Is Busy Always A Good Thing?
Spring is in the air, the buyers are out and I have been busy. Busy with existing customers and new customers. And of course, busy blogging and writing and networking and marketing. That's a good thing, right?
Last Saturday I was with some buyers for a showing. We were supposed to see the property on Friday but my clients' daughter had a minor accident at day care so they had to cut our tour short to go take her to the doctor. I called to reschedule for Saturday. The agent told me she could not make it but would get someone to cover for her. On Saturday, her husband (also an agent) was there to do the showing. I thanked him for covering for her and getting us in to see the house. He said his wife was very busy and he was happy to cover for her.
My comment was something along the lines of "Busy is good." He then went on to respond that it is not necessarily good and something about it needs to be the right kind of busy. I stopped to think about that. He certainly was right. I imagine as a listing agent one could be very busy with showings, especially if you have a lot of listings, but that does not always translate into a sale. Case in point - my clients ended up not wanting to make an offer on that particular showing.
As an exclusive buyers agent, generally busy is good. Most buyers who seek me out are actively looking and are going to buy a house. Once in a while circumstances change and some buyers may end up not buying a home right now. And, sometimes it takes a bit to find "the one" - but that is why they call it a a home SEARCH. Recently, I seem to have hit a rash of contracts that we have rescinded due to home inspection issues and one or two multiple bid situations, but the best interests of my buyers are always first and foremost. This is all part of the job.
I guess we all want to be productively busy and not just spinning our wheels. Are you busy these days? Is it a good busy?
By the way, while I am busy, I am never too busy for referrals or new buyers looking to buy a home in Canton MA, Milton MA or a surrounding community!