How to network in the real estate industry? Have an open mind and a drive to be the best. Here, members of the Haute Residence Network of top real estate professionals give their best tips on how they engage with other agents and brokers in the industry.
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What is your favorite way to network with other professionals in the real estate industry?
Alex Min, Lake Tahoe, NV: "In-person and live. Visiting the various affiliate offices has been one of my primary tools."
Bento Queiroz of The Bento Queiroz Group, Southwest Ranches/Weston, FL: "In the business field"
Brian Pearl of the Pearl Antonacci Group, "Currently, social media, group Zoom calls and virtual happy hours."
Clara Hartree, West Vancouver, British Columbia: "Phone calls."
Claudia Llanes, Edgewater, FL: "I like attending open houses and conferences such as the Power Women Conference held every year by Biznow."
Dante DiSabato, Naples, FL: "Golf events or other charity events that are going on."
David Welles, Wellington, FL: "During COVID, the use of Zoom calls with my associates from around the country has helped establish new and lasting relationships that will lead to new business opportunities."
Debra Johnston, Atlanta, GA: "Social Media, particularly Instagram."
Doug Labor, Steamboat Springs, CO: "From email and online forums to picking up the phone, there are many ways to network. My favorite way is the forums. They offer a variety of topics and allow many brokers from different perspectives to give their insight and opinions."
Elisa Linton, Humble/Kingwood (Houston metro area), TX: "Virtual Events are more common. In-person events in small groups where social distances are practiced"
Elliot Bogod of Broadway Realty, Upper West Side, New York City, NY: "Zoom and webinars is a new way of life. LinkedIn is offering ways to connect with like-minded real estate professionals as well as LinkedIn groups. We started our Broadway Realty group that increased to over 700 professionals in a couple of weeks."
Ernie Carswell, West Hollywood, CA: "Price opinion invites to properties preparing to hit [the] market."
Frank D. Isoldi, Westfield, NJ: "I love the exclusive networking that Haute Residence offers to its members. It’s always refreshing to brainstorm with like-minded agents."
Jennifer Brilliant, Surfside, FL: "We don't have meetings and events in person as much anymore, so I rely heavily on email and calls with other realtors to discuss new listings, etc."
Jochen Lucke, Highlands, NC: "LeadingRE, Inman conference, one-on-one with brokers in target markets."
Karen Kenyon, Vancouver Island, British Columbia: "Private Facebook groups."
Kathleen Floryan, Jacksonville, FL: "IdealEstate, LinkedIn, various Facebook groups, Virtual Meetings, and one on one phone calls."
KC Martin, Paris, France: "While there are many online tools currently available in the market, personal contact is still the best way to build and maintain personal and professional relationships. Reaching out via phone, Zoom, or occasionally socially distanced meetings proves still that real estate is a people business built on real relationships."
Kelly Ringer-Radetich, Redwood City, CA: "In person, but with Covid, Zoom will have to do, or phone calls.."
Krista Richman, Fort Lauderdale, FL: "Project events are an excellent way to learn about the project itself and meet new faces in the industry."
Leslie S. Modell of the Leslie S. Modell Team, Midtown East, New York City, NY: "During this period where we can't get together socially, we get on Zoom panels together, team meetings, phone calls, and send out e-blasts."
Mark Salmon, South Tahoe, CA: "Professional social media sites."
Nilou Henderson of Henderson Ventures, Charlotte, NC: "Social media. Due to the current climate, I am utilizing social media to network with fellow agents, our community, and our clients."
Roberta Ingletto of RGI Realty, South Miami/Pinecrest, FL: "Smaller events/meetings more on a personal level."
Ryan Knowles, Bahamas: "Instagram."
Sandra Fiorenza, Miami Beach, FL: "Lunches and events."
Scott Goshorn, Brentwood, CA: "Events and masterminds."
Tim Fenton of Blue Zone Realty International, Costa Rica: "I prefer to communicate in live time, either on zoom or on the phone. So much emotion is lost in text or email."
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