My New Outside Blog: YOU ARE A REALTOR WHO HAS A CELL PHONE, BUT WON'T GIVE OUT YOUR NUMBER TO ANOTHER REALTOR??????

YOU ARE A REALTOR WHO HAS A CELL PHONE, BUT WON'T GIVE OUT YOUR NUMBER TO ANOTHER REALTOR??????

A Realtor who won't give out their cell phone number. I agree with that Realtors choice. A lot of agents have teams in place to take calls. Of course if this particular agent DOES NOT have a team and a system in place to handle calls and inquiries, IMHO they are doing a disservice to the client who is using them to market their property.

I know of an agent who doen't take calls directly at all. She has a team in place and the published number goes right to the team. Sure gets a lot of listings, though.

As for myself, I am one of those agents who publishes his number on everything, since I prefer to have all calls go to me directly. If you see one of my ads and call, you get me.

You are a Realtor who has a cell phone, but won't give out your number to another Realtor?   How do you stay in business?get in touch with a local realtorI'm presently working with a client who is transferring from Minnesota to Connecticut for business.  She has a home in St. Paul, and is looking for a rental while she sells her house out there.  She flew in yesterday, and only has today and tomorrow to find something.

I had a few rentals to show her today, but non of them worked out.  There were too small, or had major issues (which will be addressed in my next blog) that the landlord did not know about.  Some were just too far out for her to travel to work.  So back to the grind stone.  It is hard to find a rental especially when you have a pet (dog) that is a member of the family and will be coming with you. 

With her permission we increased the monthly rent, and that brought in a 3 bedroom condo that looks ideal for her.  The condo allows pets.. but will they accept a dog, or just a cat?   It is also right near major highways and shopping.. she can't wait to see it, with the understanding that the owner will allow her dog.

I called the other agency and wanted to speak directly to the listing agent to get the pet issue clarified.  I was told this was not possible.  The agent doesn't give out her cell phone number.  WHAT??@@!#$  I explained that I had a client that has flown in for a few days, and doesn't have much time to wait around.  I would be glad to give them my agent ID, and my cell phone number to verify that I am a Realtor, and if they could give me her cell phone number.  Still it was a resounding "NO" "We've been told not to give it out".

Have you ever heard of such a thing?

Once again this brings me back to reminding people looking to sell or buy a home... INTERVIEW YOUR REALTOR.  Would you want to work with a Realtor that will not give out their cell phone number.  You need efficiency, and this is not the way to go... don't your agree?

I left a message with this agency for the Realtor to call me.  They replied that I would hear back within a hour... in this business that is too long.  Well, that was 2 1/2 hours ago.. and I am still waiting.  What do I tell my client without coming off sounding stupid.

 

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Valerie Osterhoudt is a Cromwell Connecticut Residential Realtor who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the Middlesex County of CT, which includes Cromwell, Rocky Hill, Berlin, Middletown, Wethersfield, Newington, as well as all other surrounding areas.  Please visit me at www.CTrealtorMLS.com for all your relocation and/or local needs.  

For real estate.. all you need to know, is VALERIEO  

If you're thinking about buying a home in Cromwell CT area, there are plenty of great buys in today's market.  There is no better time than now to take advantage of these homes while interest rates remain at an all time low.  For more information on Cromwell CT real estate's homes and/or condos please visit Johnson Real Estate to access the newest listings.

 Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR - Johnson Real Estate, Inc. - 860.883.8889 cell - ValerieOhomes4u@gmail.com

 Copyright © 2011 - By Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR - All rights reserved...... ***YOU ARE A REALTOR WHO HAS A CELL PHONE, BUT WON'T GIVE OUT THE NUMBER??????***

 

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Comment balloon 4 commentsJon Quist • January 30 2011 01:05PM

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Jon....I saw the original post as well.  Amazing that folks want business, but won't provide the ability to complete or consummate the deal!

Posted by Larry Bettag, Vice-President of National Production (Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001) about 9 years ago

Jon like you I like to answer my calls when they come in.  I'm not sure how any agent does answer their phone.

Posted by Michael Ford, Matching Families with Homes (Coldwell Banker Heritage Homes) about 9 years ago

If it weren't for the FACT that 95% of inbound calls from Buyer Agents tend to be of the "Can I schedule an appointment to show your vacant listing that's on lockbox" or "Is the property still available" - when we take the trouble to ensure the MLS is ALWAYS up to date - we might feel differently about inbound phone calls.  Until 95% of inbound calls are TRULY RELEVANT then we'll stick with email.  The phone is a crutch for those who can't be bothered to review the information that has been carefully prepared.  Let's face it folks - with as many listings as we carry - averaging 25-30 do you really want to rely on my memory of you reach me on my cell phone when I'm not in the office??!!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) about 9 years ago

Great info and ideas.  Thanks for the post!

Posted by Carla Morin (Brookfield) about 9 years ago

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