Katie Mantelli, Buyer Specialist with Team Jadofsky-KW (Keller Williams)

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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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We agree with Noah Seidenberg on this one.

Jul 17, 2015 11:57 PM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
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I always leave a message, else why would I bother calling?

Jul 17, 2015 11:40 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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I understand your question.

First I do leave a message. I want the person on the other side to feel my smile and catch my excitement to suggest an in-sync personality.

Secondly, I decide beforehand, based on the ad or promotion from which the lead originated, whether to use a scarcity, benefit, solution, greed or fear message.

An example of a fear message is, "I will be in your community Saturday and I'll knock on your door about 2 PM." FEAR will make them call to avoid that door knock. If you've read the response of so many real estate professionals here on AR regard their reaction to door knocking you would believe they seek shelter under the dining room table in great fear.

BETTER still, optimize your landing pages to separate the unwilling from the predisposed and the right (90 day market) person will call you.

Jul 17, 2015 11:06 PM
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You need to leave a message in order to potentially get a response.

Jul 17, 2015 10:47 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Because of the way I was brought up I always leave a message as to whom I am and the reason for the call!

Jul 17, 2015 10:44 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Saturday morning Katie. As I am writing off Internet leads, I had to stop and read some of the answers.

Jul 17, 2015 06:37 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
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Katie - If you are calling more than once a day, then obviously you don't need to leave a message each time. At first maybe a couple times a week, and then after that maybe once a week just as a follow-up. Eventually if you never get through, it may not be worth calling anymore.

Jul 17, 2015 04:45 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
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It depends if I'm playing phone tag or not...

Jul 17, 2015 03:11 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I generally leave a message so they know I am checking in. It isn't long but it is enough so they know I am on top of things.

Jul 17, 2015 12:40 PM
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Evelyn M Epperson
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First when you get a new lead you need to call them back within 5 minutes to get the best results.  When followin up with older leads I do leave them a vm and a email to remind them I am ready when they are.

Jul 17, 2015 12:11 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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I call a couple of times and if I get VM finally I will leave a message.

Jul 17, 2015 09:22 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Katie Mantelli I agree with David Barr. Persistence may get a response.

Jul 17, 2015 07:23 AM
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Katie Mantelli
Keller Williams - Panama City Beach, FL
Buyer Specialist with Team Jadofsky-KW

This is awesome feedback, I appreciate you all!

Jul 19, 2015 02:37 AM