I have never been to a wedding with 600 crazy Brazilians before. This past Saturday it happened. My partner’s brother got married and it was quite the shindig. Started at 10 p.m. till 5 a.m. I need a day to recover from this one!
One of the things I love recovering from is the shock when random strangers give me referrals to listings.
I guess I shouldn’t be shocked. Because I am always asking for referrals.
Especially with clients I am working with right now.
I got a listing lead about 3 months ago from meeting with a buyer on our very first meeting. I don’t really work with that many buyers (my partner does), but like to be involved with the initial meeting. I love meeting new people.
So I asked this new buyer in our first meeting if they new of anyone thinking of selling. I usually use the line, “Our market is crazy right now for buyers because we need more listings. Who do you know that might be thinking of selling?”. You can change it up to fit your circumstances.
But I am always asking new buyers, new sellers, my SOI, etc. Try to work it in the conversation in a natural way and you will be surprised many times just like I continue to be. This is what Epic listing agents do.
So the takeaway here is to get in the habit of always asking everyone for referrals to listings.
Don’t be shy about it.
Develop the habit so often it becomes a part of you.
Always be asking