Annie Adjchavanich, CRE LA, Orange Co, SFV, South Bay, Inland Empire (Secret HQ, Inc)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

My husband always produces a nice bottle of champagne and toasts me on a job well done and invites the universe to introduce me to the next one!   I loved Nina Hollander 's answer though

Jul 15, 2016 11:32 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I celebrate every closing by taking my bride on a date. For us it can be dinner at one of our favorite La Jolla restaurants, a luxury movie theater day or if the closing is big enough; couples massage at one of our favorite local resorts.

Celebrating is important because it allows you to reset for the next one, it creates victories in your month and closure of all you went through on that escrow. We have a no more than 5% of the commission Net, budgeted for it. What we do not use of the 5% goes into our vacation fund...which we often under spend the 5% because we love to pamper our vacations!

People that do not celebrate risk burn out and a feeling of being on a treadmill that never ends. I look at them as people that go to a comedy club to eat & drink, instead of to laugh. Celebrating renews your energy. Athletes celebrate, companies celebrate, we need to celebrate too.

Jul 15, 2016 10:56 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Depositing the commission check is an adequate celebration.

Jul 15, 2016 09:50 PM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I quietly thank the universe

Jul 15, 2016 09:45 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't celebrate. It's how I get "paid." When I was on salary in the corporate world, I didn't celebrate twice a month because my salary was paid into my account.

Jul 15, 2016 10:35 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I used to celebrate in some way on every closing in my early years. Since I had a young family the whole family got to help celebrate. Now it is just part of what I do and plan really big celebrations throughout the year that are the result of working hard.

Jul 15, 2016 12:41 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Give thanks to God.   Then go out for lunch or dinner.

Jul 15, 2016 11:51 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Indeed and it depends how big or how difficult the transaction was, I have been to Spago of Wolfgang Pucks fame with clients as a closing dinner... I have been to lunch with clients at Bouchon of Thomas Keller fame... and I have taken Diane out to dinner and other times I have bought her presents... it all depends...Endre

Jul 15, 2016 04:52 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Not for about a month, then we host a Hot Dog Party and invite the family, friends and neighbors.

Jul 15, 2016 01:24 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

no - business as usual

Jul 15, 2016 09:42 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We love to celebrate all victories big and small, and it depends on the form.  It may be a Champagne bottle to go with our dinner,or it may be a drive in the wine country for some wine depends om our mood of the moment. A

Jul 15, 2016 02:04 PM
Toronto, ON

Deposit the cheque and decide how to utilize the funds.

Jul 15, 2016 01:59 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Today, i came home and blogged.

Jul 15, 2016 01:58 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I celebrate all the way to the bank. 

Jul 15, 2016 01:31 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I do like to do a little celebration. It varies, but I might go out for a special dinner or take my clients out. I might plan a long weekend away. 

Jul 15, 2016 01:18 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

First and foremost my pleasure is in congratulating my clients, and with buyers handing over the keys to their new home. My wife and I will usually toast the closing. Nothing fancier than that!

Jul 15, 2016 01:12 PM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Just got back from a nice dinner out with the family after a nice AR-referred closing today.

Jul 15, 2016 01:12 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Love to celebrate right after closing with breaking bread and I let the clients choose the place.

Jul 15, 2016 12:37 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Depends on a lot of things.  My relationship with clients and level of stress during the deal. Sometimes I want to celebrate with the clients.  Sometimes I want to celebrate I never have to see them again.

Jul 15, 2016 12:24 PM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

Yes always!  I either go out with friends for dinner or I take the day off.

Jul 18, 2016 01:58 AM
Annie Adjchavanich
Secret HQ, Inc - Los Angeles, CA
CRE LA, Orange Co, SFV, South Bay, Inland Empire

Thank you! I love everyone's answers! 

Jul 18, 2016 12:22 AM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®

Good morning Annie,

I like to go out to dinner with my husband. Next day, I am ready for the next.

Jul 16, 2016 10:28 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

My best reward: a deep tissue massage. And I happily appreciate gift cards for it:) 

Jul 16, 2016 04:20 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yup, I pay my bills

Jul 16, 2016 01:14 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Cash the check and take the family out to dinner

Jul 16, 2016 12:59 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Usually I don't celebrate, but I do like to buy something shiny that goes "Bang" or "Boom" every few transactions.  On tough escrows, I definitely celebrate with a good meal.

