Some clients make for a rich working relationship while others are just bad business. Mary Rowland talks with advisor Ross Levin in her book “Best Practices for Financial Advisors” to identify the four main types of clients you may encounter and how to deal with them.
The Greedy Client – These clients are hard to please and may expect the impossible. If your client has moved around a lot in his professional career, you may be dealing with a greedy client.
The Relationship Client – These clients want to build a relationship with you and will spend most of your meetings with them talking about their lives. It can be difficult to determine boundaries with these clients. Take the time to summarize meetings in writing so you both have something to look back on.