When I have a real estate listing for sale, and after it’s shown, I do my best to contact the real estate who showed it to get feedback.
Feedback is important, but not the Holy Grail pertaining to real estate.
However, I do my due diligence and you’d be surprised that some real estate agents do not respond.
Maybe they are new and don’t know what to say. It could be they are intimidated. It could also be that they have been brainwashed to believe they are way too busy for such Tomfoolery.
At the end of the day, it’s not tomfoolery and there is nothing better than another real estate agent giving me, the listing agent, feedback as to what they and their clients thought of the home.
It’s important from a home seller’s perspective and I do my best to fulfill all requests from other agents pertaining to the homes I have shown which they have had listed.
I do my follow up with the agent who conducted the showing in several ways wanting a response.
If you have a supra box(one of those fancy blue ones I hung at your home), that system will send the showing agent a notification requesting feedback right on their cell phone, which in turn returns to me and I share that with my home sellers.
Enter Defcon 4
If that falls on deaf eyes – then I step up the inquiry for feedback.
I then will call and speak with the agent on their mobile phone, or if they don’t have one listed and If I cannot find one, I will call their office. If their office is closed, I’ll call back during business hours until I can obtain their cellular phone. Some agents leave word at their office to NEVER GIVE OUT THEIR CELL PHONE. Sometimes, there is no office number either, but I do make a pretty good detective, Heck – LAPD sent me to detective school!
Stepping up to Defcon 3
I send an email to the agent in both text and video form requesting feedback for my home seller’s real estate listing.
I also use the text/sms methods to send a video requesting feedback and one in text form, jic they have a phone which cannot play video (I know – it happens).
These are the ways in which I attempt to obtain feedback. I’d say about 75-80% of the time, if the agent is seasoned, they do my sellers and I a good turn and respond.
At this stage, if no callbacks have been returned, no email’s have been responded to, and text messages ignored, the Defcon system breaks down and I will not be breaking any knee caps 🙂
Sometimes, you cannot get blood out of a rock and the compassion for a home seller’s journey falls on deaf ears.
If you showed a listing of ours and I have asked you for feedback – Please, I beseech you to help my sellers and myself, I will always fulfill your request when the shoe is on the other foot!