Lessons From the Business Trenches

Recently I had a property buyer that was interested in one of the partners that my partner had in his inventory.  Sounds simple right? We had arranged the time with both the team member that was showing the house and the potential buyer. This was however right before I had left town to go visit family in northern Alberta for a few days.

I already know that I am a “terrible secretary” and make this joke often while on the phone.  Recently my partner and I had been dealing with those that generally do not miss meetings without giving lots of advance notice.  This was a lapse in judgement for sure, the morals are the of the story are the following:

1. always give the 2 parties each other’s numbers so they can contact each other in your absence (even if you think that absence is not likely to happen! Poop happens and you may not be available)

2. Always confirm meetings the day before and the day of – again back to poop happens

3. Keep confidentiality intact where needed and do not disclose numbers of those that could take objection to that (when in doubt always ask)

4. There are certain categories of clients that are less likely to show up that others (ask a property manager that does rental showings often) be aware of these and create systems accordingly.

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Happy new year to all! The very best for everyone in 2019

Respect The Hustle

Tim Reid

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About Tim Reid

About Tim Reid

Tim is a sophisticated real estate Investor and Telecommunications Engineer. He has completed projects in Calgary and the US, and has partnered with experts in all areas of real estate.

Tim is also a real estate educator/Mentor who is always willing to help new investors accelerate their business to the next level. Through holistic and custom courses Tim helps investors of all backgrounds reach their business goals faster.