Congratulations to Kathleen Keegan from Real Estate Rocks!

If memory serves, I have been a member of the SSWBN for six or seven years.  Wow, that has flown.

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!!