Ball Till Ya Fall

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Top Properties

 So I'm up watching TV late last night.....11:30 or later, who really knows? I catch the last half of multi-platinum rapper, Snoop Dogg's new reality show: Father'hood. I've seen the show before and I like it. To me it's both funny and interesting to see a "big-bad" rapper at home vacuuming, playing with the kids, eating a regular dinner with the long-time wife (and high school sweetheart, mind you), etc.....

Snoop does what I can only describe as a "street" word or phrase of the day. This episode's was:

"Ball till ya fall"

Meaning, make as much as you can-----------while you can.

Real estate isn't shouldn't be that! We, as Realtors, should "Ball for the long haul" (trademark pending)....

 We all know the agent's that are in for the quick buck....they kind of stink of it. I've got a local "star" that bad mouths clients and townspeople (and townspeople that become clients) like you wouldn't believe. I 'knew' some neighbors of mine were "white trash hicks" from her info. Other than mailing them marketing pieces, I hadn't thought of them until she listed their home.....I'm sure they'd be proud to know what their "friend" and Realtor thinks of them when she's not making money off them!

 I cannot respect that. I'd much rather be a moderate dollar-producing Realtor that does so with class, dignity and respect than someone that 'sells my soul' for quick cash today.

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Jim Ludes is a REALTOR with Century 21 Coleman-Hornsby in Grundy and Will County, IL. If you have a question about real estate that he might be able to help with, email him at Jim@JimLudes.com or call/text at 815-712-7786. If you'd rather observe from afar or become friends first, check him out at:

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Lorinda Ward
Keffer Realty - Norfolk, VA
Serving, Hampton Roads Virginia. Norfolk, Chesapeake, Va Beach
Well I will ball for the long hall!!  Great post, have a wonderful day!
Jan 21, 2008 02:12 AM #1
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Scott Wall
StoneHouse Realty, Inc - Bristow, VA
Focus on the client and the relationship and you get money fast. People forget what the business is truly about - helping people with real estate. The money will come if your keep that in focus.
Jan 21, 2008 02:15 AM #2
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Don Draughn - Mortgage Professional
High Point, NC
It's all about "working with the end in mind."  What do you want people to say about you at your funeral?  Once you know how you want to be remembered you can work toward that end on a daily basis.  IF I can do that, I can leave a legacy to be proud of.
Jan 21, 2008 03:05 AM #3
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Jim Ludes
RE/MAX Top Properties - Coal City, IL
Grundy/Will County, IL REALTOR
Thanks for the comments Lorinda, Scott and Don. Karma was reading too....after a (too) long period of nada, I had two nice calls from buyers right after posting!?!?!
Jan 21, 2008 01:12 PM #4
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Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC
Hi Jim,
Ball for the long haul, I like it and the implication.  I'm in.

Jan 30, 2008 11:05 PM #5
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Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
LOL! Jim, great post, LOVE your new trademark! The photo is cracking me up, I need new $$ sunglasses!
Feb 01, 2008 02:08 AM #6
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Jim Ludes
RE/MAX Top Properties - Coal City, IL
Grundy/Will County, IL REALTOR
Debbie, those shades are pretty rad. Thanks for reading!
Feb 01, 2008 03:43 AM #7
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Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Jim...Rich "introduced" me to you and I am very glad he did.  Enjoyed this post and look forward to reading some of your others.

Cheers,

Kathleen

Feb 01, 2008 01:19 PM #8
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Jim Ludes
RE/MAX Top Properties - Coal City, IL
Grundy/Will County, IL REALTOR
Thanks for stopping in Kathleen....Hopefully I'll put out some stuff worth reading!
Feb 01, 2008 01:23 PM #9
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