Gail and JoAnna's Real Estate Thoughts

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Who should you list with? Just ask your friendly, neighborhood mailman!

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I took a new listing this weekend in my farm in Manalapan New Jersey's Yorktowne Development.  Yorktowne is not just where I farm.  I used to live there.  Check out my recent post about this great home.

I love getting listings in my Farm.  Who doesn't?  They give you the confirmation that your hard work and commitment is paying off!

 

 

 

 

melting snowmanThe weather was BEAUTIFUL in New Jersey today.  Up near 70° with sunny skies... quite the conflict to be jacketless and warm and stepping over piles of snow!!  (So long snowmen!)

I planted my sign in front of the home (Don't you just love that part?). 

It went in effortlessly thanks to the warm weather softening the ground! 

I stepped back with my client... looked at the sign, looked at her home, looked at the sunny skies, looked around at my old stomping grounds and sighed... LIFE IS GOOD!

 

 

 

Manalapan Mailman

Got in the car and started toward my appointment to show sell a house today!

As I pulled out of the driveway, out of the corner of my eye I saw him, Rob, my old mailman and neighbor.  He was the best mailman ever! (No offense Richie).

I quickly pulled over and teased him, asking him if he had the buyer for my brand-spanking new listing.  Mailmen know EVERYONE and EVERYTHING that goes on in town!  

He laughed and then congratulated me on my success.  I shrugged... "huh?," wondering how Rob knows what I've been up to.

He told me that he figures I must be sooooooooo successful because I am the only agent sending mail anymore!

He then thanked me for keeping him and the United States Postal Service in business!

The point is this... he noticed and commended me for sticking with it.  He encouraged me to keep at it.  He felt if you farmed before when competing with 10 other agents going after the same business, why would anyone stop farming now when they have much less or maybe no real competition at all?

He went on to say that the local perception is that I am successful, committed and have the wherewithal to stay the course, even with the challenges we face in today's complicated real estate market.

I'd say that kind of recognition is worth the 42 cents stamp.  (Wouldn't you?)

This concept goes deeper than direct mail or farming.  It applies to all aspects of our business today.  This is NOT the time to hold back. 

The current market condition presents us with a unique opportunity to take advantage of LESS competition in the marketplace.  This is the time to dig your heels in and plant your seeds diligently so that when the market starts to bloom you'll be in a superior position to excel!

Good luck!

Jo

JoAnna Siminerio
Weichert Realtors - Marlboro / Manalapan
732-598-6823 cell
732-536-4400 x152 (office)
JoSiminerio@optonline.net
www.JoTheRealtor.com

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JoAnna Siminerio, Weichert Realtors

JoAnna Siminerio
Weichert Realtors - Marlboro / Manalapan
732-598-6823 cell
732-536-4400 x116 (office)
JoAnna@JoTheRealtor.com
www.JoTheRealtor.com

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