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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

I primarily do International Referrals.

Here is part of the process:

  1. Talk to the referring agent and the client to ascertain the needs and personality of the client so that I can find the best match.
  2. Then I look at the list of agent that I currently know and from ActiveRain.
  3. If I do not find one, I contact friends in the various countries for names of possible agents.  i then try to interview three to find the best match.
  4. I then speak to the client to get their input and place the referral.
  5. I include a clause in my referral that allows me to pull the referral if I feel the agent it not doing a great job for the client. 

I do not care what the agent has done in the past, I base my decision on what I believe the agent will do for my client and how well I think their personalities will match.  Often top producers are too busy or hand things off to assistants, who may or may not be good for my client.



Oct 31, 2015 09:46 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I first look at the leader board on Active Rain for that County and City.  Then I look at their blog as well as their web site.  Then, I call them to see if I think they are a good fit for my referral.

Oct 31, 2015 06:13 AM
Doyle Davison
Hawaiian Beaches Hawaii - 714-968-6767 - Huntington Beach, CA
30 years as your Concierge services listing broker

an agent that will call me back. an agent that will try hard and look forward to finding them the perfect home.

Oct 31, 2015 03:54 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

My company has a relo department and contacting them is my first step. I do a lot of referrals so I also use AR and always personally interview agents before referring to them.

Oct 31, 2015 07:13 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I will usually Google the RE/MAX offices in the area and find a member of the Platinum Club (those who earn over $250,000 per year).

Oct 31, 2015 07:10 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I call the REMAX broker in the area and tell HIM/HER what I am looking for. I already know the agents are doing more the 20 transactions a year AND have over ten years experience.

Oct 31, 2015 05:08 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I look for their production....

Oct 31, 2015 04:42 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Ability to get the job done.

Jan 08, 2019 08:03 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Olga - first one goes to the agent who I know well - followed by Brian Buffini White Hat Society, ActiveRain and then KW.

Nov 19, 2016 03:56 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I do look at posts they've written.  If they are sloppy or ranting I'll pass. 

Nov 17, 2016 12:15 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Olga. I will invite the person to lunch, it would be the way for me to start. Who would pass up a free lunch?

Oct 31, 2015 07:50 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I first check to see if there is a RE/MAX office in the area.  If so, I'll call and ask to speak with the owner or broker.  Then I'll explain that I have a personal referral that needs to be treated with care, knowledge and professionally.  I ask them to handpick the best agent that fits.  I have been very successful doing this over the years.

If there is no RE/MAX office locally I'll find the best local company and do the same.

Oct 31, 2015 01:55 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I start by searching AR. When I narrow down my agent selection, then I start reading blog posts. After that I make a few phone calls. 

Oct 31, 2015 12:15 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I often refer out, and look for agents that post listings, and their solds.  I also look at their bio and web site.   Then I call/email and see how quickly they respond.  

Oct 31, 2015 09:20 AM