Are You Taking Care of Your INDUSTRY Colleauges??

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" :)

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

Comments (1)

Darrin Friedman
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty - Allegheny, PA

Shantee - I couldn't agree more.  The relationships I've made with the people associated with this business have helped me develop in ways I could never have anticipated.  Just the fact that you realize this now, as you begin, is very insightful.  Way to go!

Mar 19, 2009 12:37 PM