ActiveRain Is The Best Source For Referrals

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291
http://activerain.com/droplet/5bcd

 

Over the years, I have sent out many referrals and for the past decade, most of these agents have been found right here on ActiveRain.

After speaking to so many agents and really getting to know them, my comfort level is high as opposed to choosing an unknown agent just because they may have the right Alphabet Soup letters after their name.

 

 

Just yesterday, one of my clients told me they were leaving this weekend for a week in Florida. They found an area  and were going down to see some properties.

 Since it was in a community that an AR member lives and works,

I picked up the phone and called my broker contact. We had a lovely conversation and got caught up on the happenings of the past year. 

After I was sure this was the right area and that my friend was still very active in RE, I mentioned my client. This agent had recently started a new brokerage, moving from a big box company and sounds perfect.

Until this comes to fruition, I am not giving out this members name. 

It's important to choose the right professional.

 

 

The first place I look for a referral source is ActiveRain. When I have an area that a client is interested in...I start my research.

It's not enough that they have a designation or are the top producer.

What I'm looking for is to match the buyer/seller's personality and needs to the right Realtor® 

 

It can work both ways. This past year I was the recipient of 

wonderful buyer clients, sent from a lender in California

This was one of the smoothest transactions with delightful buyers. The knowledgeable, attentive, kind and sensitive John Meussner  sent these clients just from knowing me on ActiveRain.

 

Thanks for the referral

 

Referrals from other agents and past clients do not come by asking why I'm not getting referrals.

They do not come by asking why do others receive referrals.

They  do not come from the absence of blogging.

They do not come if members do not know you.

They do not come from demanding proof that blogging works.

They are not going to come from paying big bucks for  the promise of hundreds of referrals.

 

Referrals come from giving and sharing and working hard.

You also get clients the same way!

 

This post is being submitted for Debbie Reynolds March Contest.

 

ActiveRain Is The Best Source For Referrals.

 

 

Margaret Rome

 

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Terry McCarley Good to hear. Hope you will share the experience with us.

Mar 08, 2018 07:41 AM #56
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson That's for sure. Blogging gives us that insight and it is always good to see you!

Mar 08, 2018 07:43 AM #57
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Erik Lilyquist
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thanks for the post.  I have been on AR for years, but only recently got back into using it.  I continue to learn each day more and more things about others in our area of profession, whether here in AZ or elsewhere.  

I would love to start providing referrals to AR people.  I sure woudln't mind getting them either.   It's great to see how referrals have worked for other AR memebers.. 

 

Thanks again, 

 

Mar 08, 2018 08:26 AM #58
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Erik Lilyquist They dont work overnight. Many of us have been here for many years blogging and connecting with other members. Hope you will join in..so much to learn, to share and yes even get referrals.

Mar 08, 2018 08:57 AM #59
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Takes research to match the client to the agent, doesn't always work due to personalities but AR is a great guide as you can often know a person through their writing.

Mar 08, 2018 10:36 AM #60
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John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

When I need to refer to another agent in another part of the country, my search always starts in AR.

I think I am able to find out a lot about the agent here. Look at their posts and how they comment.

Then, I always make a phone call for a personal get to know them.

Thanks for the share.

Mar 08, 2018 12:44 PM #61
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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
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I do feel that we get to know each other here. That makes sending a referral much easier.

Mar 08, 2018 01:14 PM #62
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Elva Branson-Lee
Solid Source Realty GA - Atlanta, GA
CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent

Agreed. Getting to know other AR members is great for matching out-of-area referrals to the best agents.

Mar 08, 2018 01:32 PM #63
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Michael Eisenberg
eXp Realty - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham Real Estate Guy

I too have sent several referrals out over the years to AR members,

Mar 08, 2018 03:24 PM #64
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 Just like anything, it takes research to find the right match.

Mar 08, 2018 06:28 PM #65
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John Wiley Do your research and follow up with a phone call. You know I approve of that. 

 

Mar 08, 2018 06:32 PM #66
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Marte Cliff When you know someone, you are comfortable with referring them. Just have a designation or city is not enough for me to make that referral.

Mar 08, 2018 06:33 PM #67
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Elva Branson-Lee It is a really good way matching up the right professionals with our special clients.

Mar 08, 2018 06:35 PM #68
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Michael Eisenberg As you continue to refer out...you have a pretty good chance of getting referrals.

Mar 08, 2018 06:36 PM #69
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Sham Reddy
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
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Referrals are the lifeline of my business!!!

Referrals from other agents and past clients do not come by asking why I'm not getting referrals. They do not come by asking why do others receive referrals.

Mar 09, 2018 03:56 AM #70
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Dana Basiliere
Rossi & Riina Real Estate - Williston, VT
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I received a referral from an activerain agent last year. It worked out perfectly and the young couple was a delight to work with.

Mar 09, 2018 06:17 AM #71
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Hi Sham Reddy  And I may have someone moving back to your area. I will let you know if it works out. Always good to see you my friend.

Mar 09, 2018 03:28 PM #72
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Dana Basiliere  This is the kind of story we all love to hear. Thanks for sharing.

Mar 09, 2018 03:29 PM #73
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Dörte Engel
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Dear Margaret,

A lot of people here seem to do what needs doing. That is what most people want.

Mar 09, 2018 09:14 PM #74
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Dörte Engel  Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

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