Barbara Chambers,  Tri-Cities Area First Time Homebuyer Specialist (Long and Foster Tri-Cities/Southpark Office)

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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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First I would chill and take the time to get a good feel for the lay of the land. What part of town interests you for example and start there. It may just well be your own new neighborhood. Select a broker in that area you are comfortable with and start mailing those post cards!

Nov 05, 2015 07:22 PM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
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Barbara,
“Meetup” groups (http://www.meetup.com/) can be a great place to jump right in and meet a lot of people.

Nov 05, 2015 04:15 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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That's a hard one!  If they do a lot of Open Houses in your area, I've always found that to be a great way to meet prospective clients.  The other thing (though I find it a little distasteful) is to go after FSBOs and expireds. 

Nov 05, 2015 12:08 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Start by writing plenty of neighborhood blogs and get out into the community, soon you will be well known in your new location.

Nov 05, 2015 11:02 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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Get involved with different groups and volunteer. Just meet people and let them know you are in the real estate business. Good luck. It's tough starting over. 

Nov 05, 2015 10:21 AM
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
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I would say get involved in the community.  You can sign up for volunteer work.  Maybe the brokerage you work with has some busy agents who's homes you can hold open for them.  It is like starting over and going back to the basics the newbies follow.  Get your face out there.  Maybe join the chamber of commerce and some networking groups.  Good luck.  

Nov 05, 2015 10:03 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Hi Barbara -- congratulations on your move --- establish a business plan and start networking.   

Nov 08, 2015 01:38 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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Talk to everyone you meet, waitresses, store clerks, bank tellers etc.  They all know other people who may want to buy or sell a home.

Nov 07, 2015 08:54 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Pick a neighborhood to "farm", sit open houses and do as much "floor duty" as you can.

Nov 06, 2015 03:14 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Lots of great answers here.  I'm going to echo the comments about getting out in the community to learn it and be a part of it.  Network at volunteer events and at classes, etc.  Just don't be "that person" who spends the entire time hitting people up for business.  Casually drop it in.

Nov 05, 2015 11:35 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
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Take class at the local YMCA or take a class at the local county park of yoga, knitting or painting etc.  Good Luck!

Nov 05, 2015 09:22 AM
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Gail Gladstone
Gladstone Group & Long Island Business Brokerage - Huntington, NY
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Can I assume you are now licensed in this state?  Are you a broker or sales person?  Have you affiliated with a company yet or are you starting your own?

I am in 5 states and would be happy to discuss all your options with you if you wish to give me a call or email me directly. Gail@GladstoneGroupRealty.com  631-425-6150

Nov 05, 2015 09:06 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

 I suggest you speak to your Designated Broker and make a plan together. *Host open houses for colleagues as often as possible
*Choose a "farm" area and work it consistently.
*Tour listings in your area to become familiar with the market
*Blog regularly to become known as a local expert
*Start a data base, adding everyone you meet

Nov 05, 2015 07:17 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

To get started in what?  Can you clarify your question a bit Barbara? 

Nov 05, 2015 07:06 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA
  • If you're not licensed in your new state, start there.  
  • Interview some brokers and decide where you want to hang your license.  
  • Since you specialize in first time buyers, connect with a lender who is well versed in first time buyer programs.
  • Consider co-marketing with that lender.
  • Host open house to meet prospective clients.  If you don't have your own listings, ask colleagues if you can host open house at theirs. 
Nov 05, 2015 06:54 AM