Had To Share!

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Kinard Realty

I had acreage listed and unfortunately it had expired. End of Story right? Wrong!- On Tuesday afternoon I received this call inquiring on the property. You say no big deal right? happens all the time, right? Well because the Land was expired and because we sold a small portion previously I explained to the potential Buyer I would need to get with the Seller and would call him back. Spoke to the Seller and got the go ahead. Seller was very excited. I went to my trust worthy phone to retrieve the number and my stupid phone would not let the number go through. After several hours on the phone with my cell phone provider and pulling one strand of my hair out at a time. I finally got someone at the cell phone company who had it going on! See this number on my cell wasn't your average 10 digit number. This number was 15 digits long.

This customer service person explained that the number I had coming in sounded like another country. She told me to add an additional three digit number to the number I had and I would be good.

I finally got someone on the phone. I told the person who I was and why I was calling. I had actually spoken with her husband. I asked the lady if she didn't mind where was I calling? Bearing in mind I live in Dalton, GA and my property is located in Lula, GA - - She said sure no problem - You have actually called Germany.

I was so blown away! I have forwarded the plat and information which is being reviewed and hopefully will develop into something but, my whole point and the reason I wanted to share is the fact that we as Realtors are truly accessible all over the world and when we list properties for our customers can say without question that we will truly be marketing their properties not just in their hometowns but, clearly all over the world.... How cool is that!!!


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Richard Strahm
American Foursquare Realty - Lansdale, PA
Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate

Very cool!  But a lesson, too.  I never trust my caller-ID.  I always ask for a call back number.  I always assume the caller is NOT at their own phone until they tell me otherwise!

Mar 04, 2010 09:47 PM #1
Donna Rattee
Coco, Early & Associates - Portsmouth, NH
Turning Dreams Into Reality

That is what I call following up!  Most people would have dropped the ball and not put forth the effort after the first attempt failed!  Good Luck!

Mar 04, 2010 09:49 PM #2
Randy Ostrander
Lake and Lodge Realty LLC - Big Rapids, MI
Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI

Paula, I use Google analytics and am always amazed by the number of oversees visitors to my site. I have sold homes to our troups looking online while serving in Iraq. Working with a gal from the Netherlands right now. Amazing.

Mar 04, 2010 09:51 PM #3
Paula Roberts
Coldwell Banker Kinard Realty - Dalton, GA

Don't you just love it!!! I love the idea that people can take a small dot on the globe from anywhere in the world and say... This is where I want to live and with today's technology can find their dream home without ever leaving the comfort of their couch!! Thanks guys...

Mar 04, 2010 10:03 PM #4
Cherry Wings Realty
Cherry Wings Realty - Traverse City, MI
Your Traverse City Michigan Realtor


That is great news to hear that we are reaching all over the country. 

Mar 04, 2010 10:04 PM #5
Randy Eide
Rapid City, SD
Black Hills, SD

My best story is about the buyer from Guam who signed the purchase offer the day before I sent it to him!  Overseas transactions are fun!

Mar 04, 2010 10:04 PM #6
David Obbee
Obbee.com - Agoura Hills, CA

Paula: Thanks for sharing!  I admire your persistence- good for you! 

Mar 04, 2010 10:07 PM #7
Dennis Duvernay Broker/Owner
Hillview Realty - Northbridge, MA

That is cool....great follow-up work...

Mar 04, 2010 10:15 PM #8
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