In between making calls, sending emails and catching planes, I labored with developing my website, the most important business tool in the “modern” world. Thanks to one very loyal client (and like all of you a good friend) I was able to change my domain from www.jeffmerrillyachtsales.com to www.JMYS.com – much easier to remember and search for.
The soft launch of the website was in May to coincide with the Anacortes TrawlerFest, and the “real” launch was at the end of September to tie in with the Baltimore TrawlerFest. I’ve now had a few weeks to debug and get settled and am always in the process of collecting more information to post online.
During this first year I’ve stepped away from the quarterly emails I normally sent in order to focus on building up my brokerage. I still believe phone calls and in person visits are the best ways to maintain relationships and keep in touch, but emails are pretty convenient and can cover a lot of water. Now that I am finally catching up and essentially trimming the sails of my business (as opposed to building the boat from scratch!), I hope to get back into a more regular email blast routine.
I intend to send out a mass email to my entire data base once the New Year arrives, but this email is only going to a small group of friends who have been with me from the start and have not only been instrumental, but inspirational in helping me launch my new venture and get a clear lane off the starting line.
THANK YOU for your confidence and support, it’s like a huge gust of wind and it has my momentum accelerating!
Here’s to a great 2015 for all of us and I look forward to seeing you soon!