Why Animals Eat Their Young (In the wild, of course)

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Mortgage and Lending with Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 NMLS ID# 158606

Parents Will Eat Their Young....

not all of the time, but Even those you love can be a pain in the butt sometimes!!!sometimes, and only in the wild......

But I will tell you that I do understand the frustrations that leaders face when teaching and mentoring others.

I love my kids, but as I tell them.....each day I have a different favorite....for the day.  I also tell them that while I do love them, I don't have to like them all of the time......

Being a so called expert in my field it really irritates me when people:

  1. Get referred to me;
  2. Schedule an appointment;
  3. Ask for my counsel and advice;
  4. Thank me for my time; and then

leave the opposite and do the exact opposite of the plan that we all had agreed to.

Sometimes it's when I tell the buyer

  1. "Don't buy a car" prior to buying a home;
  2. Don't go out and get new credit;
  3. Don't try to fix your credit on your own;
  4. Don't make an offer on a property greater than what you've been pre-approved for;
  5. Don't set a quick closing date just because you're excited and want to move into your house immediately;
  6. Don't believe every rate and promise by online mortgage companies and then come back to me to undo the mess created by someone you've never met nor will ever talk to the rest of your life

I get it! I tell my kids, that I love them, but I don't always like them.  Same with my clients.  But....it does make me appreciate the vast majority of my clients,  The vast majority of my clients, upon receiving counsel, actually follow the counsel and everyone goes to closing thrilled and happy!

But when it comes to eating their young, I get why some animals do!

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Kathy Streib
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Larry- looking at that photo tells me that you are one of the richest people on earth!  Oh yes, and loved the post!

Sep 10, 2013 01:18 AM #1
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Kathy Stoltman
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Larry, had an attorney as a buyer, while she was told all the things not to do as you state above, she went ahead and did most all of them while we were in escrow!  Great photo!

Sep 10, 2013 01:28 AM #2
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Gay E. Rosen
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HI Larry: Your children look wonderful...5? Oh my!  great post.

Sep 10, 2013 02:38 AM #3
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Geri Sonkin
Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103 - Merrick, NY
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Wouldn't life be ever simpler if those in our care listened to our sage advice?  Alas, we live in the real world.  

Your kids are too cute for words.

Sep 10, 2013 03:54 AM #4
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Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
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Kathy....at that I am...thank you!

Kathy.....crazy indeed!

Gay.....thanks....I wasn't thinking when I had 5.

Geri...thanks so much

Sep 10, 2013 04:12 AM #5
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Terri Poehler
Realtor - Coral Springs, FL
Coral Springs Real Estate Agent

Larry, your little critters are too cute! Don't eat them! As tempting as it may seem(because they look yummy) back away from the urge! Lol!! As for dummy clients . . .do whatever you want with THEM! ; )

Sep 10, 2013 04:36 AM #6
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Jean Hanley
Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters - Hemet, CA
Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes

LOL.....I often times find myself in a situation where something will make me say "This is why some species eat their young"! Had never heard anyone else say that.  lol.. Had to share.  You have a great looking group there.

Sep 10, 2013 09:59 AM #7
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You know what they say, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make them drink it".  People are unpredictable, and will do what they want, no matter the advice you provide them.

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