This isn’t what I signed up for when I became a Realtor®…I don’t think.

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty-Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, Idaho SP37235

This isn’t what I signed up for when I became a Realtor®…I don’t think.

"The core of mans' spirit comes from new experiences."

— Chris McCandless, (Super Tramp from “Into the Wild”)

 

DRACULA - KENT ANDERSONThe above quote quite adequately sums up my involvement with the Sandpoint Association of Realtors (SAR) HARVEST PARTY last night.  Long story short…I played the role of Dracula in the Haunted House portion of the event and, in so doing, stepped far out of my comfort zone.  The fact that my wife was on the HARVEST PARTY committee and is also the vice president of the SAR MLS pretty much sealed my fate.

 

draculettesMy “nature” would not typically allow me to volunteer for a role such as this but, in this instance, my “nature” was not part of the equation.  I squirmed a little, but I quickly realized this was a path I was going to have to walk so I accepted my fate and became Dracula for a night (as best I could, anyway).  My pain was eased when I was informed I would have two beautiful “Draculettes” at my side in the frightening “Haunted House Bedroom Scene”.

 

Broker Open Agent, JerriThe committee set the Haunted House up as a “typical” Brokers’ Open and created a 1-bedroom, 1-bath home within the confines of the Bonner County Fairgrounds Field House in Sandpoint.  My wife (affectionately called AGENT SLASHER) played the role of the Realtor® hosting the Broker Open and she lead several groups of four to five agents into the dark, dank, frightening portals of the home throughout the evening.  (Doesn't she make a lovely hostess?)  The rest of the players in the scene did their best to scare these groups of “seasoned agents” as they passed through.  Our nineteen year-old black cat, Chester, even joined in the fun…his job? … to meow, moan or howl and add to the atmosphere of fear we created (who cares that he never made a sound from his cage in the kitchen …thanks a lot, Chester).

chester

THE CASTFrom left to right:  Norman (dressed as Norman's Mom), Psycho Shower Screamer, Dracula, the Little Kitchen Creature, Agent Slasher, the French Maid, the Crazy Chef, Beautiful Vampire #1, Beautiful Vampire #2, the Boogie Man, Norman's Mother, the Main Course for Supper, the Clown (we all fear the Clown) and the Head of the Dinner Table.  Missing:  Susan (the mastermind behind the event - she is taking this photo) and the Chainsaw "killer" lurking at the back door.

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Shawn & DebSYDNEYA good time was had by all!  We were able to raise much needed and appreciated funds through donations and a silent auction to benefit the Grant & Scholarship Fund the Sandpoint Association of Realtors sponsors. We should ALL be proud of the shared efforts our Realtor Boards put forth to find ways to positively impact the communities we live and work in.  

MANY THANKS TO ALL PARTICIPANTS AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

 

 “Happiness is real when shared”


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Rainmaker
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Michelle Gibson
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Kent - Great Pictures!  It looks like everyone had a fantastic time.  Thanks for sharing!

Nov 01, 2009 09:08 AM #52
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Laura Gwyn
Laura Gail Gwyn Properties - Salem, OR

Very creative!  A 1 bedroom would scare anyone!

Nov 01, 2009 09:10 AM #53
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Emily Lowe
The Lipman Group | Sotheby's International Realty - Nashville, TN
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That looks like fun!  You never know what you're gonna get as a realtor!

Nov 01, 2009 09:30 AM #54
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Linda Powers
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Kent,

Looks like you made the perfect Dracula. Perhaps you sold yourself short and have a second career in your future!!!!!

Nov 01, 2009 09:33 AM #55
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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Kent - I really love your post and the pics are great, looks like so much fun! Congrats on the (Gold) Star and let me help keep this post alive with another feature at one on my favorite groups at Activerain .................

LATE NIGHT - EARLY MORNING AT ACTIVERAIN

VB ;o)

Nov 01, 2009 09:41 AM #56
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Dawn Maloney
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FUN! Happy Halloween!! It really helps to enjoy the company of people we work with all year long! And scaring a few of them would probably be a blast!

Nov 01, 2009 10:12 AM #57
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Stephanie Reynolds
Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. - Santee, CA
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What a great idea! This is a fantastic Localism post! Looks like everyone had a great time and sounds like you made a great contribution to your scholarship fund as well! Very fun!

Nov 01, 2009 10:29 AM #58
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Kent Anderson
Coldwell Banker Realty-Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, Idaho - Sandpoint, ID
from Schweitzer to the Lake

Hi Paul - Good for you to be on Priest.  That's Idaho's crown jewel.  I've got some great lots on the Priest Lake Golf Course at blow-away pricing if you know anyone looking.

Nov 01, 2009 11:15 AM #59
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Aaron Vaughn | Builder | Investor
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Good and well told information. Thanks! I appreciate it very much. Great stuff.

 

Nov 01, 2009 02:26 PM #60
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
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Good and well told information.  Thanks!  I appreciate it very much.  Great stuff.

Oh, sorry . ..  that's what Aaron Vaughn says on ALL his comments.  SUCH an original commenter. 

Your party, now that was original . . .

Nov 01, 2009 03:01 PM #61
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Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
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Looks like a good time was had by all -- thanks for sharing.

Nov 01, 2009 04:47 PM #62
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Kent Anderson
Coldwell Banker Realty-Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, Idaho - Sandpoint, ID
from Schweitzer to the Lake
Hey Robert, Thanks for the support!
Nov 01, 2009 05:18 PM #63
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Kent Anderson
Coldwell Banker Realty-Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, Idaho - Sandpoint, ID
from Schweitzer to the Lake
Thanks,Carla - Good infomation to know. I'll try to write something more moving for Aaron in the future. Have a great week!
Nov 01, 2009 05:22 PM #64
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Kent - You are a very very scary Dracula.  I will only meet you if you don't look like Dracula so I won't get bitten.

Nov 01, 2009 10:37 PM #65
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Looks like you guys had a great time! I'm glad to hear that you were able to raise a good bit of money for charity.

Nov 02, 2009 01:25 AM #66
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Kevin Lanham
Pacor Mortgage Corp - Oak Lawn, IL
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Kent - That looked like a lot of fun! And I'm glad to hear you were even able to raise money for a good cause.

Nov 02, 2009 02:53 AM #67
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Robert Savage
Bakersfield Property Solutions - Bakersfield, CA
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Kent, I don't have much to add but I do want to compliment you on the dracula photograph. way to go.

Nov 02, 2009 10:01 AM #68
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Christine Donovan
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Somebody Y ou did a great job with the makeup. 

Sometimes it's fun to step out of your comfort zone and live life from another angle.

Nov 02, 2009 02:15 PM #69
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Kent Anderson
Coldwell Banker Realty-Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, Idaho - Sandpoint, ID
from Schweitzer to the Lake

Hi Christine, Based on your profile picture, it appears you speak from experience.  Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Nov 03, 2009 04:59 AM #70
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Kent Anderson
Coldwell Banker Realty-Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, Idaho - Sandpoint, ID
from Schweitzer to the Lake

Hi Robert - Thanks for stopping by.  It was a fun event.

Thanks to everyone for stopping by.  What a great response!

Dec 08, 2009 12:32 PM #71
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