I know many of you have side businesses or your wives or family members have side businesses: Accounting services, moving companies, online stores, auto sales, etc.
I think we should start letting fellow members know what other products and services we offer. I know I’d much rather buy from a member than a non-member. But we can’t buy your product or service if we don’t know about it.
Nick as we discussed at the marketing siminar in Topeka, how about a question thread for RE agents? Seperate site for agents only? There is very little info/sites out there for agents to voice their concerns. We could learn from them.
I mow grass from time to time, and sometimes give away one free mowing to clients when they move in; often they do not have time to cut that first mowing when they are busy moving in.
Sounds good… and how about at the same time… a section for Vendor-Members to sell their wares to keep them from contaminating every thread elsewhere on the MB. We have a Classified section… for stuff for sale. Perhaps they should be limited to mentioning their products in there only… or be banished for life!!!
Active Rain is their playground, and I think many of the inspectors there are not of the Realtors are the enemy mindset. Personally I wouldn’t care if Realtors came here, but it could potential have an adverse affect on some inspectors here.
Say a Realtor comes here to get a question answered and it is professionally handled. Then they get the idea to start searching around this forum. They see the name of an inspector they have worked with before and read some of that inspectors other posts. The behavior of many on here would be less than appealing to someone who cares to work with other professionals.
It could work, but for some it could be harmful.
I don’t think it’s a good idea to invite people to your party when you have low regard for them in the first place. Not that all inspectors do, but there are many.