I recently wrote a blog about how I use Linkedin and specifically about recommendations. I have received a number of emails asking me “How” and “When” I ask for recommendations.
First, there is always a right time to ask for recommendation. Let me first say, I never wait until the end of any transaction, unless I absolutely have to. The BEGINNING of the transaction is always the best.
Think about it this way, when a couple is first dating, doesn’t it make sense that you might get better results compared to a couple that have been married for a long time. Have as much fun as you want with this comment.
During the preapproval process, no matter if it is a good outcome or not, prospective home buyers will know working with me is different and I get all kinds of WOWS. So, why would I not take advantage of the opportunity to ask for a recommendation?
I will look forward to our working together, but I need your help as well. Would write a recommendation about your experience of how I handled the preapproval for you. I really appreciate it and please mention who had referred you.
I called Dawn the other day to let her know that I was ready to lock her loan. The loan application was done with a rate of 4.125 and I could now lock her loan at 3.875%, all she could say was WOW.
Dawn, I need a favor, would you write a recommendation for me? Please don’t forget to mention who had referred you. Can you picture anyone saying no?
I am never uncomfortable to ask for recommendations from clients, referral partners and anyone related to the mortgage industry. How about you?
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