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I am looking for new and exciting ideas to bring to my real esate business. I beleive that education is the key to success.  You can never learn enough when it comes to promoting your business.  If you have any ideas or suggestion please let me know. 

Kirk Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC Realtor -Short Sale Expert! - Greenville, SC
Kirk Westervelt, Broker In Charge, Van West Realty - CDPE - Short Sale Agent - Home for Sale - Greenville, Simpsonvil...

Hello and welcome to Active Rain! I encourage you to learn from others, share your knowledge and experiences with all of us, enjoy yourself, and try to log in and join us in the Active Rain community as frequently as possible. I look forward to your future blogs and comments! Take care, --Kirk.

Sep 12, 2008 01:34 PM
Shiwanda R. Coleman
Keller Williams Realty - Middletown, DE

Thank you, and I appreciate your comment

Sep 12, 2008 03:13 PM
Brooke Shepherd
Keller Williams Clients' Choice - Colorado Springs, CO
Speak With Honesty~Act with Integrity


Welcome to AR, I love this website.  There is so much I have learned and know that if I don't know the answer, somebody here probably will!  I look forward to hearing more from you!


Sep 13, 2008 11:00 AM
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Get you some business cards and put them in the hands of everyone you meet. Have or make yourself a good brochure and mail it to everyone that you cannot give a business card to. If you do these two things your business will take off.

Sep 13, 2008 12:44 PM
Shiwanda R. Coleman
Keller Williams Realty - Middletown, DE

I will try your suggestion and let you know how it goes with mailing brochures.

Sep 14, 2008 02:42 AM
Lisa Long
Heather Roda Broker - Paso Robles, CA

As you know Keller Williams offers new and "old" agents ongoing training take advantage of it!!!! Pick a small area to farm, maybe your neighborhood. Your title company will give you labels. send out a letter. a few weeks later walk the neighborhood. Remind people who you are and what you do for a profession. Consistencyis the key. Its not original, but it seems to be what works.

Sep 14, 2008 04:18 AM
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Central Maryland

What social or sport group to you belong to? What Church do you attend? What hairdresser do you use? Where do your children go to school?

That should be a good start!

Sep 14, 2008 05:56 AM
Harrison K. Long
HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty - Irvine, CA
REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney

Shiwanda ... Welcome to AR .. I recommend that you spend lots of time with the people you respect ... and those you enjoy doing business with ... ask lots of questions and listen for answers ... take all free seminars you can handle .. find a partner to help with marketing ideas.  Nurture friendships.  Take time for coffee with a friend at least once a week.  Best wishes.  Harrison

Sep 14, 2008 10:33 AM
Pamela Patterson
Prudential C. Dan Joyner Co. - Greenville, SC

Pop in on a friend you haven't seen lately or just some contact you'd like to bring your business to their attention.  Take with you a small (very small and cheap) gift that just says, "Thinking of You".I just went and picked apples last week, made up 10 small bags with 4 or 5 apples in each and left them at their home(I went during the day and didn't find anyone at home so I hung them on their front door).  Inside the bag was a hand written note and my business card.  This was a very cheap but thoughtful gift and they loved the thought. 

Best wishes! 

Sep 15, 2008 02:43 AM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Pamela,  I love the idea of apples delivered to your friends.  What a great way to remind people about what you do!

Sep 15, 2008 01:50 PM
Shiwanda R. Coleman
Keller Williams Realty - Middletown, DE

Thank you all for the suggestions, I am going to try each one and I will let you know how it works.

Sep 16, 2008 01:15 PM
Paul Jones
Kansas City Regional Homes - Olathe, KS
PIC Properties - Kansas & Missouri

Think about how much you can devote to an advertising budget.  It is important to promote your business.  Let the internet go to work for you.  We use Homegain's Buyer Link service.  Very affordable and a good way to manage your budget. 

Sep 20, 2008 01:17 AM