I'm approaching the end of a short sale that has gone moderately well. That alone is a miracle, but there is another aspect of this one that has surprised me. I inherited this couple from another agent who didn't have the stomach for short sales. He tried to get them through the process, but he just didn't like the battle a short sale can be. It doesn't bother me that much.
The wife dropped by the office late this week to ink one more signature before it goes to closing. We sat around and chatted briefly, and then I walked her to her car. While we were walking she said, "So, this is it? I mean, once this goes to closing you'll go your way and we'll go ours. Does that mean we won't see you anymore?"
I was a little taken back by her heartfelt question. She continued asking how we could keep our friendship fresh. I promised her we would get together. Of course we could keep up online, through calls and texting, but she wanted a little more concrete commitment. So, I guess I've added another family to my collection. I don't mind though. I've got lots of storage room for more. The world is plenty big to house them all.
Sometimes, you just can't get rid of clients. Good!