Today I received a note from the receptionist that someone was wanting to meet with me. Having the news of a "prospective" loan I wiped the drool from my lip and proceeded to greet my guest. To my dismay the "someone" was an insurance agent looking to solicite business. Now I'm often a bit turned off by unannounced visits especially when they don't fully disclose who they're with but I thought I'd entertain the agent. She sat down and the conversation went along very uneventful however I thought to myself what courage it takes to do these cold calls. It was obvious that she was noticably nervous but rather aggressive as well; she asked if I had any referrals for her on the spot. Now being as accommodating as I am I thought this was a bit too much.
The point is; as aggressive, untackful, and somewhat - coming completely unannounced - I think I may throw this agent a bone. After all it may be a new referral relationship but I also felt a bit obliged by the mere fact that I've been in the very same shoes.
So next time someone comes by, give 'em a chance, and realize the effort put forward.
Cheers to the cold caller!