Are real estate agents round-about matchmakers?

Real Estate Broker/Owner CA#01772851 HI#RB21268

Another client called me yesterday to share with me that she is about to make a life change and, oh, would I mind selling her house for her again? This is the same wonderful lady who called me about 3 years ago to sell her house because she was off on an adventure, then called me a year later because she wanted to come back into the same neighborhood. And now she's off again, wanting to live life to the fullest. 

The first thing I thought was, "of course I will sell your house" and felt like adding "and I'm already looking forward to having you come back." But I didn't, she is so full of life that I just wished her the best, and will do everything possible to make this once again be a speedy transaction.

Amazing when I look through my list of single clients, mostly women of "a certain age" who have already lived a full life, those who have lost their husbands through death or divorce, and those who have taken a chance with what cupid sent their way and it didn't work out in the long run. Now they want to start a new phase of their life in another house, one that is "theirs". Interestingly, like my newest client, this move takes them out of their "shell", they become quite social, entertaining in their home, and getting invited out. Next thing I know, they call me to share the news that they have found friendship and even love.

So, my dear lady friends, let me help you find a house that will make you happy. You never know where it will lead. 





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Comments (7)

Anthony Acosta -
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good evening 

Thank you for sharing your information with us Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® 

Have a great night.

March 20, 2019. 

Mar 20, 2019 05:21 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM - You are welcome.

Mar 21, 2019 10:04 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Hella- love your story and yes, I suppose agents are much like matchmakers. You are matching someone to a home they will love and who knows where it will lead after that. 

Mar 20, 2019 06:08 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Kathy Streib - And when something good happens, they tend to share. And if that includes a move, they ask me to help them. How good is that?

Mar 21, 2019 10:06 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hella I have had similar stories but one that was the opposite... she was looking for the family home in the flats with a back yard... her boyfriend was looking for the hip cool view home in the hills.... I knew they would break up.... I sold her a Condo after it....Endre

Mar 20, 2019 11:36 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Endre Barath, Jr. - Yep, sometimes the future is predictable, isn't it? Although you hope for a better  for them than the one you mention. But it was nice she came back to you when she needed a life change.

Mar 21, 2019 10:08 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I think you are right, Hella!  In many ways real estate professionals are matchmakers.

Mar 21, 2019 02:17 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Myrl Jeffcoat - Often in a roundabout way.

Mar 21, 2019 10:09 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Hella, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Mar 21, 2019 02:17 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Thank you so much, Myrl Jeffcoat 

Mar 21, 2019 10:09 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

You get to be part of the excitement of your client's lives and that is worth smiling about.

Mar 21, 2019 02:21 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Now that you mention it, Hella, I have a number of clients who bought a house with somebody else and within years were ready to part ways, which generated another sale and absolutely ZERO I told you so's.

Mar 23, 2019 12:27 PM