Val Evans

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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

I don't like to be "sold".  I prefer to review information and contemplate it without distraction, then have the opportunity to ask questions.

Nov 19, 2015 10:33 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I HATE being sold.  I like being MARKETED TO!  There is a big difference.  You cannot sell someone and assume they are the right person for your service.  We have seen big luxury brands fail "where they thought the demographics were perfect!"  They were, but they had the wrong folks.  A

Nov 19, 2015 06:55 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont think anyone likes to be Sold, but we all like to buy if it is presented in a way that is attractive and looks advantageous to our needs.


Nov 20, 2015 05:45 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Val - I don't like to be sold. Nobody has to tell me what I need. If I don't know of something, then I won't miss it.

I prefer to do my own research on things I know I am interested in, and I would also speak with friends about what they do, or have, that works for them.

No door knocking, phone calls, or email please. I already get too much of that.

Nov 20, 2015 03:55 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I like to make the contact.... don't call me....I'll call you... 

Nov 19, 2015 11:14 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I do not appreciate the effort. Unless I have the immediate need, my ears become deaf.

Nov 19, 2015 10:51 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Great question and for me depends on the product and my level of interest.

Nov 19, 2015 10:25 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I prefer to receive things in the mail. 

Nov 19, 2015 09:37 PM
Elisa Bruno-Midili, NYS Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Cafe Realty - Mount Kisco, NY
Cafe Realty 914.230.0650

I personally do not like to be sold because I am aware of when someone is "selling" me. I often see new products here on Active Rain, from Inman or other various trend spotters. A third party endorsement or user review is also a way to get an idea of the product or service.

Constant phone calls and email are obnoxious and will cause me to NOT buy.

Nov 19, 2015 09:01 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Friday morning Val. I would like the opportunity to make up my own mind, no high pressure.

Nov 19, 2015 05:11 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Well, I do give a few seconds to telemarketers or any sales people, some are really good and I like  to be engaged with a person of good negotiation/presentation skills. 

Nov 19, 2015 03:41 PM
Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA

Via a blog. I would sign up for their newsletter to get blogging updates. I would read their blog for a couple months, to get to know them and what they offer, then if I would make the decision. I've purchased many online courses this way. I followed the person's blog, liked what they had to say, liked them as a person, then after a few months, purchased what they had to pressure sales.

Nov 19, 2015 03:20 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I wouldn't!  If it was that good, I would hear about it from satisfied customers and then I would contact them.

Nov 19, 2015 12:31 PM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Email is probably the best initial contact for me.

Nov 19, 2015 12:19 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I don't want to be contacted. With the Internet I know where I can find anything I need when I need it.

Nov 19, 2015 10:43 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I'd like to get an email with all the information I need. 

Nov 19, 2015 10:26 AM
Toronto, ON

It depends on the product and service and whether I have any interest in the first place.

Nov 19, 2015 07:41 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

email email email.... i think i made my point :)

Nov 19, 2015 06:56 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Good question.

We need to understand a few things first. REAL ESTATE AGENTS have no interest in learning anything new. What we call new is same old, same old wearing a new suit. Being mentally exhausted, and burnt on both ends all were really want and willing to pay for is simply how to do what I am currently doing, CHEAPER, FASTER, EASIER or BETTER.

Wrap you message around what resonates, and the medium you use will not matter.

Since your proposal is 'BCOME FOR EFFICIENT' that should mean make more money because of better processes.

I prefer you knock on my front door. You'll get my full attention. 

For everyone else,,,,call your AR friends and lead ONE of them into making more money through improved efficiencies. Now you have a success story. Energize your affiliate program and you are off and running.

Someone on AR will inquire, "I just got a call from Val Evan Consulting, anyone have any experience with this consulting company?"

What is at the heart of this is NO ONE WANTS TO BE SOLD...but EVERYONE WANTS TO BUY. ....Like what Fred said.

Nov 19, 2015 05:56 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I don't. I am inundated with calls and emails. I do my own research.

Nov 19, 2015 05:54 AM
Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

I would like to see the product or service in an ad then  ,if I liked it, I would call the company or person that was selling the service.

Nov 19, 2015 05:49 AM