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Old 02-04-2015, 08:08 PM   #61
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Its clear Seattle is the alpha male around hear with his constant wishes of good luck regardless of how much disagreement forms. Realtors would likely pay him top dollar because they feel his authority.
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Its clear Seattle is the alpha male around hear with his constant wishes of good luck regardless of how much disagreement forms. Realtors would likely pay him top dollar because they feel his authority.
He puts a lot of stock in luck I guess. I don't operate with luck. However I'll take it if it comes, but I try to never rely on it or need it.
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Its clear Seattle is the alpha male around hear with his constant wishes of good luck regardless of how much disagreement forms. Realtors would likely pay him top dollar because they feel his authority.
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Good luck boys. Your gonna need it from what I can see... Lol
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My success has nothing to with luck. I use my judgement. It keeps me profitable by not wasting time with sources that use me for my numbers and never want to pay.
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I would agree with you on that TNT. I just happen to have good luck with the realtors that I do work with. Maybe our opinions differ due to housing markets vary due to geographical location. But none the less I wish you good luck.
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I would agree with you on that TNT. I just happen to have good luck with the realtors that I do work with. Maybe our opinions differ due to housing markets vary due to geographical location. But none the less I wish you good luck.
Ive been in business for 38 years. The more folks you know in the shelter industry the better. While agents may not be the best leads, categorizing them all as useless is stupid. I count on agents to sell my specs and I've gotten plenty of remodel jobs from them over the years. Its in no way a mainstream for work. I don't get the broad brush statements from any contractor about agents. If you don't want to go look at their wants, then don't....pretty damn simple.
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Ive been in business for 38 years. The more folks you know in the shelter industry the better. While agents may not be the best leads, categorizing them all as useless is stupid. I count on agents to sell my specs and I've gotten plenty of remodel jobs from them over the years. Its in no way a mainstream for work. I don't get the broad brush statements from any contractor about agents. If you don't want to go look at their wants, then don't....pretty damn simple.
They call us for the sole purpose of getting money knocked off a sale. They don't want to pay for our services. They promise the work when they close but we get nothing.
If you are using them to sell your specs you are giving them something. Most remodelers don't have that relationship.

It's just not worth our time to look through a pile of crap on the off chance we'll find a diamond. There are far better ways to make a buck.
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I charge $250 for a pre sale inspection. I can offer serious value to clients at this stage of a potential home purchase,





And I can make $250 in about 45 minutes...
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I charge $250 for a pre sale inspection. I can offer serious value to clients at this stage of a potential home purchase,





And I can make $250 in about 45 minutes...
They won't pay it around here. They'll just call the next guy on the list and try to hook them.
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Exactly Ohio , why would you not charge a decent fee for an hour or two. So you don't get it big deal, on the flip side I have several clients from over the years that have been repeats. I have filtered many realtors out by just mentioning the fee, that usually tells me right away. However in most cases they know about the fee as if they are new to me they learned of me by a referral by some one who is familiar with our policy. Good luck
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Exactly Ohio , why would you not charge a decent fee for an hour or two. So you don't get it big deal, on the flip side I have several clients from over the years that have been repeats. I have filtered many realtors out by just mentioning the fee, that usually tells me right away. However in most cases they know about the fee as if they are new to me they learned of me by a referral by some one who is familiar with our policy. Good luck
They don't pay.

EDIT: around here. Every time I say fee they run.
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They won't pay it around here. They'll just call the next guy on the list and try to hook them.
This why you and I see it so differently. Around here most will pay with out to much of a discussion. I have had to explain it to a few that we do not work for free just as you do not. That usually clears it right up. Good luck
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They won't pay it around here. They'll just call the next guy on the list and try to hook them.
They will after you do a few and provide real tangible value during your visit. I have a few realtors who feed these to me when a client is considering a fixer upper.

If the topic is how to market to realtors, my advice would be to market an inspection/proposal service which you charge for.

If by some miracle you sell the job its just icing on the cake.

Also while you're there push the 203k program, it raises the budget instantly..
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They will after you do a few and provide real tangible value during your visit. I have a few realtors who feed these to me when a client is considering a fixer upper.

If the topic is how to market to realtors, my advice would be to market an inspection/proposal service which you charge for.

If by some miracle you sell the job its just icing on the cake.

Also while you're there push the 203k program, it raises the budget instantly..
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They won't. I have a few call every week. And none want to pay. They don't have to. There are too many poor schleps who will do it for free in the hopes of getting the job.

The agents are not looking for relationships just the cheapest guy to slap a bandaid on for sell or a good meaty estimate for a buyer to use as a negotiating tool.

I'm speaking from experience in my area.

Every time I tell them there is a fee they thank me and hang up. I don't even tell them the fee, just that there is one. No need for me to waste my time on a dead end market.

I have only one agent who I deal with and even then he doesn't want to pay for quoting a punch list. I only work on his personal rentals.
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Sounds like a GREAT market..
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Sounds like a GREAT market..
It truly sucks. I started off trying to get relationships with them. They just wanted to take take take. I wish I could get them to turn over a new leaf.
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If you have a facebook page it is pretty easy to do B2B marketing to realtors, and if you don't have one yet it is free to get started. You definitely need to have a website for this. I have had some success getting leads for my landscaping company for quick fixes for real estate agents only spending a few bucks on this method. I have made some solid relationships and get repeat business from a select few.

With paid facebook ads you can promote your company page to people who don't already "like" your company. You can target people based on having "realtor" listed as their occupation, or if they studied real estate stuff in school. I think you can also go by company, so you could maybe target the big chains that have lots of agents and since you will only be geo-targeting your local service area you will get some solid leads.. I haven't tried the company thing yet though.

I usually start with 3 campaigns at a budget of $5 per day each, and see what one gets the most clicks and keep that one. Be prepared to spend $15 before you get a good lead, but sometimes you get emails or messages pretty quick.

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Even people who have liked your company FB page won't all get your posts and updates. That's why they have FB advertising.

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