Posted by soapymac on June 19, 2000 at 21:06:45:
Answering strictly from what you have posted, the first couple is not motivated enough, or possibly does not understand what you are attempting to do to help them. Either way, they are ducking you. Move on.
The second may still be a motivated seller, but how do you get in contact with them? Did you look their number up in the phone book? Does it have an address? Is that address close by, or in a neighborhood that you want to invest in?
If they are not in the book, check www.whowhere.com or any other of the phone book sites on the web…to see if you can match an address to the phone number.
Do a “drive-by” without calling them again to check the house out. If you like the area and what you see, stop at the house, knock on the door, apologize for not getting back with them sooner (remember, it’s ALWAYS your fault for not getting there sooner) then see what develops.
If they don’t remember giving you the address, just show them the paper with their phone number and address on it and say, “I’m sorry…is this your phone number? It is? Then how did I get your address?”
No, it is not a trick nor is it sneaky…yes, it is bold. They probably won’t remember the conversation, anyway.