Do You Attend Floor Times?

By
Real Estate Agent with Prudential CT Realty

I'm a firm believer in working hard day in and day out. That's why I feel it's important to attend floor times whenever possible. Just recently, I've been able to find clients through both calls and even walk-ins during my floor times.

Imagine if I wasn't in the office at those times?

Even when things are slow, I try to read a bit for fun as well as keep up with current clients and paperwork. Also, let's not forget that time in the office can be fun! When a few of us around the office aren't occupied, it's a great time to bond and socialize with the other Realtors at your branch.

So do you attend your floor times? If so, what do you do when things are slow?

Lydia Lucas is your source for Milford CT Homes for Sale
Email: LydiaLucas@PrudentialCT.com
Cell Phone: (203)980-9213
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Comments (8)

Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Lydia: It's one of the tried and true ways to make new contacts. If I were a new agent, I would take as many hours as I could. A more seasoned agent? Maybe not so much.

Mar 29, 2011 03:51 PM
Lindsey Hasford
Edina Realty - Elk River, MN
Bringing you home...

If I were blessed with an ability to enjoy floor duty I would spend my time there blogging, social medializing, chatting and working on paperwork.

Mar 29, 2011 03:53 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

We all fight over floor time, seasoned agents the most because we know how valuable it can be.  I really enjoy it because when I 'm not meeting and greeting new clients, I'm on ActiveRain :0)   It is also a great time to catch up on paperwork.

Mar 29, 2011 03:53 PM
William James Walton Sr.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group - Waterbury, CT
Greater Waterbury Real Estate

As much as some people eschew floor time for the internet, it still brings leads. I just showed a house to a buyer who came through floor time, and not only is that a buyer, but through talking during the showing, will also be a seller...

Mar 29, 2011 03:55 PM
Allen Stout
Allen at OklaHomes Realty, Inc. - Claremore, OK
Realtor you can trust

Lydia,

I applaud you for recognizing floor time as a viable way to get business.  I know that it gets boring sometimes but there is always something to do that can strenghthen you skills.  AR is one of them.  My pet peeve are people that sign up for floor time and find excuses to leave before it is over or just forget to come in.

Mar 29, 2011 03:58 PM
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Lydia - personally I do very little floor time but when I am in the office I am usually busy with paperwork of one kind or another so the time does fly.

Mar 29, 2011 04:13 PM
Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker GRI, SRES

I use floor time as opportunity time. There always something to read, something to research. I can always find something to do.

Mar 29, 2011 05:28 PM
Lydia Lucas
Prudential CT Realty - Milford, CT

Thank you all for your comments!

Hella - When I started, I did as many floor time hours as I could, and I still am today.

Lindsey - The environment does help. Gotta love some of my fellow Realtors lol.

Susan - Sometimes it's that time out of the house that helps you get stuff done :)

William - That's awesome you found a buyer/seller client. Congrats!

Allen - Well, some of those people who leave early might miss out on a last minute lead! You snooze you lose haha.

Kathy - Yes, time does fly by during floor times when are you occupied.

Rob - That's a great way of thinking about it!

Mar 30, 2011 01:53 PM