In the Trenches Good Morning your Realtor is Here!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Jim W Hildreth Real Estate Brokerage & Mediation Services

July 9 2008 by Jim W Hildreth Broker RE/Max of Sonora, CA

As a candidate for the Sonora city council, I decided that each day prior to the election, I would go door to door to introduce myself.

At one of the homes, I introduced myself Jim Hildreth and told the woman occupant that I was running for the city council.

She was very abrupt and told me that I should not waste her time as that I was a Realtor and she watched realtor's , developers rip off the community and then take the profits and then move out of town.

I told her quickly that I did more in the community than just being a Broker and for example, I was also a volunteer fireman within the city and when I went to calls at 3:00am, it wasn't because of a listing, but it was that I "Cared" for the community.

She cut me off and told me to have a good day and shut the door.

The next morning was raining and the weather was turning cold, my pager went off and her home was on fire. It was a flu fire.

As I was coming down the ladder, with my fire coat and helmet, I took off my helmet and in a sweeping fashion said the following. "Good Morning your Realtor is here"

Her response "You got my vote"

I lost the election by 13 votes ran 4 years later and served on the Sonora City Council for 12 years, including 2 years as Mayor.

Jim W Hildreth

RE/Max of Sonora

(209) 536-1103

 

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Eric Reid
Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners - Lawrenceville, GA

GREAT STORY>. I ran for state rep .. and knocked well over 10,000 door that summer.. really got me over cold calling fear ...

Jul 09, 2008 06:42 AM #1
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Tracey Shrouder
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That is terrific!  Funny story.  I bet she voted for you every single time too :)

 

Tracey

www.360realtygreensboro.com

 

Jul 09, 2008 06:43 AM #2
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Charlie Ragonesi
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love the story I would have paid to see the look on her face

Jul 09, 2008 06:51 AM #3
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