Quick back-story. I was recruited to an Independent firm after working for 11 years in Marketing/Project Management. I have zero experience in finance, but didn't have too much trouble with the tests just through dedicated studying. I've passed my S7, S66, and insurance tests. I moved to a new town to open an office with the guy who recruited me. This town is, like most, inundated with FAs. The FA:resident ratio is off the charts.
The guy I'm working with is a former EJ guy and swears by door-knocking. I've been out for 4 days and have maybe 30 numbers total. EVERYONE (okay so not everyone but a striking percent) are telling me they "already have a guy," which is expected, but what they're also telling me is that they're very happy with their guy. Talking with others, I'm hearing to just move on to the next one. But with the vast numbers of people saying this I'd be moving on a lot. I'm just wondering if anyone has any genuine advice on how (or if they even try) to overcome this objection.
I know there's other threads on this but most I found were 4+ years old. Just looking for a fresh take. Much appreciated for the time and help here.