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Posting a Link to Your DRE for Consumers to Check License Status

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Real Estate Agent with Prudential California Realty
A good idea came to mind today as I was roaming my local Department of Real Estate's website. If you take a minute and think of what it is clients look for in an agent, what comes to mind? Let me tell you what I thought about. I was thinking that maybe linking your personal website or even any publicly visible site that you might use to advertise, to the Department of Real Estate's website for your area. By doing this, the potential client will be able to look up your license status and maybe by seeing a clean record, it will assure them that they are working with a true professional. The most important thing to convey when farming clients, in my opinion would be openly giving them ways to research the person working on their behalf, and convincing them that you are not out to do them wrong. Being that fingers have been pointed at REALTORS and loan officers for this depressed housing market being the way it is, it will be important in the future to prove yourself even more worthy than you have now. I hope everyone out there is doing well and good luck to all!!!
Tom Davis
Harrington ERA,DE Homes For Sale, $$ Save $$ Buy Today ! - Dover, DE
FREE Delaware Homes Search!, $$ Save $$ - Find Homes! Delaware Realtor

Good Job

May 17, 2008 04:59 PM
Jean Powers
Kane & Associates call 510.908.9002 - Alameda, CA
CRS,e-PRO,HAFA,SFR Broker, Northern California

Georgia, I have had the link to DRE on my website for a couple of years, even though DRE hasn't required our DRE number on some marketing materials yet, we all should have it on our business cards

May 17, 2008 05:01 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Great idea!  Thanks for sharing.

Debe in Charlotte

May 17, 2008 05:10 PM
Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

I'm in! Thanks for pointing out the obvious. I really should provide that link.

May 17, 2008 05:25 PM
Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

This is a good idea. Will check into doing this. Thanks for the thought.

May 17, 2008 05:34 PM
Lorinda Ward
Keffer Realty - Norfolk, VA
Serving, Hampton Roads Virginia. Norfolk, Chesapeake, Va Beach

What a great idea!  Thank you for sharing!

May 17, 2008 05:38 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Probably not a bad ideal. As a side note, I've had a real estate license for over 23 years and not once has anyone asked to see my license or check with the the Real Estate Board. However, a link may increase your client's confidence.

Good Post!

May 18, 2008 02:18 AM
Pam Winterbauer
Pam Winterbauer Real Estate - San Ramon, CA
"Providing Blue Ribbon Service"

Georgio......that is a great idea.  Thank you for sharing this with us.

May 20, 2008 02:39 AM
Tina Farinas
Fusion Real Estate Network, Inc. - Roseville, CA
REALTOR, ABR, GRI, SFR, CHS, e-PRO

That is a great idea that I use and continue to use.  It is always good to make notice to consumer that your record is clean.  Most clients would like these information to base whether they would want to work with you.

May 20, 2008 09:57 AM
Debbie Sagorin
Coldwell Banker Realty - Irvine, CA
Marketing Irvine to the Highest Level

Thanks Georgio. I'm going to start putting a DRE link on my websites, so consumers can see that I'm AOK!

Mar 12, 2009 11:01 AM