Is It Time To Trim Your Nails?

Reblogger Debbie Reynolds
Real Estate Agent with Platinum Properties TN Broker: 208698

Figuring out the right amount of contact is not easy for some agents. Too much can send the buyers running in the other direction. Maybe the thing to do is to ask. Great post, Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner.

Original content by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner BRE# 01494165

 

Is It Time To Trim Your Nails?

 

Stay with me, this is going to make sense. 

I've been enjoying all the New Year's posts about plans and goals. They are very inspiring to me. One of the themes is keeping in touch with prospects and serving them....but can you do this too much? 

I try to stay very well-groomed. I believe it's important to present yourself as someone who is "put together." That might be old-fashioned, but I never go out of the house without some level of make-up (sometimes just mascara). I make sure my outfit could be seen by clients at all times...even at the gym. Probably came from my grandfather who was rather "upper crust" and always reminded me to represent my "best self" at all times. 

Needless to say, chipped nail polish would not be part of my plan. I loved it when gel nails came along...allowing me to have more natural nails and yet not worry about chipping. It also allows my nails to grow longer than they ever would without help. 

So long, beautiful nails are a good thing? Right? 

Yes, but this morning they are tapping on the keyboard as I type, so it's time for a trim....too much of a good thing. 

It reminded me of a new agent I know who had to refer one of her prospects to me to save the deal. She was keeping in touch...too much touch. She started each day looking up new listings for this couple...and calling with this information. When they stopped taking her calls, she would email them....sometimes twice a day.

Eventually they called me and asked for help. 

They are serious about buying, and like this gal very much...but she was driving them crazy! She and I spoke...and I'm working with the buyers now (and giving her a VERY generous split). 

Too much of a good thing can be annoying....time to trim the nails. 

 

 

 

KAREN FIDDLER
Dre no. 01494165
Broker/Associate
HÔM SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
M 949.510.2395
KarenpFiddler@gmail.com
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Karen is one smart woman, Debbie! You're another one. Thanks for the re-blog.

Jan 02, 2017 11:05 AM #2
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Agree with Lottie, smart women. Well groomed doesn't have to be long nails. 

 

I worry the follow button on the new profile page is too close to the blog link. I have accidently unfollowed and re-followed two folks lately. Weird. You were one of them. 

Jan 02, 2017 11:10 AM #3
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Oh, and I also get the other "point" of the post. You can smother clients. 

Jan 02, 2017 11:11 AM #4
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Debbie Reynolds - A good perspective and something for all agents to keep in mind - how much to too much!  A great choice for a re-blog!

Jan 02, 2017 12:41 PM #5
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Hi Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, We lady agents especially need a secret weapon for special situations.

Jan 02, 2017 01:15 PM #6
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That is kind of you to say, Lottie Kendall. Have a good week.

Jan 02, 2017 01:16 PM #7
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I have done that too, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD. It is a bit annoying.

Jan 02, 2017 01:16 PM #8
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It was subtle and I almost missed it too, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD.

Jan 02, 2017 01:17 PM #9
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We need to be conscious if we are smothering the client. Many do not like that Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com

Jan 02, 2017 01:18 PM #10
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Great reblog, Debbie.  I missed it.  Wil go visit Karen's post.

Jan 02, 2017 02:06 PM #11
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Thanks, Debbie, for sharing this reblog. A good story and a very good lesson.

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 I did not know what to think when I saw the title of this blog post however I now think I have an idea Debbie Reynolds 

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Nice re-blog Debbie since I didn't see it the first time around. Thanks for sharing.

Jan 02, 2017 07:44 PM #14
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Hi Debbie - very good post by Karen.  Good analogy of too much of a good thing.

Jan 03, 2017 12:18 AM #15
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I thought Karen was very clever in her analogy here, Grant Schneider.

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Thank you Roy Kelley for stopping by. I always appreciate your support.

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Hi Karen Hellier, I am glad you stopped by.

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Karen will really appreciate you going to her blog as I do, Carol Williams.

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That is a very catchy title, isn't it Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington but it has a good message.

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Please don't forget to visit Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner post and make a comment. It will be appreciated.

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