Over the years, I have sent out many referrals and for the past decade, most of these agents have been found right here on ActiveRain.
After speaking to so many agents and really getting to know them, my comfort level is high as opposed to choosing an unknown agent just because they may have the right Alphabet Soup letters after their name.
Just yesterday, one of my clients told me they were leaving this weekend for a week in Florida. They found an area and were going down to see some properties.
Since it was in a community that an AR member lives and works,
I picked up the phone and called my broker contact. We had a lovely conversation and got caught up on the happenings of the past year.
After I was sure this was the right area and that my friend was still very active in RE, I mentioned my client. This agent had recently started a new brokerage, moving from a big box company and sounds perfect.
Until this comes to fruition, I am not giving out this members name.
The first place I look for a referral source is ActiveRain. When I have an area that a client is interested in...I start my research.
It's not enough that they have a designation or are the top producer.
What I'm looking for is to match the buyer/seller's personality and needs to the right Realtor®
It can work both ways. This past year I was the recipient of
This was one of the smoothest transactions with delightful buyers. The knowledgeable, attentive, kind and sensitive John Meussner sent these clients just from knowing me on ActiveRain.
Referrals from other agents and past clients do not come by asking why I'm not getting referrals.
They do not come by asking why do others receive referrals.
They do not come from the absence of blogging.
They do not come if members do not know you.
They do not come from demanding proof that blogging works.
They are not going to come from paying big bucks for the promise of hundreds of referrals.
Referrals come from giving and sharing and working hard.
You also get clients the same way!
This post is being submitted for Debbie Reynolds March Contest.
ActiveRain Is The Best Source For Referrals.