Ford Cars/Trucks and My Real Estate Business

By
Real Estate Agent with National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz

Ford Cars/Trucks and My Real Estate Business

Ford 500 Front End  This is A topic that just seems to come up in the Detroit Metro area all the time.  What kind of car do you drive??????  Not because of a social status symbol like many might immediately think but because so many are employed here by Ford Motor Company.  In my real estate market place it is almost safe to say that everyone is either related too, knows someone, has been affected by or affiliated with Ford Motor Company in some way.  For those of you not from Michigan imagine a very one sided economy where a huge company plays a major role in every ones quality of life.  The picture you see to our right is the car I drive and yes it is a Ford.  Currently the "BIG THREE AUTO COMPANIES" (in my opinion) are the main source of income in one way or another in the Detroit Metro Area.   I feel very strong about this topic in general no matter what the product is or where you are from.  I do feel competition is good in general as it does make the product line of any product much better.  Currently in my driveway I have four cars two Fords and two GM'S, both of my kids have General Motors products. 

  My point with all of this is to get opinions on this topic.

*  Do you have a major employer in your area?

*  Do you support you local businesses?

*  Do you care where a product is made, particular area's, countries, etc?  

Comments (4)

dave bothell
NATIONAL REALTY CENTERS - Westland, MI

This is a great subject that comes up almost everyday in the great state of Michigan(Motor City) i buy and drive American corvette, g.m.c suburban ! the market has changed alot in the Motor City over the last 10 years.The Big 3 still make a Sexey bunch of cars and they are Better! Go Wings

Jan 20, 2012 06:33 AM
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

We have two fords (just sold one to buy a "toy").  I believe in buying American and as local as possible!

Jan 28, 2012 03:54 AM
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Bob - I personally is very indifferent to that. But for my business it is a status matter and I can't stress it strong enough that you drive what people expect you to drive.

I have Ford, and GM, and now I am driving a Mercedes. When I am asked what particular model and ll this stuff, I call my son and give a phone to him. But it really affected my business. And even with that I had foreighn investor in my car recently and they told me I should have gotten myself a newer one.

Oh well. I do not plan on it right now, but I know that my next car will be Mercedes.

Mar 31, 2012 05:48 AM
Bob Jakowinicz
National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz - Livonia, MI
Michigan Real Estate Agent-- MI Real Adventures

Dave- I understand how important it can be here in the motor city

Renee- Alright the people of our area will love to hear this

Jon- I can see it being a matter of where you live and what market you work

Mar 31, 2012 06:45 AM