Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563 (1 Month Realty)

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Frank O'Mahony
Equity Colorado Real Estate - Boulder, CO
Relo specialist for Boulder, Longmont, Frederick

Hands down, it's a face to face.  I try very hard to "arrange" a f2f as soon as possible after initial contact, in order to cement a relationship and start to understand what exactly the potential client is looking for, beyond the cold "3 bed/2 bath" that might have originally sparked the connection.  

Mar 08, 2017 03:21 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Face to face is the best way in my opinion. Now with that being said the Milennials prefer to use devices for communication. That has been my experience. Often I will have many text communications before I even meet the people. I feel like the relationship has already gotten off to a good start. 

Mar 08, 2017 03:59 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Can't beat face to face because you can tell what they are feeling. I'm on alot of webinars & such & I don't think you could pick up some subtle hints you could in person.

Mar 08, 2017 03:51 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Diana,

We ALWAYS travel to meet our clients (with one exception).  How else are we going to understand their market, see and feel the homes they sell, etc...Even in our neck of the woods, we have clients show us what is unique.  And face to face you know so much more than on a conference call.  A

Mar 08, 2017 04:17 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Face to face.  The others are good starting points, but nothing beats face to face.  -Kasey

Mar 08, 2017 03:23 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

face to face trumps all of it....nothing beats meeting a person face to face....nothing.

Mar 08, 2017 03:40 PM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Face to face is crucial to establish a good foundation, whether or not they first found you on social media. This of course cannot always happen, but if the opportunity is there, face to face usually solidifies a potential relationship...if it was meant to be.

Mar 08, 2017 03:21 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 

 F2F

Mar 08, 2017 04:15 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Real estate is all about relationships so, no question, it's face-to-face, Diana Dahlberg.  However, you can supplement social platforms quite nicely during those times that you're overwhelmed with clients.  

Also, I spend far more time on others' FB pages than my own though!  If I can't see them as often as I'd like, they still get 'love' from me on their FB page!  ;-)

Mar 08, 2017 04:08 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Ultimately it would be F to F but social media can get you to that point.

Mar 08, 2017 03:31 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

FACE TO FACE!! It is crucial to start the process of buying or selling!

Mar 08, 2017 04:51 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I will take a face to face encounter before anything else.

Mar 08, 2017 03:51 PM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Nothing works better than face to face.

Eve

Mar 08, 2017 03:26 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Diana Dahlberg It has to br face-to-face meetings

Mar 08, 2017 03:21 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Probably face to face, but I've established awesome relationships via phone and email... a lot depends on the circumstances.

Mar 08, 2017 05:20 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Face to face is nice and important for real communication.

But the social platforms do allow for more time to be spent on those bonds.

 

Mar 08, 2017 05:08 PM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Face to Face, hands down..

Mar 08, 2017 04:43 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

There is no doubt face to face leads to a greater opportunity to establish a relationship. 

Mar 08, 2017 04:16 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I think this is determined by your client. Millennials may be best serviced by social platforms and video conferences. Seniors would be lost by such an option.

Mar 08, 2017 04:14 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The one that allows the best projection of ones PRESENCE.

The responses you will receive is based on one side. Upon that a relationship can not be built.

A GOOD relationship is about TRUST. Some convey trust by the ink they wear, others by the brand they promote, and another by the understanding they reflect. For the circuit to be completed the other side must be tuned to the same frequency. It is like a key looking for a lock. some never find a match and they are all in my kitchen cabinet drawer.

For me, I want to meet'em. But there are many who trust and have never met over many seasons and even tragedy. There a relationship lives and breathes in a world where words lose the capacity to convey how two lives sojourn in hope for day.

For the citizen with real estate on their mind,  they simply want to know their voice will be heard.

Mar 08, 2017 03:33 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Anyway to break the ice works...After that, seek intimacy, function & service

Mar 08, 2017 03:24 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Face to face.  Nothing is better than actually meeting someone.  So much of body language is lost with online/video.

Mar 09, 2017 10:10 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

There's nothing quite like face-to-face even in these tech savvy times.   

Mar 09, 2017 12:37 AM
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LLoyd Nichols
Premier Florida Realty of SWFL - Fort Myers, FL
Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea

No mater how efficient a video conferencing may be, one cannot beat face to face meeting. Its the purest and strongest form of interaction.  

Mar 08, 2017 09:25 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

F to F with names in FB...

As for Video most people decline.

Mar 08, 2017 08:40 PM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

Face to face is the way to go, ALWAYS.

Mar 08, 2017 07:49 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am old fashioned and like face to face so that is what works for me.

Mar 08, 2017 07:16 PM
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Beth Bromund
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Rochester, MI
REALTOR (248) 651-3500

My guess is face-to-face, but I'm anxious to read others' responses.

Mar 08, 2017 06:07 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Diana - I would always go for the face to face meeting myself.

Mar 08, 2017 05:50 PM
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Shahar Hillel
Augusta Financial Inc. - Stevenson Ranch, CA
Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer.

Diana,

Face to face is better.

Mar 08, 2017 03:59 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends on the client.

Mar 08, 2017 03:38 PM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Face to face is the very best.  the other's are all 2nd tier. 

Apr 07, 2017 10:11 AM
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Jill Winchel
Royal Shell Real Estate - The Koffman Group - Cape Coral, FL
We make it easy. You make it home.

With most of my leads finding me online and using my website for their search it could be a couple of years before I meet them face to face. I encourage them to read my blog and visit my Facebook Business page to learn more about me and this area. Emailing, phone calls, and text messages have to suffice until we do finally meet.
If a lead is local I definitely like to meet them at my office early on.

Mar 14, 2017 04:46 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Always face to face, you build a more solid relationship when you see each other in person.

Mar 10, 2017 06:43 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Face to face if possible.  Social platforms are not as cozy.  Although, in a class today they reinforced that we have to nurture our relationship however the client wishes. 

Mar 09, 2017 10:27 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Face-to-face or "belly-to-belly" as someone told me once when I first started. 

Mar 09, 2017 01:48 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Face to face is my preferenece

Mar 09, 2017 09:40 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I prefer press the flesh, but that is me!

Mar 09, 2017 08:41 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am still thinking face to face works better.

 

Mar 09, 2017 08:38 AM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Face to face, however I have had clients where the only communication was a telephone conversation and/or emails and had great connection with them. I've been able to sell many properties to out of States Sellers and from other Countries.

Mar 09, 2017 08:31 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Unless one is running their business anonymously (think AR Q&A) then face to face - unveil it baby - is the best way to make connections with real people. 

Mar 09, 2017 08:17 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

A referral into a Face To Face is best. But, social has value and I've used video conferencing with my out of area relocation peeps.

Mar 09, 2017 07:51 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

In this order of priority: F2f, Facetime, Telephone, Email, Drip Marketing

Mar 09, 2017 06:34 AM
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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

Face to face.

Mar 09, 2017 06:25 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Definitely face-to-face!

Mar 09, 2017 05:24 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Frank O'Mahony nailed this one!

Mar 09, 2017 05:00 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I do all of the above

Mar 09, 2017 04:50 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

For me it is face to face.

Mar 09, 2017 04:34 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Face to face.

Mar 09, 2017 04:32 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I think face-to-face is always best to establish a relationship but all work.

Mar 09, 2017 03:47 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Diana Dahlberg - best is face-to-face, followed by Video Conferencing and avoid social platforms - just my opinion.

Mar 08, 2017 10:29 PM