How would we get around if we didn't have clients?

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

How would we get around if we didn't have clients?

I have been working on my Taxes like most of you these days. I came across the column marked "gasoline". I scrolled down to the totals.  I Gasped for a breath, then looked again.  How do we spend all that money on gas?

I'll tell you how.  We drive buyers, or meet Buyers all over the countryside and listen to them say, "No, Too small", "too big", until they finally find a home they wanted, then it just went pending. We have clients, like some of the ones you have, where you showed them their first home 6 months to 2 years ago, and they are still looking, or waiting to get their credit straightened out.

Finally, we have those closings, that pays for the gas, that makes up for the times they wanted to see 5 homes and not in the same area.  Well, that's part of being a Real Estate Agent. There are a lot of people out there with dreams.

Here are some of those dreams, that we already have

• We Travel and get see the countryside

• We meet people from all walks of life

• We get to see how the other people live

• We basically get to set our own working hours

• We get to sleep in (if we don't have any meetings)

• We get to meet new friends

• We get to work for ourselves

• and we get to visit all the gas stations (not anyones Dream)

We may spend a lot of money on gas, but you know,

the bottom line is: 

We also make Dreams of Home Ownership come true.

It's worth it!

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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 Subdivisions, LLC, Elkhart, Indiana,

or email larry@larry-johnston.com

 

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Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®
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I love the 'goldilocks' line... too small, too big and the one that is just right, just went pending!  that brought a smile!

Jan 30, 2014 01:31 PM #1
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John McCormack, CRS
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Good morning Larry.  This one is great and one we can all relate to.  My tax gal told me of an app I can use for keeping perfect gas mileage when related to real estate but I seem to always forget to use the thing.  Jumping in the truck and taking off is more my normal.

Jan 30, 2014 07:28 PM #2
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Larry Johnston
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Hi Eric, Thanks for the Great comment.  Have a great weekend.

Jan 30, 2014 10:30 PM #3
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Larry Johnston
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Good morning John. We don't realize how much we use until we see the totals, Enjoy your day.

Jan 30, 2014 10:31 PM #4
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Larry at $3.75 a gallon it is easy to rack up the gas bill.  It is part of the business but not one of the mare pleasant parts.

Jan 31, 2014 03:33 AM #5
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Bette Gottwald
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Larry, the totals never seem to bother me, until I've shown homes in five different counties, and the Buyers still have written a contract.  Thank goodness it doesn't happen too often.

Jan 31, 2014 07:09 AM #6
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Larry Johnston
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Hi George, The more you put into a business, the more you get out of it, so if it gets me to the closing table, it's worth it.

Jan 31, 2014 11:13 AM #7
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Larry Johnston
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Hi Bette, That's one big reason to get pre approval before you start running all over. You may go through a tank of gas and find out they can't buy until they get their credit straightened out.

Jan 31, 2014 11:15 AM #8
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Evelyn Johnston
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Then that gas bill gets doubled because we have two of those little cars driving all over the countryside...

Feb 01, 2014 11:16 AM #9
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Larry Johnston
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Hi Ev, you're right.  We have two vehicles driving all over the county.

Feb 01, 2014 02:39 PM #10
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We have a lot of get to's, freedoms. We also get to not eat if we don't work or sell something and we get to pay all the tax to Uncle Sam since we don't have an employer paying some for us. LOL

Feb 02, 2014 01:10 AM #11
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Larry Johnston
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Good morning Debbie, That is so true, but isn't it fun being a REALTOR(R)?

Feb 03, 2014 11:49 PM #12
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