Your Thoughts..Is This Spam ?

Reblogger Gabe Sanders
Real Estate Agent with Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales 3090099

When I first started being recruited by other brokers I felt it was a compliment.  Now, after years of emails, calls and texts, many from the same actors, I feel it is more like spam than a compliment:


Original content by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 311291


We all know many of the signs and are aware of spam and robocalls. We recognize the ‘you’ve won a zillion dollars '' emails, the phony Microsoft phone calls, the "you’ve been sent a HUD attachment," and  “ your wiring instructions have changed."


Spam to me is unwanted calls, unwanted emails or any other unwanted communication.

It is pretty easy to delete an email, ignore a text, block a call and throw away a piece of snail mail.




But how do you deal with another company whose main goal is to recruit you?

They have been well-trained. In the beginning it may be an invitation to a seminar or  'I have really missed you let's get together for lunch.'

But then the emails and phone calls follow, usually from various agents from the organization. These are people you know, done deals with and they show your properties. So when you see their number you are assuming  they want to talk about one of your listings.

But they really want to tell you about all the benefits of changing companies and how much more you can make. When they realize I'm a solo broker, they ask "what is your exit strategy?"

They have great scripts, they bring you into a conversation. By the time you realize their motive and gently say no thank starts to get a bit uncomfortable.


 Our own industry is now doing to us what we fought so hard to get rid of...just another type of spam.

Your thoughts?


Margaret Rome

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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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An interesting topic. Thank you very much, Gabe, for sharing this reblog.

Dec 04, 2017 05:32 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Gabe. I understand. Some times it is simply a numbers game and to me that is spam.

Dec 04, 2017 06:52 AM #2
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Well, I have always treated it as spam and when they call, I kindly tell them that I am very happy where I am.

Dec 04, 2017 07:19 AM #3
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Gabe, these emails to come with consistency, and now I have seen they are using google Docs to get us to CLICK --- but DON'T!  

Dec 04, 2017 07:33 AM #4
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Good morning, Gabe!

If I am happy where I am, then why would I even consider moving to another firm?  Some just cannot accept a "No" answer.  Is this how they go after sellers and buyers?  No wonder we are considered the car salespeople of the real estate world.  


Dec 04, 2017 07:58 AM #5
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


The robocalls are out of control . . . . no one is paying attention to the do not call list.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 04, 2017 06:49 PM #6
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

I guess these are the brokerages that have the incentive program when if you bring an agent you get a percentage of their split, so it becomes tempting as all you need is getting 10 active agents, and now you get the money, and do little.

Dec 04, 2017 09:30 PM #7
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh my gosh, I am SO with Margaret - and you - on this! They drive me NUTSO! I have several blocked call numbers from their offices as a result...they are relentless!

Dec 04, 2017 10:00 PM #8
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Gabe Sanders Thank you for the reblog...even though I am wee bit late. Hope you have had a wonderful Christmas!

Dec 25, 2017 05:53 PM #9
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my re-blog.

Jan 02, 2018 06:34 AM #10
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for stopping by. Your comments are always appreciated!

Jan 02, 2018 06:36 AM #11
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