Because I’m always curious and eager to learn how home buyers use the web when searching for homes for sale in Emerald Isle (or anywhere else for that matter), I came up with a laundry list of questions to ask you. Here are a few of my burning questions for Crystal Coast home buyers who depend on the Internet to search for homes and fact find for area information:

  1. As a home buyer, if you complete a form on a Crystal Coast real estate website that requires you provide your phone number and you submit the form, do you really want to be called by an agent? Obviously, if you make a specific request in the comment box asking for an agent to call, don’t be surprised when the phone rings.
  2. If you decide to complete multiple forms on multiple agent websites, which many consumers are prone to do, would you typically work with the first real estate agent to respond to your contact? If you don’t select the first agent to respond to your web inquiry, what is the criteria for your Crystal Coast real estate agent selection process?
  3. In an effort to remain “in your face”, many Crystal Coast real estate agents place you the buyer on what is called in our industry “a email drip campaign”. The purpose of an email campaign is to occasionally send you emails filled with “valuable home buying tips”. That way you think of the agent as an expert. Have you ever been on the receiving end of home buying tips emails sent to you by a Crystal Coast real estate agent? Do you see these emails as “spam” and ignore them or do you think these “drip emails” offer you meaningful information?

Your Opportunity to Answer the Questions?

I have my own thoughts about each of these questions and I’ll be sure to share them in a future post. In the meantime, let the rest of the readers know your thoughts. Inquiring minds would like to know your answers.

Until my next post,