Real Estate Broker/Owner with Beam & Branch Realty TREC #547752

Mattress Mack

BUY TODAY ~ DELIVER TONIGHT!  If you live in the Houston area, when you hear this slogan you know exactly who I am talking about.  That's right, our very own Mattress Mack!  You will also probably think of "no back, back, back, back order slips" or "6006 I-45 North between Tidwell and Parker".  Isn't that amazing that I didn't even have to look that up, I simply have heard these sayings over the years again and again.

Let me tell you a little about Mattress Mack otherwise known as Jim McIngvale.  The owner of Gallery Furniture, Mr. McIngvale is an icon in our area.  Not only has he built a thriving business from the ground up, he also is a community philanthropist who has given back to this area time and time again.

Mr. McIngvale started Gallery Furniture back in 1981 and has grown the business into a local destination!  If you live anywhere in the Houston area, you have heard of Gallery Furniture and Mattress Mack!

Yesterday Mr. McIngvale spoke at the Texas Association of REALTORS® state convention closing luncheon.  I had the honor of sitting at his table and enjoyed hearing him speak.  His story in inspirational as he shared the secrets of his success.

What I heard him say over and over was that his customer's and employees were his number one priority!  If you get that right, everything else falls into place.  I was quite moved as he shared the story of his warehouse burning to the ground in May of 2009 with over 10 million dollars worth of inventory inside.  He told how employees began showing up late that night to help out where ever they could.

As a real estate professional, isn't that what we are all about as well?  If we take care of our clients, everything will fall into place.  Regardless of fancy marketing, high tech guizmos, it is all about the PEOPLE that we serve.

The message I took away is simple ~ care about the people you SERVE!  It truly is about serving others.  Thank you Mack for speaking at our convention and thank you for sharing your story and your message.

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   Paula L. McDonald ~ REALTOR®

        Granbury, Texas 

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Scott Baker Coldwell Banker West Shell - Liberty Township, OH
Realtor Homes for Sale in Cincinnati, West Chester, Mason, OH Area

Thank you for the great story. It is all we need to do, simply take care of them, and we get taken care of in return.

Thank you

Sep 16, 2010 10:45 AM #1
Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co. - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Agents

You're definitely the local resource for your area. I'm so proud to have you as my friend.

Sep 16, 2010 10:45 AM #2
Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thank you Scott and Loreena.  I like meeting folks like Mr. McIngvale!  Inpsirational!

Sep 16, 2010 10:48 AM #3
Brian Rugg
Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700 - Georgetown, TX
Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est

Hello Paula;

I didn't make it to the convention, but guys like Mattress Mack are an inspiration.  Thanks for the post

Sep 16, 2010 11:00 AM #4
Jeanean Gendron
The Address Realty - Redding, CA
Specializing in Selling Unique Properties

Paula, very inspirational and such a good story. We all need to practice what this man actually does. It is all about service to others. Thanks for a very nice post. Featured in Latest Breaking News!

Sep 16, 2010 12:33 PM #5
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

Great post! Paula,  It is all about the clients we serve and if we serve them well, they will serve us well too.

Sep 16, 2010 03:54 PM #6
Gerry Michaels
Glasswork Media Arts - Gettysburg, PA
GettysburgGerry Social Meida

Paula, and care about the people in your life, it is wonderful to see you looking so happy and healthy, I don't mean to take away from the theme of your blog, but that was my first impression when seeing this post. Bless you....

Sep 16, 2010 09:00 PM #7
Charles McDonald
Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner

That is service!

imagine if we could do that in Real Estate :)

your friend in Charlottesville

Sep 17, 2010 12:27 AM #8
Cherise Selley
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor


Quite refreshing to hear your enthusiasm about Mattress Matt and his message about service.  I was told before I went into practice, "If you treat your patient as the most important person in the world, then you'll definitely succeed."  g

Sep 17, 2010 05:20 AM #9
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Paula, very inspiring post...thank you.

Sep 17, 2010 06:04 AM #11
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Hard to explain Mattress Mac to people in Dallas who have never seen his TV commercials.

I went to Gallery furniture once and was greated by Mac.  It was like being in one of his commercials.

Sep 19, 2010 03:46 AM #12
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