Successful real estate agents are always ready to help their clients. One definition of being ready at all times is keeping these 8 things in your car at all times.
- Keep a list of your service providers in your car for your immediate access at all times. Not everyone, including you and your clients, is a lender, a roofer, an electrician, a plumber, a whatever. Your clients will love that you are so well prepared to have that list of reputable industry professionals at your fingertips. Plus, it’s your job to have cultivated such a network of professionals in order to best serve your clients.
- Keep an extra makeup/grooming kit in your car. Who knows when a client decides to simply show up unannounced? Keep the tools that help you look your best in your car at all times…comb, brush, mascara, blush, razor, gel, etc.
- Have one or two pressed shirts and/or one or two pressed tops/skirts/pants/dresses with you at all times. You never know if/when you’ll spill something on what you wore out of the house in the morning.
- Keep an air freshener on hand at all times. Who knows when the house you’re showing to your client was last shown. It may have a distracting odor you’d prefer your current clients don’t notice. Arrive before your clients, spray with air freshener, open some windows and allow fresh, clean air to greet your clients as they enter the front door.
- Keep some energy snacks in your car. Have some granola bars, trail mix, easy snacks on hand to carry you through busy, non-lunch days and the afternoon lapse time.
- Make sure you have a phone charger with you at all times. Having no phone, i.e. no battery life in your phone, means that you are not available to your existing and future clients. And if you’re not available, those clients will find another real estate agent who is.
- Keep some dog treats in your car’s glove compartment. If 60 is the new 40, then dogs are the new family, particularly to empty nesters and/or childless millennials. You dog loving clients will love that you love dogs so much that you have dog treats. One caveat…before you offer the treat, ask the dog owner’s permission firs as the dog may be allergic or on some sort of special diet.
- Keep your mouth and breath fresh at all times by having a breath spray (tooth paste and tooth brush would be even better) in your car.