The gym can be a great resource for real estate agents to pick up leads. Can you imagine anything better than getting a pump, an overpriced protein smoothie, and a new buyer all in the same place? I certainly can’t. But, how do you do this? How do you interrupt someone’s workout to tell them you are in real estate? How do you start a conversation without a fifth of vodka in your system with a complete stranger wearing headphones? You have to be subtle, timely, and confident. More importantly, you have to listen to follow these techniques.
Be there early in the morning or late at night: First off, you are delusional if you think you are going to pick up a lead at noon on a Wednesday. Not only are there less people at the gym, but the people you do talk to will think you are doing zero business because you are doing calf presses in the middle of the day. So, make sure you are there before 9AM or after 6PM. Nobody wants to work with someone who isn’t busy.
Ask for a spot:
One of the best ways to start a conversation at the gym is to ask for a spot. Go straight to the bench press (like you were going to do anyway) and ask someone to spot you or work in. Now that you have them cornered, bring up your occupation and force them to sell their home.
Drop your keys: If you drive a nice car, “accidentally” drop your keys while you are bending over to adjust the incline bench seat. This will show you are moderately successful. They don’t know it’s a lease. This will spark people’s interest and make them curious about what you do.
Talk on the phone real loud about business:
Hover around the tricep machine and scream on the phone about a current transaction. This will show everyone how busy and important you are.
Wear your real estate name tag: Just kidding don’t.
Wear a estate related shirt: Wait, where do I get a real estate related shirt? Keller Williams doesn’t have red tank tops? Obviously you buy this shirt/tank top and wear it literally everywhere. Click on my shop: http://www.thebrokeagent.com/shop/yeah-im-in-real-estate-tee
You want to rep buyers not renters right? Eat the $200 a month and write it off as a business expense. Spend the majority of your time in the sauna talking to naked men and women about how good it is to get rid of the toxins in your body. After providing them with a little nutritional value, you can then begin your sales pitch. Also, according to this photo you can meet elves which is also pretty cool. I always wanted to speak Elvish.
There you have it. Now, go to the gym, drop your Honda keys, and get some listings!