what exactly IS the 'referral exchange' program for, anyway?

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams - Hollywood Hills 01409501

I must admit some level of confusion as pertains to the Active Rain Referral Exchange feature.  When I first signed up for Active Rain, my understanding was that it was just what it sounded like. If I had a client looking to buy in some other city or state, I could place a referral request on there and hopefully get them matched up with a like minded agent who'd be a good fit.  Just give the details of what they're looking for, price range, area, time frame, what my referral fee is, etc.

But at least once a day, I get postings from people simply pushing a listing they have, asking for lender information, people looking for leases, etc.

Hmmm.....is it just me?

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Heather Peck
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Hi Jefferson - I have actually referred out buyers and sellers to agents I thought might be a good fit for what they're trying to accomplish.  I have also been able to network with other agents across the country this way.

I don't like other agents pushing their listings (that's what I use other marketing means for), but do like the blogs and learn a lot of great information on them.

Don't give up on referral exchange.  I will admit that I have referred out more than I've gotten, but I do believe you have to give to receive.

Heather in Las Vegas

Jun 13, 2008 05:39 AM #1
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VONCIA SHEPARD, CERTIFIED ECOBROKER,CDPE
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY ATLANTA PERIMETER - Atlanta, GA
"Integrity in Every Detail"

I am very happy that I am not the only one confused about the referral exchange. I thought it was for matching clients with realtors from other states or even cities outside of my service area in my own state. It does appear that agents are using it to promote their listings. I will remain positive and take Heather's advice and not give up on referral exchange.

Jun 13, 2008 04:40 PM #2
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