Are you farming in this market?
When I first started real estate in 2003 I worked with a very successful broker with RE/MAX. I had passed the first portion of my exam but had failed the second half so I I decided to be an assistant to a broker to learn more before diving in. At that time she was extremely busy all the time. I wasn't sure if she was busy because of the market or because she had been in the business for 25 years. I'm sure being in the business that long helped :0) She always spoke of farming when we slowed a bit and had a chance. I never in the 6 months working for her had a chance to do any "farming" for her because of her busyness. I finally went back and passed the second exam to start my real estate career on my own.
I thought since she made such a big deal about farming that I would start my business that way. Not knowing how to start I picked up some great stationary, cute envelopes and wrote a letter. Randomly chose a neighborhood in Hilo and hand wrote every address in that neighborhood. I tried to do at least 100 a day. Within 1 week I received 5 calls and the next week 5 more.... it didn't stop. Before I knew it within my first 4 months of real estate I had 7 listings and they kept coming. The sales started. I made sure to place pictures on each one that I listed and wrote a short description..... these were all vacant land. At that time even made my signs due to financial constraints.
My business exploded!
The energy you put out comes back :0) I am a big Believer in farming. We get lazy in our business at times but I feel that it is important to let the sellers and potential buyers know that I exist. Make sure you do :0)
Stacey Sebastian RS
RE/MAX Premiere Properties
Kihei, hawaii 96753