A benefit of being a real estate agent: wedding invitations

Real Estate Agent with 406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) 10301213186

I met a wonderful couple last year who needed a new rental home.  We had a bit of trouble with the first house they found, but eventually we were able to find the right place and they successfully moved in and got settled.


We have stayed in touch since then, and I stopped by to visit recently.  Then the other day I received an envelope in the mail from them.  Imagine my surprise when I opened the mail and held in my hand an invitation to their wedding, on a cruise ship.  If I wasn't able to join the cruise, I could attend the bon voyage party. What an honor to have been thought of by my new friends, who I didn't even know a year ago!


One of the benefits of being in the real estate business is that we meet new people every day.  Some of those people are not only our clients or customers, but do become our friends.  What a wonderful positive in a career choice that can come with some challenges!

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Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat

Licensed Associate Broker, CBR®

Grand Lux Realty, Inc.

428 Main Street

Armonk, NY 10504 *

* still supporting Monroe NY, Orange & Rockland counties.


914-419-0270 (cell)

email: kat@thehousekat.com


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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Funny how our world gets bigger because of the things that we do Kat Palmiotti .

Jan 06, 2015 10:41 PM #9
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Kat - What a great compliment to you! I too have been to a wedding of a couple I helped buy a home. This is a great business to be in to meet new friends!

Jan 06, 2015 10:42 PM #10
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Good morning Kat Palmiotti , Wow! that is a compliment. It pays to keep in touch with past clients for a number of reasons.  That's one you would never expect, but you know that they will refer you to everyone they meet.

Jan 06, 2015 10:55 PM #11
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Just wonderful Kat! That makes all the challenges well worth it. The best transactions are those that turn clients into friends.

Jan 07, 2015 05:19 AM #12
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Patricia - Thank you so much!

Michael - I'm honored they invited me.

Debbie - 

Sheila - Thank you!

Sybil - I love the relationships we build also.

Tom - It has gotten a lot bigger in the last few years.

Peter - It is!  I love that aspect.

Larry - They are really sweet people. I'm happy I met them.

Andrea - They sure are.

Jan 07, 2015 05:24 AM #13
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Kat, That is very special and we have one of the best jobs in the world, helping people find homes. That is very personal.

Jan 07, 2015 07:30 AM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kat- How nice of them to include you in their celebration! It's a reminder of the impact that we all have on those we meet. 

Jan 07, 2015 10:58 AM #15
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Kat,

    You normally get what you give so I am guessing you are surrounded by many caring loving people.  

On another note.  Thank you for your input this morning.  Best I could do on short notice with the picture for a bit.  Not big on Selfies so gonna take a  while lol.   

Do share pics of your cruise with your new found friends.  How exciting.  Lead generating on a cruise ship!

Jan 07, 2015 11:27 AM #16
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Kat Palmiotti -We all know that ppeople like to work with people who they like,know and trust. And for them to send you a wedding invitation even though you have known this couple for only a year shows that they trust,like and know you. Have fun at the wedding if you do go.

Jan 07, 2015 01:23 PM #17
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Debbie - For all the times we say it isn't personal, it really is!

Kathy- I thought it was really nice as well.  Thanks!

Mark - I like the new picture!

Lanre - I trust and like them also!

Jan 07, 2015 06:38 PM #18
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

It is a real honor when a client thinks enough of us to invite us to their family gatherings.  It says we really did something right

Jan 08, 2015 12:26 AM #19
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

I love when those kinds of things happen!  :)  Thank you for sharing your story.  Obviously you have the ability to build good relationships - that is a crucial point for being a good real estate agent.  

Jan 08, 2015 01:22 AM #20
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Ed - It is an honor indeed; I grinned a mile wide.

Joy - Thank you for your comment!  I agree; relationships are key.

Jan 08, 2015 02:44 AM #21
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

What fun!  There is nothing more rewarding then these wonderful friendships we make along the way.

Jan 08, 2015 06:46 AM #22
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

How sweet of them to include you; you must have made quite an impression on them.  Have fun!

Jan 13, 2015 09:00 PM #23
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Huntington, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

What a great testimonial for you Kat... I can only imagine how happy you were when you received that invitation... Job well done for sure...

Jan 15, 2015 04:55 AM #24
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


I would say that its a real benefit.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 15, 2015 05:25 AM #25
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

So you get to go and celebrate their special day, how exciting is that, Endre

Jan 15, 2015 10:56 AM #26
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Debbie - That is truly the case!  I love new friends.

Ron - And them on me!

Richard/Beth - I was quite please, indeed!

Lou - To you as well.

Endre - They're so sweet.

Jan 15, 2015 07:18 PM #27
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The personal relationships are certainly a major benefit of being in the real estate business.


Jan 15, 2015 08:50 PM #28
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