Letting My Fingers Do the Walking . . .

Home Inspector with Complete Home Inspections, Inc. TN Lic#050

     Yesterday, on my 40 minute drive out the ‘Boro, I grabbed my phone and let my ‘fimmers’ do the walking across the digital key pad and reached out to Michael Thacker. After breaking the ice, literally and physically, and chatting about the ‘impending doom’ weather forecast for our respective areas, like most men, we broke all the taboos and talked about what is really important, religion, politics and whatever!     
    Michael and I both share a lot in common when it comes to architecture as we both love older buildings. No, they are not perfect but, they were built to last. Michael told me several stories about the ills that properties the management company he used to work for rehabbed. Yes, I can attest to the ills of Dryvit.
    Michael is a true professional who hangs his license with a large independent brokerage and really loves what he does. Like many parts of the country, the Louisville market is lacks good, qualified inventory, hence his biggest challenge.
    Michael is smart, witty and quick to laugh even at my wry, “British” humor quips. My only regret is that Michael is in a different market area as I would love to get to know him on a more personal basis. One of these days, I will take the trip to Louisville as I have been intrigued by the old buildings I saw through my repeated trips through the area. Perhaps, Michael would be willing to take the time to give me a personal tour and show me, ‘His Town’! 

TeamCHI ~ The Complete Home Inspections Team


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Complete Home Inspections, Brentwood TN 615.661.0297

Comments (17)

Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Great choice, Michael Thacker - Louisville Realtor seems like a great guy.  I've enjoyed his humor when I read his comments and answers in Q&A.  Glad you had a chance to speak to him.

Jan 21, 2016 07:41 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Michael, Two Michael;s together, I bet it was an interesting conversation.  Nice shout out to another Michael, Michael.  Dang this can get interesting in a room of people...

Jan 21, 2016 07:51 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Michael. I agree with James. The tale of two Michaels. I enjoy Michael T too.

Jan 21, 2016 08:08 PM
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

Good morning Michael, sound like you two had a fun conversation sharing humor and professional views.

Jan 21, 2016 08:11 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Michael. Sounds like the two of you hit it off! Enjoy your day!

Jan 21, 2016 08:21 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning Michael - Michael Thaker is a great choice.  I enjoy his blogs and his contribution to the AR Community.

Jan 21, 2016 08:23 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. ,

You picked an excellent blogger to reach out to speak..I too enjoy his posts. Glad to hear your visit was a good one..I'm sure Michael Thacker - Louisville Realtor will be happy to show you around his hood and show you the historical buildings you are interested in!

Jan 21, 2016 08:28 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

What a pleasant surprise that must have been for the both of you Michael of TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. 

Jan 21, 2016 08:34 PM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Michael. Thanks for sharing your visit with Michael from Louisville. I haven't had the pleasure of knowing him, but I have learned a lot about him from reading you great conversations with him.

Jan 21, 2016 08:51 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Michael... enjoyed reading your post about the two Michaels. Hope you do get to meet each other face to face one day soon.

Jan 21, 2016 09:45 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Michael, thanks for introducing me to Michael Thacker. I wil stop by his blog to say hello.

Jan 22, 2016 03:24 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Sounds as if you made another solid connection in the Rain. I too will get to know Michael Thacker better.  Happy Friday to TeamCHI.

Jan 22, 2016 05:10 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Michael I have never run across him before! I love old buildings, too. And having lived the first half of my life on the very east coast (up and down it), then moviing out to Portland umpteen years ago, the architecture is so very different in either side of the country. Some Victorians exist out here, but the stone and ivy-covered buildings, like outside of Philly DON'T. Ahhh those buildings have such stories to tell!! Here is the first floor of Boldt Castle, located in Alexandria Bay NY....just a few miles from my parents' cottage in The Thousand Islands! I took this this last Sept.

Boldt Castle first floor

Jan 22, 2016 05:27 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Michael sound like you and Michael had an enjoyable conversation, and may be even solved a few of the world's problems :)

Jan 22, 2016 08:30 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thanks sharing your story on let your fingers do the walking . . . . and your call to Michael Thacker.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 22, 2016 12:16 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I've never seen a more jazzy description of typing on an iPhone but love it so much!

Jan 23, 2016 11:17 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I have to be with Lou on this one and wish you all the best of luck and your jazz hands.

Jan 23, 2016 11:17 AM