Some say that maintaining connections with past clients is a good idea. I just don't understand how you would go about doing this or even why. Once a house is sold, it seems logical to just move on. The odds of your client wanting to buy another home in the next couple of years are slim to none. Most home buyers stay in their home 15 to 30 years before buying again.
I do, sure. I think this is more for helping family and friends of someone you recently worked with though I have worked with a few couples more than once. People change their minds and a lot of people will pull out of a mortgage and buy a new home.
I think it is. I mean this is no different to keeping in touch with a former client as a lawyer. There will always be people in need of help and friends or family of a former client may come to you because of this connection.
I think it depends. I don't make an effort to do so unless the people I have worked with would like to. I always close off with giving them another business card and sending them a house warming gift. My wife makes the baskets for them according to their age and family size.
I believe it is, at least in my area. I live in the middle of two major cities and there is always changes happening. I know a lot of people who will buy a condo for their first home only to sell it 5 years later for a whole house. I would say close to 40% of young couples do this where I am so keeping contacts is a good idea!
I read some statistics over by where I am and the average first time home buyer is looking to buy another home within the first 10 years. Many don't plan for pets or children ahead of time and end up needing more space when the children start getting bigger.