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Wait and when your tunr comes in, assess the address and check with the officer again.
Do these potential clients want contractor recommendations in preparation for the sale of their home?
Is it possible these potential clients will cheat on you and hire someone else when they list? Sure. Would that be a bummer? Yup. And so it goes.
Sometimes it's a good idea to put yourself out there and give up some of the goods, your resources, in advance of any type of contract.
Walnut Creek, CA
White Plains, NY
No need to - if they don't trust you, you don't need to trust them.
Delicate issue...you kind of can't win no matter what you do. My instincts would be to give the seller something...even if it isn't everything they want. I try to default to a helping mode...even if they don't hire you, you will have done a good deed.
White Plains, NY
I would give them one name, that of a general contractor/handyman, one that is your most reliable. If their experience with them is positive, your helpful recommendation could put you above the 2 other agents being interviewed.
White Plains, NY
Sure, I even give them a copy of our mktg plan, we get the deal almost every time.
Definitely a great idea.
Shanna Hall - That turned out very nicely. Good job!
I share freely. What you put out in the universe comes back to you one day.
I'd probably give it to them, and tell whoever I referred they may hear from these people - if they do, they should help me get the listing, too, with a great recommendation of their own.
There are so many variables to this. Is this client building a new home. Remodeling? I may share some of my contractors with them but only in person.
Yes, absolutely. And, I would call these contractors and ask that they give me a great recommendation when these clients call.
Hi, Shana...I've read all of your answers and the other answers. This is a difficult situation. I think I would pass on doing anything with this person. It really sounds like she expects the world from you, but isn't willing to do anything for you. When she says that she always interviews three agents, because that's the way she's always done it, well it came to my mind that after five houses she ought to know what she wants in an agent, and she should know the right one when she meets that person. She sounds like a talker and a user. I would run.
Shanna Hall - The additional information you provided is interesting.
From your fuller description, it sounds like this gal is a user. Her response to you told you that. Good for her for being honest and providing you with the information you need to make your decision.
I'd wish her luck and cut her loose. Spend your time and energy on people who appreciate what you have to offer.
When you see that she's listed her property with someone else, breathe a sigh of relief and be grateful you dodged that bullet.
I rely on my instinct, if it were me, I would pass on handing out info...will all your musing on this, it may look like a good deed, but it isn't since you are ambivalent. Go with your gut and insticts. A
No, I would not. I have excellent contractor resources and I am not handing that out to someone who has not committed to working with me. Like you, I consider it part of my service for clients.
Oops - you just added an update. That is a bit more complicated. I would give her a general contractor name, not a long list of individual contractors.