Open House vernacular translated

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Real Estate Agent with Majestic Properties

In the Real Estate Industry we get comfortable with our "lingo" and with the every day dealings that seem so normal to us and forget to think about the regular consumer that does not deal with real estate issues all the time.

Real Estate Open HouseYou know what I'm talking about the day you are hosting an open house and someone knocks on the door and waits for you to open the door, then is afraid to come in, or expects you to walk them around the property.  You can tell right away that they don't do this often and don't know if there's a right way or a wrong way to do it.

So I decided to do a little research and came up with a great article by Elizabeth Weintraub called Open House Etiquette for Home Buyers, which really cracked me up and finished inspiring me into writing Open House Etiquette.

Every industry has its own rules and its own vernacular which needs to be translated to the consumer.  So next time you talk to your customers about the details of a real estate transaction, make sure you communicate in plain English......unless of course they are from another country or another planet.

 

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Rainmaker
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Mariana - the captcha codes must me getting to you.....opinting??  I got yanagi-ichigo, must be Japanese.
July 03, 2007 08:19 PM
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This is so true! Its why i stick close to the door so I can encourage someone to come in. There's almost always that shy soul standing outside not sure how to proceed. Putting cookies in the oven almost always ensures the men will come right in, but you never know! Great blog.
July 04, 2007 01:43 PM
Rainmaker
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Thanks Pamela - the hot cookie trick is one of my favorites, although I end up eating them and defeats the whole purpose! : )
July 05, 2007 03:40 PM
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Rick & Ines,

This point can't be stressed and driven home enough!  I find myself getting better at this, but I still have a long way ago.   Jargo scares a lot of customers and it is our job to make them understand.  I have some researching and digging to better do that.  Nice reminder!

July 06, 2007 09:14 AM
Rainmaker
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Jason - it's all about being aware of it and making a change - our job is to communicate....what good is that if we use inside lingo?
July 06, 2007 09:33 AM
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