I got a call today at 3:30pm. Within the message, the lady said, "Will you please call me back by 4:30pm as I have already wasted so much time leaving messages with other agents who have not returned my calls."
I called her back in under 5 minutes. She was shocked that I called back, and even more shocked that the call was so quick. I explained that I don't like calls or emails to pile up and if I'm available, I respond immediately.
She went on to tell me that she had called several agents in the Austin area looking for someone to pass a fully approved buying in the $150k range to. I had to sadly explain to her that I'm not full time in Austin yet, but that I would gladly refer her to someone.
She was very excited to get a name for a referral. She went further to mention some names of agents that she had tried to contact, even a couple of ActiveRain people, and that she always thought ActiveRain people would be some of the first to return calls promptly. She said one person's phone wasn't even working. How do you do business if your phone isn't working?? I'll be nice and not reveal their names, but it's an awful shame those people couldn't take the time to work a REFERRAL, though our businesses are built on referrals.
Anyway, she works for a company that is getting a lot of Austin area buyers, and she told me to call her when I was in Austin permanently so I can be their main go-to person.
Their previous go-to person is no longer in real estate so they were looking to fill a void. Good thing I actually returned the phone call!