Ringing and Singing in the Rain - Bruce Walter

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Ringing and Singing in the Rain - Bruce Walter

 



This week for the second time I got the pleasure to speak to another ActiveRain member being Bruce Walter. Sharon & Bruce Walter are a Team who covers the West Lafayette IN area and they work for Keller Williams Realty Lafayette IN. I have been reading Bruce’s posts on Active Rain for sometime. He does not get the opportunity to post on a daily basis but he does write some very excellent posts.

 

Bruce is a former school teacher as he taught history and economics for several years. He also coached several teams and taught Drivers Education. Drivers Education is up my alley as I was a Student Aid in High School. The Coach’s  always stuck me in the cars with the worst drivers and let me teach how to parallel park. Bruce told me during the school year he was working 12 -14 hour days all the time. He certainly misses the children and interacting with them but not the constant demands in his time.

 

We had an excellent discussion about several subjects and I was able to throw in the questions which needed to be asked. Bruce is a very interesting person to talk to and he is loaded with knowledge. He has a great memory as he remembered several of my past posts information and our Dog’s name.  

 

Business in West Lafayette was very busy last year and Bruce feels this will continue into 2016. West Lafayette is home to Purdue University. I grew up in the Midwest and I am pretty familiar with all the Big Ten schools. Purdue is an excellent school and not just a sports factory. West Lafayette’s economy is very good and is driven by Purdue. Bruce and Sharon worked very hard last year and they expect the same tooccur this year. Bruce indicated they had not had a vacation in several years. Gosh this is starting to be a trend among my AR friends! Yolanda and I will have to make up for the lack of off time taken by our friends!! ::))))

 

Bruce and Sharon want to accomplish in 2016 basically the same as what they did in 2015. They had a large number of deals in 2015 ( I will keep the number private) and considering it is only the two of them I understand why they were so busy all the time. This number of deals takes supreme effort and expertise. These folks go way beyond the extra mile for all their clients. One thing they want to do in 2016 is continue to provide this level of service to all their clients. Very few agents I have seen in action in this part of country even come close to doing what these folks accomplish for their clients.  I am confident achieving this service level will not be a problem for them. Their business is driven by referrals as they do not even have a web site! Totally Amazing in my mind! They are not looking to expand their business in terms of number of deals closed.

 

Bruce said he would like to get another client through his ActiveRain efforts in 2016. He likes the camaraderie and interaction of being part of ActiveRain. They will continue to use ActiveRain as they have in the past.

 

Sharon handles all the listings and Bruce handles some of the rest of the business. He likes the ability to do whatever needs to be done on given day. This is the flexibility Real Estate affords him. He likes to spend time with their dachshund as they lost one dog last year and Mattie (sp) has some health issues. I remember this situation as it was like losing a child for them.

I hope to stay in touch with Bruce and maybe some day get to meet both Bruce and Sharon. Thank you Bruce for sharing time with me.

Ringing and Singing in the Rain - Bruce Walter



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Brian England
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Bruce sounds like a great guy and I hope things continue to go well for him in 2016!

Jan 29, 2016 05:03 AM #5
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Robert (Bob) Gilbert - you paint a lovely portrait of Bruce Walter and his lovely wife Sharon too! Bruce is someone I wish we could clone to teach because every child deserves to learn from the best. He's a great guy. Midwesterners are the BEST! Did you know I'm from Chicago?  You did a great job on Ringing in the Rain. Thank you!!!

Jan 29, 2016 05:18 AM #6
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Bob that is excellent, you really learned something and had fun doing it. This is a great contest.

Jan 29, 2016 05:52 AM #7
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
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Hi Bob,

Thank you for sharing this.  I've enjoyed reading and commenting with Bruce for a long time!

Jan 29, 2016 06:45 AM #8
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Bob, sounds like you and Bruce really connected and nice to know more about Bruce.  I also follow Bruce here in the Rain.

Jan 29, 2016 10:29 AM #9
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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Bruce and Sharon Walter have been around ActiveRain for a very long time.  I've enjoyed reading their blogs since near the beginning.

I fully agree that camaraderie and interaction from being part of ActiveRain is a blessed thing!

Jan 29, 2016 11:46 AM #10
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Larry Johnston
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Hi Robert (Bob) Gilbert ,  Even though Sharon & Bruce Walter  are from the same state, We have not had an oportunity to meet them.  Thanks for sharing your call.

Jan 29, 2016 01:21 PM #11
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Thank you for sharing your conversation with Bruce walter. I too follow his blog .

 

Jan 29, 2016 07:35 PM #12
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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Thanks Bob.  I have read some of Bruce's posts but wasn't all that familiar with him.  

Jan 29, 2016 08:14 PM #13
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Joan Cox
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Bob, sure sounds like a wonderful conversation with Bruce!  I hope no vacations start a trend at AR.....time off is important! 

Jan 29, 2016 10:14 PM #14
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Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
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Thank you all for commenting. I grew up in Chicago and I am about the same age as Bruce. We have a lot in common. 

Jan 29, 2016 10:52 PM #15
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Bob, thanks so much for taking the time to talk with me and it was a very enjoyable conversation!  This is a great contest and I am HONORED beyond words that you chose me to converse with and write about!  THANKS SO MUCH! IF it weren't so HOT in the summer, I would consider living in Texas with all the great people down there!!!

Jan 30, 2016 02:13 AM #16
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Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
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Bruce Walter - Thank you for taking the time to speak with me. You guys are really good folks and I hope we some day get the opportunity to meet in person.  Texas is is way too hot every summer but its January still and it is beautiful out side today .. 

Jan 30, 2016 02:17 AM #17
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Bob, for telling us about your conversation with Bruce Walter.

Jan 30, 2016 10:05 AM #18
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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Hi, Bob. Thanks for sharing this information about Bruce Walter. This member is new to me. I hope you and Yolanda are having a wonderful weekend. 

Jan 30, 2016 10:49 AM #19
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Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
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Bob, I ALWAYS enjoy receiving thoughtful comments from Bruce Walter . Yes, his memory recall is phenomenal. He really pays attention.

Jan 30, 2016 11:40 AM #20
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Anna Hatridge
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Wonderful to learn more about Bruce Walter since he is one my followers.  I always enjoy seeing his post.  Interesting how often we are connected in more ways than we thought.

Jan 31, 2016 02:42 AM #21
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Hello Robert ... another great choice of Singing in the Rain.

Jan 31, 2016 08:49 AM #22
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Bob,

 I too love to read Bruce Walter blogs, he is very interesting if we get to go to the race I would love to meet them. We have the love of history in common besides Active Rain!

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Thanks Bob for Ringing and Singing in the Rain with Bruce Walter. He is well estatblished in the Rain and likely to get lots of business through his blogging in ActiveRain.

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