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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 ?
Vanstone's boisterous rejoicings over his new prospects with a mild and mute surprise.
But Elizabeth had now recollected herself, and making a strong effort for it, was able to assure with tolerable firmness that the prospect of their relationship was highly grateful to her, and that she wished her all imaginable happiness.
The prospect from the summit was grand but disheartening.
Before we had been long in our new abode, an unexpected change in our prospects took place.
The unhappy state of his own affairs was the one idea which occupied the brain of Nicholas, walk as fast as he would; and when he tried to dislodge it by speculating on the situation and prospects of the people who surrounded him, he caught himself, in a few seconds, contrasting their condition with his own, and gliding almost imperceptibly back into his old train of thought again.
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.
Four hundred pounds a year, and no prospect of ever making more unless I sweat for it.
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.
Tell me, sincerely, what you think of him: is he changed for the better, or is there a prospect of improvement, as he grows a man?
Between the commencement and termination of such a period, there would always be a considerable interval, in which the prospect of annihilation would be sufficiently remote, not to have an improper effect upon the conduct of a man indued with a tolerable portion of fortitude; and in which he might reasonably promise himself, that there would be time enough before it arrived, to make the community sensible of the propriety of the measures he might incline to pursue.
For by assigning to the Women the same two colours as were assigned to the Priests, the Revolutionists thereby ensured that, in certain positions, every Woman would appear like a Priest, and be treated with corresponding respect and deference -- a prospect that could not fail to attract the Female Sex in a mass.