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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

"Opportunity Time"

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."
Right now, as I write this post, I am on 'floor duty', otherwise known as opportunity time. A lot of the more seasoned agents don't do floor time anymore...Me? I still like floor duty. In addition to watching all the comings & goings at the front desk...which by the way today it's a very active reception also gives me an opportunity to greet the passer-bys that take the time to step up to our picture windows to look at the brochures that are posted out front and grab a few magazines that are in racks by our entrance. Most people don't really want to be approached...they are just window shopping, and dreaming, and not ready to buy...But, offering them a cold bottle of water, a free map, and my 30 years of experience, many times I can get them inside to sit and chat about one of my loves: Naples!
Yesterday one of my co-workers closed a sale that was a result of a floor call. She got a call from a buyer that was staying at The Ritz, who specifically phoned Coldwell Banker because our brand was familiar to them...This particular agent is one of the hardest working agents in our office. She deserves good things to happen to her...She was filling in for a seasoned agent who did not show up for floor duty and who has since left our company in search of greener pastures! Ironically, the price tag of the home that this 'floor call' purchased exceeded $8 million dollars--One of the highest recorded sales in Naples this year! Now, this is what I call 'opportunity time'! Congratulations to my esteemed colleague, and to Coldwell Banker! The strength of our brand is evident everyday, our location on 5th Avenue south is the best in town, and success is available each day for those who know they create their own luck when preparation meets opportunity time!
So, here I am waiting for that call from The Ritz--I'm feeling pretty lucky today, too! Hope to hear from you soon! 239.370.0574
Thanks, and make it a great day,
The Naples Real Estate Blogger


  1. Hi Michele,

    Floor duty… what the heck is that? Just kidding, I am new to Real Estate and I am on floor duty all the time. I do not mind it but I would rather be out walking door to door to build my business. Have you ever gone door to door? What are the best ways that you found to build your business?
    Thanks Chris

  2. I love going door to door. It is especially good a day or two before you have an open house. Invite all the neighbors to come to your open house. You will gain information regarding the neighborhood and they will keep you in mind when they are ready to sell.
    Lori Yager Allen Tate Realtors Greensboro, NC