The Tale of a Social Media Referral

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Real Estate Broker with Long & Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA VA License # 0225089470

Last week I was lucky enough to be contacted by Markita Woods, a fellow Rainer and Facebook friend.  Markita, like me, is a social media believer.  She even teaches a course in social media for our local REALTOR® association, which I unfortunately have not yet had time to attend.

Markita, a Mortgage Loan Officer with WestStar Mortgage who probably knows a ton of real estate agents, knew someone who wanted to buy new construction in the Bristow-Gainesville area.  She thought of me as I have heavily branded myself to Bristow-Gainesville.  She emailed and followed up by phone, which I am super thankful for because some days that is what needs to happen.  Markita knows that.

Today I met Markita's friend and I am happy to say, he's already under contract on a new construction condo.  We spent the day working the details and getting him a great deal.  Markita told him the value in getting an agent and today he realized that when he got a desirable end unit with a substantial discount on the "mandatory" lot premium.

Thanks for thinking of me, Markita.  

 

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Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker- Licensed in Virginia, GRI, SFR, Northern Virginia Short Sale Specialist. Affiliated with Long & Foster, 7526 Limestone Drive, Gainesville, VA 20155.  To contact Chris Ann, call 703-402-0037 or email chrisann@LNF.com.  Or you can visit her website:  www.nvarealestate.net.

Header photos taken by Chris Ann Cleland.

The opinions expressed in this post are those of Chris Ann Cleland, not those of Long & Foster REALTORS®.

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May 05, 2012 06:28 PM
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Thanks for taking care of my friend, when he mentioned that he needed information about" Bristow homes for sale" immediately Chris Ann Cleland came to mind.

Its proof your branding and social media definitely work. Keep it up!

May 05, 2012 07:14 PM
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Susan Haughton, REALTOR Alexandria VA Homes for Sale

Yay for both you and Markita in helping this home buyer.  She knew what she was doing when she referred him to you!

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You know, Chris Ann, if I ever run across anybody wanting to buy in Bristow or Gainesville, I would think of you. You never know, the other day a seller wrote who wanted to list a $2 million home in Bronxville. You know who I thought of immediately, right? Phil. And not just the name but I have faith in my recommendations. So, it's not just the branding, it's knowing the agent can get the job done for your referral. I would never hestitate to recommend anybody to you, Chris Ann.

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Laura:  It's always a good feeling to know you are being referred to someone.

Markita:  I need to get to your class next time you have it to keep the social media skills sharp.  I'm smart enough to know there is much more to know.

Susan:  And what great people!  It always makes our jobs more pleasant when we are working with buyers and sellers with good personalities and outlooks.  

Elizabeth:  Wonder which one of us will be calling the other first with a referral because there is no one else I'd even dare think of in Sacramento.

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