This real estate agent caravan was very different

Real Estate Broker/Owner CA#01772851 HI#RB21268

Normally when agents have caravans going from one listed home to the next, it's a dizzying showing of what's new on the market in a very short period of time. Agents don't spend more than 5 or 10 minutes doing a walk through. For me, it's a fast way to preview homes.

Tour d'Elegance

Oops, sorry, this Jaguar is from an earlier Tour d'Elegance, not caravan, but more fun to look it.


In this seller's market, caravans are probably not as popular because the homes sell so quickly. In fact, several of them were already in escrow but looking for "backup" purchase contracts just in case.

What did astound me was how much business was actually conducted during the caravan that had nothing to do with the homes we were seeing. Because there are so many escrows and transactions in various stages going on, this was an excellent opportunity to draw an agent aside and touch base on them.

And also because homes go under contract so quickly, appointments to take clients through at a future time were also set up right there and then. In fact, agents were calling their clients as we were walking through to set up showings.

In this market you snooze, you lose. One agent came back with her client and is now writing an offer on my listing that was part of the caravan.

Don't underestimate or poo poo going on caravans. A lot of business can be done in a very short time.

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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I have always had a weakness for the vintage Jag Hella.

Aug 11, 2016 12:22 PM #1
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Good to hear the caravan was busy and lots of business was being transacted, even business well beyond the caravan.

I always enjoy the networking events like this.

Have a great weekend


Aug 11, 2016 01:33 PM #2
Rose Clark, Realtor, ABR, GRI
Alain Pinel Realtors - Carmel, CA
Inspiring & Passionate Real Estate Professional

Well said, Hella. I try to hit caravan every week for this very reason.

Aug 11, 2016 04:02 PM #3
Rose Clark, Realtor, ABR, GRI
Alain Pinel Realtors - Carmel, CA
Inspiring & Passionate Real Estate Professional

...Oh, and by the way, love the photo!

Aug 11, 2016 04:03 PM #4
Cody Carmen
Adhi Schools, LLC - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools

I think one good takeaway here is that different people have different methods that work for them. I see a lot of people (fairly aggressively) reject other people's ideas or methods on here. Not on every post, not on every suggestion. But there is a flaw in some of this criticism. 

Aug 12, 2016 02:35 AM #5
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Hella I do think caravan tours of agents work in the right markets. Glad this one worked well for you!

Aug 12, 2016 03:50 AM #6
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

And here I thought you were going to tell me some business was providing classic cars for the caravan, Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®  ... wouldn't that be fun??


Aug 13, 2016 01:48 AM #7
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