New Client, New Me, I'm Excited To Be Working!!!

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Real Estate Agent with Exclusive Estates a division of Scott Gordon Realty

Yesterday I received a call from a potential buyer who had seen a new listing of mine on the WEB.  I was so excited to have my phone ring!!!  Summer time in Florida is usually on the slow side but with a slow Real Estate Market its been slower.  They wanted to see the property immediately.  Of cause I told them!   I'll meet you in an hour.   I went to the property which is located in Palm Beach on South Ocean Drive, a beautiful stretch of million dollar condo's.  My listing is at $1.395.  

 The clients turned out to be a delightful couple from Canada.  They loved my listing but felt they needed to look around more.  I sensed an opportunity since they had come on their own, so I told them that I would be happy to take them around the area.  They agreed to meet with me today. 

As I made my appointments I knew that each agent I spoke with was excited to be getting a showing.  It was great to be working and great to see some agent friends that I havn't seen in a while.  Even the Doormen were happy to see us working today!!!!!

Don't get me wrong, business has been busy for me this year.  But the action around here in Palm Beach kind of fizzles in May as everyone embarks on The Hamptons, in New York or Newport, Rhode Island. 

My clients thanked me at the end of the day and told me I did a great job.  They are now interested in not only my listing but another listing that I took them to today.  I'm positive that they will be my clients for years to come. 

As I drove home, I had a smile on my face and knew that Real Estate Sales is my kind of job.  I get to meet beautiful people and show them amazing homes and make a wonderful living.

 Here's wishing to all of you that your phone rings..........

 

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Rainer
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Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
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Sounds like a really positive experience! I love working with people who know what they want. I agree, real estate is a wonderful profession!
Aug 04, 2007 03:09 AM #20
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Chris Tesch
RE/MAX Bryan-College Station - College Station, TX
College Station, Texas Real Estate

Fascinating Lynda!  When is the busy season in Florida?  We are terribly busy up until Sept 1-Feb 1, which is our slow season.  Both our families and our students want to move during the summer.  Another side note, we have only had 3 listings (not including farm and ranch) in the last 4 years that exceeded 1 million.  The highest property I've ever sold was $750,000.

Good luck with your clients!  Make it happen!!! 

Aug 04, 2007 03:37 AM #21
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Lynda Facci
Exclusive Estates a division of Scott Gordon Realty - Manalapan, FL

Wow, thanks to everyone who has taken the time to contribute to my blog.  It feels wonderful to put out good positive energy. 

To the person who commented on the safety issue (I can't address you as you did not leave your name), please be reassured that I do not take any risks for myself or on behalf of my clients. 

I am enjoying reading everyone's post - thank you again....Lynda

Aug 04, 2007 04:05 AM #22
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Lynda Facci
Exclusive Estates a division of Scott Gordon Realty - Manalapan, FL

Hi Chris,

The busy season in Palm Beach Florida is between October up until Mother's Day....Then everyone seems to leave.  No doubt during the summer one can find a Great Deal.....They just need to come to Florida and look me up!!!  

Thanks for your good wishes.  I wish you the best also.......Lynda

Aug 04, 2007 04:09 AM #23
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David A. Podgursky PA
THE PODGURSKY GROUP @ Re/Max Direct - Boynton Beach, FL
THE PODGURSKY GROUP - Make the Right Move!

Lynda... congrats...

living right down the road from Manalapan I know how slow it can get!

glad to see your buyers are picking up.  I think we're swinging back towards good business!

 David

Aug 04, 2007 04:55 AM #24
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Lori Gilmore
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Joliet, IL
Realtor - Will County Illinois
Lynda - Ahh the sound of a ringing phone!  I actually checked mine yesterday to see if it was still working!  One of the things I love about this business is that activity can happen at a moment's notice.  People you didn't know yesterday can be your friends tomorrow.  Congratulations on the new clients.
Aug 04, 2007 05:25 AM #25
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Vicky Poe
Good Ole Rocky Top - Crossville, TN
Realtor/ Auctioneer
...when the phone rings as you set down to eat.....when the phone rings when you go to the bathroom...when the phone rings when you get on the other line...when the phone rings at any other inconvenient time  I just smile and know that my advertising dollars are at work.  Isn't that a great sound.
Aug 04, 2007 05:34 AM #26
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Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES
Congratulations Lynda. Not only did your phone ring,but it is going to bring you over a million dollars in sales. You go woman.
Aug 04, 2007 05:55 AM #27
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Kim Dean
www.RealFamilyRealEstate.com - McKinney, TX
d + b real estate, McKinney, TX REALTOR Broker/Own
It certainly is refreshing when you connect with a great client. Things have been slow here in North Texas, too. I've gotten busier in just the few days in August than I've had in a while. Congrats on the big sale coming in your future!
Aug 04, 2007 06:06 AM #28
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Lynda Facci
Exclusive Estates a division of Scott Gordon Realty - Manalapan, FL

