I have been the Top Producer for the past 37 years who always answers my phone plus I work evenings & weekends too. No other Realtor works as hard for their cleints as I do.
Fulfilling the clients dreams and desires with the least amount of hassle and making it a pleasant experience.
Lee Holtzman always answered his phone, even in the evenings and weekends!
A meet & greet. Determine the needs and crietria of what the clients is looking to accomplish.
Over 900 hours of Real Estate Classes under my belt beside graduating DeVry with a 4.0. Being a Boy Scout Leader for 13 years dealing with teens on suragr highs has definitely helped me with personal skills in Real Estate.
It depends on several variables (price, location, timing, repairs, etc...) but there are many situations I do not charge a full commisson plus I discount more if the client is purchasing another home through me.
I was taken advantage of by an agent who cost me $8000 I did not have or be homeless. After realizign that could have done a better job myself, I became an agent in 1982 to clean up the industry and make sure that the best of interests is given to the client.
All types from the lower end to the high end plus commerical transactions too.
Make sure you can ALWAYS reach your agent. If they miss your call, they are missing buyer calls too. There is nothing more frustrating knowing that you are paying a commission but cannot reach your agent. Answering the phone is the KEY to good business. Many calls are from that spontaneous buyer wanting to see a home. If they cannot reach you, they will reach another agent. Also make sure your agent know the area and has the experience under his belt. I have been a Top Producer for 37 years.