Each day I sit in my office. I can't see the front door to my office, but I can hear it opening.
Everytime it opens, I look up from my task or computer to see who is walking in the doors for a tour of the community.
Sometimes it is a vendor looking for more business. People are desperate to find more business and have taken going door to door with business cards in hand. I always feel bad for having to tell them that we already have a pest control guy, gardeners, and maid services. They always look so sad. Then I tell them that I will keep their card on file and if I find that I have a need in the future I can call on them. Most times I get rewarded with a smile.
Other times there comes in a desperate looking man or man with resume in hand. They tell me they need a job and are willing to do anything. These are the people that I feel the worst for. I have to tell them that we are not hiring at the moment, but that they can submit an application and we would be happy to look at it if something should come up....
Most of the time in walk people of every type of back ground, ethnicity and personality. I make it my goal to treat these people as if they were the most important people in the world to me. If someone comes in that is grumpy or upset, I try my heardest to calm them and get them to smile. It doesn't matter to me if they are dressed crazy, tattooed, peirced, angry or scary looking. They are a person that I have the potential to lease to and I want to make a difference to them.
I enjoy the job I have and its always interesting to see who may pop around the corner each time my door opens.