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Will you make more deals if you upgrade your car?

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Mortgage Professional America | 23 Oct 2014, 07:59 AM Agree 0
What do you drive? How much of an impression do you rely on your image to make for you?

  • Bruce | | 23 Oct 2014, 08:24 AM Agree 0
    Maybe I should upgrade my vehicle to improve my business. I'm still driving my 2001 Explorer Sport Trac I bought brand new. Still runs great and it's been paid for since 2005.
  • Carrie | | 23 Oct 2014, 10:26 AM Agree 0
    Although I wouldn't suggest something old like a Datsun B-210, having an older car shouldn't be an issue as long as it is kept clean and doesn't look like it's used for a demolition derby. I feel what's more important is professional appearance and being (or looking) organized. Nothing makes me more unsure about someone's ability as does a super messy desk with yesterday's lunch rotting away in the corner or a car with trash everywhere and an unidentified smell.
  • M Hipp | | 23 Oct 2014, 10:45 AM Agree 0
    Before I was ever in the mortgage industry, we were searching for our first home in San Antonio and picked a realtor based on the COMPANY's reputation, not the agent's. When she took us to show us homes in her car, I practically had to hold my breath and not scream with how messy and dirty the car was.

    I do agree with the part about keeping your car clean, waxed, washed and put the mess in the trunk. In the mortgage industry I don't have clients in my car, but they do see it when I go to closings and agents see it at events, etc. You don't have to spend a whole year's paycheck and look at leasing.....it's a good write off and you get a new car every year, it just doesn't have to be a Jaguar!
  • M Hipp | | 23 Oct 2014, 10:46 AM Agree 0
    Sorry I meant to say leasing get a new car every 5 years
  • loren | | 23 Oct 2014, 11:39 PM Agree 0
    "Will you make more deals if you upgrade your car?" ...I suppose if you have an extra payment or hole in your savings as a result of a new car that needs to be replaced with more net income, more deals. It comes down to your "why" and your motivation.
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