On Friday, I had to sit at the Texas Association of REALTORS' Winter session for the Professional Standards and Grievance Committee training class that is now mandatory each year instead of every two years. Of course, since it's MCE credit, no external distractions, meaning no phone and no computer.
However, the multi-tasker that I am, right before it started, I checked my email and received a message from a buyer who found five properties she wanted to see and had already spoken with a mortgage person, yadda yadda. I responded back immediately saying that I was at an all day seminar and could I call her that evening or over the weekend.
I was able to check my email a couple of more times during breaks, and conversed back and forth in addition to talking with her Friday evening. We scheduled time on Sunday to view some houses.
We met and I asked how they found me. The husband says, "My wife just really likes you." Really?? Why?
The wife says, "My husband really likes the other Realtor."
WHOA!!! What? Other Realtor??
What happened with the other Realtor? They had been looking at houses for a while, but the Realtor wouldn't show them houses in areas they wanted to be in. They found an area they loved, and even tried to get her to show them houses there, and she ignore the requests. She kept showing them houses in a neighboring community.
The wife decided she needed to do further research, and when I responded immediately to her email, under 5 minutes, she was impressed and told her husband they had to work with me!
We saw five houses this morning, and we're going to write an offer on one tomorrow.
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