7 Ways to be Unforgettable When Meeting People

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This time of year offers plenty of social occasions! Real estate agents who remain astute to opportunity can create memorable impressions that last far into the future. We found some good suggestions from Inc. magazine, and we're including some tips of our own!

1. Master the basics. Your in-person skills count! Make eye contact, smile, have an upbeat attitude, and be authentic. Refrain from being a salesperson. Instead, pay honest attention to the people you meet, learn about them, and remember their names!

Tip: when meeting a new acquaintance, use the person's name immediately, and use it in the conversation as often as possible.

2. Ask about favorite hobbies and interests. Odds are, you have something in common, whether it's a favorite sport, a type of food, or a pastime. Even if you're worlds apart, you'll still be learning about the personality and lifestyle of the other person.

3. Summarize yourself in a niche. Agents often make the mistake of blurting, "I'm a real estate agent!" Your listener may know 20 other agents. Try identifying yourself in a way that invites more curiosity. Such as, "I help people find the best homes in Arlington," or, "I help people leverage their equity and move up."

Tip: instead of falling back on a title, explain what you do - and why you love doing it.

4. Don't wear out your welcome. Take an active interest in the other person, share a bit about yourself, and then warmly excuse yourself. Talking to the point of awkward silence only backfires.

5. Do ask for an email address. Enter it in your phone, and send a quick test message right away.

6. Have some pizazz.  A well-groomed appearance should be complimented by distinctive traits. Whether you wear humorous ties, wear an unusual (but tasteful) piece of jewelry, or insist on being called by your nickname "Cookie", present yourself in a memorable manner. Be an icebreaker.

7. Compliment your host and show appreciation.  People put a lot of work into holiday parties and events. Seek out your host or hostess before you leave and thank them for inviting you. Instead of slipping out of the party, also be sure to make a round of brief, but warm goodbyes to the guests you've met. Thank them for speaking with you. If you haven't done so already, offer to stay in touch,  and obtain email addresses.

Too busy to mingle? Let RealSupport help you with your marketing and social media! Contact us today!

Bonita Breit

Copywriting &  Marketing Specialist

RealSupport, Inc.


Re-Blogged 5 times:

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  3. Winston Heverly 02/10/2016 10:37 PM
  4. Praful Thakkar 02/22/2016 01:28 AM
  5. Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME. 04/17/2016 07:58 PM
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Kevin Shin
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
& Team

Right kind of advices in the right time. thanks.

Dec 16, 2015 01:31 PM #50
Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.

Great post and I read ideas on how to improve what I am doing.  Thanks for the post!

Dec 16, 2015 06:57 PM #51
Maria Gilda Racelis
Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington - Manchester, CT
Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!

Seven pointers worthy of remembering. Thank you

Dec 16, 2015 07:59 PM #52
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

Great information and the catchy title caught my interest.  I love the one about being called by the nick name, "cookie."  That is funny, but cute.  I like it!

Dec 16, 2015 09:29 PM #53
Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Always important to thank the host/hostess for the invitation before leaving the party! #6 has me thinking....

Dec 17, 2015 12:45 AM #54
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks for sharing these tips, we seem to have a full schedule of events coming up where some of these will be very useful.

Dec 17, 2015 02:46 PM #55
Robin Smith
Pine Knoll Shores Realty - Pine Knoll Shores, NC
It's a beautiful day on the Crystal Coast!

I especially like the email idea. I hadn't thought of that - great way to build the contacts list!


Dec 18, 2015 12:18 AM #57
Margaret Barnes-DelColle

Put all the information that's on your business card in your contacts. When you meet someone if you give them a card they may lose it. Holding your phone ask for their cell number and text them your contact info.
You may want to have REALTOR before your first name.
Then you have their cell number. They have all your contact info and when they can't remember your name they just need to search REALTOR.
That's my tip for the day! Great Post. Happy Holidays!

Dec 18, 2015 12:23 AM #58
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Real essential point:

Seek out your host or hostess before you leave and thank them for inviting you. Also be sure to make a round of brief, but warm goodbyes to the guests you've met

Dec 19, 2015 08:17 PM #59
Chris Lima
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you.

Great points and tips.  Thanks!

Dec 20, 2015 12:18 AM #60
Robin Hobbs
Front Gate Realty - Madison, MS

Great tips and perfect timing!

Dec 21, 2015 04:41 AM #61
Irina Tibbits
Panhandle Real Estate, Inc - Panama City, FL
Investment, Sellers, Buyers,Relocation

Great !

Thank you for sharing !

Dec 21, 2015 11:39 AM #62
Jack Conte
JC Seminars - Fair Oaks, CA
Teacher Of Singular Knowledge To Realtos-Attorneys


Depending where you meet the person and this can be almost anywhere, in a grocery store line, waiting for your car at the dealer sincerely compliment them on something unique, a part of clothing, children, even articulation and always remember to say thank you (and if they have a name tag) thank them by name. You will be surprised at their reaction. It has probably happened to you?


Dec 31, 2015 02:00 AM #63
MaryBeth Mills Muldowney
TradeWinds Realty Group LLC - Braintree, MA
Massachusetts Broker Owner

Great ideas and so funny my nickname is "Cookie" - only childhood friends and relatives still call me "Cookie" - maybe I should start to use it professionally too!

Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2016 07:20 AM #64
Patty Wilson
Purple Door Team - Tallahassee, FL
Residential Sales; Appraiser; Radio Show Host

this was such a challenge for me in the beginning of my career.  thank you for posting.  i work at being purposeful at approaching new people.

Jan 04, 2016 04:03 AM #65
Bill Roberts
Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
"Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner

Hi, all, I was introduced to your post by the re-blog from Winston Heverly I am now following you.

Bill Roberts

Feb 11, 2016 12:29 AM #66
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Great tips. Congrats on the Feature!  

Feb 22, 2016 01:53 AM #67
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Thanks for excellent networking tips.

Feb 22, 2016 09:16 AM #68
Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME.
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

Very good points? Thanks.

Mar 06, 2016 07:12 PM #69
Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME.
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

Some very good information that I would not mind rebloging if that option were available.  I wonder why not?

Jul 17, 2016 09:15 PM #70
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