When I first started real estate, I always thought I needed to have my phone glued to my hip at all hours and costs. I always thought "this might be the one" But as time has went on I found out that the ones I thought were the ones. Were just ones that wanted to waist my time. I have a new thought for now.."If they are serious or if its important they will leave their name and number."
Think about it...alot of the fly-by-night calls you get are people just wanting to ask you a few questions and hang up.
Why dont people want to leave a message with this priceless info? The bottom of the line reason I could come up with is that they aren't that serious or their working with another agent.
I can remember before I was a Realtor. I would call a billion and one agents to find out info on the homes I was interested in. If the agent asked me for my priceless info. I would just say I will call you back if Im interested or let me talk with my husband and Ill get back to you if were interested.
Why was that? I narrowed it down to: I wasn't that serious or I didn't want to give out my info because afterall I was "Superwoman" and I would find my perfect home all by myself. I didn't need anyones help.
So it would be nice to see a study/survey come out with some statistics as to how much time a buyer searches for a home on their own vs. working with a Realtor.
For me, I have yet to get a serious lead from the phone in the past year. All my serious leads come from the internet with the exceptions of referrals. Where people at their own will, leave me their name and number.
Do any of you do the texting on your listings? Where a potential client sees the home, they text you and they get an automated text respose back from you with the info on the home? Im thinking about trying that next.
As always your response is welcomed!
And until next time....BUY AND SELL Real Estate!!
Leslie R. Willis
Realtor with RON NEFF REAL LIVING