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Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Jack Lewitz A "Just Curious" call is a cold lead, but it is a lead. I ask if I can have their email and follow up with them. If yes, I immediately send them an email thanking them for the call. It is also an opportunity to see if it is a valid email address. If no email address or invalid, no follow up.

Apr 20, 2015 11:17 PM
Rainmaker
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Debra B Albert, PA - Keyes Realty
Keyes Realty Treasure Coast, 34986 - Port St Lucie, FL
Ron and Debbie 772.708.3292

To me it means that they are window shopping or that they want a change and do not know what that is.  I answer everyone anyway.  The more clients we talk to the more deals we close.  People know people you know?

 

Apr 21, 2015 12:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

That they are kicking tires, in todays tech age we live in, many sellers will "interview" several agents.  Pump them for as much information they can, like list price, value, market trends, etc.  Then turn around and list it themselves.   It happens.

Apr 20, 2015 09:20 AM
Rainmaker
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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 consider it a valid lead.

Oct 13, 2018 06:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Still, follow up.

Apr 25, 2018 11:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

There is a reason that they are curious....and it could turn out to be bogus...or not...but if you don't call, you'll never know !

Apr 21, 2015 02:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

I apapreciate all of the responses from people but want to redirect you to a new post I did called Drip Campaign as this was a follow up to this question.

I look forward to you reading the Drip Campaign blog post and your comments.

Apr 21, 2015 01:59 AM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It means pro bono.

Apr 21, 2015 01:44 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Jack, I will still email or call to see if I can get a response. 

Apr 21, 2015 12:43 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"Hello Just Curious,

I'm just like you, I am often 'just looking' but in reality I am looking for information. It is very likely you are looking for more information regarding getting ready to buy or sell real estate. You can find lots of great guides on Remax.com.  

"However, the most important question citizens have is 'How much is it worth?' My CIS Score calculator, an online resource, which has proven to have 4% accuracy for homes sold in Palm Harbor Florida. Whether buying or selling the CIS Score calculator has proven to be incredibly accurate. Give me a call so I can set up your account and give brief instruction on the CIS SCORE use."

 

Then I put them on a 700 year drip campaign with an occasional local event message.

 

Apr 20, 2015 10:44 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I email them thanking them for visting my web site and asking them to call me anytime they have a question . I offer a free CMA.I do not follow up. I think I should.

Apr 20, 2015 09:22 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jack Lewitz if they are 'just curious' - they surely will be ready soon. Sometimes in a month. So have them in your drip campaign before someone else list them!

Apr 20, 2015 02:29 PM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I follow up like Evelyn Epperson does. You never know when you'll find someone ready to buy/sell.

Apr 20, 2015 09:04 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I consider Just Curious leads want information.  I call the lead & email also.  I email and ask if they have any questions please email or call me.  I usually get a response.

Apr 20, 2015 08:54 AM
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Kate McQueen
Realty Associates Texas - Cypress, TX
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Maybe send them a witty email saying "Just curious" if I might help you with your real state needs?  That's what I plan to start doing.  I've set some of them up on email campaigns with no results.

Apr 20, 2015 07:05 AM