Why didn't he know I'm a real estate broker?

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119
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I received an email today from a past client explaining that she gave my name to a guy looking to sell his house.  Then, when she sent his name.  I realized it was the guy I recommended to do her new floors.  That made me think, "Why didn't he know I'm a real estate broker?

His flooring company has worked on a lot of building projects that my electrical contracting company did Forgettingthe electrical work on.  I've seen his work, and I have confidence in the owner's ability to get the job done.  Therefore, I recommend him when opportunity arises, but why didn't he know I am a broker.  I guess the best reason is because I never mentioned it.

Thankfully, an alert past client made up for my lack of self promotion.  That brings me to my point.  None of us can complain about not having work if we don't ask for it.  That doesn't mean you have to be obnoxiously hounding people, but in the process your daily routine you become "business present" which opens doors to talk about your profession.  I did it today with the young stylist cutting my hair.  It's natural.  I do it nearly everyday, but obviously, I missed this one.

Today's event proved the value of doing a good job.  I missed an opportunity, but that's where my past client stepped in.  Doing a good job, helping clients feel valued and appreciated and getting the deal done successfully does endear you to buyers and sellers.  They will take up your cause when they see a need.  So, stay in engaged in your own business promotion, but know that past clients have your back when you're not around.

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Mike Giles
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Great story and reminder Mike. Spontaneous referrals by past clients are THE BEST. It would be great if that happened every day, but in reality, we have to remember every day to help it happen. Thanks for a good post.

November 24, 2012 04:26 PM
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Rob Renk
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I guess you can never stop marketing yourself.  At least you had a wise client that recommended you.

November 25, 2012 08:30 AM
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Gene Riemenschneider
Turning Houses into Homes
Home Point Real Estate

That is kind of funny.  I want people to know what I do, but at the same time I want people to know "Me" for who I am, so I do not always push it out to people I am getting to know that that is what I do.

November 26, 2012 04:51 PM
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Nan Jester
Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery
Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL

I guess we all have to be sure to let people know what we do.

December 09, 2012 02:21 PM
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Kasey & John Boles - Jon Gosche Real Estate
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Jon Gosche Real Estate, Boise ID

I think sometimes we assume that everyone knows what we do - even friends and family, and they don't!  I for one can't remember everything that everyone I know does - so why should I assume they know what I do? -Kasey

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