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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!
  • Work your sphere
  • Work your vendors
  • Do an open house every day of the week
  • Do call time or office time every day of the week
  • Become involved in at least one charity (volunteer)
  • Join at least one networking group
  • While you're doing your office time and not in front of customers/clients, blog, blog, blog!

You don't want to buy leads anyway - build your business the right way. And, be sure you work AT LEAST 40 hours a week on the above tasks.  Good luck!

 

Apr 03, 2017 02:43 PM
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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

Cynthia, the truth is that none of us can really afford to pay for leads (even if you had the budget, it is a bad investment). So you're smarter at 2 years in then a lot of agents. Congratulations on that. You're in the right place too. Write about your area, and great reasons to live and work there.Write about yourself and how much you love the lifestyle there. It doesn't cost anything, and it helps you position yourself as an area expert.

Apr 03, 2017 04:09 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Volunteer to sit open houses and any floor opportunities. And join an organization such as rotary when you can meet people who may have friends they can refer to you.

Apr 03, 2017 02:37 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Do NOT pay for leads period.... Generate your own. My Active Rain blog attracts more leads than any source for me except referrals from past clients. Post your picture, write your blog and promote it on Social media. 

Apr 03, 2017 05:05 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Work your neighborhood, attend functions and volunteer

Apr 03, 2017 04:54 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

My first time for you is to upload a picure.

Apr 03, 2017 04:00 PM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Host open house often.  If you don't have your own listings, ask your colleagues if you can hold their listings open.  I've met clients at open house who have done multiple transactions with me and who have referred others to me.  That's probably why I'm a fan of open house.

Work your sphere if you can.  My crowd was pretty tough and wanted to see evidence of success before they were interested in doing business with me. In retrospect, it was a good thing.  It made me better, tougher and stronger. 

Apr 03, 2017 03:02 PM
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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

Debe Maxwell, CRS nailed this one!

Apr 04, 2017 06:41 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

A million ways to get leads, all of them are better than buying useless leads from the many who are selling them.

  • Start with that list that Debe Maxwell, CRS posted below.
  • Read Guerrilla marketing
  • Do some serious blogging
  • cant miss with localism posts
  • and how to posts

 

Apr 03, 2017 07:29 PM
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

Debe Maxwell, CRS has great answers for you...follow that advice.  I totally agree with her.  If buying leads worked we would all do it.  It doesn't and neither do "shiny objects" that only make money for the companies that sell them.  

Read and learn everything you can about real estate.  Know your market and have it down pat. 

Face to face and it's who you know and who they know that gets you in the door.  Be visible and available and informed.  

 

Apr 03, 2017 04:45 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Work your sphere, hold open houses, blog, set up a good website, do call time, network... and the list goes on.

Apr 04, 2017 03:42 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

Network wth your SOI & Database.

Apr 03, 2017 06:29 PM
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

Everything that Debe Maxwell, CRS suggested plus work your social media platforms!

Apr 03, 2017 06:12 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Open houses I did them Thursday to Sunday and sometimes through the week.

Knock on doors I did that everyday that I wasn't doing open houses and somedays I did both. I also had little packages made up with my information that I left with them or in the mailbox if they weren't home.

Apr 03, 2017 05:04 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Debe Maxwell, CRS gave you some great advice.

Apr 03, 2017 04:46 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Listen to Debe Maxwell, CRS's great advice!

Apr 03, 2017 04:17 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Some great information for you here, I have nothing to add.

Apr 03, 2017 04:06 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

follow the guidance provided by Debe Maxwell, CRS .... she's successful.... 

Apr 04, 2017 07:49 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I couldn't have said it any better than Debe Maxwell, CRS !

Apr 04, 2017 06:02 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Hit the pavement kid ...

Debe Maxwell has great advice for you.

Apr 04, 2017 05:01 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

SOI

Open houses

Phone calling

Door knocking

email blast

are all free or low cost prospecting activities.

Apr 04, 2017 04:52 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

You received some great ideas here. Some of my first clients were from holding open houses for other agents. As Debe mentioned, prospecting is a full time job. Good luck!

Apr 04, 2017 03:09 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

First off, get a profile set up so you can be found and seen, then blog away.

Apr 04, 2017 03:07 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

SOI.

Apr 04, 2017 12:20 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Don't buy them...call everyone you know and then call them again.

Apr 03, 2017 08:07 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

All of the above are great resources. Daily, we have to work our lead generation daily. 

Apr 03, 2017 07:51 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

Market yourself online, use social networks, use Facebook ads, use the power of SEO.

Apr 03, 2017 07:38 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Sphere of influence.

Apr 03, 2017 07:13 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Debe Maxwell, CRS has the perfect formula...

Apr 03, 2017 06:59 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

cynthia lauderdale Face-to-face networking and beating the bushes.

Apr 03, 2017 03:09 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Debe Maxwell, CRS has a very good answer.

Apr 03, 2017 03:00 PM
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cynthia lauderdale
Phoenix, AZ
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Thanks everyone for your input

May 09, 2017 10:26 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Work on your profiles. Every site realtor, homes, Zillow post your contact info.  Each site will make you more accessible to be contacted. That includes your AR profile with a photo, testimonial, phone #, websites, eMail etc.

I still receive many leads from other realtors.  Coldwell is a great brokerage to get connected together for years.   

May 03, 2017 07:21 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Cynthia - Find a mentor, hopefully in your office, and also ask your broker for advice. For stuff you can do on your own, see what Debe Maxwell, CRS wrote.

Apr 04, 2017 10:54 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Listen to Debe Maxwell, CRS 

Apr 04, 2017 01:57 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

What I said on the other one of these questions.

Apr 04, 2017 01:54 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Lots of good answers here - best of luck

Apr 04, 2017 11:07 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

blog great content

Apr 04, 2017 08:53 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am actually happy to know that you cannot afford to buy leads. That means that you won't be doing so and wasting your hard earned money.  Build your own website, write great content, have IDX, and people will come to you. Beyond that, you need to continue to learn and be great at what you do.

Apr 04, 2017 08:30 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Press the flesh. Do volunteer work, get involved in your community. Don't be pushy!

Apr 04, 2017 06:24 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

Network, prospect and get out in your local area.

Apr 04, 2017 05:57 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

2 Years licensed and now asking how to get leads.

It's a common CB and KW story.

I have a list of 46 ways to generate leads. Some will appeal to you. Some won't. My advise, do the ones you hate the most, and you be able to overcome what is inhibiting you right now.

Send me your email and I'll send the DOC.

PS: None of those 46 are new, but will suggest something is holding your back.

Apr 04, 2017 05:47 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Talk to your Broker.

Apr 04, 2017 05:44 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

This is a repeat question.

Apr 04, 2017 05:43 AM