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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Bigly. 30% ish. I am always cross-pollinating! 😈
Buyers/tenants = usually referred out. Unless we want them badly.
I know a lot of people at this point, so I usually already have somebody in mind, otherwise I'll contact whoever might know somebody.
So, my network & my AZ/NV CCIM chapters, depending on what I'm looking for.
AR has a fairly large number of non-participants in the referral network. That doesn't help me when I'm looking for someone with whom I'm familiar.

May 11, 2018 03:46 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Paul - I don't know the number/percentage off the top of my head--that's not important for me but finding the best referral match for the client is very important.   The sources vary by location and my past experience. I have/My Clients have teported/relayed great success stories of connections that have made originally in the Rain.

May 11, 2018 07:06 AM
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Very little sending out to negligible. Most people move to AZ, and no out. 

May 11, 2018 07:01 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Not very high for sending out... Charlotte is more of a destination city than one from which people move... but I do send out anywhere from 2-5 referrals each year and I use AR and the RE/MAX network, but always look for a CRS inside those networks... depends on whom I'm referring and to where. You know that when/if I have a Tacoma person, I'll be sending them to you, Paul.

May 11, 2018 04:48 AM
Jay McHugh
SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert - Acton, MA
YOUR SendOutCard Mentor

sadly less than 5%...I need to do better....

May 11, 2018 04:19 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Less than a quarter of a percent if that.  

May 11, 2018 02:42 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I live on referral fees.... the income is not soaring, but I live comfortably with it....

May 11, 2018 08:57 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I seem to have more referrals moving to NH than moving out. Most seem to be relocating in late summer early fall who are retiring to warmer clients. Then i like to use AR to find a good agent

May 11, 2018 06:10 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Fairly small percentage.  ActiveRain is my choice.

May 11, 2018 05:41 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

All of my business is sending referrals out currently. I have had good luck with members of AR!

May 11, 2018 05:29 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Minimal, negligible.... 

May 11, 2018 05:24 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Yes.  KW/Broker/CRS/CRB

May 11, 2018 05:03 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Florida also is a more of a destination market but I do send out referrals and it fluctuates. Sometimes I am selected for a referral and cannot help because it's out of my area, so I just help them find an agent who can help. CRS and AR are at the top of my list, sometimes WCR as well.

May 11, 2018 04:59 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Very small, I use AR & my REMAX system. I find it's hard to find the correct market areas when sending referrals.

May 11, 2018 04:55 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Very little for me but CRS would always be my top choice.

May 11, 2018 04:33 AM
Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

Not enough, but i'm happy to connect my people, sometimes they are realtors, most of the times they are different professions. Whoever needs a referral, I'm happy to help.

May 11, 2018 11:52 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Not much... regretfully... though I got a referral( buyers) today from FB. I'm so excited:) 

May 11, 2018 10:45 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I typically send out 1-1.5/month.

I use CRS, AR and then RE/MAX...You are the rare exception that has all of those bases covered, Paul!

I have found that CRS & AR combos are flawless transactions. We just have to take care to note that those who claim to be CRS agents are, indeed, CRS agents. I've run into that hiccup a time or two!

May 11, 2018 10:43 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I send out quite a few, generally through AR or KW.

May 11, 2018 09:04 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, - you mean out to other real estate agents? About 2 deals a year.

It goes to my Buffini & Company circle and ActiveRain contacts. Depending on how close I am to someone.

May 11, 2018 08:52 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I use Activerain and CRS and my personal referral network to place the referral with the right agent. Sending referrals is less than 10% of my business.

May 11, 2018 06:43 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Seldom do I have one. 

May 11, 2018 06:06 PM
Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

I refer more locally, in my own marketplace, than outside of it. There was a time when you got a referral where the Buyer or Seller would need your expertise as to what your community offered or what price point would the subject property be placed. Post Internet a Seller approaches you to list their home and you ask if you can refer them a topflight professional in that area. However your Seller/buyers already have their kids in soccer camp, know the best pizza place, houses of worship, transportation, etc. They've already gone on-line and previewed houses in the area they wish to relocate to. AND usually they've already made contact with an agent and he/she referred them YOUR competition! At one time my referrals recieved were mostly from fellow CRS designees. However, many have retired. KW has a huge Facebook referral page and a few agents in our office regularly troll the page issuing referral agents in hopes of getting something for them.  I remember Gary Keller tracking KW referrals and was startled at how little we did. KW is on a big track for referring clients and as usual is very aggressive in their campaign. But the way Buyers and Sellers gather information is so radically different nowadays its hard to get between them and their moving area before the big look begins! 

May 11, 2018 05:45 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I haven't had very many referrals in the 20+ years as a Realtor.  Most likely less than 3%.  I usually refer to a RE/MAX Realtor in the community they are searching.  I call the Broker or Manager and have them handpick someone that will take great care of my client.

May 11, 2018 11:44 AM
AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Paul ~ About 10% and my first choice is through CRS... it is a bonus if they do have an AR account though.

May 11, 2018 10:36 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The majority of my referrals have been to associates in the office.

I have personally handled referrals to outside agents.

May 11, 2018 09:00 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I mostly do referrals through my SOI.

May 11, 2018 07:54 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do use AR ... my focus in NOT on CRS it is on the agent I feel is the best fit for the client.  

I really don't give a rats bottom if they have a CRS designation.  If they do, so be it.  

May 11, 2018 07:54 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   5% to 10%

      Unless I have someone in my contact list, I go to ActiveRain question board (see my recent questions on Fort Lauderdale, Raleigh NC, etc.).

May 11, 2018 07:36 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


There are many on AR I would be happy to refer business to.  A

May 11, 2018 07:09 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Not much.

May 11, 2018 04:00 AM
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

I always look up agents on Activerain first.

May 13, 2018 07:39 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

About 1-3%; no more than that.  We use Activerain, unless we already have a solid relationship with an agent in the intended locale

May 13, 2018 08:32 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

mainly KW

May 12, 2018 12:18 PM