Today, I grabbed lunch with a client that I sold a home to 10 years ago, we’ll call him Tom. Tom and I have stayed in touch over the past decade and we’ve grabbed lunch on multiple occasions. In fact, I talk to him quite often.
One of the things I like to do with my clients is follow along with them in their investment journey. Every year I remind Tom of the anniversary of his purchase and give him an overview of his property’s value. He’s enjoyed seeing his investment grow, particularly in recent years, and I’m proud to share that info with him.
But beyond that, Tom has turned to me for a many home-related questions, and I’m always happy to answer.
For example, a couple of years ago he toyed with the idea of buying an investment property and wanted my opinion on rental values in a few different neighborhoods. Last year, he remodeled his kitchen and asked my advice about where he would see the greatest return on his renovation. And today during lunch he asked me for guidance on the sale of his parents’ home. His father recently passed away and he was wondering if I could help him find an agent to represent his mother in the sale of their home in New Hampshire.
My point is this – despite the fact that Tom and I worked together many years ago, I want him, and all of my clients, to feel comfortable turning to me for advice.
A trusted real estate advisor is just that – an advisor on all things real estate related. An advisor in the purchase of your home and then an advisor who is also there to help with any real estate questions that may come up along the way.