A huge THANKS to all agents that donâ€™t answer the phone when it rings or feel the need to return calls the following dayâ€¦or between the hours of blah blah. I appreciate the business that you send me â€“ keep it up. Over the weekend I had two solid buyers and a renter tell me that they called two to four different agents looking for help and info â€“ and I was the only one to pick up the phone. I referred the rental and have two new solid buyer clients.
Did the agent community not learn from the last several years? Did some of you miss the memo that weâ€™re in an â€œinstant gratificationâ€ world? That the net has a 24 hour open door policy? Yeah yeah â€“ I hear the nonsense that â€œyou need your family timeâ€¦.â€ sure you do. I see cell phones in restaurants, movies, cars, at kids sporting events, at the beach, on the slops even in the gym between sets and on treadmills. Is that â€œfamily timeâ€? Is everyone that important? Youâ€™ll blab endlessly but canâ€™t take a business call after 6? Or on the weekend? Really?
Last I checked, a successful agent understands their clienteleâ€¦.mine would like to at least know that I care to pick up the phone. If Iâ€™m away from the laptop I tell them and Iâ€™ll get back to them ASAP with what they want. In many cases, I can take a few minutes right on my phone or I-Pad and scratch their itch. Are you too important to do that? Facebook and words with friends getting in the way?
Do me a favor â€“ keep it up. I promise not to call after 6 to thank youâ€¦.I know you need that â€œfamily timeâ€.