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Rainmaker
5,096,166
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Through referrals.

Jan 28, 2016 08:04 PM
Rainmaker
3,340,393
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

The best way is the way you are most comfortable being yourself and letting people know what value your service brings to them.

Jan 28, 2016 07:22 PM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Charles,

Personal face to face meetings and community involvement.  A

Jan 28, 2016 01:23 PM
Ambassador
3,727,581
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I'm thinking it's about knowing your database and using it.

Jan 28, 2016 11:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,616
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Reach out to your SOI regularly, join social networking groups and always have business cards with you and a nametag on when you are in public.

Jan 28, 2016 11:14 AM
Rainmaker
2,349,966
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

referrals from past clients and sphere

Jan 28, 2016 11:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,658,386
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Keeping in close touch with your data base and all your contacts.

Jan 28, 2016 09:51 PM
Rainmaker
2,219,617
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Referrals & Marketing. 

Jan 28, 2016 08:34 PM
Rainmaker
5,190,916
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The best way is referrals. One good way to get referrals is to get to know some new construction agents who might refer you some listing referrals. Those clients may refer their friends to use you on both sides.

Jan 28, 2016 07:59 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Marketing well  and referrals.

Jan 28, 2016 07:57 PM
Rainmaker
622,382
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Farming your sphere of influence brings you the best buyer & seller leads. Visiting and getting to know the New Home sales reps are also a great listing lead source / open houses for buyers is another if you do not have allot going on.

Jan 28, 2016 07:53 PM
Rainmaker
2,538,633
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Charles. By building a referral based business, one client at a time.

Jan 28, 2016 05:32 PM
Rainer
95,607
Donald Kolenda
Kw Rockwall - Rockwall, TX
Share the road to your new home.

Make it a point to build relationships with as many people as you can everyday. Let them know your goals to help (your goals for production) in 2016. Ask them how you can help them build their business and your referral base will grow. Like anything worth anything takes time to establish momentum. 

What you choose, do it for 66 days to create a habit. Build your foundation and system so as you business grows you can keep up with the pace.

Jan 28, 2016 02:39 PM
Ambassador
3,159,899
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I don't believe there is a best way, I think that each person must find the method that works best for them

Jan 28, 2016 11:53 AM
Rainer
94,105
Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

Talk to them. If you can consistently talk with at least 20 new people per day about your business, within a years time you will be one of the top producers in your area.

Jan 28, 2016 11:11 AM
Ambassador
6,352,545
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Door knocking may be the quickest.

Apr 24, 2019 07:00 PM
Rainmaker
979,396
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Charles - The best way is through referrals and your own sphere of influence. That way you are not competing with anyone else, you already have their trust, and they will be loyal to you because they already know you.

Jan 30, 2016 06:43 AM
Rainer
67,369
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

call your Sphere of influence database!  This will bring your business as this is your family, friends & previous clients.

Jan 29, 2016 08:00 AM
Rainmaker
140,768
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I don't think there is any one best way.  The best way is the one you are enthusiastically using.  Some people crush it on cold calls.  Others make a fortune on expireds.  If you reluctant to knock on doors, it will rarely work well as a lead generation source.

Jan 28, 2016 11:31 PM
Rainmaker
7,788,039
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Referrals and networking.

 

Jan 28, 2016 11:31 PM
Ambassador
2,160,819
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Consistent marketing and follow-up with past clients.  

Jan 28, 2016 10:21 PM
Rainmaker
908,508
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I don't think there is a best way, because things are always changing. But whatever method and technology you use, communicating on a regular basis and staying visible is important.

 

Jan 28, 2016 10:06 PM
Rainmaker
4,850,663
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Prospecting and working that SOI.

Jan 28, 2016 09:28 PM
Rainmaker
1,183,216
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Marketing and referrals. 

Jan 28, 2016 09:26 PM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The best way to get buyer clients is by having istings. The best way to get a listing is do a good job and your previous client will refer everyone they know to you to sell their home. 

Jan 28, 2016 09:13 PM
Rainmaker
513,637
Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Willis, TX
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

The best way is through referrals and word of mouth.  The 2nd best way is through listings and the calls you get on those.

Jan 28, 2016 09:06 PM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

What does you business plan identify as your prime business?

What do you have to work with?

A strong list of those who know you?

A list of those who share a common interest with you?

A huge list of unknown individuals?

Have you identified a problem for which you have a solution or a solution is needed regarding buyers or home owner?

How about the benefits of working with you?

Without some FABRIC with which to work, the default recommendation is to follow the same path the other agents follow. That is usually dialing for dollars or stuffing mailboxes. Don't expect different results.

Jan 28, 2016 09:04 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

parked and reading

Jan 28, 2016 08:05 PM
Rainmaker
864,658
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

By providing a service that benefits the client. Be a giver of information and a source where accurate market data is provided. Soon your name will spread like wildfire.

Jan 28, 2016 06:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Let people know you are in the business and able to help.

Jan 28, 2016 04:08 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Charles Ross - I believe working by referrals is always the best. Even today more than half of the business - not only in Real Estate, it's everywhere - is by word-of-mouth and the next level is -- asking for referrals. Try it.

Jan 28, 2016 02:08 PM
Rainmaker
290,919
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I'm hoping that wearing my Name Badge will help Charles Ross!  As part of 'Team Angeloni', I know that Roger gets alot of referrals.  I know people below had great comments about talking to 20 people a day, though I don't actually see 20 people a day, even in my Open Houses.

Jan 28, 2016 12:50 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,762
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Personal Contact is the best way.

Jan 28, 2016 12:08 PM
Rainer
80,653
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

I agree with meeting 20 people a day.  Talk about the real estate market.  Don't try to sell them a home.  Just talk about what is happening in real estate.  Soon you be consodered an expert.

Jan 28, 2016 11:36 AM
Rainmaker
2,443,200
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Meeting as many people as possible face to face and always be talking about the real estate market.

Jan 28, 2016 11:19 AM