Showing posts with label Trusted Advisors. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Trusted Advisors. Show all posts

Friday, October 1, 2010

Save you 50% when Selling your Kansas City home and it is good in Olathe, Kansas

Last week I got a strange phone call. If I had a retail store the phone call would not have seemed strange, but owning part of a real estate business, it seemed strange.

The caller asked if I accepted competitors coupons. When I asked them what they meant they said, “ I was doing some research on google and found a site that had real estate coupons. Since I was in the process of selling my house I found some discounts for listing my home. I noticed that you did not have a coupon, so would you honor a coupon from a competitor much like many stores do?”

I thought about it for a second and then I asked what website they found the coupons on.

As I was reviewing the coupons and really not recognizing any of the agents on the coupon website, the following conversation played out in my head.

“Chris is a great Kansas City real estate agent! You ought to give him a call.”

“Wow, he must be an experienced ethical real estate agent and an expert REALTOR in my Olathe subdivision, right?”

“No, you silly. He accepts coupons! He has a coupon that will Save you 50% when Selling your Kansas City home and it is good in Olathe, Kansas. Hurry, though, it expires tomorrow.”

If you buy a car at a huge discount and then spend thousands to make it run properly, was it really a great discount? What did the Seller overlook in order to sell the car at a discount?

Real estate marketing is exactly the same.  If you get a discount and then can’t/don’t sell your home, was it really a discount?  Ask the “discount” agent what they had to remove to cut costs.

After the following conversation played out, I asked the home seller if they were more concerned about what I was going to make or what they were going to net out of the sale of their Kansas City home?

Obviously they wanted to net as much as possible in the time frame they had given themselves to sell the home. Makes sense.

We got together and we put a great marketing plan together this week and signed the listing documents soon after.

If you’re a real estate home owner about to sell or buy a home, do your research before you list or sell.  Ask yourself, “What do the discounters remove to keep their costs down?”.

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Blog post written by the Dowell Taggart Team of RE/MAX Best Associates

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wow, I'm embarrassed!

Wow, I'm embarrassed! 

I like to be know as a trusted advisor. It is not uncommon to receive a phone call seeking advice.
I get phone calls from relocation buyers looking to move to the area, homeowners looking to move out and people looking to move across town. I draw upon my 20 years of experience to provide my clients the best advice possible.

Sometimes I get great "thank you" cards or emails like one I received this week from a client who wrote that my advice saved his marriage and his savings account.

I also get request for great business referrals. This week I really blew it, though. I referred a friend to a computer repair company who provided very poor service. Matter a fact she got robbed. The computer repair company is a member of an area Chamber of Commerce and has a positive Better Business Bureau rating.

That is why I'm writing you. I'm looking for your trusted advisors. Whether you know of an outstanding roofing company, incredible landscape company, or a dynamite automotive business. It doesn't matter and doesn't need to be related to real estate. Matter a fact, I get referral request to almost everything. If you know of someone you really like to do business with, would you share, please?

I'm looking at creating a master list so that I can provide the highest level of service to my clients. When I shared my idea to a friend, they suggested a site on the internet. The sad part, most internet sites try to fool the public by stating that they're a free referral site, but in fact they're referral sites that charge the service providers.

The businesses and service providers on most websites pay money for being mentioned, clicked or to move up on the site.

I finally get it!  Any ding dong who spends advertising money gets referrals, when in point of fact, most businesses tank in less than a year.

That is not what I want to do. I'm looking to provide outstanding service to my clients by creating a group of trusted advisors.

Who knows, maybe you may need a referral to a Kansas City company in the future and I can help. Please take 10 seconds to share your trusted advisors.

Trusted advisor form:

Chris Dowell
Dowell Taggart Team
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Blog post written by the Dowell Taggart Team of RE/MAX Best Associates

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