Tomorrow late afternoon, a colleague and I are headed south to Richmond, Virginia for The Turning Point.
And, don't you know it! I wound up writing an offer today on a house with the sellers in Sri Lanka and sketchy email. The listing agent is a buddy from my Pardoe days, so that should help. That's why God invested the Internet and the Blackberry.
I'm pretty psyched! For the last couple of days, I've been listening to some of Buffini's CD's in my car, and what he says is pretty consistent with my values. What is not consistent is moi!
Most of my business is word of mouth. And the rest is from Open Houses. I've never made a cold call, chased an expired listing or knocked on doors in my long career. I was blessed with a lot of friends and former colleagues who gave me business from the beginning, and it's all been pretty accidental.
Listening to the CD's, one thing surprised me. Buffini is an Irishman! He even has a big of a brogue! The thing that didn't surprise me was how he got that people love their homes! And I so appreciate him for flying across the country to put on this workshop so soon after fires destroyed his own.
Assuming I can find internet access in Richmond, I'll keep you posted! If I can't find Internet access, I will probably get the shakes from Active Rain withdrawal DT's - I am such a freakin' addict!
Pat, take a deep breath - it's Richmond, not Sri Lanka. Of course there's going to be an Internet hook-up.