To me, working with anyone that I know more than an acquaintance in the community, is who I prefer to give my business to. Another criteria is that they are Women’s Council of REALTORS members.
For example, Heather Twardus, she is a title rep for Old Republic Title Company. I met her back in 2012 at a few WCR programs. It wasn’t until 2013, that I actually saw her as a title rep. I always enjoyed running into her at marketing meetings, lunch meetings, and socials, but I never thought to have her become one of my vendors. But once I did, I am soooo happy I did!!
There is nothing more cool than being able to take care of files while a marketing meeting or thru a text because of that established relationship. This afternoon, an escrow I opened with her office is about to close and I wanted to send SOLD postcards to the community. I asked her for the database of that complex and she dropped off labels and sent me an excel file that I can send to a printer to do my mailings. Oh, she also gave me contact info for a couple of printers to check out.
Also, she got me set up on ORTConline.com. What a great and useful tool that website offers!