opinions on ad please - Posted by diana

Posted by Valerie PA on January 25, 2002 at 11:47:45:

Diana -

I don’t know, I still think you will get calls from the “only curious.” Why don’t you try a different approach and catch them when they call in. Maybe you could leave a message on your machine that says “Thank you for calling… blah, blah, blah (give some info about company 1-2 sentences).” Then at the end of your message say something like, “Please only leave a message if you must sell your home immediately and someone will return your call… yada yada yada”

Let the machine do the weeding. If you don’t like that idea, when people call, take control of the conversation and if they don’t seem motivated, politely cut the call short and tell them to call you when they decide to sell. Don’t waste your time trying to talk people into a deal.

Good luck!


opinions on ad please - Posted by diana

Posted by diana on January 25, 2002 at 11:01:38:

I have been running the standard I BUY HOUSES ad for several months. I get several calls but I am tired of screening the 99.9 percent of the calls that are not motivated. I came up with a new ad to weed out the non-motivated. I’m looking for opinions:

Need to sell your home YESTERDAY?
We take over payments, taxes, ins.
and maintanence while we get you
YOUR price. Any situation XXX-XXXX

I think this would keep out the non motivated.
What do you think?