The fleet footed agent! Can you still run?

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions"

This is one of those great office stories....that could only happen to someone concentrating on expanding their business.

I have a young agent that is wise beyond his years.  I will not mention the name to protect the guilty!  He was out canvasing a neighborhood dropping off flyers...going door to door.  The flyers are informative listing flyers about an open house.  He is doing great and finding his methods paying off.

His objective is to hand out 200 of these flyers.  So he does not talk much unless asked a question, then like any good Realtor he will bend your ear.  He has had a few people tell him not to come on the property and they didn't want to hear any political or religious stuff...just go away.

He has taken thrunning dogese issues in stride...speaking of stride he has now walked up driveway after driveway in this subdivision.  As he crosses a little strip of grass into the next yard to put his flyer on the front door, he is in deep thought...thinking of who knows what where around the corner comes a "HORSE"...no a "Pony"....no it's a dog....a very BIG dog!

All I could imagine is the flyers going in the air and the agent running for his life!  Well he didn't throw the flyers in the air...they were color and cost money!  

Lucky for the agent he reached the edge of the yard with the dog hot on his heals...what a wonderful thing the invisible fence is...as he crossed the line of the fence the dog stopped and barked at him.  The agent finally took a breath again, then wrote on a note pad, the house number down...with a little side bar note...Big Dog!big dog

The dog stopped barking and turned wagged his tale and took about four steps back toward the house leaned it's big head down and sniffed.  Then it chewed up the agents phone that fell off while he was running for his life.  The agent said he went on to deliver some more of the flyers and stopped back to see if the dog swallowed his phone!  Nope..it was on the lawn so the agent sneaked in to retrieved his saliva covered wounded phone.  It would still dialed, if you didn't need to use a 6 or 9 in the telephone number!

He got a new phone....and I laughed until I cried...of course I wasn't the one running nor was I the one who had my phone eaten!

Just another day in the life of a Real Estate agent in Grand Rapids, Michigan!

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Kim Gassert
Prudential Homesale Services Group - Annville, PA

Great story!  Now that's a good one for giggles at sales meetings.  I thought I had a good story by being chased by a chicken! He definately got me beat on this one!

May 24, 2008 01:21 PM #1
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And we don't even get combat pay!  LOL

May 24, 2008 01:24 PM #2
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Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
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That I would say is a motivator for all those that are not doing anything but complaining about the "bad market"

May 24, 2008 01:26 PM #3
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Johnny Sarkis
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Great story, wothy of sharing. I heard lot of stories nothing compare to this one. thank you for sharing.

May 24, 2008 01:36 PM #4
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Scott Cowan
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Gary- Amusing story. I am sure you will get a lot of milage out ot as will the agent who was chased.

Best,

Scott

May 24, 2008 01:41 PM #5
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Matt Moxhay
Prudential Fox & Roach - Moorestown, NJ
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Funny story.  I bet that agent has a new found respect for postal carries:-)

May 24, 2008 01:41 PM #6
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Steven Nickens
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I will remember not to go door ro door

May 24, 2008 02:00 PM #7
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Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
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Hi Kim, I don't know we might want to hear about your chicken chase!  I know he was sure he was going to be eaten.  Thanks for the comments Kim.

May 26, 2008 01:18 AM #8
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Richard Glesser
North Country Appraisal Services - Gaylord, MI

Gary,

This great story should also serve as a reminder to Listing Agents to advise sellers to confine or remove animals during showings or inspections.  I've met angry dogs in homes with lockboxes and even was told their names and what good temperments they have.  However, the owner let the listing agent into the home sending a signal to the dog that this was a welcome visitor.  When no one is home and a stanger enters the home, even well-mannered dogs have a protection instinct which will probably kick in.  After 25 years of appraising, I'll leave the details of the many encounters out to preserve brevity.

May 26, 2008 08:15 AM #9
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Kim Peasley-Parker
AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc. - Sumter, SC

Thank you for the laugh.  I needed it tonight.

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