How Much Time Should A Realtor Spend Meeting with Clients?
How much time should a Realtor spend meeting with clients? It depends. At the first meeting, I spend as much time as they need. That can be an hour to 4 or 5 hours on the first meeting. Time spent is based on the clients’ need to feel comfortable and confident in the person they are hiring. Sometimes clients need to spend more time getting to know their Realtor, especially at the first meeting.
I met the nicest people this weekend who had previously worked with our team. This was the first time we met. Together, we walked their piece of rural real estate. It was such an interesting piece of property. There were many beautiful oak trees. This amazing pomegranate tree was just covered with fruit. We picked some fruit together and sat in the shade looking onto the property. There were so many wild turkeys about, too. What a glorious afternoon.
The clients were very warm and interesting people. I loved hearing about their life. She had very soulful eyes and beautiful long platinum hair. A very interesting conversationalist and an intelligent woman. We both share a love for animals. Her husband is a very nice man and you could see how much he cared for her. The time passed so quickly, four hours went by, and it seemed like time had stood still. My phone kept dinging with messages, but these people were my focus. I returned my calls after.
What I love most about my job is making that genuine connection with people. It is so important for clients to know they matter. Of course, we get paid our business — we are not a non-profit, but getting paid doesn’t mean we don’t care. Quite the opposite; we want every client to feel so important and when we close escrow, they are happy to pay us and feel they received premiere personalized service. That’s how you get 5-star reviews.
I’m so excited to work with this couple. I adore their acreage and will do a top-shelf job for them. How much time should a Realtor spend meeting with clients? As much time as is needed. When I walk out the door, they are satisfied that the time needed to market the property will be invested.
If you would like to sell your property and want a Realtor who is committed to helping you and not watching their phone every 5 minutes, contact Weintraub & Wallace Realtors at 916-233-6759.