David Landau, RE/MAX Right Choice (President, Newtown Board of Realtors)

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985,479
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Excellent flawless service.

Apr 26, 2016 10:10 AM
Ambassador
4,064,053
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Get on the phone and remind clients and colleagues that we are alive and ready to help all the people they know.

Apr 26, 2016 11:17 AM
Rainmaker
681,724
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Stay focused on super-excellence in the transactions you're involved in, whether you think those people are likely to refer or not, and be fantastic. There are SO MANY MOVING PARTS in a transaction! Make each of those people glad they get to work with you and it multiplies exponentially.

Apr 26, 2016 10:26 AM
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3,917,835
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Doing an excellent job that far exceeds expections. And asking!

Apr 26, 2016 03:17 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Keep asking your clients how you are doing, let them know you care and ask for referrals. Those that ask generally get.

Apr 26, 2016 01:04 PM
Rainmaker
2,980,542
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Stay in touch with your past clients and your data base.

Apr 27, 2016 07:40 AM
Rainmaker
823,588
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I ask for referrals, testmonials and reviews from every client. 

The reviews seem to bring the most business ATM.

Apr 27, 2016 01:15 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Ask for them and provide service beyond expectations.

Apr 26, 2016 09:59 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

building relationships with people

Apr 26, 2016 03:13 PM
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443,516
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

If you refer clients to other agents there is a good chance they will reciprocate.  Probably the best and favorite is to Ask whenever you are having a good moment with an existing client -- they are usually happy to tell you about someone they know who might be thinking of buying or selling.

Apr 26, 2016 02:10 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Keep in touch with my past clients..every month !!

Apr 26, 2016 09:58 AM
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1,507,666
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

When something favorable happens to a buyer or seller, ask. Remind them thruout the process.

Apr 26, 2016 09:48 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

My favorite is by giving referrals.

Apr 27, 2016 06:36 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Not telling....sorry

Apr 26, 2016 11:30 PM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Maintaining relationships.

Apr 26, 2016 10:44 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Schmooze calls! But only when they follow a transaction that was smooth like butter.

Apr 26, 2016 01:38 PM
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1,250,068
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Do a great job and remind them of how seamless a transaction it was for them or how easily you steered the ship through rough waters.  A.S.K. and you shall receive!

Apr 26, 2016 12:48 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

The more you give the more you get David Landau 

Apr 26, 2016 11:53 AM
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1,431,110
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Basically what Bob Crane  says.  You have to ask for it

Apr 28, 2016 01:37 AM
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Anna Hatridge
Goodson Realty - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with Goodson Realty

I ask in person.

Apr 27, 2016 05:28 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

David,

I agree with Candice A. Donofrio 

Apr 27, 2016 02:45 PM
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Sharon Ofori
Real Living Realty - Springfield, MA
Realtor specializing in servicing buyers & sellers

I often go back to my SOI and make sure I stay in touch with them and ask them for referrals.

Apr 27, 2016 05:51 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

keep reminding your clients about referring business.....

Apr 27, 2016 05:17 AM
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1,212,449
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Stay in front of my sphere and ask for them!

Apr 27, 2016 02:40 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Due a great job and they will tell everyone.

Apr 26, 2016 10:48 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Parked and reading - waiting for Michael Jacobs response!

Apr 26, 2016 09:18 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

David Landau - simplest thing is - ask for referrals. And modify it as per the needs (of sellers or buyers or investors.)

Apr 26, 2016 02:21 PM
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Mimi Foster
FALCON PROPERTY SOLUTIONS - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

One of the important points I liked about your question was . . . I'm looking to narrow it down to the top picks. Sometimes I think we get so distracted with so many choices . . . do what works and let go of the rest.

Apr 26, 2016 01:50 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

staying in touch and asking! 

Apr 26, 2016 11:59 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

ASK

Apr 26, 2016 10:56 AM
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Sandra Steele
Wise Choice Properties, Sedona/Verde Valley Branch - Cottonwood, AZ
Integrity, Knowledge - 37 Years of Experience!!!

Referals come from Clients spreading the work about your knowledge and how you treated them with a purchase/listing of their home.  

Apr 26, 2016 10:54 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Refer to others first.

Apr 26, 2016 10:05 AM
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Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear David,

Do a good job for as many people, as you can. Occasionally, someone mentions to a friend, that they were happy with your services.

Apr 28, 2016 02:12 AM
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Donna & Larry Johnson
Keller Williams Real Estate - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County

Use your database ,set up reminders and stay on top of it. Ask every chance you get!

Apr 27, 2016 10:24 PM
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144,990
Damon Botticelli
Silver State Realty & Investments - Las Vegas, NV
Realtor - Las Vegas Real Estate

being awesome

Apr 27, 2016 01:38 PM
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Derrick Guevremont
Counselor Realty of Rochester - Rochester, MN
Rochester MN Homes for Sale

Reminding friends and family that I appreciate any referrals they give me and I won't let them down.  Make sure they are proud to refer me by taking excellent care of their referrals!

