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Got any Organic Lettuce?

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Real Estate Agent with TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE

Yesterday I was working away and my phone rang, didn’t recognize the name of the caller but of course being a Realtor I answer all calls.  The lady on the other end asks if I had any Organic Lettuce?  I said let me check and went to the refrigerator to check.  Didn’t have any. I thought we do have new neighbors maybe one of them, somebody from my Facebook Page or a friend of a friend, didn’t matter the nice lady asked if I had Organic Lettuce and I was going to check for her.  I checked and we didn’t have any, sorry.  Then she asked if I normally stock it, wait a minute normally stock it?  I then asked who are you trying to call, she said Brown’s Country Store which I have wrote about a few times on my blog and Facebook Page.  I chuckled to myself and said sorry but I am a Realtor and I write about local topics.  We both had a good laugh and back to work I went.

I enjoy these calls as I know my articles are getting out there on the web due to me putting them on so many different platforms.  Let’s see, where do I sign up for kickball, I’m not a kickball player, being a Mustang owner where would you recommend getting body work on my Mustang?  I don’t own a Mustang.  I do my best to share the answers if I can find them.  Thank you Google search to adding to my day!

Dick Betts, REALTOR®

The Betts Team

Touchstone Real Estate

The Villages, Florida

717-860-3107 cell

Dick@DickBetts.com

 

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Comments (22)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Dick - like many who have blogged frequently or have provided a lot of information over the years, I too, have received such inquiries.  They seem to arrive almost out of nowhere and are about events, businesses around town and other community stuff.  Unintended consequences - on the line.  Even last week - more than six years since I left the industry.  😃📞😃

Feb 23, 2024 05:16 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

A funny story to share.  Always should have organic lettuce on hand, I guess. Thanks for sharing, make it a great Friday and enjoy your

weekend!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Feb 23, 2024 05:36 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I have received calls asking all sorts of questions from localism posts. People do read them!

Feb 23, 2024 05:38 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Dick,

I've had the same thing happen and it does bring a chuckle to the day! Glad to see you were able to meet Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 and his wife for lunch while they were in FL.

Feb 23, 2024 06:01 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

And that's the reason I make sure to put the real phone number in large letters on the post so the actual store gets the calls.

Feb 23, 2024 06:45 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Dick,
Yes, those local posts do garner calls. I also discovered people don't look at dates. I had people inquiries on posts that were 2 or 3 years old.

Feb 23, 2024 06:57 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Carol Williams I do enjoy them when I get those calls a few times those Google Searches has lead to sales so no complaints!

Feb 23, 2024 07:09 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 Good plan, in the mean time I am happy to all the calls they want to make!

Feb 23, 2024 07:10 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Dorie Dillard Austin TX so true enjoy the calls, yes it was great meeting Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 and his wife!

Feb 23, 2024 07:12 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Kat Palmiotti agree and not a cheaper way way to your name out locally and in my case sometimes nationally.

Feb 23, 2024 07:13 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Bill Salvatore - East Valley love when it happens, never know what might come from the conversation!

Feb 23, 2024 07:15 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Michael Jacobs love those calls, I do try to engage in general with the caller!

Feb 23, 2024 07:15 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Brian England I waiting for that call about Blue Hair and how to solve, I do have your number available 

Feb 23, 2024 07:16 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Dick, I get so many spam calls a day and be honest, do not answer all the calls unless it is a local area code.

 

Feb 23, 2024 09:15 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Will Hamm problem here is nobody has a land line and people keep their cell number from all over the country!  Got to answer!

Feb 23, 2024 09:49 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dick- I too have had that happen to me. "Can I bring my dog to the Delray Beach Orchid Show?"  and..."How do I enter the Delray Beach st Patrick's Day Parade?"

Feb 23, 2024 07:49 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Dick Betts  having been blogging for many years I have received calls about similar questions, such as when does the Marina Del Rey shuttle arrive.... and the list goes on... now days due to many spam calls,  I do not answer my phone all the time....if they leave a message I do return it quickly...Endre

Feb 24, 2024 04:01 PM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Endre Barath, Jr. problem here in The Villages nobody has landlines and nobody is from here!  Answer all calls, hang up quickly on scams.

Feb 24, 2024 05:42 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Dick Betts  maybe that is what I should do as well, since everyone is from somewhere else in my market too:) Endre

Feb 25, 2024 04:39 PM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Endre Barath, Jr. I do even if it says spam as some have not been spam.  I get 5 or 6 a day from all over the country so can't take a chance of missing one that could lead to a sale!

Feb 25, 2024 05:42 PM