How much would a customer/buyer be willing to pay for the advice to *not* move to Charlottesville?
(hint: the real answer is “priceless”)
Not e that this isn’t a bitter, woe is me post; it’s a legitimate question.
A few weeks ago, I spent a full day with prospective Charlottesville residents, wonderful people who were evaluating whether Charlottesville is right for them. Ultimately, with my help, guidance, expert advice and insight, they decided that Charlottesville is not the right place for them. (that’s ok, Charlottesville’s a great place to live, but we can’t be everything to everyone!)
Thank you so much for spending the day with us in Charlottesville. You should be hired by the Chamber of Commerce, you are absolutely a great cheerleader for your town. Unfortunately, it appears that Charlottesville does not have our primary requirement â€¦
My question is – what is coming to that decision worth?
Every meeting with a new potential client is a job interview in which we each are respectively evaluating whether we want to work together; that is the nature of a commission-based business. But â€¦ what’s it worth to have a professional real estate agent help you determine that the impressions you had gleaned from the inter webs might not be completely on point. That you probably won’t be as happy here as you thought.
Would it be reasonable to set a consultation fee or retainer?