Although it may be difficult to comprehend, some buyers prefer to not use their friends as their real estate agent. Why? Maybe they don’t want to potentially ruin the friendship. Maybe they don’t want to share their financial information. Maybe they think their realtor friend is an idiot. Whatever the reason may be, it is imperative for us as real estate agents to tap into our immediate network to run a successful business. So, here are six reasons why your friends should work with you.
1) You Will Not Feel Awkward:
Would you rather ride silently in some random suit’s Chrysler that you met at an open house, or listen to Drake’s new album in the same seat that you inhaled a Doritos locos tacos in the night before? I know you. It’s more fun to drive around with me because I can talk about other stuff other than real estate.
2) You Can Reach Us Anytime:
If you text me or call me I will respond. You follow me on Snapchat and you just saw that I posted a picture of my zucchini pasta on Instagram. Also, I have to respond to you because I have “read” receipts on.
3) You Will Not Bother Us:
A lot of buyers refrain from contacting their agent because they are afraid to “bother them.” You know that I am up watching Game of Thrones, so you can call me anytime. Also, I know how to reach out to you without bothering you. I have a good feel for your schedule and I understand your communication patterns.
4) You Know We Actually Care:
Guess what? A ton of realtors don’t care about their clients. I will not pawn you off to my assistant. Not because I don’t have an assistant, but because I am dedicating my services to you. You will never have to worry about some unlicensed, unpaid intern sitting your open house. I will sit your open house… and I might eat a cookie or two because I know you and that’s chill.
5) You Already Trust Us:
A lot of sellers and buyers are rightfully skeptical of their real estate agent early on in the relationship. Can you trust this random guy/girl you just met at your house? You already know me and trust the way I will handle your home. I care about this friendship more than I do about this sale, and will do everything I can to leave you satisfied. Sexually.
6) You Get To Celebrate With Us:
A lot of clients can’t wait to get rid of their realtors. A lot of realtors can’t wait to get rid of their clients. This is not the case working with friends. Once the deal closes, you get to party with me. You just bought a new home. I just got a nice commission. Let’s throw a massive party and begin the wear and tear process!