My colleagues gasp when I announce proudly that I enjoy making house calls. But it’s true. When I started out, it was a necessary way to building my business. But at this point, I keep making house calls for other reasons.
- Clients feel more comfortable at home. Especially older folks and those with physical problems that make traveling difficult. For others, talking with a lawyer is nerve wracking, and seen more as a necessary evil when they need to get their affairs in order. The more comfortable that a client feels, the better information I can gather to put together a plan to suit their needs.
- I enjoy getting out of the office. My days are spent agonizing over words in between a flurry of office appointments, phone calls, and emails. I welcome the change of scenery, and the occasional adventure. Seeing homes, visiting farms, hearing stories, and meeting grandkids (and pets) provides a window into my clients’ lives that I can’t duplicate in the office.
So if meeting meeting at your place instead of downtown makes the difference between leaving your affairs to chance versus putting a plan in place, just let me know. My office is cozy, but I’m happy to make a house call.