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!