|Re: Referral Fees?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Ann Zabaldo (zabaldoearthlink.net)|
|Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 19:03:15 -0700 (PDT)|
Craig -- waaaay back in 1996-98 when I was a partner at Liberty Village Cohousing we did offer members $1,000.00 if they referred someone who joined. I don't believe anyone ever took advantage of this offer and it was dropped or more accurately simply faded away. My guess is that members of the group don't need motivation to refer people.
This idea of offering referral fees to people outside the community is an interesting one. I hope it proves fruitful and meshes well w/ the cohousing "way" (whatever that means!) For groups far from population centers this could be a very good way to get the word out about their community and in turn help individuals looking for a community find a match for themselves.
I'm for whatever works. Best -- Ann Zabaldo Principal, The Cohousing Collaborative Cohousing Consultant --Takoma Village --Eastern Village --Baltimore City --Annapolis --Concord Village “The Road to Enlightenment is Long and Difficult... So Bring Cookies and a Magazine.” Wk 202 546 4654 FAX 202 291 8594 6827 4th St. NW #312 Washington, DC 20012-1945 On Jul 12, 2006, at 4:19 PM, Craig Ragland wrote:
I have not, yet, heard from anybody who has actually tried referral fees - although many cohousing units have been placed on the commercial real estatemarket, with those associated "finder fees." Craig ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Craig Ragland <craigragland [at] gmail.com> Date: Jul 8, 2006 9:15 PM Subject: [C-L]_ Referral Fees? To: Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> I was wondering if people had experience using referral fees? In looking at the archives, I found this ad from 2003: --------------OLD 2003 LISTING---------------- Send someone to Colorado Springs Cohousing, earn $1,000 Louise Conner or Casa Verde Commons (Colorado Springs, CO) writes:We will pay any cohouser outside our community who sends us a homebuyer areward of $1,000. The buyers you refer to us need to tell us that yousent them our way. That's all there is to it! [if any of you reading thishappen to buy, please do say that Coho/US sent you! We need the dough. Other donations also welcome.]http://www.ColoSpringsCohousing.com/ <http:// www.colospringscohousing.com/>_________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
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