Don't wait too long to stop in for a visit, it may be too late.

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Don't wait too long to stop in for a visit, it may be too late.

I drive by Thorp Wisconsin often as I travel between my Forestry offices in Steven Point and Cadott Wisconsin and as I drive by I often think to myself, “I should stop and see Ed someday soon”.

Ed is a Real Estate Broker who has sold several properties for me and we have been referring clients to each other for decades.

And more importantly Ed is a friend who is always a pleasure to talk to and share stories, advice, and business.

Erica Ramus suggested that we stop by and visit some of our friends and colleagues this month and I thought that this would be a good time to actually take an hour or so to stop and visit and reconnect with Ed.

Unfortunately I was too late, as with far too many friends these days, Ed is no longer with us.

I feel bad for not taking the time to keep in touch, and he is not the only one that has surprised me by leaving this world before we could talk one more time.  

Perhaps a change in in order before I lose any more friends.

I had been sending business his way, I sent several potential clients his way in the past few months, and should have noticed that he never called when he heard from them.


Hopefully I will take this far too delayed coffee break as a lesson and a warning and spend a little more time keeping in touch with old and new friends.


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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Bob...I am sorry for your loss.  We do tend to put a lot of weight on tomorrow.  Mark

Oct 31, 2014 04:38 PM #1
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Bob Crane  yes, one never knows when it's going to be too late. I too am sorry to hear about your loss and I do have to agree with Mark.

Oct 31, 2014 06:06 PM #2
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Bob. When you drive by without stopping, that is an opportunity lost, but at this point you will always have the opportunity to remember your friend.

Make it a great weekend!

Oct 31, 2014 06:28 PM #3
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Bob,

I'm sorry to hear of your loss too..Life happens and sometimes we are just checked out on some levels for awhile and a jolt like this will make you more aware of how time passes. Stuff happens. Your story made me stop and think there are some others I need to make time for!

Oct 31, 2014 09:11 PM #4
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good morning Bob,

I too am very sorry for your loss.  We humans tend to always think we have time, we have tomorrow.  Fact is we just never know and should make every second of every day count. 

Oct 31, 2014 09:58 PM #5
Ann Marie Clements
Remax Realty Group - Gaithersburg, MD
Montgomery County & Frederick County

Wow! This is a good reminder for all of us. Nothing is guaranteed - no day and no time. There is no time like the present to tell people you love and care about them and a visit is a wonderful way to do that. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. 

Oct 31, 2014 10:13 PM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good afternoon Bob. it is an important lesson and I hope you take your own advice.

Oct 31, 2014 11:37 PM #7
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

So sorry to hear that he has passed on...yes, we all need a reminder to stop and spend time with loved sure goes fast

Nov 01, 2014 12:34 AM #8
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Bob, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, Ed.  Your post is an important message for all of us.

Nov 01, 2014 01:22 AM #9
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is always sad to learn about the loss of a friend. This is a good reminder for all of us to make that call and have a cup of coffee with a friend. 

Nov 01, 2014 02:21 AM #10
Michele Connors
The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County - Greenville, NC
Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor

thanks for the nudge to reach out to a few people that have been on my mind but I have failed to stop to take time for.

Nov 01, 2014 02:55 AM #11
Bette Gottwald
UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA - Mechanicsburg, PA
"Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!

 Bob, We never know what our futures hold, and a sudden passing of an acquaintenance places so many questions in our minds.  Sometimes I think it's because it reminds us of our own mortality.

Nov 01, 2014 06:53 AM #12
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!

Bob Crane

Isn;t it great to always have good people in our lives. RIP Ed. You will be missed

Nov 01, 2014 01:47 PM #13
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Bob,

So sorry to hear about your friend Ed. This is a good reminder for all of us.

In 2009, my father-in-law was sick and went to the hospital and then to a convalescent hospital rather quickly. I pondered for several days about taking my chihuahua to visit and thought I would sneak her in. I waited a week and a half and then I got the call that he had died that morning of a heart attack. I have always regretted not going to see him and he loved my little dog Tootie. We all procrastinate Bob but sure Ed knew how much you thought of him.

Nov 01, 2014 03:12 PM #14
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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Sorry to hear about your loss-be sure to act the next time you get that feeling to stop by and see a certain person.

Nov 01, 2014 03:54 PM #15
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