I have my buyer prospects sign a buyer agency agreement (my state recognizes this document) before I show them homes in the area to ensure that they will continue to work with me as a "client". There were too many times earlier in my career that after showing prospects properties that they ended up working with another agent which wasted my time and efforts.
Prudential Connecticut Realty
When you start out, especially in a big franchise office like I did, you're encouraged to do some pretty unwise things, such as buying shotgun advertising that is directed at every living creature on earth (the list of friends and family is another bad idea, but I won't get into that one...). As a new guy, everyone is patting you on the back, telling you to try every form of promotion known to man that at some point over the past fifty years worked for them. But they don't guide you on how to formulate your own, personal winning message and determine the most effective frequency and reach. I realized I was flushing cash down the toilet after a couple months and latched on to a mentor who got me on track.
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
If you adopted a pit bull and now looking for a condo...you may be in the latter group.
Understanding you CAN NOT save people from themselvs is a good first step to keeping YOUR sanity.
Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, Fl
"If you are serious, it worth making the phone call."
1. No showings without pre-approval or proof of funds. Period.
2. No listings where the seller is either unrealistic or unpleasant to deal with.
3. Buyer consultations when necessary.
4. I educate my buyers and sellers.
5. Checklists. Always use checklists.
6. Stop chasing business. Attract it.
7. Print advertising. I never did it in the beginning, but we do it weekly now along with our social media efforts.
I'll stop there.
Vincent Warren Paige, Jr.
REALTORÂ® | RE/MAX Showcase
Certified Broker Price Opinion Registered Agent (BPOR)
8934 Conroy Windermere Road | Orlando, FL 32835
Direct: 407.256.8190 | Fax: 407.264.8073
by a mortgage company or bank. Many people start out doing the process backwards-looking at houses they are not qualified for and that sets them up for disappointment.. Buyers and Sellers must have a good grasp on their credit and monetary situation before they begin. Many times old debts or missed payments will crop up on the client's credit and they are very surprised. I supply the knowledge and direction to my clients along with professional service.
Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors
963 Street Road
Southampton, Pa 18966
I also refer clients now. Before I felt I had to keep every client and travel all over the place, but now I recognize that sometimes it's in my best interest and the client's best interest to refer them to another agent. Another agent may know the market better and it saves me time, energy and gas money so everybody wins. Plus, that agent may refer business your way later so it can be a good relationship builder.
Other than that, more referral business from previous clients, I advertise more now that I have more funds, etc. It's definitely a business that evolves.
Most of my conversations with escrow, title, lenders and even clients take place online.
I'm no longer writing counter offers on the car hood at midnight outside the house with the sellers inside.