Here is another tale from my "early years" on floor time:
This second "happening" occurred way back in about my third month in real estate ... and luckily, by that time I had learned quite a bit from Howard, my broker, about how to handle "floor time calls."My broker's office phone number was only one digit off from the number of a local "fine dining" restaurant nearby. I had already received a few wrong numbers asking for the restaurant. This one Saturday I received another call... asking to be connected to the "dining room."
By this time, I was feeling pretty good about my phone technique, and also on this particular Saturday, I was in a "playful" mood.
The caller asked to be connected to the "dining room." I answered... "Ma'am... I am sure you are trying to call the Quail Hollow Restaurant, but you have reached a real estate office by mistake."
"Our phone numbers are only one digit off. Although I cannot connect you to the Quail Hollow dining room, being a Realtor, I could very easily find you a brand new home with it's very own dining room."
The woman started laughing, and then told me that she and her husband actually had been talking about buying a home. We chatted some more, and after I gave her the correct phone number for the restaurant, I asked the woman if she would like to "set aside a time to get together" to look at homes. She said "Yes !"
My silly mood paid off. I ended up selling them a very nice home with a gorgeous dining room. They were so pleased that after they closed and moved in... they invited me over for the very first dinner they celebrated... in their very own dining room. Floor time can be profitable. Having a good attitude about floor time, and being a bit "creative" in handling the callers... can make success during floor time much more likely to happen.
What kinds of fun things have happened to YOU on floor time or sign calls ?
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