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What's in a name?

Ever wonder where you get new business? Well, I'm pretty anal about tracking my business, but this one takes the cake.  My buyer's agent called me just about in tears and I thought, what on earth could be wrong? It turns out she was laughing so hard she was in tears.  A man had called her from our website and wanted her to come list his property.  She asked how he heard about us and he said from our website.  Through his think European accent, she was not able to discern how he got to our website or his name for that matter, but he did make it clear why he chose to call our team.  First, her last name was polish as was his.  That was the reason.  When I met with him (since she works solely with buyers) I asked him again how he heard about us and I got the same answer about the website.  So, what made you call us? And he expanded his answer.  He liked Linda's polish last name and he thought I looked asian and he confessed his wife was Philippino (sp?).  Sometimes you just never know how, who or where you'll get your next client.   

Michele Reneau, ABR, GRI, CRS

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Comment balloon 8 commentsMichele Reneau • April 26 2008 09:02PM


Good for you.


Posted by Linda Lipscomb, 731-695-1118, Lexington TN Homes (Linda Lipscomb RE/MAX Lexington Henderson County TN) over 10 years ago

I have few stories like that, go figure! Nice post, have a happy selling!

Posted by Sonja Babic, New Bern NC, PRIME Realty NC, LLC (Sonja Babic/PRIME Realty NC, LLC) over 10 years ago

Michelle - Philippino, or in Spanish, which many of them speak, Filipino (I went with a woman from the Philippines for 6 or 7 years.)

My broker has Greek roots, and has had Greek clients call him for that reason alone!

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago
That's GREAT, you just got to be "out there" to be found!
Posted by Christopher Pike, 803.727.7800 (Keller Williams® Realty) over 10 years ago


I was also very careful in selecting my business and my website domain name instead of  I don't have plans to leave my brokerage, but I have a successful business and if I ever wanted to sell it, it would be easier to sell as Charleston Relocation than Michele It's definitely a very important decision. Best of luck!

Posted by Michele Reneau, Realtor, GRI ~ Charleston, SC Relocation Experts Team (Certified Staging Professional (CSP) Elite Instructor) over 10 years ago
Isn't it funny that it comes down to even small things that help clients make a determination of whom people will work with.  Nice post.
Posted by Larry Bettag, Vice-President of National Production (Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001) over 10 years ago
We have had numerous people go with us because they say that we look friendly. Congrats on the new client.
Posted by Patty Carroll over 10 years ago
Looks like a French name to me! You never know how you get people or how they relate to you. Its much more than just numbers and stats.
Posted by Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs ( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.) over 10 years ago

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