Are you waiting for buyers to come to you? or are you going out to meet buyers?

Reblogger Everard Korthals
Services for Real Estate Pros with ---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors---

 

Reblogging this post about Everard as it has a lot of valid points. It also echoes the sentiments left by David Serle's post Get out of the Business. We Do Not Need You!!

March can be extremely difficult for many, and it should also be your most productive month for that reason. So get out there and meet your customers and don't wait for them to find you.

 

Original content by Everard Korthals

About 2 years ago now, we went to Europe as the first team of realtors representing the United States in an unprecedented move to meet european buyers head on. The show, in Utrecht holland, was part of a 2 day International exposition at the Second  Home International Exposition.

Buyers were eager for information and we made it readily available for them.

The premise of the show was to show them the bargains to be had in Florida. When the prices in florida were high 2 years ago, Northern Europeans were still used to paying even more for housing and living expenses. Plus the euro was higher compared to the U.S so this allowed them to get more for the buck when purchasing in florida. Right now similar conditions are on the books and represents yet again a great time for them to buy.

When we came back from the show, we had landed 39 solid prospects. You just can't sit there and wait for these potential buyers to come to you. So my advise is get out there and meet the buyers on their own turf.

We hope this lights a fire in some people to get out there in this tough market. If anyone is interested in doing a future exposition with us, let me know. We try to do this several times a year for both canadian and european buyers but we're always interested to meet new demographics.

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Diane Rice
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Hi there.  Just wanted to log in to say i wholeheartedly appreciated your assistance with my post.  I never did take into consideration that load time had to do with WHERE i was located and how hyped up my computer was.  Certainly did not want to offend a professional as you and others here on Active Rain.  Thank you for bringing clarity and education my way.

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Mar 03, 2009 07:36 AM #1
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HI Diane, i didn't forget about you. I will revisit that post later today and give you more input. For now i would suggest the following to help you out:

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4. make sure to restart your computer after utilitizing something like itunes, aol or norton. Do this prior to going back online. 

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Diane, you didn't offend us. No worries. We really appreciate you checking in with us again. 

Mar 03, 2009 09:44 AM #2
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WOWWWWWWWW  All that???  I feel like i'm in "puter skool"  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Mar 03, 2009 10:56 AM #3
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Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX
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"2 day International exposition at the Second  Home International Exposition."

This sounds incredible. If I could travel to Europe, write off the trip and also make home buyer contacts..that would be fantastic. We are the Christies affiliate here in Austin Texas and have "some" international connections but this sounds more far reaching and I always do well in personal meetings with potential clients. Where do I learn more about this? Thanks!

Mar 05, 2009 01:37 AM #4
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Everard Korthals
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
Mountain Realty

Hi russel, it depends on what your market is. These expositions focus on a primary market. Give us some insight into your international base so we can help you further.

Everard-

Mar 06, 2009 02:16 AM #5
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Russell Lewis
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Thanks, I will email you! Have a good weekend!

Mar 06, 2009 09:20 AM #6
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David Perry
Wainwright Real Estate - Portsmouth, VA

Great Post! Please follow me on twitter @davidperry and @daveperryrealty and in turn I will follow you. Together we can do great things if we all work together.

David Perry

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  • tThis sounds like a great idea. I will definitely be interested in something like this. 

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