Good Advice from a Blog Comment
I thought I would share this. I posted a blog the other day, "Thoughts on an open house and a post open house briefing", following up on an open house that I had at 51 Hewes St in Cumberland RI.
I made reference to the fact that there were 8 sets of Buyers came who came out on that beautiful day to look at the home and there were a few that I felt might be interested in this home.
The blog was not only posted here on the active rain sight, but another as well. After posting, I received a comment from Nancy Carroll. Nancy is not a Realtor. She is a teacher. She comments frequently on my posts as I do hers.
Today, she made a suggestion to use Survey Monkey, a free on line survey tool to follow up with the open house visitors.
Personally, I had never thought of that and feel that it is a great idea!!! Why didn't I think of this on my own?!!! Maybe this would impress a Buyer and we could pick up a customer. Also, maybe we could gain some insight for a Seller that we might not be able to get. How happy will that Seller be! Sometimes we are so embroiled in our business and doing whatever it is that we think is effective that we don't think outside the box.
We think like Realtors. We don't think like Buyers or Sellers, but maybe we should be! After all, aren't we spending countless of hours, effort and cash trying to reach, yup, Buyers and Sellers??
It is pretty terrific gaining perspective from someone outside the real estate community. Listening to their ideas can be a way we might change something we do for the better. Looking at what we do from a Buyers or Sellers perspective and trying something different just might put us in front of the crowd, and, I don't know about you, but that's where I want to be!
I am going to implement this and see how it works.
Regardless of how it shakes out, I am thrilled for the interaction and for the suggestion! I will keep you posted.
Thanks Nancy! (the Link to Nancy's Blog, Teaching is Elementary)