“Who Ya Gonna Call?”

What do you do if your client wants to know about good public schools near Mounds View, and you don’t have a clue?

If you’re a solo Realtor, I suppose you pick up the phone, and start making phone calls.

Lots and lots of phone calls.

Good Connections

On the other hand, if you’re with Edina Realty — the Twin Cities’ biggest broker by number of Realtors, and with the most local branches — you make one phone call.

In this case, to the co-manager of Edina Realty’s nearby Roseville office, Patti Jo Fitzpatrick.

After explaining why I was calling, Patti Jo said she’d be more than happy to educate my client about local schools.

Then, I called my client to pass along Patti Jo’s contact info.

Thanks, Patti Jo!

P.S.: And how long does it take to send an email “thank you” to the other Realtor?

If they’re in same online company directory, you start typing “F-I-T-Z-P . . . ” and it autofills the right name.

Elapsed time: about 2 seconds.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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