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What Am I Interrupting?

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What am I interrupting?

That is the question when making a call to someone. If they are with a client, in a settlement, showing a house, playing with their kids, or watching Netflix, they can let me know and quickly hang up. My goal is NOT to interrupt your day. If you are occupied or don’t choose to talk, it’s an easy way out.

When asking this question, I’ve received some interesting answers. This morning I spoke with Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417  Her response: I’m on the treadmill. But I will turn the speed down a bit, and she chose to continue with the call.

For those who are reluctant to initiate a call, not wanting to “bother” anyone ...the ‘What am I interrupting” question is a way to start a conversation.

Feel free to say you are busy or do not have time to chat.

Cold calling is NOT what I do!

I’m calling people I care about because I have something to share, ask a question, talk about their blog, or a comment made on mine.  I might be returning a call, giving a referral, or just calling my buyers and sellers to stay in touch.

After all, it’s only a phone call.

So no problem asking:

What am I interrupting?

 

 Margaret Rome

 

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