A Jerry Scoby Handshake...

Real Estate Agent with Lake and Lodge Realty LLC

I often joke around about my deals being stronger than a Jerry Scoby Handshake. If you ever are in Big Rapids, take a minute to track down Jerry Scoby and experience his handshake for yourself. Usually he can be found on the Campus of Ferris State University, where he is Vice President for Administration and Finance. He doesn't over power you with his teeth showing, it is simply a firm handshake that makes you remember him. Somehow in that two second handshake trust is formed and you just know inside he means what he says. Some people in life have those signature moves, like the way Jeanne Fribley, manager of the Big Rapids branch of Huntington Bank, signs her name. Watching her, knowing the each letter is of importance and when she is done you feel safe knowing Jeanne has put her approval on it.

In today's world of technology and speed we have lost something along the lines of personal contact. We now email and text rather than meet and great so we lose out on those little things that make a person who they are. While I would love to be remembered for something along those lines I have no super human abilities so I go with honesty and integrity. I get a ton of referrals that use those words when telling me why they came to me and it does give me a great deal of pride when I hear it so until I am as well known as a Jerry Scoby Handshake, I will just treat others as I would like to be treated and remember every client deserves the very best I have to give. Have a great day and thanks for reading.

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Randy Ostrander
Lake and Lodge Realty
107 N. Michigan Suite B
Big Rapids, MI 49307
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Comments (4)

John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I agree we need more Jerry Scoby handshakes in todays world and in all area.  Make it a grand day in all you do my friend.

Oct 27, 2012 03:27 AM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Good evening Randy.

Oct 28, 2012 10:10 AM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


             I too believe in firm handshakes it says a lot about a person! Take care and have a great week!

Oct 29, 2012 07:05 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I bet Jerry Scoby and Jeanne Fribley appreciate the shout out!  Nice post, Randy!

Oct 30, 2012 11:58 PM