Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

1. They attend my annual Gratitude Gathering for many years now.

2. I go to lunch and even double date dinners with a select few.

3. I occasionally show up to an event they are hosting if it truly attracts me, I do not attend just to attend. My schedule has a lot to do with what I do accept as I have to protect my private time to recharge with my bride, son and Mr. Peroni too.

Jun 30, 2018 07:00 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

If invited I attend if I can. I am closer to some than others.

Jun 30, 2018 07:21 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I always sent a gift when I was invited, but I never attended.... separation of business and personal.... 

Jun 30, 2018 07:18 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Many of my clients have crossed the threshold into 'friends' ... we go out to dinner, I've been invited to their home, I've invited them to my home, etc...

Jun 30, 2018 07:14 AM
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Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

I just attended an end of year school teacher party. I have sold homes to three families in that group. I also was a pallbearer for one client's mother. I also have one client who meets up with me once a year for a glass of wine at a local bistro. Most clients and I stay in touch. If we don't, it's normally because I don't want to.

Jun 30, 2018 07:13 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

They write checks for my causes and I will write checks for their causes. If invited, I attend.

Jun 30, 2018 06:54 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've only ever been invited to one house warming party and I attended.  Other than that, I've never been invited to an event.  Not even a MLM arbonne/doterra/pampered chef event (thank God!).

Jun 30, 2018 09:37 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't especially look to socialize a whole lot with my clients. We stay in touch and are friendly, but we are not in each other's pockets. But having said that, I am attending the wedding of two clients next Saturday... wish I could say I introduced them. He bought a house from me; she sold a house with me. For me, what's important is that my clients always know I'm a resource for them... and they always do call me when they need me.

Jun 30, 2018 09:08 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Its all business mixed in with kind, caring and well-wishes constantly

Jun 30, 2018 09:07 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

The occasion to attend clients' personal events seldom arises. If I was invited, I would be flattered and try to attend.

Jun 30, 2018 08:59 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Some are closer than others. Real estate mimics real life. Once again.

Jun 30, 2018 08:37 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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I don't aspire to socialize with all my clients. But I do have some that have become family over the years.
Some we have pretty wild times! And they're like yeah she's my realtor and I'm like oh Lord I need to go home before I make a deal I can't remember or break my nail! 😇

Jun 30, 2018 07:36 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I am very close, and attend events as much as possible. 

Jun 30, 2018 04:58 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have gone to events that they have to get close to them to get more referrals.

 

Jun 30, 2018 08:26 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am very close to many clients.  We have truly become friends.  Other clients, we stay in touch - many connections on Facebook.  Some clients I only hear from when they need me.  I am okay with whatever my clients are comfortable with.  I attend all events my clients invite me to. 

Jun 30, 2018 07:52 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Many times over the years. Even though we are now in a different state, we are always in contact and remain close friends

Jun 30, 2018 07:22 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

As a general rule I do nor socialize with clients

Jun 30, 2018 03:05 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I believe in business bonding over personal bonding.

Jun 30, 2018 01:28 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

I am very close and have a personal bond with each and every client.  However, I'm no a social person and don't attend anything outside of real estate.

Jun 30, 2018 11:33 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Not that close, have always preferred to keep it business.

Jun 30, 2018 07:25 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Not invited to many close events. I stay in touch for babies and send well wishes for graduations and birthdays. 

Jun 30, 2018 03:00 PM
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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 get pretty close to some of my clients.   Was invited to one home today for a BBQ.

Jul 04, 2018 07:14 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   We have coffee and lunch from time to time.  

Jul 03, 2018 04:54 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

We stay closer to some than others. Wayne was asked to be the witness at the wedding of a past client once. 

Jul 02, 2018 04:41 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do occasionally but not a habit

Jul 01, 2018 07:55 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Only a few - I try to keep my business and social life separate

Jul 01, 2018 11:35 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

BVO invites them to our events

Jul 01, 2018 07:09 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

It depends.  I'm close to some and not so much to others.

Jul 01, 2018 05:16 AM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

I have some that life "clicked" with and we do see each other. Others less so. 

Jun 30, 2018 10:55 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

most of them end up in my circle of friends.

Jun 30, 2018 08:45 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I seem to run into my past clients all the time but I do not get clingy with my clients...

Jun 30, 2018 08:28 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Praful,

Many of our clients do not live in town.  So we stay in touch by phone, email, etc.  A

Jun 30, 2018 08:20 PM
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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!

Very - most of my clients originated from my 'friend/family' sphere so, I am quite friendly with them. Many of them have been to my home, I have traveled for weddings, we attend functions together and have coffees, lunches & dinners together.

As for attending events - one thing that recomend - don't ever turn down an event that a client invites you to!

Jun 30, 2018 07:07 PM