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Make a Lasting First Impression

"Never forget with every new customer,

you have only one chance . . . just one,

to make a first impression.

Plan it, make it all it can be;

create a wonderful memory

and you'll create a

customer for life."

Mac Anderson, founder of Simple Truth & Successories


As I see it. . . . . . . .

Make a lasting first impression  

The first several seconds of meeting a customer for the first time becomes critical. Within those several seconds the customer will make a decision that will either make or break the relationship.   

In meeting a customer for the first time they will make a subconscious decision within the few several seconds if the like us or will consider doing business with us. If the answer to either one of the questions is no, there will be no business relationship.  

Our first impression is a lasting impression with the customers we meet. Within several seconds they will determine if there will be a business relationship or just a short conversation.   

A first impression will either open a door of opportunity for us or that door will remain closed to us.  

Be prepared to make a great first impression and wow the customer with the goal of establishing a successful business relationship.  

We have one only opportunity to make a lasting first impression and we will either make it or lose it within several seconds of meeting a customer.  

©2010 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author



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Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Stockton
The Nines Team At Keller Williams - Stockton, CA
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Stockton

Lou - I often smile about the idea of "first impression" because if it's the wrong kind it may very well be the "last impression" as well.  Thanks for the guidance and encouragement.

Aug 16, 2010 02:03 PM #1
Scott Baker Coldwell Banker West Shell - Liberty Township, OH
Realtor Homes for Sale in Cincinnati, West Chester, Mason, OH Area

First impression can certainly make or break us.

Aug 16, 2010 02:07 PM #2
Laurie C. Bailey-Gates
Robert Paul Properties - Barnstable, MA

Sound advice.  We forget sometimes that alot of what we do is summed up in 6 seconds or less from our first impression.


Aug 16, 2010 02:09 PM #3
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

First imressions do mean a great deal. Get er done

Aug 16, 2010 02:12 PM #4
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

First impressions are so important... and one must keep this in mind when meeting people.. sometimes we talk to much and don't listen!  If we wait to hear what the other person has to say, then we can respond directly to what THEY are interested in hearing.

Aug 16, 2010 02:40 PM #5
Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

Lou, you made a great first impression on me... ;)

Aug 16, 2010 02:53 PM #6
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Lou, it is so fascinating to me that literally within 10 seconds or less of meeting someone they know whether or not they want to do business with you.

Aug 16, 2010 03:36 PM #7
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL

Lou - First impressions are just as important than last impressions.  Great quote!

Aug 17, 2010 02:11 AM #8
Anne Hensel
South Beaches Real Estate Professionals - Saint Petersburg, FL
Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island

That was I lesson my grandma tried to teach me when I was very young, didn't understand it till much later.

Aug 18, 2010 01:47 AM #9
Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta

This has become a mantra for me, Lou, thanks for the reminder

Aug 18, 2010 01:59 AM #10
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

Fabulous quote.  Too many people overestimate the importance of that first impression - you never get a second chance to make that first impression.

Aug 21, 2010 12:38 AM #11
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