My New Outside Blog: When Client/Friends Stop By

When Client/Friends Stop By

When Client/Friends Stop By

 Recently I started working with clients, the Allens, from Illinois which is always special for me since as most of you know I am also from Illinois. I've really grown attached to this family...great kids and parents. During our search for their new home here in Huntsville I happened to mention how much I miss Chicago and that I'd love to have something from one of the sports teams: Cubs, Bears, etc. Well, the Allens called me yesterday saying they had something for me and would I be in the office?

I was and this is what they delivered

 Client Gift

So, to the Allens...I thank you all and I very much appreciate your thoughtfulness. It has been my pleasure getting to know and working with you (even if you weren't from Illinois)!

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Comment balloon 35 commentsNick T Pappas • December 30 2014 11:26AM


Go Chicago - one of my favorite cities in the country! You clearly mean a lot to the Allens and they wanted you to have a little piece of home,  down there in Alabama! Happy new year Nick!

Posted by Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes (Fresh Eyes For Your Home) over 3 years ago

Pretty cool gift I would say.  Hope you and yours had a Merry Christmas. Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 3 years ago

Really nice Nick. I have a special feeling for people who are from Illinois.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 3 years ago

Awe! Those are special people and I know you will make life in Alabama just as special for them too!

Yes! That Chicago connection is strong and alive in many of us who have lived there and moved to other worlds throughout the states.

We will always cheer for our old, hometown teams and those specail sporting events that makes us yearn for buying those peanuts, hotdogs, and cracker jacks!

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 3 years ago

Nick, that is so cool that you connected with this neat family through your old stomping grounds and being a Cubs Fan.

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold on Bob" (CB Stagecoach ~ Broker Associate) over 3 years ago

Nick, I lived in Chicago in the past, and attended Cubs & Bears games many times. There is something special about Chicago.

Happy New Year to you and your family, Wishing you success in 2015!

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) over 3 years ago

Nick you must have had a smile from ear to ear.  Now you have to post a blog wearing everything they gave you :)

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 3 years ago

Awwww    Nick, you must have been completely thrilled beyond!!!!  Clients like that are beautiful!

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Nick, that's cool, maybe a shirt with a goat and a Bartman profile would complete the collection

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 3 years ago

That is so awesome, Nick. What a very thoughtful gift. Happy New Years. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 3 years ago

Nick- how thoughtful and I can see why you've enjoyed working with them.  Enjoy your Chicago team gear!!1

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 3 years ago

Good morning Nick. Would love to see the Cubs get to a world series in the next few years, they will be putting a much better team on the field.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 3 years ago

Hello Nick ... what a great gift and your post has been featured to the group:


Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 3 years ago

Happy New Year Nick!  What a great surprise for a hardworking agent!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 3 years ago

Nick T Pappas , you are fortunate to have such great people to work with.  I know that they appreciate you wholeheartedly, too!  Best to you in 2015!

Posted by Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire (Marshall Enterprises) over 3 years ago

That is a thoughtful gift from appreciative clients Nick! Happy New Year to you and I do hope the Cubs take the pennant in my lifetime! 

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Prado Real Estate South) over 3 years ago

Nick reminds me of when I had a client from Boston and they sent me a live  Lobster and a Quart of Boston Clam Chowder, it meant a lot. Congrats and enjoy wearing the gear. Oh p.s.: Go Red Sox:), Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 3 years ago

It is amazing, how many thoughtful people we meet in this profession!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 3 years ago

Now that's an exceptional gift, Nick.  Wear them proudly in 2015.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 3 years ago

Nick, that says a LOT about you and your relationship with your Huntsville AL home buyers - you obviously go above and beyond and make it a true relationship and not just a one time business transaction.  As to your choice of teams - er, not so much, LOL.  Da Bears kinda bit the big one this year, eh?  

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) over 3 years ago

Nick T Pappas how thoughtful the Allens are!    Bet this brought a huge smile to your face!  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 3 years ago

Thank you all for your great comments, the Allens really are a wonderful family.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) over 3 years ago

They obviously feel that you are a good friend, Nick.  How nice to have a good friend/client 

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 3 years ago

Hello Nick,

What a lovely and thoughtful surprise gift - and those are my teams too (LOL)

Wishing you a fabulous 2015!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 3 years ago

Some great clients and they must have thought a lot about you to do this.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 3 years ago

Hi Nick: Those gifts from your friends will give you a close connection to Illinois. Something you can hug, wear, and look at to bring back good memories.

Enjoy your time with the Allens and here is wishing you and them to finding the right home soon. With your help, it is not going to be difficult.

Posted by Maria Gilda Racelis, Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen! (Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington) over 3 years ago

Hi Nick, I also had some clients bring me items from Las Vegas. They were both working the casinos and was hoping to get a job at the Greenbrier's casino...but alas it did not work out.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker) over 3 years ago

OH my.. nothing better than friends stopping in and providing some great gifts. That makes for a for a great day.

Posted by Doyle Lee Austin Davison Iv, 28+ years serving Investors/Banks/Buyers/sellers (Surf City Realty 714-968-6767) over 3 years ago

That's really thoughful and cool of them to give you these presents! You are now under pressure to deliver the goods for them!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 3 years ago

Nick-Isn't there a phrase usually included when referencing Chicago sports teams, "long-suffering Cubs fan"

Posted by Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale (Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®) over 3 years ago

I like surprises and this was a nice surprise. Hope your New Year is starting off on the right foot.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 3 years ago

Nick, that is so nice.  It doesn't happen every day that our customers listen to us and then actually act on it in such a nice way!  It feels good to be appreciated. 

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 3 years ago

Thanks for sharing these very thoughtful gifts.

Have an outstanding week!

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

Good evening Nick .. this speaks volumes of how your caring for your clients had a major impact on them.  What a very kind and thoughtful gesture.  They were listening to your needs as you did theirs.

Posted by Judith Parker, CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC (ProStead Realty) over 3 years ago

Nick T Pappas

Very cool clients you have there. I love that Cubbies tee shirt. Like to watch those games as well

Posted by Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD! (Coldwell Banker) over 3 years ago

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