Well, it looks like now that we have entered 2013 the real estate market is picking up again after that terrible crash in 2008. This is good news because construction is one of the things that usually helps lead our economy out of recession, and that also means more jobs for Americans. Luckily the real estate market is up almost everywhere in the United States from it prior downturn. This might be a good time for all local chambers of commerce to set up networking groups for real estate service companies. Now then, let me explain how this ought to work.First, various realtors should be involved, and all of those who do real estate services. The types of companies which should be in a networking group of this type would be;1. Handymen
3. Pool Cleaners
5. Management Companies
6. Title Companies
7. Patio and Deck Companies
8. Property Insurance Companies
9. Heating and Air-Conditioning Companies
10. Alarm Service and Installation CompaniesThe Chamber of Commerce should also have some sort of a relocation list of all new residents moving into the area. Rather than having each company contact each new homeowner, a Chamber of Commerce representative or someone that is a representative of the real estate service networking committee at the chamber ought to make a personal visit welcoming these folks to the neighborhood. Then they can give them a list of real estate service companies that the new residents can trust.This would sort of be like a newcomers club visit, and perhaps this group could network with local restaurants and retailers and also hand out a package of coupons to the new homeowners. Generating new business makes sense for chamber members, and having trustworthy businesses in the local business community makes the consumers and folks living in the local area feel more comfortable spending their money with competent practitioners. In fact, these very concepts should be considered in the mission statement of such a group.It is my recommendation that this group meet once per week, figuring out new ways to help homeowners, and new ways to get more small businesses involved. This will also help add to Chamber of Commerce membership because each and every service business will need to be a member. How difficult is it to set up such a networking group or committee you ask? It’s quite simple, in fact the other day I was talking about this to one of our local Chamber of Commerce presidents and I explained that it would only take about 20 phone calls in a couple of meetings to get the whole thing organized.After all small business entrepreneurs are doers, not talkers, and once they see the vision, and get together it’s amazing what they can do. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.