Who Do You Know...

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Who Do You Know...

Cheesy. One thing I don't do is cheesy. This opening is cheesy.

Of course everyone has their own opinion, and it might work awesome for you, but I have no interest in this.

"Who do you know... who needs to buy or sell in the next 30 days?"

"Who do you know... that could use my help in selling their house?"

"Who do you know... at work that might be looking to purchase a house in the next few months?"

I might not get as many referrals as the next agent, but I do alright. I'm not going to end the conversation with a line like this.

I wouldn't want anyone to think that I'm cheesy.

Cheesy

I do talk about my business when it's brought up. Sometimes even by me. I won't ask for business that way, though. If it comes up in conversation, fine. If not, fine, too.

"Who do you know... that does this?"

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JO SOSS
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I don't do cheesy either - 

June 14, 2012 05:18 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
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Eric, I'm not much on that line either but I do ask for the business every chance I get.

June 14, 2012 05:21 PM
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Cindy Jones
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My mom was from Wisconson and one of my uncles made cheese.  When you get a chance to be cheesy take it...and if you're hungry make a grilled cheese sandwich.

June 14, 2012 05:34 PM
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You and I are on the exact same page my friend.  I'll eat cheese, especially grilled... but I am NOT cheesy.  

June 14, 2012 05:36 PM
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Eric Michael
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI

Jo, I didn't think you did.

Debbie, I don't blatantly come out and ask, but in conversation, they'll end up telling me about it if they know someone.

Cindy, I'll be cheesy around my friends and family. Cheese doesn't work for my business. But I love eating cheese!

Jared, aren't we (mostly) always? I love a grilled cheese with ham and mustard.

June 14, 2012 06:08 PM
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William Feela
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I don't care for cheesy unless I am starving.   Then anything is up for grabs.  Cheesy never sounds real Professional.

June 14, 2012 06:23 PM
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Sussie Sutton
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I don't care if I am cheesy every now and then. Down in Texas I really don't think that line matters.

June 14, 2012 07:53 PM
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Liz and Bill Spear
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Eric, Funny thing is I rarely have to initiate any business conversations.  My friends and day job coworkers mostly know my "other job", and they initiate the real estate talk.  And I've gotten business from them, and expect more in the future.  Sweet deal, and no Velveeta required.

June 14, 2012 08:13 PM
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Tammy Lankford
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me either Eric.  Not my style. I do talk about what I do and I certainly don't mind saying... if I can ever help you with real estate, please call, but that who do you know crap is crap.

June 14, 2012 08:37 PM
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As far as I'm concerned there is no right or wrong way to get referrals, if your way works, then it is the right way.

June 14, 2012 09:14 PM
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Roger D. Mucci
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I'm of the opinion that whatever works for you, do it................different strokes for different folks.

June 15, 2012 04:52 AM
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Al Raymondi
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Eric, cheese is for eating.  Roger said it well, whatever works for you.

June 15, 2012 07:04 AM
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Eric Michael
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI

Hey Everyone, I didn't write this to tell people what to do or not to do, it was just me saying that I don't want to be cheesy. I fully agree with anyone and everyone who says "whatever works for you."

June 16, 2012 12:18 PM
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Thom Abbott
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So Eric, Who DO you know? ROFL.

I think it so muich more effective to drive around in a logo wrapped car. Much less cheesy.

Altho, I have to say, I would love to have one of those branded moving vans. I think I would make a killing.

Not cheesy, just good advertising and PR

Happy Dad's Day!

 

June 17, 2012 07:34 AM
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Eric Michael
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI

Thom, I think the moving van with your mug all over it is a great idea, too. But the liability scares me.

June 17, 2012 02:09 PM
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Juli Vosmik
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ

Nope, not in my vocabulary, either.  I always share that I'm a Realtor® always looking to help anyone if they know of anyone.  But, that's about it.  I do ALWAYS close a transaction with if you know anyone, I'd appreciate a referral, if you think I did a good job.  Or, I'd love to help any of your friends and families like I helped you.  Please feel free to have them give me a call.  Otherwise, I just feel too, well, cheesy!!!  I liked that, LOL.  

June 19, 2012 06:28 PM
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