Richie Alan  Naggar, agent & author  (people first...then business Ran Right Realty )

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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

For sure, first one is free. 

And 2nd - we sign or not a listing agreement.

Sep 03, 2018 06:14 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sometimes it acts an opportunity to introduce myself or my service. Other times it serves as a confirmation about a decision.  There can be multiple reasons yet it remains FREE from me.

Sep 03, 2018 05:04 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I think Buyers see us as a free service anyway Richie Alan Naggar and I never charged for a listing interview so I think that's the same as a free estimate by Sellers.

Sep 03, 2018 03:50 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 first meeting with a Buyer or Seller is to determine whether or not we can work together.  After that, I am going to be paid a fee.

Sep 03, 2018 04:35 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I don't like the people I've met that wear out the word 'free'. I do not use it in any of my marketing. No cost - no obligation never appear either.

I actually do not 'partake' of anything that says free.

Sep 03, 2018 04:09 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I still am

Sep 03, 2018 07:24 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

It is free when we meet first time with the customers.  As Fred said, after Yes or No. Listing agreement or buyer's agreement and start our agenda.

Sep 03, 2018 06:17 PM
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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've been offering Free Orientation Consultations for 20 years.

Sep 03, 2018 06:00 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Even in the construction industry vendors will charge to give an estimate and then give a credit back if they get the job. A sign of the times?

Sep 03, 2018 05:11 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sometimes we do, sometimes we just get to work.

Sep 03, 2018 05:04 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good question. 

Sep 03, 2018 04:22 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

In Northern Virginia I always give clients and potential clients a free no obligation consult whether they are Selling a home or they are Home Buyers

Sep 09, 2018 05:55 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Fred Griffin and I think alike!

But I do advertise my services as free to buyers

Sep 03, 2018 05:15 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

If I sense it is a non-sense I am quite busy.  60% of inquires after several session of giving away freebies, I realize people want something they can not have or exist. The worst case scenario you gave your self away for free they go to the listing agent direct and dump you.

Sep 04, 2018 05:06 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I do provide them, Richie, especially to those thinking about selling. Never too early to "get into their heads." I don't necessarily advertise it a lot as everyone seems to do it. But when I have an opportunity to specifically over a no-cost, no-oblifation meeting in order to get face-to-face with someone, I do.

Sep 04, 2018 03:53 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Richie Alan Naggar - my consultation - initial one - is always FREE! And at the end of it, we decide one of the three things --

1. Not to work together

2. Customer does not want to work with me and...

3. I do not want to work with this potential client.

Sep 03, 2018 09:16 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I guess I don’t really understand your question, Richie Alan Naggar 

I don’t get paid unless an escrow closes. Not charge for anything that leads up to closing. No close, no payment.

Sep 03, 2018 05:57 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I use this time to also be determining if they will be horing an agent or going fsbo no matter what. I give enough info to show my expertise, but do not gove away the farm if they are not going to be hiring me. Omce they sign, they get the full service plus... I also am deciding if there home is something i can sell and are they sellers i can work with. 

Sep 04, 2018 06:19 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

If I had a nickel for every free consultation, real estate or legal, I have given over my career, charging would not be necessary!

Sep 04, 2018 05:51 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I offer free market analysis.

Sep 04, 2018 05:48 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The past three years there has been a drum beat from the gurus suggesting agents are cheapening themselves by giving too much away.

An elevator speech and consultation are very different things.

By not basing ones business on FREE, they quality of their business can maintain integrity. For example, Everyone can use Active Rain for free. How's that working?

Requiring something (not free) of the student is the best predictor of their intent.

Sep 04, 2018 05:22 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Do you equate a listing agreement as a free consultation?

Sep 04, 2018 05:01 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Every dog has its day Richie. Problem is that was yesterday.

Sep 04, 2018 02:23 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

we ALWAYS offer a free consultation... we promote free consultations....

Sep 04, 2018 09:23 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

We still offer free CMA's and consultations. Is that not the case in your area Richie Alan Naggar 

Sep 04, 2018 06:46 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 still offer free consultations.

Sep 04, 2018 06:36 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

The public all expect a free CMA with a consultation.

Sep 07, 2018 07:35 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

WEll, I don't know of anyone who charges

Sep 04, 2018 02:21 PM
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Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
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I don't charge for anytime I sit and talk with potential clients.

Sep 04, 2018 02:19 PM
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Victorya Rivera
TOWN & COUNTRY - Benge, WA
Real Estate Agent serving the Olympic Peninsula

I am an agent in Port Angeles, Washington, and I offer free market annaylsis. It is a great way to share your professional expertise and educate your future clients. 

Sep 04, 2018 10:29 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I offer a consultation.  I no longer use the word "free".

Let's get real.  Nothing is really "free". Someone always pays in one form or another.

Sep 04, 2018 08:25 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I still do, espically to first time buyers.

 

Sep 04, 2018 07:43 AM