Apr 27, 2016 01:31 PM
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1,206,709
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Pictures on a bus hut.  Works every time. 

Apr 27, 2016 12:21 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Ask for them.

Apr 27, 2016 06:27 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good service.

Apr 27, 2016 12:21 AM
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Macy Babb ... North Georgia Realtor
Re/Max Around Atlanta Realtor - 404-234-6166 - Cartersville, GA
Realtor, SFR, HUD/REO Certified

1st...Service provided! Go over and beyond what is expected, it pays off.

2nd... Using Face Book as my sphere of influence.

Apr 26, 2016 11:36 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

David Landau Blog here on ActiveRain.

Apr 26, 2016 11:25 PM
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Mike & Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Seriously, I have never asked for a referral...personally I think it is cheesy and makes me just like the million other agents begging for business.

I take no shortcuts and do the best that I can for my client and former clients do remember how I took great care of them,

Eve 

Apr 26, 2016 11:20 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
HomeSmart Professionals - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

Ask for them and all the other answers that were given already.

Apr 26, 2016 10:40 PM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Word of mouth happens when results take place. A neighbor that sees the sign go up, the sale pending then quickly sold rider and noticed it around their area. They blab, talk. Do a better job of images, more and wider and cleaned up to jump out, fire up the video camera, blog about the process... those are your lead, referral generators. Good work. So others can not help but notice. Direct mail all those out of town property owners yearly and knock on doors. It works!

Apr 26, 2016 10:30 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

The #1 sourch of referrals is past customers while the second is my AR blog

Apr 26, 2016 10:24 PM
Rainmaker
2,901,863
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Ask for them.

Apr 26, 2016 10:17 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning David. Asking for referrals in the beginning of any transaction works best for me.

Apr 26, 2016 05:19 PM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Word of mouth from past customers. 

Apr 26, 2016 01:18 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I ask.

Apr 26, 2016 12:57 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I have many favourites.

Apr 26, 2016 12:43 PM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Listen, deliver the goods, exceed expectations & stay in touch.

Apr 26, 2016 12:32 PM
Rainmaker
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Networking and asking!

Apr 26, 2016 11:46 AM
Rainmaker
429,579
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

Michael J. Perry nailed it, quite succinctly I might add...most .effective way is to ask for them 😁

Apr 26, 2016 11:43 AM
Rainmaker
1,207,427
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Excellent service

Apr 26, 2016 11:09 AM
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John Dotson
Preferred Properties of Highlands, Inc. - Highlands, NC - Highlands, NC
The experience to get you to the other side!

As others have said - Good, honest Business

Jun 13, 2016 07:48 AM
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532,544
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

ask for them.  seems ridiculous but i know 90 percent of all agents never say those words

May 02, 2016 03:39 PM
Rainmaker
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Millie Gil, Florida Realtor
Bold Real Estate Group, Inc. - Stuart, FL
Servicing Buyers, Sellers, Investors

From a satisfied client!

May 02, 2016 05:50 AM
Rainer
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Cesar Bautista
Keller Williams Realty Central Coast ~ Pismo Beach - Santa Maria, CA
Your Central Coast Area Realtor 805.264.1646

While trying to stay "top of mind" via phone calls, emails,  face to face contacts, newsletters and organized in a database,  I simply ask them if they know any one looking to buy, sell or refinance.  Straight forward approach seems to work well. 

Apr 30, 2016 02:45 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Staying in touch with past clients.

Apr 30, 2016 07:11 AM
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

I usually don't ask...just forget! I should get in the habit.  I find that giving great service and staying in touch--via birthday cards, direct mail, the occasional personal email or facebook comment--keeps me top of mind with my customers

Apr 29, 2016 01:58 PM
Rainer
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Charlie Dresen
Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty - Steamboat Springs, CO
Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro

Exceed expectations . . . 

Apr 29, 2016 01:20 AM
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Our monthly meeting to a variety of different targets is on target !

Apr 28, 2016 12:35 PM
Rainer
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Anne Corbin
Long and Foster - Lake Anna - Spotsylvania, VA
Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia

Past clients and ActiveRain, of course!

Apr 28, 2016 09:55 AM
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Re/Max Real Estate Connections - Haymarket, VA
HOME~There is no place like it!

Past clients is the numbet one way I get business. I also partner with a lender who gives referrals, and show properties for a property manager. Occasionally they have tenants who want to buy the rental and they use me. Also, the tenants I place turn into buyers. It has really paid off for me.

Apr 28, 2016 12:33 AM
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Christi Farrington
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
~ Your representative in Fairfield County, CT

Take REALLY good care of my clients, sell/rent them a house and always stay in contact with them.

A really good thing is that my clients usually become my friends which is always helpful. 

Apr 27, 2016 11:03 PM