TGIM!! (Thank goodness it's Monday)

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Marte Cliff Copywriting

Whew!

This was a long, long weekend, and I'm very glad that Monday has arrived. Of course, there happy it is Monday!may still be some absent people. It is, after all "Cyber-Monday." I know it is because so far I've had at least 30 emails reminding me to shop! shop! shop!

At the beginning of last week I had questions for a couple of my copywriting clients, so I emailed them. Did I get replies? No.

I had a question for the vendor installing a new backup generator at my home, so I both called and emailed him. Did I get a reply? No.

It's nearly noon and I still haven't received replies, but I still have hope. Those folks probably have a lot of emails and calls to return after disappearing for a week.

Unfortunately, I think a whole lot of people will be slow to respond from now until probably January 6. The days between December 19 and then will be stressful for anyone who is trying to get things accomplished.

The good news is...

If you're working, you aren't going to have much competition.

Those buyers who decide to email or pick up the phone and talk to an agent after viewing something on line will find YOU - not someone who is absent. You may be the only one willing to show them homes after about the 19th.

Sellers who have decided to interview 3 agents before making a choice may find only one agent willing to speak with them this month.

Yes, if you decide to work you'll be frustrated. It will be more difficult to set showing appointments. You may have a hard time reaching lenders. You may have to reach out to brokers in order to get response from offers you write.

But in the end, you'll be one who has closings in January!

Remember to keep prospecting now...

You may be the only agent encouragining would-be sellers to get on the market during the holidays. If they don't want to show their homes during the holidays, you may be the only one willing to do the prep work in order to have their listings go live on December 26 or January 1.

If you don't know what to say, I address that issue in my "Holiday Listing Letters, Part 2."

Best of all, you may be the only one who has been consistent, so you'll be remembered when they're ready to move forward in January.

December can be a dead time or an opportunity time. It's entirely up to you.

 

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Rainer
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Lisa Weiler
PM LLC - Los Angeles, CA
Interior Design Expert & Home Stager

Good points, thanks for the encouragement

Dec 02, 2019 11:57 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
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You're welcome, Lisa Weiler - the holidays are very profitable for some agents. YOU can be one of them!

Dec 02, 2019 12:10 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Just had a seller going through this getting contractors in to fix the few things that came up in a home inspection. But all set now, but it can be hard to get hold of people or get a response from anyone most of the time.

Dec 02, 2019 07:27 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Marte Cliff
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 One of my missing clients did respond to an email from this morning - saying he'd get back to me when he got back from vacation on Thursday. The other client and the man who is being paid several thousand to install my generator did not respond to today's messages.

How long must Thanksgiving last?

Dec 02, 2019 07:59 PM #4
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Marte... if you received only 30 emails for Cyber Monday I'm jealous! I felt as if I was receiving 30 every hour yesterday and woke up to dozens more this morning telling me deals were still on! 

Dec 03, 2019 05:18 AM #5
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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The BEST thing about Cyber Monday is it allows me to unsubscribe from lots of emails . . . and block even more!

Dec 03, 2019 09:42 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
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Nina Hollander That was just in the morning. They kept coming all day.

Now... in addition to Giving Tuesday I'm receiving "Cyber-week" messages. I'll admit that I did take advantage of some good discounts yesterday - but they weren't from any of the companies that were emailing.

One store is advertising a super-special discount on one item per day. I think that would make me cross if I purchased something only to learn that I could have saved a bundle by waiting a day or two.

What will it be next week? The count-down to Christmas perhaps.

Dec 03, 2019 10:48 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Marte Cliff
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Candice A. Donofrio I think you have the right idea!

Dec 03, 2019 10:49 AM #8
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