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3 Benefits Of Working With A Local Financial AdvisorMonday, May 16th, 2016 | Matt Boyce
Your relationship with your financial advisor is one of the most personal relationships you will have in your life. Not only will you share your net worth, retirement plan and estate plan with your certified financial advisor — but you will also share your personal goals and some cases your financial dreams. Most, if not all, of these topics are considered extremely private as they are items you may not even disclose to your closest friends. Keeping this in mind, your relationship with your financial advisor should be a close one. And while technology allows you to connect with anyone in the world, at any time, we will focus on the three distinct benefits of working with a local financial advisor.
Communication, Communication, Communication
When it comes to managing your money, you want to make sure there is an open line of communication with your financial advisor. When you enlist the services of a local financial advisor you get the option of face-to-face meetings. Visual cues play a great role in communication because these cues often speak to the emotions that accompany your words. This is something that gets lost during a conference calls and even video calls. Essential Life Skills author, Z. Hereford, states, “Good communication skills are key to success in life, work and relationships. Without effective communication, a message can turn into error, misunderstanding, frustration, or even disaster by being misinterpreted or poorly delivered.” Without good communication there is a lot of room for errors, and by living a large distance from your financial advisor you are opening yourself up for additional challenges — none of which are welcomed when it comes to taking care of your money.
Building Trust And Sharing Goals
It doesn’t matter how you measure the success of your investment, to reach that success you need an advisor who is totally invested in you. In an article written for Forbes.com, Linking the World CEO, author Mina Chang shared why a face-to-face conversation is so important, even though we live in a digital world. Chang stated, “Face-to-face interactions built trust, understanding, and a real sense of a shared mission, and this has made all the difference in the world.” Face-to-face meetings go a long way towards establishing a true connection and building trust to the point where your goals, in so many ways, also become the goals of your financial advisor.
Scheduling Time Face-to Face
When it comes to investing, being able to schedule time with your financial advisor will become invaluable asset. While seemingly easy, if you are unable to walk into an office, this is not always the case. Being far away from your financial advisor means you have to start working around time zones and depend on the clarity of cell phones or Skype apps. While technology is great, it’s not always perfect. In many cases technology is simply an additional barrier between you and your advisor. The more barriers there are, the harder it is to build connection or loyalty with your advisor. With no connection, you can easily become just another number. But if they get to know you, see you, it is so much easier for them to care about you and want to work harder for you.
Don’t become just another number. Find a local Central Florida financial advisor who you can walk in and have a face-to-face conversation with about your wants and needs. American Financial Advisors has proudly assisted individuals and families of Central Florida with since 1989. Call today to speak with a knowledgeable representative at American Financial Advisors.
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