Rules for working with a Realtor. It's as easy as 1,2, 3

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Have you ever ordered something or tried to get an update about something and never gotten a call back? It is real frustrating and discourteous isn't it?

Rule 1 If you have decided on another way to go call your Realtor back when they call you. Let them know. Instead of thinking I do not want to make this person angry you actually will make them happy you have updated them and shown them the same courtesy you would want shown to you.

Have you ever been in a store and had a clerk ask you if you need help? Did you tell them not to spend time with you as are only looking?

Rule 2 If you are only looking tell the Realtor up front just like you did the clerk. Let the Realtor decide if they want to spend time with you. You may find the Realtor can put you on an email drip and send you valuable information with out being in front of you all the time.

Have you ever bought something , got it home and had no idea how to make it work?

Rule 3 Talk to your Realtor . Ask them questions. You are making a BIG purchase. Use the professional. I bet if you buy an electric drill for 30 dollars you ask a bunch of questions. Shouldn't you use a Realtor and ask a bunch of questions if you are spending 300,000 dollars?

Use these 3 rules and you and your Realtor will have a good experience together. Good working relationships lead to happy buyers and sellers. It is as easy as 1,2,3


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Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,


Hi Charlie:

You're is as easy as 1 2 3.

Good recommendation to the public, it's always best to be upfront and courteous!

Feb 11, 2010 10:33 AM #1
Jeanean Gendron
The Address Realty - Redding, CA
Specializing in Selling Unique Properties

Hello Charlie, good advice for sure. Sometimes the simple things get complicated. I hate that. I like your advice here!

Feb 11, 2010 11:03 PM #2
Susan Brown
Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too) - Kingwood, TX

Charlie, Love the comparison with the $30 drill and the $300K home.  Great stuff.

Feb 11, 2010 11:49 PM #3
Big Canoe Resident


I'm not a realtor but I would like to reply to Rule One. Doesn't the realtor have just as much responsibility, as the customer?

This is what I hear from my friends who are trying, or given up trying, to sell their Big Canoe homes. "My realtor/s were hot to get me to sign the contract to sell my house, but they would not return my phone calls. They did return my calls when the contract period was about to expire."

Does Big Canoe have too many realtors?

Every Tom, Dick, Harry and Mary Jane at Big Canoe wants to sell property here, but few, unlike you, want to put in much effort.

They want to secure the right to sell a house (get it under contract), and then they want to sit back while some other go-getter (like yourself) sells the house; they get to collect their half (3 ½ percent) for just getting someone to sign a piece of paper.

As I have told others, you have got to be very careful with who you sign a contract to sell your house. Only the go-getters will return your calls and put in the effort to sell your house. It's a shame that Big Canoe has so many realtor imposters.

I do recommend you as a good realtor; others I don't. 


Feb 12, 2010 12:56 AM #4
Charlie Ragonesi - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

Thanks for your comment. number 4 resident. I agree with you 100 percent. do unto others.....

Feb 12, 2010 01:01 AM #5
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Great advice, Charlie.   I don't like when sales people hound me, so I never do it to a prospective buyer.  I will place them on drip campaigns, as you said.  In fact, this past weekend, I had a couple in from Pennsylvania who have been on my drip campaign for over two years. 

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