Why does that real estate agent keep calling me?

Phone nightmare - make it stop!You met a real estate agent – perhaps at an open house, perhaps you saw a few homes with him or her, or perhaps that person did a market analysis on your home and interviewed to list it – and now that person keeps phoning or emailing you.  Why?  Why won’t he or she leave you alone?

The answer to that is simple: that Realtor or other real estate sales person thinks of you as either a client or a potential client (a prospective client or prospect or a “lead”), so is following up to get your business.  Realty professionals are always looking for their next job; perhaps job # 1 is finding people who want to hire them since without clients, they are out of business.  To that end, when real estate agents are trained, they are told to stay in touch lest they lose business.  So those who are serious about being successful will do just that.   Some licensees will try communicating a few times and then give up.  Others will be undaunted for longer. (more…)