prospect


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Prospect

1. A potential seller or buyer.

2. To network in order to find potential, new clients, especially for a brokerage.

prospect

To look for customers. For example, a registered representative may join a civic organization to prospect for new customers.

prospect

an individual or organization who is a possible buyer of a product.

prospect

A person who has indicated some interest in buying and who appears to have the desire and the ability to purchase.Contrast with suspect,who is someone identified as possibly having an interest in buying,but who has not yet been contacted or has not yet given any evidence of interest.

References in classic literature ?
This was a prospect to be dwelt on with a fondness that could be but half acknowledged.
I said that Prospect Point was as beautiful as ever -- and Miss Maria laughed.
Germaine, I might consider my prospects (in some degree, at least) as being prospects assured.
The man brightened into a new being at the prospect.
Of this chamber, Nicholas became the tenant; and having hired a few common articles of furniture from a neighbouring broker, and paid the first week's hire in advance, out of a small fund raised by the conversion of some spare clothes into ready money, he sat himself down to ruminate upon his prospects, which, like the prospect outside his window, were sufficiently confined and dingy.
The tired rambler could rest and warm himself by my fire, the literary amuse himself with the few books on my table, or the curious, by opening my closet door, see what was left of my dinner, and what prospect I had of a supper.
Graham took her camp-stool and drawing materials; and having begged Miss Millward to take charge of her precious son, and strictly enjoined him not to wander from his new guardian's side, she left us and proceeded along the steep, stony hill, to a loftier, more precipitous eminence at some distance, whence a still finer prospect was to be had, where she preferred taking her sketch, though some of the ladies told her it was a frightful place, and advised her not to attempt it.
It stood on the south-east side of a hill, but nearer the bottom than the top of it, so as to be sheltered from the north-east by a grove of old oaks which rose above it in a gradual ascent of near half a mile, and yet high enough to enjoy a most charming prospect of the valley beneath.
This lady died, but her lessons were indelibly impressed on the mind of Safie, who sickened at the prospect of again returning to Asia and being immured within the walls of a harem, allowed only to occupy herself with infantile amusements, ill-suited to the temper of her soul, now accustomed to grand ideas and a noble emulation for virtue.
Four hundred pounds a year, and no prospect of ever making more unless I sweat for it.
During the past year I had not managed my professional resources as carefully as usual; and my extravagance now limited me to the prospect of spending the autumn economically between my mother's cottage at Hampstead and my own chambers in town.
Maggie jumped up to kiss Tom as he entered, with strong feeling, at this first meeting since the prospect of returning to the Mill had been opened to him; and she kept his hand, leading him to the chair by her side.