An Attitude of Gratitude: Thankful for My Clients

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An Attitude of Gratitude:  Thankful for My Clients

thankful for my clients elyse berman realtor


One of the best parts of my business are the people I've met along the way, many of who have become real friends.

In court reporting, I met people on depositions daily, but I didn't get to spend time with them.  Especially because in those days I wasn't allowed to speak, except maybe on a break.  I was too busy writing and making sure I had everything I needed, like spellings of words or names, to put a transcript together.

In real estate, I meet people and develop relationships all the time.  It may start with a text, phone call or email because of a blog they came across.  Sometimes it's a referral from a past client, friend or colleague. 

However it happens, I have a chance to get to know this person who is looking to buy or sell a home and vice versa.  

I'm now in my 20th year in real estate.  And more often than not, the people I meet have been great. 

When I first began this journey, it never occurred to me that I would make friends along the way, but that is exactly what happened.   And it has been an added bonus.

I had a mentor at the real estate board who told me, "If people like you and trust you, they'll do business with you."  

I work very hard for my clients, and they know it.   I go above and beyond for them.   It's important to me because buying a house is probably the biggest purchase they will ever make.   

I have to watch out for them in ways they may not even think of.   It's my job to watch out for their best interests.

My clients know they can trust me.  That's just who I am.  You know when you talk to someone, you get a feeling.   Do you like this person?  Can you trust them?  I need to feel the same way about my clients.   It's a two-way street.  Then we have a great team.

So to all my clients, I am very thankful and grateful for your trust these past 20 years and, hopefully, for many more years to come.   


This post is by Elyse Berman, PA, gratitude post in the November Gratitude Challenge hosted by Debe Maxwell, CRS 


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Comments (13)

Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

We all have been blessed by longtime loyal clients. Happy Black Friday!

Bill Salvatore / Arizona Elite Properties. 

Nov 24, 2023 04:17 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Happy Thanksgiving Elyse,
We do have so many blessings to be grateful for.
Wishing you and your loved ones all the best this Thanksgiving weekend and always!

Nov 24, 2023 04:21 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am sure that your clients are just as grateful for you!  I hope that you had a nice Thanksgiving!

Nov 24, 2023 04:35 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Having clients who turn into friends is indeed an amazing part of this journey!

Nov 24, 2023 04:45 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Elyse. As I was scrolling down to post my response I passed by the comment of Brian England and have to agree with him. We are distant drinking buddies, ha, ha! Enjoy your day. 

Nov 24, 2023 04:54 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

Hi Elyse,
Having clients become friends is a real bonus in the real estate business.  Not many businesses offer that kind of connection through a transaction.

I trust you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.

Nov 24, 2023 05:03 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Elyse,

In our business we have the opportunity to be of service and so often our clients turn into friends! It's a beautiful thing and really is something to be thankful for!

Nov 24, 2023 06:19 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Elyse... where would our businesses be without clients who like and trust us? And I never underestimate the amount of time it can take to develop life long trust. 

Nov 24, 2023 06:53 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

The people we meet as we do our jobs do need our help.  With the interaction the personalities come out and it doesn't take long to make a friend that will remember us to their friends.

Nov 24, 2023 03:20 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Elyse- I'll bet that your clients are thankful for you as well. They know how caring you are and will do whatever's right for them. 

Nov 24, 2023 06:48 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh, I love this post, Elyse! Your mentor was so right to put you on the path to earn trust because if they know, like & trust you, they will always seek you out to work with you. And, like you, those clients who turn into friends are a coveted byproduct of this wonderful business we are in! 

Thank you so much for sharing your gratitude for your clients with us in this month's challenge. We are all thankful for you being a part of ActiveRain! Happy belated Thanksgiving!

Nov 24, 2023 08:29 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

It's a wonderful perk of real estate, we meet some very special people along the way.

Congratulations on getting your 20! Not many do.

Dec 17, 2023 06:40 AM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Luxury Homes & Interior Designer

I think that one of the benefits of being in real estate is the ability to make new connections and develop long lasting friendships. So many of my friends came from those connections. Hope you have a wonderful holiday! 

Dec 24, 2023 04:36 AM