So today I was working on reaching out to Realtors to talk about short-sale collaborations and such. I was doing so via email since it was after-hours and I really am not sure if Realtors really check their voicemails. I mean if you don’t have their personal cellphone, good luck contacting them via the 4 office numbers that you have on file for them. So anyway, after about the 6th email…it became clear to me that I was going about this all wrong. I felt like I was setting myself up for the infamous touch and go game of email and/or phone tag.
Me personally, I’m rarely more than 30 feet away from my laptop. You could email me at 3am, chances are you’ll get a response by 3:30am (I know that totally violates the 4-hour workweek principles). So with me being so tethered to technology, I hate when you email someone and they take 72 hours to email you back EACH time. But of course, it’s much worse to play phone tag. It’s almost like other people wait until your in the bathroom, grocery store checkout, or on the other line, before they decide to call you. Then you call them back like 4 minutes after they call you and it goes straight to voicemail. #frustration
So I remembered back to when I first spoke with Joe McCall, he had me set a phone appointment using TimeTrade. So I moseyed on over and setup an account. This web-based scheduling software allows you to set your time/date availability. Then via TimeTrade, the other party can pick an appointment time based on your schedule. And the HUGE bonus is that it syncs with Microsoft Outlook or Google Calendar! Sounds pretty cool right. And when I found all of this out, I just knew it was going to cost like $50/month. I wasn’t even close. This service is $30/year! It’s almost too good to be true. So, I’m giving it a whirl with my Realtor phone campaign. I’ll post again in a few months to tell if I hate it or love it. But right now, this service looks to be perfect for managing my phone calls. Since everybody wants to chat nowadays.
I’m expanding my geographic scope and am now working with other investors nation-wide. If you would like to work together on some Joint-Venture deals and other cheddar-cheese getting activities, let’s talk soon.
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