The Importance of Networking & Connections for Real Estate Agents
In today’s business world, it’s all about who you know and how you can benefit from building a working relationship with other businesses so all parties involved succeed. Setting yourself and your business up with a circle of reputable companies and people that you can trust will benefit not only your clients but yourself as well. As a real estate agent in this booming market, there are many different services your clients will need and recommending a specific company that is in your network and circle will add value to your reputation with the client. Most people are hesitant on who to hire when they need a job or service done, but by offering them a suggestion, this will build trust between everyone and can put your client’s mind at ease. Networking and word of mouth play a huge role in the success of any business. Make it your goal to identify and meet a network of vendors to whom you can refer clients and vice versa.
10 Vendors Essential to Real Estate Agents
- Mortgage Broker
- Home Inspector
- General Insurance Broker
- Interior Designer
- Home Stager
You’ve established and see the importance in networking and connections now where do you go?
It is important that you know the right place and time to network. The best places to network let you meet people in some place you share common ground. The following is a few suggestions where to start your networking.
- Social Media
- Local Chamber of Commerce
- Local Business Networking Company
- Trade Shows
- Online Forums
The biggest key to networking is putting yourself out there and getting involved. Once you have established a connection it is time to work together to figure out how all parties can benefit from the relationship. When you are deciding on whom to bring into your “Power Team” it is imperative you do your research. You want to make sure you bring in people who share similar drive, ambitions, ethics and passion that you have. Your reputation is on the line as you will be recommending these people to your clients. It is vital not to confuse networking with selling. Networking is about building long-term relationships and growing your reputation over time. Most important it should be FUN.
Now that you have the tools…..get out there and build that team and network!
Luc Trahan is one of Barrie’s leading sales agents with Century 21 BJ Roth Realty.
Today’s real estate industry is constantly evolving. Luc is committed to staying ahead
of the trends so his clients can acquire top dollar on the sale of their homes.
If you’re thinking about selling, call Luc Trahan, the Real Estate Man. (705) 818 1888