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Angela Clark, Real Estate Pro in Webster, MA

Do other real estate agents get "separation anxiety"?

Asked by Angela Clark, Webster, MA Thu Jun 19, 2008

The part I hate about real estate is that you work with people for months, have been a big part of their lives, and suddenly is over! I become friends with most of my clients and I get very depressed after closing on a house because I miss them!! For months, I have been in constant contact with them and then nothing! I don't think buyer/sellers feel the same way about us. Is this just me or do other agents have this problem?

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Angela,

Interesting post.....I was just thinking about this very same issue the other day.

What I have come to appreciate is the opportunity to remain in touch with these special people with an occasional email, card, or short letter. The will appreciate hearing from you.....
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 7, 2009
Angela,
I have to say I bond with my clients and I do miss them after closing. I tend to stay in fairly close contact right after closing by emailing & maybe calling once in a while. Not a lot but enough to let them know I am still thinking about them. I had a client close in November and we had an email chat this week. My last closing client took me to lunch and we were discussing the process and I remarked that all my customers this year have been great and Sam said to me "your time is coming" and laughed. While I know what he is saying, most of the time you do bond while working with someone for such an extended time. I don't really know if the client feels the same way but one client said to me "Doesn't your broker know we are friends now?" I would think that if all we did was add them to our database they might feel like a number, not a friend. Doesn't everyone want to feel like a friend instead of a commission?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 6, 2009
I feel no anxiety. Just joy that the job has been completed to everyones satisfaction.

It is rare that I become "emotionally" involved with my clients. After all this is a business.

I keep in touch soon after the closing in case they have any questions. And I set them up on my e-newsletter and bi monthly magazine and call them at least once a year.

They become friends but not bossum buddies.

Take care of yourself!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 19, 2008
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