It is always nice when someone stops YOU on the street to ask for real estate advice. It really doesn't matter whether something tangible comes out of it right there and then, but it is something that we can follow up on.
Often these brief conversations are about something that this person is contemplating and needs a little clarity. Usually, I just let them talk so that I get enough information.
AND THEN I FOLLOW UP IN WRITING
That stop on the street was, after all, accidential. Would they have talked to another agent if he/she had come across their path? Who knows, but they stopped YOU.
It's too easy to discount these accidential meetings, after all, they talked about something they plan to do in the future.
BUT THE FUTURE STARTS NOW
The real estate business is a very personalized one. It is a business where we guide and advise our clients through the purchases and sales of, often, the biggest investment that they have. So even if they plan on a move this summer, let's say, the groundwork needs to be done now.