I don’t – ever. There is either a real person across the table or it’s me and my laptop – either way lunch is productive. That sometimes presents some difficulties, but, hey, it’s great most of the time.
Like yesterday, for instance. I had the pleasure of sharing a table with Dale Price. It was our first “real” meeting.
Dale is a Loan Officer from HomeFirst Mortgage. Last week I received an email from her that clearly defined her dedication to the client services aspect of the real estate industry. Sounded a lot like my philosophy, so I asked her if she was interested in producing some material to consider for the blog. She was, and she invited me to lunch.
It was lots of fun having a great meal and getting to know somebody new. You’d be surprised how often people you don’t know, but would like to, will not turn down an invitation to eat. Great connections, possible friendships, and likely self improvement is often the main course.