‘Mom…Mom…Mom!!’ ‘Not Now, Honey, I’m Talking to the Leasing Agent!’

From the perspective of kids, apartment hunting is painfully boring. So when they flip out, you lose the parent’s attention. Here's how to avoid losing a prospective resident, too. 

Some kids are quiet, sweet, and completely respectful when their parents are trying to talk with someone. This does not describe my kids. My kids are incredibly talkative and energetic, and when they were younger, having an adult conversation while they were around was an exercise in extreme patience. As a leasing consultant, if one of these families walks through the door, the key to that lease very well may depend on your ability to provide a bit of quiet to allow a normal conversation with the parents!

From a kid’s perspective, apartment hunting has got to be painfully boring. They might be interested as you walk by the pool or playground, but a discussion about the family’s needs in an apartment, especially when they have had the same discussion five other times that day, is going to drive those kids bonkers. And when they flip out, then you have lost the parent’s attention, as well as the sale. So the key is to distract, distract, distract!   

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