Before Contracts | Handshakes | People Needing People | Still Needed

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The real estate business is like no other.  In our business, it’s who you know that is most important. What you know and/or don’t know will all fall into place along the way. That’s a frightening statement to make, but it’s true! Those who know people and know the business are sitting on top of the real estate pile.

 

 

The original method of marketing in the real estate business was networking. Those were the days when deals were put together on a hand shake. Thankfully, rules came into play and the hand shake was nothing more than a thank you, after the written agreements were signed!

 

 

We are again fully relying on who we know to secure our future listings. There continues to be an extreme sellers’ market across most of the country. Listings are very slim in our town, and the team members are beating the pavement plus making phone calls to past clients in an attempt to “shake some fruit from the trees.”

 

Most people appreciate hearing from past clients. How quickly we forget about the true nature of our business. It’s a people business.  People knowing People; People needing People; and finally People helping People!

We have been fairly successful with “touching base” with past clients and acquaintances. They don’t need to be friends. They need to people who know other people. They are the key to success in any tight market.

 

 

There’s no time like the present to shake that fruit from the tree….

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Barbara Todaro

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Rainmaker
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It’s important to make sure that I get that human connection going on with whoever I’m with.

Jan 10, 2020 11:56 PM #30
Rainmaker
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It will have energy that is contagious in the best possible way when done correctly and naturally, I believe Debra Leisek

Jan 10, 2020 11:57 PM #31
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Laura Cerrano energy is very contagious.... but beware, the opposite state spreads quickly when you're in that group of people...

Debra Leisek people have the power.....they need to channel it properly....

Debe Maxwell, CRS people love to help others..... and all one needs to do is ask for some help....or indicate in a subtle manner that it's needed... and you are always there to help.... thank you for that.

Jan 11, 2020 02:30 AM #32
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Kathy Streib it's not probable for one to succeed in our business without the help of people....we are in a people business!!

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland people who know people are "the luckiest people in the world"  as the rest of that song goes!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 11, 2020 02:33 AM #33
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Brian England there's only so much low hanging fruit.... and most of it rots because it just hangs there....

Michael Jacobs you say it so much better than I....

Jan 11, 2020 02:35 AM #34
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Nothing beats that old school interaction, communication and letting the customer know they are taken care of. Being able to answer questions and soothe their fears. It beats computer based real estate selling every day

Jan 11, 2020 04:55 AM #35
Rainmaker
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Real estate is really all about people and relationships. If someone doesn't know you, they're less likely to call you to list their home!

Jan 11, 2020 05:11 AM #36
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

This has always been, and will always be first a COMMUNICATIONS business and then a RESOURCES business. 
Good news! AI cannot replace us. EVER. bwahahahaha suck it Alexa! 

 

Jan 11, 2020 05:58 AM #37
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons

Hi Barbara: "Shake that fruit from the tree" is the best by-line I have heard in a long while. We all forget what it was like in the good old days when all we had was our presence at events, at open houses and doing charity work--It is all coming back to that and shaking hands as we go is the best way to engage! Great post...  

Jan 11, 2020 06:42 AM #38
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

James Dray the internet has made everyone lazy, including older agents...

Candice A. Donofrio those who continue to reach out to people will always have business, no matter what the market may be.... and when one needs business, the contacts who are strong in the marketplace will be there for you, too....

Jan 11, 2020 06:45 AM #39
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Kat Palmiotti that's also where Branding comes into play.... being visible....people like to do business with successful people...

Scott Godzyk you're absolutely right..... Tammy always reaches out and is visible in the marketplace consistently.... I take care of the online marketing.... 

Jan 11, 2020 06:47 AM #40
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA we focus on "shaking that fruit from the tree".... those who are seasoned agent from decades ago have an edge now...."old school" methods will never be eliminated and they are very strong methods today.... newly licensed young people don't have a clue.... they are on their electronic devices around the clock... no one has met them!!!! 

the problem is many of the trainers have never experienced the period "before the internet".... we have the best of both worlds....

Jan 11, 2020 06:51 AM #41
Rainmaker
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Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Real estate really is a people business. Buyers and sellers are at their most vulnerable during the process and often need a lot of guidance. Machines will never replace us.

Jan 11, 2020 12:12 PM #42
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Maria Gilda Racelis
Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington - Manchester, CT
Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!

Good Morning BT,

Getting in touch with my past clients is my primary focus this year. We don't need to sell ourselves to them. They know how we work first hand.

Jan 12, 2020 04:23 AM #43
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

That's right. If you don't like people, it may not be the place for you. 

Jan 12, 2020 06:27 AM #44
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Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

Liking people is the reason I got in to real estate - not for the money but for relationships. I personally think most people see through people who are "salesman" and don't really care about the client but the money. 

Best of luck to all in 2020

Jan 13, 2020 01:29 PM #45
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Sharon Kowitz it radiates with "salesmen"...

Carla Freund I fully agree....

Maria Gilda Racelis you've already "closed them" now you need to make sure they remember you....

Jan 13, 2020 02:25 PM #46
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Jane Peters Artificial Intelligence will never have that human, people to people touch....

Jan 13, 2020 02:27 PM #47
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Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Listings are slim in my town too. Funny I just posted a blog about what people  have written about in the past that have helped them generate listing leads and listings.

Jan 13, 2020 02:34 PM #48
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I'll check it out, Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan 

Jan 13, 2020 02:52 PM #49
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