I Tried to Talk Myself Out of Working This Week

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Real Estate Agent SL3287291

The weather has been unseasonably cool here in Florida. We have also had a lot of wind, up to 20mph. 

I had carefully planned my week out in advance and had put it in the calendar. The plan was for a full and busy week. I saw things come across my email that seemed like a good thing to do. Our Realtor Association had a class that I thought would provide helpful information to grow my business. I registered for it and started to change my calendar.

But then I reminded myself that I had established a plan and maybe I should work that plan.

I had 3 Open Houses scheduled for the week. That meant I had to market them if I wanted to have good attendance. One of the effective ways I have found is to door knock at least 40 houses around the property I will hold Open.

I print an Open House flier for that house and include a flier offering a Free Home Valuation for neighbors who might be thinking about selling their home.

So with 2 Open Houses that means I will knock at least 120 doors to invite neighbors to invite their friends and relatives to attend.

Today, it was cold and windy, but I canceled the class and said I need to go to work and market the Open Houses.

I knocked 80 doors today. And I had a great time doing it. It seems once I convince myself to do something I am generally glad I did.

So, today I found 2 prospects that were ready to buy a home.

One lady nearly jumped out the door when I introduced myself as a Realtor®. She was just amazed that I was there at that moment. She was so excited, she had just got off the phone with a Lender and found out she qualified for a mortgage. She said, I am ready to buy. I told her about the Open House for tomorrow that was only 2 blocks from where she and her husband are staying with his father. She asked the price and when I told her she about fell down. She said she had been pre qualified for just above that price.

Another lady said her mother was coming into town next week and want to buy a home. She was so excited to meet me and wants her mother to work with me.

I also found 2 people who want to Sell their home and want me to give them a Valuation for their property.

And if the day was not exciting enough, I received an email from a Broker on the other side of the state who was putting together a training session for their Association and asked me to come and speak on Divorce and Real Estate, an area that I specialize in.

I am really glad I was not able to talk myself out of working this week. I can hardly wait to see what the rest of this week brings.

 

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Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

John, congratulations, and door knocking can be quite effective.   Best of luck with your new buyers, and the open houses. 

Feb 09, 2016 10:33 PM #7
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Joan Cox I enjoy door knocking as it gives me a more in depth understanding of the market. And I meet some wonderful people.

Thanks for commenting.

Feb 09, 2016 10:37 PM #8
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Grant Schneider
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John - congratulations on all of that positive activity.  It just goes to show the power of making a plan and working it.

Feb 10, 2016 12:14 AM #9
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Grant Schneider you are so correct. There must be a plan that is followed by work.

Thanks for the comments.

Feb 10, 2016 02:14 AM #10
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Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

I love the serendipity of that new buyer. Timing is everything. I am sure you are glad you canceled that class. It paid off.

Feb 10, 2016 05:48 AM #11
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Jane Peters it really is amazing how much timing plays into real estate. So don"t miss your time.

Feb 10, 2016 06:15 AM #12
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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Great job John! You are inspiring.  I will show up to work tomorrow and hopefully I will get your results too!

Feb 11, 2016 12:05 PM #13
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Ahhh...Divorce....hmm....where have I heard that ...go for it !

Feb 11, 2016 12:09 PM #14
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

That's quite a number of door knockings. It's not my style, but seems to be working well for you...Nice!

Feb 11, 2016 06:55 PM #15
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Evelyn Johnston thank you so much for your encouraging words. You  can do it!!

Feb 11, 2016 09:01 PM #16
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson I must thank you for your great help and inspiration.

You are TOPS

Feb 11, 2016 09:02 PM #17
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c) thanks for commenting. We all have things that fit our style and work for us. I am glad we are not all the same. Best wishes in your style.

Feb 11, 2016 09:04 PM #18
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Aw Shucks John Wiley ...we have done hundreds now....and always here as your resource !

Feb 11, 2016 09:18 PM #19
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Chuckling, John Wiley ... as I'm thinking that the lady that had just been pre-qualified successfully must have thought you were an angel and she was experiencing divine intervention.  Maybe she was!!  

Congrats on the new prospects and the great work ethic!

Gene

Feb 12, 2016 04:07 AM #20
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender - www.genemundt.com I think she was having a Divine Experience.

Feb 12, 2016 04:10 AM #21
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Hi John, good job pounding the pavement and getting the prospects.

Feb 12, 2016 09:14 AM #22
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Sybil Campbell another advantage of door knocking is the exercise you get as well as finding prospects.

Thanks for commenting.

Feb 12, 2016 09:16 AM #23
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

It's been colder than typical here in GA as well.  But I managed a good week too.  Glad you found success this week and hope it continues and that both of us see warmer weather soon.

Feb 12, 2016 10:54 AM #24
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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Wow what a great day. You just drummed up a lot of new business for yourself. Great job. 

Feb 19, 2016 11:06 AM #25
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Debbie Laity thank you so much for your encouragement. I have found it takes work to produce results.

Best wishes

Feb 19, 2016 08:23 PM #26
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