Keeping In Touch Is A Personal Activity

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Real Estate Agent with Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 BRE# 01494165

 

Keeping In Touch Is A Personal Activity

 

Larry Johnson is hosting an Active Rain Contest asking us to talk about how we keep in touch with our clients. His "Keeping in Touch" challenge is sure to give us all some great ideas....some we may not have thought about before. 

For me, I have always valued the personal aspect of real estate. While working with a client, we learn more about them then many of their best friends know. I like to tease them that they will tell me more than they would their priest. 

During the time I work with my clients, I learn so much about them. I share stories about their kids and vacations and hobbies. All the things which go into finding the right home and community for them and their family. We become what I call "situational friends." 

After the transaction closes, we naturally move on from this closeness. But the fondness remains. So keeping in touch with my clients is a personal activity. As I go through my year, I watch for opportunities to invite a client to a special activity. In 2016, I have enjoyed the following with my clients:

  • Wine tasting 
  • Painting (and wine) class
  • Laguna Beach Art Festival
  • Dinner on the ocean
  • Evening cruise on Lake Mission Viejo
  • Concert in the park
  • Christmas boat parade in Newport Beach
  • Movie and dinner at the "fancy theater"

I enjoy some special time with my clients doing things I know they will enjoy. I want to show them that I remember the things that they enjoy and that I want to share them too. 

I've always felt that people are uncomfortable in large, impersonal reception or party. Many won't come. So I have always believed in the personal touch. I might not be able to see everyone I should each year, but I hope I make an impression on the ones I'm able to see. 

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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Karen,  YES!!  Keeping in touch is personal ... or at least it should be.  I like your style.  

Wishing you a Very

Dec 31, 2016 10:57 AM #1
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
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Hi Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner - Remember doing many of the things on your list when I lived in SoCal.  I have relatives that live in Huntington Beach & Laguna Beach.  Always loved the Laguna Beach Arti Festival!  and bundle warm for the boat parade and don't forget the Hountington Harbor boat parade!  Have a Happy and Safe New Year!

Dec 31, 2016 12:33 PM #2
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Karen.  You certainly are doing all the right things to stay in touch.  Have a wonderful New Year.

Dec 31, 2016 05:17 PM #3
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Happy New Year Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner , I enjoyed a few of those moments, when we lived in Mission Viejo.  That's where Evelyn lived when we met.  We lived there for several years before moving east.  Thanks for sharing some great memories and entering my contest.  Have a great 2017!

Jan 01, 2017 08:55 PM #4
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Johanna Roy
Counselor Realty - Saint Paul, MN
The Name Friends Recommend

Those are some great ideas Karen. Thanks for sharing. I normally host a themed house warming party for the client this way I get to meet some of their friends and more of their family right at a very happy time in their new life. Showing off their new home. Hope you have a fabulous 2017. 

Jan 03, 2017 08:59 AM #5
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Karen, staying in touch with our past clients is important. Thanks for sharing what you do.

May 03, 2017 06:12 PM #6
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