Learning how to effectively network is a must if you are a member of the real estate industry. In fact, just as there are certain technological tools that can benefit real estate agents, there are also must-do networking tips that will help you build meaningful industry relationships. From finding the right commercial title insurance services, to volunteering within your local community, the following three tips will help you enhance your network of valuable connections.
1. Surround Yourself With a Great Team, Including an Experienced Title Company
The age-old phrase, "you are only as good as the people you surround yourself with," is a good rule of thumb to keep in mind as you begin to build your network of industry professionals. In this vein, you want to surround yourself with established and trustworthy companies, vendors, and industry professionals. Keep in mind that you want to establish connections with companies that will support, but not compete with you, as you continue your journey towards real estate success. The following tips can help you surround yourself with a great team:
- Identify vendors that you would refer your clients to, and vice versa.
- Establish connections with companies that will support your clients' real estate journeys. For example, all DMV real estate agents should have a trusted Maryland title company they can turn to.
- Connect with a wide variety of industry professionals who have excellent online reviews. From lending companies to contractors, building your network with a team of dedicated professionals is a must.
- Look for connections on LinkedIn. While Facebook and Instagram are great ways to connect with future clients, LinkedIn should be your go-to social media platform for professional networking. Take the time needed to build out your profile, create connections with local and national professionals, and acquire endorsements for your services.
2. Attend Industry Conferences and Events
Real estate industry conferences and events offer a fantastic opportunity to connect with fellow professionals. If you want to maximize your networking opportunities, keep the following best practice approaches in mind:
- Update your social media pages before, during, and after the event. Publish blog posts about the event on both your website and LinkedIn profile (especially if you are speaking or hosting a booth).
- Be prepared to learn new and valuable market information. Take notes throughout the presentations and attend the event-sponsored meet and greets so you can ask your questions and start conversations with industry innovators.
- Bring your business cards and prepare a short elevator pitch so that you can diversify your connections. In other words, don't be afraid to branch out into new industry sectors and geographic locations all while succinctly sharing what makes you great.
- Strengthen your budding relationships by scheduling time to follow up either on the phone or in-person after the event.
3. Become a Part of Your Local Community
Knowing how to connect with people from all walks of life is a key to successfully building your real estate network. As part of your efforts, you should take the time to become a part of your local community. From joining industry related councils, to participating in charitable events or volunteering during the holidays and sponsoring local events or sport leagues, there are countless opportunities to give back. By doing so, you often meet other like-minded business professionals and community members, which can result in more leads or business coming your way.
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At Velocity Title we are proud to help all of our clients partner with trusted industry professionals. Through open lines of communication, the right technological tools, and years of expertise, we help to simplify the professional lives of our clients. Together, we can build stronger relationships, increase sales, and maximize efficiencies throughout the real estate process. We invite you to contact a trusted team member today to grow your network and discover the traction that you need to succeed.