A Sign of a Good Real Estate Agent

Real Estate Agent with Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA VA License # 0225089470

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037A Sign of a Good Real Estate Agent

As a Bristow, Virginia Real Estate Agent, I love that I live in the area where i do most of my business.  I get to run into my clients from time to time and it makes me feel like I live in a small town.

Tonight, I attended our neighborhood's Annual Board of Directors Meeting.  Mind you, most of my business comes from my neighborhood of Braemar.  I was so happy to run into a buyer who I helped purchase a home exactly one year ago today.  There wasn't a look of dread on his face or any effort to ignore me.  Nope.  He was pleased to see me, chat a while and show me pictures of his home.  He said the things he loved about the home when he bought it are the things he still loves about it.  

Before I entered real estate, just like the rest of the public, I dreaded interactions with real estate agents.  And when my husband and I worked with one we trusted, it was nice to run into her.  Now, being on the other side of it, it makes me so proud to be a Bristow Real Estate Agent that my clients not only remember, but enjoy bumping into.  There is no skulking around town or hiding behind displays from my past clients because I know, and they know, I always do what is best for them.

If you are looking for a top notch Bristow Real Estate Agent, give me a call and let me know how I can help you.


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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Chris Ann Cleland - I agree with you, it is great to run into past clients.

I live in a small town and bump into clients all the time. I love it.  I have even run into a client that bought from someone else. You never know when they may buy again....and maybe next time, they will call me!  


Dec 01, 2016 06:49 PM #1
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Chris Ann

What a nice compliment to you...but I'm not in the least surprised. I have rarely run into clients given we are a pretty populated area, and clients are pretty spread out. But I know I would enjoy it!!


Dec 01, 2016 06:57 PM #2
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Past clients are always a treat when we bump into them.  That catch up period is when we hear about the changes they made to the house

Dec 01, 2016 07:14 PM #3
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Chris Ann Cleland, you truly are a top notch Bristow REALTOR®, your buyer and seller clients are lucky to have you.

Dec 01, 2016 07:34 PM #4
Lottie Kendall
Pacific Union International - San Francisco, CA
Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley

I love bumping into clients, but like Jeff Dowler says, doesn't happen too often with so many millions of people here. I work to make it happen though with client get-togethers, email notes back and forth, etc.

Dec 01, 2016 08:54 PM #5
Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Yes, being able to run into clients and re-connect is a fun part of life.

Dec 01, 2016 10:42 PM #6
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I love running into my old clients. It is nice you live and work in the same area. My area is very wide Chris Ann Cleland 

Dec 02, 2016 05:17 AM #7
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Chris Ann you are one of the true professionals that truly cares about doing what is right for your clients - always! It is good to run into clients and I'm happy to see them as well. We've become friends with many of our clients over the years and I like it that way.

Dec 02, 2016 08:22 AM #8
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

That is exactly how it should be.  Past clients happy to see you!!!!   Love it.

Dec 02, 2016 09:18 AM #9
Cody Carmen
Adhi Schools, LLC - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools

Great post on community in general, from my perspective. And on the importance of taking pride in a job well done and using that in the future. Some people may dread running into real estate agents. But when we consider how many professionals we interact with every day that don't inspire that negative feeling, it is clear that an agent needs to recognize the opportunity to establish themselves as an exception.

Dec 02, 2016 09:33 AM #10
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

I am glad to meet past clients and talk about what they have done with the house they purchased to make it their home.

Dec 02, 2016 11:00 AM #11
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Chris Ann - I'd bet the overwhelming majority of your clients would be excited to talk to you again - professional and caring service is always appreciated. (And where have I seen that photo before? : )

Dec 02, 2016 02:03 PM #12
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I can't remember a time that I ever dreaded running into real estate agents except maybe every single day . . . JK.

Nobody could ever dread bumping into you, Chris Ann. And most certainly NONE of your clients would feel that way.

Dec 02, 2016 05:40 PM #13
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Chris Ann... I love running into my past clients. Fortunately have never had to skulk to avoid them.

Dec 03, 2016 03:18 PM #14
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Chris Ann, that is awesome that you ran into someone that bought a house from you last year.

Dec 05, 2016 05:14 PM #15
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire

Chris Ann

The way you do business shows why there is no doubt of the truism of this old Adage, the cream always rises to the top. You are just the creamiest, cheers cvc

Dec 06, 2016 09:22 AM #16
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

As long as your marketing is authentic to you, everything else can fall into place if you keep hustling and being yourself and asking questions to learn more about how to be better.

Dec 09, 2016 10:35 PM #17
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