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Don't Know Where You Are Or The House You Are Calling About?

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.

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Comment balloon 12 commentsGabrielle Kamahele Rhind • March 06 2014 05:05AM


Is the tree in the front yard or back yard?  This was a very funny post.  Thank you for the laugh.

Posted by ReadySetLoan Condo Approval Team, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Specialists (ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC) over 5 years ago

HI ERIC!  Goodness - now that is funny!  Thanks for the laugh too!

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) over 5 years ago

If they don't know where they are my first question would be, is your name Waldo? LOL

Posted by Rob D. Shepherd, Principal Broker GRI, SRES (Windermere/lane county) over 5 years ago

GOOD MORNING ROB!  Nice one -  Marco Polo comes to mind too!

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) over 5 years ago

Good morning, Gab.... sometimes calls are a guessing game.... who's on first??

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 5 years ago

Gabrielle, I really enjoyed your post today. It hit on several spots I have been thinking about. Looking forward to others from you soon.

Posted by Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA (Winston Realty, Inc.) over 5 years ago

This type of call is usually from a brand new agent.  The key to this type of phone call is patience.  We all remember when we first started out. 

Posted by Laura Andersen, A HomeSOLD Name (678)462-1191 Woodstock, Georgia (Keller Williams Realty Partners ~ 678.462.1191 over 5 years ago

I think I got coffee up my nose Gabrielle, laughing so hard right now. 

These sorts of conversations happen way too often don't they? Great advice for callers.

Ever ask a caller where they found you on the internet?  :)

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366) over 5 years ago


I had to chuckle because I get those same types of calls.


Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 5 years ago

HI RICH!  Nice to know I am not the only one!

HI TOM! Now that's a good laugh - nose coffee makes it funnier!

HI LAURA!  I haven't had one of these from new agents - mostly potential tenants or buyers.

HI WINSTON - well thank you!

HI B!  oh yes they are - I call them coffee and chocolate calls - helps me get through it!

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) over 5 years ago

I had to chime in on this one.  I get calls like this every day!  Very annoying.  Sometimes they'll call from the sign, but they're no longer on the street where they saw the sign and cannot give me any additional information.

Thanks for getting my blood pumping!

Posted by Cameron Novak, Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team (The Homefinding Center) over 5 years ago

Thanks for the smile! We all seem to get these calls and your insight is priceless 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) over 5 years ago

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