Kenneth Cameron, Targeted, response boosting bespoke items (Dynamic Results Catalyst)

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5,398,061
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

 Kenneth Cameron you crack me up.... get ready to get your ass kicked again, kiddo!!!  take a deep breath and it won't hurt much.... but I'll bet you're getting use to it!!!

Jul 22, 2016 01:28 AM
Rainmaker
1,620,491
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Kenneth, you are acting like a smart ass.

My favorite ice cream is Breyers raspberry with chocolate chunks.

You do not understand the power of SEO & blogging when people answer AR. Now you are insinuating that it's some form of kool-aid we ingest as soon as we sign on.

 

Jul 22, 2016 01:05 AM
Rainmaker
1,308,072
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

But Active Rain IS my favourite flavor of Ice Cream!!!  Sorry, couldn't resist.

 

For me volunteering has pulled in a lot of business for me.  Meetups have been another source of meeting people and getting my name out there casually.  Just need to play that one cool so you don't become "that guy" always pimping your services.

Jul 22, 2016 02:44 AM
Rainmaker
2,559,706
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Rentals...People who rent always think what it would be like to own

Jul 22, 2016 01:33 AM
Ambassador
1,308,812
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

When I began, my leads came from simply living my life.  The people I met in my day to day activities.  Fast forward, all my leads are either repeat business or referrals.

Jul 22, 2016 01:00 AM
Ambassador
4,768,572
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Referrals from clients and colleagues.

Jul 22, 2016 12:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,375,385
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

We do a lot of networking, formal and informal, and it's our greatest source of leads. Second biggest source of leads is our sphere of influence, but that's getting bigger and bigger the longer we're in business. 

Jul 22, 2016 04:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,412,327
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Kenneth Cameron Networking and beating the bushes.

Jul 22, 2016 04:13 AM
Rainmaker
4,798,831
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I would think that the best source would depend on the type of business you run and how you go about prospecting.

Jul 22, 2016 03:51 AM
Rainmaker
788,866
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

My best source of leads, other than referrals from previous clients, family and friends, is from my website.

Jul 22, 2016 03:45 AM
Rainer
90,455
Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

Good old fashioned person to person communication. Remember that? Doesn't matter whether on the golf course, at a charity function, or playing poker. The more people you (personally) meet, the more business you will do. Plain and simple!

Jul 22, 2016 02:40 AM
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2,752,069
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Best lead source is Repeat Customers.

2nd best are referrals from great partners (which would include "good" past customers, agents that are great at referrals, complementary partners that are good referral makers (for me, that is some painters, some decorators, some window treatment people, some GC's).  But, some of them also give weak referrals - depends more on the person and how much the person respects them than anything else.

Jul 22, 2016 01:34 AM
Rainmaker
2,888,301
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Friends, past clients, Internet leads which are NOT paid for ... organic leads from ones own website.

Jul 22, 2016 01:16 AM
Rainmaker
1,027,155
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

A variety of places;  while now 60% of my business is referral from previous clients, most of it now comes from people who know I sell real estate.  In other words, life.  I don't approach people with a business card in my hand - if the topic comes up, I volunteer what I do, but I don't ever try to "sell" someone I have just met. Rather, I am active in the community, and other people who know and like me, who consider me a competent human being, are the ones passing the word. I picked up a listing this week from the neighbor of someone I work out with at the Y;  it was a phone call from out of the blue. So, my answer is, life. (Although approximately once or twice a year, I do get a listing from someone who reads my blog here). 

Jul 22, 2016 01:08 AM
Rainmaker
3,496,061
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Past clients, SOI, networking.

Jul 22, 2016 12:52 AM
Ambassador
2,728,422
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Oh, we have closed a ton of business right from our AR blog. So we can say that. I wrote about it on my post about my 9 year anniversary post. We got at least 4 listings a week in the last quarter of 2007 and then again in 2008 and 2009. As over 10,000 agents left the business in our MLS in the real estate bust, we were the top 1% of closed transactions, 100% coming from blogging on Activerain - short sale sellers, referrals from agents here, referrals from attorneys who found our blog.  I quite BNI after being an member for over 20 years when I got more business from typing on my computer at home in my pjs. 
Things have changed a bit around here but we got a fabulous referral from an agent on ActiveRain  in Orlando for a professional Baseball team relocation for spring training. We will be facilitating their needs. 

