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Some time ago, someone here mentioned sending emails to realtors. I don't recall who posted it, but I'm sure you all may have that experience.

I'm going to have to broaden my advertising because my website hasn't been visited in quite awhile, and I'm sure it's due to SEO issues; nothing I can do about that right now.

So, regarding Realtors, what would you say in such an email? Would it be a formatted advertisement, or what?

How about emailing GCs? Anyone done that, and what would be appropriate wording?
 

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Just be careful with the mass email thing, it can put you on a spam list in no time and you will forever be trying to get it cleared up.:thumbsup:
 

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attend their meetings and gathering and hand out some of your cards. go once a month or every other month, I get a lot of service changes from Realtors.
 

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We started out soliciting realtors before there was a viable internet, then we even jumped the gun and copied all the zoning info posted at various townships, making direct contact

Yeah, it'll gain you an in, but mostly to get beat down by sorts that are looking for bandaids vs. real fixes


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eat the meet throw out the bones:laughing:

the homeowners insurance requires to change out old panels, it's a no brainer to hook up with the realtors.
 

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Our realtors are a great source of business. we have gotten a lot of work from them recommending us to new owners. I went out and met them in their offices nothing beats a face to face meeting. One of the new requirements for the lake is all docks must pass an inspection before the sale of the home this will be great for us as we have realtors who send the work to us.
 

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I'd rather work in Home Depot in the plumbing department then work for Realtors or GC's...

...but that's just me. :laughing:
But yet someone is making a living off them. There are various ways to make a buck in this business and for every PIA realtor there is an EC that has figured out the way to wrangle some cash from them.
 

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I have a friend who's wife who sales real estate . She is my best customer . She pays quick and needs stuff all the time .
 

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I have a friend who's wife who sales real estate . She is my best customer . She pays quick and needs stuff all the time .
sounds like a good deal you got going there, sign up a few of her friends too.
 

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sounds like a good deal you got going there, sign up a few of her friends too.
I just did some work for one of her coworkers last week . He needed somthing fast so I did it on the way home . He was very thankful and said he needed stuff all the time . We will see though . Probably wont be as easy as the pool pump not working ( they had breaker turned off to pool sub panel ) lol
 

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I think like others have said identify the good toss the bad to the side. I have have dealt with both and sadly will probably continue (not on purpose). Yes they are like GCs some good some bad. I have one who doesn't use me everyday but when she calls I answer she deals with mostly affluent clients in the high rent area and always pays even if I "just swing by to look". But there are also a lot of realtors who just want to use your price as leverage so yes those suck.
 

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I haven't personally been able to crack this market, but I know guys that have. It can be really lucrative. I think the biggest thing you need is to be available whenever they need you. If you are hands down busy all the time, hey you gotta wait three to four weeks, then you will never work with them.

They all need a miracle at the last minute. If you can do it, I think with time you can get in with them. The key is choosing the right one. Just as there are a million guys that can install an outlet, every Tom, ****, and Harry are selling homes. Not all of them actually care about the interest of the clients.
 

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I haven't personally been able to crack this market, but I know guys that have. It can be really lucrative. I think the biggest thing you need is to be available whenever they need you. If you are hands down busy all the time, hey you gotta wait three to four weeks, then you will never work with them.

They all need a miracle at the last minute. If you can do it, I think with time you can get in with them. The key is choosing the right one. Just as there are a million guys that can install an outlet, every Tom, ****, and Harry are selling homes. Not all of them actually care about the interest of the clients.
Guess I should have said the short version of Richard, not ****!:laughing::laughing:
 
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