Grab your gadget

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with The Corcoran Group

Remember landlines and answering machines?  They've gone the way of Betamax and the dodo, but lots of listing agents cling to them like life buoys  adrift in a sea of 21st century technology.

These days, just as many deals are closed on the darker side of 9-5, and "office hours" is now an irrelevant phrase.  The mobile office ... open all day and all night. Your listing agent should open 24/7/365... and always with a fresh pot of coffee on.

After all, selling your house is the biggest transaction you're likely to ever make. You need a listing agent you can rely on. Like a doctor, always on call. And now that these calls come in so many different ways, make sure your listing agent has a website with clear contact info, including email address and mobile phone/pager/Blackberry number.

And... of course... a blog. 

Because the real estate market in Jupiter is ready to bust loose. Top down, wind in its hair, bugs in its teeth. Make sure you have a Jupiter listing agent who won't be asleep at the wheel when the deal's ready to break.

The U.S. News & World Report offers  "7 Ways to Avoid a Crummy Real Estate Agent."  Read it, ingest it, follow it... because I couldn't have said it better myself.

So when you want the best... choose your gadget.  Just don't try telepathy... Even I'm not quite there yet!

 

Comments (5)

Victor Amadi
PRODUCER Realty, LLC - Greenville, SC
Greenville SC Realtor

Times have definitely changed. I may not physically be up working 24/7, but my systems do.

Mar 19, 2011 11:42 AM
Rick Thomas
Fort Myers, FL

I agree with the concept, additionallyI really like the way the way you put it to words!

Mar 19, 2011 11:44 AM
Karen Seeman
Exit on the Hudson Realty - Tenafly, NJ
CDPE, (201) 247-0556, bergencountyhomes4sale.c

When you said grab your gadget, I was expecting something else altogether.  With Blackberry, you can be any place doing business on behalf of clients anywhere.  Although I don't think I'll set up touring appointments past 9:00pm.  If something is pending I'll be waiting until all hours for the phone call or the email.

Keep on rocking your gadgets!

Mar 19, 2011 12:13 PM
Doug Bullwinkel
Envoy Mortgage,NMLS ID 6666 - Sacramento, CA
Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609

This is why most of us have no life outside working.  About the only time I won't answer the phone is when I'm with another client or in the bathroom. 

Mar 19, 2011 10:52 PM
Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Colleen, Being in Real Estate is about being johnny on the spot. If we're not there, right now, someone else will be, in a heartbeat.

Mar 23, 2011 04:30 AM