A question was recently asked in the Q & A section about whether it is important for real estate professionals to have a nice car? Based on experience, my answer was...If it is kept clean - inside and out - it should not matter.
When clients are coming to town, I will still wash my car whether they ride with me or not. Every single time it is pertinent to make a great first impression, we all know that we very rarely get a second chance to prove ourselves.
And your thoughts?
Don't get caught "Riding Dirty!" Redux
Soda cans, fast food bags, old newspapers, candy wrappers and sticky suckers have a place and it's called a garbage can, not the interior of your car. During our weekly Board Tour meeting an agent stood up and told everyone how he has gained other people's clients because their car was filthy and unkempt. I can believe it!
Take heed salespeople. You could lose your clients due to a poor first impression.
Some options to ensure a pristine vehicle:
- Avoid eating and drinking on the go
- Look at the interior from the clients view
- Get the seats deep cleaned every few months
- Take everything with you as you leave every time
- Pay someone to wash and detail once a week
- Buy a discount booklet from the local car wash business
If you take the time to dress appropriately for your clients, maintain the same high standards for your car and they will most definitely appreciate it. And that agent with the unclean vehicle will have to find other ways to gain clients!
No "Riding Dirty!" here!
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