Active Rain attracting telemarketers

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Tomlinson

I don't know about anyone else, but in the past few weeks I have been flooded by telemarketers.  In each incident the caller starts with "  I found you on Active Rain". 

Do telemarketers believe that since somone is signed up on this site that we are fair game for them to call?  They must think that we must not have anything better to do except blog all day so we must need their services!! 

Today I received a call from somone who was wondering if I wanted to "expand my income potential"..they always ask if we need to expand our income...

In a few days I am going to receive a package with a CD and all sorts of info...shoot, if they want to waste their money on postage,I'll sure let them.."sure, send it.." I didn't say I was going to open it...

They have to remember Im a sales person too...I know that they are not going to be "expanding my income" for the heck of it...

Last week I received a call from someone who wanted to sell me leads.."Sure send me leada and referrals, but I only pay at closing."  (I hope this person was a licensed Realtor, because I would never pay a referral fee to someon who was not."  "Oh, well thanks for your honesty" replied the caller.   Hmmmm...Sure I'll pay you money for a list of names that I dont even know are real, names for buyers and sellers that may not even pan through, what is in it for ME???

Just because I post on AR, does no mean that I am sitting here twiddling my thumbs behind my desk with nothing to do.  If I needed more business, I would do it the old fashion way..Put on my best professional outfit, a big bright smile, load up with cards, and hit the streets!!  Call Friends, old clients...knock on doors..maybe even hold an open house or three...

Please do not call me unless you are truly calling for  a real estate need...

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Rainer
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Shari: It happens to us all. Is the real estate industry still robust enough for all the leech companies to keep hanging on? Or do they smell the fear and one last chance to sucker us in?
September 27, 2007 09:51 PM
Rainer
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George Tallabas
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Shari - You are much kinder that I am and a heck of a lot cuter :-)  I simply tell them "No thank you" and say goodbye.  If there were a secret formula to making a lot of money in real estate you and I would not have to be working for a living.  I hope all is well up north and have a great day.
October 12, 2007 08:04 PM
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Ricki Eichler
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Telemarketers are one of my pet peeves.  They do not dare call me without me advising them of the fines they could incur since I am on the Do Not Call list.  I have to observe this with FSBO's and they have to with me!
October 11, 2007 08:32 PM
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Ginger Sala
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Shari, I received several calls in the last couple of weeks. Latest was from someone with a service I never heard of, offering me exclusive leads for my Zip code for only....350 a month.

He talked non stop without taking a breath and when I said (loudly so he could hear me over his own jabbering) not interested, he got a belligerenat attitude like I was crazy! 

Ginger 

October 28, 2007 07:48 PM
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Lance Cutsforth
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Shari-

 

I agree with you completely - I am also in sales, but have a hard time with people who try to leverage a 'relationship' from a network and then talk to you like you are some simpleton.  If they are on AR, then they should post their 'amazing offer' on their blog or profile so people can come to them instead of trying to hunt prospects down.  Amateurs...

Incidentally, I graduated from LHS in 1986. 

November 12, 2007 10:21 AM
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