Are We REALTOR(R)s or are we Mail Carriers?

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Real Estate Agent with Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC RB14037276

Are we REALTOR®'s or are we Mail Carriers?

We have all heard the motto of the U.S. Post office that goes something like "Through, Rain, Sleet, Hail and Snow and ice, they work to get the mail through to it's customers."  Well, something like that.  Then I started thinking about the Real Estate Agent and or REALTOR®.

Acrylic painting by Larry Johnston© 

We as Agents, march through this country by the thousands with one goal in mind.  Our customers.  Many of us are available and work 7 days a week and  lot more than 8 hours a day. We are a special breed.  Here are a few things this special breed is noted for:

1. Sometimes eats less thn a half of sandwich, because someone is sitting in front of  home they want to see.

2. Works for FREE for weeks at a time or more just waiting for a closing, so they can have some income.

3. Uses Gas like it is water, driving all over the place so an unknown family can see the county.

4. Works Holidays and weekends and many times happy to do it.

5. Drives 40 miles to get someone's autograph, because they don't have  computer and doesn't know how to use it if they did have one.

6. Pretends to smile, while the 2 year old is slobbering down your leg while holding on for dear life.

7. ignoring the clumps of dog hair all over your black suit, while leaving a sellers home.

8. Opens a keybox and spends the next 10 minutes fishing around in the snow, while your buyers look on.

Yes, we are kind of like mail carriers, as we do whatever we can, to help one person or an entire family, not to get mail they receive at the house, but to get the whole house, so they can get the mail. 

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If you know of anyone that wants to buy or sell a home in the Elkhart County area, have them call me:

Larry Johnston, 574-304-7577, Elkhart County Subdivisons, LLC, Elkhart, Indiana,

or email larry@larry-johnston.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Noah Seidenberg
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I get it Larry. I have shown property in horrible conditions. A week ago Sunday I got caught showing horrible rain and got soaked. It was a drag. We work hard for our money.

Nov 28, 2013 09:14 PM #1
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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Good Morning Noah, You hear FSBO's indicate that we don't do anything, but in the end,make a lot of money.  You re right, we work har for our money. Thnks for commenting.

 

Nov 28, 2013 11:46 PM #2
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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Yes we work hard and sometimes it pays off and sometimes it doesn't. And then sometimes you meet someone show a house they buy it and it all happened in three or four weeks. It goes so smooth you just smile and ask them if they know anyone just like them that wants to buy or sell a home...
Nov 29, 2013 02:45 AM #3
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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Hi Ev, No matter what we go through to get to a closing, we are all a special breed and we love our job.

Nov 29, 2013 03:29 AM #4
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Marina Gavrylyuk
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Hi, Larry, :)

And you remove your shoes and bravely step on that sticky floor, that was washed God knows when.....

And you get in the basement trying to hide the fear of an alien attack - so "staffed" the basement is

and I climbed on the roof once, just to prove the point to the home inspector, and yes, I threw my highheels at him before climbing

Nov 30, 2013 09:26 AM #5
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Larry Johnston
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Hi Marina, Thanks for the comment. Did you hit him with the high heals?  I like your santa hat.

Nov 30, 2013 12:47 PM #6
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