I am sure you have heard this time and time again. If you are serious about doing real estate the simplest is best. First, reach out to anyone you do service with, for example, your doctor, dentist, accountant. Make sure these people know what you do for a living and give them your business card. Follow up with these people at least quarterly to see how the are doing and remind them to spread the work. Secondly, reach out to friends and family. They know lots of people have them hand out your business card.
Also participating on forums like Trulia is a great start as well. The more you get your name out there the more people will turn to you for your real estate expertise.
Best of luck.
Social media, professional facebook, etc is great also. Try to recommend helpful articles that buyers and sellers would be interested in and your online presence will go up. Also reaching out to a lender that you work with is great. Often times once you have a good relationship and you send them business, they'll help you with marketing and send clients back to you when they get a lead without an agent.
Best of luck and see you in the field!
Once you have a few deals under your belt continue to foster those relationships and always remind friends/family what you do. Referrals are king in real estate.
My name is Leonard Pollard, and I am the person that is going to help you accomplish your mortgage needs. You just recently made a mortgage inquiry and that is why I am writing to you now. When dealing with potential borrowers over the internet, I typically introduce myself first via email. I will try to call you within 24 hours unless you prefer a different time or place for me to contact you.
I must tell you that I do not work with all potential borrowers just as they do not work with me. I am straight forward and to the point. In addition to that, I treat every borrower with the same level of service that I expect for myself when making important financial decisions. I use my 13 years of experience in the mortgage industry to provide the best products available for my borrowers and their specific needs.
I would like the opportunity to have a brief conversation with you to discuss your expectations. If you feel that you would like to talk sooner, do not hesitate to call or reply at any time. I have attached an application for your convenience as well.
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It does not matter what area you work in real estate in a nutshell has mostly the same business plan wherever you go. It depends what market you are looking to hit, are you trying to target luxury home, co-ops, condos. Some of these questions will better answer your question. The most helpful way that I have been able to been marketed is online. An online presence is very important since most home buyers and sellers begin their search for a home or realtor online. I suggest that if your online presence is not up to par that you get on that first. Make sure your social media high lights you as a realtor you want to make sure that you sphere all of your sphere knows that you are a realtor. How would it feel to find that your buddy sold his home with another realtor because he or she did not know you were a realtor, it happened to me and it hurts. Hope this helps and good luck!
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Well you are off to good start by being on Trulia. I would recommend, unless you have a budget for it, to do much free stuff as possible i.e. Craigslist, active rain, FB business page etc. Also, let everyone you know that you are in the business.
If you have already joined a brokerage, see if you can mentor a top producing agent in the office to see what they do to be successful. Each successful agent has a system in place that works for them when they are in or out of the office. if you can not found a mentor look at doing open houses & going to open houses in the areas that you want to work in.
Best of luck,
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We do use print advertising as well. Postcards, the big local real estate book, and once in a while the newspaper.
Find what works for you. It's different for everybody. Good luck!