A Simple Coffee Meeting and a whole lot of inspiration!

Real Estate Sales Representative with Greater Calgary Real Estate

Have you ever just sat down for a coffee with someone that you have never met before and felt more inspired and excited about this business after you have talked to them.

I had just such a meeting yesterday with a Mortgage Broker that I have never dealt with before - Penny Donnan.  A past client of mine had just had a successful purchase on a great property and had used this Broker for the transaction.  I like to know what kind of service that they provide and always ask my clients their thoughts and in this case it was excellent.

Penny called me to see if I would be interested in meeting for coffee which I accepted due to the fact that my client was very impressed with the service she provided to him.  Many of the Mortgage Brokers in our area simply send out emails or call and it is difficult for me to even recommend them to clients without first getting an understanding of how they work and how they treat my clients.  I tend to refer people who work like I do.

Our meeting went well and although I probably talked way too much (something I do when my mind gets going with potential and excitement) I went away from that meeting with a renewed energy and excitement about this business.  Yes times have been challenging to say the least but when you are able to look past that and into the future potential it is very exhilarating and inspiring.

This coming year is going to be interesting and probably challenging as well but I am excited at the potential!  I have vowed as an early goal for next year to only surround myself with the kind of people that inspire and excite me about this business! 

Be positive, inspire and get excited while you are out there...just maybe it will catch on!


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Sandy McAlpine
Search Lake Norman Homes For Sale - Lake Norman NC

i tend to talk a bunch too!! i love coffee and "wine" meetings! check out my wine group www.lknwinegroup.com over 400 members and what a way to network!!!

Oct 31, 2008 03:06 AM #1
James Engel
Keller Williams Realty Beverly Hills - Beverly Hills, CA
KW Beverly Hills

We all need to expand our sphere of referrals, especially after we have lost some very close friends and colleagues to market conditions, I am glad this one turned out to be a great catch for you.

Oct 31, 2008 03:09 AM #2
Liz Loadholt
Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC - Mount Pleasant, SC
Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC

This is something we all need to do ---- expand our spheres. 

Liz Loadholt

Oct 31, 2008 03:22 AM #3
Jubal Bynoe
Core Mortgage LLC - Scottsdale, AZ

Good blog.

Oct 31, 2008 03:23 AM #4
Elaine Stewart
RE/MAX Palm Desert #1 Agent 2017 to 2010 - Palm Desert, CA
RE/MAX Consultants Palm Desert

Great idea, helps to learn about loan programs...and nothing like a good cup of coffee.

Dec 01, 2008 09:45 AM #5
Mary McGraw
GLREA - Rockford, MI
2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine!

Hi Jon, Great idea to reach out to new people! You never know when a great relationship will develop.

I just had to come over and comment on your blog. I was looking through my old blogs for a contest we are having in the ECO All-Stars group and I just realized ... you were the very first comment on my very first blog!

You didn't know you were my first, did you!!! LOL! I'm chuckling! Glad to see you are still here and still kicking! Thanks for the support that scary day so long ago!!! Just sharing the love!

Feb 16, 2009 02:48 PM #6
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