Facebook is amazing for referrals though, it is tops. I get great business from Facebook. Love FB. 

Jul 22, 2016 09:39 AM
Rainmaker
3,507,090
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

75% of my business comes to me from my past clients who refer to me and are also repeat clients. A little bit touchy today are we? Did your mother not teach you that you get more flies with honey than vinegar? By the way, mocha chip is my favorit flavour.

Jul 22, 2016 04:47 AM
Ambassador
1,615,582
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

My best source has been blogs, web sites, postcards and my database.

Jul 24, 2016 12:01 AM
Rainmaker
634,116
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Getting involved in community events and programs. Repeated face-to-face connections bring the best results.

Jul 23, 2016 06:38 PM
Rainmaker
3,485,907
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Work your Sphere  to start with then start a small farm (That will pay off down the road)

Jul 23, 2016 01:02 AM
Rainmaker
3,066,356
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We can say Active Rain - both consumers coming directly to us - and other AR members referring business to us.

BTW - Ben and Jerry's Chunky Monkey for me.... 

Jul 22, 2016 11:16 PM
Rainmaker
4,432,941
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

A good way to get buyer leads is to have listings. You can also have seller leads this way .

Jul 22, 2016 09:29 PM
Rainmaker
5,899,395
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Face to face contacts.

Jul 22, 2016 08:33 PM
Ambassador
4,306,997
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kenneth Cameron - working by referrals. Hands down, a winner.

Jul 22, 2016 04:35 PM
Ambassador
3,713,529
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

When I was new, most of my early clients were previous colleagues, friends, and neighbors from my condo.  I also had good luck doing Open Houses.  

And now I have to find some Breyer's rasberry with chocolate chunks!

Jul 22, 2016 01:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,680,239
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Past clients and their friends

Jul 22, 2016 01:26 PM
Ambassador
1,770,555
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

OK I won't Kennith, how about blogging and writing about the area you want to get the leads?

Jul 22, 2016 01:20 PM
Rainmaker
1,833,056
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

yourself and your sphere 

Jul 22, 2016 12:24 PM
Rainmaker
2,425,078
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Direct mail postcards.

Jul 22, 2016 11:50 AM
Rainmaker
3,186,452
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I will say it, the largest source of business after referrals is my Active Rain Blog. BUT when it comes to meeting people, every where i go, my eyes are open and ear listening for a chance to meet someone, hand out a card and most often, that is at the local Dunkins or lunch spot. 

Jul 22, 2016 11:40 AM
Ambassador
3,985,382
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Your sphere of influence is the best but you have to not be a secret agent and continually ask for the business.

Jul 22, 2016 11:24 AM
Ambassador
2,209,980
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Being out and about and meeting people and volunteering are great sources of leads for me. 

Jul 22, 2016 09:47 AM
Rainmaker
3,066,278
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Kenneth Cameron It depends, network referrals are the best.

Jul 22, 2016 09:14 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,581
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

When Istarted out it was my Dad.  Then it turned into people I knew

Jul 22, 2016 06:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,506,627
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Having listings are the best lead generating source. I do not know any better. 

Jul 22, 2016 04:42 AM
Rainmaker
503,623
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

When I list a new property for sale and get an offer on it ... my sign says PENDING and then once I close it says SOLD!  That's one of my BEST Lead sources and become CLIENTS.  The other majority of my leads come from referrals of past clients, repeat business, and my day-to-day activity on social media sites.  I'm still working on the blogging idea and so I can't say that has been a source of revenue for me yet.

Jul 22, 2016 04:38 AM
Rainmaker
1,230,687
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Put ditto marks under a few comment here Kenneth Cameron 

Jul 22, 2016 04:28 AM
Rainmaker
4,934,179
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kenneth,

I think they are the ones you generate yourself by being seen in the right places where your market is.  One of the agents we know holds an annual garage sale with proceeds going to charity in the neighborhood she lives in and sells in. She treats all with a bagel breakfast that morning...Either she gets a couple of listings or a few referrals...A

Jul 22, 2016 01:42 AM
Rainmaker
883,176
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Ok I won't answre - just because - very childish of you to ask the commuity NOT to answer!

Jul 22, 2016 09:06 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends upon the particular niche.

Jul 22, 2016 12:24 PM