I ran across the company/service called Happy Grasshopper, and thought they were doing something really fresh and smart. This is what they say about themselves:
"We use email to create conversations for
salespeople, small business owners & professionals."
They combine content - in their case, engaging writing and content links - with technology (email platform.)
On a whim, I wrote to their customer service address - hey, hi, you don't know me but there are some parallels, maybe there's an opportunity to work together.
Celeste - who I think is one of the co-founders - responded within 24 hours, and we were on the phone the next day. She was as engaging and charming as their emails, with a wealth of wisdom about the real estate professionals as a market. (Thanks very much, Celeste!)
If you're struggling to stay in touch with people you know, or build your recruit base, take a look at the Happy Grasshopper. If you're like me, all things being equal you'd rather do business with people you like. These folks are very real & very likable - check 'em out.
(cool service, too!)