Since the start of the pandemic, I have pretty much eliminated face to face meetings. I may have done 3 in the past 3 years and hundreds of virtual meetings. Of those three meetings in person one did not show up, so I am not only losing the actual time that I have blocked off for the meeting, I lose the time to get there and the time to get back. Which is a killer for productivity.
Virtual meetings are a whole different story. Yes I still block off the same amount of time to meet with the person, but if they are a no show it’s not a great loss of time. Typically I will wait in the online meeting room for up to 15 minutes after the start time, cause sometimes life happens. Then if they are a no show it’s no big deal, I can not miss a beat in my day and continue to stay productive.
When I started doing this 20 years ago, we didn’t have these options. When documents needed to be signed it was always in person, and driving all over town to meet with people was not very productive. Now in the digital age of online meeting software and digital signing programs it can all be done remotely. Saving everyone time and yet remaining productive.
Today I am thankful for the fact that our Canadian Girls did it again and won the Olympic Hockey Gold medal, that I don’t lose any productivity when clients don’t show up for virtual meetings and kids walking to school cause the weather is nice.
I look forward to hearing from you in regard to your mortgage needs.
p.s.s- I should tell you that I am licensed in Nova Scotia, Ontario(M18001555) & in British Columbia(BCFSA #504098).
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