Getting stopped on the street and being asked about real estate

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Real Estate Broker/Owner CA#01772851 HI#RB21268

It is always nice when someone stops YOU on the street to ask for real estate advice. It really doesn't matter whether something tangible comes out of it right there and then, but it is something that we can follow up on.

Often these brief conversations are about something that this person is contemplating and needs a little clarity. Usually, I just let them talk so that I get enough information.

AND THEN I FOLLOW UP IN WRITING

That stop on the street was, after all, accidential. Would they have talked to another agent if he/she had come across their path? Who knows, but they stopped YOU.

It's too easy to discount these accidential meetings, after all, they talked about something they plan to do in the future.

BUT THE FUTURE STARTS NOW

The real estate business is a very personalized one. It is a business where we guide and advise our clients through the purchases and sales of, often, the biggest investment that they have. So even if they plan on a move this summer, let's say, the groundwork needs to be done now.

 

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Hella Rothwell at Carmel Beach during Concours WeekCarmel-by-the-Sea Beach and Pebble Beach Golf Course California

Whether buying or selling oceanfront, oceanview, commercial or any type of real estate in Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Monterey, Carmel Valley and Big Sur, I can help you. Call me and let's meet in my Carmel-by-the-Sea office in Su Vecino Court on Dolores between 5th & 6th.

Or we can just chat on the phone to discuss your real estate needs.

Are you out of the area? No problem, I often never even meet my clients. The whole transaction is handled long distance.

As an independent real estate broker licensed in California and Hawaii, I can represent you with residential real estate, commercial properties & investment opportunities.

For more information

www.HellaRothwell.com & www.RothwellRealty.com

& www.HellaHawaii.com

Member: National Association of REALTORS, California Association of REALTORS, Hawaii Association of REALTORS, Del Norte Association of REALTORS, Honolulu Board of REALTORS. Also MLS Listings in California.

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Hella Mitschke Rothwell (R)

Real Estate Broker/Owner/Realtor®
Licensed in California #01772851 & Hawaii #RB-21268

Tel. 831-626-4000 

Fax 1-877-822-9332

ROTHWELL REALTY INC.: Su Vecino Court, Lincoln & Dolores between 5th & 6th, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

 

MAILING: P.O. Box 4554, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

 
Email: HellaRothwell@gmail.com


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Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I had a good experience yesterday while in a local store where a man saw my Realtor logo on my jacket. The store was busy and I noticed a lot of folks listening in as he asked me about Real Estate and our market. I got his name but I wish I could have gotten all the others who listened in Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® 

Apr 02, 2016 12:12 AM #2
Rainmaker
2,346,102
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Which is the reason you are so successful my dear, you know how to treat people and it pays off.  

Apr 02, 2016 12:28 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Hella,  A year from now means, in many cases, they might well be getting started today! 

Apr 02, 2016 01:01 AM #4
Rainmaker
1,229,741
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Talk about a dream come true, Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® ... someone stopping you to talk about real estate!  It doesn't get any better than that ...

Gene

Apr 02, 2016 01:41 AM #5
Rainmaker
3,169,416
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Happy Saturday Hella M. Rothwell, Broker?Realtor, You know how to take great care of people that talk to you.  Great advice!

 

Apr 02, 2016 02:57 AM #6
Rainmaker
528,588
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Hella,
Every “big deal” starts with a conversation. We just never know where a conversation will lead. That is what keeps our business interesting.

Apr 02, 2016 07:19 AM #7
Rainmaker
2,256,611
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Hella. Not surprised, we are in the making dreams come true business, many will want to speak to you about those dreams.

Apr 02, 2016 08:33 PM #8
Rainmaker
590,581
JM Padron, CCIM, MRICS
INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATES - San Diego, CA
CCIM, MRICS, Serving Mexico-USA Border

I agree 100%, that's why we can not be secret agents and wear our brand pins with pride. I'm stopped at restaurants, on the street, etc. and the magic question arises  How is the market?

Apr 03, 2016 01:23 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

About 10 years ago, long ago when I used to smoke, I got out of my car in Midtown to light a cigarette. I mean, who smokes in her Mercedes, right? A seller came out of her house, walked down the sidewalk and said, Hey you look an agent, and I need my home listed. True story. I listed it and sold it.

Apr 03, 2016 11:40 AM #10
Ambassador
1,769,790
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

That is so cool Hella, good for you.

Apr 03, 2016 01:42 PM #11
Rainer
158,094
Don Taber
Our Town Properties, Inc., Wilson, NC - Wilson, NC
REALTOR / BROKER / CRS / GRI

It is good to be recognized first and then that they felt good enough about you to ask your advise is also good.  You can't go wrong by following up.

Apr 05, 2016 07:31 AM #12
Rainmaker
1,537,880
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Living in a small town, when I was an agent (and making a point of being the agent whose name and photo were constantly in the weekly newspaper) people stopped me in the grocery store ALL the time. "How's the market" was the #1 question. 

Many of them were past or present clients or people I knew, but not all of of them... 

I used to laugh when somone would say "Hey! You're Marte!" I knew that. 

Apr 05, 2016 01:07 PM #13
Rainmaker
1,060,712
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Accidental meetings often yield unexpected rewards!

Apr 05, 2016 04:20 PM #14
Rainmaker
1,436,423
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Yes, it all starts with a conversation - a follow up is a great process.

Apr 05, 2016 09:10 PM #15
Rainer
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Theresa Akin
CORPUS CHRISTI REALTY GROUP - Corpus Christi, TX

You never know when it's going to happen. I was in a grocery store. Young lady I've known for a while walked up to me. I had my name tag on. She took my photo and with phone number showing then said, "Will call you later".  Bought a house and sold  within 30 days. Funny thing was she had said that a few times before and I was totally surprised when she was ready. As an agent, I am always ready.

Apr 05, 2016 11:11 PM #16
Rainmaker
401,223
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Hella, this is a great personal story that has implications for all of us.

The day of sitting in the office and having people come in is on the down slope.

I hear many stories of agents who are out in coffee shops and markets and are engaged in conversations that lead to business.

Thanks

Apr 06, 2016 12:20 AM #17
Rainmaker
309,330
Mike Wong
Keller Williams Realty Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
Realtor: Commercial, Residential, Leasing, Invest

Great post. It's always nice being recognized it the community as a resource. Not only does it give us a great opportunity to make an impression in person, but the follow up in writing really makes an impact. The rewards of spending an extra few minutes to write a thoughtful card cannot be measured, but I have experienced the benefits enough to dedicate a few minutes each day to just writing thank you cards. 

Apr 06, 2016 05:13 AM #18
Rainmaker
515,188
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

LOL well everyone wants 'free advice' from an expert!  However you are correct--make a good impression, be friendly, perhaps follow up and you may get some business!

Apr 06, 2016 05:29 AM #19
Rainmaker
1,431,210
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Often times those questions can lead to great blog posts.  It does feel good to get stopped. 

Apr 12, 2016 12:25 PM #20
Rainer
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Daniel Dominguez
Realty Connect USA - Hauppauge, NY
I'm an RE agent serving Nassau & Suffolk County

Great post, people are always looking for free advice and trust you

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