In last week’s post I talked about life and real estate being a contact sport. Meaning, success comes from connecting with others.
Then I was in a class where the instructor talked about the value of colliding. Essentially being in contact with others. It’s value shows up in lots of different ways:
- Being at the office and chatting with other agents and finding out about an upcoming listing that is perfect for your buyers.
- Meeting someone at an event that just moved to the area and needs help finding a house
- Having lunch with a past client for lunch and finding out they are contemplating a move
On the outside these all might seem like lucky accidents that lead to success. Yet, they can be done intentionally.
- You can choose to work at the office vs your house
- You can choose to attend an event and have fun connecting with others rather than skipping it or hiding out in the corner
- You can choose to stay connected with your clients and build a relationship outside of the transaction.
The conversations recently centered around, what do you do when you can’t collide? Offices are closed, events are canceled. It’s easy to feel fairly ba humbug about the whole thing.
The reality, though, is that there are always obstacles to connecting with others. Time, insecurity, etc. Recent events have added some new ones, but don’t get caught up in thinking that connecting isn’t possible.
Here are some ways to stay in contact aka collide:
- Pick up the phone. It sounds silly, but you would be amazed at how much more comes out of a phone call than a text.
- Stay connected with agents.
- Up your social media game. You don’t have to be on stories 85 times a day. Post a little, comment and better yet – call a lot.
- Organize a walk to check out the holiday lights in your neighborhood.
It’s all about being creative and having fun.
To your success!