How Do You Ask For Business

Real Estate Agent with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services 40CA1147997

Just got online to check emails, FB, and the MLS to see what was happening.

Besides the good emails, I needed to answer there were many from other agents wanting to know if I had a buyer for their new listing and something interesting in that they were asking if I had any listings coming up in certain areas as they had buyers. What was equally amusing is that there were postings on FB asking for listings in certain areas. Part of this problem is the coming soon listing that when it does become active on the MLS has already been sold and far too many by the listing agent.

Our area has slowed down substantially and it seems the price decreases far outnumber any new listings. Expired listings also outnumber the new and when doing comparables they are priced out of the market. 

It seems that many agents are getting away from doing business the old-fashioned way and looking for the easy way out trying to get listings. All of the above were not all newer agents and to me, it seems we are stooping to new lows trying to keep the numbers up.

As for myself, it will be sending the letter to an expired, a phone call and if necessary a knock on the door.


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Raymond E. Camp

Real Estate to a Close  

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Make yourself a great day.




Comments (8)

Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

The coming-soon feature is problematic. We do not allow that in our MLS.  And good for you to stick with the basics - you have proven techniques that work.  Best to you!

Dec 19, 2018 12:55 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Doing business right, as you do Raymond E. Camp , will keep you active far longer than those who will wash out with the slow down in your market. You da Man!

Dec 19, 2018 01:02 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I ask for business personally.  I have the best luck and the best leads doing so

Dec 19, 2018 03:07 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Raymond.

Coming soon homes are alive and doing well in my area.  Personally, I think they should be outlawed

Dec 20, 2018 02:44 AM
Raymond E. Camp

As do I as it has become one of the seven sins!

Dec 20, 2018 04:45 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Raymond.  I always question those agents that have buyers for a home they want to list.  Especially after it's been on the market for many months.

Dec 27, 2018 05:51 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

The "coming soon" here in our MLS is very discouraged and has many rules and limitations.  They are trying their best to keep "coming soons" from becoming "pocket listings." 

Jan 09, 2019 05:28 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Raymond, coming soon is not the way to go, i see some agents put coming soon and it 2 months later.


Jan 28, 2019 12:38 PM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Raymond, what a great visual you have created for your Buyer clients. I like it very much.

Jun 24, 2019 07:59 AM

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