Real estate lesson for our children...father's day just another day?.

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., NHRE# 02863

My son asked "Hey dad what do you want to do for father's day" .

I could really use a hand- moving some stuff for a client.

Really on father's day - wouldn't you rather be playing golf?

Sure son but I told an out of state client I could move some stuff out of a place he just purchased.

Why!- if the guy already closed, let him deal (A teen modicum of words)...dude -lets goof off today!!.

The completion of a promise is a requirement not an option, trust is rewarded with loyalty, and future business. Dad do you always have to think this way as an adult...No son, you could have only one interaction with persons that can help you along the way and just leave it at that. But wouldn't that be a bad plan?  My son helped me move furniture and appliances on father's day and understands a little more about connections and careers. Thanks for a hand Conor it's not all fun and games...but there is always time for fun and games.

This is the 18th tee box at the Jack O'Lantern Golf course a mile from our home. Thoughtful work allows a life time of play. There is no greater lessons in life, than to under promise and over deliver. I get to see covered bridges everyday, I get to make a difference in people's lives everyday, and my clients trust me to do what I say I'll do...this is a good life. Happy Father's Day.

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Dawn A Fabiszak
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Steve ~ Happy Father's Day to you.  I think the quote, "Thoughtful work allows a life time of play." is great!

Jun 19, 2011 01:29 PM #1
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William Feela
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Steve...The lesson you taught today is one that Conner may carry for life.  It doesn't really matter what you do as long as it is time spent together!

Jun 19, 2011 01:34 PM #2
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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
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Dawn...thank you, this is the truth a good plan pays off, while a scheme always falls apart our youth need to know , it's not an entitlement it's a hard work.

Jun 19, 2011 01:48 PM #3
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Richard Weisser
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Steve...

As long as your word is your bond, success will follow. You taught your son a great lesson. Happy Father's Day.

Jun 19, 2011 01:54 PM #4
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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Richard, thanks I hope he listens to this sage advice, treat people better than they expect and you'll be the go to guy in the future.

Jun 19, 2011 02:23 PM #5
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Eric Michael
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Steve, you're teaching your son some great stuff. He's gonna be awesome, thanks to you. Happy Father's Day, Buddy!

Jun 19, 2011 02:50 PM #6
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Deb Brooks
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Wow Steve, this was a wonderful lesson to teach! What an amazing father you are...and Realtor! I am totally impressed.

Great post Dude!

Jun 19, 2011 02:55 PM #7
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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
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Deb, I snicker a bit when our son calls his mom "Dude" yet I have high hopes for our next generation of thinkers.

Jun 19, 2011 03:17 PM #8
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Vickie Slade
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Steve,  your post reminds me of the lessons my Dad taught us.  You word needs to be stronger than any bond.  Your's obviously is as is your connection and care with which you treat your clients.  They are very lucky to be working with you and your son.... Well, he is lucky to have a Dad like you who sets such an amazing example.  "Happy Father's Day."

Jun 19, 2011 03:41 PM #9
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Ted Tyrrell
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Steve, an important lesson learned by your son--hopefully! Well done.

Jun 19, 2011 04:17 PM #10
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I didn't work today.  I had dinner with my family (parents and daughter) and my Donald had a fantastic day too.  Tomorrow... it will be back to work.  I'm glad you got to spend some quality time with Conor today.  And I bet 20 years down the road he will remember the lesson learned today about keeping your promise before you get to the fun stuff.

Jun 19, 2011 05:31 PM #11
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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Vickie , Ted &  Tammy...thanks for the words of encouragement and well wishes on father's day...I hope your days were filled with family and friends.

Jun 20, 2011 01:02 AM #12
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Melissa Zavala
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Kind of him to help you, and Happy Father's Day to you. Hope it ending up a fun one.

Jun 20, 2011 02:13 AM #13
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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This post is beautiful on so many levels!  Teaching by example is the best way and Conor has been given a great example to follow!

Jun 20, 2011 04:51 AM #14
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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Sharon...I agree if our children don't learn from our example they will not learn from anyone else.

Jun 20, 2011 04:54 AM #15
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I certainly enjoyed readng your blog ... hope all is well with you , believe that 1/2 2011 has blown past us ... UGG... have a great week dallas homes for rent by owner dallas houses for rent by owner lynn911.com

Jun 20, 2011 04:43 PM #16
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Wendy Rulnick
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Tear-provoking lessons, Steve!
Jun 21, 2011 12:49 PM #17
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Steve Loynd
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Wendy                      :O)

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