Monday, July 26, 2010

The POWER of Google and the INTERNET!

It's been some time since I've been blogging and making a presence on the web. I've been working behind the scenes lately re-building my business.

A month ago I moved to a new firm and have never been happier. No longer do I have the stress of "volume! volume! volume!" - something that is great if you are selling lemonade or pizza at a stand.

However, it is my firm belief that in order to provide a service and value to your clients, you need to be able to give them 110% of your attention when they need it.  My new firm,
Real Estate Investors Group (REIG) is a boutique firm specializing in NY rentals, sales and commercial. This move enables me to create an overall portfolio for my clients and their referrals. I now have greater access to management companies, commercial listings, and easier access to sales availabilities than ever before!

Since this transition, I haven't been able to advertise listings, aggressively meet new clients, and build up my "pipeline" to make sure I have enough business in my book.  That's alright! The month of July was one of my best months ever in this business. (Best month meaning a closing rate of six out of seven deals as oppose to four out of 24!) It has allowed me to plan ahead in the event a rough patch hits.  The month of August brings me some much needed time off and a trip back to where I grew up for my High School reunion, as well as to see my friends and family in

Coming back to the title of this blog post... I tend to get nervous when I am not regularly advertising, blogging, tweeting and facebooking what is going on in the industry and more specifically, my business. And just when I start to worry, last weekend I received a call from a new client who was researching a building online and came across my blog on google. It led him to my
website where he decided to give me a call to talk. Within 15 minutes, I set an appointment with him, and two hours later showed him four buildings in the area which he loved one in particular, put in an application and we did a lease signing on Monday.  the FASTEST deal ever! I am talking just over a 24 hour turnaround!

My preferred browser is Google Chrome!

This just goes to show the power of the internet and what it can do for entrepreneurs and your business. That being said, I invite you to keep up on what I am doing by subscribing to my blog.  Every time I write a new post, you'll receive an email about it so you don't have to keep checking for updates.  It can't get any better than that right?

And towards the end of August, I will be back with all new updates, listings and information that you will need in order to make a well-informed decision when it comes to buying or renting your next home here in NY.

You can always reach me at 323-697-0799 to talk about your needs and to just say hello. You'll see right away that I am not like other brokers. That in itself is value!


* Exciting News for Loft Renters! NY Passes First Legislation in 20 Years *

Under a sweeping law passed by the State Legislature, hundreds of former factory buildings and warehouses across New York City can become legal residential lofts. It is the first expansion of the loft laws in more than two decades and extends the classic Cinderella renter’s story far beyond Lower Manhattan, where most of the city’s legal lofts had been concentrated, into latter-day SoHos like Williamsburg, Brooklyn; Bushwick; and Long Island City, Queens...

Read the rest of the story on the website HERE.

As always, I am here as a resource to help you make one of the most important decisions you will probably have to face this year. Contact me at 323-697-0799 to discuss your needs whether it's to change your scenery by renting a new apartment or to know your options if you are considering purchasing a home.