Atlanta Buckhead Midtown - Flowers - Foundation For Work Relationships

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside

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

 

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Comments (11)

Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Lynn:

What a clever, and thoughtful, thing to do for your buyers and sellers. No doubt it is well appreciated. Thanks for your entry in the May contest.

Jeff

May 31, 2021 11:50 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Jeff Dowler, CRS 
Yes, often a pleasant surprise. I also bring LaCroix or Perrier and snacks when taking people out to look at homes. Finding the right place is definitely hard work! All the best - Lynn

May 31, 2021 11:22 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Lynn,  Thank you for sharing this great idea, and your reasoning behind it.  Sounds like a wonderful way to start a work relationship.

May 31, 2021 01:03 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Bob Crane 
Yes, my goal is "a wonderful way to start a work relationship."
Thanks for stopping by! Lynn

May 31, 2021 11:23 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Oh Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727 - What a beautiful way to establish root into a beautiful and trusting relationship. And the best part, it's so natural. Not forced. In addition to growth and opportunity there's appreciation. This is a great example of blooming healthy with positive energy given and received. Thank  you for another creative way to live in harmony with others. 

May 31, 2021 02:24 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 
Your comments always make me smile!
Have a great day - Lynn

May 31, 2021 11:24 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Establishing good relationships from the start is smart business Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727. Flowers are always a beautiful way to share a part of yourself and to create a great first and last impression! Thank you for the entry to ActiveRain May Contest - Life is a Story.

May 31, 2021 02:41 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 
Like the old phone book ads - "Let your fingers do the walking." but now "Let the beauty start the conversation."
Take care - Lynn

May 31, 2021 11:26 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Lynn - showing you care is an important gift.  And it's genuine. 

May 31, 2021 04:44 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Michael Jacobs   Genuine is right! LOL - sometimes I do get a bit obsessive about getting the mionimal arrangement just right. But as Seth Godin teaches, doesn't matter how perfect it is if you don't deliver!!!  Lynn

May 31, 2021 11:28 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Again another awesome idea of how to begin a 'blooming' relationship with a new client Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727 !  I have never thought of this, as in like never.  I love this idea!!

May 31, 2021 05:48 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker 
Your praise means a lot to me. Over the years, I have always admired your creativity. Just  passed my 10th Anniversary writing in the 'Rain. The AR community has enhanced my life since my first day. Hard to believe that it has been both so many years and so few at the same time. All the best - Lynn

May 31, 2021 11:33 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lynn it is important for all of us to do what little or what lot we can and what an awesome idea.... if everyone did something good the world would be a much better place, Endre

May 31, 2021 07:05 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Endre Barath, Jr. 
Yes - we each can make the world a better place...


BTW - Keep thinking what a cute kid you were! And a handsome teenager too! There we were in the same town and never even knew it! Thanks for stopping by - Lynn

May 31, 2021 11:36 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Lynn a simple but creative idea to begin forming a relationship.

Jun 01, 2021 04:24 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Flowers are a great way to spread joy and when used properly convey our emotions. Not to mention you reduce the load at a landfill

Jun 02, 2021 05:52 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Charming and disarming. Flowers are a delightful way to kick off a relationship. Good for you - and I appreciate the lack of a vase for sellers. You are right, it would be one more darn thing to pack! Ha. 

Jun 05, 2021 12:50 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Nice Patricia. Some beautiful flowers start the day of right! Jeff 😎

Jun 11, 2021 04:05 PM