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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Real Estate RS151669

Since the market has changed, I have had to find new sources of business.  I have always been a big fan of networking, and I have a group set up that I am in.  And I network in my social groups as well.  

So last January, I decided to go to our local mall (which is right across the street from the office).  I was going to talk to individuals that work at the different department stores.  I started off at Boscov's.  Of course I ended up buying some things.  I get to the cashier, and we are talking.  Then she asks for ID to go with my credit card.  All of sudden, she says wait!  Your Carol Swain, the Realtor.  You don't need ID.  She recognized me. 

Then she went into how she wants to sell her home in the upcoming spring market, because she wants to move to Florida. She gave me her phone number, and name.  I knew what neighborhood she was in.  From all that I got her address, and stayed in touch. 

Last month, she called and I listed her home!

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Wow - that certainly says something about the way you've already worked to market yourself.  Congratulations - not only did she recognize you, she trusted you enough to give you her business.

Aug 01, 2008 12:32 AM #1
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Anne Hensel
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You never know, everybody you meet is a potential client. Once you have met them face to face people will remember you much better.

Aug 01, 2008 12:48 AM #2
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Carol,

I don't usually attend networking groups. This is something that I heard works well for many in our professsion. BNI's realtor spot is usually taken. Chamber of Commerce seems to have several real estate professionals already.

Do you know of other organizations?

Aug 01, 2008 12:55 AM #3
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Carol, great example of how networking pays off. Congratulations on the listing.

Aug 01, 2008 02:38 AM #4
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