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Scenario: You contact a vendor for something concerning real estate that has a sense of urgency that has the need for istallation oh, maybe a week and a half out. Maybe it is something like plumbing, or electrical. You meet for details, ask for pricing and installation costs, all seems fine, and the vendor drops off the face of the earth. No response to several followup attempts. Nothing. You know this one provision of pricing etc could result in more business for this vendor and that you would have recommended them in a heartbeat, and that their service would raise the bar for others in real estate. How many additional times would you follow up? At what point do you just sigh and say "next!"?
What if you used this program on your tablet, along with a floor plan (if there isn't one, draft a quick one with Floor Plan Creator, a free app), to chart out best areas for wifi in a home your buyers are looking to purchase? Anyone use this consistently for owner-occupied homes that have wifi? http://www.howtogeek.com/165614/how-to-create-a-wi-fi-heatmap-for-network-analysis-better-coverage-and-geek-cred-galore/
Well, well, well: http://www.ubergizmo.com/2013/07/samsung-smartphone-sales-reportedly-left-iphones-far-behind/ Interesting. Happy to not have started with a new phone just yet. The Note 3 sure sounds pretty from what I read on the same site!
There's an agent who repeatedly posts other agent's listings under a group in Facebook, pulling the listings from the agent's IDX on the agent's website. I know in some areas this is kosher, since supposedly the additional exposure may draw buyers. However, shouldn't the agent get permission to post another agent's listings on Facebook prior to ostensibly posting as if it were their own or belonging to a member of the group (the agent whose listing was posted is not a group member)? Just because it appears on an IDX, does that give other agents carte blanch to do what they will with the listing?
Thanks everyone! To Tanya Nouwens's question, the new site will be 100% seller focused with information on the listing process, the services I provide, photography, etc. (With a few surprises!) It will be designed in Q1 using my longtime very professional website designer and it will be Wordpress. To Gina Kay Landis's question, the sellers I have who are also shopping for a house, typically have me searching for them, which I will continue to do. If they look around online themselves, no harm done. But the process we've used so far has been successful. Sending them the right listings for their home search gets it done. Anyone will a saved search on my site will lose it, but I hope to double my business in 2013. Appreciate all the well wishes!
Judy thinking about it, another thing I say is "we have 86 agents in this office, I am positive we'll have someone who can show that house on Saturday. What is the best way to get back in touch...etc, etc." Again, the caller really doesn't care (yet) if the agent is a trusted colleague.
Once I grasped the concept and turned an objective eye toward real estate, I realized that probably 98% of what is done in our industry is pure platitude - and we wonder why our marketing is not very effective. There's reason number 1, IMO.