Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty

So just how open are any of you to networking and marketing yourselves/brands to RE professionals ASIDE from other agents/Realtors??

You mean you don't have a separate set of business cards to hand out to a title agent, or occasionally take lunch to a small mortgage office? What are you in this business for?!!?

It takes a village to put a family in a home! (LOL) Often, I hear and read from agents and Realtors how important it is to network and get your name out there, etc...Well who better to network with than others who are instrumental in the home buying/selling process as well as yourselves? The same process we come up with to get tactics to sell homes and get listings are some of the same things we can gather to attract others in the RE community, getting on a first name basis with these people is just as important as getting that contract signed with the potential buyer or seller.

Has your day to day activity changed or lessened since we are experiencing a slightly different market at the moment? By all means, go steal a bit of an office's time! Go on Vista Print and print up a batch of "Networking  cards" (cheap and free right now if you hurry on over there), take the time to run by Domino's, Subway, or Mrs. Field's and steal 15 minutes of time at least one Title, Mortgage and notary office a week...introduce yourself and point out your Active Rain link on the card tell them all about it and how it works, chances are they know nothing about it, A LOT of RE professionals still don't! They'll never forget it, and you'll never regret it!!


Happy Real "Estating" :)

Posted by

Shantée Haynes
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty
216 7th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
DIRECT: 202-355-5544
OFFICE: 202-608-1880

Comments (3)

Veronica DeCarolis
Weidel Realtors - Flemington, NJ

Good suggestions.  Veronica

Aug 14, 2008 08:18 AM
Gary Rogers
REMAX On The Charles - Waltham, MA

Right on track with the separate business cards.  I have been using one just for agents and others for years.  I recently saw at the last NAR convention a booth with a company selling them.  Hated to tell them that the idea has beena round for 4 yrs.  Here is the front of my card.

Referral business card

I have used it with success with other professionals from many different fields.


Great comments!


Aug 14, 2008 08:28 AM
Shantée Haynes
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty - Washington, DC
Your Congress Heights Resident Agent

Gary, I think a seperate card for networking purposes is a must...and with companies like "Vista Print", there is no need to spend an arm and a leg, and you can still upload your company's logo if needed be, I think "Overnight Prints" is another company that is pretty good with low-cost products. Vista Print, however, in addition to business cards, allows you to create post card-stlye cards...just as useful and effective for networking!

Aug 14, 2008 08:35 AM