Special Relationships Made Via Real Estate Last Forever

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I recently had some communication, and a surprise visit, from a past client I hadn’t seen in 30 years. He found a post I had recently written on Facebook and reached out to me via text. 

He’s into politics now with the Republican party. I suggested he bring signs with him, and I’d help him plant them in my neighborhood.

He and his wife both visited. What a great reunion after being out of touch for decades. I was the agent who listed their first home and sold them the home they are still occupying and love. Their two babies are now very successful, well educated, adults.

Special relationships made via real estate transactions are long lasting. This is a simple example of how people who establish a close connection, with trust and confidence, never miss a beat even after decades have gone by.

Just another quick thought for the moment ….

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Barbara Todaro, Great Grandmother to Caleb, Santino, Aiden and Gianni       

Todaro Team - Retired



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Comments (28)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good Sunday morning to you, Barbara... you'll get no argument from me on this subject. Delighted that you had such a lovely reunion.

Aug 14, 2022 07:14 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Good morning, Barbara.
Yes, indeed, those long-term relationships from real estate go beyond our working days, don't they?  So glad you enjoyed your visit. We love hearing from you!

Aug 14, 2022 07:47 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

You made quite an impression to be remembered 30 years later.   A reunion of that nature is inspirational.  The last couple of years I started saying my clients are my friends or friends to be.  Since adopting that philosophy, it has been true. 


Aug 14, 2022 08:03 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for sharing Barbara! There no substitute for repeat and past clients. They are the best since they know you, trust and like you

Aug 14, 2022 08:36 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Your words bring back probably my most favorite quote "No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care." This quote is probably the foundation for many long term relationships. Thanks for sharing Barbara Todaro 

Aug 14, 2022 09:51 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Barbara, for sharing this experience.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Aug 14, 2022 11:20 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Love the flag Barbara Todaro . I still have several old friends from the business I keep in touch with. Forever friends are the best!

Aug 14, 2022 02:16 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Love this BarbaraT!  i had these relationships when I staffed offices and it's something I missed as a stager. I'm so happy that your client/seller reconnected with you. 

Aug 14, 2022 03:53 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Barbara that had to have been a special meetup with this past client, especially since he was the one that made the effort to reach out to you.

Aug 14, 2022 04:38 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love that and I am glad that you shared it with us!  I always enjoy hanging out with someone that I haven't seen in a long time and consider to be a good friend!

Aug 15, 2022 05:18 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

How wonderful that your past clients visited you. Relationships are what our business, and our lives, are all about. Thank you for sharing!

Aug 15, 2022 05:44 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh, what a wonderful post, Barbara! I can't believe I missed this - although I was at the beach last August 22nd!! LOL

You're so right - it is all about the relationships and I am ever so thankful for ours. I miss you terribly, here in the Rain - as do the masses!! Sending you loads of love...

Mar 25, 2023 07:52 AM
Fred Carver Real Estate Consulant
Retired BC Realtor - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Barbara Todaro Great Story great to see you near the top of the leaderboard, Love your blogs.


Happy Easter Barbara

Apr 09, 2023 11:15 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Barbara. Hope retirement has you being lucky at the Casino. Some relationships stand the test of time. Enjoy your day.

May 20, 2023 04:55 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Hope you are well Barbara.  Miss you here in the rain.

May 20, 2023 08:44 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

What a fun reunion that must have been, Barbara. We miss you!


May 20, 2023 01:24 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great seeing you Barbara!  And of course you have clients still visiting, texting after all these years.  I can imagine that you light up when seeing their familiar faces!  Bless you!

May 23, 2023 06:52 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Sure is good to see you here Barbara! I love your post and the story it tells about enduring friendships. It's truly a story about you - and about how you make people feel valued. That's a gift!

May 23, 2023 09:15 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Have not seen you in a whiie and i think of you often!   I have to say this business has brought me many long-lasting friendships and there is nothing better than 'catching up" with them and/or recieving repeat business and/or getting a call from a child of a past client that still remembers getting suckers when they came into the office with their parents 20 years ago and want me to be their Realtor!  I think the friendships are what makes me love this business the most!

May 31, 2023 09:41 AM
anna cii
ACB - Sydney, AU

Great seeing you Barbara!  And of course you have clients still visiting, texting after all these years. < cuphead  I can imagine that you light up when seeing their familiar faces!  Bless you!

Oct 25, 2023 01:13 AM