A Good Call

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

I received a call from the agent. It is Sunday, and not many agents are working on Sundays.

Barbara told me she wanted to preview a townhome we listed in gated Pelican Bay in Daytona Beach. Her customers come to town tomorrow and she is previewing properties for them.

I like the way this agent operates. This is the best way to familiarize yourself with the inventory, and act professionally. I remembered an excellent blog post by J. Philip FarandaJust Show the House where he described how agents substitute first hand experience by a lengthy telephone conversation.

The worst thing agents can do is taking their customers randomly, knowing little to nothing about the area and the properties hoping that something may still interest the Buyer, and things will just happen.

Our office is in a condo-hotel and we see it so often. And then agent comes and talks incessantly covering lack of knowledge and professionalism.

There are two things that may happen with our listing. The agent may decide not to show, and this is fine. Or she would show it and then we would have a good chance as in this situation it is less left to chance and more to being prepared.

Thanks, Barbara.


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Sonja Patterson
Keller Williams - BV - College Station, TX
Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou

Jon, I hope Barbara is able to bring you a buyer!! :)  If I don't know an area, I refer it to someone who DOES!

Oct 30, 2011 02:22 PM #1
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Hopefully she will sell you listing

Oct 30, 2011 02:31 PM #2
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Jon, So glad that you had a PROFESSIONAL call you about your listing... one that wanted to do it the right way. She is going to have satisfied clients when she goes to these lengths to take care of them. If not, then I feel like it's not going to be her fault that they are not happy.  Hope she brings you a good offer on it.

Oct 30, 2011 03:16 PM #3
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
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Jon - "Knowing" the inventory is a major advantage when making first contact with a buyer.  Not only does it feel more "professional" it creates its own level of competence... good luck on the listing ... but it sounds like you at least have an agent who is on the right track.

Oct 30, 2011 03:26 PM #4
Deb Brooks
Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas - Wichita Falls, TX

Jon, thank YOU for recognizing true professionalism. I love to go the extra mile for my clients. It always pays off in the end even if it's a big "thank you". Nothing wrong with that. Good luck to you and I hope Barbara sells it.



Oct 30, 2011 04:40 PM #5
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Sonja - Barbara, of course, knows the area quite well, and that's why my hat goes to her for checking a particular unit. Just tells you taht she takes business seriously

Oct 30, 2011 05:01 PM #6
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Jon, this is the sign of a true professional. I also preview homes whenever it is possible. And a good discussion with the listing agent is very valuable as well.

Oct 30, 2011 05:11 PM #7
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