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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I like Larry Johnston 's answer.  I had a friend who would take her closest friends to lunch and end up with a pageful of potentials. A

May 18, 2015 12:57 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Grab that phone. Call anyone you can find in your database why deserves a call and ask them if they want to see a property or are interested in a market analysis if they are considering selling.

May 18, 2015 01:13 PM
Teaching Amanda Fische
Teaching Amanda Fische - Denver, CO
Offering 30 plus years of sales insights

Here is an idea that worked very well for an agent I was working with a couple years ago (buyer side) -

I told him to walk into the nearest bank and ask for the Loan Officer, meet the LO, introduce yourself as a professional Real estate agent and let them know that you have time to service a couple of buyers, "Do you have any I could talk to?" The agent stopped in the first bank he saw on a Thursday, got a buyer the same day that was pre-approved, called that buyer, showed them homes on Friday and was under contract on Saturday. This was a $320K buyer.

PS This works well with all banks, but do not neglect the big three, Wells, Chase and B of A, They are taking loan apps all day long, and I guarantee they are not having Realtor's stop by to ask for business.

May 19, 2015 04:20 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!


May 19, 2015 12:05 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Debbie. I am a regular caller to my referral partners, after calling a few, business comes my way very quickly.

May 18, 2015 06:53 PM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa

There has been a few folks who have asked this question and I laugh as the answers are always "reach out to your sphere". While this is a great idea I feel it is very canned and not as helpful to those asking.  

If it was this easy people would be doing it all the time. I think the people who are asking the question have probably already done this and are looking for other ideas - especially those newer in the business that do not have a huge SOI

May 18, 2015 03:43 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Call past clients to see who is talking about buying or selling.

May 18, 2015 12:46 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I dig through old files and call and email past clients. This usually works to uncover someone that has an immediate need for real estate services. I should do this every week but the truth is I forget and get bogged down with the day to day stuff.

May 19, 2015 03:23 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I make phone calls and send emails.

May 19, 2015 01:13 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

One of the best solutions is to get on the phone and schedule appointments until your schedule is full.

May 19, 2015 12:30 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Depending on the property, but I call investors.  otherwise...I am always looking for the immediate buyer and or seller.  That is what I base my marketing on.

May 18, 2015 11:43 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Debbie Reynolds Get back to basics and start beating the bushes.


May 18, 2015 10:52 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

whatever you do, the title of it had better be eye catching.... print and/or online....make it big and make them read it....

May 18, 2015 09:45 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I call those on my immediate buyer list and enrolled in First Look option.

Of course more information is needed regarding the property, and how one creates an immediate buyer list is crucial.

May 18, 2015 09:41 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

We have a strong grass-roots network here. It seems to work as there are a lot of properties that get sold that do not have a for sale sign in the yard.

May 18, 2015 06:18 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Debbie Reynolds picking up the phone and asking for referrals from your sphere of influence is the best, low-cost (or no-cost?) way to get the buyer or seller NOW!

Now if you want to spend money, do I need to point you at ZTR?

May 18, 2015 03:30 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Pull your B buyer or B listing clients that you have not work on lately.... Realtors when organized will pull rabbits of their hat.....


May 18, 2015 12:58 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Get on the phone.

Dec 17, 2018 08:42 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty


Dec 21, 2017 07:25 AM