Darleen McCullen, REALTOR®, Broker
Keller Williams Realty
I had something really cool happen to me on Friday morning. I was sitting in Camille's Sidewalk Cafe in Brier Creek having breakfast, and my phone rung. (I try to make it a point to not have extended phone conversations in public, as I find it quite annoying when others do it. However, I was sitting at the back of the restaurant on the couches - away from most patrons so I picked up.)
The person who phoned was the Listing Agent responding to my phone call regarding my questions about the Sellers' counter offer Buyer client. We talked through the offer - and I clearly outlined my client's position on certain items. (The Listing Agent and I had a very pleasant conversation - and each of us walked away feeling good about the possibility of sealing the deal.) I then called my client to provide an update to her.
Fast forward a few minutes...a gentleman who was sitting nearby working on his laptop walked over and requested my business card. He indicated that he'd overheard me negotiating on the phone and was impressed with my skill. What a compliment! (I apologized if I disturbed him - because I know that my voice sometimes "carries".) :-) He informed me that my voice wasn't loud at all. (Thank goodness!)
My interaction with the gentleman really made my day - and started me to thinking about the fact that we, as real estate professionals, never know who is watching or listening.
If this gentleman has a real estate need - chances are, he's going to call.
We should always be on our best behavior in public (and in private, too, for that matter!) because it could make the difference between a impressing a potentially new client - or further perpetuating the negative stereotype that some in the Public have about real estate agents.
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