I am the $2 bill man!

Real Estate Agent with RETIRED 200305001

In our small 4 stop light town, most that don't know my name have referred to me as the $2 bill man. The longer description is the "the Realtor from Coldwell Banker that drives the red and white 1960 Corvette and tips in $2 bills.

I found out about 15 years ago when I moved here, there is a thing called "Christmas Two's".

 I order them around Halloween and they come in around Thanksgiving. They are new, consecutive numbered in banded stacks of $200. I usually get the shrink wrapped block equaling 2 thousand dollars.This is my tip money for the year.

The second time a waitress gets one she already knows if you need cream with your coffee or will need ketchup with that. I find when you tip with $2 bills find it is a day brightener and its name recognition for me! Its even fun to enter a business and catch out of the corner of your eye, "who's turn is it ti wait on him"!

Finally I find some that will tell me how they save them because they are worth alot, yep about $2 each!

So know you know my gig, your thoughts?

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Rob Shepherd -  ABR, GRI, REALTORS® for Florence Oregon Real Estate
Expert in helping those buy or sell Florence Oregon property and retire in Oregon. Call me anytime or visit my website for local listings and information on Florence Oregon.
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Comments (8)

Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Rob,

If you decide to tip with SILVER CERTIFICATES send them my way.

Make yourself a great day..


Feb 25, 2014 10:50 PM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Raymond: I will keep you in mind. LOL

Feb 25, 2014 11:08 PM
Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Frenchtown, MT
Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

I LOVED Getting paid in $2 billsl that one time. My kids loved it too! They all went in a jar and I doled it out sparingly for chores and jobs. I know we still have most of those floating around here in piggy banks :)

Feb 26, 2014 03:38 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Tammy: What a day brightner! I forgot I did pay my bill with you one time that way!

Feb 26, 2014 04:07 AM
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Rob - What a great idea! I think I have 2 bucks somewhere to go get one...

Feb 26, 2014 09:45 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Peter: Just ask your bank, they might suprise you!

Feb 26, 2014 11:02 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I like it Rob and you said you ordered them. It is smart marketing of yourself. I like it. Does the bank get them for you?

Feb 26, 2014 11:22 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Yes, The bank has "used" $2 any time. They have to order them. The new ones are referred to as "Christmas Two's" here at my bank.

Feb 26, 2014 09:43 PM