Referrals Matter- March ActiveRain Contest

Real Estate Agent with Platinum Properties TN Broker: 208698

Steps to Picking the Right Referral Agent

Referrals Matter

It doesn't take long for a new agent to figure out that sending referrals to agents in other parts of the country can be a wonderful income source but only if the receiving agent can close the deal. There is much more involved than just randomly picking a name and hoping for the best. You want to make sure your referral is taken care of properly and it closes.

This contest is asking for you to share the steps you take to make the right fit. Where do you go to find agents in the referral area? How do you decide who is qualified and who's just has a pretty face with a lot of letters or words behind their names?

Do you rely on those agents you have personally met at conventions or through your franchise or professional networks? Does the sex of the agent matter? Does the age of the agent or time in the business matter? Do designations sway you in any way?

How much involvement do you have after the referral has been sent? Are updates on the progress important or do you just want to see the referral check at the end?

Do you have any secret tips that could help others do a better job matching the referral to the selected agent? What are you success rates on having your referrals closed?

I am asking you to be honest and tell us what is important to you. If you are not in real estate sales but in another business, imagine how you would go about referring a special person or family member to someone in another area needing the same type of service as you offer (even if you could serve them wherever they may go). If you are retired from the business, share how you think it should be done. Remember, Referrals Matter.

One entry per person. Post a link to your contest entry in the comment section below by the Deadline at Midnight on March 31, PDT. You will then receive 1500 points sometime in early April. There will also be 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners for the ones that enlighten me the most. 1st Place will receive an extra 2000 points, 2nd Place will receive an additional 1500 points and 3rd Place will get a bonus of 1000 points. 


Additionally, add a graphic or photo to spiff up your post and try to make your post at least 300 words. I have a feeling some of you will have a lot to say on the subject so this shouldn't be difficult to do.


We all want to learn, make money and when it comes to placing referrals we usually only get one chance to do it right the first time. This is one area we don't want a miss.

Posted by

 Centruy 21 Platinum Properties2130 Wilma Rudolph Blvd.

Clarksville, TN 37040

When you need Real Estate services in Clarksville TN

                  it would be my pleasure to assist you!                             

Debbie Reynolds
"The Real Debbie Reynolds"

Check out all Clarksville TN Real Estate on My Website

931-771-9070 Office | 931-320-6730 Cell

Clarksville TN Homes 


 Google Plus       Follow me on YouTube       



Re-Blogged 3 times:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Real Estate Best Practices
Lessons Learned
ActiveRain Contests

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Tracy Lee Parker

  I love and respect referrals! Here is my entry

Mar 22, 2018 09:49 AM #70
Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro

Here you go Debbie. Thanks for hosting the contest.


Referrals are a sacred trust

Mar 23, 2018 08:23 AM #71
Dusty Rhoton SRS, MRES, ABR, SRES, GRI
RE/MAX Fine Properties - Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Real Estate

Referrals REALLY do matter and here's my best tips to share:

Referrals - The Finest Compliment

Mar 24, 2018 09:11 AM #72
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

I got help! Here is my entry! Thanks for the opportunity!

Mar 25, 2018 02:46 PM #73
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
Mar 25, 2018 09:09 PM #74
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Hi, Debbie!   Great contest.  I enjoyed reading several of the posts.

Here is my entry:

   How I Chose the Real Estate Broker Who I Referred You To

Mar 27, 2018 03:06 PM #75
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Debbie,  Thank you for hosting this March contest.  My entry is here

Mar 27, 2018 06:18 PM #76
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Debbie. Here is my entry for the March contest: Referrals Matter! Referrals Rock! How I Choose Agents To Refer To

Mar 28, 2018 05:39 AM #77
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Hi Debbie. 
Here is my entry: Why & How Referrals Matter: Wenatchee, WA 

Thanks for hosting this contest.

Mar 28, 2018 07:01 AM #78
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi Debbie Reynolds 

Here's my entry for the March Referrals Matter contest

Mar 28, 2018 07:13 AM #79
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate

Debbie Reynolds here is my criteria to Get On My Referral Dartboard

Mar 28, 2018 09:31 AM #80
Elizabeth Bouchard
Long & Foster Realtors - Arlington, VA
Associate Broker in Northern Virginia

Here is my entry in the March Referrals Matter Contest

How I Choose Who to Trust My Referrals To

Mar 29, 2018 08:31 AM #81
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Debbie

Great contest, and good learning from reading others' posts.

Here's How I Use My Referral List and How to Get on It.


Mar 30, 2018 08:03 AM #82
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debbie, when doing relocation for so many years, inbound and outgoing referrals is a constant.

Referrals are a BIG part of our Business when you do Relocation!

Mar 30, 2018 11:41 AM #83
Susan Jacobsen
The Alliance Group Realty - Hilton Head Island, SC
20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service

Debbie - as usual, you've given us another terrific contest!

Here's my entry - 


Mar 30, 2018 01:06 PM #84
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hi Debbie! Thank you for hosting - once again! We are so grateful for all you do for us in the Rain and we certainly don't tell you enough!

Here is my entry:


Referrals - There are More Ways of Drawing a Cat out of a Well than Using a Bucket! 

Mar 30, 2018 09:45 PM #85
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Here is mine Debbie and THANK YOU for the contest!

Mar 31, 2018 06:38 AM #86
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Realty Beachside power by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Brevard County, Florida coastal connection!

Made it! Inserting pics is still a problem...

Referrals - My way - Here's the 411

Fun contest, thanks Debbie!

Mar 31, 2018 10:36 PM #87
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Here is my - almost last minute entry Debbie Reynolds -

The Way I Refer... 

Mar 31, 2018 11:14 PM #88
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks Debbie, here is my contribution to the contest, hope you like it.

Mar 31, 2018 11:16 PM #89
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Debbie Reynolds

Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
Clarksville and Real Estate are my specialities! May I help you?
Spam prevention

Additional Information