Many agents...enjoy working Relocation, It can come in many ways..you might be working with a Relocation company, an agent in your brokerage, an Active Rain Member, a Member who is your desigation/certification, a Facebook group..lots of opportunities. It is a "given" that you will be giving a part of your commission if you receive an assignment...OR getting a portion if you give a referral.
We look for agents in a variety of ways as many agents do....and we don't accept the first person that responds a being "the best" or the only one to be considered. Sometimes you wonder if an agent is captively tuned to Facebook...is he/she doing any business ? As referring agents we have to be impressed by more than your lightning quick response...Soooo what can you tell me...what is the answer to the big WHY should we choose to recommend you...to put our own reputation on the line when we are telling someone YOU are the best agent for the job. You may be a third generation Realtor...Your first word was SOLD...and you cut your teeth on an Offer to Purchase....I don't know that...What is important to the Agent putting their reputation on the line to get YOU a job...so you have been licensed X years.....and done what ? What areas are your specialties...demographically, geographically...your education..are you part of a team...? What part ? Don't write a book but show the agent how your qualifications match the needs of the referring agent.
Has the agent specified HOW they want your response...if it said email...did you pick up the phone to show your enthusiasm ? Hmmmm that means you can't follow directions....that's scary to a referring agent.
In our opinion a response to a referral should be a short elevator "speech" pairing your qualifications/experience with the needs of the person we refer....a great fit is a win/win for everyone !
You might consider "pre writing" a response that can be modified as needed ...you aren't starting from scratch every time...and you have itme to "polish your words" to best describe why you should be selected.
We look forward to referrals and hope that we have earned the opportunity to receive yours AR members ! This has been a professional suggestion post brought to you by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates with EXP Realty honored to be of servce for all things real estate in southeastern Wisconsin.