One of the things that people are naturally sensitive about these days is giving out their personal contact information. We encounter this a lot when we speak with or exchange email with people about our services. Let me explain.
www.NorthVirginiaHomes.com is currently the #1 ranked real estate website in Northern Virginia. This is based on our #1 ranking on Google, the 800 lb gorilla of the search engine world. We’re also top-ranked on Yahoo and MSN as well. As a result, hundreds of people visit our website everyday.
An important part of our job is to categorize the people that contact us so that we can make the most efficient use of our time and resources. Mainly, we try to determine how serious and ready you are to buy or sell a home. Naturally we need to devote most of our time and energy to the people who are serious and ready to buy or sell. This makes sense doesn’t it ?
One of the ways that we determine if you are serious is to ask you for your contact information and verify it to the extent that we can. Mainly we ask for your name, current address, home & cell phone. Here’s the important part.
If you don’t want to provide us with your contact information, that’s perfectly fine but we will have to put you in the Not Serious category. That’s seems reasonable doesn’t it ? If you want to make use of our services, you should be willing to let us know who you are, where you live and how we can contact you.
Incidently, we think you should know the same about us. That’s why we provide our telephone & email information at the top of our website and additional information on our disclosure page.
I hope this explains why we ask for this information. I also want you to know that we will never sell your information or provide it to any 3rd party without your consent.
Frank Ramos, REALTOR, e-PRO