Discount and transactional brokers/agents will never be there for you 1 year after your sale.
But I Will! 100% By Referral and relational and...
I sold a condo to some NorCal folks for their UCSD student daughter to use as a dorm and for their family to enjoy as a summer home Summer 2016. This is a very common client type for me.
Parents of UCSD, USD & SDSU students buy a lot of property here!
I get a call today, "Thomas, it's Scott." (panicked voice)
"Scott what's wrong?"
"We shut off the electrical to do some work on the place with Norm, the contractor you referred us..."
(discount and transactional brokers/agents are not around to refer you tradesmen, they don't even have those relationships to call upon)
"...and when he turned the power back on, it set off the house alarm
and we lost the piece of paper with the code on it! What do we do?"
"Scott, look at your text in 10 seconds.
I'm sending you the photo I took of that piece of paper and it has your code on it. "
"Oh my God you are my hero!" Hang on!"
I wait about 60 seconds...
"That worked!!! It's off. I can't believe you thought to take a picture of that and I didn't?
"That's what you have me for Scott, I'm your Realtor for life...glad I could help!"
"That's awesome Thomas, thank you so much!"
"My pleasure, have a great day!"
"You too, bye!"
Never under estimate your value or the value of what you do to serve others.
It's stories like that I share on interviews when they ask "So, why should I hire you?"
"Well, let me tell you about Scott..."
(or 100 other people I've served years after the sale).