Last night while on Facebook, just doing my thing, playing the games..sending it to all my friends, well, I had someone to send me an IM. It was an old work buddy, who I had seen recently. Catching up I told her I was now in Real Estate, which I love. Of course first question to me , so how is the market..lol...I know thats probably the first question most agents do hear. However, in our area, market sales were actually up last month, which is totally awesome. Anyway , gave her 2 of my business cards. I told her to keep one for herself and if she knew someone who might need my services in the future, to just pass it along.
Well last night, I got the IM from my buddy. Asking me questions about properties in her area. When I asked her what she was looking for she gave me a dollar amount, bedrooms and bath. So instead of trying to have the conversation thru instant messenger, I just called her. Its amazing how much first time home buyers DO NOT know about purchasing a home.
We talked for an hour, she was full of questions which I gladly answered. Working for a while as a loan processor, I had some knowlegde of what she would would need to apply for a loan, and the different loan programs available. Being a sales consultant is a powerful thing when you have educated yourself thru the programs offered in the community to help you keep your knowledge current..
So social networking does work, whether thru a computer, talking to someone in line.
I actually had my name tag on while I had to make a quick stop at my daughter's school. When I walked out there was a gentleman, who had waited to speak to me since he seen my Keller Williams license plate, and not to mention my magnets on the side of my car doing free advertising.
Well after a lenghty conversation and getting his info, I now have 2 leads. He wants to sell to buy and thats awesome