What are you grateful about? I am so grateful that my dad....

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We are so busy with our lives, that seldom do we take time out and look around and identify the many things we need to or should be grateful for. I am so grateful that I had wonderful parents, who instilled in me a sense of RIGHT and WRONG. I have seen too many people who lacked a Moral Compass. I on the other hand have learned about having my Moral Compass. Not picking on any professions, I have seen it in all: Politicians, Attorneys, Sales People, Bankers and the list goes on and on that did not have wonderful parents like mine to instill this important virtue.


I was lucky, that my father educated me by his living it, which was the best or should I say a true example. I have lived a luxurious life until the age of ten. Then my dad decided to leave Communist Hungary for the Dream of Living Free without Government Spies watching over your every move. Leaving a country, uprooting your family was not an easy decision, he included us all my mom and me the ten-year-old son.


I learned about taking Risks which might have big rewards. I learned to make sacrifices, starting life over and learning a new language and living in a new culture. Not having the life of luxury rather the life of starting over and must see life from the bottom up and working for every moment.

Once we settled in Austria, just after I learned German and settled into a routine, my father said this is just a temporary layover. Our Goal or should I say Objective is to live in the United States of America. I was thinking OH NO… not again…

He initially did not get his wish, we were rejected… NO was not in his vocabulary… he wrote a letter to President Lyndon B Johnson and next thing I know is we were in the United States. I have learned determination, perseverance as well as overcoming obstacles from my dad.

As you can see what an awesome education to have prior to becoming a Relocation Realtor in Beverly Hills, who happens to speak German & Hungarian and has relocated quite a few times. Not just speaking about Relocation, but experiencing it. I believe one time I counted how many times I have moved and it was close to 35 times that I have moved in my life.

Thank you, Dad, for exposing me to all these experiences, it has made me stronger as well as it allowed me to be exposed to many different cultures and societies. Clearly laid a good foundation to be a Relocation Realtor in the Greater Los Angeles area.  I just wish I could thank you personally face to face…

I am also glad you were so determined to move to the best country in the world. Thank you and I am glad you did. I have no desire to move to another country ever…

If you are looking for a Realtor that has a strong moral compass and will do everything to find you the right property in the Greater Los Angeles area, please reach out to me. If you are considering Relocating to Beverly Hills, I can help you!

If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at310.486.1002 (m) or homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at  http://www.endrebarath.com.  I am a Pet Friendly Realtor and I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations.












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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I'm grateful for my dad and my late mom for all that she gave me was teaching me the business,

Nov 16, 2016 03:49 PM #1
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Ethics and having a moral compass are qualities that are important, and provide much to be grateful for! You were blessed to have your dad to teach them to you!

Nov 16, 2016 08:17 PM #2
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Endre... a wonderful tribute to your Dad... I was very moved being an immigrant myself in the early 1950's. I understand the immigrant experience my parents went through and it's similar to your family's. What concerns me these days is that unlike how we were raised understanding good and bad, is the level of moral relativism we see in society today.

Nov 16, 2016 09:02 PM #3
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Endre,  I enjoyed reading the little history about you and your family.  Your Dad instilled much in you. That is truly a blessing.  

The absence of a moral compass exists in all professions.  We tend to see it more in real estate because that is where a lot of our time and attention is spent. 

Nov 17, 2016 12:46 AM #4
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Endre, thank you so much for sharing you father with us.  He is one more wonderful example of the contribution that immigrants have made to making this country great.  Your dad took nothing about the United States for granted!

Nov 17, 2016 01:18 AM #5
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Endre Barath, Jr.  What a wonderful story .Have you ever thought about writting a book about your experiences . It would make very interesting reading of course add a little spice .

Nov 17, 2016 01:37 AM #6
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

You sure inherited that strong determination. I can see it and fell it in your blogs.

Nov 17, 2016 10:48 AM #7
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Now that's a handsome man right there, Endre Barath, Jr.! (I am talking about your Dad, okay?)

And yes, this is what we learn from our parents - go in right direction!

Nov 17, 2016 12:38 PM #8
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

There is a direct correlation between the lives lived by those that have had to work hard for everything they have and those that like to just hold out their hands and not even say thank you.

Nov 17, 2016 09:46 PM #9
Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900
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This is a beautiful testimony to your parents Endre.

Nov 18, 2016 08:02 AM #10
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing . This is a nice contest on active rain. I love to read all the posts about things everyone  is thankful for.

Nov 18, 2016 08:55 PM #11
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