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The very best thing about being in real estate

Friendship can be addictive.

One of the things I like best about being in real estate is that my clients become friends, my friends become clients, and most of the people in my world are now both clients and friends.  Sometimes I have to stop and think back to remember which they were first.  Not that it really matters.

All those cynics who attribute greed to people in the real estate industry just don’t know the same people I do.  99% of the real estate agents I know have genuine affection for and dedication to their clients, and those caring relationships are just as important to them as the real estate commissions earned.

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I was reminded of this yesterday, at the funeral for one of my former clients who became a good friend – Candace Mays Hewitt, a 41-year old mom who was killed instantly in a terrible accident on the D.C. beltway while she was en route to work last week.  There I was, seated among her many friends, including a former client that she referred to me – and I couldn’t help thinking that the real estate commissions earned by helping her and her friend were definitely not the reason I was there.  (The cynics probably think I mourned the loss of her future business.)

My mind flashed back to the happier times I’ve enjoyed with this and other clients – the weddings, new babies, new jobs, backyard cookouts, retirement parties, and more.

It is such a privilege when someone invites you into their world to walk side by side with them in pursuit of their real estate goals.  It’s an even greater privilege when they want you to stay in their world to share other milestones and their friends with you. 

 

These lifelong friendships really are the very best thing about being in real estate!

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