Meet People Face-to-Face. It’s Better than Social Media for Business

Reblogger Gabe Sanders
Real Estate Agent with Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales 3090099

On-line leads, Internet websites, cold calling, and the list goes on and on for ways to generate business.  But, the most effective way to gain referrals and future clients is meeting them in person and establishing a good rapport.

Original content by Ron and Alexandra Seigel DRE00893924

Many agents are getting lazy about meeting new people face-to-face. They spend too much time in front of their computers on social media hoping to generate business or referrals. This represents an excellent opportunity for YOU to stand out from the crowd, if you are willing to venture forth into your community.

 

We always encourage our real estate clients to focus on meeting as many people as possible and doing so face-to-face. This should become an integral part of your brand strategy as well.  You may find that this strategy works better than Social Media and is a lot more fun! Inevitably the question that follows is WHERE do I meet these people?

 

We say, “FOLLOW YOUR INTERESTS!” There are many opportunities to get involved in the community. Find those that speak to who you are; follow your passions.

 

Do not participate with the hidden agenda of just drumming up real estate business.  Participate because you enjoy it. Business will come naturally, because people like to do business with other like-mined people.

 

An agent in San Francisco is a fan of the opera.  San Francisco happens to have a great opera house with very passionate patrons and fans.  This agent became a volunteer in the organization. Her strong support and enthusiasm led to direct business and many referrals.

 

In communities where the great outdoor lifestyle is key, some of our clients get involved in cycling events and races.  One of them has his real estate company sponsor him.  Another is a top-notch tennis player and has joined the tennis club in the community in which he works. 

 

Another client is a ski instructor.  She takes her clients on ski tours of the mountains that surround her community. Since her niche is ski-in/ski-out condos, this strategy works quite well, especially when showing this type of property.

 

Take a moment and write down your interests. Find out what is happening in your community that matches your passions!  Meet more people face-to-face and you will enjoy Social Media itself even more.  

Written by Ron & Alexandra Seigel-

ABOUT:  Napa Consultants, International is the leader in brand strategy for the luxury real estate industry.  They work exclusively with professionals who are passionate about gaining or sustaining market leadership. With an expertise in personal branding, company branding, luxury real estate website design and social media marketing they help their clients become the breakaway brand in their marketplace.

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Evelyn Johnston
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This is such a great post to reblog...You have to go out and meet people face to face, just like you said!

Oct 01, 2016 11:26 AM #1
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Mark Loewenberg
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so face to face you say?  I heard that used to be all the rage in the past!

Oct 01, 2016 11:57 AM #2
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Lisa Von Domek
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Gabe Sanders 

Great choice for a reblog!

Oct 01, 2016 02:52 PM #3
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Praful Thakkar
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That indeed is a great re-blog Gabe Sanders - meeting Face-to-face is important.

Oct 01, 2016 04:38 PM #4
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Laura Cerrano
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The ideal is the ideal for a reason: it works to work miracles. let's everybody move those mountains!

Oct 01, 2016 04:55 PM #5
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Maria Sapio
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Thank you for choosing to re-blog this post.  Indeed, following our interests is a great way to meet new people and have a common ground...

Oct 01, 2016 06:27 PM #6
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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you for reblogging the post. I missed reading the original one.

Oct 01, 2016 09:30 PM #7
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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Thank you for the post! There is nothing better than face to face meeting. Social networking, texting, emails and phone calls do not show facial expressions and an opportunity to really connect on a personal basis.

Oct 02, 2016 03:49 AM #8
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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Gabe

Meeting people face to face is a great way to connect with people and to build lasting lasting business relationships.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 02, 2016 07:21 AM #9
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Gabe, i am with you.  Nothing beats a warm handshake and a smile in building a relationship and trust with others.

Oct 02, 2016 10:11 AM #10
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is an excellent selection for a reblog. Have an outstanding week.

Oct 02, 2016 11:35 PM #11
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my re-blog.

Oct 17, 2016 02:27 AM #12
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Thanks. Your comments are always appreciated!

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