A personal message to Elvis Presley, Barack Obama, George Jetson and Meg Griffin:

By
Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers
http://actvra.in/syZ

House for sale in Summergrove Newnan GAReal estate is STILL a people business. The overwhelming majority of real estate transactions still rely on face to face interaction on a personal level.

Real estate agents work very hard to place their product in front of as many potential buyers as possible. It is time consuming and expensive to list property.

So it logically follows that if our marketing efforts generate interest in a property, at some point, the relationship has to be taken to the next level: i.e. a real conversation.

And while I enjoy the creativity you employed in filling out the contact information, I often wonder why you choose to hide behind a pseudonym.

If you are looking for a property in my area, I can help you get a great property at a great price. And under most circumstances, my services are at no charge to you. I can provide you with local information and financing options.

I’m not just a salesperson. This is my community and I live here. I know things beyond the posted data on the screen.

If you are just browsing because you are curious about our area, that’s just fine too. We won’t pressure you into doing anything. We are in the sales business, and we don’t want to waste your time or OUR time either!

It is true that if you leave your real name and contact information we will attempt to get in touch with you. We do so because we truly believe that we are in the best position to assist you with one of the most important financial transactions in your life.

We work hard and we are serious about our profession.

Why not give us a chance to show you what we can do for you?

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  1. Rich Cederberg 02/07/2012 10:31 AM
  2. Winston Heverly 02/07/2012 10:48 PM
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Rainmaker
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Erv Fleishman
Realty Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Luxury Prop Specialist Realty Associates

Let us know when you hear back from Elvis. 

February 07, 2012 09:22 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL
GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA

I see that you used some target words in your titile, has this help and do you anticipate a good hit ratio from it.

February 07, 2012 09:24 AM #2
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Tammy Lankford
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)

I took the "must leave info" off my page's IDX for a "test" run and my contacts dropped off a little, it was only the fake ones though, so I've left it off.

February 07, 2012 09:25 AM #3
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Richard Weisser
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale

Erv...

I will. I promise! lol and thanks.

Winston...

I didn't think about that at first, but before I posted the thought did occur to me!!! These are actually names that showed up as new contact information.

February 07, 2012 09:28 AM #4
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Linda Holloway
Keller Williams Realty Tampa Central - Tampa, FL
REALTOR®, Your Next Home in Tampa Bay Starts Here!

Hi Richard, I'm here by way of Bryan Robertson's suggestion to check out your blogposts.  This was an excellent post about the benefits a real estate agent can provide.  Catchy title!

February 07, 2012 09:28 AM #5
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Fred Strickroot
Fred Strickroot - HomeNet - Tampa Bay Area - 1-888-864-2758 - Trinity, FL
Tampa Bay Area Homes For Sale

Well put and tweeted to get the message out!

February 07, 2012 10:20 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent

Interesting title...that grabbed a lot of folks attention too I bet.  YOu always do such a good job!

February 07, 2012 10:28 AM #7
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Ahhh Man!  And I thought I had a good one when Mickey Mouse contacted me just the other day!

February 07, 2012 10:33 AM #8
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John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com - Albuquerque, NM
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Perfect title and just hit the suggest tab.  Make it a great day!

February 07, 2012 11:14 AM #9
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Anna Banana Kruchten
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Real Estate Agent, CRB, CRS 602-380-4886

Richard I have wondered as well why people leave ficticious names. Seems so pointless. I like what you say....

We do so because we truly believe that we are in the best position to assist you with one of the most important financial transactions in your life.

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February 07, 2012 11:19 AM #10
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Nancy Conner
Managing Broker - City Realty Inc - Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA
Gotta love the creativity! But Mickey Mouse contacted me too - what a little two-timer!!
February 07, 2012 11:56 AM #11
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Peggy Wester
Think Young Team--Realty Executives Integrity - Grafton, WI
Real Estate Agent Ozaukee & Washington County Real

Another well written post. I recently saw a buyer's name as "Mary Buyer" on an open house guest register. Cute.

February 07, 2012 12:34 PM #12
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Michael Blue
Home Smart Realty West - Encinitas, CA
REALTOR - 760-889-8877, Encinitas/Carlsbad

Great pic of the home, how can the lawn be edited to a lovey green?  Maybe the Jolly Green Giant! 

February 07, 2012 01:41 PM #13
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Kristin Moran
Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397

HA! We get this all the time.  I hope they see your blog post RW!

February 07, 2012 02:53 PM #14
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Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate

Richard,

I often wonder if it's other agents in my area who are doing this just to see what I provide.

Rich

February 07, 2012 03:14 PM #15
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Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

This happens to me too.  If you want honesty and hard work, I'm here for you, be honest with me.

February 07, 2012 06:43 PM #16
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Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Marysville, WA
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Found it on Rich's reblog. This is great!! I am out of suggests but will use it tomorrow if its not already featured!! Great job!

February 07, 2012 09:18 PM #17
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Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

Love this post Richard!  I cannot believe it hasn't been featured yet!  Well hopefully my suggest will change that.  I hope those leaving fake names read your post too and know that we can't force you to buy or sell.  All we can do is contact you and it doesn't hurt lol :)!

February 09, 2012 09:15 AM #18
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long & Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Northern VA

I don't know why the public is so afraid of connecting with a real estate agent?  If we're awful, it's not like we've got you in a sci-fi tractor beam that you can't escape.

February 09, 2012 11:31 AM #19
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