In the past 6 months myself, husband and sons have helped move 2 of my buyers. Most agents in my circle ask, "Why?" I say, "Why not?!"
The first buyer we helped move was a 68 year old lady and her disabled husband. She was a very cute and robust lady. They were buying their first home in their late 60s. She was so excited! When it came time to move, I just happened to ask her who would be helping them move all their furniture and belongings. She said she and her husband would move their whole house piece by piece. I was terrified at the thought of them doing it alone and there was no way I was going to let that happen. Call it my Southern hospitality or just being a compassionate person, but as I often do, I offered for my husband and kids to help. We moved them in 3 quick trips and not only moved them, but helped them clean the new home they would be moving to. She is now like my grandma away from home. It was a great experience and life lesson doing for other people, and my kids enjoyed the good deed and positive feelings after it was all over.
The second family was a military family. We rushed to get them closed before the husband needed to go out of town for duty, and that meant he had to leave right after closing. The wife was left with 2 toddlers and one large moving truck. Again, my Southern roots took over and I voluntold my husband we could not let her tackle that alone. So, in less than 30 days of the previous move, we were able to help yet another happy client.
This not only allows me to thank them in the best way after choosing me to represent them as their Realtor, but do you think they would hesitate to refer me now? I did not do it for the referral, it was truly a genuine intention. Plus, there is no better lesson for my two boys than teaching them to give back to others and their community. I challenge you, reader, to do something nice for someone. There is no better joy than warming the heart of another!