Internet Lead Generation - What to do next?

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Services for Real Estate Pros with erelopro
www.eLeadMarketing.com - "Bringing Families and Realtors Together!"


After more than a decade of working on Internet marketing for real estate agents, we've learned what works best. We understand that you are the "home sales expert", but when it comes to internet –generated relocation leads we've gained an in depth understanding of how to approach these leads and get the maximum results!

You should attempt to contact them by phone before emailing or mailing anything. In order for your email to be read and acted upon, it should be something they are looking for. If phone contact cannot be made, you may leave a message referring to the email or mail that you will be sending.

The initial phone call should focus on the prospective client's needs. The first impression is everlasting; let it be a good one. Asking intelligent questions about their needs and concerns is a great place to start. You do not want to focus on the fact that you are a real estate agent. This is also a great way to qualify each prospect.

During the initial contact, you want to establish rapport and let them know that you are a "relocation expert" who is available to provide information for them. You should be able to determine in the first contact what their time frame for moving is, as well as whether or not they plan to buy or rent. This issue may not be set in stone, so please do not discard someone who indicates that they prefer to rent. Make a friend because friends refer business to friends.

If your prospect isn't planning to move for more than 6 months, put them on a drip campaign. Keep them abreast of what is happening in the market place once a month or so (via email).

In addition, you'll want to find out if they have a home to sell before they leave. If they do have a home to sell and have not hired an agent, you may offer assistance in getting them a great agent to represent them. A reverse listing referral fee is always a nice way to make some extra commission.

If you are in the business for the long-haul, relocation leads can be enormously profitable. Quite often, when one family relocates another one follows, e.g. Grandparents, siblings, friends, employees.

On a final note; stay organized. It is crucial that it be you who is meeting them the day they fly in to look at properties. You will want to track relocation dates, what information was sent to them and so on. It is essential to begin building the relationship as soon as you can no matter what their time frame.


Recap:

  • 1. Use the phone to initiate contact.

  • 2. Focus on their needs…..take notes.

  • 3. If they cannot be reached, send email or U.S. mail.

  • 4. Stay in touch via email or occasional phone call.

  • 5. Stay organized.

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Rainer
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Toby Boyce
Howard Hanna RealCom Realty - Delaware, OH
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Great point, the key is to make that physical contact with them over the phone and get them to realize that you are a "person" rather than just a faceless e-mail.

Jul 28, 2009 03:33 PM #1
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Mary Reich
Boise Valley Real Estate Group - Boise, ID

Excellent advice that every Realtor should be practicing.  Thanks!

Jul 28, 2009 04:58 PM #2
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Jenny Durling
L.A. Property Solutions - Los Angeles, CA
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I always call first but many of the number are fake. I follow that with regular emails, but unless I get a bounce message or a response, I'm never sure if there's really anyone actually receiving my email.  Any suggestion on how to get leads to respond to your emails if that's the only way you have to contact them?

Aug 02, 2009 12:35 AM #3
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Ginger Moore
Wilkinson & Associates Realty - Gastonia, NC

thank you for sharing. yes I get many fake numbers also.

Aug 03, 2009 03:06 PM #4
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David Krushinsky
AmeriFirst Financial, Inc. - NMLS 202115 - Phoenix, AZ

The initial phone call should focus on the prospective client's needs. The first impression is everlasting; let it be a good one. Asking intelligent questions about their needs and concerns is a great place to start.

This is great advice!!

Sep 25, 2009 05:18 PM #5
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