We hear it so often...we see it on our fax cover sheets, on the back of our business cards, are told that we have to build our business by referral, and we should never be too busy for them...I could go on if I thought longer, but I won't.
I love them (or heart them, however you prefer) too! I got a call on Sunday from a Realtor in New York. her brother-in-law is moving to the coast and needs an agent....I'm on it honey! Oh, crap! I just realized I haven't called her back to let her know that we've made contact and he will be WELL taken care of. THAT, is the point of my post! Let me take a moment to call her now.
You see, this agent found me because she sees that I am doing a lot of activity in my neck of the woods. That is how I search for an agent to refer to as well, if I don't already have one in that area. But that also means that my call back to her may be delayed by the very nature of what we do! She called me less than 24 hours after contacting me to follow up and find out if I had shown her brother-in-law any homes yet!
There is no solution to my problem of being too busy. I'm certainly not complaining because in this market, I'm likely to be hung from the handle of the Clam Pan downtown! I don't want people to think I'm to busy for them because I will always make the time available, IF you are asking for it.
So instead of crying in my cheerios that I'm too busy, I will embrace the nature of working by referral and remember that I too, am waiting for that one call back and maybe she just got a little busy and that is a GOOD SIGN!