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Old 11-27-2017, 12:52 PM
 
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We got about 30 calls a day for three weeks. I found that instead of agents, which I originally thought, it was phone solicitors hired by agents to make appointments for listing.
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Old 11-27-2017, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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We got about 30 calls a day for three weeks. I found that instead of agents, which I originally thought, it was phone solicitors hired by agents to make appointments for listing.
After about 3 unsolicited telemarketing calls, I think I would have set the appointments all at the same time and then been away for the day.
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Old 11-27-2017, 01:19 PM
 
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After about 3 unsolicited telemarketing calls, I think I would have set the appointments all at the same time and then been away for the day.
Good idea.
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Old 11-27-2017, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Good idea.
You might take down the names, and assume that such agents may not show the property when listed again.
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Old 11-27-2017, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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When I first started working in real estate, my broker wanted to 'train' me by having me call expired listings.

No thanks.
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Old 11-27-2017, 07:33 PM
 
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Yes, it is VERY common. An expired listing is basically a big flashing blue light special: "We want to sell, but we couldn't!" Usually, what we do around here is if we are withdrawing a listing temporarily, we put a note in the private remarks DO NOT CALL - RELISTING (DATE).

I'm surprised you only received 6 calls. A home around here that expires usually receives 20-50 calls within a couple of days of expiring. We warn our sellers that it will happen, and generally, they just don't accept phone calls from unknown numbers for a week. That clears out most of them, but there are some agents who will diligently follow up.
So the calls and mail continue. One broker, in particular, is incredibly persistent and the funny thing is I interviewed him back in March before we listed. Did not select him to list the house.

We will list the house again in early spring and not sure we will use the same agent. I have a few issues with her but husband has already told her we would sign up again in Feb or March. We'll see.
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:26 PM
 
Location: northern va
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I do not subscribe to this procedure, but it must work for some agents. There's a particular one that does the majority of his business by picking up expired/withdrawn listings. I'm not sure if he places calls, but he is quick to generate a nice report and overnight it to the property address as soon as the property moves to expired/withdrawn. He procured atleast two listings from agents in my office this way
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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So the calls and mail continue. One broker, in particular, is incredibly persistent and the funny thing is I interviewed him back in March before we listed. Did not select him to list the house.

We will list the house again in early spring and not sure we will use the same agent. I have a few issues with her but husband has already told her we would sign up again in Feb or March. We'll see.

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After about 3 unsolicited telemarketing calls, I think I would have set the appointments all at the same time and then been away for the day.
Seriously, I think I would. This is abuse of your "quiet enjoyment."
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Old 11-28-2017, 04:40 PM
 
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I do not subscribe to this procedure, but it must work for some agents. There's a particular one that does the majority of his business by picking up expired/withdrawn listings. I'm not sure if he places calls, but he is quick to generate a nice report and overnight it to the property address as soon as the property moves to expired/withdrawn. He procured atleast two listings from agents in my office this way
I fell for that one thinking that the binder with information left at the door meant the agent was really looking for work and would do a good job. He was a great con man but as soon as he did the listing he disappeared and made so many mistakes and went against everything we discussed. It took a month to get rid of him but we did. A hard lesson learned.
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:06 PM
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Location: Salem County, NJ
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We put our home on the market this past May contracted with a local agent for 6 months.
Had to take it off the market because our new build was delayed. Our agent still had the contract but the listing was not active.

Our listing expired yesterday and we started getting calls this morning from other agents inquiring about our desire to sell.
I was really surprised that we got 6 messages and 2 visits from realtors asking about our intent to sell.

Is this common?
Yep, happened to me and I had already "re-upped." Weird.
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