Most of them won’t say so, because they don’t want to appear rude. And of course, an Open House is a great way to get prospects in the door to see your place, right?
But if traffic is slow, an Open House can mean an entire afternoon hanging out by yourself in someone else’s spotless home, thinking about all the things on your to-do list that are waiting for you back at the office.
So one of the most effective things a realtor can do is get other agents to visit that house. And if they can get them to come not just once, but several times – it’s even better.
In college, I had a roommate who had a very clear, personal rule that said no one was to speak to her until she got back from her first class. To say that she was not a morning person was an understatement.
So I had a lot of fun with her.
“Good MORNING, Debbie! How are you this morning? Is this a great day, or what?!”
Depending on what you do, you may very well spend your days behind a closed door, working with one client at time, all day long.
That’s certainly the case with psychotherapists, some coaches, and holistic health practitioners such as massage therapists or acupuncturists. It may be the case, too, if you’re an herbalist, an attorney, or even a graphic designer.
(And if you work by phone or Skype, you may never see anyone but the cat!)
No need to complain, though. After all, isn’t that what it means to be a “solopreneur”?