You might think, "Hey, shouldn't you have asked "what IS your reputation?""
Well actually, no.
In a perfect world, we have one unified reputation. Good or bad, we are who we are.
We have multiple places and audiences to form our reputations.
With my blog I have the opportunity to convince consumers with interest in Cincinnati patio homes that we REALLY know the niche. Then when they contact us I either make or break that reputation with the knowledge I bring to the table.
With my blog, questions asked and answered and commenting, I also have the opportunity to form a reputation with Rainers who may or may not send me referrals based on how I interact with other Rainers (it's not a spotless record, but I do take the Ambassador responsibilities seriously).
Then we have our social media reputation. Some of you may behave here in the Rain, but then are total beasts on Facebook. You may feel really strongly about certain issues, and how you play in that sandbox contributes to reputations.
And of course you have your local reputation with other agents. There aren't many agents that fall into this category, but there are some that I hope my buyers NEVER are attracted to a listing of theirs. I'll show them, I'll sell them, I'll get them to the closing table, but I know going in that the other agent practices the vinegar approach.
And of course there's you in the real world, face to face. Me in person, I'm a bit reserved until I get to know people (what do you expect from an engineer?). I can do social for a bit, but I'm never going to be the guy at the convention hanging out at the bar at 1 a.m.
The more of these scenarios I can observe, the better my assessment of someone's reputation. You can fool me over there, but if over here I see a completely different behavior, then I've got to decide which one is the closest to the real you.
That can go well, or break bad Heisenberg.
Until next Tuesday, just Ask An Ambassador if you need help!
Bill of Bill & Liz aka BLiz