It's a Wonderful Life and Profession

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Real Estate Agent with Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Group - Keller Williams

It is a tradition in our family every year during the holiday season to watch the Frank Capra classic “It’s a Wonderful Life”. In fact I’ve seen it so many times that I can quote word-for-word many of the scenes. Perhaps it is because of all the real estate lessons contained within!

The heart of why it is so meaningful for me to be a real estate agent is played out in the scene where the family is at the dinner table. George Bailey’s younger brother Harry is preparing for a party that he is trying to get his big brother to attend. As George is leaving for college soon he shares his dream with his father that he wants to be an architect and see the world. He just couldn’t imagine being a part of carrying on his father’s dream of running the Bailey Building and Loan. George sees the enterprise as small and penny-ante and he wants to create and build on a grand level.

George: Oh, now Pop, I couldn't. I couldn't face being cooped up for the rest of my life in a shabby little office...Oh, I'm sorry Pop, I didn't mean that, but this business of nickels and dimes and spending all your life trying to figure out how to save three cents on a length of pipe...I'd go crazy. I want to do something big and something important.

Pop: You know, George, I feel that in a small way we are doing something important. Satisfying a fundamental urge. It's deep in the race for a man to want his own roof and walls and fireplace, and we're helping him get those things in our shabby little office.

As a professional agent, I echo Mr. Bailey’s sentiment. In small and big ways we are doing something important, satisfying the fundamental desire of home ownership. As agents it is rewarding to assist Purchasers in finding a home that meets their needs and walk them through the myriad of steps to make that happen. It is our privilege as well to work with sellers on what is typically their largest asset, to take them through the maze of both marketing and selling their home. The mission of HBC Group at KW is to “impact and improve people’s lives.”

Karen Briscoe and Lizzy Conroy, principles of the HBC Group at Keller Williams would be delighted to assist with your real estate needs, whether selling or buying a home.  Our group of active and experienced Realtors® in the Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland and Washington, DC market place consider it an honor to be of service. Please contact via the means most convenient for you:  www.HBCGroupKW.com, 703-734-0192, Homes@HBCGroupKW.com.

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Laura Cerrano
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I like some of these offers and I might take you up on one of them!

Dec 06, 2017 06:53 PM #8
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Sham Reddy
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So true!!!

As Real Estate professionalsm we are Satisfying a fundamental urge. It's deep in the race for a man to want his own roof and walls and fireplace, and we're helping!

Dec 07, 2017 03:45 AM #9
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Andrew Mooers
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It is an honor and privilege to serve buyers and sellers of real estate for sure.

Dec 07, 2017 04:32 AM #10
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Scott Godzyk
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I have not seen the movie in years. Congratulations on the feature and i do agree that we need to satisy the desire for their new home. I love to say "service sells"

Dec 07, 2017 05:12 AM #11
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Gordon Crawford
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Welcome Karen and congrats on a great post!  It really is all about helping people!  Enjoy your holiday!

Dec 07, 2017 05:27 AM #12
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Everytime a bell rings , a REALTOR has just made a Sale ????????????

Dec 07, 2017 05:32 AM #13
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Welcome and thank-you for a delightful post!  I love that movie!

Dec 07, 2017 06:32 AM #14
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Sharon Tara
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I always loved that movie and look forward to watching it again this year. Many lessons in the movie and regardess of how old it is it is still so relevent.

Dec 07, 2017 07:50 AM #15
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 Bravo! It's always great to hear someone so passionate about their business.

Dec 07, 2017 08:24 AM #16
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I think it might be interesting for real estate agents to imagine It's a Wonderful Life but using what like would be without NAR and brokers. Would it be better or worse?

Dec 07, 2017 08:41 AM #17
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Welcome to AR - big splash with your featured post. It's also a favorite with our family too. Such an important message. D 

Dec 07, 2017 08:57 AM #18
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Always make time on Christmas Eve to watch!  Seems I always pick up great lessons every time I watch!  Blessings to you this holiday season! :)

Dec 07, 2017 09:37 AM #19
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Congrats on the featured post, I rarely watch any movie more than once, but I have seen It's a wonderful life about a dozen times!

Dec 07, 2017 11:26 AM #20
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Karen Briscoe
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Bill,
I too have watched the wonderful story about a dozen times. Some things are special that way.  Appreciate the kudos!  
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Dec 07, 2017 12:46 PM #21
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Congratulations on the feature! I, too, have seen "It's a Wonderful Life." There are many good lessons in that movie. It is very thought provoking. Thank you for sharing. 

Dec 07, 2017 05:08 PM #22
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Karen Briscoe
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Corey,
Thank you for reading!  Glad to know you find it meaningful as well.

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Dec 07, 2017 06:39 PM #23
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If you choose to believe it...It's a Wonderful everything

Dec 08, 2017 07:21 AM #24
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I have owned other businesses, and still own another one than my real estate business, and real estate is still the best.

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Richard,
I too find real estate to be one of the most meaningful professions.  Thanks for reading and sharing! 
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