Every week, we ask a real estate professional for their Short List, a collection of tips and recommendations on an essential topic in real estate. This week, we talked with Michelle Murray, Realtor for RE/MAX Realty Center in Cypress, about her creative ways to network.
Most of my networking spots have to do with getting involved. I always say a busy Realtor is a successful Realtor. It’s about relationships and systems.
8. Join your neighborhood groups. Look in neighborhood newsletters for gardening, new mom, TOTS, etc. It’s a good way to meet people and get involved.
7. Market to out of town agents. Research cities where most Relos are coming in from and find busy agents in that city. Strike up a relationship so you’re on the top of their mind when they have a client coming to the area. Farm those agents just like you would a neighborhood.
6. Need to take MCE or classes? Take those out of town so you can meet agents in other areas. Real Estate schools in other cities offer a great place to meet agents who could one day send a referral.
5. Join your neighborhood association (could backfire, but loyal ones will stay with you!).
4. Start a Meetup for something you like to do and attract prospects with similar likes.
3. Work and coordinate charity events, golf tournaments, etc.
2. Hang out at your local coffee shop and make it your morning office. Regulars will notice you.
1. Go to builder models and hang around on a salesperson’s day off. Get to know the inventory, etc. On the same note, hang around busy builder models and offer to help the walk-ins that often get unnoticed.
Born and raised in Texas, Michelle Murray brings seven years of experience as a Realtor for RE/MAX Realty Center in Cypress. Her Team Texas provides “Black Tie Service….Blue Jean Friendly” real estate advice and extreme customer service. Team Texas agents are experienced in commercial leasing/purchase, single family home and property sales, rental and property management. She is part of the RE/MAX 100% Club and also received the WCR Houston 1960 Realtor of the Year award in 2008.