Being a sports agent is supposed to mean that you handle your clients in the professional field and help them with landing beneficial deals and sign contracts. However, the reality is that you will have to handle way more than that, because your players need to be supervised and you will become, at some point, their caretaker. Given below is what you can do to facilitate your clients’ individual needs and wants.
Have a Doctor on Call
This does not mean that you have to have a doctor physically with you at all times. This means that you should have an institute for sports medicine or a private practitioner that you can send your clients to whenever they need to have operations performed on them.
Having an orthopaedic surgeon Singapore is highly recommended – the doctors and institutes there are efficient, cost effective and easily accessible – completely worth your money, to boot. This will be an easy call to make whenever a client needs a patch up job or some sort of operation to be done, with satisfaction and health guaranteed. The hassle of finding good people to facilitate your clients every time that they want a doctor is something you want to be dealing with, a few years down the line. Take steps now to secure your contacts.
You can meet your clients for a relaxed lunch once a month or something else informal where they catch you up on the happenings of their professional lives and you get to know about any issues that they have and that you can help fix. The relaxed atmosphere for non-emergent situations is highly recommended, because it not only boosts the client agent relationship, it helps in creating a trustworthy atmosphere so that your client is free to spill his secrets. His or her success is your success, and his or her issues are yours – being in the loop is what you must strive for, and from there, you can take steps to make your client’s career better.
Go to Practice
Make it a point to visit your clients after practice, so you can go in and sit in on said practices and gain insight into your client’s performance, whether he or she is being appreciated for their talents on the field or if she or he can do better at some other professional team or outfit. What they do not disclose to you, maybe because of their fear or losing you as an agent, is what you can gather by sitting in on practices. This gives you unique insight into your clients’ lives as well.
Treating a client is something all agents must do right, but arguably, your job as a sports agent is way more demanding – learn the ropes, however, and it will be a walk in the park.