From an engineers perspective - Facts

Reblogger Belinda Spillman
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado CRE# 40005863

If you haven't noticed - Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling is now playing in the Rain.


He is a great guy.  How do I know?  Because I have had the chance to meet Mr. Banana on a few different occasions.  He is a pleasure to be around just like his fabulous wife Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS .


I urge you to follow Gary.


This post alone shows you that he is no joke.  


I look forward to more contributions from his perspective.


Original content by Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling


From an engineers perspective -  Facts 


My main career has been engineering (aerospace industry) for 35 years. It has been very valuable to bring my perspective to our real estate business. Anna (my broker and business partner) is very organized and has had systems in place since I've known her.  She asked me a long time ago to share my perspective on the real estate industry as an engineer.  What do you see lacking? What do you see as sloppy practices? How can real estate agents improve?


From an engineers perspective - Facts


What stuck out to me the most were that the agents sometimes totally missed the points (facts). They had a tendency to deal with situations from an emotional basis rather than looking at the facts, working together and  finding a solution. And some of them were pretty all about 'me me me' which can NOT happen in the engineering world I know - ever.  It is not about anyone of us.  It is about all of us working together as a team to figure out whatever problem or situation we're dealing with moment to moment.


We had one agent in particular that we quickly had to let go. He was fine for a month or so and then it changed. He had a tendency to create drama and attempted to drag others into his BS which was not good for the office.  Anna was always big on teaching the agents that if you have issues going on at home put it in brown bag outside the office door and see if you want to pick it up on your way out. And that worked well except for that one.


A real estate transaction is typically one of the largest financial decisions that most people will make. I believe that it is critical to deal with the facts, have operating systems in place for your business and use ones' business and logical mind. It doesn't matter how you 'feel' it matters how the clients 'feels' and you having all the facts and details in place to assist them in making a wise choice. 



From an engineers perspective - Facts


Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

Co-Owner/ Licensed Real Estate Agent

Phoenix Property Shoppe



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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Very cool, I will have to follow Mr. Banana as well.  I had the pleasure of meeting him briefly as well a while back.

Aug 14, 2017 10:18 AM #1
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Belinda - thanks for introducing Anna Banana's other half.  He is a good writer.

Aug 14, 2017 10:26 AM #2
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Belinda - Great re-blog. I too have had the pleasure of spending time with Gary Banana, and he's just as fun as the red-headed one.

Aug 14, 2017 11:31 AM #3
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Belinda-I too am following him and his blogs have been wonderful.

Aug 14, 2017 12:48 PM #4
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Thanks for sharing this Belinda.  I have met "Mr. Banana" (LOL) but I did not realize he was on AR. 

Aug 14, 2017 01:35 PM #5
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

What a great shout out to Gary, funny thing is he comments on my post, i looked down to read twice, it was the infamous Gary from the famous Queen Banana circa herself. I did love his feature post

Aug 14, 2017 02:57 PM #6
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Belinda I must say that it's kind of strange running into this dude on the rain now. He's doing great and having fun too. He can't believe how many people have introduced themselves. Nice!

Aug 14, 2017 05:01 PM #7
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Thank you for the reblog and I have followed the famous Gary Belinda Spillman 

Aug 14, 2017 07:52 PM #8
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

I discovered Mr. Banana a few days ago. Had to check him out to make sure he was the REAL banana!

Aug 17, 2017 07:14 AM #9
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