I'm tossing this out there to see how other Realtors handle the "invite". Many of my clients often invite me over to their homes after they have sold or purchased for a social gathering or meal. I'm not talking about a "housewarming" party, its as though they'd like to build or enhance the relationship.
For those people who move from out of town, we as Realtors are the first friendly faces they meet. So do they "like me, really like me" a la Sally Field or is it just courtesy or do they want "free advice" etc. How do you handle the professional side of your relationship with your client versus the personal side. Is it always arms length, if so we stand to lose alot of great friendships? Or if its touchy feely when do we cross the professional line? Your thoughts!