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Ok....so may I assume you are going to take it personally if I don't like your listing? Then why are you calling me for feedback? Oh yes, I know....because you honestly think that almost a week after the showing you might find that we've just "forgotten" to call you with our full-priced offer?
Yep...that's it! Thank you for calling to remind me to write that darn offer! :)
I'm really busy and I dread the phone calls from agents which start "Hi, thank you for showing my listing last week....can I get some feedback?"
Oh no..maybe if you call me as I drive away from the listing, I might remember the purple granite in the kitchen or the master retreat which seems to take the place of an actual bathroom on the second floor....but a week later? 20-50 houses later? I have no idea. All I can really tell you is that we aren't writing an offer. Then sometimes I get things like "it's the one with the great kitchen?" or "my listing was the one with the roses in front?" thanks, that helps alot :)!
Then sometimes I do remember....."Oh yes, the one that smelled like wet dog?" or "Is it the house with the smoker?" or finally "Didn't that listing have orange walls and green trim?" And for some reason, the agent often finds this feedback offensive. Hey....it's not your house, this is not a criticism of YOU, your listing has a few issues and I wish you well.
I really don't call for feedback.....I do follow-up to find out if there is something we can do to put a deal together. I'm fully aware if the carpet needs replacing, if the sellers need to make their beds (every day) and if the the touch-up paint doesn't cover the crayon smiles in the kids old bedrooms. I don't need to hear it from another agent. What I do want to know is other than that...can we put something together.
I don't call a week later.....I call that evening. Isn't that why we are so connected? Isn't that why we have electronic lock boxes? I think so. There is one agent in my area who calls me the minute I drive away. He gets a text message every time one of his lock boxes is accessed. (I admit I haven't looked into this yet), but I love showing his listings. If we are there and he calls....we can ask about the broken window or the water puddle in the grass...and often, we can get past it and give him an offer.
I'm thinking that calling for "feedback" is a non-threatening way to make a phone call. If you really need me to point out the negatives, then take it like a man (you women too :))....if it's just a way to see if we can work a deal....then don't wait a week, and just ask me that. I'll tell you!
Dre no. 01494165 Broker/Associate
HÔM SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
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