I got a cold call from a real estate website tonight and I'm hopping mad!

Reblogger Janice Roosevelt
Real Estate Agent with Rory Burkhart Team, Keller Williams

There's a lesson here

Original content by Richard Weisser

I just got home, brought the mail in, fed the cats and started preparing dinner. My cell phone rang, and a voice starts reading from a script:

Threatening CloudsHello, I'm calling from Realty__________ (I won't use their real name because I don't want them getting any more publicity than possible) website and we're looking for exclusive agents in your area and blah blah blah.

When he finally took a breath I said" We are on Eastern Time here, and I have just sat down to dinner. Would you please call me tomorrow?"

His response: "Which zip codes are you interested in obtaining?" At that point I hung up.

He did not listen to what I said nor did he care what I said. As far as I am concerned, I will never do business with this website company. If they ever call me again I'll give them the ‘drop dead" warning to never do so in the future.

This was a cold call. I had not inquired about the product or requested more information. The call was an intrusion, but since I am in sales I am always polite. Up to that point of no return, the EVENT HORIZON, from beyond which no business relationship can ever be created.

I feel violated. I hate to hang up on someone. But if they are not willing to communicate, there is no "conversation" to continue.

So read your script to yourself and leave me alone!

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Rainmaker
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Regina P. Brown
e-Pro Realtor
California Coast & Country Homes, Inc.

Janice, I got one of these calls too... and I couldn't get him off the phone!!!

April 02, 2009 10:28 PM
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Ryan Shaughnessy
Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner
PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com

Same here - but there was an added bonus - some assinine statement like "What?  You aren't interested in making money."  Go hound someone else.  I'm about as easy going on cold calls.  I like new product information... but when I say "no", take the hint and stop reading the script.

April 03, 2009 01:19 AM
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