Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor  e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast (Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)

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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Are we in Switzerland?

 

Mar 11, 2017 05:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

It would be nice. Many trades need to raise the bar in their industry just like the real estate. 

Mar 11, 2017 05:54 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

There are different levels in all industries, those extra frills come with a higher price tag and often with a less skilled tradesman.

Most of those we use suck at the frills, but are seasoned and skilled at what I hire them for.

Mar 11, 2017 08:49 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Results don't lie....applies here. If they deliver, they get free P.R. via word of mouth...If they don't make good....kiss of death

Mar 11, 2017 06:51 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No, they need common sense. 

Mar 11, 2017 06:30 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS Yes it would help their business. Most tradesmen only have one thing on their mind when working and that is their next job.

Mar 11, 2017 06:28 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I would be happy with half of that, sometimes they forget the hand that feeds them

Mar 11, 2017 06:04 AM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

There are some tradesman we use that follow this business model and I recommend them every chance I get!

Mar 11, 2017 03:30 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Thomas we actually have a couple of those really good contractors on our team....pretty amazing really. I was floored the first time I got a follow up email.

Mar 11, 2017 01:07 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

This depends on the tradesmen. Showing up for a job on time, doing it well at a fair price, and guaranteeing your work should result in increased business. Just like with any other line of work, good customer service should be rewarded with referrals and more work.

Mar 11, 2017 12:37 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It would be nice if the handyman I'm trying out on a plumbing repair would f'in show up!

Mar 11, 2017 11:53 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Many tradesman I know just need a really good executive assistant or manager to take care of all of the detail stuff (appointments, invoicing, follow up, calls, marketing, communicating).  A lot of them are "one man shows." with no staff, office and just work on their own.  We know some contractors, handymen, tradesmen, etc that are amazing at their trade but are terrible communicators. -Kasey

Mar 11, 2017 11:41 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

they could all use that type of person, but don't hold your breath....

Mar 11, 2017 10:11 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Tradesman. Very often they are CEO of their company.

While the sun shines they get dirty. When the sunsets they too have family and other obligations. When they can, they offer RAINMAKERS value propositions that sustain loyalty.

They are hustling, grinding. I appreciate that and will cut them some slack. However, should a problem surface, their response dictates their future.

Yes, all of those things are nice, but do not believe them essential. Essential is the value relationship with those providing the referrals.

 

Mar 11, 2017 07:56 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I honestly don't know of any marketing that any of my trades do - they all work by referral, word-of-mouth!  If you're a tradesman and do exactly as you described, Thomas - arrive on time, do the job they were hired to do and follow-up properly, the business will come to you.

Mar 11, 2017 07:46 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I agree with Nina Hollander they are the one we send referrals to.  A

Mar 11, 2017 07:38 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Identifying the reliable people can sometimes be a challenge.

Mar 11, 2017 06:55 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

They need more customer service

Mar 11, 2017 06:26 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Yes I agree. They each don't seem to understand that they need assistance of some sort! Either an appt or billing person that tells them where to go & what to do when they get there.

I think they would make 50% more money if they were managed & treated themselves like a business.

Mar 11, 2017 06:13 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Jennifer McKay nailed the answer to this one!

Mar 11, 2017 05:50 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

One could only dream

Mar 11, 2017 05:41 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

It sounds good but in todays rapid world you still need PR to be relevant, sorry to say, because its all about instant gratification.

Mar 11, 2017 05:36 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends on the particular business operations.

Mar 11, 2017 10:03 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Dream on.

Mar 11, 2017 07:16 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I actually have some trades people who do just that. I love it! Shows they are paying attention. And I continue to use and refer people like that.

Mar 11, 2017 05:55 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Everybody needs somebody to LOVE... do you need any body ;)

Mar 15, 2018 09:34 PM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

That would be awesome.  But most don't have a clue.

Apr 10, 2017 07:14 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

This is a nice thought....

Mar 13, 2017 06:15 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Thomas - Boy, I couldn't agree with you more on this one. I believe many tradesmen would benefit in a number of ways by having a PR and HR department.

Mar 12, 2017 06:42 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

We attempt to protect our clients from the Yellow Pages people !

Mar 12, 2017 09:44 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

They would be extremely successful. Most tradesmen are good at their job but terrible at their business.

Mar 12, 2017 06:55 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

You mean behave like a professional??!! 

Mar 12, 2017 05:16 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS - wishful thinking?

Mar 11, 2017 09:43 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I actually  do not want their thank their note and numerous follow up calls. Just do your  job well the first time and I'll love and admire you forever. 

Mar 11, 2017 08:51 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Some times it would be good to have.

 

Mar 11, 2017 07:34 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

       My people are all word of mouth.  A couple of them have spouses helping them out with appointments, paperwork, taxes. 

     If they don't show up and do a good job, I wouldn't use them anymore. 

Mar 11, 2017 06:13 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I think it depends on the size of that comapny

Mar 11, 2017 05:21 PM