Real Estate Sales Success - Be The Go To Source
By Amber Riviere
As a real estate agent, it's hard to stand out from the crowd. Most places are saturated with agents, and it can be overwhelming to try to find ways to build a client base. On top of that, when you're a new agent, it's easy to feel the need to do everything in the way of marketing and promotion, yet with a few simple steps, you can distinguish yourself as the "go-to" person in your market (and not break the bank).
Step 1: Be the source.
Get to know your community like the back of your hand. Meet the local officials, political figures, and community leaders. Become familiar with the schools, the school zones, and their key personnel. Know everyone in the HR and relocation departments of the large companies in your area. Gain first-hand knowledge of all the things to do in and around your area.
Step 2: Be involved.
Attend local events. Volunteer at nonprofit organizations. Lead rather than follow by starting or heading a community action group, and take on important issues in your area. Take a genuine interest in the future of your community. Just remember that you must always be sincere in everything that you do.
Step 3: Meet and greet with other small business owners.
In addition to (or maybe in place of) a geographic farm, consider having a "business farm." Find ways to interact with the area business owners. Offer to promote them on your website and blog. Create cross-promotion opportunities. Not only will a small business farm connect you with leaders in your community, it can potentially connect you with all their customers and clients as well. Always strive to give more than you receive, and you will be rewarded greatly for your efforts.
Starting a career in real estate is challenging at best, but with a little effort on your part, you can be the area expert in no time, and it sure beats just mailing postcards!
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