Ringing and Singing with Alan Kirkpatrick

Real Estate Agent with Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC RB14037276

Ringing and Singing, with Alan Kirkpatrick.  

With the January Challenge, "Ringing and Singing in the Rain", hosted by Debbie Reynolds , she gave us a little push to give us some extra contact with Active Rain members. The January meetups were also going on at this time, hosted by Bob Crane.

We were to contact another member that we have not contacted before and get to know them, plus getting some answers to several specific questions.

I called Alan Kirkpatrick , Austin Texas Homes, in Round Rock, Texas.  Last night, he was at an Active Rain meetup, arranged by Dorie Dillard.  He was excited about the new members, who he had not previously met and intends on going to more meetups in the future.

Our conversation went in two directions, as he commented on my paintings.  On a trip to Miami, Florida, he visited an Industrial and Textile area that has been transformed into Graffiti Artwork on the walls, which has become quite popular, with even Wedding shoots being done there.

Indiana has quite different weather than the Austin, Texas area.  The temperatures in Indiana have been below freezing, with snow and ice, while he has been enjoying some 70 degree weather.  This led to a discussion of how homes are built differently in each area.

Alan's daughter, while attending college, has been helping out with the paperwork and administrative duties, so that he has more time he can devote to Real Estate clients. With the experience gained, she  may just end up working in Real Estate next to her dad.

In Debbie's contest, she requested we ask the following questions:

1. How is business in your area?

With the uncertainty in the energy situation, it is uncertain how that will affect the housing market.  The inventory is low, just like most of our areas, with multiple offers on what is available.

2. What do you hope to accomplish, in your business for 2016?

Alan wants to add more to his farming with a focus on his past clients, to reflect more referrals.  We discussed Pop-bys and Facebook referrals, through past clients contacts.

3. What do you hope to achieve through Active Rain in 2016?

Alan wants to continue his regular posting and linking to social media to help increase his local Real Estate business.

After talking with Alan, I'm sure, with his church foundation and faith, he will be a success in whatever he does.  I wish him a successful year.  Who knows, one of these days, we may have a real meetup for dinner.

"Of course it will have to be warm weather."


 If you haven't had a chance to follow Alan Kirkpatrick, I suggest you go click on his "Follow" button.


If you know anyone that wants to buy or sell their home in the Elkhart County,

or surrounding area, have them call me:

Larry Johnston, 574-304-7577,

Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart, Indiana,

or email larry@larry-johnston.com

Comments (19)

Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Larry, It sounds like a great conversation with Alan Kirkpatrick, thanks for sharing

Jan 29, 2016 11:20 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Great choice for a singing in the rain call Larry, I always enjoy stopping by Alan's posts, very positive and entertaining.

Jan 29, 2016 11:21 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Alan Kirkpatrick is a great choice Larry Johnston thanks for sharing your visit with us.

Jan 29, 2016 11:30 AM
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

It is great to learn more about Alan Kirpatrick.  Thank you for sharing.

Jan 29, 2016 11:51 AM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Thank you for sharing Alan with the rest of us.  I hope his daughter decides to join him!

Jan 29, 2016 12:26 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Larry Johnston  Great call and great choice I do follow Alan Kirkpatrick  and enjoy his posts . Who could not enjoy your art work . Stay warm my Friend .

Jan 29, 2016 01:08 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Larry loved your choice and  we got to know Alan Kirkpatrick  a little better, Endre

Jan 29, 2016 02:39 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Larry - Great ringing and singing in the rain post about Alan Kirkpatrick. I enjoy reading his posts, as he writes a lot about his family and faith.

Jan 29, 2016 03:39 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Larry Johnston . Great choice for the ringing and singing contest. Thank you for introducing me to Alan.

Jan 29, 2016 06:37 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Larry. Nice job sharing about your conversation with Alan, sounds like a great choice.

Jan 29, 2016 07:08 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing your conversation with Alan. I too follow his blog.

Jan 29, 2016 07:37 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Larry. Alan is one that I follow in the Rain. Maybe someday the three of us can enjoy an adult libation and conversation! Enjoy your day!

Jan 29, 2016 09:13 PM
Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin

Larry Johnston 

Really enjoyed talking with you. Sorry I took up so much of your time after I hung up realized we had spoke for over an hour. Would love to have you all come to Austin and dinner is on me. Blessings on your weekend. 

Jan 29, 2016 10:21 PM
Larry Johnston

That long conversation only seemed to be about 10 minutes to me. I enjoyed the call.

Jan 29, 2016 10:52 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Larry Johnston - you made a great choice in connecting with Alan Kirkpatrick  Having been born and raised in Chicago I know what you mean. I think you should have more conversations with Alan about Round Rock and the Austin area. It's a place Alan knows well and he can warm you up with Texas Tales whenever you're cold in Indiana.  

Jan 29, 2016 10:33 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Larry. I follow Alan too and know that his primary focus is family. Good choice.

Jan 29, 2016 10:34 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank, you very much, Larry, for telling us about your conversation with Alan.

Have an outstanding weekend.

Jan 30, 2016 12:17 AM
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
30 Years of Real Estate Experience!

Larry, Thank you for filling us in on the scoop on Alan. I will keep an eye out for him. Also, graffiti art is interesting. I like seeing how they work it into repurposed old buildings in cities.

Jan 30, 2016 11:38 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Warm weather sounds good to me, are you up for a road trip?

Jan 31, 2016 08:41 AM
Alan Kirkpatrick

76 today an 72 yesterday. Come on over and we will show you both a great time. 

Jan 31, 2016 08:56 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Hi Larry, Alan Kirkpatrick has a strong faith and I know that will be blessed through his business. Thanks for Ringing and Singing in the Rain.

Feb 02, 2016 09:39 AM

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