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Building Local Community

I recently went furniture shopping with my husband. We looked everywhere (EVERYWHERE) between Keene, NH and Concord, NH. Bottom line was, we needed something pet/child friendly, that looked good in our living room, and was reasonably priced. After weeks of looking, (did I mention we went EVERYWHERE?) we found just that at Furniture Factory Outlets located in Walpole, NH. But there is more to it, Peter and Maya went WAY above and beyond to provide follow up for us, long after the furniture had been delivered.  They answered questions about maintenance, they ordered a part for us to address a concern, they back up their products and I would highly recommend them.

Don't we want our consumers to think the same of us?

IT'S NOT ABOUT US!

IT'S ABOUT THE CONSUMER...

Building a local community, or building a team, is a great way to expand your sphere, build relations and grow your business. One easy way to approach this is to call up the guy who did your oil change, speak with your hairdresser, most likely these people come in contact with dozens of potential home buyers and sellers over the course of a year.  If you offer to promote the (through blogging, linking to them on your website, or through referrals) then you can ask them to do the same.

CLICK HERE for an article on building your local community!

 

Comment balloon 3 commentsStephanie Jacques • September 17 2008 09:06AM

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Great idea - now, I'm off to find the time to do all these things and still find time for the kids and pets!

Posted by Hope Goss, Ventura Real Estate (Ventura Property Shoppe) almost 10 years ago

Great idea!

By helping others we can help build our business.  I always make a point to refer people to those that provide great service.  In addition to passing them along to these great businesses I send a quick email or make a call to the business just to let them know that I have done so.  They always appreciate it and I have had some business come from it without pushing for referrals.

Posted by Jonathan Angevine, Calgary Realtor (Greater Calgary Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Exceptional customer service is the key. When you get it, you will advertise for them for free forever. There is nothing like a truly satisfied client to find you new business.

I had a listing get under contract in less than a week. That client has been talking about me for two months to everyone she knows. I just got a new listing because of her profuse words of praise. Keep clients happy and they can't stop talking about you! This is the best free advertising!! Good luck!

Betina

 

Posted by Betina Foreman, Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY (WJK Realty) almost 10 years ago

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