I recently had an email enquiry about new construction. I have written many articles on buying new homes on my main website.
This enquirer had a question or two which I happily answered. Then a few more questions but his information indicated he was already in the throws of a purchase. I had to respond asking if he was represented by a Realtor because if so I could not help.
He responded that he was dealing with the builder direct, so I proceeded to help him answer his questions. We reached a conclusion with his questions and he was satisfied he had all the information he needed to protect himself in not over-paying for the property.
Let it be said that none of his questions or my answers extended to an agency relationship. They were very general in nature and nothing I had not or would not write about in a post either here or on my website.
At the conclusion of our email conversation, this is what he wrote.
Your articles were very helpful and I'm planning on putting together a very nice review for everything you have done including the time you spent putting together your site.
So while I did not get a sale, I am getting a testimonial. In real estate it should not always be about pushing to get a sale, we can be rewarded in other ways too.