whether it be a phone/email inquiry or at an open house.  I've yet to hear someone say "Active Rain" but by the description of "online" and their references to certain posts, I know my membership is paying off.  

Aug 05, 2012 07:40 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Lloyd ~ Thanks for your kind words.  I'd like nothing more than to have an enlightened  Realtor like you in my area :-)

Hi Michael ~ It's the same with me;  while my AR profile doesn't rank as high as my own website, it certainly contributes and important component in the overall ranking.  And as you said, people get to know us by what we write in our AR blogs posts.  It's a great method of getting the word out about our businesses!

Aug 05, 2012 12:03 PM #17
Rainer
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Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Hi Maureen, I didn't think about Angie's List. Most of my clients are form referrals, the rest are form online presentation.

Aug 05, 2012 11:07 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Maureen - I just talked with Audrey from HSR about blogging on AR. She asked how do you find the time. I told her I make time because prior to building my new website, all I did was blog on Active Rain and link it to my website. It put my website on the top of page one of Google. Thanks for the tip on Angies's list. I should register with them - what a great source of jobs!

Aug 06, 2012 01:35 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Anna ~ It's good to know where your past clients have come from so that you can focus your time on marketing where it helps you the most.

Hi Kris ~ Check into Angie's List but remember, one of your clients has to recommend you to them ... you cannot register yourself.  They are a great source of new business because Angie's list members love to read the reviews and choose the best provider for their projects.

Aug 06, 2012 01:50 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Most of my business right now has been coming from the internet.  Sellers doing their research and finding me online.  Thank you ActiveRain!!

Aug 07, 2012 12:05 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Maureen, it is important to know where you business comes from, so to plan for future business!   Good job!

Aug 08, 2012 11:07 PM #22
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Sharon ~ Isn't it great that our internet presence has grown so much, partly due to what we've learned on AR?

Hi Joan ~ You're right ... we need to know so we can grow!

Aug 11, 2012 06:23 PM #23
Rainer
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Maureen! What great info! I'm going to have to take a look at Angie's list! I also never thought of the search engine term they put into Google! I just assumed it was 'home stagers in XYZ'... Thanx for sharing!

Aug 15, 2012 12:23 AM #24
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Peg ~ Glad that you found some helpful tips here.  It's important to know how people have found you, so that you can spend time expanding that particular resource.

Aug 15, 2012 02:48 AM #25
Rainmaker
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Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Maureen - thanks for the information on Angie's list and I can see how it would be a great way to bring in more clients. BTW - I mentioned you in my post today...

Aug 16, 2012 05:14 AM #26
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Kris ~ Thanks for the very kind mention in your post today!  That was so nice of you :-)

Aug 16, 2012 10:38 AM #27
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Have a great weekend and be sure to have your camera in hand to capture the special moments that you will want to share.


Sep 08, 2012 07:01 AM #28
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Roy ~ Thanks for leaving your comment and your gorgeous flower photo!!  What a treat :-)

Sep 08, 2012 07:07 AM #29
Rainer
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Kathleen Emhof
Buffalo, Amherst, Orchard Park and Western New York - Buffalo, NY
Home Staging and Redesign, Experts in Transition

Maureen, I am still amazed by how many phone calls come in because they found me on Google!  And what gives me such great Google Juice?  Blogging on ActiveRain, of course (although I haven't been so active lately!)

Thanks for putting a "bug in my ear" to get me motivated again to resume my blogs!

Oct 17, 2012 06:18 AM #30
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Kathleen ~ Nice to see you back in the Rain again :-))  Keep at the blogging bit, it does help local clients find you.  Like you I need to get back into more regular blogging to keep the Google juice coming!!

Oct 17, 2012 08:04 AM #31
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