Every salesperson can vividly remember their first day of cold calling—the mix of anticipation and fear, not to mention the countless hang-ups and colorful rejections.
After the first few calls, some quit and swear off cold calling forever, while others refine their skills and use it as an income producing activity for years to come. But all can agree—that first day of making calls is nerve-wracking for even the most confident of agents.
So when Aleksey Chernobelskiy turned to Twitter for advice on his first day of making calls, people were quick to chime in.
Starting my cold calling journey today— Aleksey Chernobelskiy (@chernobelskiy) June 12, 2023
What's your best piece of advice?
Cold Calling Advice
Advice from followers ranged from motivational pep talks to strategic insights. Here’s some of the best responses that caught our attention:
Aleksey didn’t stop with one post—he updated his followers throughout the day. Here’s how things started for him:
Me: I'm wondering if you have any time to discuss some options on your property?— Aleksey Chernobelskiy (@chernobelskiy) June 13, 2023
Answer: There are no options that involve you *hangs up*
What do you say guys? Good first day?! 🤣
To that, the advice from quite a few was to call back. Here’s a quick script for a call back from Bob Knakal:
And at the end of his first cold calling session, Aleksey summed it up with another post—one that many agents can relate to:
BAM’s Cold Calls Event
If you are ready to see some serious cold calling skills in action, then you definitely don’t want to miss BAM’s Cold Calling Event with Byron Lazine, Tom Toole, Emily White and Stacey Mitchell. The four real estate pros call past clients live on YouTube, giving you their best scripts and strategies to use. Check it out here:
After the session, BAMx members can join the group on Zoom for a debrief and Q&A session. Not a member yet? Sign up today!