I love it when that happens!

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119
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I have a recording that plays over and over in my head.  It says, "I love it when that happens."  Today was one of those days.  I was talking to a real estate client who started out as an electrical client.  During our conversation he said, "Oh, by the way, my wife reads a lot of blogs and she said, 'He's all over the web, and people have a lot of great things to say about him.  He must be doing something right.'" 

There goes that recording.  They have been electrical clients for a couple years, but theirSuccess decision to turn their real estate needs over to our company came about by the testimony they found on the Internet.  The Internet can make you and it can break you.  I'm glad that it's making my business more successful.

I'm fortunate that I don't have to sell real estate in order to make a good living.  My contracting company takes good care of me, but I love dealing with real estate.  So, when I opened my brokerage last year, I spent the whole year focusing on developing a web-presence so that I could establish my brokerage in the public arena well before I spent years and thousands of dollars on marketing.

It's paying off this year, and the company is becoming stronger each month.  It has been a great payoff for a little work.  What I've learned through Active Rain, books, webinars and blogging has helped push my real estate business forward.  I've also taken the same tools and techniques and used them on my contracting company, and I've had the same results.  My contracting company receives a dozen or more commercial contract offers each month.  Why?  The Internet.

There is a wealth of information on Active Rain.  When you combine the AR classes, the blogs, the webinars and the great interaction with some of the best Realtors and brokers in the business you have a winning combination.  I love it when that happens!  If you're stalking and not participating, please get involved and that recording will start playing in your head.  

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Mike Cooper
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc

Thanks, Sheila.  The contracting company was born in 1984, and I was licensed since 2004, but the brokerage is only about 1.5 yrs old.  Have a great day.

August 08, 2012 06:32 AM
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Jennifer Chiongbian
Real Estate Broker - NYC
Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses

Congratulations Mike!  The internet and mobile are athe way to go for the future.  Like you, when I left the boring cardboard, cookie cutter, traditional firm I was in, I put all my marketing efforts into my website and internet advertising.  I started seeing the results immediately and have been on the up and up.  By the time I close in 2 weeks, I would've already surpassed last year's income.  Plus I have another one in the works.  It really works!

August 08, 2012 12:21 PM
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Mike Cooper
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Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc

Sounds like we're on the same page, Jennifer.  Congrats on your success.  

August 08, 2012 12:26 PM
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Gene Mundt
Mortgage Lender - Chicago/Chicagoland Mortgages
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Mike:  Got to admit I'm chuckling over that "stalking" line in your post.  But it definitely describes those sitting on the sidelines well.  Hopefully after reading your post they will decide to jump into the AR waters.  Congrats ... and well done!

Gene

August 08, 2012 02:50 PM
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Mike Cooper
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Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc

Thanks, Gene.  I did a little stalking early on.  8-)

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