Sure, you may get a majority of clients through Zillow, word of mouth, and your online presence — but every once in a while, you may find a client in an unexpected way.
This piqued our interest, so we turned to the Premier Agent community and asked them to share the oddest places and situations they’ve encountered a business opportunity.
Chatting with the doctor just before going under the knife. The surgeon bought a home just four weeks later.
Hopefully you’re fortunate enough to not find yourself conversing with a surgeon on a regular basis, but this agent’s story just goes to show that you could find serious home shoppers in the most random of settings.
Story credit: John Ames, Premier Agent in Saint George, UT
While 30,000 feet up, flying to Las Vegas. I’ll never rush to pop in those headphones again.
Many of us dash to our seats, turn on a plane-ready playlist and take a nap. The people you meet while traveling may be looking to purchase their first home or sell their investment property. Introduce yourself and ask your seat buddy about their travel plans. You never know where the conversation may go.
Story credit: Tracy Venturi, Premier Agent in Albuquerque, NM
Holding the door open for a stranger.
Besides perpetuating day-brightening random acts of kindness, being polite to passersby is one way to make an introduction. Manners win and great first impressions really do pay off!
Story credit: Cyndi Lesinski, Premier Agent in Valencia, CA
The barista’s boyfriend. Foam art latte cheers all around.
You see the same faces each week — your dry cleaner, the friendly clerk at the gas station, the woman who trims your split ends — but do you inquire if they or someone they know is looking to buy or sell a home? It doesn’t hurt to ask and the outcome could be a win-win.
Story credit: Vija Williams, Premier Agent in Kirkland, WA
Tinder. Apparently, it’s not just for dating.
OK, this last story is quite unusual, but it just proves a point. You may connect with a client when you’re off the clock, practicing the “life” half of your work-life balance.
Story credit: Renae Gibson, Premier Agent in Houston, TX
Over to you! What’s the strangest place or situation in which you’ve met a home shopper?