The best real estate professionals understand the importance of knowing the ins and outs of their neighborhood. Your clients appreciate your ability to provide honest, unbiased recommendations for local vendors (e.g., housekeepers, landscapers, interior decorators, etc.). You have expert knowledge to share and you know how to make connections—hey, it’s your job! Use that industry knowledge to cultivate a network of trusted vendors for your clients.
Once you’ve got a list of service providers, make sure to vet each one before recommending them to your clients. After all, people buy from those they trust and any vendor you recommend reflects back on you. Do your homework on your recommended service providers with the following steps:
Of course, the best way to vet vendors is to get out in the community and meet them, and better yet, use their services! The ability to tell your clients that you have personal experience using vendors you recommend is vital; it provides your clients with a deeper level of confidence in you as a neighborhood expert. Show your clients you care about their satisfaction and their trust in you by connecting them with the best, most dependable businesses in their new neighborhood.