You should include Active|Rain in your 2008 Business Plan

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Real Estate Agent with Bradbury Team Prudential Patt, White Real Estate

Do you have a business Plan?  It is a must!  Have you ever heard that

"IF YOU FAIL TO PLAN, YOU PLAN TO FAIL"!  It is so true

A good business plan should include how you are going to earn your business this year. 

How much do you want to earn for the year?  What is your plan to make it happen?  After all, we are all Rainmakers, and we make our business happen.  It will never fall in our lap by itself!

How many transactions and what income would be produced when you act as a Buyer's Agent?

The same on the other side - What will you earn when you are representing the Seller?

 In each case, you need to decide the sources of this income.  Where will these clients come from?

Past Clients

Referrals from your Sphere of Influence

Floor Calls and walk ins

Prospecting and farming and handing out your business cards each day. I like to go to the 7-11 and the local WAWA and wear my name badge at the coffee bar.  I have gotten alot of people talking to me that way!

ACTIVE|RAIN and internet leads.  This is definate must!  If you blog consistantly, and comment, and make new friends on A|R, then it is a given.  By the end of the year, I am sure I will be moving this one up to the top of the list on how I will get new additional business.  A|R does indeed work.  It is prospecting!  I have already had 4 deals as a direct result of my time here in the Rain.  I expect many more.

Active|Rain is one wonderful place, and It is definately on my 2008 business plan, in securing new clients and turning them into past clients.

Have you included your prospecting time here on Active|Rain into your Business Plan?

 

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Rainmaker
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Holly Weatherwax
Keller Williams Realty, Northern Virginia
The Momentum Group
Thanks for the Monday morning reminder... this is something we all need to make 2008 successful!
January 14, 2008 08:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Donald Bradbury
e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
Bradbury Team Prudential Patt, White Real Estate
Holly Weatherwax:

Thanks for the Monday morning reminder... this is something we all need to make 2008 successful!

Thanks Holly.  Good luck to you as well.  Happy New Year!

Don

January 14, 2008 08:54 AM
Rainer
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Al Maxwell
Real Estate Agent
Coldwell Banker
That's an interesting idea. I don't think of Active Rain as something to include in my business plan, but maybe not a bad idea!
January 14, 2008 09:09 AM
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Anonymous
How true it is.  We all need to plan out our business.  Thanks for the reminder.
January 14, 2008 09:12 AM
Rainer
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Matthew Zgonc
Realtor, CFS, CVS
Aksland Real Estate
Absolutely. Without AR, my website would still not be listed highly on any of the search engines.
January 14, 2008 09:36 AM
Rainer
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Jessica Curtis
Sutton Group Right Way
Great ideas and input, Active rain has really increased my internet presence but I've never thought to includer it in my business plan
January 14, 2008 09:38 AM
Rainmaker
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Donald Bradbury
e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
Bradbury Team Prudential Patt, White Real Estate

That's an interesting idea. I don't think of Active Rain as something to include in my business plan, but maybe not a bad idea!

01/14/2008 09:09 AM by Al Maxwell - Real Estate Agent -

Hey Al.  If you plan to earn an income from your prospecting on A|R, it should be in your plan. Thanks for commenting

Don

January 14, 2008 10:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Donald Bradbury
e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
Bradbury Team Prudential Patt, White Real Estate

How true it is.  We all need to plan out our business.  Thanks for the reminder.

01/14/2008 09:12 AM by Don Draughn - Mortgage Consultant

Thanks Don.  Thanks for stopping by

Don

January 14, 2008 10:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Donald Bradbury
e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
Bradbury Team Prudential Patt, White Real Estate

 

Matt.  That sounds like a wonderful thing. Thanks

Don

January 14, 2008 10:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Donald Bradbury
e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
Bradbury Team Prudential Patt, White Real Estate

Great ideas and input, Active rain has really increased my internet presence but I've never thought to includer it in my business plan

01/14/2008 09:38 AM by Jessica Curtis

 

Hey Jeccica.  I am really glad to see it is helping us out so well

Thanks

Don

January 14, 2008 10:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Wendy Bibeau
The Bibeau Group - Realtor - Denver Colorado Real
Keller Williams Realty DTC
It's definitely in my plan....my problem is, I get here and before I know it, three hours have passed!
January 14, 2008 10:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Donald Bradbury
e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
Bradbury Team Prudential Patt, White Real Estate

Hey Wendy.  I try to spend 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the evening on A|R.  LOL  it is way more than that actually, but the time pays off.  I have had four deals so far as a result of A|R

Don

January 14, 2008 10:43 AM
Rainmaker
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Pat Laracy Baker
Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts
Key Advantage Realty
Great Post Don.  I definitely have activerain in my business plan.  I know I will eventually acquire business but I am so enjoying the networking. Best to you in 2008
January 14, 2008 11:48 AM
Rainmaker
561,119
Lindsey Hasford
Coldwell Banker Vision
Very good to keep at the forefront. Yeah on 4 transactions from here! That's great motivation for me.
January 14, 2008 12:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Nicholas Goglucci
The Listing Whisperer
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.
I definitely love the way AR connects realtors and mortage professionals all of the world. It is a pleasure to plan and prospect with AR
January 14, 2008 12:28 PM
Rainmaker
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Brian Block
Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President
Donald, Active Rain, blogging, real estate technology, are all at the top of my list for my business plan this year.
January 16, 2008 07:07 AM
Rainmaker
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Donald Bradbury
e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
Bradbury Team Prudential Patt, White Real Estate

Hey Thanks Brian Block.  Always honered to have you stopping by my blog

Don

January 16, 2008 07:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Donald Bradbury
e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
Bradbury Team Prudential Patt, White Real Estate
definitely love the way AR connects realtors and mortage professionals all of the world. It is a pleasure to plan and prospect with AR

01/14/2008 12:28 PM by Nicholas Goglucci, PA.

 

Thanks Nicholas  I appreciate the feedback

Don

January 16, 2008 07:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Put 40 years of experience to work for you
Lyon Real Estate

My business plan is to post at least one blog a day on AR, one blog a month on Corcoran's site, one blog twice a year for Tomato and three blogs a week for my own site on about.com. I've been doing this for a while now, and it's not so difficult once it becomes a habit. I know some people who can't blog even once a week because they think they have nothing to say. But they go home at the end of the day and yak non-stop to friends and family about their day. Go figure.


January 17, 2008 02:58 PM
Rainmaker
1,004,125
Donald Bradbury
e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
Bradbury Team Prudential Patt, White Real Estate
Elizabeth Weintraub, Sacramento Real Estate Broker:

My business plan is to post at least one blog a day on AR, one blog a month on Corcoran's site, one blog twice a year for Tomato and three blogs a week for my own site on about.com. I've been doing this for a while now, and it's not so difficult once it becomes a habit. I know some people who can't blog even once a week because they think they have nothing to say. But they go home at the end of the day and yak non-stop to friends and family about their day. Go figure.

Thanks Elizabeth.  It is always nice to read the comments you write for me.

Don

January 17, 2008 07:28 PM
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