Extra! Extra! Hear All About it! Active Rain is the Google of Realtors, AR’ Referral in action
I wanted to share this event which transpired between seven and nine pm this evening. It was so amazing. I had to pass this on to our community of Rainers, I could not wait until later.
I receive this e-mail during a Seminar from one of my long term Clients who used to live in Los Angeles: Endre can you find me a Realtor? Do you know where El Sobrante, CA is? Amazingly enough I had no idea where El Sobrante was. Someone who relocated from Boston about 13 plus years ago, no I had not had the fogiest idea, where El Sobrante was. No need to panic, I knew I could Post a request on the Referral Network and will get some response.
The request was unusual; I did not want a referral fee. My client has picked out the Property Negotiated the Transaction; he just wanted a Realtor to look over the forms for a flat fee of $500. I figured this will be a challenge, probably have to wait a few days and potentially repost or go outside of AR look on Realtor.com and maybe other venues such as Trulia.com or Zillow.com.
Much to my disbelief within ten minutes I had three Realtors respond, subsequently three more within two hours. Wow, this is totally amazing and very cool. Thank you Active Rain. This community is just awesome. Not only did I get instant help, but at the same time I have learned a good lesson. When you receive a request or question it is important to get a quick response back. Next time some one needs something I will try extra hard to respond fast. By the way my client is very happy and knows I am the go to guy when it comes to Real Estate help. No matter where he lives. There is no way to put a price on that.