Things I Am Thankful For: My Work Sphere

Real Estate Agent with Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

Things I Am Thankful For: My Work Sphere

Our real estate business is a people business:
We help people to buy and sell houses
We interact with people to close our transactions.
And we get our prospects from the people we encounter along the way.
Provided we are doing our job right.


The more we interact the more business potentials we accumulate.

Past clients are always the best contacts to nurture for future business and I have been blessed to have kept in touch with former clients on a periodic basis with anniversary reminders and seasonal cards.

Of course the happiest clients are the clients that continue to offer my contact information to their friends.  I am currently working with  buyers that are friends of former clients.  One has been so happy so far that even before we get a chance to get her a house, she has referred me to another friend of hers to also help.

My golf hobby not only keeps me smiling, but has also been a source of business and even this year as gotten me 2 listings.  Some of those friends seem to relocate out of the state so I not only lose a golfing partner, but also friends


My short sale niche also benefits from a couple of bankruptcy lawyers that send their problem accounts my way,  Unfortunately that is one pipeline that never seems to end.

I do enjoy the business and the friendships I have made. What I enjoy the most is that we can control our degree of activity and take the vacations and flex time when needed.

This is a post for the November Thankful Challenge hosted by Debe Maxwell.


Things I Am Thankful For: My Work Sphere

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Ed Silva  Mapleridge Realty, LLC,   203-206-0754

Comments (12)

Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Hi Ed Silva . If there would be any aspect that I miss now that I am retired from Real Estate it would be the customers. That being said I'm happy to be rid of all aspects of the office.

Nov 20, 2021 05:15 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Ed- part of the success for any agent has to be in developing good referrals. That comes from the people that you meet and develop friendships with. 

Nov 20, 2021 05:44 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Ed Silva isn't that the truth . Have a wonderful holiday and I feel lfortunate to have you as a friend 

Nov 20, 2021 09:16 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, people are what makes this business so rewarding!

Have a wonderful day!

Nov 21, 2021 04:53 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Ed - your enjoyment and success in what you do, keeps that pipeline flowing.  Good for you.  Good for your clients too.  

Nov 21, 2021 05:01 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Our sphere is one of the most important things for our business and without it, we would often just spin our wheels.

Nov 21, 2021 06:20 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ed, our past clients are our gold!   I try this time of year to meet up with as many as a can, or at least chat on the phone.

Nov 21, 2021 07:11 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Ed and sure you have lots of people that you are thankful for in your business.  Make it a great Sunday!


Nov 21, 2021 08:39 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good afternoon, Ed

Happy for you and that all kinds og good things are on your docket.  A

Nov 21, 2021 10:00 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Ed... as you know, the vast majority of my business comes from repeat and referred clients. That being said, while I stay in touch with them, for the most part I don't socialize with clients very often.

Nov 21, 2021 11:53 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed referrals are the BEST source of business, and very hard to make it in this business without referrals.

Nov 21, 2021 03:25 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I love this, Ed! You have a great variety of sources for business. It's so rewarding when your clients not only refer you more business but, become good friends - including golfing buddies! 

100% of my business is repeat and referral and my sphere of friends and family is how I started in this business. It blossomed from there so, needless to say, I do as you do and enjoy time with them socially!

See you tomorrow!

Nov 22, 2021 05:01 PM