SSWBN – Networking Nova, January 2012
Each month the SSWBN Membership Team recognizes a member(s) who
exemplifies the qualities of a Networking Nova, a person(s) who embodies the
Network’s core values of coaching, contacts and collaboration; someone who is visible at many SSWBN
events and who treats others with respect and dignity. In addition, this person(s) utilizes the Network to build his/her business and helps others do the same.
Congratulations to Kathleen Keegan from Real Estate Rocks!
I like how the Network has so many facets to it. There is something for everyone. I love the networking luncheons – food and networking, you can’t go wrong. I like the Professional Development Day. I really enjoyed serving on that committee. I’m just now getting ready to join a round table. Also, I love utilizing the benefit of the three-minute talk.
Real estate is a referral-based business. When someone is going to sell or buy a house, typically they ask for a recommendation, versus looking in a directory. Having the Network has been key to my
success. One of my most recent success stories with a SSWBN member came when I listed a house for Kristin Foristall, owner of Sweet K (outstanding cookies, by the way). I went in with my Staging Team, took lots of terrific photos, marketed the house and had an accepted offer within 12 days! And then I helped Kristin and her family find an amazing home.
That connection would not have happened without the Network. I seldom do any type of cold marketing. It’s about making a connection with people. Thank you, SSWBN, for helping me and Real Estate Rocks meet so many great people.
I highly recommend attending the luncheons or breakfasts and joining a committee (join me on the Professional Development Day Committee!). Being a part of the Network is important if you are a small business owner. Since I opened my own real estate office (Real Estate Rocks) two years ago I am
impressed with all the support and encouragement and ideas.
I feel like this Network is similar to that wonderful old show Cheers … where everybody knows your name
…”. When you walk into an event, the energy is always so high and positive – and inspires lots of hugs. This Network is successful because of the strong bonds that each member forms with other members. Thank you for nominating me as a Networking Nova!
Excited for 2012!!