Now that you’re here, we’re not going to talk about the technical aspects of the search aside from the standing advice to start general and work your way down rather than start more specifically and lose good properties due to bad data.
Rather, let’s talk a little bit about what happens once you’ve hit the contact button to reach and agent … in this case, me.
Know first and foremost that clicking the button really does send a message to me. And, to my sometimes fuzzy mind, it would seem you wish to be contacted … unless you’re just electronically waving hello and saying the property looks nice. In which case, thanks!
I mention this because if you’re looking to be contacted about a property, it really does help to provide a valid e-mail and phone number. Seems like common sense but you would be surprised to know how often I don’t receive either, phone numbers especially. E-mail is more convenient for me too, if I’m honest, but it’s not always the most effective.
Second, it’s okay to reply when I reply back to you … especially when your initial message is something along the lines of “hey” or even ” “, which, again, happens more often than you might think.
I get it. I’m a salesperson and you don’t want to bothered by my ilk. No problem. But imagine for a moment you’re in Best Buy … you see something, have a question and tap someone in a blue shirt on the shoulder. Before they can turn around, though, you’re sprinting the other direction. Or you’re still there but decide to stand stock still and mute, like you’re trying to duck a T-Rex in Jurassic Park.
Okay, so you’re not going to get eaten but you’re probably not going to get much help either, not until there’s a Blackberry app that reads mind.
Yes, this one’s a little flippant today but it leads to the larger idea of helping me help you. If you don’t want to bugged, cool. I won’t. I’ve got people who enjoy being bugged and so I’ll focus my time there.
But if you have a question and you want real answers, we need to talk. Just has to happen.