14 Sources for Finding Real Estate Industry Contacts

Because real estate agents and other professionals typically work regionally, and because they are often small businesses, you won’t often find what we consider to be “major mailers.” So instead a “top mailers” list this month, we’re giving you the top 14 places to find potential clients.

Professional Organizations: Real estate agents, mortgage brokers, home inspectors, appraisers … they all have professional organizations that serve their needs and interests. These professional organizations can be an excellent resource for developing contacts.

For real estate agents: National Association of Realtors, http://www.realtor.com/
For mortgage brokers: National Association of Mortgage Brokers, http://www.namb.org
For home inspectors: National Association of Certified Home Inspectors: http://www.nachi.org/
For appraisers: National Association of Real Estate Appraisers, http://narea-assoc.org/

Online Directories: Online directories can direct you to relevant websites in the real estate niche. These sites may very well be your first contact for a new client.

Directory Real Estate: http://www.directoryrealestate.com/
LinkRE: http://www.linkre.com/
IBS Team: http://www.ibsteam.net/wsnlinks/
Rebuz: http://www.rebuz.com/

Affiliate Directories: If you would rather write for real estate programs – programs that teach how to invest and make money in real estate – affiliate directories are a great place to locate potential clients. You’ll also have the choice of working directly for a client or becoming an affiliate yourself and using your copywriting to make money that way.

Affiliate Directories with real estate programs:

http://www.associateprograms.com/
http://www.affiliatesdirectory.com/
http://www.affiliatescout.com/

Local Resources: When working with people in the real estate industry, it is often advantageous to work with people in your region. Local resources can help you find nearby prospects.

Chamber of Commerce: Your local Chamber of Commerce can help you connect with real estate agents and other professionals in your area.
Dex Online: The Yellow Pages online (http://www.dexonline.com/) will have plenty of local listings for real estate professionals.
CitySearch: http://www.citysearch.com/. Just enter your city of interest, and do a search on real estate.

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Published: January 9, 2008

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