For me, there are specific messages to place on Craigslist that will make the phone ring. However, that is not the secret weapon that I would identify as the 'go to' for a sustainable business. Let us know what you use there in Gettyburg.
Tammy Hayes, Sandals Realty, Punta Gorda, FL
Most buyers look on the internet now before they ever call an agent. Without internet exposure, you are seriously hurting your continued success. I don't understand why so many agents appear on these sites without uploading a profile picture. I would never call an agent who couldn't be bothered to put up a picture. Does that make sense to you???? Anyway, thanks for the blog. There are interesting responses.
That said, I am also using a service called LCM Gateway(Matt Jones). It takes the client's inquiry to buy/sell and channels it TO the online services.It gives the client a choice of searching on his own or choosing a Realtor. The client feels no pressure and is in control until ready to move forward, but knows there is Realtor support and who it is.
Though Realtor.com supposedly is the no 1 Realtor site, and our IDX supports it, I prefer the ease and clean format of Trulia.....so I suppose after all of THIS,that it is the best place for my use!
Personally, to directly answer your question. Referrals. I spend 99% of my time working referrals for clients. I give them everything, every single day, on every transaction. And they seem to notice and refer me out to friends, co-works, family, and etc. It is small but it adds up.
Best of luck.