Networking & Prospecting in your local market!

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Classic III Realty

Well hello everyone!  I am sure you are all happy that the weekend is here!  Hopefully lots of buyers will be out and buying this weekend.  Just thought I would share my Fridays networking and prospecting experience with you.   The second Friday of each month we have a Womens Council of Realtors lunch and learn.  Todays subject was tax stategies.  I learned quite a few new ways to pay less to the IRS.  I will share that with you at another time.  What I would like to share tonight is the amount of networking that happens at each of our meetings.  Three of the agents that I talked to today set appointments to show a couple of my listings.  WOW!  During our slowest time last year most of my showings were from agents that I met at networking sessions.  Whether it is Womens Council or the Chamber of Commerce or the Business Women of the County you are expanding the possibility of getting your listings shown or finding someone who needs to buy or sell or has someone they know who needs your services.  You need to network more!  You need to prospect more! I love prospecting, It is unbelievable how many buyers and sellers you find just by asking for business.  I also spoke to a insurance agent today as well as bankers, title people, and home inspectors.  Get out there and make some contacts!  Have some fun doing it!

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Rainmaker
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Vickie Arcuri
ONE Sotheby's International Realty - Fort Lauderdale, FL
South Florida Luxury Real Estate
Hi Cheryl, I agree!  Networking is definitely very vital to the success of our business!  I'm a member of one of my local Chambers + a few other groups and will be joining WCR this year.  Keep up the great work and welcome to AR (I see you're fairly new here) :o)
Mar 14, 2008 01:46 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Cheryl S . Glover
Keller Williams Classic III Realty - Clermont, FL
CIPS, CRS, Green, GRI, SFR, TRC,
Thanks Vickie!  I appreciate the welcome!  Hopefully I will meet you at a Florida Womens Council event or the FAR convention!
Mar 14, 2008 01:57 PM #2
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Ray Zwart
Sassone Realty - Montgomery, NY
CRS, ABR, SRES - Lower Hudson Valley Real Estate

Cheryl,

Sue J and I were just talking about this yesterday, about the importance of networking and prospecting. We came to the same conclusion...you have to ask... for the listing, referral,if someone is looking a home or the service of a Realtor. Great reminder of what we ARE to be doing!

Ray 

Mar 14, 2008 11:29 PM #3
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Cheryl S . Glover
Keller Williams Classic III Realty - Clermont, FL
CIPS, CRS, Green, GRI, SFR, TRC,

Ray,

Thanks for the comment.  It is always good to be reminded.  Is your market heating up in Pine Bush? It looks like ours is finally moving a bit.  Take care!  Sell, sell, sell!

Mar 15, 2008 03:42 PM #4
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Ray Zwart
Sassone Realty - Montgomery, NY
CRS, ABR, SRES - Lower Hudson Valley Real Estate

Cheryl,

It kind of ebs and flows, very busy a week ago, slower last week. Buyers are hard to move off the fence, they think tomorrow will be a better day, and they are missing good opportunities. It's a constant battle against the media negativity. Let's heat up the market!!! happy selling!

Ray 

Mar 15, 2008 10:18 PM #5
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
Good reminder. . I agree it is a great networking opportunity.
Mar 16, 2008 01:19 AM #6
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Mike Tetreau
William Raveis Real Estate - Fairfield, CT - Fairfield, CT
ABR, CRS, GRI, Sales Vice President
On one hand things are definitely starting off slow in Fairfield and the surrounding towns...on the other hand, we are no longer too busy to network...thanks for the reminder...Mike
Mar 16, 2008 02:33 AM #7
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Kay Bennett
First Realty Company - Cookeville, TN
Your Best Cookeville Area Agent!

Most of the agents in my area do really well the old fashioned networking and prospecting way.  Nothing like going out and talking to people..it really works!

Feb 19, 2013 05:35 AM #8
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Cheryl - Thank you for the information about networking and prospecting in your local market.

Feb 19, 2013 08:23 AM #9
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