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My Network is Simple Follow Me

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My Network is Simple Follow Me   

My friend Praful Thakkar  asked us to write a post about our Network . Mine is really simple to follow . I write a blog on Active Rain . I am sad that more Real Estate companies do not encourage their agents to write about Real Estate It has been a blessing for me I started my blog when the Real Estate market crashed in 2008 . I was very lucky to meet a young man named  Ryan Hartman  He introduced me to blogging and RE-Bar Camps where I met wonderful people from all over the country . This started my National Networking . It also sparked my journey with Active Rain .

 

New York was the next trip and the Inman conference and Rain Camp where I actually met all the young dudes . Jonathan Washbourn introduced himself to me .In case you do not know he was the founder of Active Rain . I also met  Ben Kinney who along with Bob Stewart   and Brad Andersohn  they gave the most wonderful presentation on  how to do local posts . All I can say is wow I was hooked . I can tell you they were oh so right . They taught you the long short tail of it all . I consider my self one lucky lady to have learned from these young dudes . The secrets they taught . I absorbed it just like a sponge

 

My other simple path to follow are past clients . Mine is a long path and I have tripped and fallen down this long road. Yes I have made many mistakes . Yes I have seen the great ones speak . Keep in touch .Send cards but thirty three some years and I will be honest . I did lose touch with some  . Shame on me . My clients do come back I have lost many but have many   Don't make my mistakes . Stay in touch . I have made millions .I have also lost millions .. If you are loyal and righteous to your clients keep in touch most will come back - You can not make everyone happy .Know when to walk away . Trust is a must !

 

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Comment balloon 58 commentsHannah Williams • July 20 2017 04:59PM

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Hi Hannah Williams , I like your philosophy, clearly, we can not win over everyone so rather than focusing on that small percentage, it's more beneficial to nurture the ones who honor and trust us. Love the picture!

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) 2 months ago

Hi Beth Atalay  many years many mistakes Trust and honor are our best allies . I was looking for a picture with me and Praful Thakkar  when I came across this old picture . Stay cool

thank you for taking the time to comment

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 2 months ago

Hannah I went to the Rain Camp in Boston, and like you got some excellent tips there, as well as receive assurance that I was going about networking the right way.  Maybe someday AR will bring the ActiveRain Camps back.

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

Hannah you did get hooked and aren't you happy about that! I sure am! I like your network. By far the best source of referrals is from our clients and their friends and associates. You got this one! Trust and Honor are our best allies!

 

Fun pic!!!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten,CRS,CRB,GRI, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 2 months ago

George Souto  I think Rain Camps are a thing of the past unfortunately . Those of us that attended them were very lucky . People who love people are the luckiest people in the world

Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS  Lucky Lucky Lucky Me !  I love what I do and helping  people find the right place to call home

Thank you both for being part of my Network

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 2 months ago

Hannah,

Congratulations on the feature.  This is a wonderful entry  in Praful Thakkar 's contest.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing (Napa Consultants) 2 months ago

Wonderful blog post and I was also there at those Rain Camps. Good memories and so many friends and contacts through this awesome addiction.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 2 months ago

Hannah,  Simple still works. It works for me.  Making connections and staying in touch with clients ... works.  AR ... works!  Congrats on this well deserved Feature post. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) 2 months ago

Hi Hannah Williams what a great post...love the photo.... is that Ed Silva I see??? 

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 2 months ago

Hi Hannah - Those are all excellent strategies. Like you, I'm especially grateful for AR - the perfect resource appeared at exactly the right time.

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) 2 months ago

Very cool indeed.  Oh and those AR get togethers are amazing.  I think I just missed the NY one by a year, but I went to Atlantic City with Dagny Eason Ed Silva and Patricia Kennedy .  Then, randomly, I met Erica Ramus here in Westchester where I live...we just recognized each other.  It was so funny and so cool.  I've seen her several times since and of course I see Dagny and Ed all the time at our meetups.

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

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  I enjoy meeting with Praful Thakkar we have such a wonderful time together . Especially eating .  I get to eat Indian cuisine  and he explains what everything is .So much fun .

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  You were there at Re-Bar Camp we have talked about this in Philadelphia . I met you there with  Sheldon Neal . My first addiction

Kathleen Daniels  Yes simple works but you do have to work hard at simple

Thank you all for being part of my network

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 2 months ago

Yes it is Barbara Todaro  one of the many times he traveled to Philly for a Rain Camp  he is a sweetheart

Dick Greenberg  I love Active Rain it is my main squeeze .. Yes it did -Just the right time .. and you too my friend

Debbie Gartner  Missed Atlantic City I had a Closing that day was so disappointed it was at the end of the month and I was swamped .  Erica Ramus  works hard on the Pa Board now have not seen her in years . What a great lady . There in the middle is Ben Kinney  our wonderful fearless leader who saved the day and purchased  Active Rain  - Have to Love HIM .He is adorable so down to earth . I really enjoy him .

