How to Spot a True Professional Business Partner

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How to Spot a True Professional Business Partner

 

Yesterday our long time home inspector met with a long time client at his home. The client hasTrue Professional Business Partner been through, to say the least, A LOT, this past 3 or 4 years. His wife has had multiple brain surgeries and is now permanently in assisted living. He has MS and has had to move to San Francisco as he can't handle the heat in Phoenix. He had to leave his wife behind and his home, with a very heavy heart.

He must sell the home in order to continue to afford his wife's care and to pay the bills. His wife lived in the home by herself this past year or so and hasn't been able to keep up the home - by a long stretch. The situation and condition of the home has been more than overwhelming for him due to his limited health capabilities. We've had a number of our local partners assisting him in the process and they've all been more than kind and helpful to him.

Our inspector knew a little bit about the man and his situation. He kindly went out of his way fit the inspection into his already booked schedule before the client left town in a day or two. After the  inspection the client called me and said, "You're not going to believe this he says, but the inspector refused to take a check from me".  Well I know this inspector very well and wasn't surprised by his kindness to this man. It did bring a tear to my eye as I know how much it meant to my client that he went out of his way to help him out and ease his mind and stress level.

That's the moment when I thought - This man is a True Professional Business Partner - working as a team to help a family in need. It just doesn't get any better than that in my book. The inspector let the client know that I've been working with him for years and sent him many clients and he's just returning the favor. Granted that is very true, but I didn't expect him to do the job gratis but that's what felt right to him. He is an honorable man and true professional.

Let me introduce you to our Phoenix Area Top Notch Home Inspector....

Tom Burkhardt
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B & A Home Inspections

B & A Home Inspections Phoenix Arizona

How to Spot a True Professional Business Partner

 

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Anna “Banana” Kruchten

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Belinda there are many, many good people - as we know in the ActiveRain community. People go out of their way to assist and help.....it's all good, real good.

Apr 15, 2014 08:42 AM #21
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Gary - 150% my honor to give Tom the shout out he deserves.  A simple act of kindness and caring speaks volumes.

Apr 15, 2014 08:42 AM #22
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Anna not only a true professional but a kind human being as well.  Kudos to Tom.

Apr 15, 2014 09:24 AM #23
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What a wonderful story.  I wish your client all the best under what must be very trying and sad circumstances.  Your home inspector is a prince.

Apr 15, 2014 09:48 AM #24
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Cindy - yes Tom has those qualities and more.  Great team player.

 

Apr 15, 2014 11:02 AM #25
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Susan - he's on his way back to SF tomorrow and seemed to be doing ok today. His stepson is here to finish the rest so that's a very good thing.  Prince indeed!

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Anna:  The word "team" definitely comes to mind here.  I think referral partners perform best when they know for a fact that you (as their partner) respect them and can be depended upon to give 110% back to them too.  Obviously your home inspector Tom knows and understands that about you.  Glad you found each other and it works so well ...

Gene

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That's the kind of partner you want! You know that isn't always how they transact but with a team like that in your corner you will ALWAYS win!

Kudos to you and MAJOR kudos to them

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Anna- you're right... not only a true professional, but a true human being.  What an uplifting post. 

Apr 15, 2014 01:05 PM #29
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Gene it absolutely is about trust and knowing partners will give back to clients 110%+ and that is the case with Tom and has been for years.

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David it it the best kind of business partner....one that is an expert in their industry as well as a kind and caring heart that cares about the clients. Major Kudos to Tom....and there is one more partner coming up that is also going above and beyond to help out this couple. There are a lot of good people around us every day - yes there are.

Apr 15, 2014 01:59 PM #31
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Kathy it is uplifting and wasn't expected at all by my client. Tomorrow he'll be getting even more good news and he won't believe that either.  I will write about that as well.

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Anna, you are right, this guy is a true professional. And, he has you as a partner for life! Enjoy your day!

Apr 15, 2014 08:51 PM #33
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Anna it is great when people go above an dbeyond like that. And now if you were not already a close business partner, you are even closer. Have a good day

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You can never have too many trusted professional's on your team. 

Anna showed that being a team player as well as someone you trust makes life a lot easier to navigate through.

Thanks for the post Anna.

Apr 16, 2014 01:24 AM #35
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This brought a lot of things to light. Thank you for sharing.

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Anna, Yes, a true professional indeed! Glad to know there are angels among us who understand strife and can make a positive difference with such a gesture! Please let him know that he is an inspiration and appreciated...I am sure he knows that already. 

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Anna, what a heart-felt story, and so nice to have professional partners working with you to offer this service.   KUDOS to that inspector!

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Wow.  Now THAT'S a testimonial.  There is a lot of power in a simple tale of human kindness.  It made my day to read it.

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Such a nice story, Anna. It is refreshing to hear of the good people in this world.

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