Hello Mr. or Mrs. Buyer

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Real Estate Agent with Premier Property Group LLC DRE# 201209408

Dear Mr. or Mrs. Buyer,

When you call me on one of my listings I get so excited! You see, it means that someone is interested!

My seller is really anxious to sell, so I love these calls! The issue here is that I want to tell you

everything about this home, and all you want is the price! Now, if I tell you the price and it isn't

what you thought it should be, do you hang up? Do you give me a chance to ask you if I can help

 you find something else? If you are working with another agent, I don't mind telling you about

 my listing or its price, but why didn't you call your agent?? If you cannot afford the property

you called on, I have the resources to give you a list of homes that you can afford.

Give me a minute to help you, you just might be surprised at what I know and how much

I can help you! Realtors really do love to help you! It is our profession!

Sincerely,

Caren Wallace, Realtor

Stouffer Realty

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Caren Wallace, Stouffer Realty, Portage Lakes Realtor 330-697-3227

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Rainmaker
189,242
League City, TX - Worrell Team, REALTORS, GRI, CNE
Bayou Properties Realty - League City, TX

This sounds perfect..if only buyers would always stay on the phone long enough to hear all of this.  Sometimes, the best way to get them talking about homes is to start talking about something totally unrelated.  Once buyers realize you are a nice person, they are more willing to trust you when it comes to talking about business.

Mar 26, 2009 12:39 PM #5
Rainer
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Sandy Childs
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Realtor - Spartanburg, SC

I am so chatty, I usually get all of their information and go & find them a house.

Mar 26, 2009 03:22 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hey where'd my comment go!???

Hi Caren, I know I commented this morning LOL!!  It's frustrating to try and help people - who don't want or think they need help, only information.  On the other hand, if they would take a few extra minutes on the phone, I think they would discover there is a wealth of not only information but knowledge on the other end of the line.

Mar 26, 2009 08:21 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

Brian-Thank you for stopping by, good idea to talk about something unrelated. I am talking about the person who is impatient and only wants the price. Given a chance I will talk their ears off about real estate!! LOL

Sandy-I have always been successful with willing people, it is the impatient people I am addressing here. We have so much to offer if they will just hear it!

Mary-I thought you did comment this am! I didn't delete it!! You are one of my best buddies! I share your feelings about the wealth of knowledge we can give to buyers!

Mar 27, 2009 05:53 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Caren, I hope many buyers see this letter and feel your sincerity in it. Unfortunately we as realtors still don't have the greatest reputation, but I do think it's improving.

Mar 27, 2009 08:22 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Sandy Shores Broker, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County FL Real Estate

Caren, I suppose that's the name of the game, isn't it? We have to be able to build trust in 1 minute flat, and if we don't or can't we lose them.  Hard to do sometimes, as some only want to hear the price and nothing more.

Mar 27, 2009 01:46 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

Barb-I feel that our profession is gaining respect by sustaining in this market!

Sandy-You are so right that we have 1 minute flat....sometimes less!  We have so much we can tell buyers to help them in their search!

Mar 28, 2009 06:51 AM #11
Rainer
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Nate Rowe
Oakstone Properties, Homes in Richmond VA - Richmond, VA
Realtor, Homes in Richmond VA

I like it.  It feels great when you can pick up a buyer on the phone.  I can usually set up a meeting by talking with someone on the phone, if they are actually a buyer without a realtor.  I love talking with people.  I wish you the best.

Mar 28, 2009 09:00 PM #12
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Sylvie Conde
Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Broker, Toronto Real Estate

I got a phone call from someone today, on one of my ads.  No 'hello', no nothing.... straight to the question:  "Can you tell me what street this is on?"  I said the name of the street.  She said "Oh, thanks" ... CLICK!

I wonder if the name of the street is a swear word in her language.  Can't figure out the reaction.
I'm sure there are other houses for sale on streets she may like better, but I guess she just had no time to talk. :)

Mar 28, 2009 11:36 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

Nate-This message is to the caller who won't make small talk, they just want the price and hang up! I love to talk to people and offer much info when given the chance.

Sylvie-This is the kind of caller I am talking about, hit and run!! You cannot help people who don't want to be helped.

Mar 29, 2009 12:35 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Marilyn Harrell
ReMax Riverhaven - Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake - Beaverton MI

I just took a call like that! At least the phone rang! Well written!

Mar 30, 2009 11:02 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

Marilyn-Doesn't it just warm the cockles of your heart??

Mar 31, 2009 06:39 AM #16
Anonymous
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Hi Caren....and then I had the reverse the other day.  I start by telling the caller I have the listing up and ready to answer his questions.  He asked if I was the listing agent, when I said I wasn't....he said he only wants to deal with the listing agent and HUNG UP!  C'est la vie ;-)

Mar 31, 2009 07:16 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

Gail-They are really getting picky aren't they......or they just are rude!

Apr 01, 2009 05:59 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Kate Bourland
Marketing with Kate - Redding, CA
Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing

Love the way you wrote this post.  When I get someone calling for rates and trying to take control I've learned to turn it around by saying:  "I'd love to share that information with you, first tell me a little about what you are looking for"  or I'll say of course, first tell me what made you pick up the phone and call today.

Turns it around andI usually get control of the conversation after that.

Apr 01, 2009 08:46 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

Kate-That is great dialog and I usually try to talk to them too. This is directed at the buyer who is totally impatient and doesn't give a gnats wing about talking, just wants price and flees! Thaks for stopping by with your great suggestion!

Apr 02, 2009 07:10 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Tere Rottink
CoastalVa Realty Inc - Virginia Beach, VA

Caren, you couldn't have said it better.  Specially the one about calling their agent.

Apr 02, 2009 10:13 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

Tere-It is therapy for the Realtor Soul! Thank you!

Apr 03, 2009 06:01 AM #22
Anonymous
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A great letter which could be modified slightly and put on one's web site for visitors.

Apr 06, 2009 01:24 PM #23
Rainmaker
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Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

Russel-I suppose you are right!

Apr 07, 2009 09:05 AM #24
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