I have been in the real estate business for 2 years. I know at first you rely heavily on family and friends to help get you clients. You spend a lot of time in the office doing floor duty to get more clients off the signs of the listings the office have. You may even reap the benefit of a walk-in buyer or seller. My first closed deal was a seller that walked in.
I enjoy what I do. I believe it shows. I have had now a few of my clients give me referrals. I will be closing with one of the referrals probably the end of this week or early next week.
I did personally call my past clients and thank them for the referral. They told me that they gave the friend my name and information. He told them that I would look out for their best interests and not convince them to buy a home that was not for them.
I also believe that the blogs from fellow rainers has helped me grow. I have also referred people moving to other areas of the country by using active rain to find an agent for them.