An Attitude of Gratitude - More Than I Deserve

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Criado Realty 0548772

Dear Diary,

I had an amazing day today!  It started out with a new investor relationship that looks to be a promising long-term relationship. I had lunch at a new Korean restaurant that I found nearby my early morning meeting. I got a call during lunch from my friend Maggie McFarland out of Pearland, Texas asking if I would welcome ANOTHER referral for one of her past clients. I had a great interview with Dr. Henderson, Director of Women & Gender Studies at UT Arlington to help me with my book that I've started. Then I got this cal out of the blue -


"Cathy we tried to deliver something to you over the last couple of days but you haven't been home." I replied, "Because I'm never home! I am either with clients or out with my kids. Can you deliver to my Executive Assistant?"  Delivery company, "Will they sign for it?" Me, "I suppose as long as its not a live giraffe or turtle (laughing)."  Delivery company, "Laughing, no but close. You'll need to pick it up right away. We'll deliver by 2pm." Me , "Sure"

Here's my giraffe:


Thank You Karen Hawkins

A gesture too kind and not deseved by me,  KAREN HAWKINS sent in appreciation for mentoring a fellow greenie. None-the-less, this is one of the sweetest (literally), kindest, thoughtful things I've experienced in my career as a Realtor. Thank you for making my day end on a very high note!

PS - If you read my featured blog today Why Do Realtors Make Such High Commission? - this makes up for the bad days.

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Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

It is alway nice to be appreciated in our work.  Congrations on a job well done.

May 01, 2012 09:56 AM #1
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Evening Cathy,  What a nice gesture to recognize your efforts !  Just got a very nice hand written note from a seller.  Certainly made my day !!!

May 01, 2012 10:07 AM #2
Rose King
UTR, Texas Realtors - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

Hi Cathy! It's the little things - like a thank-you note, flowers, balloons, cookies or just hugs - that make our jobs so enjoyable. I'm glad you had a great day, and that it ended on such a happy note! :)

May 01, 2012 12:56 PM #3
Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc.
pha logistix inc - San Francisco, CA

You're going to enjoy all that delicious fruit... what a nice way for someone to say Thank you to you.. congrats!

May 01, 2012 12:57 PM #4
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Cathy, I would say that you had a GREAT Day. The gift from our friend, Karen in British Columbia was very nice and thoughtful of her. You did a Great Job being her Mentor for Green Awareness, and those other Green related subjects.

May 01, 2012 12:59 PM #5
Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
Royal Pro Real Estate Network - Langley, BC

Cathy, so glad to hear that the package finally got delivered! You deserve it - and hopefully you get a few of those chocolate treats before the kids tuck into it! :-)

May 01, 2012 02:04 PM #6
Joni Bailey
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Cathy: How sweet of Karen to send you a gift of appreciation! You must have done a GREAT job!

May 02, 2012 12:00 AM #7
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Good for you. It's always nice to get a pat on the back ( so to speak ) for doing something nice. I hope this personal high continues for you for a long time to come.

May 03, 2012 10:58 AM #8
Cathy Criado
Criado Realty - San Antonio, TX
Making Real Estate Profitable

Hey Karen - all the chocolate ones are gone!  We had fruit for breakfast today too. Still have a little left.

May 03, 2012 11:00 AM #9
Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Million $ Guild Cert Luxury Home KW Land Division

Today has been an AWESOME day for me as well as I wrote 3 sales, 1 closing, and 1 new listing all today.  This is what I have been missing for 6 years is this kind of volume business.


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