November seems to be a time to be grateful, a time to be thankful...

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 01238708
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November seems to be a time to be grateful, a time to be thankful, a time to give, a time to receive and a time to write about being grateful.

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Over the years, I have had the opportunity to help many of my clients achieve their dreams of either buying a home, or selling their homes in the greater Los Angeles area. There were many clients whom I helped sell their vacant lots from Malibu all the way to Mount Washington or helped them in their purchase of vacant lots in the Hollywood Hills. The list of opportunities has been numerous due to the fact, that I have been in the greater Los Angeles Real Estate Market for over twenty plus years and I have not limited myself to a specific segment of the Real Estate Market in Los Angeles rather I had developed and have numerous niche specialties.  

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I can share with you, that being a successful Realtor in the greater Los Angeles Real Estate Market comes with many wonderful opportunities to meet and work with a diverse list of clients, from middle-class buyers and sellers to multi-millionaires and even a few Billionaires. Some of my clients were in the Entertainment Industry from the supporting jobs all the way to the A-listers. I also had many clients who were developers and some who just had great dreams.

Not only were my clients from a diverse financial background, they were also from all over the Globe. I have had buyers as well as sellers from Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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The reason I am sharing this with you is, so you can get a better grasp of how grateful I am to all my present and previous clients. There are and were many challenges with working with such a diverse client base. I will only focus here on only one aspect of the challenges.

How do you show your appreciation to a buyer or a seller whom you just helped close a transaction?

 

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This is not a simple answer for me, considering the fact, that I cannot just show them my appreciation in a cookie cutter manner, such as giving standard key chains or whatever is customary in other parts of the country. First it would not fit my personality, nor my style, second, I am a firm believer each client is different and to show them how grateful I am, after every transaction I always tried to do something different.

Some of my clients received wines that were 100 pt. rated by Robert Parker, others received top of the line Champagnes, others I made donations to their favorite charity. Others I went out to dinner with and some we became friends. There were no consistent gifts, the only thing consistent was, that I tried to give them what they liked. This was my way of conveying, that I was grateful for the trust instilled in me and how much I appreciated our relationship. Then there were some whom I thanked and wished them well in their future endeavors. Over ninety percent appreciated how I represented them and my track record of repeat clients over the years confirms this as well.

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The only consistent part of my client appreciation is my annual Holiday Cards that I mail to them around Christmas.

 There was a time I used to put a See’s Candy gift certificates in everyone’s Holiday Card. Then when the market changed and I heard about all the animals that needed homes and the rescue groups were in desperate need for funding because people slowed down with their donation. I took the same amount I would have sent to my clients in gift certificates and donated it to the Animal Rescue Groups that were in desperate need for funds on behalf of my clients. Many loved the idea and started donating on their own.

 

If you are looking for a Realtor in the greater Los Angeles area, who is grateful for your respect and appreciates his knowledge and knows you will be given the best service in Los Angeles, please reach out to me directly!

If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at310.486.1002 (m) or homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at  http://www.endrebarath.com.  I am a Pet Friendly Realtor and I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations.

 

 

 

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George Souto
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Endre the donation to the animal rescue groups is a great idea and has a does great good that the See's Candy.  But I love See's Candy.

Nov 30, 2017 04:18 PM #11
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I'm not surprised at all, that you treat your clients like I do mine, Endre! This is exactly how I feel:

"There were no consistent gifts, the only thing consistent was, that I tried to give them what they liked. This was my way of conveying, that I was grateful for the trust instilled in me and how much I appreciated our relationship."

It's because we pay attention, we listen and we DO appreciate our clients! Great post, Endre!

Nov 30, 2017 04:34 PM #12
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Great post Endre Barath, Jr. !  Endre, you are definitly not a key chain guy!  From all the dogs and cats that need our help, may I say "Thank you"!

Nov 30, 2017 06:45 PM #13
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Our closing gifts are never a one size fits all.....and we know that your clients too appreciate the thought that goes into choosing something special just for them.

Nov 30, 2017 07:42 PM #14
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Rebecca Gaujot
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Great post, Endre. and I can tell that you really listen and pay attention to all your clients.

Nov 30, 2017 08:06 PM #15
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Barbara Todaro  I started it when I realized that a pound of Sees candy to my clients times a hundred plus would be more valuable to an animal rescue organization than for my clients to eat a pound of candy...

Nov 30, 2017 11:43 PM #16
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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James Dray  for me animals have no voice so I try to be their voice, other charities have huge followings and it is all good as long as we give and we need to be grateful that we are in a wonderful position that we can give...Endre

Nov 30, 2017 11:45 PM #17
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel  agreed there is no reason to stop I am grateful all year around for where we are and I feel lucky  that I am in a position when I can give all year around... I just do not talk about it...Endre

Nov 30, 2017 11:46 PM #18
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  when I put a note into my Christmas Cards that what I did many thanked me and decided to donate on their own it was a great feeling, because the rescue organization calls and send me notices and they thank me saying "your friend gave..." as much as I do not need to know it, it felt heart warming...Endre

Nov 30, 2017 11:49 PM #19
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Gabe Sanders  ironically I do it partially for myself so I can look in the mirror when  I brush my teeth and feel good at the person who is looking back at me..Endre

Dec 01, 2017 12:05 AM #20
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Sheila Anderson  I came up with it when the market was at the bottom and people were discarding their pets and they stopped or slowed donating to rescue organizations...

Dec 01, 2017 12:06 AM #21
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  they are the ones who can ask for help...Endre

Dec 01, 2017 12:07 AM #22
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Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS  I appreciate your kind words and thank you for our friendship, Endre

Dec 01, 2017 12:08 AM #23
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Michael Jacobs  thank you my friend we need to talk soon, Endre

Dec 01, 2017 12:08 AM #24
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Patricia Feager  your comments touch my heart, and thank you I appreciate you more than I can say in words...Endre

Dec 01, 2017 12:09 AM #25
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Thank you very much for sharing some of your successful business practices.

Have a lovely weekend.

Dec 02, 2017 08:48 AM #26
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Endre, sometimes a donation to a worthwhile cause is better than some thing for someone who really won't need it. 

Dec 02, 2017 01:32 PM #27
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Endre

Being thankful attracts more into our life.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 02, 2017 07:30 PM #28
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Hi Endre Barath, Jr., you have such kind and giving heart, what a great way to give to animals. Your clients are beyond lucky. I appreciate your friendship, so grateful having to meet you on ActiveRain.

Dec 03, 2017 09:40 AM #29
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Endre,

 Great blog, when I saw the Bollinger I thought of 007 James Bond! I love the movies, I have to admit I think Craig is the best bond! I agree with your style every client is different and there should be no cookie cutters in this!

Dec 03, 2017 01:10 PM #30
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