Bother Away If It's About Real Estate!

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

As a Realtor®, one may say that I sell houses.

But what I do is give out information and educate.

Our contact info is on just about anything: websites, blogs, signs, business cards, flyers, a park bench, grocery carts, billboards, car wraps, magnets, for sale signs, and some have the info on their masks.

But we hear complaints about phone, text, or email alerts. 

With that attitude, you are saying don't bother me!

When opportunity knocks, don't complain about the noise.

 

So what if you don't recognize the number? It could be a new buyer,  seller, or someone wanting real estate information on your listing. 

 What's the worst that can happen, a telemarketer, wrong number, or a spam call. These are easy enough to delete.

You are judged by how you answer and how you respond. You don't get a second chance to make a first impression.

Some agents don't want to be interrupted, feeling the person can leave a message or text.

One agent trying to recruit me was very proud of NOT answering his phone. He said his assistant could check the voice mail later. He also bragged about how much time he took off; no calls after dinner had an administrator "run" his business. But when questioned about how many listings he had, it was minuscule less than a handful,  certainly not enough to warrant a buyer's agent plus an administrative assistant.

  He was proud of the personal time spent with family, travel, and sports. He was dressed to the nines and drove the latest model luxury car. So what's the problem? He needed business and was asking for advice.

My assessment was easy. This agent was starving; between his car payments, mortgage, advertising, entertaining, and very little income! By recruiting, he had the chance to make a bonus signing up other agents.

When opportunity knocks, don't complain about the noise.

My buyers and sellers have researched other agents. They share how they have called agents. They ask about price, availability, and condition. It is their way of "interviewing" agents. If they did not pass the above test, they did not need to have that agent in their home for a listing appointment.

I am a Realtor® who gives information and educates.

And you are not bothering me!

Thinking about buying or selling a home

Call Margaret Rome

Margaret Rome

 

 

 

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Margaret Rome
HomeRome Realty
Broker/Owner/Realtor®

Baltimore, Maryland


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Comments (8)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Margaret - real estate along with moving are topics that can start a conversation. After that many things can happen.  

Jan 28, 2022 05:03 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I find that the people that say "sorry to bother" are the ones that are no bother at all, they have respect.

Jan 28, 2022 05:17 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Margaret. What more can be said than what Brian England put forth? Enjoy your day.

Jan 28, 2022 05:19 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Margaret,

I echo Brian England's comment.  

Make it a great day! 

Jan 28, 2022 08:41 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Michael Jacobs, There are many RE conversations once the agent is open and available to ask questions and listen.

Jan 28, 2022 11:29 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Brian England I see that Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, and Wayne Martin both agree: ..." people that say "sorry to bother" are the ones that are no bother at all..."   they are showing you respect. "

Jan 28, 2022 11:34 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

"When opportunity knocks don't complain about the noise."  I love that quote, Margaret!

Jan 29, 2022 04:31 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Myrl Jeffcoat And I, too, love this quote.

Jan 29, 2022 10:18 AM