David, Lori, Vicki, Lanre & Kim,

Thanks for adding to this blog.......I'm happy that you are all happy for me as I for you!!!!   And yes when that phone rings, no matter where we are or what we are doing, it gets answered  with a smile on our face.  It is great to be working....Lynda

Aug 04, 2007 06:20 AM #29
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
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Congrats to you Lynda! I just showed houses today in Wellington to a couple who just flew in from N.C. that I got from the web and not even from one of our listings! I love the Internet! Free blogging and get clients! Good for you! Hey we need to network; we have some nice luxury homes in Wellington and West Lake Worth listed! Katerina
Aug 04, 2007 06:35 AM #30
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Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes
Hope you are able to close this deal and many more to come. It is nice when the phone rings and it has not been ringing for awhile.
Aug 04, 2007 06:37 AM #31
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Liz Landry
The Landry Team-Keller Williams Realty - Jacksonville, FL
Good for you......I hope that phone keeps ringing. 
Aug 04, 2007 06:48 AM #32
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Lynda Facci
Exclusive Estates a division of Scott Gordon Realty - Manalapan, FL

This is so cool!  Thank you everyone for adding to my blog....Lynda

Aug 04, 2007 06:56 AM #33
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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services
What a rewarding experience.  It is good to know that there are clients who can identify a professional like yourself.  I hope that you have success in getting an offer accepted soon.
Aug 04, 2007 09:58 AM #34
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Lynda Facci
Exclusive Estates a division of Scott Gordon Realty - Manalapan, FL
Thanks Joan for your comment, it refreshing for me to have all of this good energy coming my way.  Best of luck to you......Lynda
Aug 04, 2007 10:14 AM #35
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Brad Snyder
Sierra Vista Realty - Sierra Vista, AZ
Congratulations on the feature and thanks for a great post..... ring phone, ring!!!!
Aug 04, 2007 05:07 PM #36
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Lynda Facci
Exclusive Estates a division of Scott Gordon Realty - Manalapan, FL

Yes Brad I agree - ring phone, ring!!!  Thanks for reading my blog.........Lynda

Aug 05, 2007 12:30 AM #37
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Riel Roussopoulos
RealtyXL Marketing Inc. - Vancouver, BC
Real Estate Marketing Expert

Have you thought of advertising in canada to find more "snow birds" (as we call them).

With google adwords, you could spend a few pennies to find leads that were looking for homes in Florida... from Canada.

All you have to do is buy keywords like "florida homes" "florida property" "florida beach front" but instead of buying them all across North America (which is also smart, but more expensive) you could focus on only areas like Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver (your most likely affluent cities).

Create a landing page on your site that targets Canadian Buyers, tell them all the reasons they should have a friendly local to show them around and how much you like Canadians (we're pretty likable ;)  Capture their email address and send them an autoresponder message that tells them more about you and maybe a couple of listings that you like.

Anyway... just a few free internet marketing ideas for Realtors .  If you'd like someone to implement it for you, or need some coaching on how to use the web to get more leads, feel free to contact me, I love this stuff.

Aug 05, 2007 12:59 PM #38
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Lynda Facci
Exclusive Estates a division of Scott Gordon Realty - Manalapan, FL

Riel, Thanks for the idea, I might have to look into this as a: I agree Canadians are pretty likable and b:You are right I need to target Canada.

I know in Palm Beach quite a few "Snow Birds" are from Canada.  My best friend is from Winnepeg, I just visited for a week.  We went to "Lake in the Woods" - what an amazing place.  And yes, you guys make awesome french fries!!!

Thanks for the info...........Lynda

Aug 05, 2007 01:57 PM #39
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