Closing days are exciting but always a bit bittersweet!
Today I converted another buyer to a 'boughter' (Congratulations again!). I am very happy for them but I'm also a bit sad that this relationship has ended. We got along great and have A LOT in common and I know I've made some new friends. But still ...
Every time an initial contact request or first meeting results in a client-agent-relationship we spend a lot of time together. We email (a lot), we talk (a lot - I'm good at that), we listen (I'm good at that, too), we map out a plan (I'm a planner by nature) and we look at houses together (a lot) if you are a buyer.
I think about you and your wish-list (a lot), your wants and needs, your must-haves and don't-really-care-for and I set out to find the perfect match for you (very determined)! Chances are we'll be communicating quite often which will result in multiple times a day when we plan a home tour, get ready to prepare an offer or receive an offer, negotiate an offer, schedule, take care of inspections, negotiate repairs, follow-up with the other agent/lender/title company/inspector ... Your number is saved on my phone - speed dial - and your email comes up as soon as I enter the first letter of your first name.
Your Real Estate transaction cannot be a successful one if there is a lack of communication. Sure, you could close but I not only define successful as completed but also as pleasant.
So, when we get to the settlement table that intense relationship is over. You sign the papers (a lot of them), receive your keys and a little token of my appreciation and you are happily on your way to your new home (I always imagine you with a skip in your step and whistling a tune while you unlock the door for the first time)! I close out your file and for a few days I'll have that constant feeling that I need to call you about something and how odd it is that I actually don't need to!
My dear buyers turned 'boughters': I am excited for you! I wish you well and many happy years in your new home! Please know that I'll always be there for you if you have any questions or concerns - our relationship does not end at the settlement table - just the part that I'm talking to you more than my mother!
I'll miss you as a client but am happy to have gained you as a friend.