Atlanta Buckhead Midtown
Flowers - Foundation For Work Relationships
In Atlanta, Buckhead, Midtown and on the Westside, flowers form foundations for work relationships.
Whenever I go to meet a new Buyer Client, I bring a minimal flower arrangement in a container that was destined for the Recycle bin. That gift addresses two core values of mine. First, I cherish every opportunity to share beauty. A close look at almost any flower is a glimpse into beauty and majesty in the natural world. Second, I am concerned about how much is added to land fills every year. By re-using a disposable container, I am not adding anything extra.
Interestingly, when working with a Buyer Client who will soon have to move, by using recylable containers, I avoid adding another possession to their moving work load! Positive side benefit...
Whenever I go to meet a new Seller Client, I bring a minimal flower arrangement in a container that was destined for the Recycle bin. Same thing as above just in reverse. The Seller has to scale down possessions. No need for a new vase!
What is the work benefit from my floral inclinations? Establishing a relationship from the beginning. The hard part of meeting with people one doesn't know at a VERY CRITICAL moment in their lives is learning to interact towards a positive result. Sometimes I bring more than one offering and let the person choose so we have even more opportunity to interact. Building the relationship is the goal. The transition about to occur is a major event - a Life Story. Right - Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP?
Interacting with Clients is so critical to our success in the property transition process.
- * Many times as REALTORS we discuss the importance of trust. Relationships develop trust as they grow.
- * Social Media gurus stress not just "selling" in online interactions. Especially when together, we must begin in a person-to-person mode.
By starting off with a non-real estate topic, I believe that we establish our interaction on a more balanced plane before we begin to discuss the tricky parts of the process. By that I mean counseling a Seller about needed repairs or a Buyer to adjust features wanted to funds available level. Neither of those would be good ways to begin establishing a work relationship.
When else do I marvel in the joy of flowers?
When I come home and find a Client left some amazing hydrangeas on the steps for me as a "Thank You". Seeing that alerts me that using flowers to spread of joy is now part of that person's life as well.
Not actually a flower but a Garden object...
Another Client gifted me with a wind direction indicator that his father had hand-crafted when I sold his parents' home. (Spinner? Weather vane?) He and his wife bought a "fifth wheel" and now travel all over the United States living on the road!
All the best - Lynn