Putting a list together for my clients

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Real Estate Agent with RealtyUSA

Do any of you use a list to give your clients other then just attorneys, home inspectors, and banks?? I am thinking of putting together a list of contractors, handymen, landscapers etc that they can use. I think it would be an added benefit BUT at the same time if something goes wrong with  a contractor not showing up, electrician doing something wrong, or the landscaper cutting half the grass then leaving it may BE a prob that comes back on me for refering them. Some agents in the office are now doing this but don't know if it's a good idea or bad.  Of course I would only look for the best but sometimes things happen if you know what I mean.. 

Comments (2)

Jonathan Sprouffske
Connolly Tacon & Meserve - Olympia, WA
Perhaps one way to soften the blow of a bad referral is to give individuals a list of three names in each category and say, "clients have had good luck in the past with these individuals, make sure you do your own research, and if you have a bad experience with anyone on the list, please let me know so that I can remove them from the list."
Feb 26, 2008 10:13 AM
Jodi Neal
Keller Williams Mtn Partners - Lake Lure, NC

Hi John,  I think this is a fine idea. I try to do this for my clients, especially ones that are moving in from out of state or town. After finding their home and before closing, I find out who the power company, phone, water, cable, paper boy/girl, who does lawn care in the neighbhorhood, and sometimes I've provided names of handymen that I've had experience with. So for, my clients have really appreciated this service. It just saves them time and they can get their services set up before moving in.

From one Keller Williams agent to another, Have a terrific evening!!

Jodi Neal - Keller Williams Mountain Partners - Lake Lure, Hendersonville, Rutherford County, NC

828-980-2211 cell - 828-290-1008 office

Feb 26, 2008 10:19 AM