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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!

On your website, market your...

  • Area knowledge
  • Local 'happenings'
  • Resourcefulness

...and remember, it's all about THEM, not you!  The best advice I can give is to give THEM what THEY want!  

Apr 23, 2017 06:35 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

Help other business owners with referrals. Help other agents with sharing information you find valuable. Givers Gain. Network and make it about them. Your will come in kind.

Apr 23, 2017 06:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

be transparent and help others to accomplish what you've accomplished beyond real estate.... 

Apr 23, 2017 06:42 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Although that sounds like a question, that is not the real issue being presented.

The person has a distortion they have labeled 'selling myself.'

The right answer must be rooted in the understanding of the perceived 'shame' this one is trying to avoid.

My response to the real question is "Offer your best gift first and lead with your heart."

We may all benefit from the exercise of knowing/examining what is our gift to the world that makes it a better place.

From the ensuing revelation, the reality of marketing is "who reaches for your lifesaver." That changes the narrative entirely.

Apr 23, 2017 06:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Karen,

Debe Maxwell, CRS and Barbara Todaro gave you great answers.  A

Apr 23, 2017 12:37 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Localism posts are Gold!

 

Apr 23, 2017 07:20 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I think no matter what you do, you are always selling yourself as a real estate agent. The key is to do it in a way where you do not seem like you are pushing yourself in anyway. I like to assess who i am speaking to and tailor any conversation to them. Such as talking about what i can do, using examples and for some, a softer approach than others. Knowing when to talk and when to listen

Apr 23, 2017 06:14 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

As Bob Crane points out Localism posts are Gold! and he seems to do well with them Dr. Karen Jones Lewis, Broker 

Mar 30, 2018 08:02 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 24, 2017 05:07 AM
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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

Raise your vibratory rate.
Approach each encounter, then transaction in such fashion that those involved will speak favorably of you to others.
Have a sense of humor, no matter what.
Be very picky about who you choose to work with.
'Pull marketing'. But it's effective.

Apr 23, 2017 08:59 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Build your referral network.

Apr 23, 2017 08:40 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Talk about your services and how you can help others. Think about what the consumer wants and need. See what Debe Maxwell, CRS has to say, too.

Apr 23, 2017 08:24 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Transparency for me. Also what Debe Maxwell, CRS said is spot on. We are service providers ... therefore we must be of SERVICE ... giving people what they need and/or want.  It is all about them. There is a delicate line between demonstrating what we do ... how we differentiate our self and demonstrating our knowledge and expertise without sounding arrogant . It is an art form (talent) that takes practice to master ... I am still working on it.  

Apr 23, 2017 08:18 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Not sure what it is you're asking here.

Apr 23, 2017 08:14 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Provide value to whatever median you are in/on.  Become known for your knowledge as the local expert.  That is how to sell yourself without selling.

Apr 23, 2017 07:26 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

What Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS and Debe Maxwell, CRS said. -Kasey

Apr 23, 2017 07:02 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS and Debe Maxwell, CRS have you covered on this  one

Apr 23, 2017 07:02 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'm with Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS and Debe Maxwell, CRS ..great answers.

Apr 23, 2017 06:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Before websites existed, people were able to market and sell themselves in real estate.  There are many books that do not discuss websites in marketing and selling.

Apr 23, 2017 06:33 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor Clients like to hear WIIFM.

Apr 23, 2017 06:26 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Whats in it for the other guy (not yourself) is always a popular approach

Apr 23, 2017 06:23 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Eazy-peezy say something like 'this is how I see myself helping others' or

I try to stand out by helping buyers ...... fill in the blank. Notice nothing says ME ME or more ME.

Apr 23, 2017 06:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Network, network, network! Help others while helping yourself! Become the source of the source! Be patient but persistent!

Apr 23, 2017 05:59 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

I stay in contact with past clients, and usually have a slew of referrals.

Apr 25, 2017 06:24 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Karen I have to see what otheres will tell you, not sure what to tell you.

 

Apr 24, 2017 05:01 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Debe Maxwell, CRS has your answer!

Apr 24, 2017 07:22 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

By providing something of value to potential customers.

Apr 24, 2017 04:52 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

Web sites are old and out of date.  

Apr 24, 2017 03:14 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor - share your expertise and value, knowledge through blogging! You will not have to sell yourself next time. Period.

Apr 23, 2017 10:58 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I would recommend in publishing web articles

Apr 23, 2017 06:36 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

Create a presence and use good keywords and focus on your niche. It will get you plenty of attention.

Apr 23, 2017 06:35 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It is not hard to market yourself using amny avenues not associated with pqying.

Apr 23, 2017 06:32 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Taking some serious expertise and throw in a little humor and humanity and you have the best real estate stew on the planet.

Apr 23, 2017 04:12 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm with Scott Godzyk on this one.  You're always "selling."

Apr 23, 2017 10:37 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Find some succesful internet sites from AR millionaire and ambassadors. Outline their websites, tally the most popular pages and replicate them,

I am in Silicon Valley. My old brokerage with 400 agents, majority do not bother with a website.  Almost all from SOI and people contact. 

Apr 23, 2017 08:23 AM