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Should I First Send Buyers To My Site Or My Car?

The Answer is BOTH! 

I wrote about a similar experience I had last month and for new members I think it is good to hear what just happened to an associate of mine yesterday.

My associate came into my office yesterday so upset with himself.  He made the same mistake many of us that are too heavy into technology have made.

My friend had a lot of success having buyers go to his website, search for listings using the IDX technology and call him with listings they want to see.  It has worked great for him as it has for me.

Along come John and his lovely wife Sally.  John calls my associate and tells him that Sally and he were referred to him to buy a home.  My associate says great, do you have a computer?  John responds by saying "Yup".  My associate says great.  Go to my website and do an MLS search and let me now which homes you would like to see and give me a call.  Thanks for calling and have a great day!

Three days later my associate call John and asks him if he and Sally found any homes they would like to see.  John replies by saying "We just bought a home this morning from another Realtor".  My associate says "But I thought you wanted me to help you find a home"?   John replies by saying "Well you told us sir to go to your site but Sally and I are not big on computers.  We just bought one cuz our son told us to.  We would much rather go look at homes.  We thought maybe you were to busy so we called another Realtor that took us out yesterday and showed us some mighty fine homes and we really liked on of them and bought it this morning". 

Ouch!

I told my associate friend "Been there done that" and I have learned to Ask, Ask, Ask!

Do you want your coffee black or with cream and sugar in it?

Native Idahoan and Boise Idaho Real Estate specialist serving Boise, Meridian Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell and the surrounding Treasure valley area of southwest Idaho. Specializing in residential, investment, land and commercial real estate. Search thousands of MLS listings at Boise Homes for sale and learn all about Idaho by visiting Search Idaho Homes

Comment balloon 20 commentsGeorge Tallabas • March 14 2007 11:25AM
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