What does a Realtor Do When They're Down?

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Real Estate Agent with David Lyng Real Estate CalBRE 01341966

Having just had arthroscopic knee surgery, I am laying here with my laptop wishing I were at an Open House this Sunday.  What does one do as a Realtor when you are forced to stay off your feet for a few days?

1. Great time to do blogging - read what's going on out there and review all the listings on the MLS! 

2.  Call your clients and get a price reduction.  Was I amazed when my client called Me yesterday to tell me it's time he took a price reduction.  I could hardly believe what I was hearing - a realistic seller wanting to do what it takes to get his house sold - hurray!  Maybe I should have surgery more often!

3.  Work on referrals.  As I was laying on the couch last night, I received a call from a Realtor I know.  Much to my surprise he explained that he recently decided to go into the Commercial Real Estate Field and has a client who would like to sell his residence.  Would I be interested in a referral? - WOW, I can be incapacitated and still get listings!

4.  Work on relationships!  Probably the most important, because without relationships I would have no business.  This is a people business, isn't it?  It is why so many of us are passionate about what we do - it is great being a Realtor knowing that our business continues to grow, even when we are down.

 SO, if you have clients looking to buy a home on the Monterey Peninsula in California, Call me - I love your referrals, and you can be sure that I will take good care of your clients, whether I am on my feet or down with my feet in the air!

 

Mary@MaryAguilarHomes.com

 

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Jimmy McCall
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Mary, I hope the surgery doesn't keep you down long.  If it does keep up with your blogging on Active Rain.  Get better soon
March 02, 2008 03:56 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
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You could also work on your organizational systems and checklists so you can handle the incoming wave of clients from all your phone calls.
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Tere Episale
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Great post. When ever I stop to think about what I could/should be doing in down times, I always think of the phrase..."Back to basics".

Best wishes for a sppedy recovery and a great year!

March 04, 2008 06:43 PM
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Holly Galligan
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Mary, I am sorry you were off your feet, but sometimes that really does get things going! I hear often that if business is slow, just book a vacation. The second you're on the plane or on the road your phone will ring with business! Seems true for you even if surgery isn't much of a vacation. Keep up the great blogging and I will certainly keep your info if I ever have referrals in your area!

Holly Galligan, Realtor ~ Lake Arrowhead, CA

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