I jump in my vehicle and set off to travel several hundred kilometres. Distance is one of the biggest challenges rural agents face, but I have a real passion for rural marketing and working with country people so I don’t mind the travel at all.
The trip out to a property can take a few hours. Mobile coverage is bit patchy out on the road, but when service allows I like to get some work done while I’m driving – mobile phone in the cradle and on speaker of course!
Typically, by the time I’ve arrived at my appointment I’ve made numerous calls to clients, fielded incoming enquiries and followed up any leads. Having access to email while I’m out of the office is also essential, as it means all offers and negotiations can be communicated in writing – in particular when distance or time make it impractical to have a face-to-face discussion.