Typical mid week work day. Doing my morning searches and seeing what else came in overnight when the phone rings. It is someone asking about a parcel close by but they were missing quite a bit of info. Turns out it was an agent from South West Michigan that didn't know the area well and one of her clients has property adjoining the parcel she was looking for. Between the two of us we managed to find the parcel which was listed by one of my competitors. I went ahead and gave her the phone number of the listing office and we said our good byes.
Few days later I am showing a house and my cell phone rings. It is the clients of the agent I had helped wanting me to represent them in the purchase of the parcel I had helped her find. They wanted to meet and write up an offer. We met that afternoon and will be closing this coming Wednesday.
Shows how a little professional courtesy can pay in the long run. I get calls all the time from appraisers and other agents asking for help finding parcels and have no idea how many times it turned into a referral. We are all in this together and by helping each other we can create a better workplace for everyone. So the next time a fellow agent asks if you can help it may pay to play nice.