Just a few ideas for you.....
Find, get, CREATE some STUFF!
#1, A road project in Pinellas County Fl will result in many areas of the road way to be elevated over 30 Feet. Additionally, dramatic traffic pattern changes will occur resulting in over a mile journey simply to turn around if you want to go north. When this project becomes reality in 10 or 20 years, those communities not at the intersect will become blighted. Print your 'show and tell' copy of the elevation and traffic maps from the state website. There's some stuff the community would appreciate knowing and your solutions before the cones go up will be appreciated.
#2. You know that book you just wrote and published on LuLu, for $17, regarding the "Best Kept Secrets of Hillborough County"....yeah..that one! Or maybe you wrote a book regarding the "100 Days of Summer" (http://www.lulu.com/shop/annette-lawrence/100-days-of-summer
) and you are now providing a complimentary (PDF) copy for those in your community. Good grief, don't print it and hand to them. they need to sign up and download from your website...which of course will wow and dazzle them....'cause it's got STUFF too!!
#3. Get moving! Yep, you may want to invite the community to join you and your friends every week for a 3 to 5 mile run. We all run better when not running alone. You demonstrate you passion for 'quality of their life' by inviting them to 'get moving." Last evening there were 12 regulars and two new couples from Michigan and Kentucky looking to own a piece of the Sunshine State. We had a vendor demonstrate a 'lego' type kayak, catamaran, sailboat, that could be disassembled and transported in the trunk of a car. Sometimes we expose runners to nutritional supplements for those who believe a 5 miler is a warm up.
Get some 'STUFF' and share it with those whom can benefit. The conversation WILL go in the direction you eventually want. Have fun. Smile. Remember, you not selling, you are creating relationships and making friends.
Be aware, it need not be as complicated as my efforts. This is just my passion. Take Jeffrey up on his offer and see if he can get you to chatting with motivated sellers and engaged in transactions as quickly as possible.
Best of success to you
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group