Home-Based Business Meets Real Estate Speak

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Home-based business owners can range from the completely professional with a kitted-out office with multiple computers and monitors, filing cabinets, printer, photocopier, fax etc. to someone sitting in their PJ’s watching soaps with a laptop which ‘working’ – sort of.

An, that’s okay – whatever works for you is good. But all of us have been caught occasionally having a late breakfast and not fully in business mode. The company line rings, you leap up, rush to the office, put on your professional voice and answer Acme Consulting, how may I help you? In an instant, you’ve been transformed from the guy in his pajamas to a well-respected business owner.

Unless the caller knows you well, he or she has no idea that you’re in your home and in a state of less than professional dress. So, what do they hear? Here’s a humorous look at what a home-based business owner might say and what the caller hears.

Do you recognize yourself?

What they hear:

“Could I put you on hold for a minute?”

What you mean:

“I’m just going to put the telephone receiver beside the radio while I scrounge through this stack of files to find your letter.”

What they hear:

“We’re expanding our facilities.”

What you mean:

“I’m cleaning out the closet for extra space.”

What they hear:

“Let me put you through to our accounts receivable department.”

What you mean:

“I’m just going to grab another cup of coffee – I’ll be right back.”

What they hear:

“We’re experiencing a period of unprecedented growth.”

What you mean:

“We’re expecting twins.”

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