Staying in Touch with Former Clients

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

Staying in Touch with Former Clients

Fellow ActiveRainer, Larry Johnson is sponsoring a contest this month whose focus is on Keeping in Touch with Former Clients.  There have been many unique posts offering insights into the manner other members reach out to their former client with the intent to be there when the light shines when someone discusses buying or selling a home.

My efforts are not along the lines of the meet and refresh acquaintances. For the past few years, I have lost a majority of my selling clients to relocations out of state.  Some for business, retirement evacuations and for the short sale clients, just to get away to restart a troubled life.

Staying in Touch with Former Clients

For the rest, I do have my reminder cards to celebrate their purchase anniversary, and to date have not seen any of them come back. For all there are my Holiday Greeting cards with my calendars. This year I sent out over 350 combined and to the entire database, received only 3 back, all from rental clients.

I do like the calls I get when the cards are received to just check in and thank me for still thinking of them.

This past November was a good month as 3 of my former clients reached out to ask for some advice on selling and for move up possibilities. That will be continued activity after the first of the year.

As I find myself in the waning art of my career, I choose to devote the efforts needed to stay in touch with the business but am not excessively motivated to push beyond what I am doing. Those days for me are in my rear view mirror, and now it is more about quality of life.

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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with gratitude. May all your goals be fulfilled in 2017.

Dec 31, 2016 03:58 PM #1
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Ed -- "Quality of life" that is something to aspire at any point in a career or in life.  Good for you.  Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2016 04:29 PM #2
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Stopped by To Wish you a Happy & Healthy New Year --- All the Best in 2017 Ed Silva  see you in 2017

Dec 31, 2016 04:39 PM #3
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed I can relate to your closing comment about the quality of life.  For the first time in my life I have actually started to consider a more relaxed life style in next couple of years.

Dec 31, 2016 04:40 PM #4
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Good article. Have a happy and prosperous New Year!

Dec 31, 2016 09:28 PM #5
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Happy New Year Ed Silva ,  Thank you for taking some valuable time out of your schedule to participate in my contest.  Have a successful 2017

Jan 01, 2017 09:13 PM #6
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Taking time to enjoy the fruit of your labors is allowed. Enjoy the time you can away from work.  

Jan 05, 2017 07:01 PM #7
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

At the end of the day, adding value to client relationships and staying “top of mind” in any way it is comfortable for both sides means more business in the form of referrals and repeat transactions. There is nothing wrong with saying ''I just wanted to say hi'':) 

Mar 31, 2017 07:05 PM #8
Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
Broker Associate, ABR, 601-278-4513

Ed, I'm sure your clients appreciate hearing from you.

May 03, 2017 06:27 PM #9
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