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Asheville- Real Estate Web 2.0 & BUILDING CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS - Part 3- Localism

Asheville- Real Estate Web 2.0 & BUILDING CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS 2009    Part 3
Professional Interpretation via REALTOR® and Local Expert.

In Part 2 of this series I noted that REALTORS®  possibly more so than other professionals, weave a tapestry where a dream can be fulfilled. ...the Dream, and to some extent, the very purpose of life... Real Estate professionals and our clients can exercise our talents within the reasonable boundaries of  this process, get what we want, and not give it away, but share it wisely.

REALTORS® offering objective fiduciary counsel are in the very unique position of  being able to bring all parties together in a cooperative effort.... And this is founded not only on providing data and information, but on bringing meaning to it through our  knowledge and expertise, our resources , our networks and connections, and, most especially through professional interpretation from the vantage point of  the local expert. 

(What is going on in this photo.  If you would like to know...just ask the local expert...)

2 Questions and 1 Answer

However, since these days approximately 87%of consumers search online BEFORE they ever really get to meet  the prized local expert, a question arises;

1) WHERE can they discover a  point of connection, interaction;a "place"  where neighbors and  artists, chocolatiers,  bakers, clothiers, organic grocers and purveyors of eco-friendly products can let folks know about the "aura and atmosphere" of neighborhoods in which they work, build families and grow? 

2) WHERE can consumers touch base build relationships based on getting to know the authentic voices they find there?


I have found that Localism provides that  much sought after "place".... It's a wee social network attuned to local communities. Consumers enjoy building relationships with real estate professionals who grasp what they choose to create, want to know what is important to them,  are ready to assist clients with objective fiduciary counsel and advocacy.  Regardless of the starting point, developing a relationship over time can  empower  clients .

I decided long ago that I liked the ideaof developing relationships over time. I decided that  a great  way to do this was through my Localism blog and Outside Blogs where I can get expansive on activities and neighborhood events in various sustainable communities in the Greater Asheville area. Oftentimes, I will report on a newsworthy subject.

This month the stories have been about the local impact  and the importance of sustainable development . Around the kitchen table we have been shaking out heads and discussing the apparent lack of forethought in eco-sensitive design  --THAT (as you may or may not be aware)  can lead to landslides and steep slope situations our clients might choose to avoid. Also we'be been noodling and reporting on Obama's Tax Incentives and what that means to all of us, including 1stTime Homebuyers here in the Greater Asheville area..


for Part 4 on building rapport and your kitchen-table conversations...go HERE

(*)/'(*)    .......... keep on rolling into the sustainable  world you can create today and tomorrow!. .........................    .............

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Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 10 years ago

Hi janeAnne--

I have been a part of our regional green building association for a few years now and they continue to provide an amazing array of information to members and the general public too.  Check them out at  In late March and April, they are offering everything from native plant and gardening workshops to inspecting photo voltaic systems for code compliance to a workshop on the CA Solar Iniative.  A busy group of dedicated professionals! 

Posted by Tamara Perlman (Referral Network Inc.) almost 10 years ago

I agree with what you said. Building relationships is fundamental to having a client who trusts you  and sticks with you.

Posted by Stephanie Feinzilberg (Remax Services) almost 10 years ago

Very nice series. Great info that everyone should take to heart!

Posted by Mark Hall, Homes for Sale Vancouver Washington (Realty One Group Cascadia) almost 10 years ago

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