Networking 101 for Real Estate Agents

November Las Vegas Real Estate Newsletter from eRealty
November 1, 2012
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November 4, 2012

Networking 101 for Real Estate Agents

Networking, one of the most vital aspects of being a real estate agent, can be extremely intimidating at first. Here are a few Networking 101 tips for new agents and agents looking to brush up on their interpersonal skills.

  • Practice memorization techniques. Some people have a gift for recalling faces, but most of us don’t. If you find yourself often searching for a name, practice some memory tips. There are many techniques out there, and this can be of critical importance to avoid offending potential clients and even peers.

  • There’s no such thing as a bad contact. Anyone who has been in the industry for a long time will attest to the fact that often the biggest opportunities come from the areas you’d least expect. Network constantly and never disregard anyone as a “bad contact,” because you never know what the future might hold for any of them.

  • Burn no bridges. As an addendum to the above, keep in mind that the real estate community can be extremely close knit. No matter how you feel personally, it’s important to never permanently close a door that may need to be reopened. Be courteous, professional, and polite in all your dealings and eventually it will come back.

  • Protect your reputation. In this online world there is no such thing as a private life. It’s not uncommon to see agents plastered all over social media sites, and it’s equally common for potential employers or clients to look you up. Ensure that all of your social networking material is professional and reserved.

Today, with advanced technology, it is easier than ever to network, but also easier than ever to get lost in the shuffle. By being consistently professional and kind, you can rise to the top of the pack.

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