When Success Comes Calling Will You Answer?

Real Estate Agent with Lake and Lodge Realty LLC

This was another great weekend for me. While playing with my grand kids in the back yard I received a phone call from someone who could not find an agent to show them a home. Of course I took half an hour out of my week end and showed them the house. Next I took another half hour out to WRITE AN OFFER. Sunday morning I was at the driving range punishing a bucket of balls and another person called to see if there was any way I could show them a cottage. Of course I left the course and showed them the cottage. Not what they were looking for but we have an appointment next week end to show them a few I have picked out. I absolutely love agents that turn their phone off Friday night and won't pick up till Monday morning. I get about 20 sales a year from people that can't reach them. All of my advertising says "Yes...I work Weekends!" and it amazes me how many calls it produces. Both of these people took a combined total of about 4 hours out of a two day weekend. Sounds like a good trade. Have a great week end and best of luck in all you do. Thanks for reading.

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Randy Ostrander
Lake and Lodge Realty
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Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
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Good for you...People who wants to work-work.

Have a great day Randy!

Jul 18, 2010 12:56 AM #1
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Congrats on the success!  I am also one of those agents that rarely turns my phone off.  It has definitely helped business.  I like your idea of marketing "I work weekends", might have to borrow that. :)

Jul 18, 2010 01:18 AM #2
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches


You make an excellent point.  I've taken seminars/webinars where a "Successful Agent" will immediately let a prospective client know he or she is not available at the drop of a hat  in order to show his/her own importance to the world.  I especially like the ones who say they never show after 5 pm or on the weekend! (No, but their assistants have to. . .)

We're in a service business and we're in a tough economy -- that means our fudiciary responsibility as the listing agent includes getting as much exposure as possible.  Without those listings to show, where would we be?

I love the idea of your tag line -- way to go!

Jul 18, 2010 01:25 AM #3
Bill Travis
Captain Bill Realty, LLC - Gilbert, AZ

Randy, you must not be an avid golfer. Some golfers I know would turn down a sex offer to finish the round of golf. :-)

I'm not a golfer, so I wouldn't turn it down.

Jul 18, 2010 02:06 AM #4
Don Spera
CR Property Group, LLC - East York, PA
Serving York and Adams County, PA

Randy, thanks for sharing your post with us.  You were able to get some business accomplished along with relaxation over the weekend.  You found a balance of time.  Every ones personal situation is different, but whatever works, as there should always be a point of contentment.

Jul 18, 2010 02:23 AM #5
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