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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I DO network and do one on one....but that's at the bottom of my marketing preference....I need to do high numbers...one at a time does NOT cut it in any industry....market to the masses...

Sep 03, 2015 08:03 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I work my SOI but digitally which I find is the preference of the majority.  People will tolerate the face to face but prefer otherwise.  We need to get our egos out of the equation and understand that we're taking precious time away from people who'd much prefer an email!

I know I groan whenever I hear my doorbell ring - am I alone in this?

Sep 04, 2015 01:21 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I have to contradict and disagree with a few. For me, it's 50% of my month and very much one on one and small group focused.  The classic mistake that many in sales make, is going a mile wide and an inch deep networking; my plan involves going a mile deep and only an inch wide with my database. It's better to have quality over quantity when it comes to relational-networking and working by referral; otherwise you're just transactional.  The "spray and pray" method makes you feel busy, but the results are minimal as this is a largely ineffective method of networking.  I see my CEO position as doing one of three things: 1. being belly to belly or voice to voice with clients and networking partners, 2. taking listings and 3. negotiating deals; everything else is secondary. But, I'm always pleased with my "competition"  disagrees with me on this point, because I'll be at them long term with my deeper connections that refer me over decades. 

Sep 03, 2015 10:33 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Once I get that opportunity (PTF) it's mine!

Sep 03, 2015 07:40 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Much of our day is spent online or on the phone. However, the most effective marketing is face to face contacts.

Sep 03, 2015 10:42 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I do networking events and a few one on ones, but as Barbara Todaro said, that is a very small portion of my time.  I'm w/ Barbara on figuring out "one ot many" rather than one at a time.  I do a lot more on line, and over the last couple of years cards and emails.

Sep 03, 2015 08:26 PM
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Sara Wagner
Woodland Management Service - Adams, WI
The Forestland Experts!

More phone than flesh.

Dec 29, 2018 09:04 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I wish more, but we are an impersonal society linked by the digial monster.

Sep 04, 2015 01:02 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael Thornton I believe networking and face-to-face meeting are essential in this business.

Sep 04, 2015 12:29 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I like the face to face contact and walk the home area to keep my face in front of the neighborhood. I also have good luck face to face with expired listings.

Sep 04, 2015 12:18 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Not enough but Debbie and I have been socializing a lot more with our data base this summer.

Sep 03, 2015 11:49 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Phone calls

Jul 04, 2018 09:41 PM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

as much as possible. time spent otherwise is not nearly productive. as long as i have showered that day. which is a speculative bet

Sep 04, 2015 07:59 AM
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Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

I consider myself a social person so I like in person contact but then again I blog like I talk so both will work. I find if you find people that want to talk to you then they are the people who you should work with. The ones who don't you should probably let go.

Sep 04, 2015 06:32 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

I have a niche that requires me to be more competent than social...thank goodness.  I also consider myself more of an advocate that a salesperson, so networking is a turnoff.

Eve

Sep 04, 2015 05:12 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Mike, I don't know my number but it has to be close to yours.

Sep 04, 2015 03:17 AM
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Michael, the first point of contact is usually on-line. If you have the opportunity to meet face-to-face, that's ideal, but with today's busy lifestyles and so much internet presence, you must be able to impress either way.

Sep 04, 2015 03:13 AM
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Robert Smith
Preview Properties, PC - http://www.RealEstateMich.com - Brighton, MI
SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan

There are two different face to face type meetings.

There is the me to the fellow next to me in the church pew.  He (or his friends/family) may have a real estate need and they may think of (remember) me - or not. That will be the occasional deal.

The other is developing relationships with referral partners.  These folks can be responsible for multiple clients in a month, or a quarter, or a year.  I concentrate of face to face with my current and potential referrral partners, but I don't ignore my SOI, either. They're actually easier to make that quarterly phone call to, IMO.

And remember that referrals have to go both ways to have a good relationship.

Sep 04, 2015 02:23 AM
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Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

We need a combination of face to face as well as online, phone calls, etc.  It also depends on the person.  Some people prefer emails so it is best to determine how past clients want to be communicated with.  For new or "not mets" it depends on your marketing approach, ie Facebook, networking groups, open houses, etc.   

Sep 04, 2015 01:36 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

not enough

Sep 03, 2015 09:13 PM