Active Rain Question Of The Day....(Chaulk Sound As Scribbled, Hen Stratched On Black Board)

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Real Estate Agent with MOOERS REALTY ME Broker License 106759

Once a day, like fresh squeezed 100 percent blog fruit juice, here is the topic to chew on, tap out some recycled electrons to give your tip, your two cents.

todays special diner boardThe men and woman wearing the "R", the related industry real estate professionals are the folks in the trenches. And that is where the best fruit is found, low hanging all over the place.

Todays daily special question posted in the busy, noisy Greasy Spoon Diner, over the double swinging kitchen doors is "Improving the real estate agent, broker's public reputation, perception...ways you can do it day to day to boost our rating, Dick and Jane's public opinion"

Example, you are on one side of a real estate transaction, offer made on a property and seller has not responded. It has been twenty minutes. You as the agent, broker, guy or gal with the "R" on make a big deal, loud fuss about what is taking so long.

Adding you think that joker representing the other party is probably holding the offer from being presented blah blah blah venom spewed and sputtered.

Or you could take the high road. Remind the buyer the offer just made twenty minutes ago to the sellers takes a little time to deliver, digest, sink in.

Or like buyers that are not always planted next to a phone, don't always carry a cell, could be on vacation. Getting a root canal or under the knife with beeping monitors during a heart triple by pass life experience. Instead of taking the position something's rotten, someone's sneaky, crooked, maybe the time provided special of the day, active rain questionto respond to the low ball offer is not long enough. Or the owner has to consult with the other half of the ownership, etc. Period.

Jot down your situation, how you as the agent, real estate broker can help keep things civil. Not get in to unprofessional drama, he said, she said conversations that may or may not be going on. Show the other guy or gal wearing the "R" that may not be on your Christmas card list in a favorable light.

Maine, a tad out spoken, but you always know where you stand here in Vacationland.

"How to improve the public image of the real estate agent, broker" todays special of the day question. Thanks for stopping in to the AR Greasy Spoon Diner. Leave us a tip. Yesterday's road kill, I mean special of the day question in case you missed it. It made the Pat Kennedy top fifteen AR blog menu too.

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Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
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Andy....you must stay up all night thinking about how to present an every day situation in real estate....and I'll take an order of fish and chips.....hold the trans fats please....

Nov 22, 2010 12:28 AM #1
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Liz and Bill Spear
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Andy, I've heard it said time and again, people like THEIR agent, it's the profession that has a bad rep.  We bust our butts for our clients to make the transaction as smooth and seamless as possible.  Part of that process is "shielding".  If it's relevant, we'll let them know...but if the other agent says/does something on the stupid side of the spectrum, we'll handle it, and the clients don't need to know and get riled up.  They don't have to know the other agent isn't the model of professionalism.  Hopefully by the time we're done, their opinion of the business will be a bit better.

Nov 22, 2010 12:28 AM #2
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
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Barbara...nope, these blog posts just pour out, are written under water (in the shower during concerts and thinking about what to write about today) Thanks for popping in. Thanks for your two cents today. And for stopping in to the AR Greasy Spoon.Come back for lunch, the Maine fresh blueberry pie warmed up with home made vanilla ice cream will get you through the afternoon, put a spring in your step.

L&B...You are so right. We shoot ourselves in both feet if we don't get along and remember you and I don't own the property the buyer wants the keys to. Less personalities clashing, more property listed, showed, trips to the long simulated wood real estate closing table is way way more fun, productive.

Nov 22, 2010 12:34 AM #3
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

The menu board means you did not have enough at the last breakfast, lunch, dinner pit stop. Good point Marisa.

Nov 22, 2010 09:06 AM #5
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Patience is such a virtue!  I've had sellers take several days to respond and as long as I'm confident that they're not ignoring us, I encourage my buyers to be patient as well.  The pushier we are, the worse deal we get!  Selling a home is a big decision and I don't invest or spend large quantities of money at the spur of the moment either.

Dec 27, 2010 05:34 AM #6
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
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Debe...think like a buyer or seller and all of us have been in those shoes before ourself personally. Like Mr Rogers change in to your buyer or seller shoes through out the day.

Dec 28, 2010 12:11 AM #7
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Arpad Racz
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When I am meeting new people in a social environment, I let them ask me what I do, and give them as much detail about the market and real estate as they ask for, but avoid being pushy Altogether, as this is part of the perception issue we face.

 

 

Jun 21, 2011 08:58 AM #8
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ARSV ... So true!

Jun 21, 2011 11:14 AM #9
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