~ Good Karma Coming Full Circle ~
I have past clients that I have sold a few homes to and they have referred me to several family members and friends. I would call them terrific "A" clients.
Last fall they sent me an email that they had a new employee moving out from the Chicago area and wanted to know if I could contact her and help her find a rental here in town. The new employee wanted to eventually buy a place, but would prefer to rent first, until she got to know the city. So, as a good will gesture, I was happy to do this for them.
I met their new employee, Jessica, on Saturday. I had several rental properties scheduled for us to view. It was the 5th property, The Breakers Resort Rental Properties in Denver, that she fell in love with. We had to wait for over an hour to meet with a leasing agent. But, Jeffrey was pleasant, extremely patient and helpful. He took his time with us. Answered all of Jessica's questions. Offered suggestions on different floor plans. (The community had 44!)
Jeffery took us on a golf cart to view the community, the lake, several of their 6 pools, 2 of their multiple club houses and so much more. He really sold the community, not just an apartment. When we got back to the leasing office, we talked some more. Jeffery wanted to know how Jessica and I knew one another. I explained how we were connected. He said that I could receive a referral fee of up to half of a months rent for bringing Jessica to the community.
Wow! This was unexpected. This is not the norm for the Denver area. I have been selling residential real estate for almost 19 years here. I told several agents of my rental referral surprise. They were all just as surprised as I was.
I'm going to look at this as good karma coming full circle!