Ask An Ambassador - What Areas Do You Work In?

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 AZ Broker BR030809000

 

Ask An Ambassador -  What Areas Do You Work In?

 

Lately I've been reading a lot of posts this past 3 months and I've noticed a lot of newer members which is great! Welcome to ActiveRain! 

 

But,  for many of you I have no idea of the state, or area you are located in or where you do business.  Why does this matter?  Glad you asked!

 

Take for example if I am looking to refer a client out to a fellow rainer how do I find one?  First of all, I prefer to refer clients to someone that I know, like and trust and that I have a pretty good feel of how they run their business. If I've been reading your posts and think you're an awesome agent BUT don't know where you practice real estate, it's not likely you'll be 'top of mind' when a referral pops up. 

 

It's also very important to let your local audience in on the secret of exactly what area(s) you work so you become the local expert.

 

Would you like to know how to make it CLEAR as to what area you work in?  Of course you do!

 

I'll use my profile as an example - Go ahead and click on the link so you can see what I am talking it. 

 

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker602-380-4886

 
Notice that right after my name it clearly states what area I work in Phoenix.
 
My location also shows up in every comment I leave on other members posts. Is it clear I practice real estate in the Phoenix area?  
 
I left this comment for Chris Ann Cleland just today.
 
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Exactly Chris Ann Cleland .  This is a multi-gen family with Mom and Dad moving with the daughter so we need a specific set up.  Found one today but it had a big two story looking down into the pool/patio area which would be quite annoying so we passed on looking at it.  They've got the rental and can take their time....thankfully.

 

How can I can I do this Anna?  It's easy to fix!

 

Go to your Profile and Click Edit. Right on the top where your name is at, click on the edit tab to the right...... and insert your location after your name along with whatever else you want.  BUT.... there are only a certain amount of spaces available so you might have to play with it a bit to get it look just right and fit in the spots.  It's easy.  Way easier then everything else about blogging!

 

Now you're Business Location will be noticed easily and often! And that could be a game changer for you!  See you around in the rain!

 

 

Ask An Ambassador -  What Areas Do You Work In?

 

 

 

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Comments (25)

Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker, I hope to see this post featured. It is important for others to know our location.  

Nov 18, 2020 07:21 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Anna, loved this post indeed it is about location, everyone knows I am a Beverly Hills Realtor... some consider me a Greater Los Angeles Realtor... indeed that is key.... loved Beth Atalay  comment where is the darn Feature Button just like where is the Leader Board, Endre

Nov 18, 2020 09:02 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Kathy Streib and Carol Williams Take note of this feature worthy post.

Good information Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker 

Nov 18, 2020 11:01 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Anna - it's a good tip for any ActiveRain member whether they be a  newby or a veteran if it's important(since some work virtual).  Location matters after all, right?  

Nov 19, 2020 03:44 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker -  I remember Bob Stewart's discussion about hyper local in your blogs.  From time to time I put my location in my blog text and put it in the keywords.  I notice the difference on Google Analytics.  Of course, what you say about putting on Active Rain is very important.

Nov 19, 2020 03:47 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is a great tip!  That has frustrated me a little bit too when I wonder what part of the country someone is in and I have a difficult time finding that.  I better look at my own profile and make sure that I have made it clear as well.

Nov 19, 2020 04:51 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker  I had a mentor years ago that said James Bond isn't the only secret agent. Many real estate agents do a poor job of letting folks know they are available.

Nov 19, 2020 07:35 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. I wasn't sure what you meant about the leaderboard until I read a few other comments about it.  It is indeed missing at this time.  That's not good.  That is where I go when looking for agents in certain states or cities. How on earth will we locate them now.  I am hoping it's just another glitch in the process of ugrading the system.  Thanks for mentioning this - appreciated.

Nov 19, 2020 09:32 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS yes indeed. It's important for all agents to be easily recognized and be known for WHERE they work. Boom!  And it's so easy to fix this.

Nov 19, 2020 09:34 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Kathy Streib maybe you're still living the good live in FL!!  It only takes a few mintues to update it!!

Nov 19, 2020 09:35 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Beth Atalay it is very important for business people to be known for what state or area they do business in.  I think it's just a matter of re-teaching a lot of simple things we all learned years ago.  This one is an easy fix.

Nov 19, 2020 09:36 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Thank you Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 and of course we all know exactly where you do business!!

Nov 19, 2020 09:37 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Michael Jacobs that is certainly true - newbie or not, letting people know what area you do business in is very important.

Nov 19, 2020 09:38 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Exactly Grant Schneider I did the same as well when we were doing a lot of hyper local posts.  It's equally as imporant to have it right up front in ones profile - Boom......I work in ____________!

Nov 19, 2020 09:39 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Brian England I think yours is good to go!

Nov 19, 2020 09:40 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Haha I had to laugh at your response Rocky Dickerson ! We must have had the same speaker somewhere along the way.  He was great.  Thankfully that day I had a name tag on and wasn't a secret agent.  I never forgot that tip and have shared it often over the years.

Nov 19, 2020 09:41 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Anna, I know I should look more often at my profile and see what I need to change,  Thanks for the reminder.

 

Nov 19, 2020 10:52 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Will Hamm we all get busy and kind of forget about updating our profiles!

Nov 19, 2020 10:54 AM
Will Hamm

So true

Nov 19, 2020 10:55 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Anna I had not noticed that, but you make a good point.

Nov 19, 2020 04:04 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi George Souto look through the blog roll and there are a lot of newbies that I have no clue what state or city they work from . Do you remember in the early days we all learned this stuff.  Getting found and building relationships here in the rain is key.  I hope the newbies read this and not be secret agents any more.

Nov 19, 2020 04:09 PM