If you don't have a relationship, you better be the first to call back

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 531132

Rocket ManI thought about this two days ago when I was having trouble with one of my computers. No worries about data loss since I have the data backed up in two different ways. I was too busy to actually troubleshoot it myself, so I left some messages for in house repair people. I left the messages around 7:30 AM with no expectation of actually talking to someone. Pretty much, the way it was going to work was, the first one that called back got the job.

That’s exactly what happened around 9:15. The first repair technician who called and said he could be there that day, got the job. The second technician called back around 2:30, and the third never called back at all.

I believe that’s the way many customers find their real estate agent’s too. We know they’re on the internet and trolling from site to site. Without a relationship with an agent, they have no loyalty and probably leave calls and messages in many locations.

Like my experience with the computer repair technician, first come first served is frequently the case with real estate buyers and sellers.

We live in an impatient world, and sometimes just being first is better than being good.

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 Richard Iarossi is a full time licensed REALTOR®, working in Crofton, MD. My coverage areas are: Anne Arundel, Prince George’s, Howard, Calvert, Queen Anne, and Baltimore City and County. I specialize in residential real estate, working with both buyers and sellers. Use the registration free search on my website at www.RichSellsHomes.com. If you’re not already working with a REALTOR®...I can help. Call me at 443-995-9595 (Cell) or 410-451-6255 (Office).

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Christine Donovan
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Richard - I believe there is so much truth to this. Many of us are impatient to get done or get what we want now.

May 27, 2012 07:52 PM
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Sandy Acevedo
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Hi Richard, unfortunately this is so true as it applies to real estate. Not only do we have to be good,,,, but speedy as well.

May 27, 2012 11:58 PM
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Ronald Curtis
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Hello Richard.......

You are so right with your blog.

My operative word is, "IMMEDIACY"

Bestr wishes,

RJ

May 28, 2012 06:23 AM
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Hi Richard, you are correct, unfortunately the first to answer is often the most desperate for a job, and seldom the best one.

May 28, 2012 10:48 AM
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Justin Dibbs
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Right on Rich.  It shouldn't be that way, sad but true.

May 29, 2012 10:13 AM
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