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Yes. We had one couple spend Thanksgiving with us. I was invited to anothers wedding reception. The wedding was in Hawaii. I missed that.
Pleasant Prairie, WI
We stay in touch with most of our clients and many have become friends and several are even in Real Estate School and planning to work with us.
Pleasant Prairie, WI
I try to keep in touch with everyone. Sometimes you become closer to some clients. Making friends is a great benefit of this job!
Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real estate is the best way to make new friends!
Yes, it's one of the many reasons I love what I do!
Absolutely. Most of our circle of friends in this area are former clients or friends of clients or affiliates in related businesses. My dearest friend is a gal I sold a lot to several years ago.
Yes, Some of them.
Yes, I form a bond with my clients and we are friends for life.
The vast majority become friends after closing and we end up doing things together and staying in touch long after the keys have changed hands. It's a natural progression from doing the best possible job you can for them and treating them like a fellow human being, not a "lead" or a commission.
My friends become my clients! My clients become friends! What a rewarding way to work!
Yes, absolutely. I've made some very good friends by working with them on a deal first. You get to know a lot about people in this career.
Yes! We've made some great friends along the way who we otherwise would have never met. It is certainly one of the best perks of being an agent!
Of course. It's going to happen spending that much time together looking for homes or helping with the sale as the list agent.
good answers from all, thanks
I keep in touch with some clients a little more than others, at least they get the monthly drip newsletter so they know I'm still alive...
More than 50% of my buyers and sellers have become very close friends and I am so grateful for those relationships. Great question.
I do a couple...but most are not usually close enough to home to do so.
That is two questions.
Stay in touch with past clients...YOU BET!
A friend is one who has proven themselves loyal and true and who has stood by your side even when they knew you were wrong.
In a lifetime, if you have 3 true friends you are rich, rich indeed.
And yes, one such family are within my circle that I call friend.
Absolutely! Not with all my clients, obviously. But some for sure. That's the fun part of our jobs--the relationships we form.
This job is a great opportunity to reach out to your community and get to know people. During the home search and transaction you become so close to some of them, that you remain their trusted adviser and sometimes become good friends. As many already mentioned: it is a benefit of the job.
William - Well, if they weren't friends before I worked with them, they most certainly will be friends after. I think that is a huge part of why I love this business so much.
100% yes! It's part of what makes my job rewarding!
Yes I have several clients that I'm good friends with.
Absolutely, I've got some great relationships with clients. I check in regularly with many of them for no other reason than to say hi. Others I've played sports with or have gotten to know a lot better after a settlement.
Yes, I make friends with most of my clients. Some of my best friends were my clients. I also make friends sometimes with prospects who do not buy or sell.
My dog makes friends with everyone who gets in my SUV.
Real friends? Yes, some do. Generally I have a warm relationship with all of my clients but with a busy life there is only so much room for real friends and regular contact.
Yes William it has happened a few times. I even met an old friend I had not seen in 45 years by accident when he called me up to list his property, that would make a good blog. You gave me a good idea,
Yes, yes, yes, most of them do. I love my Clients and they put up with me...
William Feela - all the time (barring a few exceptions where I prefer to limit the relationship to just that transaction)
Oh yes, a benefit of the job!
A lot of them! I think people hire an agent they have something in common with anyway... and then you get to know people so well during the process. It's inevitable & a great part of the job.
Although sometimes it can be a bit like that scene with Eddie Murphy in Haunted Mansion. Where he has a life, a family, and needs to get home. But the clients just want him to stay and drink and be buddies ;)
I do becomes friends with a lot of my clients. It's a really neat perk of the business.
Absolutely! In fact, those friendships are one of the best part of my real estate life. There are so many people I would never have met if I didn't sell real estate.Very rewarding.
Yes I have several clients I have became friends with.
Yes, especially if we connect on fb.
Always. This is true for Praful.
just looking back through some of the old Q and A's. Just leaving a comment so you know i was here :)
I do. I have many friends who are small business owners and due to the nature of small business you become friends over time. Your not a number like big box stores. Clients in lending have started to become friends but I've only been in this business four months.
yes, almost all
Most of them have become life-long friends. Our last three social engagements this week were with people we first met as real estate clients and now, as much as 25 to 30 years later, foster a friendship that we would not trade for anything. Occasionally, there's that person who no matter what happens, chooses to be a victim. When that happens, I do my best to complete the transaction in cordial terms. When the transaction is completed and all details are buttoned down, I proceed to take them out of my contact lists. Life is too short and our work is too demanding to work with bitter, difficult people.
95% of the time yes, I find that through our jobs we get to know so much about people- it is hard to not become attached!
Absolutely. Another of the perks of this business is that you get to meet a lot of very nice people. Some end up becoming your friends.
Yes many have became friends.
One of the best perks of Real Estate. I just spent an hour on the phone a couple of days ago with someone that I sold their home a couple of years ago. Some past clients I go to lunch with every so often.
30 years ago on Mother's day I sold a house to a young couple from Russia... they are still among our very best friends and they still are living in the house I sold them 30 years ago...
The had no idea it was Mother's day nor what Mother's day was all about and I had just stopped in the office to do some paper work...
My past clients have become great friends. When you get to know people like we do, its easy to become friends. I'm waiting for the day I run into someone grocery shopping. I love my clients!
Yes absolutely. And when my clients become friends, and their family use me as their agent, I become part of their family. It's all good.
Some do and we go to dinner, have them over and stay in touch very often. I enjoy many of my clients and like to do luch with many of them.