William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.  (WHISPERING PINES REALTY)

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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Yes.  We had one couple spend Thanksgiving with us.  I was invited to anothers wedding reception.  The wedding was in Hawaii.  I missed that.

Mar 04, 2015 01:50 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

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.

Mar 03, 2015 12:15 PM
Eric Valente
Calabasas, CA

I try to keep in touch with everyone. Sometimes you become closer to some clients. Making friends is a great benefit of this job! 

Mar 03, 2015 11:36 AM
John Dotson
Preferred Properties of Highlands, Inc. - Highlands, NC - Highlands, NC
The experience to get you to the other side!

Real estate is the best way to make new friends!

Mar 04, 2015 10:22 AM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Quite often.  

Mar 04, 2015 09:02 AM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Yes, it's one of the many reasons I love what I do!

Mar 04, 2015 08:46 AM
Sandra Paulow
Aspen Properties, Inc. - Pinetop Lakeside, AZ
REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR

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. 

Mar 04, 2015 08:34 AM
Dana Basiliere
Rossi & Riina Real Estate - Williston, VT
Making deals "Happen"

Yes, Some of them. 

Mar 04, 2015 07:30 AM
Marilyn O'Donoghue
Long & Foster Avalon - Avalon, NJ

Yes, I form a bond with my clients and we are friends for life.

Mar 04, 2015 05:11 AM
Pat & Wayne Harriman
Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499 - Wallingford, CT
Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate

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.

Mar 04, 2015 03:21 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

My friends become my clients! My clients become friends! What a rewarding way to work!

Mar 04, 2015 02:58 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

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.

Mar 04, 2015 02:18 AM
Greg Mona
Hague Partners/72SOLDHUB - Scottsdale, AZ
Professional Real Estate Representation for YOU!

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!

Mar 04, 2015 02:10 AM
Michael Blue
Home Smart Realty West - Encinitas, CA
REALTOR - 760-889-8877, Encinitas/Carlsbad

Of course. It's going to happen spending that much time together looking for homes or helping with the sale as the list agent.

Mar 04, 2015 02:04 AM
Ron Aguilar
Gateway Mortgage Group - Saint George, UT
Mortgage & Real Estate Advisor since 1995

good answers from all, thanks

Mar 04, 2015 01:49 AM
Doyle Davison
Hawaiian Beaches Hawaii - 714-968-6767 - Huntington Beach, CA
30 years as your Concierge services listing broker

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...

Mar 04, 2015 01:35 AM
Anne Edwards Johnson
JPAR Real Estate - Austin, TX
Austin Realtor | HookemhomesATX (512)917-5260

More than 50% of my buyers and sellers have become very close friends and I am so grateful for those relationships.  Great question. 

Mar 04, 2015 01:17 AM
Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

I do a couple...but most are not usually close enough to home to do so.

Mar 04, 2015 12:42 AM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland


Mar 03, 2015 09:40 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

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.



Mar 03, 2015 09:21 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Absolutely! Not with all my clients, obviously. But some for sure. That's the fun part of our jobs--the relationships we form.

Mar 03, 2015 08:53 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

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.

Mar 03, 2015 04:04 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

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.

Mar 03, 2015 02:31 PM
Jenna Weinerman
Updater - Manhattan, NY
Your ActiveRain moving & relocation expert

100% yes! It's part of what makes my job rewarding! 

Mar 03, 2015 12:55 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Yes I have several clients that I'm good friends with. 

Mar 03, 2015 12:43 PM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

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.

Mar 03, 2015 12:32 PM
John Mosier
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Prescott, AZ
Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142

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.

Mar 03, 2015 12:05 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

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.

Mar 03, 2015 11:49 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
One client became such good friends that when they moved away we go visit them in FL. I miss them so much.
Mar 03, 2015 11:28 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

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,

Mar 03, 2015 11:02 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes, yes, yes, most of them do. I love my Clients and they put up with me...

Mar 03, 2015 10:49 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

William Feela - all the time (barring a few exceptions where I prefer to limit the relationship to just that transaction)

Mar 03, 2015 10:42 AM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

Oh yes, a benefit of the job!

Mar 03, 2015 10:35 AM
Ranee Bray
TCP Real Estate - Cedar Park, TX
North of Austin Homes

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 ;) 

Mar 03, 2015 10:28 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I do becomes friends with a lot of my clients.  It's a really neat perk of the business.

Mar 03, 2015 08:58 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

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.

Mar 03, 2015 08:43 AM
Alan Grizzle
Chestatee Real Estate - Dahlonega, GA
Full Time Realtor, Lifelong Resident of Dahlonega

Yes I have several clients I have became friends with.

Mar 03, 2015 08:40 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, especially if we connect on fb.

Nov 25, 2019 07:58 PM
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Always. This is true for Praful.

Jul 11, 2018 10:07 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate


May 19, 2018 05:36 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty


Jul 04, 2017 06:49 AM
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

just looking back through some of the old Q and A's.  Just leaving a comment so you know i was here :)

Mar 06, 2016 06:38 AM
Chris Mamone
Keller Mortgage - Tacoma, WA
Senior Loan Officer

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.

Mar 10, 2015 04:49 AM
Hank Dugie
Brockway Realty, LLC - League City, TX
Mr. League City

yes, almost all

Mar 09, 2015 05:16 PM
Sari Levy
Lucid Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Whatever it Takes

Of course.

Mar 09, 2015 05:13 AM
Nora Sims
Northern Shadows Realty, Inc. - Sedona, AZ
helping folks like you since 1978!

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.

Mar 09, 2015 02:33 AM
Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

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!

Mar 09, 2015 01:45 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear William,

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.

Mar 08, 2015 01:35 PM
Lillie Painia, ABR,NHC,TAHS,SRS
Lillie L. Painia, Tri-R Realty Group - Missouri City, TX

Yes many have became friends.

Mar 08, 2015 04:59 AM
Shannon Thomas
Selling Indy Metro, LLC - Avon, IN
Managing Broker, E-Pro, ABR,SRS, SFR

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.  

Mar 07, 2015 04:29 PM
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Center Moriches, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

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...

Mar 05, 2015 04:41 AM
Chris Mamone
Keller Mortgage - Tacoma, WA
Senior Loan Officer

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!

Mar 05, 2015 12:54 AM
Kimo Jarrett
Cyber Properties - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions


Mar 04, 2015 02:18 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

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.

Mar 04, 2015 11:01 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

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.

Mar 03, 2015 11:26 AM