I can't even begin to tell you how many calls I get that follow this path:
"I am calling about the house you have for rent/sale." Which one? "Umm, I don't know the address, it's on this street - it's, well, it has a tree in the yard...and..." Do you happen to know the major cross street? "Ummm, not sure - but I know there is a Circle K down the road." Hmmm, well where are you? "Let's see, well I am really not sure."
At this point, I ask a simple question, "How about you go and find the address or even street name then call me back?"
While I know each home that is available and can easily discuss the details without looking up information - and most of the time I can narrow it down by major cross streets - having an address - or even a street name helps.
Here are a few tips for potential buyers or tenants before you make that call:
Know the street name - most of the time it is easy to locate - even if you have to drive a bit down the road to find it.
Finding a house number is almost as easy - most are on the mailbox, the house itself, some neighborhoods have them right on the curb. If not, look at a neighbors house and at least get the "hundred" or "thousand" block number.
When describing the house describe the house - not what it is next to or what the neighbors house looks like.
If you leave a message, make sure to say your phone number (I do not caller ID scroll or try to guess which number is yours) and leave the details to make the return call more efficient with getting you information you want.
This blog is written with my opinions and my opinions are presented with accuracy but not guarantees. Please talk to a professional before making any real estate, financial or agency decisions. Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind - 2014. If you want to reprint parts of this - just email me for my permission: KGCProperties@gmail.com .