For me, it's not so much about chasing a commission on a one-time deal as keeping a happy client for a lifetime. One of my most memorable transactions and proudest moments as a Realand was when I negotiated a deal with a seller to work with my buyers while I listed their current home. I help the buyer and his pregnant wife get their new home 2 weeks after that. This was also during the holidays when lenders and title companies normally take long to close transactions. My clients were happy to move into their new home just in time for their new baby!