There's an agent for everyone...

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Executive Realty

After reading a few recent blog posts on MLM, prospecting, etc, it has occurred to me that while all of these concepts have merit for some individuals, it's not for everyone. 

Case in point.  I wear my nametag a lot-it allows people to ask me about real estate and I can then talk with them about market conditions, houses, neighborhoods, builders, etc-at their comfort and without pushing the conversation to happen.  I also market with my car so folks can approach me elsewhere-again, at their comfort level since they are the ones initiating the conversation.

But I was in the YMCA this morning, working out, not speaking to anyone.  Nor did I want to speak to anyone.  Besides the fact that I'm sweaty and pretty ugly when I'm there, it's my quiet time with no kids pulling on me, no emails to answer, no phone constantly ringing.  I need that time to myself.  Sure, I could prospect on the next treadmill over while I'm running, or chat up real estate when working into the circuit machines, but that's not my style.  The clients who want that kind of aggressiveness aren't the clients for me!  Not that there's anything wrong with that style-it's just not me. 

My business has been  built around referrals and people who know and trust me.  I do work hard, and I think that it's safe to say that most people who ever see me or meet me know I'm in real estate-whether or not the words have ever come out of my mouth. 

Sometimes, silence speaks volumes.

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Leigh, my car is to me like that treadmill is to you. I love to drive because that is my time to left alone with my thoughts and relax. We all need to have something or somewhere that we can escapt to.
Nov 29, 2006 11:07 PM #1
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Joanne Brown
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I have been nervous to put the signs on my car, I'm kind of new in the business and think the more seasoned agents will make fun of me.  Did you wait until you already had a good following?

By the way, your hyperlink is not working, I clicked on it and it said page not found.

Nov 30, 2006 01:41 AM #2
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Like you, my business is based on referrals. I do like to have our mascot on display from time to time..."Woody" our ivory-billed woodpecker to attract questions and  enjoyable conversations.

Nov 30, 2006 06:29 AM #3
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Leigh Brown
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Woody is pretty cool, janeAnne! =)  does he peck stubborn buyers and sellers til they behave?

 

joanne-i don't know how to fix that hyperlink-so go to my blog and find the one 'Marketing with your car'.  I've been doing it since the first year i was in the business.  other agents will indeed make fun-mostly because they don't have the confidence to do something so dramatic.  but it's profitable i can tell you.

Nov 30, 2006 07:31 AM #4
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