Chris  Flotten, Helping Realtors Stand Out From The Competition (Client Crate - Making Referrals Easy)

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Bob Crane
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Sometimes it takes drones.

Apr 25, 2018 04:41 PM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
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Flowers might work better.

Apr 25, 2018 04:39 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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I think they are enough to start to annoy many Chris Flotten so I am really careful not to contact a lead more than once a day unless I am responding to their contacts (no limit on that end). I could not help but notice that you did not mention snail mail as MANY here in the Rain seem to use post cards and news letters.

Apr 25, 2018 04:29 PM
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Chris Flotten This is a great question. I was just recently part of a training and education seminar put on ZILLOW that focused on lead conversion. Numerous Zillow studies concluded that consumers read 85% of all text messages and are more than 50 times more likely to respond to a text message than a phone call or email.

I personally require that my team text every customer inquiry as soon as we receive the lead and have seen results similar to the Z studies. 

IMO texting a LEAD is much more important than emailing or even calling. In fact, emailing has become a waste of time with less than 5% of all leads responding to emails. While almost every lead responds to texts. 

Apr 25, 2018 07:40 PM
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Carol Williams
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It depends on the individual.  I'd find out what THEIR preference is. 

Apr 25, 2018 05:23 PM
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Barbara Todaro
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face to face  must happen occasionally.... phones, email and text will work to fill in the gaps....

Apr 25, 2018 04:48 PM
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Until you get F2F, what else can you do?

Apr 25, 2018 04:42 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Apr 25, 2018 04:39 PM
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Lyn Sims
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What else is there for communication? Smoke signals are offensive to some popular group.

Apr 25, 2018 04:17 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
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The right content can be if it's only a lead-it must benefit them, not talk about you. But no, it's not enough for my database, you have to get voice to voice and face to face occasionally. But, I don';t buy leads, so I'm not the best one to ask for leads.

Apr 25, 2018 04:15 PM
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I've considered tap dancing and improvisational comedy.  The tap dancing didn't go over well. 

Apr 25, 2018 06:34 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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I do not work with leads. I am just not into chasing people.

I work with clients.

Apr 25, 2018 06:16 PM
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It depends.  On the person. On the relationship.

Likely a better "connection" will occur with some face-to-face interaction. 

Apr 25, 2018 04:21 PM
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I will add Video email, face to face conversation, handwritten personal notes, and a killer website, so they don't have to browse the web for anything that is real estate related.

Apr 26, 2018 12:49 AM
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Steve Penner
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... No and Yes.  If you have a compelling "call to action" then yes it will be enough to keep a leads attention.    if you do not have a compelling call to action then NO these mediums will not be enough.  

Apr 25, 2018 08:37 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
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We only have so many choices.  If the lead contacts us, I usually ask what is the best way to communicate?  There are varied answers, so I do my best to comply.

 

Apr 25, 2018 08:20 PM
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that depends on their motivation and where they are in the process

Apr 25, 2018 07:45 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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Yes your tech will make or break most relationships..

Apr 25, 2018 07:01 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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could be too much

Apr 25, 2018 06:40 PM
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No.

Apr 26, 2018 10:49 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
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The more personal touches, the better, people are too busy these days and we are touched too many times digitally, a human conversation: in person or over the phone is the must.

Apr 26, 2018 07:44 PM
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99% spammers....  

Apr 26, 2018 09:37 AM
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Yes.

Apr 26, 2018 08:50 AM
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Not always as people forget when you are not right in front of them. I like to use my blogs as daily reminders that i am here. I am in real estate and how i can hep when they are ready

Apr 26, 2018 05:20 AM
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I noticed you said "lead." If it's a lead, phone calls, emails, texts and maybe US Mail are the options. When they become a client, whatever method they prefer would work.

Apr 26, 2018 04:12 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
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Heck no. You need lots of media streams for them to tap when they have time. Videos make it help yourself for on demand open house tours on their tight schedule. Beefed up websites loaded with more sharper, wider images and great amounts of rich detail, maps, floor plans, plat maps all help make your brand the place to graze for properties listings, for local information, for help with financing and the real estate process explanation.

Apr 26, 2018 04:07 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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Do you have another suggestion? Perhaps camping out on their front step? Any reason you left out snail mail... I have found it works very well if done consistently for leads for whom I have addresses.

Apr 26, 2018 04:06 AM
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If video is used along with it, yes.

Apr 25, 2018 07:27 PM
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... be mindful of overload; could turn them off too.

Apr 26, 2018 06:51 AM
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Bob Crane nailed this one!

Apr 26, 2018 06:27 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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It depends on the lead.

Apr 26, 2018 05:55 AM
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Richard Weeks
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Sprinkle in some social media, and direct mail.

Apr 26, 2018 05:19 AM
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You need to add to this list the wee-hours in the morning trip where you stuff a personal message in the folds of the morning paper. That should get their attention.

Let's face it, if the message is not relevant to the 'lead' what follows becomes stalking. As real estate agents we hire surrogates to stalk for us and respond with a smile.

Apr 26, 2018 04:56 AM
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Yes.

Apr 26, 2018 04:07 AM
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James Dray
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It all depends.  I have some clients who doesn't want to be bothered.  I have others who do.  I plan my day accordingly

Apr 26, 2018 03:18 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Chris Flotten - not to mention about the messenger, WhatsApp and perhaps many other modes of communication!

Apr 25, 2018 10:49 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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If someone reaches out to me via my website/blog, I give them what they want - the personal touch.

Apr 25, 2018 08:55 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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So many great answers. I hope one of them was right for you. 

Oct 27, 2018 03:45 PM
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Find out what your clients want.

 

Apr 30, 2018 04:41 PM
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Joan Cox
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Sometimes it does not matter how you try to contact them, they are utilizing your web site because it works better than the agent they hired.

Apr 29, 2018 06:39 PM
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Wayne Martin
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Sometimes yes and sometimes no. Depends on the lead.

Apr 28, 2018 03:55 PM