Occasionally I find a post from a fellow REALTOR that just beggs to be repeated. This is just such a post from Bryan, Robertson.
We all know that there are many great REALTORS in almost every market, and the use of today's communication tools like FB, Twitter, web sites and blogs gives the buyer access to almost all of these agents. It is easy to make contact.
But, working with a REALTOR could be compared to working with your doctor. You picked only one primary physician that you trust. You build a relationship with that doctor and because you shared information both ways, you get the best care. At the end of the appointment, you get the information or the treatment that you need and you pay the doctors bill.
And so it is with REALTORS. Pick the one that is right for you. Share information back & forth. Build a relationship of trust. You will get the best care.
My special thanks to Bryan for allowing me to re-post this message. I am disabling comments on this post only in hopes that you will leave your comments on his blog.
Best to all,
Blogging works and it does generate leads, just like the one I got 2 days ago. I got an email from a buyer looking at three new construction properties wanting to know more. The highest priced property was $4 million so, naturally, I'm hoping to convert this person into a client. Well, I never even sent them a reply. Trust me, this gets pretty good...
Not long after I get that inquiry I get an email from a colleague in my office - a friend, in fact, asking about...the very same properties. The requests were nearly identical. So, I emailed back my friend asking if her client was the name of the person who filled in my Activerain form. It was!
I offered, as I always do, to help my colleague with this client because I had information they would need - at no commission. That's what friends do. I passed along everything I knew about the property and there was nothing that would really work for this buyer.
My lead was gone.
But, I never really had it.
- I never emailed back the lead (because it wouldn't have been ethical after talking to my colleague)
- I shared everything I knew so my friend would get this person closed
- I offered to help more if possible
I'm telling you this story because, I don't steal clients from friends or colleagues. If you ask a question through my blog or website and I find out you're working with someone else I work with, you won't get a response (unless my colleague asks me to).
My advice for buyers: Please stay loyal to your agent. If you find something useful online, share it with your agent to have them follow up. Doing so on your own comes across as disloyal. Agents work hard - please respect that.
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