A COLD DAY DELIVERING KEN'S CARROLWOOD AND RIVER BEND VIEW..

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Infinity

The thermometer read 17 degrees as I pulled into Carrolwood last Friday... 

In spite of the cold temperatures, I was excited.  It was the first of two stops I would be making that day, delivering my newsletter...

                              Carrolwood Townhome in December                    
                              -Carrolwood Subdivision on a bright and sunny day.

I was dressed in several layers.  It would be important for warmth as well as padding...

My primary concern wasn't the temperature, but the icy conditions resulting from the wet snow we had two nights prior...

Had the associations shoveled?

Along with Carrolwood in Naperville, I would also be visiting River Bend in Lisle... 

                                 Riverbend in December
                                 -I was the lone "walker" in River Bend on this day...

River Bend and Carrolwood are my two primary "farm" areas.  I would be personally delivering my "View" to over three hundred doors...

                                River Bend doors in December
                                -More than 1000 icy and slick steps awaited me in River Bend... 

I knew the going would be cold and hazardous.  But I also knew it would be my last marketing "blitz" of the year...

A long day. 

But an important one.  Well worth it...

Marketing always is...

Ken

 

Ice spreads over Lake Carrolwood
-Ice spreads over Lake Carrolwood...

A cold day in Carrolwood
-You can almost feel the cold...


Frozen Lake River Bend
-Lake River Bend on a cold December day...



Ken's Carrolwood View

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Stephanie Frymyer
Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc. - Whittier, CA
Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier

How beautiful, thanks for the great pics! I miss the snow, but you are right, it sure must be harder to work in icy conditions. Be safe and have a Merry Christmas!

Dec 17, 2009 06:22 AM #1
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Steve Shatsky
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Hi Ken... NOW THAT'S DEDICATION!  17 Degrees would be enough to keep me indoors, but I bet anyone who you encountered while distributing your marketing pieces was impressed!

Dec 17, 2009 06:27 AM #2
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Ken Tracy
Keller Williams Realty Infinity - Naperville, IL
Helping clients buy and sell since 2005

Hi Stephanie and Steve.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

It was cold.  And slick.  But the days I deliver I always feel great...

Merry Christmas to you and Happy Holidays to all!

Thanks again,

Ken

Dec 17, 2009 09:41 AM #3
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John Walters
Frank Rubi Real Estate - Slidell, LA
Licensed in Louisiana

Ken keep working hard.  Just looking at those pictures makes me shiver.

Dec 17, 2009 10:44 AM #4
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Ken,

It was a beautiful day, clear skies and the sun was out.  I am not to sure that I would have been out tho, I am not in to all that snow.

Good luck my friend

Dec 17, 2009 11:42 AM #5
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Dana Devine
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Apollo Beach, FL

Ken   why not mail it...yes i know you might run into someone in person, but are you leaving these flyers on the door or where?

Jan 10, 2010 02:37 AM #6
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Ken Tracy
Keller Williams Realty Infinity - Naperville, IL
Helping clients buy and sell since 2005

Hi Dana, Don, and John.  Thanks for stopping in.

It was easier doing it in the cold then in the heat of summer.

The ice was dangerous, though.

Dana, mailing would be easier.  More expensive.  And I also feel less effective.

I hang them on doorknobs in clear plastic bags.  Makes me different then the typical junk mail.

Thanks everyone,

Ken

Jan 10, 2010 03:06 AM #7
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