What Do Real Estate Agents And The FBI Agent Have In Common?

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So I was at the Gym listening to a coaching call on my Treo and I heard this statement...

"You know, a Real Estate Agent is a lot like an FBI agent.  They have to go in and identify suspects and turn them into prospects..."

Imagine if you will..

You're knocking on the door and.."Hello Ma'am, I've been authorized by the state of Arizona to assist people sell their home and get the most money in the least period of time.  Do you know anyone that fits that description?"

You hand them your card and say.. "Okay fine, here's my card.  Would you call me if you see that SUSPECT?"

Paul Dunn
The Mortgage Planners
www.mtg-plan.com
Tucson Arizona

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Rainer
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New Jersey Real Estate James Boyer Morris, Essex & Union County NJ Realtor
RE/MAX Properties Unlimited, Real Estate - Morristown, NJ
Yup, that is totally true. These days there are fewer suspects so now you have more time to spend investigating them to determin the prospects.
Oct 01, 2007 03:07 AM #1
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Terry Osburn
BHHS|Drysdale Properties - Pleasant Hill, CA
Broker Associate
Well that will certainly get their attention!  May have to try that!
Oct 01, 2007 03:07 AM #2
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Roy Kotz
NPDodge - Papillion, NE
door to door. Is that what we are going to have to do. Are you sure there isn't a National Do Not Knock List.
Oct 01, 2007 03:09 AM #3
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Gaylen Thornton
Desert Heritage Real Estate - Surprise, AZ
That is certainly and interesting analogy, I never thought of myself as a "G" Man, although I have the first name initial for it!
Oct 01, 2007 03:12 AM #4
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Kevin Turner
RE/MAX Real Estate Lethbridge - Lethbridge, AB
Paul, Have you tried that line before? It is quite funny.
Oct 01, 2007 03:24 AM #5
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Maria Couto
RE/MAX Premier - Berkeley Heights, NJ
Realtor with "Results That "MOVE" You'
I'm with Terry, I may have to try that, after paying for a licence that says I have permission (license) of the town to go knock on doors.
Oct 01, 2007 03:29 AM #6
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Chris Pollinger
Berman & Pollinger, LLC. - San Diego, CA
Consulting for Luxury Teams and Brokerages
Couple it with the fact that we have access to all kinds of personal (yet public) information about their real estate holdings, loans and transactions.   It's funny and scary at the same time...
Oct 01, 2007 03:34 AM #7
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Daryn Gleghorn
Old Republic Title - Sacramento, CA
Kinda funny, since I have actually done a little of both career fields. :-)
Oct 01, 2007 03:40 AM #8
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Terry Osburn
BHHS|Drysdale Properties - Pleasant Hill, CA
Broker Associate
I have always hated door knocking mostly because I hate it when people come to my door... so I would have to work thru some attitudes to start doing such, but I do admit I like the approach on this one...
Oct 07, 2007 06:58 AM #9
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Jeff Payne
The Payne Group at Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
Panama City Real Estate
Nice, I think I may use that script!
Oct 07, 2007 08:43 AM #10
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Bryce Beattie

"Hey, Bill. Who's that sitting out there in that van and watching your house?"

 "That must be my real estate agent. I think he heard about how I'll be moving for my new job in Nevada. We'd better go out the back." 

Nov 09, 2007 02:59 AM #11
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