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Rainmaker
842,661
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Trix are for kids - I go to the next one and the next till I get one who wants to do the job.

Sep 06, 2017 09:34 AM
Rainmaker
2,035,714
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Pay them when they do work for you right on the spot when done. No delays, no chasing down the seller or buyer. That gets the contractor to come and get it. To do the work, to put the jingle in their pocket. If a handyman, electrician, plumber, contractor, locksmith, etc of any type of tradesman or service provider.

Sep 06, 2017 06:05 AM
Rainmaker
2,947,568
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

If I have to use a trick to get a return call it is not a contractor I will use or want to use. 

Sep 06, 2017 09:23 AM
Rainmaker
1,602,367
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

If it required a "trick" I tried to avoid them.

Sep 06, 2017 07:00 AM
Rainmaker
5,535,622
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

drop a name they know.... people who know people get results first.... just sayin

Sep 06, 2017 06:45 AM
Ambassador
3,932,557
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Mine either return my calls or they don't get my calls any longer - it's really that simple! 

Sep 06, 2017 05:31 AM
Rainmaker
3,718,276
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't have any... I work with a couple of very select people who always return my calls as I'm a great source of referral business to them.

Sep 06, 2017 05:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,336,663
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Move on to the next.  Some just don't want to work (or don't need more work).

Sep 06, 2017 12:23 PM
Rainmaker
437,380
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

It's hard, you can't control that. If they don't want to return calls I usually just move on, find someone else. 

Sep 06, 2017 11:48 AM
Rainer
353,360
Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

Getting a bid on a home that is for sale, is too late.  Listing agent should have pest and home inspection prior to a For Sign going up. That's how I get free bids.  Before they know the home is going to be sold.  If you wait till you're in contract you'll suffer

Sep 06, 2017 08:58 AM
Rainmaker
812,623
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Be more selective on what contractors you hire.

Sep 06, 2017 08:56 AM
Rainmaker
3,497,788
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

We've had this happen in the past and just moved on until we found the one that did the job, returned calls, and is very reliable!

Sep 06, 2017 08:36 AM
Rainmaker
6,158,892
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

They need to call if the want referrals.

Sep 06, 2017 07:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,698,675
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

In my opinion if they don't respond, they don't want the job badly enough and they're off the list.

Also, if they don't respond right up front, they can't be trusted to be on the job when they say they'll be there.

Sep 06, 2017 07:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,524,547
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I tell them I received their name from another agent in the office.

Sep 06, 2017 07:10 AM
Rainmaker
5,169,326
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No tricks, if you have to "trick" them they are not worth hiring. A

Sep 06, 2017 06:53 AM
Rainmaker
937,910
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Invite them to lunch other than that no tricks

Sep 06, 2017 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,430,177
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Nathan Gesner No tricks.

Sep 06, 2017 06:17 AM
Rainmaker
2,589,794
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

No tricks...they either want the work or do not

Sep 06, 2017 06:11 AM
Rainmaker
849,160
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Let's see. You are asking a contractor, a small business owner, to offer their time FREELY to make a site visit, write up a proposal, wait for a response WITHOUT COMPENSATION.

Not everyone has the same mentality of real estate agents.

Home sellers and CONTRACTORS place great value in the assurance of compensation.

These folks just may be treating their occupation as a business and not a hobby. 

Your choice is call the ones who offer FREE ESTIMATES, mention the referral source (Your Broker) or inquire about estimate charge you will pass on to consumer. 

Sep 06, 2017 05:35 AM
Rainmaker
3,847,330
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No tricks. If they do not provide a prompt response I move on. Once I do they may never hear from me again.

Sep 06, 2017 05:31 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not have any.

Sep 06, 2017 05:28 AM
Rainmaker
898,902
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I'm with Candice A. Donofrio - I don't waste time with those that don't return calls - obviously they don't want to sell their properties

Sep 06, 2017 05:33 PM
Rainmaker
507,718
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

the "trick" is to vet contractors before you need them. finding reliable contractors to recommend is an ongoing process in my practice.

if you have to "trick" someone to answer or return a call, not someone to recommend.

just go to Waffle House at 7 am where a bunch of wannabe's hangout and you have as much luck.

Sep 06, 2017 02:08 PM
Ambassador
2,999,691
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Must be my southern charm, but I don't recall having that problem and needing a trick

 

Sep 06, 2017 01:56 PM
Rainmaker
3,718,060
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Trick em?  If they cannot return my call without being tricked I don't care to deal with them.

Sep 06, 2017 12:28 PM
Rainmaker
3,656,164
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Tell them if the price is right you will pay them 10% bonus.

Sep 06, 2017 10:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,119,151
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

On contractors, I have two or three for each task. If they are available they come to start quickly.  I know what they charge for most tasks. When they show up I have a deposit $ for them and we get the materials or already know exactly what is needed.  When they are short handed I am available to give them a hand. 

On stagers, I am having a good time. Still shop around. Prices have shot through the roof in recent months. Close to get ripped off.

Sep 06, 2017 06:25 AM
Rainmaker
4,558,528
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Have been going through this for almost all of July and August, would love to know the secret!    

Sep 09, 2017 08:12 AM
Rainmaker
1,609,571
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I would be a rich man if I had a 100% successful answer

Sep 07, 2017 12:01 PM
Rainmaker
4,799,006
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

If I need to use a trick for a contractor to call me back then I will use another contractor who answers their phone.

Sep 07, 2017 08:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,991,710
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

You have to toss them a bone !

Sep 07, 2017 04:03 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,179
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Carol Williams nailed this one!

Sep 07, 2017 03:54 AM
Ambassador
4,309,874
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Nathan Gesner - set the deadline? Now if that cannot motivate them, nothing else can...

Sep 06, 2017 10:25 PM
Rainmaker
1,117,565
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I built relationships years ago to avoid tricks to get them to call back. If they do not call back, it's time to move on.

Sep 06, 2017 07:55 PM
Ambassador
3,986,094
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Name drop someone that has used them where the experience was a good one all the way around. It's who you know that gets the attention.

Sep 06, 2017 07:52 PM
Ambassador
1,706,870
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Repetition.

Sep 06, 2017 06:28 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,753
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't have much of an issue with the ones I am dealing with

Sep 06, 2017 05:50 PM
Ambassador
3,164,624
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Trick?  No trick either they want a job or they don't.  I have worked with a lot of the same guys/gals for years and they do call me back as soon as they can.

Sep 06, 2017 05:12 PM
Rainmaker
3,261,484
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I find the ones i use, will go get bids for me. The new ones, forget it, cant get them to do anything, they must not want the work. 

Sep 06, 2017 05:06 PM
Ambassador
5,027,909
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Leave a detailed message, it interested they will call back, if not then they will not be bidding.

Sep 06, 2017 02:41 PM