“Opportunity Time”

Posted on August 10, 2011

“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 area…it 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