I got the listing the old-fashioned way. No technology. No internet. No kidding!

Real Estate Agent with PK Real Estate Utah South UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

I got the listing the old-fashioned way. No technology. No internet. No kidding!I got the listing the old-fashioned way. No technology. No internet. No kidding!


As I arrived 5 minutes early to my scheduled appointment, I was excited, thrilled and ready-to-list-this-house! I only had to convince the seller to make the best choice. The night before I improved the listing presentation by making it specific to that property and printed it out in full color and bound it professionally.


I set-up my laptop on his dining room table and couldn't connect to the internet. What?! Oh no! I remained calm and quickly explained that everything was included in the presentation that was on-line. We thoroughly discussed the marketing / advertising plan for his home. It helped that previously we sold a home in the same neighborhood rather quickly at a great price.


I closed with saying that "I may not be the top producing agent in the area but I am an honest and hard-working agent that will get positive results!" A day later after meeting with another agent, the seller phoned to say that he chose me to represent him.

We had his home under contract in 3 days. Would he say he picked the right agent, even with no technology, no internet? Yes, and he did.


No kidding!

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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Rockledge, FL
... a small office, delivering big service!

Even with the Internet and all the other bells and whistles, it comes down to you...You did it! Congrats!

Aug 23, 2011 01:52 AM #1
Sherri Wellborn
Reliant Realty, Murfreesboro - Murfreesboro, TN
Murfreesboro TN Homes & Real Estate

Awesome job Wanda!  And I loved your statement that you may not be the top producing agent but were hard working and honest!!  That's all a seller really wants.  

Aug 23, 2011 01:53 AM #2
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

If listing agents only knew.  You can have a great online listing presentation, but often the bottom line is WHAT YOU LEAVE WITH THE SELLER.


Aug 23, 2011 02:01 AM #3
Bill Burke
Keller Williams Realty - Salem, NH
REALTOR, Residential NH Real Estate Pro

Great Job! I love how you wer honest and mentioned that you "May not be the top producing agent". Sometimes that honestly is more important to the seller and it also shows them that you are willing to work just as hard, if not harder than those top producing agents. Nice Job!

Aug 23, 2011 02:07 AM #4
Charlie Dresen
Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty - Steamboat Springs, CO
Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
Nice. I must admit I'm a techie guy and have all the tools to show it. But I love just sitting down and having a conversation. No iPad, no computer,
Aug 23, 2011 02:10 AM #5
Morris Massre
Pembroke Pines, FL
Real Estate Instructor Broward County Florida

That is what you call improvising on the fly.  And you did well.  Obviously the seller must have liked something about you.

Aug 23, 2011 02:54 AM #6
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Wanda, I have had this happen about three times recently. I just got an iPad2 to put my listing presentation on so this doesn't occur. But I also have a packet to leave. Great job. You obviously knew your market well and that's why the house was under contract in 3 days.

Aug 23, 2011 04:36 AM #7
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
PK Real Estate Utah South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you Gary, Staying calm really helped!

Sherri, Being honest is definitely the way to go!

Lenn, I agree and always do a wow! presentation and it is theirs to keep.

I appreciate that Bill. And know 2 things when I give my presentation, they will either hire me or they will won't, I work hard to make it me.

Charlie, I love all the newest and great tech stuff too and realize I may need to upgrade in a few areas.

Morris, I had sold a home in that neighborhood and due to the marketing efforts had 2 offers by noon the day after posting it on the MLS.

Tammie, I am very thankful for the outcome!


Aug 23, 2011 06:11 AM #8
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hi Wanda,  Honest and hard working works everytime.  Still in Yellowstone but taking a fast break.

Aug 23, 2011 09:04 AM #9
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Wanda - I don't use the computer when I do a listing presentation - I talk to the client, let them know what I will do, take a lot of notes and make sure that they have been to my website. You don't need to use the internet to let people know you will work hard for them and be honest. Those two qualities are the most important ones out there! Bravo!

Aug 23, 2011 10:06 AM #10
Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta

Wanda, obviously you don't need the "glitz" to impress a prospective seller.  Congratulations on another happy client.

Aug 23, 2011 10:18 AM #11
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
PK Real Estate Utah South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you Will! I hope to see some great pics when you return! Enjoy!

You have a good point Barbara-Jo and and yes, hard work and honesty rule!

Chris, I agree that being internet savvy is important but am glad he chose me and was indeed honored.

Aug 23, 2011 02:28 PM #12
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!


Way to go. Sometimes it is old fashioned inginuity and technolgy may not be readily at hand.

Aug 23, 2011 02:36 PM #13
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


If anybody ever questions whether they have the right agent in St. George, Utah...have them call me.


Aug 23, 2011 03:52 PM #14
Cal Yoder
Keller Williams Elite - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Great job Wanda and congratulations! It is exciting to do the job well.


Aug 23, 2011 09:36 PM #15
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
PK Real Estate Utah South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Tom, Thank you and am glad the presentation was put together well.

Rich, That really means a lot to me, thank you! Ditto!

Cal, I appreciate that and yes, exciting too!

Aug 24, 2011 05:59 AM #16
Rita Fong
RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590 - Marion, AR
Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale

Wanda, he is a smart client who knows how to choose a great agent to help him sell his house.

Aug 26, 2011 11:03 AM #17
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
PK Real Estate Utah South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Oh, Thank you Rita! And yes, he is a smart man! :)

Aug 26, 2011 11:24 AM #18
The Friendly Home Team
Realty Pro Oregon, LLC - Beaverton, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

I love it when I meet someone via personal connections and then have their home under contract faster than I can even use the internet to advertise it.

Aug 26, 2011 03:42 PM #19
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
PK Real Estate Utah South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Todd, It is exciting, I agree!

Aug 26, 2011 04:33 PM #20
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