Melissa Monroy (Century 21 Prestige)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

You don't mention if you have children -  if so, they're a great people magnets as are dogs!  They can really open doors for you.

Like others have suggested, get involved in your community.  Join or create clubs and volunteer everywhere you can.  Live your life in a proactive manner and business opportunities will present themselves.

Look to see if there is a 100 Women Who Care group in your area.  If not, start one!

Jun 21, 2015 12:49 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Melissa, network.... become the most visible person, online and offline, in your area.... blog every day about who you are; what you do; and how well you do it..... use your military environment to become known in your field.... you could make selling homes to military and/or previously military members homes via a VA mortgage...know the product and your audience....and shout it out to the world that you are the one to call if you are searching for a home and using that wonderful GI benefit....

Jun 20, 2015 09:32 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Melissa. Two things I would immediately focus on, social media, any place you can post a blog and networking events.

Jun 20, 2015 08:29 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

It is all about networking. Start in your own back yard (subdivision). Let folks know you are in business. Chamber events or other networking events. Work the db of cards you get.

Jun 20, 2015 08:09 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Congratulations on this important step, Melissa -- find a mentor and/or a coach.  

Jun 21, 2015 03:31 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Do open houses for everyone in your office.  Try to get high traffic areas.  Open houses is the only way to get a jump and you can do them every day of the week.

Jun 21, 2015 12:13 AM
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LeAnn Sink - Realtor Knoxville, TN
United Real Estate Solutions - Knoxville, TN
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Make a daily goal to post something online whether it's a blog post or social media outlet something. Also, when you talk to people about what you do, ask them for referrals.  Don't just tell them you are an agent, say something like "please feel free to give anyone my name and number. I love referrals!"  Often we forget to tell people we rely on referrals and some might think we are too busy and don't need new business. So not true in this industry!  

Jun 20, 2015 10:56 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Start by making friends.

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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
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I have a friend who was new to Atlanta and she had a great idea.  She went to the local Mall and visited her favorite stores.  She handed out her card and discussed the real estate market.  She left the mall with 4 appointment.  1 for a listing appt. and 3 buyer appt.

Jun 24, 2015 12:51 AM
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Melissa Monroy
Century 21 Prestige - Jacksonville, AR

I like all those ideas!! Coffee, BBQs and get togethers are awesome ideas, thank you so much!!

Jun 21, 2015 02:16 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
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Invite some neighbors over for coffee and "get to know" each other...follow up with pot luck dinner on the driveway, or backyard....get neighbors talking, feelling comfortable, ask them about neighborhood, etc...get to know people, tell them what you are doing....it is their impression of you and your professionalism that will engage them.  No matter what, NEVER overdrink, do shots, or do anything that would appear unprofessional around them.  They want to know you are on call and ready, willing and able to help.  Good luck!

Jun 20, 2015 02:06 PM