I feel so honored because of who contacted me... I'm sure many people watch the TV show The Real Estate Pros that is based in Charleston, NC and based on the investment stories of Trademark Properties. You know, with Richard and Ginger? Yes, they contacted ME to pass me a referral for a couple of properties.
I really hate to say that I had to turn down the referrals and passed them on to someone else in the rain because they were in an area I do not work, but just to be contacted by them was an honor. I expressed my appreciation for them thinking of me and asked them to think of me for future referrals.
In return, they were very appreciative that I was able to refer them to another agent in the area they needed one, instead of them trying to weed through all the other agents to figure out who worked this neighborhood.
Hopefully I didn't hurt my chances for future business by being honest with them and turning down their initial referral. I'm an hour away from this particular area, and I just thought finding an agent closer to the area would be more advantageous to their client.
Would you have taken the referral just to take it, or would you have done the gracious thing and referred it to someone else?
** Picture courtesy of TLC, and they're the ones who cut the head off the picture, not me...