Thank you  for being part of my network

Hannah

 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 2 months ago

Hi Hannah

It was fun to read about your networking in Activerain over the years and what it has meant to you. Seems so many of us have some wonderful experiences to share about AT, Rain Camps, and the people we have met over the years - I have met several of the people in that top photo in person, too.

Great entry for the contest, and congrats on the feature. Some day perhaps WE will meet in person, too!

Jeff

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

Jeff Dowler  I have no doubt we will meet although I feel as I know you .  When I met  Praful Thakkar  it was a busy Center City Street  in Down Town Philly . It was crowded and full of hustle and bustle of the evening  dinner crowd . There he was standing in the middle of the crowd .  I knew him it was like greeting an old friend . That is what Active Rain friendships are all about .

Don't you think so Jeff  ?

Thank you for being part of my network for all these years

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 2 months ago

Hannah- Love your approach to networking. Weren't we all fortunate to find this wonderful blogging community way back when. And in those years, I think it was just what agents and others needed to help get through those hard years. 

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

Hannah, great entry for the contest. I definitely agree that trust and honor are our best allies!

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Perry Wellington Realty) 2 months ago

Hi Hannah, So glad to read about your journey and meeting the founding members. It has changed a lot and those Rain Camps were very inspiring I hear. I never had the privilege to attend any of them. I thought I heard a couple of years ago that they were coming back. I guess not.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional) 2 months ago

I am with you Hannah.  It was Kerri and Bob that got me motivated and then it was the results that kept me going.  I took a pretty good break for the last year, but I am back and blogging toward building my new market in Orlando.  It worked for Port St Lucie, so here we go again.  

Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Million $ Guild Member Cert Luxury Home Mkting Spc (Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona) 2 months ago

Hello Kathy Streib  Yes we were fortunate ! It was the glue that kept me together at the time and I love my AR blog . 

Rebecca Gaujot  We have been through so much together

Debbie Reynolds  I still remember your cooking shows . I loved them

Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage So glad you are back in Lake Nona- Florida

Thank you for being part of my network for all these years

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 2 months ago

Good morning Hannah.  Well now you sure started off right on your blogging career.  Congratulations on the feature

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 2 months ago

What a great journey Hannah. Your passion about Real Estate shines through in all your blogging efforts. You know how to grab our attention, and keep us coming back!

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) 2 months ago

What a wonderful photo!

Staying in touch is really key. Thanks for your post!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) 2 months ago

Hi Hannah Williams great ideas and excellent strategies!

Posted by Steve Bracero, First Time Homebuyer and Investor Specialist (Heisler and Mattson) 2 months ago

Good morning Hannah Williams ,

Congratulations on your feature..loved reading about your journey and meeting the founding members! Rain Camps were wonderful and I feel fortunate to have attended..learning to blog about local events and communities made all the difference in my business.

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

Well said Hannah! Mistakes made but you learned from them. That's the important thing!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) 2 months ago

Nice post with an honesty that makes it appealing, well done.

Posted by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 2 months ago

Hi, Hannah.  I think your network is doing what it needs to do by referring business your way.

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

Loved your post Hannah!  Keeping it simple and focused works for me as well.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Gordon Crawford, Your Morris County Specialist! (Gordon Crawford Home Selling Team) 2 months ago

Great points!!!

 Keep in touch .Send cards but thirty three some years and I will be honest .

Posted by Sham Reddy, CRS (H E R Realty, Dayton, OH) 2 months ago

Everyone to Hannahs after the post B.Y.O.N. (bring your own network)

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

Got a call just yesterday from someone who was referred to me from a past client. Funny thing.....I have faithfully been in touch over the years with that client. He almost never answers the phone, never returns my calls and hasen't communicated with me in several years. So imagin my surprice when a seller contacted me to sell his condo and the person that referred him was my non commuicative past client !! The lesson here is NEVER stop reaching out to people, even if they don't reach back. They are still thinking of you. 

Posted by Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA, Providing the integrity and service you deserve. (Future Home Realty) 2 months ago

Hannah, we should never take lightly the importance of our network.

You have shared how good it has been to you.

Thanks for the encouragement.

Posted by John Wiley, Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,SFR,PSA (Jones & Co. Realty) 2 months ago

Hi Hannah, 

The title describes your network perfectly.  I wish I could have been here from the beginning to be part of this wonderful network like you have been.  You have made a wonderful point about staying in touch! 

