Would you refer a buyer or seller to me?

January 18, 2009

thank-youAccording to studies 43% of home buyers and 41% of home sellers say they found their Realtor through a referral. And only about 11% of buyers and 22% of sellers used their previous Realtor. With these stats I must be doing something right, because my past buyers and sellers not only keep in contact with me, but they also use me over and over again. And at a much higher rate than 11 – 22%.

So I’m asking you for your help. As everyone that watches the news or reads newspapers or can simply see or hear knows….this real estate market is in dire condition. Prices are way down and homes sit on the market for 300+ days before selling. In fact most listings will never sell. Yes, it’s that bad.

Maybe with this upcoming and pending government bailout the tides will change, but as of now we’re all in the same boat. Only sellers that price in the lower 25% of comparable listings will get showings or have a chance of selling.

With that said I sure would appreciate any referrals you might be able to offer. Perhaps someone you work with is considering buying their first home. Or maybe your sister is tossing around the idea of moving to Florida and she needs a Realtor to help her find the perfect condo. Is your best friend behind on mortgage payments and needing to sell and downsize? Whatever your story is I’d like to help. And nothing could be more flattering than receiving a referral from a past buyer or seller.

Please shoot me an email or call me at 727-804-5319 if you know someone that needs help buying or selling real estate in the Tampa Bay area. I promise you that I’ll take good care of them and exceed your expectations in assisting them find and purchase their next home.

(The above referenced statistics were taken from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® 2007 Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers.)

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