Maybe it’s time to take a trip

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Stucky Design, Inc.

When we start to feel over worked, run down or overwhelmed we say we need a vacation. We pack up and go someplace different to unwind and regain some perspective.

Well with real estate sales and new construction starts down across the board you might be feeling overwhelmed and it may just be time to take a trip. However, make this a different trip, go someplace close by and drive around the neighborhoods that are similar to the ones you represent. Look at the homes, count the For Sale signs, write down who the Realtors are and look at the materials they have and do some general observation. 

Are they doing anything different or better than I am? Would they be a good contact? Are they part of the same national company or part of a local group? Find those that match up to you in size, quality, service, approach, style and more.

Now call the Realtors you think you match up with and see if you can meet and share some ideas and establish a relationship. If you do feel comfortable with this person ask for referral business. This is much easier to do once you have met someone face-to-face.

You have now hopefully accomplished several things: 1. you observed new ideas or approaches that could benefit you and your company. 2. you have increased your sphere of influence outside your own little world. 3. you gained some perspective and reenergized yourself.

Sometimes we just get too close to our situations that we need a moment to step back and look at it from someone else’s viewpoint.

 

Comments (6)

Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Great suggestion you never know how something can help your business until you try.

Dec 08, 2008 01:14 AM
Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

I'm sooooooooooooo ready for a trip.  But I tink that I'll take it after the season.  Good info here.  I'm in!

 

Dec 08, 2008 01:16 AM
Connie Lou Barnett
Real Living/Home Realty - Owensboro, KY
GRI,CRS,CRB,SRMM,ARA,PRS,SFR,QSC

Good Post.  One thing is for sure if we learn to work together and share ideas we'll all make more money.  Merry Christmas & hope 2009 is a great year for you in real estate.

Dec 08, 2008 01:30 AM
Daphna Oster
Grand Heritage Realty - Richmond, VA

Merry Christmas and thanks for the tip

Dec 10, 2008 04:18 AM
Anthony Stokes-Pereira
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Nanuet, NY
Realtor

Hi Doug;

Very important post, working together and sharing information on AR is very important to all of us.

Jan 23, 2009 09:27 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Lead generation is the fuel for the engine and Sphere of Influence is a key ingredient in the fuel.

Dec 01, 2010 02:29 AM