Nat Wallen, Founder of the BellaRuby Free Real Estate CRM (BellaRuby LLC)

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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

You have to make time to stay in touch its the foundation

Mar 03, 2018 09:07 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I am usually up very early and value those two hours before turning on my phone.  I email past clients often.

Mar 02, 2017 08:21 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not currently using time blocking,but have done so in the past.

Mar 01, 2017 06:08 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yes, Nat Wallen!  I do block time each day for that - and I make myself stick to that time too!

Feb 28, 2017 08:56 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Nat - I do not, but probably should. Something to think about.

Feb 28, 2017 07:53 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I save a little time in each day to prospect. My days are full.

Feb 28, 2017 03:57 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Thankfully I have my monthly newsletter that at least keeps me focused once a month.

Feb 28, 2017 02:20 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am terrible at keeping in touch.

When we bump into each other at meetings we enjoy the reconnect, or if either of us has something important to say we pick up the phone.

Those uncomfortable time wasting calls just for the sake of filling a time block serve no purpose other than to waste time and diminish the relationship.

Feb 28, 2017 01:14 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I don't time block it.  I use to have a system to remind myself to send them a handwritten card once a year and connect with a few every week. I don't do that anymore.  I just tend to keep in touch with who I want to, we send out Christmas cards and CMA's once a year

Feb 28, 2017 12:30 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    I used to email, followed by phone call, invite for lunch or coffee.  I have been off-schedule for several months now.  Need to catch up!

Feb 28, 2017 11:22 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Call 5 past clients a week to stay in touch

 

Feb 28, 2017 10:02 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I work harder to keep up with my routine

Feb 28, 2017 09:21 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have my routines, but I've never time blocked. I touch all my paqst clients at least 30x per year and I'm on auto-pilot doing it.

Feb 28, 2017 09:19 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

The good ole USPS once a month or every other month.

Feb 28, 2017 08:58 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Nat yes we do and we have for many, many years consitently through calls, emails, newsletters, coffees, lunch, client events - all kinds of ways. And it's fun!

Feb 28, 2017 08:13 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Staying in touch with past clients ... it is a soft touch email every three weeks. I am not one to call my people and ask for referrals. They know who I am and where to find me.  If they need me, they will call.  And they do call. I just closed a past client from 10 years ago. I am now working with a past client from 5 years ago.  When we are good and memorable ... they remember us. 

Feb 28, 2017 07:53 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Only as necessary...

Feb 28, 2017 07:43 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I do not book specific time but staying in touch is part of my plan, in a variety of ways.

Feb 28, 2017 07:25 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Nat,

We always have time for our past clients, and we do stay in touch with a phone call.  A

Feb 28, 2017 07:11 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we focus on new business, and past clients always see our names and faces with our marketing......we're listing agents and many of our clients have relocated out of state....

Feb 28, 2017 07:05 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I leave them on the email list. 

Feb 28, 2017 07:04 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Started scheduling daily tasks and sticking to it.

Feb 28, 2017 07:02 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't block - my schedule changes too frequently

Feb 28, 2017 06:46 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes, my CEO and COO hours are blocked.

CEO Hours-database, closed clients-keep in touch calls.

COO Hours-prospecting and active customer service calls.

Feb 28, 2017 06:19 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I do not time block.

I do organize past clients into priority groups.

The highest priority group talks to me every month, sometimes more frequently. Why? Because they are "TOP OF MY MIND."

I find the 'touch' to be completely natural and inspired by an interest that they have revealed. Keeping them TOP OF MIND means I don't have to fabricate a message and reason to call. Since they all know I am an avid runner, they most often call me to share with me who dropped dead running recently.. Now how great is that!

The other two groups I do schedule and most touches are technology with at least two calls a year, or an event based call.

For example, I recently sponsored an exhibition at the local art museum and invited those from the B group to attend as the VIP they are, to get them to up their game and get into the A group. The A group. Well they have lunch with the mayor and me.

Feb 28, 2017 06:07 AM