It Is All About The Right Relationships

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com 1-16940-1B
https://activerain.com/droplet/4PZR

Hull Bay

 

It is all about the right relationships" is a phrase I have heard for years in real estate.  And it is.  The benefit  and the  challenge in this day of electronic everything is that your potential sphere is so vast it can seem overwhelming. This week Joe Petrowsky  of Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. confirmed one of the best methods of developing "the right relationships".

So how do you work the right relationships? Many companies and individuals will reach out to you, how do you select who will not only benefit your business? How can you be an enhancement to them? Most important who can you trust? It is all about the right relationships.

 

We all have been encouraged to join different communities, LinkedIn , Facebook, ActiveRain, just to name a few.  There seems to  be a new forum every day. Which one is worth the time and effort. With each one being dynamic you have to interact daily to keep and build the right relationships.  If you work all of the venues you would not have time to sleep much less benefit from whatever relationships and contacts you might make.

 

Joe Petrowsky and I met here on ActiveRain. watching each others blogs.  He is in the mortgage business ,an obviously essential component of the real estate business. The other day he had customers who expressed an interest in possibly owning property in the Caribbean. Joe reached out to me and put me together with his customers, building the right relationship.  I reached out to his customers, now potentially my customers as well. While they may not be ready to buy tomorrow, their dream is growing and taking shape, and eventually will become a reality.

While Right Trac does not yet write mortgages in the Virgin Islands, Joe is licensed in 8 states.  I do have customers who either already have homes on the mainland  who may need refinancing or they have friends and relatives who move to the mainland and will buy property there and will need mortgages. Reciprocity is essential to buildig the right relationships. 

ActiveRain seems to attract not only professionals essential to the real estate business but my experience has been, really nice people you will like,  so you are able to build real relationships as well. 

 

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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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You are so right Tanya. One of the main reasons I participate with Activerain, is the relationships. I refer many throughout the AR family, which is the way I see it.

I have done two mortgages in the past, but they understand I am a resource for them , so when they called saying they wanted to retire to the Islands, St. Thomas was their first choice. They were very impressed when I said, I know just who to call.

Just so you know they let me know, you were great!

Jun 09, 2015 04:44 AM #1
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Tanya - With just about everything, building the right relationships can sure make it more rewarding. That is why I enjoy AR.

Jun 09, 2015 05:39 AM #2
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Irene D. Lockel
Netter Real Estate - West Islip, NY
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Great Post!  Lots of luck...and this business is about relationships....all the way around! 

Jun 09, 2015 07:01 AM #3
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Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com - St Thomas, VI
Improving the Quality of Your Life

Joe Petrowsky thank you for stopping by!

So true Troy Erickson!

Best of luck with you also Irene Lockel!

Jun 09, 2015 11:50 AM #4
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Tanya

Great story . . . . our long success in the real estate industry will build on the foundation of our relationships.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jun 10, 2015 10:45 AM #5
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Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com - St Thomas, VI
Improving the Quality of Your Life

Right you are Lou! Relationships build a foundation and are what continues that success or makes you falter if you don't nourish those relationships. Have a great day!

Jun 11, 2015 01:12 AM #6
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Barbara Michaluk
Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434 - Silver Spring, MD
Top Producing / Full Service REALTOR in Marylan

Tanya, I agree that it's crucial in this business to build the right relationships with others who can benefit from our referrals. Whether it's lenders, contractors or personal friends, these relationships helps grow our business for years  to come.

Jun 12, 2015 09:15 PM #7
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Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com - St Thomas, VI
Improving the Quality of Your Life

Very true Barbara. I am not sure anyone can do it by themselves and harnessing your power base of people within your sphere of influence can go a long way. Especially for Realtors and the group of people you mentioned.

Jun 13, 2015 08:25 AM #8
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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Tanya

What a beautiful setting in the photo.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 11, 2015 01:00 PM #9
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Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin

Tanya Van Blake-Coleman 

 

Great post, love the picture. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. 

Jul 17, 2015 05:05 AM #10
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Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com - St Thomas, VI
Improving the Quality of Your Life

Thank you Lou, and same to you Alan! There are a lot of nice views here if you know anyone wanting to move to the Virgin Islands! Good luck and success to you!

Jul 20, 2015 04:43 AM #11
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Tanya Van Blake-Coleman Building relationships here at ActiveRain is not only good business but fun.  Good luck wih Joe's clients.

Aug 15, 2015 11:07 AM #12
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Johnny Davis
Florida Realty Investments - Clermont, FL
Where SOLD Happens!

It's all about WHO you know!!

Aug 22, 2015 01:33 AM #13
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Kameela Wardsworth
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC

This is so TRUE! Relationships are critical to our business. More importantly maintaining them and building new ones. I agree with you that social media sites are great tools, but can take up a lot of time! LOL Great post and thank you for sharing.

Sep 18, 2015 01:01 AM #14
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Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com - St Thomas, VI
Improving the Quality of Your Life

Thank you for stopping by Kameela Wardsworth! Social media can take time but its also important to use it effectively to make that time worth it.

Sep 18, 2015 02:38 AM #15
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Barbara Michaluk
Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434 - Silver Spring, MD
Top Producing / Full Service REALTOR in Marylan

This is all very good advice. Happy 4th of July, enjoy your day!

Jul 03, 2016 08:09 PM #16
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