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Rainmaker
4,926,482
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Being out in the community and making yourself well known and well thought of.  There is a company in Los Angeles, that insists that their agents increase their sphere of influence and keep meeting people.  In their first year, they sold over 6 billion...A

Jan 17, 2017 12:43 PM
Rainmaker
3,488,587
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Direct mail (give them a reason to call you), and calling people.

Jan 17, 2017 12:23 PM
Ambassador
3,985,307
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Connecting with past clients and people on my current contact list always produces results.

Jan 17, 2017 02:14 PM
Rainmaker
2,558,450
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Personal appearnaces, being out and about and greeting my fellow man

Jan 17, 2017 01:47 PM
Ambassador
923,291
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Building relationships, getting to know people & their businesses, keeping in touch, and helping them when I'm able.

Jan 17, 2017 01:46 PM
Rainmaker
1,917,366
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

FSBO's or Expireds

Jan 17, 2017 05:09 PM
Rainmaker
590,099
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

Calling past clients.

Jan 17, 2017 04:38 PM
Ambassador
4,761,676
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Calling clients and colleagues.

 

Jan 17, 2017 03:30 PM
Ambassador
1,706,708
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Speaking at seminars.

Jan 17, 2017 03:26 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,581
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Face to face!

Jan 17, 2017 03:23 PM
Rainmaker
1,092,491
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Be in front of a person.  If they like yoyu the relationship can start.

Jan 17, 2017 02:56 PM
Rainmaker
1,131,357
Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

In the past two years, it's been mailing a few hundred postcards to a directed sphere - with market stats just for that area.  No bragging about myself - just offering pertinent info.

Jan 17, 2017 02:44 PM
Rainmaker
822,210
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

They all work,

They don't work for everybody.

For those agents who have spent the time and energy to identify:

1. The conversation the citizen is having with themselves

2. The solution the agent has related to that conversation.

The challenge then becomes creating the opportunity to present it. 

IF the agent has no substance and has no engagement skill, their option is simply playing the numbers and spending money on massive marketing.

The prepared agent will ask, "Where can I meet people with real estate on their mind, engage in their conversation and present my solution?"

Open house seems a great option and costs little.

Adwords are great for getting the message based on behavior.

FB ads for presenting the message based on interests.

Pintrest for those exhibiting a passion.

Now, what do you have the most of, time or money?

For a more general view of this concept read my blog titled 'Getting Buyer Leads." Warning, it is little to do with getting buyer leads.

Jan 17, 2017 01:50 PM
Rainmaker
781,233
Jeri & Henri Gutner
Realty One Group Legacy - Doylestown, PA
CRS,GRI

Very specific newsletters to targeted neighborhoods.

Jan 17, 2017 01:05 PM
Rainmaker
1,230,687
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Talking to people in person or online.  Good luck.

Jan 17, 2017 12:52 PM
Ambassador
4,306,997
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Charlie Harrison -  no brainer - call your sphere and ask for referrals! (Learn it Buffini & Company way...)

Jan 17, 2017 10:31 PM
Ambassador
3,306,363
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Hand writing personal notes to sphere...

Jan 17, 2017 06:50 PM
Rainmaker
4,387,720
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Calling past clients, or at least emailing to catch up.

Jan 19, 2017 03:55 PM
Ambassador
2,209,980
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Going out and engaging with people. 

Jan 18, 2017 07:13 PM
Rainmaker
1,307,222
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Being out and meeting people.  Whether that's going to events, hosting mixers, door knocking, open houses... is up to you.

Jan 18, 2017 06:29 PM
Rainmaker
3,480,496
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

The phone is our friend and gives the best return on our business.

 

Jan 18, 2017 02:41 PM
Rainmaker
1,434,894
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

For me it is conncecting with realtors and calling past clients and prospects!

Jan 18, 2017 02:08 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I don't provide such proprietary information on a publicly viewable website.

Jan 18, 2017 08:59 AM
Rainmaker
882,396
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Content is king - always!

But, it depends on the methods you employ - the most profitable are the ones that work best for you

Jan 18, 2017 07:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,592,646
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Face-to-face contacts!

Jan 18, 2017 07:00 AM
Rainmaker
3,641,796
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

A combination of direct mail and face to face!

Jan 18, 2017 06:52 AM
Ambassador
1,615,582
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

social media and on the phones

Jan 18, 2017 05:29 AM
Rainmaker
3,184,849
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

That would be writing my blog. Outside of referrals, my blog attracts more new customers than any other source

Jan 18, 2017 05:20 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

Richard Weeks nailed this one!

Jan 18, 2017 05:14 AM
Rainmaker
3,499,701
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I work on generating repeat and referral business from my data base of past clients.

Jan 18, 2017 04:40 AM
Rainmaker
5,890,764
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Face to face contacts.

Jan 18, 2017 04:07 AM
Rainmaker
1,593,525
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

The thread that runs through all these answers is to get in front of, face-to-face with, people. 

Jan 18, 2017 03:21 AM
Rainmaker
686,709
Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

Since this is the year of the Millenials I would say doing more social media posts.

Jan 18, 2017 12:26 AM
Rainer
3,220
Marilynda Watts
WRC Realty - San Bernardino, CA
Real Estate Broker Serving San Bernardino County

Introducing myself as "The Neighborhood Realtor." It adds a personal touch. Cold Calls. Direct Mailings.

Jan 17, 2017 10:36 PM
Rainmaker
1,050,732
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Breaking bread/coffee with A+ & A clients & Networking Partners, client appreciation parties, one on ones, calls, notes & pop-bys.

Jan 17, 2017 06:55 PM
Ambassador
2,725,999
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Talking to people face to face and online. Doing webinars. Blogging, blogging, and blogging some more. CRM drip emails , direct mail and expired listing marketing. It is really a combo of all of the above. 

Jan 17, 2017 05:33 PM
Rainmaker
58,657
Beth Bromund
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Rochester, MI
REALTOR (248) 651-3500

Sounds like a lot of good ways to increase business! 

Jan 17, 2017 05:09 PM
Rainmaker
4,432,941
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It depends

Jan 17, 2017 03:47 PM
Rainmaker
1,411,827
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Charlie Harrison Face-to-face networking

Jan 17, 2017 01:09 PM