The first joke I heard when I became a a Real Estate advisor was "Are you going to carry your clients around on your bike"? I am an avid bicycle commuter, and my friends can be very cheeky.
My answer is obviously no. When showing off million dollar plus properties, cruising around with your client in your front basket doesn't necessarily promote professionalism and success, but at the same time, there are exceptions to every rule.
Catering to your clients needs and knowing what they need from you as an agent is very important. A lot of my peers are bike first people and Vancouver is home to a lot of bike folk. In fact, there are now almost 100,000 bike trips a day in Vancouver. That's a 20% year-over-year increase. Read some more about it here.
We're coming into bike to work week and I'm happy to say I have a few showings with clients who would prefer to ride their bicycles on a warm summer evening as opposed to being chauffeured, and this suits me just fine.
I'm going to register my office as a team for Bike to Work Week. I'm optimistic that I will be able to get a few people to participate. I even hope to do a few more showings by bike in the future.