All great answers, Thank you!
I was also curious to see how Trulia has added or changed your way of choosing a referral network? In the past, I would call one of our sister offices and/ or other graduates of the Star Maker Program and try to interview a couple of agents through the internet... like most of you... looking at their websites, seeing what their bio has to say. I usually try to mirror and match who I'm referring off. If it's a client that has enjoyed our style of real estate experience, then I try to find someone equally fitting from that and vice versa. No matter who they are though.... I've got to feel like they are extremely organized to be trust worthy and to keep me informed throughout the process!
Obviously if you go through these forums and read some of my answers, I like to include humor and fun into my group's real estate experience along with the fervent dedication and expertise. My true belief is that there is ALWAYS time for business, but you've got to have fun while doing it and you should thoroughly enjoy the real estate process.
Being in the greatest of cities, San Antonio, I find that outside referrals are becoming more and more common because of our great military presence here. And I can tell you this much, going onto these forums have really opened my thoughts to other agents on here that have been excellent posters and have treated everyone with respect. So I would say that these forums have greatly opened my eyes to other great agents that I would be willing to work with mutually later on down the road.