Okay, I have to admit, I LOVE referrals! When my phone rings and the person on the other end says they were referred to me, I just become elated. It’s like the biggest compliment I can receive from the friend or past client that referred me. When we enlist the services of any professional, we are usually looking for someone we can trust – someone proven who comes highly recommended and is willing to go the extra mile to help us achieve our goals and peace of mind.
And here are some additional built-in benefits consumers get working with referrals:
- Being referred is a testament the professional cares more about relationships than transactions.
- You save a lot of time and energy eliminating steps to research and look for someone you can trust.
- It adds a second level of accountability, the referred professional has vested interest to not only make sure you are satisfied but they have accountability to the person that referred you.
- They are more focused and spend more time providing exceptional service to their clients rather than spending time prospecting for new ones.
Working with referrals is a win-win for all parties involved. Think about the last time you referred someone or used the services of someone that was referred to you, how did your experience differ from finding someone on your own? Tell us about it, we would love to know!