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One objective of workshop is to give each attendee essentially same information you give when you go on listing presentations. It's kind of like a listing presentation in reverse, where they come to you as a group.
So, at end of it each attendee will have a greater appreciation of advantages of using a Realtor, your marketing plan, contact number, email address, etc.
Be sure to follow up with a series of letters to continue building relationship. As a general rule it takes 4 - 7 contacts before you develop enough rapport with prospects to earn their business, but it's well worth effort. Make it easy on yourself and consider prewritten form letters that are ready made to copy, paste and send.
Every attendee will be a potential customer for you; as a seller and a buyer. After all, how many are likely to sell their properties without services of a Realtor?
Now, how many are likely to buy a property listed with a Realtor? Right, again! And guess who can be there when they need professional assistance?
So, here are a few final questions before I close. Do you know of another Realtor that host events like this on a regular basis?
How about one who hosts an Open House for his/her office? Okay, then how about one that conducts workshops on how to finance home loans? Still no?
Hopefully, you can now see near endless possibilities for self promoting your services. And if you institutionalize them, meaning that you make them regular events, they could become part of services you provide that distinguishes you from your competitors.
So, whenever you hear somebody say location, location, location; think self-promotion, self-promotion, and self-promotion.
About the author: Lanard Perry is the author of "Farming Expired Listings", a guide to successfully farming expired listings. Visit www.farmingexpiredlistings.com to learn more cost effective marketing ideas and strategies.