A personal message to Elvis Presley, Barack Obama, George Jetson and Meg Griffin:

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Richard Weisser Realty

House for sale in Summergrove Newnan GAReal estate is STILL a people business. The overwhelming majority of real estate transactions still rely on face to face interaction on a personal level.

Real estate agents work very hard to place their product in front of as many potential buyers as possible. It is time consuming and expensive to list property.

So it logically follows that if our marketing efforts generate interest in a property, at some point, the relationship has to be taken to the next level: i.e. a real conversation.

And while I enjoy the creativity you employed in filling out the contact information, I often wonder why you choose to hide behind a pseudonym.

If you are looking for a property in my area, I can help you get a great property at a great price. And under most circumstances, my services are at no charge to you. I can provide you with local information and financing options.

I’m not just a salesperson. This is my community and I live here. I know things beyond the posted data on the screen.

If you are just browsing because you are curious about our area, that’s just fine too. We won’t pressure you into doing anything. We are in the sales business, and we don’t want to waste your time or OUR time either!

It is true that if you leave your real name and contact information we will attempt to get in touch with you. We do so because we truly believe that we are in the best position to assist you with one of the most important financial transactions in your life.

We work hard and we are serious about our profession.

Why not give us a chance to show you what we can do for you?


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Erv Fleishman
Realty Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Luxury Prop Specialist Realty Associates

Let us know when you hear back from Elvis. 

Feb 07, 2012 01:22 AM #1
Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL

I see that you used some target words in your titile, has this help and do you anticipate a good hit ratio from it.

Feb 07, 2012 01:24 AM #2
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I took the "must leave info" off my page's IDX for a "test" run and my contacts dropped off a little, it was only the fake ones though, so I've left it off.

Feb 07, 2012 01:25 AM #3
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


I will. I promise! lol and thanks.


I didn't think about that at first, but before I posted the thought did occur to me!!! These are actually names that showed up as new contact information.

Feb 07, 2012 01:28 AM #4
Linda Holloway
Keller Williams Realty Tampa Central - Tampa, FL
REALTOR®, Your Next Home in Tampa Bay Starts Here!

Hi Richard, I'm here by way of Bryan Robertson's suggestion to check out your blogposts.  This was an excellent post about the benefits a real estate agent can provide.  Catchy title!

Feb 07, 2012 01:28 AM #5
Fred Strickroot
Fred Strickroot - HomeNet - Tampa Bay Area - 727-478-8997 - Trinity, FL
Tampa Bay Area Homes For Sale

Well put and tweeted to get the message out!

Feb 07, 2012 02:20 AM #6
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Interesting title...that grabbed a lot of folks attention too I bet.  YOu always do such a good job!

Feb 07, 2012 02:28 AM #7
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Ahhh Man!  And I thought I had a good one when Mickey Mouse contacted me just the other day!

Feb 07, 2012 02:33 AM #8
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com - Albuquerque, NM
AlbuquerqueHomes.com, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Perfect title and just hit the suggest tab.  Make it a great day!

Feb 07, 2012 03:14 AM #9
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Richard I have wondered as well why people leave ficticious names. Seems so pointless. I like what you say....

We do so because we truly believe that we are in the best position to assist you with one of the most important financial transactions in your life.

  Featured in BananaTude

Feb 07, 2012 03:19 AM #10
Nancy Conner
Managing Broker - City Realty Inc - Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA
Gotta love the creativity! But Mickey Mouse contacted me too - what a little two-timer!!
Feb 07, 2012 03:56 AM #11
Peggy Wester
Realty Executives Integrity - Grafton, WI
Real Estate Agent Ozaukee & Washington County

Another well written post. I recently saw a buyer's name as "Mary Buyer" on an open house guest register. Cute.

Feb 07, 2012 04:34 AM #12
Michael Blue
Home Smart Realty West - Encinitas, CA
REALTOR - 760-889-8877, Encinitas/Carlsbad

Great pic of the home, how can the lawn be edited to a lovey green?  Maybe the Jolly Green Giant! 

Feb 07, 2012 05:41 AM #13
Kristin Moran
Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397

HA! We get this all the time.  I hope they see your blog post RW!

Feb 07, 2012 06:53 AM #14
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


I often wonder if it's other agents in my area who are doing this just to see what I provide.


Feb 07, 2012 07:14 AM #15
Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

This happens to me too.  If you want honesty and hard work, I'm here for you, be honest with me.

Feb 07, 2012 10:43 AM #16
Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Marysville, WA
Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

Found it on Rich's reblog. This is great!! I am out of suggests but will use it tomorrow if its not already featured!! Great job!

Feb 07, 2012 01:18 PM #17
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

Love this post Richard!  I cannot believe it hasn't been featured yet!  Well hopefully my suggest will change that.  I hope those leaving fake names read your post too and know that we can't force you to buy or sell.  All we can do is contact you and it doesn't hurt lol :)!

Feb 09, 2012 01:15 AM #18
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I don't know why the public is so afraid of connecting with a real estate agent?  If we're awful, it's not like we've got you in a sci-fi tractor beam that you can't escape.

Feb 09, 2012 03:31 AM #19
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