Monday Motivation ~ Networking Referral Advice

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

Referrals are a great source of business, or can be, if you make it a priority! How can you turn Networking, whether it’s with your personal sphere, past clients or colleagues, into referrals? These quotes could be your answer.


“You need to position yourself to your referral sources and your current clients as providing exceptional value and experiences in everything you do”
― 
Timothy M. Houston, Leads To Referrals

“Your network is the new professional safety net.”
― 
Steve Woodruff, Clarity Wins: Get Heard. Get Referred.

“Maintain your reputation by referring only those that you would stake your reputation on.”
― Loren Weisman

“Referrals are the privilege of the opportunity given to you by someone else to potentially do business with someone who wants, needs or desires the products or services you offer”
― Timothy M. Houston, The Referral Rules! 7 Ways to Get More Profitable Referrals

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Comments (16)

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

Hello Dorie Dillard Austin TX, to receive a referral is a great compliment, we all work so hard to build our reputation, and to reap the benefits is rewarding.

Nov 28, 2022 09:25 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Dorie, your post is so timely, I have received numerous referrals from AR and I have sent out to others as well. It is all about reputation and how they behave on this platform that determines if I send one or not.... there are a handful of who are never going to get a referral from me  on this platform, and I had/have the opportunity to send or refer but I chose not to..... ironically more people are leaving CA than coming to CA.... just sayin, Endre

Nov 28, 2022 11:13 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dorie. I have been associated with various national referral systems over the years as a managing broker. The best results I have had personally have been through contacts here I the Rain. Enjoy your day.

Nov 29, 2022 04:12 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Amen to this, Dorie. I never refer anyone I haven't personally used and vetted or my pickiest friend or client has vetted and approved. (My husband says my middle name is "Picky.")

 

 “Maintain your reputation by referring only those that you would stake your reputation on.”

Nov 29, 2022 04:40 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Beth Atalay ..You are so right. Receiving a referral is a great compliment because its because you have a solid reputation.

Nov 29, 2022 04:51 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Endre Barath, Jr. ,

It always amazes me when some agents who are very vocal about their views, are not kind and always looking to be right can't understand why they don't get referrals.

Nov 29, 2022 04:52 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Wayne Martin ,

I prefer the AR agents to send referrals than going through the relocation networks. If there isn't someone covering that area I do my own research!

Nov 29, 2022 04:53 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good to be "picky" Nina Hollander, Broker as your reputation depends on it.

Nov 29, 2022 04:54 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Dorie - it seems to me that referral quality can make an impression that lasts longer.  And in the best sort of ways.   

Nov 29, 2022 04:55 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Referrals are the best way to sustain one's small business. I always send thank you notes for any referral I receive. Just sending out another one today.

Nov 29, 2022 05:07 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

Thank you for today's motivation.  Referrals are everything to me.  Without them, my construction business and my real estate career would have really suffered.

Nov 29, 2022 05:53 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Great quotes! Referrals can become a critical part of your business with the right approach 

Nov 29, 2022 07:44 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie in my opinion referrals are the life blood of this business, and a Master at getting and receiving referrals was one of our ActiveRain members who recently passed away in the last couple of weeks, Joe Petrowsky 

Nov 29, 2022 10:41 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

One time when I had a little extra time on my hands, I drew a little flow chart similar to a family tree with descendants.  On it, I logged clients, and the people they had sent me over the years.  One branch had 5 generations of clients that had descended from that first client.  Referrals are a vital part of real estate business.

Nov 29, 2022 01:11 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Dorie, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Nov 29, 2022 01:12 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Dorie:

There's some great advice here - thank you.

I love giving and receiving referrals but am pretty careful about how I do this, and who I do it for.

Jeff

Nov 29, 2022 05:35 PM