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    Lost business because of my car...

    So I drive an 05 EXT on 24s... and someone called me and told me the car I drive is unprofessional and they wouldnt let me sell their house. Is that rediculous or is it just me? What does my car have anything to do with my professionalism... I'm always in slacks and a dress shirt and very courteous to all my customers. Anybody else have this problem? In a way I'm kinda glad i'm not selling their house because if they are this anal now... imagine after i start working for them. So mad!!!!

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    Re: Lost business because of my car...

    Some people view the EXT so differently than a normal Escalade.. Nevermind if its hooked up... Personally I dont see any difference in the vehicle a person drives but maybe these people saw a hooked up truck and were like this guy is young and whatever.. everytime i step out of my truck its either i have a rich dad or im selling drugs.. it cant be just cuz i work my ass off to have nice things... people get impressions by your appearance and i guess a hooked up vehicle is not everyones idea of a hard working mature person... f "em in my opinion..

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    Re: Lost business because of my car...

    My cousin is a real estate agent and has an Escalade on 24s which he won’t use because of the same reason. He rather take his 745 which he just got some 22s for as well. He says that people look at him different if he shows up in the Caddy.

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    Re: Lost business because of my car...

    I am in Real Estate to and started working under my parents and I was told by a friend not to put 24's on b/c people will think Im unprofessional. I had talked to my dad and he said he doesnt see why it would really affect me, as long as I dont go crazy with the modifications, if anything it shows that at my age I am very successful and can afford to have nice things.

    I hate when people judge b/c they see rims on the car, or its done up very nice.

    Would they rather have someone pull up in a corolla to list their house? I mean you would think that having a $50-60K truck would show that you are pretty succesful at what you do and that you know your stuff.

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    Re: Lost business because of my car...

    What a bunch of a- holes! Let them sell their own house then, if they are going to be like that!

    I would totally understand if you "over-did" custom your car. Like have stickers or slamming it to the ground with air ride suspension. Also bumping your system pulling up to their house. Now that would be unprofessional.

    But if you just have a "clean" truck with nice wheels, that looks classy enough, and should be okay and look professional


    Thats my .02 cents

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    Re: Lost business because of my car...

    because its an immature car. its like bling bling and stuff. you wanna get profesionall get a sedan, a benz s-class or a beemer. never show up with those porn cars like cadillac, ferarri or something. a pimped car shows you got the $$, but you waste it on unnecessary stuff.

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    Re: Lost business because of my car...

    I sell high end real estate, I drive my Grand Cherokee or SRX for listing and selling homes, I learned from one of my first teachers to never show up driving a more expensive car than your client.

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    Re: Lost business because of my car...

    I guess after reading and putting more thoughts to this, its probably best to just drive a "regular" car or truck. Maybe an Expedition or a Honda Accord, etc

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    Re: Lost business because of my car...

    I have a 04 EXT with 22's. I sell apartment buildings (investment properties). I get all kinds of compliments on my truck. My clients are very impressed by it. Never once has anyone said it was unprofessional. In fact I know it has helped me make a few sales. Its paid for itself and more.

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    Re: Lost business because of my car...

    someone mentioned this about a year ago saying that they lost business because of having an escalade on 24's. I say just buy a really cheap car and use that for your work. I have the jeep liberty for when I work or when i go to school. A lof of haters go to school.

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    Re: Lost business because of my car...

    Quote Originally Posted by fast66
    someone mentioned this about a year ago saying that they lost business because of having an escalade on 24's. I say just buy a really cheap car and use that for your work. I have the jeep liberty for when I work or when i go to school. A lof of haters go to school.
    you dont mean haters. you mean envyous, which expresses itself trough hate.

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    Re: Lost business because of my car...

    Quote Originally Posted by Lembeck
    I have a 04 EXT with 22's. I sell apartment buildings (investment properties). I get all kinds of compliments on my truck. My clients are very impressed by it. Never once has anyone said it was unprofessional. In fact I know it has helped me make a few sales. Its paid for itself and more.
    Commerical is different, you can get away with driving nicer cars, you clients think you are doing good and want to give you their business, residential is very different, people are quick to judge you

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    Re: Lost business because of my car...

    The truth about being in sales is that you are first selling yourself.

    The "conservative image" is the best approach, and not a weak image (driving a Yugo). A BMW-5 Series costs about the same as a lade, but will certainly telegraph a completely different picture about you.

    You're young too, so you have to work harder to project maturity and experience. You might feel that you should be able to "be yourself", but when your livelyhood depends on how others see you, you're better off giving them what they want.

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    Re: Lost business because of my car...

    I have already mentioned how this works in my professions (Attorney), I can not have 24's on my '07 like I did my '03, because of the negative reaction I will get.


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    Re: Lost business because of my car...

    Quote Originally Posted by vietfob714
    So I drive an 05 EXT on 24s... and someone called me and told me the car I drive is unprofessional and they wouldnt let me sell their house. Is that rediculous or is it just me? What does my car have anything to do with my professionalism... I'm always in slacks and a dress shirt and very courteous to all my customers. Anybody else have this problem? In a way I'm kinda glad i'm not selling their house because if they are this anal now... imagine after i start working for them. So mad!!!!
    What RE company do you work for? Im a Title Rep in HB and I do hear stuff like that all the time especially since most of my clients are twice my age. Dont think it has ever really put me at a disadvantage against my competitors though.

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