Did you know that we built Buddy Agent to save something that’s very much an endangered activity in 2016?
We’re talking about:
The Family Dinner
That’s right: The good old family dinner.
Especially if you’re in real estate!
Seriously, the family dinner – as you certainly know – has been in decline for quite some time. With everyone’s crazy schedules, we either just don’t have the time to gather the family together for a meal and communal support, or we just don’t make the time.
This curse is especially true for real estate agents who are continually pulled away from the dinner table and time with their families because of work.
After all, everyone wants to meet with their real estate agent either around dinner time or in the early evening.
And this is why we developed the Buddy Agent platform for real estate agents and brokers.
Indeed, according to this from Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology, “Your child may be 35% less likely to engage in disordered eating, 24% more likely to eat healthier foods and 12% less likely to be overweight,” when those kids regularly eat dinner with their family.
How Buddy Agent helps save YOUR family dinner and time with loved one without costing you listings and business.
Let’s imagine that you’re just sitting down to dinner with your family or a friend and you get an out-of-the-blue call from someone who just happened by and saw your yard sign in front of a listing.
“Hey, the house is empty, can you come by right now and show it to us?” your caller and now-potential buyers ask.
“Ouch!” you think silently. The listing is an hour away, but you don’t want to miss out on a potential buyer, yet you also certainly don’t want to disappoint your family by abandoning them once again for more work!
This frustrating moment is where Buddy Agent steps in.
You’ll simply grab your mobile phone or tablet and access the Buddy Agent “Find a Buddy” feature, our Uber-like service that allows you to locate an agent in your company that’s presently in the vicinity of a particular address (namely, your listing, or wherever the clients wish to meet).
Those agents will be identified based on the built-in GPS on their mobile phone.
You’ll be able to see the 10 closest agents and can quickly contact the one you determine to be best-suited to handle this lead.
If the search yields several agents about the same distance from the property, you can view their Buddy Agent profile to decide which colleague is most appropriate for this task. Consider that the agent who lives in that zip code may be more familiar with the neighborhood and more effective answering the prospect’s questions.
With one, simple click you can call, text or email any agent from that list.
After you communicate with the agent you’ve chosen to work this lead, and negotiated a financial arrangement or fee for covering the meeting for you or working with the prospect, you can now create a referral on the spot from the same screen.
Oila! Dinner is saved, your family or friend or spouse doesn’t hate you, and you don’t miss an opportunity or some new business helping people buy and sell real estate with you!
And that is how Buddy Agent is working to save an endangered species: The Family Dinner.
Seriously. Buddy Agent can make all the difference when it comes to work-life balance.
Contact us to schedule a DEMO and discover how Buddy Agent can save your day.