Chris Locke

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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!

Absolutely not! I want to be the source that they call to ask for these things - it gives me another opportunity for a 'touch.'

Nov 21, 2017 07:19 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 No.  

1.  Liability.

2.  Call me... I will give you some names.

Nov 21, 2017 08:23 PM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Absolutely not. This is a liability issue. I do recommend several vendors to clients but it is their choice in case someething goes wrong.

Nov 21, 2017 09:55 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I do not have that on a website. There is no reason to share valuable contacts with anybody and everybody.

Nov 21, 2017 06:39 PM
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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

I have my own local vendors page made up of 14 years worth of relationships built three transactions and networking in San Diego and I continue to add people to it: but these are my peeps I control it and only the people that earn a spot get to go in. Earning it simply means you take very good care of my clients.

Nov 21, 2017 11:37 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We have a service called Home keepr pro that we get for free through KW, I need to finish filling out the vendors in here though.

Nov 21, 2017 08:49 PM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

No, I don't think publishing a list is beneficial at all. I agree with Fred Griffin , Debe Maxwell, CRS , Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® , Joe Pryor  .  It's not possible to recommend anyone on a long list. I do have a concierge list. When clients call, it's a one-on-one recommendation as a touch point. And the recipient of the recommendation gets a personal contact from me.

Nov 22, 2017 03:43 AM
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shirley cicero
Continental West Realty - Livermore, CO
Northern Colorado Mountain Homes and Vacant Land

I have a local services page. 

https://northerncoloradomountainhomes.com/local-services/

 

Nov 21, 2017 06:56 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I used to, but didn't find that people really used it. Anyone who knew me and wanted recommendations would just call or email me. And like Debe Maxwell, CRS I prefer to have them reach out directly for the opportunity of an additional touch.

Nov 22, 2017 03:52 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. I use to but it was rarely used as most buyers already know someone they plan to call. I quit giving recommendations, now I only give suggestions when asked.

Nov 22, 2017 03:01 AM
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Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

We have an affiliate page posted by our local board which I use often:
Mineral Area Board of Realtor Affiliates

Nov 21, 2017 11:07 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do not. 

Nov 22, 2017 06:38 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Nov 22, 2017 06:32 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate
Nov 22, 2017 06:12 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I do not. Most of the time the referral could be a moving target for a specific situation or personality.

Nov 22, 2017 05:38 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Not on my page but I do have a printed sheet I can hand them.

Nov 22, 2017 05:25 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Yes I did but no one really used it. Most of the resources retired or moved on also to other things. I also included companies that I had done business with like kitchen cabinets, etc.

Went nowhere.

Nov 22, 2017 05:12 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Thanks for bringing this to my attention !

Nov 22, 2017 04:45 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

When my community website was alive and well there was a vendor resources page. The PURPOSE of the page was to drive subscribers. And it worked! Those vendors shown ALL provided these subscribers extra value.

They all offered to pay me, but the disclosure issue become too burdensome.

There are many services now doing the same thing including local HOAs.

Now I support an anonymized 'bartering' page. The PURPOSE is the snag IPs for pre-defined activity. Obviously one must subcribe and reveal much about themselves.

The laborious community and area calendar of events remains the all time traffic magnet.

Nov 22, 2017 06:09 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not have one.

Nov 22, 2017 05:04 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We do not

Nov 22, 2017 03:43 AM
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Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

I used to have one on my mortgage website. I think people saw it as a valuable resource. I am not sure where there is any additional liability as opposed to making a recommending via phone. To me it's a time saver and makes you appear to be a trusted local resource.

Dec 21, 2017 10:32 PM
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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 used to do this, but found other REALTORS were using my page.  Now I prefer to have my clients call me directly.

Nov 28, 2017 06:33 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No, I do not have. 

I do provide clients or anyone who asks with names of those I had a positive experience with, but again only upon request. 

Nov 22, 2017 11:53 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I provide one when asked

Nov 22, 2017 10:42 PM
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Mayra Espinosa Realtor San Mateo Pacifica Homes
Mayra Espinosa Broker- Realtor | Call 650-996-8961 - Pacifica, CA
San Mateo County Real Estate | Buy | Sell | Invest

I don't have one yet, but I am working on it. What I have been doing is keep the information of the people I have done work. Of course, they are responsible and professional, and I call the one that I have not I call them and ask about their services. I also check their Yelp ratings.

Nov 22, 2017 01:13 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we have that in our listing brochure.... homeowners often need work done before they list...all of our contacts in the trades are there with their contact info....

Nov 22, 2017 10:00 AM
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Chris Locke
Acton, CA

To the group saying they want to "be the source".  My question is?  How does that benefit you when people don't know you or that you have that information?

The idea with this type of page is to utilize the information to:

  1. Generate traffic to your site
  2. SEO benefit
  3. Provide value that is easily accessible to buyers/sellers
  4. Help position you as a local authority by offering this value and content
  5. Co-marketing opportunities with the businesses.  Link exchange.  More referrals from a business that you are co-marketing via this "Resource Page".
  6. Use the page and content with your marketing such as a newsletter or email message blast.  (t would drive traffic to your site, put your business in front of more people.
  7. Help with branding (see #6)
  8. You are still the "Source" of the content.  That doesn't change,

One of the best resources agents have is information.  I don't like the idea of holding tight to this info.  Id rather offer value and build a business with it.

About Liability....

In the example I posted the agent has a disclaimer.  That all you need to cover it.

Thanks to all for the replies.

Nov 22, 2017 09:48 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes and No. 

Yes - I have a neighborhood resources page, but it has contact info for the schools, utility providers, parks, hospitals, cops, top employers, etc. on it.

No - I do not list tradespeople.  I prefer to do that as a point in time recommendation, since my list of who I like is ever changing.

Nov 22, 2017 08:52 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I have a list of contacts and resources on hand but I don't share them.  I want people to call me for this information..another opporutnity to make contact.

Nov 22, 2017 08:30 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I do not have one. I like the idea of the potential traffic it could attract, but also see what others say about the liability of the listings. I would prefer to be able to speak directly with clients, so I could be aware of their future plans and to catch up with them about their life and family.

Nov 22, 2017 07:40 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I used to. Not any more.  

Nov 22, 2017 07:03 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

We all should have one. 

Nov 22, 2017 06:59 AM