I have been working with a delightful young couple. As usual, when they contacted me I set up a pre-showing interview so we could get aquainted. We went over their wish- list of things they wanted in their first home. I also like to find out about their hobbies, and recreation interests. We chit chat a little bit because I want my new buyers to feel comfortable with me. I have a son about their age, and one thing I noticed internally was that I want these kids to be treated the way I would want my own kids treated if they were buying a house. They let me know they had attempted to buy the house they were currently renting and things had gone south. I have no desire to place blame or guilt on other agents. This is a hard business!
I was curious how they found me. I spend a fair amount of dollars creating a good internet presense, and I like to know what works. So I asked them: how did you find me?
They googled " Honest Realtor" in Spokane. They said they did not feel that the other agent(s) they had dealt with in the past were being truthful with them. Sad.
The main reason I am sharing this with my real estate community is because I had some really nice references online, and that is where the adjective " honest" is found in conjunction with my name. I think it is critical in this day and age to have a good, updated variety of testimonials, references on your websites.
Proverbs 22:1 states:
I believe that www.ACTIVERAIN.COM - my outside blog: www.spokanerealestatevoice.com and www.thenewsgenius.com along with my primary website www.bethannlong.com have truly been worth the TIME, efforts and dollars spent to meet wonderful people such as this young couple!
BethAnn Long ~ Spokane Realtor- Coldwell Banker Tomlinson South Inc.
...there's no place like your home!