I had some transferees out today (all day...) they were trying to decide if they like our area and if they wanted to work with me overall. They've purchased 6 homes over the years... when they gave me their criteria I knew that we had a problem... But I did the best I could following their lead on the pricing and area.
I also had a huge amount of back up plans ready to go (I knew that I would need them)
At the end of the day he expressed his appreciation at finding me (WooHoo!) His wife said that I was the first agent in their history of moving that didn't automatically start showing them houses for more than they wanted to spend and that they appreciated it. They were also glad that I was prepared to change gears.
They said that they always end up spending more than they plan, but never feel like agents are listening to them (of course they buy anyway)
So, did I just spend a lot of time wasting the morning? Or did I invest the time wisely in a future client. (who also happened to be fun to work with)