Jul 16, 2016 10:08 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I agree with Roy Kelley that is enough for me.

Jul 16, 2016 08:42 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

not publicly, im serious.. humble... (try) and head up and move forward..

Jul 16, 2016 07:50 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Always a great bottle of wine.

Jul 16, 2016 03:48 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate


Jul 16, 2016 03:45 AM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Annie Adjchavanich An office I was with, when an agent closes a sale would bring pizza to the office.

Jul 16, 2016 03:29 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I hope I never witness a celebration....the only action that should be taken is to secure another listing and a new deal....

Jul 16, 2016 02:59 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

My husband and I have a nice dinner and spend some time together, something that is all too rare at times.

Jul 16, 2016 02:56 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Normally we celebrate with our clients by shopping and finding the 'perfect' closing gift just for them. On occasson we may enjoy champagne as well.

Jul 16, 2016 02:16 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Many times it's a sigh...of relief.   Onto the next.   

Jul 16, 2016 01:53 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Always with praise and gratitude for the business and the blessing of another closing. I might get a message or afford myself some serious chill time in the evening.  Every day is a celebration. 

Jul 16, 2016 01:36 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Sure do; I get right back to work on the next deal.

Jul 16, 2016 01:32 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Our celebration is a drive to the bank and making a deposit.  Paying our bills on time is they best way to celebrate.

Jul 16, 2016 01:11 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

We don't celebrate payday per se, any more than we would if we were getting a corporate paycheck, but we often toast our clients and their new home. 

Jul 16, 2016 01:04 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

SOme deserve celebration and others relief while some a sad notion i wont be seeing that client every day who i have held their hand for teh last 45 days

Jul 16, 2016 01:01 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

My family goes out to dinner !

Jul 15, 2016 11:46 PM
Ari Taylor
Century 21 North Shore - Peabody, MA
Realtor with Century 21 North Shore!

I'm still fairly new-so I celebrate by depositing the checks and paying bills. I did celebrate my first closing and took the family and my mom and best friend (who supported me a lot through the process of becoming an agent and getting myself started) out to a modest but nice dinner.

I'm sure I will celebrate my milestones, first sale over a million, my lucky 13 sale? my 100th sale, but generally it's business as usual!

Jul 15, 2016 11:26 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I go get a slushy at Sonic half price off.

Jul 15, 2016 11:23 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Do not! Simply go on to the next!

Jul 15, 2016 11:15 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Annie Adjchavanich I take my wife out to a nice dinner.

Jul 15, 2016 11:14 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I used to celebrate by buying a new piece of crystal after each transaction but had to stop.  I just didn't need any more crystal.  Then I switched to buying a branded piece of apparel and, eventually stopped that too.  I was talking to my brother the other day about my WILL.  I ask if there was anything he wanted and he said the only thing is my set of crystal.  He is a farmer.  I had no idea!  

Jul 15, 2016 11:13 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Sushi is always a favortie...perhaps things I put off until a payday comes in like shoes, a doo-dad or a gift. I get excited more about the concept not the goods

Jul 15, 2016 11:13 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I celebrate all the way to my bank. It is what I do and like Debbie Reynolds I plan celebrations throughout the year for all my hard work.

Jul 15, 2016 11:10 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Always and on every single one - usually with a dinner date with my Husband

Jul 15, 2016 10:51 PM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

Only celebration is moving on to the next closing. 

Jul 15, 2016 10:49 PM
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

Yes, and usually with lunch or dinner to celebrate with them.

Jul 15, 2016 10:35 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Jul 15, 2016 10:02 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annie Adjchavanich - oh yes, celebration! Lunch or dinner outside...

Jul 15, 2016 04:58 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I celebrate by taking "memory building" pictures of the walk thru and the events of the closing up to the handing out of the keys and then give those to the buyers for a remembrance of their great home buying experience.

Jul 15, 2016 02:37 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Yes I usually go out for a nice dinner.

Jul 15, 2016 01:08 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

The closing today is very different from earlier days taking buyer and seller meet at escrow.  I do not even go to title company much unless they need me.

The celebrations often involve tons paperless docs. I typically do my own escrow all involving pdfs to save a tree.

Jul 15, 2016 12:50 PM