“Time for the Son-In-Law Take Over”

“Time for the Son-In-Law Take Over”


Always ask for the best way to communicate whenever you get an inquiry that comes from your website, no matter how they got to your site. When I ask how to best communicate it is asking permission. Over 50% respond with an answer, the rest is up to me.

Thank you for your inquiry. What is the best way to communicate, phone or email?
How did you happen to get on my website?

Hi Joe,

Phone is definitely the best way to communicate.  My mother in law is XXXXXXX, she told us you were amazing and I need to know what I need to work on in order to get into a house.



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Joe Petrowsky, NMLS #6869

Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS #2709

110 Main St.

Manchester, Ct. 06042

Office: 860 647-7701 x116

Fax: 860 647-8940

Cell: 860 836-9294

Email: joe@righttracfg.com



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Comment balloon 31 commentsJoe Petrowsky • August 28 2015 03:35AM


Good morning Joe,

Just think if you were just starting out without the referrals.

Keep up the good work.

Make yorself a great day.

Posted by Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) almost 4 years ago

Hi Joe.  How last century.  He wants phone calls.  Wow

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) almost 4 years ago

Good Morning Joe: Loyalty is to be expected when you get business from referrals. They stop looking. too funny Conrad Allen .

Posted by Maria Gilda Racelis, Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen! (Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington) almost 4 years ago

Hi Joe.  This is a great way to initiate communications with a prospective client.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 4 years ago

Good morning Joe.  I have a client who communicates almost totally via test message.  For him to answer a call is a monumental task.  It makes for a long wait in-between test message's.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) almost 4 years ago

Yes, asking how they found you, and they they want to communicate are great was to start!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) almost 4 years ago

Those are smart questions to ask, Joe.  And, so glad you have another strong referral.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) almost 4 years ago

Joe, permission selling is a great way to start relationship! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) almost 4 years ago

Thank you for the great tip. I like this way of asking their permission to call them.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 4 years ago

Finding out the way to communicate from the very start is the best way. I recently had 2 teachers who only wanted to be contacted by fax...thought this was unusual...

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) almost 4 years ago

It seems that Keith has begun in a good place, asking those who know the answers Joe! 

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) almost 4 years ago

I like your approach.  I have customers that only want to communicate through text messages, they do not respond if the office leaves them a voice message.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) almost 4 years ago

Good morning Joe. A bright and good thing to ask. Thanks for the reminder.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 4 years ago

Hi Joe,  so basic but effective!

Posted by Shirley Coomer, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az (Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living) almost 4 years ago

Good morning Joe, I like your approach, there is no question whether they will be working with you or not!

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) almost 4 years ago

Starting the relationship off on the right foot is essential and determining what form of communication a person needs is a very important step in the process. 

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com (Zion Realty) almost 4 years ago

Hi Joe Petrowsky I could work with Keith. He is my kind of guy. The telephone. Wow.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) almost 4 years ago

If you cannot communicate, you are never going to get the job done. Mother in law is responsible? wow!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 4 years ago

Joe this is a simple question, but a very important one to always ask.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 4 years ago

Yes, Joe Petrowsky , asking about the best way to communicate is always a great way to start a business relationship.  

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) almost 4 years ago

Joe,  that is a great idea.  There are some folks who only want to talk on the phone.  I have had clients who I never actually talked to on the phone.  Its all text and email.  Of course we talk in person, but they seem to have an aversion to actually talking on the phone.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) almost 4 years ago

Joe Petrowsky  so true - Ask and you shall receive

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) almost 4 years ago

Joe I expect nothing but this from you as you are solid and proper communication is key!

Excellent work my friend

Posted by David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg (US Mortgages - David Shamansky) almost 4 years ago

Hello Joe Petrowsky 

Most important first two questions - well done!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 4 years ago

Never assume anything. Asking is the best way, and it helps to open the door to further communication. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) almost 4 years ago


With the communications with the customers  . . . . you start to move in the direction to get the buyers a mortgage.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 4 years ago

Every body has a special way to talk and reach out to others.  Asking them is the best way to learn.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 4 years ago

Referrals are the lifeblood of long term success. Thanks for sharing this story.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago

There's a time and a place yeild to somebody else's knowledge I suppose. Good luck and all the best!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 4 years ago

They are the lifeblood and the essence of absolutely any good interaction we might have in a business. Continued to you as I posted earlier, Roy Kelley

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 4 years ago

Lately, it has been texting. Phone is second and email third.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) almost 4 years ago