Who Do You Know...

Real Estate Agent with Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI

Who Do You Know...

Cheesy. One thing I don't do is cheesy. This opening is cheesy.

Of course everyone has their own opinion, and it might work awesome for you, but I have no interest in this.

"Who do you know... who needs to buy or sell in the next 30 days?"

"Who do you know... that could use my help in selling their house?"

"Who do you know... at work that might be looking to purchase a house in the next few months?"

I might not get as many referrals as the next agent, but I do alright. I'm not going to end the conversation with a line like this.

I wouldn't want anyone to think that I'm cheesy.


I do talk about my business when it's brought up. Sometimes even by me. I won't ask for business that way, though. If it comes up in conversation, fine. If not, fine, too.

"Who do you know... that does this?"


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Jo Soss
HOMEFRONT Realty - Kettle Falls, WA
HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt - Stevens County

I don't do cheesy either - 

Jun 14, 2012 10:18 AM #1
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Eric, I'm not much on that line either but I do ask for the business every chance I get.

Jun 14, 2012 10:21 AM #2
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

My mom was from Wisconson and one of my uncles made cheese.  When you get a chance to be cheesy take it...and if you're hungry make a grilled cheese sandwich.

Jun 14, 2012 10:34 AM #3
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

You and I are on the exact same page my friend.  I'll eat cheese, especially grilled... but I am NOT cheesy.  

Jun 14, 2012 10:36 AM #4
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Jo, I didn't think you did.

Debbie, I don't blatantly come out and ask, but in conversation, they'll end up telling me about it if they know someone.

Cindy, I'll be cheesy around my friends and family. Cheese doesn't work for my business. But I love eating cheese!

Jared, aren't we (mostly) always? I love a grilled cheese with ham and mustard.

Jun 14, 2012 11:08 AM #5
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't care for cheesy unless I am starving.   Then anything is up for grabs.  Cheesy never sounds real Professional.

Jun 14, 2012 11:23 AM #6
Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.

I don't care if I am cheesy every now and then. Down in Texas I really don't think that line matters.

Jun 14, 2012 12:53 PM #7
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Eric, Funny thing is I rarely have to initiate any business conversations.  My friends and day job coworkers mostly know my "other job", and they initiate the real estate talk.  And I've gotten business from them, and expect more in the future.  Sweet deal, and no Velveeta required.

Jun 14, 2012 01:13 PM #8
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

me either Eric.  Not my style. I do talk about what I do and I certainly don't mind saying... if I can ever help you with real estate, please call, but that who do you know crap is crap.

Jun 14, 2012 01:37 PM #9
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

As far as I'm concerned there is no right or wrong way to get referrals, if your way works, then it is the right way.

Jun 14, 2012 02:14 PM #10
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

I'm of the opinion that whatever works for you, do it................different strokes for different folks.

Jun 14, 2012 09:52 PM #11
Al Raymondi
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida - Ormond Beach, FL
Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales a

Eric, cheese is for eating.  Roger said it well, whatever works for you.

Jun 15, 2012 12:04 AM #12
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Hey Everyone, I didn't write this to tell people what to do or not to do, it was just me saying that I don't want to be cheesy. I fully agree with anyone and everyone who says "whatever works for you."

Jun 16, 2012 05:18 AM #13
Thom Abbott
MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living - Atlanta, GA
Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale

So Eric, Who DO you know? ROFL.

I think it so muich more effective to drive around in a logo wrapped car. Much less cheesy.

Altho, I have to say, I would love to have one of those branded moving vans. I think I would make a killing.

Not cheesy, just good advertising and PR

Happy Dad's Day!


Jun 17, 2012 12:34 AM #14
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Thom, I think the moving van with your mug all over it is a great idea, too. But the liability scares me.

Jun 17, 2012 07:09 AM #15
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Nope, not in my vocabulary, either.  I always share that I'm a Realtor® always looking to help anyone if they know of anyone.  But, that's about it.  I do ALWAYS close a transaction with if you know anyone, I'd appreciate a referral, if you think I did a good job.  Or, I'd love to help any of your friends and families like I helped you.  Please feel free to have them give me a call.  Otherwise, I just feel too, well, cheesy!!!  I liked that, LOL.  

Jun 19, 2012 11:28 AM #16
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