"Why did you choose me as your REALTOR?"

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Real Estate Agent with Alain Pinel BRE 01367196

Yesterday, I met with a buyer for the first time after he CONTACTED ME VIA EMAIL to help him buy his first house.

Fortunately, he agreed to meet me at my office so that we can discuss his situation and what his requirements are.

I couldn't help but ask him, "Why did you choose me as your REALTOR" since he found me on the internet. I was dying to know.

And this is what he said why he chose me as his REALTOR:

... I searched online for an agent who knows the area

... I found your name on line, and decided to check you out, in addtion to other agents.

...I visited your website, and what you wrote made an impression because you provided very good information about buying

... It seemed that you are very professional at what you do

...but best of all, it seemed that  you really LIKE WHAT YOU DO. And that's very important to work with someone who enjoys what she's doing.

LESSONS LEARNED:

1. Be visible on the internet. Have a professional website. Blog, blog, blog.  Thanks, Active Rain for having me in this forum!

2. Offer good information that people want to know. Your site shouldn't only be about your listings or how great you are. Ask yourself: if you were a buyer/seller, what do you want to know?

3. How you present yourself makes a huge difference. It isn't only about your being a top sales person. Express  yourself in why you are in this business. I had indicated that I found my "bliss" in real estate, and that even as a kid, I had always loved architecture. My joy in being a realtor is real.

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Donna Harris
Donna Homes, PLR - Austin, TX
Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin

Congrats on the new buyer!  And also, great that you asked where he found you and why he chose you as that only makes it easier to know where to spend your marketing dollars.

Aug 17, 2009 03:54 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Bruce Brockmeier
Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS® - Huntington Beach, CA
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I had indicated that I found my "bliss" in real estate, and that even as a kid, I had always loved architecture. My joy in being a realtor is real.

Hi Pacita,

I've noticed the same enthusiasm with most of my top producing clients.  They truly love what they do!  :)

Aug 17, 2009 03:54 PM #2
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Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA

Donna ---- last year, I had discovered that 30% of my business are from internet leads. So my energies and budget are channeled in this medium.

Bruce --- it helps to really like what I do. This isn't just a job for me. Glad you see this in your own top agents.

 

Aug 17, 2009 04:05 PM #3
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Antonio & Alexia Cardenas
Alameda County - San Leandro, CA. - San Leandro, CA
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You have been paid for blogging Pacita, no question about it. I always ask my new clients that same question. "By the way, how did you find my name and number? That is the only way to know what works and what doesn't. I found myself on the number 2 spot on the neighborhood that I farm. Check out Bay-O-Vista San Leandro, and my blog on AR puts me up there. What a way to get recognized. Good for you!

Antonio

Aug 17, 2009 08:42 PM #4
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Donne Knudsen
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA - Simi Valley, CA
CalState Realty Services

Pacita - While most of my clients are still referred by someone they know who knows me, I do like getting calls and emails from those who tell me that they found me online.  My blogging is starting to work.

Aug 17, 2009 09:39 PM #5
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Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA

Antonio--- it is still a good idea to merge the good old-fashioned ways with modern ways of cultivating clients. Congrats on being #2 in Bay-O-Vista.

Donne --- yes, it's nice when things start to germinate and bear fruit, doesn't it?

Aug 17, 2009 10:02 PM #6
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