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Labour Day 2010

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario

Being a top notch, high-flying real estate agent isn't always easy. There are certain sacrifices that have to be made to attain this lofty space that I occupy in the spectrum of human endeavour. 

Today is Labour Day, and when most people are getting a day away from work to celebrate the fruits of their labour, there are certain very important jobs that I must to to ensure that everything will work smoothly. Since it is said that a picure is worth a thousand words, I have decided to represent my tasks in a pictorial form, thus giving this short blog post the gravitas of a 6000+ word post.

I was warned that real estate wasn't going to be easy.

Len Kobewka
Prairie Scapes / Scape-itâ„¢ - Calgary, AB
You Can Scape-it

Thanks for saving all the script Malcolm.

the last pic shows all the deskwork we should see at the end of the day.   ... Len

Sep 06, 2010 06:17 AM
Janice Ankrett
Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Malcolm! Now that's what I call desk work LOL. Every man should know how to scrub a toilet ;).

Sep 06, 2010 08:05 AM
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Central Maryland

Does not look like much of a fun day to me. My office needs a clean too if you are in the area.

Sep 06, 2010 10:52 AM
Not In Real Estate Any Longer
Autaugaville, AL

Hi Malcolm,

Well, maybe if you didn't drink so much and take so much time hiding the bottles you could be done quicker ;)

Sep 07, 2010 07:01 AM
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

L.P. "Sarge" Kobewka (RE/MAX ACA) Only on the days that end with a Y, Sarge.

Janice Ankrett ASP (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) It's easy Janice, there's a brush provided for that.

Ellie McIntire Real Estate in Howard County Maryland (The McIntire Team of Long & Foster) No, house cleaning really isn't much fun Ellie.

Pam McInnes - Here to Help You and Your Pets (Team Realty K.W. Inc., Brokerage - Kitchener, ON Canada) You are right Pam, it takes a while to hide all of hem.

Sep 07, 2010 10:25 AM
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

It's a dirty job but someone had to do it Malcolm! The king of his own domain!

Sep 07, 2010 02:37 PM
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate
Sep 08, 2010 05:22 AM
Jami Asanovich
Smart Concept Realty, LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
Doing the right thing, every time!

WOW, what a weekend! :) Hopefully you did such a good job you can put off the next cleaning until Halloween. :) 

Sep 08, 2010 06:32 AM
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Jami Asanovich (Ashby Realty Group) Halloween Jami? More like Christmas.

Sep 09, 2010 01:58 AM
Sergio DePinto
Royal LePage Maximum Realty.,Brokerage - Greater Toronto Area - Vaughan, ON

You're so right Malcolm... these photo's sure did say a lot!

It's a career that involves sacifices like missing many holiday activities, multi- duties and tasking, and dedication. It's not like I followed you're example. This year I had the unussual opportunity to avoid my office,home ofiice, and even my breifcase, entirely and without remorse.

Sergio

Sep 09, 2010 05:51 PM
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Sergio DePinto (Re/Max Premier Inc. - Greater Toronto Area) There are times I do get entirely away too Sergio. You have to do that every now and then.

Sep 10, 2010 03:19 AM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

Malcolm...I just read your comment over on Jo Smith's post and you struck me as a very funny man...so, I stopped over and I was right! You are a very funny man (though a bit beverage obsessed)
I just suscribed...so stay funny....the pressure is on!

Sep 10, 2010 09:18 AM
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate
Sep 10, 2010 01:34 PM
Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta

I missed this post, Malcolm, but still had to comment... I love it... fyi ... must keep this post far away from my wife ;-)

Sep 11, 2010 01:47 AM
Ty Lacroix
Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc - London, ON

Malcolm: The trials and tribulations of us in real estate, it just never ends, does it? lol

Ty

Sep 12, 2010 05:19 AM
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Chris Smith - serving South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville and area (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) True Chris, do not let her see this, or you'll have no excuse not to do the dishes.

Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc It's just too glamarous for me Ty, I'm struggling to cope.

Sep 13, 2010 04:37 AM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

I did not know that Labor Day was also celebrated up in Canada! Thanks for the education!!

Sep 16, 2010 05:02 AM