Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles (Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Stuff can happen. Yes. This is a  fair observation in my opinion. 

Apr 05, 2018 09:33 AM
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Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

I’ve found both statements to be true. Interestingly, I’ve had some clients that I was certain would never contact me again, call. And others who I thought would be loyal forever, use other agents. Go figure. It’s the nature of the beast. Unfortunately, sellers often list with the agent who suggests the highest list price. I’m not interested in being chosen because of the price I suggest, I’m interested in being chosen because I’m the best marketer around.

Apr 05, 2018 09:53 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Absolutely to both! You never know and you can't assume and you can't control.

Apr 05, 2018 08:29 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes and Yes

Apr 05, 2018 10:43 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes on both statements.  I've repeatedly seen the second one.  Clients from 98 still send us referalls even though we haven't had a newsletter or any regular "state of mind" contact until I came on and started one.  Now they're in our system.

Apr 05, 2018 09:24 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yes to both, Corinne. One of my best clients ever, had a sister get her license a couple of years ago. She asked to join my team but, I really don't operate as most teams do and didn't want to make a change to add her. I suggested she sign on with our brokerage and she wound up signing with someone who would give her a better split.

My former clients phoned me last year to tell me that they were going to 'have to' list with her sister. They apologized but, said they had to in order to keep peace in the family. I understand but, it still bothered me!

I've had another who because BFFs with her neighbor but, still attended my events and phoned me for everything. She listed with her BFF Realtor® neighbor but, again, phoned me to tell me she felt terrible but, again, "had to!" Arrgh!

On the other hand, I have a high-end client whose sister is a local agent and good friend of mine - they always use me! They say they don't want to ruin the family dymanics! They have bought and sold 7 times with me!

Apr 05, 2018 04:56 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Yes and yes... although neither happens frequently... mostly because I do stay in touch with clients after closing.

Apr 05, 2018 11:59 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Yes. If you mean name it like Murphys Law - I don't think it has a name.

Apr 05, 2018 11:32 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

True.

Apr 05, 2018 09:53 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Corinne,

Yes, that is a fair observation.  And some forget you exist..  A

Apr 05, 2018 09:40 AM
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Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Yes and Yes

Apr 05, 2018 09:23 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Absolutely, amazing how hard some folks have worked to find me a decade later.

Apr 05, 2018 08:45 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yes and yes

Apr 05, 2018 08:43 AM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Yes & yes, clients sometimes act in mysterious ways.

Apr 05, 2018 08:36 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

The 2nd statement is true. I am terrible at following up with old clients but I love when they call me, even if it's just to ask a question or say hi.

I can't remember the last time a client of mine used someone other than me. Most of my clients really like me, or atleast feel good that I am doing them right. 

Apr 05, 2018 01:41 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes indeed, both are true. 

Apr 05, 2018 10:05 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Yes - and - yes... 

Apr 05, 2018 12:56 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Fair or truthful? 

I say both are truthful statements.

Apr 05, 2018 11:38 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Yes, that's how it goes sometimes.

Apr 05, 2018 11:24 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes as there is no true formula. Results & opportunity operate on their own

Apr 05, 2018 10:01 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I consider them both to be fair statements Corinne! Rhyme or reason are sometimes slippery compenents to find in the real estate business.

Apr 05, 2018 09:53 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the first statement should not happen, if you stay in touch, unless the client was not being honest with you.... maybe the client was pissed about something...

the second statement is absolutely true....  that's how I worked.... I never did after closing follow up....when you do a good job, you'll get the majority back without follow up.... the ones you do not get back have met others and made friends... but still like you!!  that's happened to me, too... 

 

Apr 05, 2018 08:31 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Stuff happens and I have experienced both over the years!

Apr 05, 2018 02:28 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

It's a fair observation... there's a certain amound of "randomness" to this business.

We've all gotten return business from a client whom we're "forgotten" and paid little attention to... and we've all be burned by a client whom we've staying in touch with religiously... in fact they have our calendar magnet on their refrigerator, while listed with someone else.

A wise Realtor once told me how to deal with this sort of thing: "Next".

Apr 05, 2018 10:56 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Hard to argue with those two statements.

Apr 05, 2018 10:12 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do believe this.   Had a client call/text while on vacation in October and then sold his house in November.     WHAT???    Then I have one closing this coming week, and even though we did not talk all that much over the last 16 years, she called when she was ready to sell.

Apr 08, 2018 08:04 AM
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Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Real Estate Deals!

Yes to both, however I would say that if you are staying in touch, you are less likely to lose them to another agent.

Apr 08, 2018 07:41 AM
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Andrea Moore
Welcome Home Loans, LLC - Winter Garden, FL

yes to both

Apr 06, 2018 08:50 AM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

Yes to both. It's hard to figure out people sometimes

Apr 06, 2018 07:05 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Yes, humans can be fickle and have no looyalty..  and as much as you say in touch, they will go to another agent.  it happens...  I do try and keep in touch my my clients even after closing.

Apr 06, 2018 06:26 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Yes

Apr 06, 2018 05:53 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, this happens.

Apr 06, 2018 05:12 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Definitely.  You just never know what makes people tick or makes people react.  

Apr 06, 2018 04:37 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes

Apr 06, 2018 04:29 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

No matter how hard we try to stay top of mind, many times things happen which we have no control over. You have to go with the flow. 

Apr 06, 2018 03:31 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Sometimes unpredictable

Apr 06, 2018 02:16 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Seems fair, Corinne Guest, Managing Broker.

Though I always keep in touch with my clients. (Unless I have decided not to work with a few!)

Apr 05, 2018 10:36 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I can’t argue with any of your comments stated in the above text. 

Apr 05, 2018 08:56 PM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Yes, yes. Both are fair to say.

Apr 05, 2018 08:18 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes it is a fair statement. There is a certain amount of luck to this business.

Apr 05, 2018 07:26 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, I have seen it both ways

Apr 05, 2018 06:42 PM