“Take Every Opportunity to Give Out Your Business Cards”

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Mortgage and Lending with Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 NMLS # 6869

“Take Every Opportunity to Give Out Your Business Cards”

 

 

 

 

I read your blogs all the time on FB. We actually met a couple of years ago when we were waiting in line at motor vehicle, any way you gave me your card. I googled your name and liked what I was reading.

 

I'm ready to buy and just need to know where I stand. If you could please get back to me at your earliest convenience, sorry to send this through your website.

 

I am going to have to spend more time waiting in line. This is the second time I have given out my business card waiting in a motor vehicle line.

 

Do you take every opportunity to connect with people? What better opportunity than waiting in a slow moving line. So instead of being upset with how slow the line is moving, take advantage of the opportunity.

 

After speaking with this person it turns out he is not quite ready, but he now has a pathway and understanding of what he needs to do over the next few months.

 

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Joe Petrowsky, NMLS #6869

Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS #2709

110 Main St.

Manchester, Ct. 06042

Office: 860 647-7701 x116

Fax: 860 647-8940

Cell: 860 836-9294

Email: joe@righttracfg.com

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  1. Praful Thakkar 08/31/2016 12:47 PM
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Rainmaker
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Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
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Joe, interesting since younger buyers say they throw them out I don't order them anymore...I send them a link to my web site but if biz cards work for you that is just great!

Feb 07, 2016 09:57 PM #31
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Those little billboards that get passed around have shelf life beyond just something online that catches the edge of their eye or not. The business card still works and is easy to tuck away with important papers that gets brought out, or pinned to a bulletin board. Put them at local diners, on the community bulletin boards. Not tacky. It is all about visibility, exposure, frequency in marketing.

Feb 07, 2016 10:26 PM #32
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Nice reminder, Joe. As an impatient New Yorker, my first instinct is to get annoyed at the wait instead of handing out a business card.

Feb 07, 2016 11:47 PM #33
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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Great job Joe, you have to talk to people about what you do.  And you are great at that!

Feb 09, 2016 10:56 AM #34
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

 

                        Thank you Joe Petrowsky for my Ah-ha moment. 

Feb 13, 2016 08:51 AM #35
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
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Something I don't do often enough and should, thanks for the reminder.

Feb 13, 2016 08:46 PM #36
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Joe Petrowsky This reminds me of Sandy and I when in public. She never seems to have her cards with her and will often turn to me asking me for a business cards as I carry for both of us.  You just never know when that opportunity for a new 'touch' will occur.

Feb 13, 2016 08:48 PM #37
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Joe Petrowsky ,

So glad to see Kathy Streib featured this in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week. I was hoping she would as I do believe having those professional cards ready to give out!!

Feb 13, 2016 10:36 PM #38
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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I can see why Kathy chose your post to be part of her weekly summary!   Great stuff!

Feb 13, 2016 10:57 PM #39
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I just gave out one yesterday!

I really need to do it much more often!

Feb 13, 2016 11:46 PM #40
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Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Opportunity is everywhere Joe, we just have to have our eyes open and some imagination.  Have a wonderful Valentine's Day with your honey!

Feb 14, 2016 01:24 AM #41
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Gay Fallin
Keller William - Frisco, TX

Joe, great advise.  I am going to start my day with 20 cards and when I get home at night they will all been gone.  Thanks for the great story!

Feb 14, 2016 02:28 AM #42
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
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JOe, and I'll bet you do it in the nicest way possible! I LOVE giving out my business cards, as they have a beautiful photo of Fishhawk Lake, which always draws people's attention. I go through Moo and create my own. 

Feb 14, 2016 02:55 AM #43
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Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Debbie Gartner always talks about sitting at Starbucks with her Branded Computer and working to attract attention. I haven't done it yet, but it too sounds like a very wise decision. Getting out and meeting with the public a good thing.

Feb 14, 2016 06:14 AM #44
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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Yes, Janis, it works.  but bear in mind, I don't try to attract people.  They just come up to me.

Feb 14, 2016 06:35 AM #45
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Tammy Lankford,
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I recently read where someone wrote that business cards weren't even needed anymore.  Really?  I am clearly in your camp on this.  I hand them out all the time.

Feb 14, 2016 12:58 PM #46
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Bob Crane
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Lucky for this fellow that he was standing in line with you Joe, I am sure you can get him ready for home ownership soon.

Feb 14, 2016 02:13 PM #47
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Joe, thanks for sharing how handing out business cards works for you.

The bottom line is that we need to be out and finding every opportunity to engage people. Handing out the card helps them remember our conversation and puts information in their hand for ways to contact us. 

I give out tons and people will follow up at some time.

Feb 15, 2016 01:06 AM #48
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Joe Petrowsky I need to develop this good habit for my business for sure....

Feb 15, 2016 02:23 PM #49
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John Meussner
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It's a good habit to keep in mind that every conversation is with a potential client or business partner.  You clearly do a great job keeping that in mind.

Feb 16, 2016 05:15 AM #50
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