My own Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Home Inspector with SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno 450.004175

     Every once in a while I see a challenge that is so right up my alley, I actually feel bad that I didn't think of it myself. This is one of those challenges. 

     First of all, I love this movie, favorite of all time. Second, my daughter used it for the title of a cereal sogginess science fair project in 7th grade, titled The Good, the Bad and the Crunchy. For the record, Frosted Flakes was the winner. 

     The best good habit I have is promptness. I am always on time or early. My agents I work with know it and depend on it. The clients comment on it all the time and if I am not at the inspection at least 20-30 minutes ahead of the scheduled start time, then I call to let them know I am running behind. I use this early time to get my ladder set up, paperwork all in place so I'm not shuffling around in front of the client, and just getting a look around the house. If the house is occupied, then I introduce myself to the sellers if home and let them know I will be up, in and around the house. I also make sure there is access for any attic or crawl space.

     The bad habit of mine is talking. I like to talk. I like to talk a lot. I have had agents, former co workers and relatives tell me to stop talking so much and start listening more. I am much better than I used to be. But I can tell a really good story. Honest.

    The ugly habit I have is procrastination. I have had literally a half dozen programs or systems that were purchased at a seminar or convention that sounded like the greatest thing in the world when I heard the speaker on stage. Then I spent a bunch of money on the program, and ended up never even taking it out of the package. I'm staring at one right now as I write this blog. I drives me nuts, but it's just money, right? Nowadays I take a really hard look at something before I reach for my credit card. 


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Comments (9)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great title!  I am super busy too...have been all year, ready to relax a bit!!

Sep 03, 2017 06:56 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector it all sounds GOOD to me.... 

Sep 03, 2017 07:36 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I'm not much of a procrastinator when it comes to my day-to-day work but I do procrastinate on implementing new ideas. It's a tough habit to break.

Sep 04, 2017 07:10 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thanks for sharing! 

You made me laugh. So you love to talk and you procrastinate on implementing new programs. That doesn't sound too bad to me!


Sep 07, 2017 05:01 AM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector

Thanks Kat, that's what I always say. What's so bad about talking???

Sep 07, 2017 05:13 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

I'm not sure that you can call that last one "ugly", Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector ... I respect an open mind and willingness to learn and try new things.  Especially in our industry!


Sep 09, 2017 08:41 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

I love when the home inspector is early or on time. Climbing up on the roof before I get there is a time saver for ME. Yay!!!!!

Sadly, I share the procrastination habit with you. It's not going to change at this point in my life.

Sep 11, 2017 07:54 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Scott- being on time is an excellent good trait. And your bad and ugly aren't so bad and it sounds like you're more than willing to work on them. Good for  you!

Sep 21, 2017 05:43 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It was a great movie indeed. Your good habit is a very good one and one I am working on. Thanks for participating in the Habits Contest, Scott.

Oct 10, 2017 06:44 PM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

Thanks Debbie. I seem to always be a work in progress.

Oct 11, 2017 04:02 AM