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

James Dray Lucky Lady I am I am

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  Look at you two I almost did not recognize you both -Great photo

Kat Palmiotti  It is a great photo and I must say they are all dear friends

Steve Bracero  Working by referrals is the way to go -- not buying zip codes

Thank you for being part of my Network

Hannah

 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 2 months ago

Dorie Dillard  I do not want to sound ungrateful but I would have liked to have seen StopZ and The Three Monkey post been Featured instead  as I feel very strongly about agents stop buying zip codes .  Thrilled this was Featured  did work hard on this also

Thank you for being part of my network

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 2 months ago

Sharon Tara Those who do not learn from their mistakes are doom to repeat them . Funny I talked to a lady at a title company she bent over backwards to help me . It turned out I sold her her first house 33 years ago . I was helping the other agent who was new in the business  .She said I was unforgettable She is still in the same house .

Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543  This Fall we need a meet up !!!

Gabe Sanders  You are my Stuart Florida connection

Thank you for being in my network

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 2 months ago

Gordon Crawford  So glad you enjoyed

Sham Reddy  Why are you invisable - I am so honored you like my honesty

Richie Alan Naggar BYON very interesting

Thank you for being part of my Network

Hannah

 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 2 months ago

Hannah what a great post, I missed it, glad I read it now and more so enjoyed all the comments. BTW having been in the Infantry the motto at Ft. Benning, GA Infantry school was "Follow Me" so how could  I not love this post:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 2 months ago

Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA  Something similiar happened to me . I had set an auto email for a client for a condo Mailed her for a year even called when one that she really wanted came on the market no response . I thought she purchased from someone else . Then one day she called me from an email and purchased .

John Wiley  That is so sweet of you to say - You have made my day and warmed my heart .. Really thank you so much -Means so much to me

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  You are here now and that is all that matters

Thank you for being part of my network !

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 2 months ago

Endre Barath, Jr.  You are a very important part of my network . Someone I can always sound off to Pick up the phone and talk with laugh with and you warn me to stay cool . As I do not have that military training . It is also very HOT HOT HOT here .

Thank you for being a strong force in my network

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 2 months ago

Hi Hannah -- great journey you've taken in your blogging life. I remember the first Rain Camp I attended, meeting Ben Kinney, Brad Andersohn, Bob Stewart, learning so much, being blown away with ideas. We were fortunate to have had those early experiences.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) 2 months ago

Lottie Kendall  Wasn't it an amazing experience ! You have to love all the of the young dudes they were so wise and so sweet

Thank you for being in my network

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 2 months ago

When I became an agent I had no idea how much there was to learn - and learning it by trial and error took time. The one most important thing I wish my first brokers had taught me was "Stay in touch with every client."

They didn't do it, so couldn't teach me. I shudder to think of how much business I probably lost in the years before I learned that lesson.

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

Marte Cliff  Isn't that the truth . That in one thing Brian Buffini teaches keep in touch .Write notes and Pop Bye

Thank you so much for being a part of my network

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 2 months ago

Hannah Williams . . . . Your network is the foundation for your feature business and referrals success.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) 2 months ago

Hannah

Congratulations on the feature for an informative post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) 2 months ago

Lou Ludwig Your support is very important to me

Thank you for being part of my network

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 2 months ago

Wonderful post Hannah, congrats on the feature from The AR Gods, priceless photo and your post has been featured to the group:

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Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) 2 months ago

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Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 2 months ago

Robert Vegas Bob Swetz  I hope to see more of you have been dearly missed

your good friend

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 2 months ago

Hey!  I remember the day we all posed for this one!  That was one really fun RainCamp!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital (Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.) about 2 months ago

Patricia Kennedy  We did have a blast ! You and Cindy Jones  drove down miss you both not the same without you .  It is always fun when you are around

Thank yu for being a part of my network

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 2 months ago

Good morning Hannah!  Just returning to AR after a lay off, and refreshing to hear your enthusiasm for the platform...

Thanks for writing!

Ken

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) about 2 months ago

Ken Tracy What a sweet remark and greatly appreciated . Hope to hear more from you .Hope you hit follow  and are now part of my Network as I have just hit follow and I am following you

Thank you for joining my network Ken

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 2 months ago

Hi Hannah, 

I am not sure how I missed this... Debbie Reynolds reblogged it so I am thankful! Congrats on the well deserved feature. You deserve it. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 1 month ago

Lots of agents "fear" blogging...they don't believe they write well....like everything else...it takes practice !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale (Keller Williams 414-525-0563) about 1 month ago

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  Better late then never ..must thank Debbie Reynolds 

Sally K. & David L. Hanson  Blogging is my bread and butter some agents do floor time . I do blog time

Thank you both for being part of my network

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 1 month ago

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