Well Iâ€™ve been doing alot of reading on the industry. Iâ€™ve received alot of great advice and I believe Iâ€™m on the right track. The one thing I know is that nothing is better than getting the first hand experience. Today was my first dose of that. I went door to door!
Now this was not door-to-door asking, â€œHeyâ€¦are you thinking of selling your homeâ€? This was for a very good cause. Toys For Tots. Itâ€™s such a good cause and really anything that helps benefit less fortunate people Iâ€™m all for.
So my job today was this, go door to door and see if people want to donate to our Toys For Tots drive. It was a very interesting experience. As I went to each house I ran the gamut of reactions. One house was more than happy to hear me tell them about the cause. This was one of the first houses that I approached. So I thought okâ€¦this should be pretty easy to do. The next house I went to was a reality check of what alot of the day would be like.
One-person barely cracked open the door and said â€œI just rentâ€¦its not my homeâ€. I tried to explain to her that anyone could give but she wanted nothing to do with it. Then another house,Â it took a couple of minutes for the guy to answer. Once the door opened he was in blue and yellow pajamas and gave me the stare of death. I would hate to know all of the things this person wished on me. Even as I handed him my flyer and explained to him what we were doing, he just nodded his head and never even looked me in the eye. Just a grunt and then the door shut.
So I went out with 25 flyers. I got face to face with about 10 people. The rest either were not home or did not bother to answer the door. At that point I just left them our flyer in their door.
As I was walking home I began to think to myself that this face-to-face thing is going to be rough. But the best part of that was I LOVED it. Now granted I had alot of bad stares. But I also had a few good ones and even one or two pleasant people. The point is I felt great to break the ice and get out from behind the book to start experiencing the life of a real estate agent. Its going to be a long road but I feel Iâ€™m VERY up to the challenge.