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Feb 20, 2010 12:40 am

I've recently had a couple of laid off SAs from my old wire call me and ask me to have lunch / coffee. (I'm an RIA now - 2 years out.)
I just checked craigslist, which last time I looked was full of listing for SAs, but now nothing.
Obviously they're trolling for work. None of the SAs would be up to my standards, even if I was hiring. Which I'm not.
But, I'm taking the meetings because it's a small town, I want to be polite - and, well, who knows? ( I know I should be seeing clients and prospects)
Any advice?



Feb 20, 2010 11:07 am
san fran broker:

I've recently had a couple of laid off SAs from my old wire call me and ask me to have lunch / coffee. (I'm an RIA now - 2 years out.) I just checked craigslist, which last time I looked was full of listing for SAs, but now nothing.Obviously they're trolling for work. None of the SAs would be up to my standards, even if I was hiring. Which I'm not.But, I'm taking the meetings because it's a small town, I want to be polite - and, well, who knows? ( I know I should be seeing clients and prospects)Any advice?





are they hot?



san fran a small town?

Feb 20, 2010 12:18 pm
Shania Twain:




are they hot?



san fran a small town?



RE: Hotness. It's a mixed bag. But, my wife is too.

San Francisco's only got 800k people. Biggest little town in the world. If I was rude - it would get around. I have a reputation for arrogance, but niceness. When I'm stealing accounts from brokers at my old office, I find that the SAs and ops people have been generally nice to my SAs around ACATs and DTCs. I'd like to keep it that way.

Feb 20, 2010 6:02 pm
san fran broker:




But, my wife is too.







Ok.



But, your wife is well, your wife.



After two year of marriage, wives are removed from your hotness pool.



they remain in ours, of course.

Feb 21, 2010 10:35 am
Shania Twain:
san fran broker:


But, my wife is too.



Ok.

But, your wife is well, your wife.

After two year of marriage, wives are removed from your hotness pool.

they remain in ours, of course.









Feb 21, 2010 11:00 am

SA's worth their salt are few and far in between. You're right to take the meeting but unless their tip top why bring them on?

Feb 21, 2010 7:10 pm
BioFreeze:


[quote=san fran broker]

[

]You're married? To a girl?







a frisco dis?

not that there is anything wrong with that

Feb 21, 2010 7:14 pm





I happen to have a pix of my SA.    She high jumps on the side. she is good with clients in person

Feb 21, 2010 7:34 pm
Shania Twain:

I happen to have a pix of my SA.    She high jumps on the side. she is good with clients in person



Quality.

Feb 22, 2010 2:58 pm
Shania Twain:

a frisco dis?
not that there is anything wrong with that



Dissing comes with the territory. I wouldn't have named myself "San Fran Broker" if I wasn't prepared to get some crap. My smoking hot wife makes it easier when I step away from the keyboard. 
Fact is - for some reason - poorer people from the redder parts of the country see the defining characteristic of San Francisco as homosexuality. They don't think Silicon Valley, Silicon Alley, Multimedia Gulch, Biotech - they think "mo"-land.
SF certainly does have a big gay community. But the increasing tolerance elsewhere in the country and the AIDS epidemic basically devastated the gay community in the city in the 1990s - it's not anything like South Beach, but it's certainly still a factor in local politics and culture. "The Castro" has become so un-gay that I hear people refer to it as
"Hayes Valley" now. Beyond Castro street exactly, it's mainly young, straight professional families living in what used to be a "gay neighborhood".
In all seriousness - gays make great clients - great savers, no kids, usually workaholics and rarely call. They tend to have above average income and most of the special planning issues relate to account titling and other easy value adds, as opposed to the more complex estate and education planning issues that come with people who have kids.
Feb 22, 2010 3:14 pm
san fran broker:
Shania Twain:

a frisco dis? not that there is anything wrong with that





Dissing comes with the territory. I wouldn't have named myself "San Fran Broker" if I wasn't prepared to get some crap. My smoking hot wife makes it easier when I step away from the keyboard.

Fact is - for some reason - poorer people from the redder parts of the country see the defining characteristic of San Francisco as homosexuality. They don't think Silicon Valley, Silicon Alley, Multimedia Gulch, Biotech - they think "mo"-land.

SF certainly does have a big gay community. But the increasing tolerance elsewhere in the country and the AIDS epidemic basically devastated the gay community in the city in the 1990s - it's not anything like South Beach, but it's certainly still a factor in local politics and culture. "The Castro" has become so un-gay that I hear people refer to it as

"Hayes Valley" now. Beyond Castro street exactly, it's mainly young, straight professional families living in what used to be a "gay neighborhood".

In all seriousness - gays make great clients - great savers, no kids, usually workaholics and rarely call. They tend to have above average income and most of the special planning issues relate to account titling and other easy value adds, as opposed to the more complex estate and education planning issues that come with people who have kids.







we are all equal.



we all just flawed humans doing our best.