New Flames Can't Hold a Candle to YOU! Don't Forget Old Agent Friends!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska

Are You Moving On...Maybe to a new agency...or new city...or different career?

Don't forget those who you enjoyed working with or being around in the past!  

While there are many reasons to stay in touch with old agents or clients that have passed through your life...or former co-workers...or friends...or even family...

...this blog is unselfishly reminding you that There is Gold in them there Folks!!

In the summer of 2003 my wife and I (she will say only me) made the difficult decision to move back closer to our roots in central Nebraska after a very successful 11+year run selling real estate for Re/Max Real Estate Group. We had a beautiful home with incredible views in the Springs...but In December of 2003 as our home we currently are living in was being finished...we said 5912 Mapleton Mike McCann home backyard view 2003goodbye to hundreds, if not thousands of Colorado Springs friends, clients, agents, brokers, former co-workers, business contacts, and such.

All of our family blood relation...was in Nebraska...and the decision was made to get back around them so our kids were not alone when they were adults.  That was a good decision

However, we hated leaving the Springs, and still think about it almost daily. Great people and great views of Pikes Peak! We left those we felt were family behind...

Fast forward now to current events....

A really cool thing happened the other day...about 2 weeks ago I was contacted by a Broker I had never met about his family member who was moving here.

He had asked a real estate forum he chats with in the Springs if they knew of a great agent in Kearney.  Carey Goldberg, a longtime agent in the Springs, recommended me.  While I haven't seen Carey in almost 17 years...we have stayed in touch via friends on FB... 

Sidenote: A few years back, Mimi Foster sold a townhome for a friend of mine in Colorado Springs. Mimi and I stay in touch on many media platforms.

And now I have a new agent, in my referral base thanks to his reaching out to me to represent a family member off of Carey's suggestion.

I could go on with more examples but you get the drift.

New flames ...old flames.  Every agent in the business that has relocated should be contacting every agent and former contact from where they relocated from...because There is Gold in them there Folks!

Until Next time...get a hold of those old just might pay off handsomely!


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Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker This has been Mike McCann...Nebraska Land Broker...Coming to you from the Farm Land of Nebraska and America!! Visit me at to learn more about the agricultural and farm land for sale market. 

Many farms For Sale in Nebraska are not listed publicly...please call, text, or e-mail with your questions, wants, and needs!

Mike is your Ag, Farm, and Auction expert throughout Nebraska!

308-627-3700 and 800-241-3940 call or text me at these numbers or for easy e-mail access! Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker


Comments (23)

Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Good points, Mike!  There are a lot of colleagues here in DC I would keep in touch with if I ever left.  It's important to have old favorites you can share referrals with.

Sep 11, 2020 10:35 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Mike- what an excellent reminder. Just as agents are urged to stay in touch with former clients, the same goes for other agents. You never know. 

Sep 11, 2020 05:26 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Sep 12, 2020 06:44 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, great point. I stay in touch with some special real estate professionals in NY. Oh, and they're friends too! :-)

Sep 13, 2020 04:52 AM
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

You obviously made an impression on everyone you met throughtout the years. That's wonderful.

Sep 13, 2020 08:53 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker - that is a lesson for all of us.  Many in the Rain have moved since I joined and I remember their old locations.

Sep 13, 2020 10:19 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker it's interesting how people pop up out of nowhere looking for  us!  That just happend the other day.  A guy I've known since college has been emailing back and forth catching up and part of it was a friend that needed somebody in Phoenix. It's kind of like a home run - catch up with a dear old friend and meet a new client!

Sep 13, 2020 11:47 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

That is such good advice.  Back then it was harder to keep up with friends and business associates. The Internet has made it a lot easier.

Sep 13, 2020 11:54 AM
Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Denver Broker / Real Estate Advocate

Great reminder,  .... never lose touch with those you have provided a service for.  Even those out of State ... we have had a few referrals from far away lands, since we stay in touch with them.

Sep 13, 2020 12:55 PM
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Thank you all for checking in...and yes I would like to be your got to Broker for central Nebraska!   Have a great Sunday!

Sep 13, 2020 01:10 PM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

I keep in touch with many of my co-worker agents from the past- especially through facebook.  And of course our ActiveRain community is a fabulous resource for referrals!

Sep 13, 2020 01:37 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Never replace good friends with new short-term success. That
Thank you.

Sep 13, 2020 10:48 PM
Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

It is great to help friends of friends.  It is also good for our family and friends when they can refer someone to us and know we will take great care of them!

Sep 14, 2020 06:42 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Great post Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker so glad  Kathy Streib  featured it as I would have missed it

Sep 14, 2020 01:47 PM
John Marshall - FORE!
LoKation Real Estate - Cherry Hills Village, CO
Specializing in Golf Course Properties

Very nice, I did not know you were from the Springs? I was actually born in Nebraska and my family moved to Colorado when I was 3 months old, but I have socres of relatives still living the Cornhusker life!

Sep 14, 2020 02:50 PM
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker

Hi John Marshall - FORE! Where in Nebraska were you born at?

We lived in the Springs from 1992 to the very end of 2003.  I still worked a lot in the Springs in 2004 as I was transitioning.  We were transferred from Nebraska to the Springs for my wife's job with Principal Financial Group back in the day. I needed a job. When we moved there...the first agent we were referred to was horrible.  Two weeks later we went back with a different agent and she was golden and she suggested I go into the business and I am glad she did although the early years both in the Springs and after we moved here to Kearney were pretty lean!!

Sep 15, 2020 06:45 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Great points! There arae so mnay reasons to stay in touch with agents we know, and who know, and who might either refer to us directly OR share our name with someone who is asking "do you know someone in..."


Sep 14, 2020 10:16 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Always important to remember where you came from and who your friends are...

We used to visit Nebraska  You and I talked about this once My mothers favorite cousin Wanda and her husband Lee  Zerelda (sp?)  We loved their farm and family! Good Folks Good Times

Ive been up here in Alaska 31 years now...  I miss Kansas We still talk about a farmhouse on the river to hide out in once in awhile! 

Ok I am off the point of your post but if I ever have anyone needing an agent in Nebraska You will be the one I send them to!!

Sep 15, 2020 12:41 AM
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker

Debra Leisek I have, in fact, had a referral from Alaska a few years keep my number close!!!!!!   Where were your relatives from?

Sep 15, 2020 06:51 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Good to be reminded to stay in touch, something I always tend to do, but maybe not enough. Just another list to prospect.

Sep 15, 2020 06:04 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Mike, did not know you lived in the Springs, and good idea to stay in touch with those who know your experience.

Sep 15, 2020 08:05 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Congrats to you on the feature from Kathy!  Great job!

Sep 18, 2020 07:21 AM