All Aboard for Alaska: Cruising Alaska's Inside Passage on the Looney Front …
After all, we don't want to reprise last year's drama of the Labrador trip when she forgot that her passport had expired and had to get an emergency rush new one at much extra cost days before we left. This time I ask her at the beginning of February … Read more on Huffington Post
Expedited and Renewed Passport Services Available Through …
Typically these centers are located at post offices and County Clerk's offices nationwide. … ThePassportGuys.com advises that all mail should be sent through FedEx Priority Overnight or UPS Next Day services, and not U.S. Postal Service Express Mail. Read more on Digital Journal
Expired shotgun certificate and passport stolen
A PASSPORT and an expired shotgun certificate was stolen from a VW Transporter van parked outside a home in Kempsey. Thieves … Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post … Read more on Malvern Gazette
Illegal immigrant landed job in House of Commons with forged passport
'You are an over-stayer, you came to this country in 2008 as a student, your visa expired in 2010, you married in 2014 and applied for leave to remain – that leave as it happens has now been granted. 'You were allowed to work for six months while your … Read more on Daily Mail
Terminal 3 at Dubai airport plans to do away with passport control counters
If this plan is implemented, passengers will no longer have to queue at passport control counters. Instead, the traveller's details, at the time of booking their ticket with Emirates airline, will be passed on to the passport control officers. Once the … Read more on Yahoo! Maktoob News
A Bar Tussle Ends in a Beijing Jail: A Young Expat's Story
Their youngest son, then-18-year-old Noak, had graduated from high school—he was in the same year as my son and the two have many friends in common—and was spending a semester studying Mandarin at Peking University. He was planning to start … Read more on Wall Street Journal (blog)
Syriac Christians to build Turkey's first new church
Among the grievances aired was the ban on religious officials teaching at minority schools and the passport problems such officials encounter. According to one complaint, religious officials were given passports that expired after just six months. Read more on Daily Sabah
The Widow of a Paris Terrorist and Other Real Wives of Islamic State
ISTANBUL—On the CCTV footage released by Turkish police, the widow of one of the Islamic fanatics responsible for last week's terror rampage in Paris comes across as prim, even drab, as she goes through passport control at the airport here. …. The … Read more on Daily Beast
Asian soccer tournament is field of dreams for Palestine's players
But as Moussa Abu Jazar's Jerusalem-based soccer team approached an Israeli checkpoint en route to a Bethlehem match in 2010, he knew he could be caught for having an expired permit. So he circumvented the checkpoint on foot, rejoining his teammates … Read more on Christian Science Monitor
Preventing illegal working: update on right to work checks
Comment: if an employee satisfied the right to work checks before 16 May 2014 by presenting a visa in an expired passport or in a valid passport that has since expired, they cannot rely on this document on a repeat check. The employee must instead … Read more on Lexology (registration)
Posted Dec. 9, 2014 @ 12:56 pm
5:16 p.m.: A Winchester man reported his Algerian passport missing. He said he had last seen the passport in 2011. … 9:33 a.m.: Police issued a citation to a Lowell driver for an expired motor vehicle registration. 1:24 p.m.: Police responded to … Read more on Wicked Local Winchester
Wish Book: Community help transforms life of once-homeless Haitian teen
With his relatives fearful of retaliation, his Haitian passport expired and his father threatening he would “get him deported,” Simon felt he had nowhere to turn. No one at school, except a few friends who offered temporary beds, knew what his life was … Read more on MiamiHerald.com
North Dakota doesn't even have voter registration. But if you have an oudated …
North Dakota lawmakers are looking into allowing those with out-of-date addresses on their IDs to vote if they have other ways of proving their current address. This month's midterm election marked the first since a 2013 law went into effect that ended … Read more on Washington Post (blog)
The first few days of an expired listing are like a tornado of activity. This tornado, much like the natural occurrence, sweeps up anything in its path. Real estate professionals across the city are excited at the new opportunity of a listing and are anxiously calling away and the home owner is in a daze with volumes of phone calls and mail. This whirlwind experience ends almost as quickly as it begins however.
After the first 5 days of an expired listing, the excitement for most real estate professionals wears off. Many assume that they have already “re-listed” the home which is why they aren’t picking up the phone. After all, if they really wanted to list the home again, surely they would answer their phone, right? The home owner likewise is coming out of the wind with fewer calls and their mailbox and doorstep are no longer overstuffed with information. It’s amazing what can happen in just 5 days.
For the average real estate professional, they don’t have a system of follow up in place for expired sellers so by day 5 they have already moved on to the next fresh batch of potential sellers. Taking expired listings monthly means understanding that it is going to take more than 3-5 phone calls before you take the listing. Sure, it is possible to get the home owner on the first phone call, set the appointment, and take the listing but that is a process that will get you maybe a listing every other month. In order to take 2,4,6, or even 10+ expired listings monthly requires having a process of following up with your potential listings.
Systematic Follow up Leads to Consistent Results
Follow up on expired sellers should involve two major components: mail and phone calls. Taking time to have a balanced attack will bring sellers calling you and make your phone calls easier.
Your expired listing letter can actually be quite simple. One of the most important aspects is that you get your expired listing letter in the mail on the very first day the home is identified as an expired listing. This will ensure that your letter arrives just after the initial flood of people who rush to drop something off in person. Keep your envelope and letter simple and make it easy for them to pick up the phone and get a hold of you.
Phone call follow up is what is going to enable you to take the number of listings that you have always wanted. When most agents have stopped after day 5 you can keep going and stand out from the crowd. I invite you to consider the following methods to get the most from your phone calls:
Call at the same time each day – It doesn’t have to be at the crack of dawn, but calling at the same time each morning will give you the best chances of getting a hold of the home owner. Your pipeline of potential sellers should be large enough to spend at least two hours on the phone. Leave voicemails – Most agents avoid voicemails because they don’t know what to say. Leave voicemails and give them a reason to call you back. Let them know they can call you back to learn more about your “29 Day Guarantee” message. The more interest peaking and easier you make it on them to return your call, the more call backs you will receive. Be prepared with scripts – Have a list of qualifying and interest peaking questions that you can ask the seller when you get them on the phone. You may get their voicemail 80% of the time so when you get them on the phone you want to take advantage of those valuable minutes to get the appointment. Set a timeline – Your phone call schedule should go far beyond 5 days. Consider a phone call follow up schedule that lasts for up to 21 days. You don’t need to call every day, but put a schedule in place that allows you to reach them 6-10 times during that period.
Following up on expired listings won’t take much of your time, especially when you do it consistently every day. Along with your consistent follow up you will be able to consistently take listings monthly as well!
As part of the Real Estate Success Program, James Bridges, coaches real estate agents across the country on effective real estate marketing techniques.
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