Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (Mapleridge Realty,  CT 203-206-0754  )

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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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I got many 'Please send more information' last 2 days I just sent them a link on the descriptions and open house for SAT. From Fri 8 AM til 3 PM I rec'd 20 requests. No way I can talk and interview so many. So I ask someone to write to me what they like or want on Friday PM.  At 5 PM they showed up we got into contract same night higher than listed.  A total of 41 showed in my eMail. I ans all stating it is SOLD as courtesy and left a sign on the door-Too late.   

This year I have not host public open houses except one home. All other listings get sold before or at broker tour OH.   Not interested in cherry picking or start a bidding war per sellers. That makes our job straight forward. 

Warmest regards,

Sam Shueh

Campbell, CA 

Apr 18, 2015 11:43 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

When they ask for more information, it is time to ask questions about their needs. If they are asking about a specific property, I would send a link with that information.

Apr 18, 2015 06:45 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I typically send an MLS link to the property and ask if they have any additional questions.

And, like others have said, most of the time I get nothing more.

Apr 18, 2015 06:01 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Ed,

We get those, and we respond what specifically are you asking us about.  And like Cindy Davis wrote, we do not get a response.  A

Apr 18, 2015 04:21 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I send a link to the property website and explain that much of the information they could want is there. The next day I write back and ask if they found all the information they wanted. The third day I might send them similar homes....

Apr 18, 2015 10:50 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Ed. I am not sure there is one simple answer, but when I get inquiries, I will usually not offer any information, but will ask a few simple questions to see if I get a response.

Apr 18, 2015 09:35 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Ed Silva I usually respond the request with a question - could be 'do you like more information about the school district?', 'is that the price range you are looking into?' 'will you be interested in only this home or something similar', 'is this the price range you are looking for home' etc etc.

You get the idea, correct? No point just responding to request without striking the conversation.

Apr 18, 2015 01:59 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I call the people.  If I can't then I consider them tire kickers.

Apr 18, 2015 01:46 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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They generally want more photos. I finally realized this because our MLS is limiting photos to Z and T to only 4. When I asked what they would like to see or know this is what they told me.

Apr 18, 2015 11:53 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I agree with Roy Kelley ask a few questions and then answer the question. Over the years I have had many sales from Z, T and Rdotcom but I do not pay them, it is only the free Q&A that does the trick for me.

Apr 18, 2015 07:51 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I usually write back:

"Thank you for your interest in (insert property address here). Let me know any questions you may have or if you'd like to schedule an appointment to see the property."

Serious people continue the conversation.  Most do not. 

Apr 18, 2015 05:31 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

That's always a problem for me...what information???  I respond to this inquiry with 'how can i help you?" More often than not, I receive no response.

Apr 18, 2015 04:08 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Ron nailed this one!

Sep 25, 2017 05:01 AM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

I will send them the info and similar properties like it.  The T questions do have a good track record of being real people and serious inquiries from my experience.

Apr 20, 2015 03:48 AM