Relocate to Wisconsin : Networking - Get Connected...Every Way You Can

Networking - Get Connected...Every Way You Can

    A busy week and busy weekend and we were struck by the ways that business came to we always keep track of the sources of each buyer and seller lead...whether they materialize or not to continue to foster those area that are prodpurple envelopeucing business for us.

        Our monthly purple envelope campaign to our sphere, business referrals and prospects is a always a consistent  number one as a source of business....and continues to grow.

         We also network with the contractors that we refer business to....and will be going on a listing appointment this morning as a result of one of their kind referrals. 

     Not to be overlooked are the people that provide you personal services...the barber, beauty salon, nail technician...For less than $10...your kbusiness card standind donation of a business card stand will showcase your business and other local businesses as well. A mini billboard every day in front of people in your area...and this week has resulted in two appointments.

     Business groups...whether it is the Chamber of Commerce, an after hours know how to find them a visible part of their activities and volunteer for activities.

       Online presence and groups...this can result in a number of ways to increase your visibility. Active Rain of course is a venue for you to write posts about your neighborhood...your niche...your expertise. Active RainAnnounce house....Show everyone you are not a Realtor in "name only."   Lenders tell us about that new product  you have ...a person you assisted...a loan you closed.  All kinds of opportunities for stories that bring the human element of business to the forefront.

         Find a group on Facebook....or Found one...maybe you will be the one to start the subdivision, neighborhood or suburbFacebook page for what is going on in your area...announce the rummage sales, the block party...who is that does the lawncare or is available to babysit...Be creative. This week we made contact with a family that will be moving here from Colorado and we will be their Wisconsin ambassadors....and Realtors as a result of Facebook network connection.

  Connect with People     Connect other people with each doesn't have to just your own connections....we connected a physical therapist with an accupuncturist...and they both gained business as a result....and are our loyal referral sources as well.

    Soooo many options....grow the person in your chosen profession that people remember....the one they call and are happy  they found....Connect in every way you can with all the people who can use the services you offer. 

    If you or anyone you know wants Realtors who are connected in southeastern Wisconsin...Call the Hansons...we are honored to be of service.

#networkinginrealestate, #HansonRealEstateWisconsin

Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Comment balloon 36 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • July 09 2016 04:02AM


Super ideas here, Sally.  Yes, networking can really pay out in the long term.  Help others, and they will help you.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Sally K. & David L. Hanson ,

You are "connectors" that connect every way you can with all the people who can use or refer your service to others. Great job!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) almost 2 years ago

Thanks for sharing your tips Sally K. & David L. Hanson , if I only had time to do all that!

Posted by Jennifer Mackay, Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582 (Counts Real Estate Group, Inc.) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Sally and David. Clearly you are ever mindful of networking and do it constantly. Well done.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 2 years ago

Grow your connections is such a good suggestion, and your success proves it all works for you!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) almost 2 years ago

Sally K. & David L. Hanson - I have had sales from vendors because I treat them with respect.  I also became the agent for the gal who does my nails because I never tried to sell them. Your tips work and open up new doors! 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Sally and David. Really like the idea of a colored envelope! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker (Wayne M Martin) almost 2 years ago

I love your marketing idea using purple envelopes. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 2 years ago

I personally take Sundays off to recharge my batteries for a new week.

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (Real Estate and Beyond, LLC) almost 2 years ago

Hi Sally, your idea about "connecting" two businesses is what I do, too.

Bill roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) almost 2 years ago

Sally - you and David are masters of networking!  i still love the idea of your purple envelopes!!!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 2 years ago

Hi Sally and David -- I'm sure those purple envelopes really stand out in the sea of white and junk mail.   

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 2 years ago


                          Thank you Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 2 years ago

Sally and David excellent advice and can be do with out a lot of effort.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 2 years ago

Take some getting used to but there's always some social media stuff it's a person,s personality the best

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 2 years ago

I would kind of disagree about the effort being minimal. I think it just has to be authentic. And if it's authentic, it's fun.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 2 years ago

List, market, sell and the pace picks up and your commission checks roll in nicely. Good post Sally K. & David L. Hanson !

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 2 years ago

Good morning, Sally and David... an excellent list of ways agents can begin to put their "names" out there in a creative and low-key way.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC) almost 2 years ago

Great advice Sally and David and something that I need to do some tweaking with in my business.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 2 years ago

Excellent advice Sally and David and I also like the purple envelope campaign and offering a business card holder to certain businesses. Great advice!

Posted by Susan Laxson CRS, Local Knowledge & Global Network (Parks Real Estate) almost 2 years ago

The purple campaign is memorable and makes an impression. Well done

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) almost 2 years ago

Connect by mail, internet, barber shop, nail shop, chamber of commerce anyway you can.  Our area has a local supermarket people post their biz card and I put mine. The calls I get is do you want to put your name and phone on our shopping carts now has room for two agents max(one on each side)?

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) almost 2 years ago

This is such good advice. Networking with others, connecting people with one another - great stuff.


Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) almost 2 years ago

Indeed, there are many ways to network and we should use all the ones that bring success.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, almost 2 years ago

Sally and David

I love the idea of the purple envelope campaign! You've shared some great ideas for building connections, and growing our business. Thanks!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) almost 2 years ago

Your post helps us open up our mind as to the potential market that can exist for us, Sally K. & David L. Hanson ... there are opportunities everywhere ...


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) almost 2 years ago

I walk my neighborhoods daily and make sure I say hello to every one I meet. I also either wear my name tag or a company logo to spur conversation Sally K. & David L. Hanson. It works! 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.) almost 2 years ago

Sally K. & David L. Hanson - well, this is our 'bread and butter' - networking is the easiest way to connect with other business people who may give you referreals.

Cool post - great idea - get connected - EVERY WAY YOU CAN!

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) almost 2 years ago

Congratulations on your feature recognition. This is good advice to share.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) almost 2 years ago

Sally K. & David L. Hanson "as we always keep track of the sources of each buyer and seller lead...whether they materialize or not to continue to foster those area that are producing business for us." Tracking is critical!

Right on target - and - re-blog!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 2 years ago

Sally K. & David L. Hanson this is a great post to be featured. You have shared what works for you. It is a reminder that we have to meet people and let them know what we do for them. And it sure isn't a one time shot.


Posted by John Wiley, Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA (Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty) almost 2 years ago

New agents especially should book mark this and come back for reminders...

Posted by Marte Cliff, your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) almost 2 years ago

All great ideas!  I like your suggestion of networking with other vendors. To take full advantage of that, I co-founded a networking group of housing based only service vendors.  One per profession.  I've done well with it, but we need to grow!   Great post and suggestions :) 

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) almost 2 years ago

I think this is a great blog for all. I have to say I have touched on all. I have a Nellie Gail page for an area "niche" in a local city and I think I will create one on my city here on AR as well.  Goes a lot with my "go knocking"


Well done.
Lauren Selinsky

Posted by Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS, "Your California Real Estate Broker" TM #oclauren (California Coastal Estates) almost 2 years ago

I have so many ''connections'' on all networks...1000s....but only if you personally reach out and connect and create relationships~ that counts. 

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA (Barcode Properties) almost 2 years ago

Excellent post Sally K. & David L. Hanson !  It sounds as if you have indeed focused your lead generation down to a one on one.  I am sincerely impressed. It is not my forte' and can certainly appreciate the hard work it takes in making it work.  Well done.  Thank you for your participation.  Mark

Posted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227 almost 2 years ago