It’s the weather – and we all catch ourselves complaining about it. For me, I catch myself complaining about the heat while driving and the dash thermometer says 99 degrees. (I talk to my dashboard a lot)
I had clients here from Indiana the last two days, and they were wilting in the “hotter than normal” weather here in Gainesville. We looked at condos and town homes all over town, yet they are happy and on their way home.
Lately, so many of my colleagues have said, “it’s just too hot to be out showing properties”. Well, if it’s just too hot, then why not take some time (in the AC) to check on your RUSTY TOOLS.
Don’t get the Summertime Blues….use this time to check on your tools.
As Professionals we have a large tool box full of what helps us conduct our business.
What are your business tools?
Here’s a list:
1. YOURSELF – Make a list of 3 things you would like to do for yourself (just yourself). It can be something silly. Set a goal to get at least one of them done THIS WEEK. Go ahead, give yourself a treat and think of it as a reward for job well done!
2. YOUR Database & Sphere of Influence – Take some time and sort & qualify your database. Know who your A+ clients are and take some time to stay in the AC and write some personal notes to these A+ clients. Pick up the phone and call your handyman or home inspector and tell them how much you appreciate their services. You just might make someone’s day with your note or call.
3. YOUR Face to Face Network – Take someone out to lunch or coffee. Stay in the AC and give someone in your face-to-face network a call and say ” let’s have lunch”. You can share a meal at talk about the market, the gossip, the new latest thing, etc. It’s a great way to improve items #1 and #2 above too.
4. YOUR Internet Presence – Update your web site, your blog site, your Flickr, your Facebook. There are so many outlets for your ON-Line presence. Join a network – or start lurking in a Network to just observe and learn. Attend an online webinar. There are so many “in the AC” options to do online. It’s a FREE encyclopedia for unlimited info on HOW TO DO this or HOW TO DO that. Start by just GOOGLE-ing yourself. Your online presence is how the PUBLIC will find you.
So if you’ve got the Summertime Blues….check on your RUSTY TOOLS.