Having the correct tools makes life easier in any profession...

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Having the correct tools makes life easier in any profession. This of course is very true in Real Estate.

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When we bought our home, we loved that there were three orange, one tangerine and one lemon tree in our back yard.  Not wanting to sound uneducated, but I had no idea what it would take to take care and harvest the fruits.

I noticed that the lemon tree had a great many fruits that were dried out, shriveled on the tree. So, with common sense, I took our Fireplace poker and started to knock them down. It was a challenging project.

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 Finally called out an Arborist to help and he educated us on how to maintain the trees. I looked at his Ladder and had to invest one for ourselves. Clearly this was a step in the right direction. At least it made the fruit picking a lot easier.

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 Now keeping the ladder in the garage and moving it in and out for the harvest has been a hassle. The frequency has been limited because of the inconvenience as well as the lack of time available to harvesting the fruit. Diane would watch me and clearly did not feel comfortable about my safety.  She suggested I should invest into a fruit picking tool.

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So, once I invested into it clearly, I have eliminated the need for the ladder. Now the joke is, I have a Ladder virtually never used in mint condition😊! If you are looking for one, please let me know and we can negotiate a good price! Seriously it will be interesting to see when I will use the ladder again. My guess if I can not find a handyman to clean the gutters😊.

This of course reminded me of Real Estate. How many tools did you invest in your lifetime since you have been in this profession and it turned out, that you hardly used it? At the time it seemed like a great idea, but as time went on it became obsolete? Please share in your comments what some of those tools were?

Just to start out, I used to have a beeper on my belt, then I had one that was pen shaped that fit into my jacket. Clearly both have become obsolete. I even had the Motorola suitcase phone, that fit in the middle between the driver’s side and the passenger side, which I replaced with a large Motorola Flip phone, both have become not only obsolete, I wish I kept them, because they would be museum quality and probably worth some money😊!

Now certain tools I did not invest in such as Drone Video, instead I pay a professional to come and create my videos. Saved on the equipment, saved on the learning curve and they are done correctly the first time😊!

My sellers know I provide the knowledge and expertise how to sell their properties, and I have the resources that it takes to sell the property. It does not necessarily mean I possess the tools rather I know where to acquire the experts who know how to utilize the latest technology and tools.

If you are looking for a focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly!

If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! 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 at 310.486.1002 (m) or homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at http://www.endrebarath.com  I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations.

 

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Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel  you guys have it easy, no extra tools needed:))Endre

Jun 27, 2018 09:43 PM #21
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Will Hamm  thank you for asking feel free to re-blog any of my posts, let the word get out:)Endre

Jun 27, 2018 09:44 PM #22
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Amen! So great! Sometimes you just have to make the effort. Simple as that.

Jun 27, 2018 10:46 PM #23
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I may also want to re-blog at some point as well and thank you for this great content once again, Endre!

Jun 27, 2018 10:46 PM #24
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Hi Endre

This is a terrific analogy about having the right tools, or perhaps, in some cases, hiring the professional with the right tools instead. I am pretty good these days about not just buying every new tool for my business that comes on the market that sounds good, but certainly when starting out spent some money needlessly.

Jeff

Jun 28, 2018 08:18 AM #25
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Having the right tools makes all the difference. I learned this from a painter once...regarding the brush that makes cutting in easier. No need for a painter now that I've gotten so good because I know what brush to buy!

Jun 28, 2018 09:55 AM #26
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

I agree that using the right tools make things much more productive.  Here is my very first portable computer (pre-laptop) since it weighs in about 12 pounds.  This was such a great tool because you could load DOS via one of the TWO floppy disk drives to boot up the device, then insert a single very useful program disk into one bay and then a blank disk in the other bay to save your files on. Hard to believe this was bleeding edge technology back in 1985.

 Zenith Data Systems Luggable pre-laptop computer

Jun 28, 2018 10:35 AM #27
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George Souto  my problem is the learning curve, I am a slow learner and forget fast:))Endre

Jun 28, 2018 11:13 AM #28
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jane Chaulklin-Schott  hard for me to fathom $1.39 for a store sold small lemon especially since you live in FL where they grow them too.... so sorry to hear that...Endre

Jun 28, 2018 11:15 AM #29
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Kathy Streib  my father used to say getting old is not for the weak at heart ...actually he used much stronger words but I watered it down here:)))Endre

Jun 28, 2018 11:17 AM #30
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®  indeed next post, it did involve a learning curve:))Endre

Jun 28, 2018 11:18 AM #31
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Laura Cerrano  feel free to reblog, I did not know you do reblogs too?:)Endre

Jun 28, 2018 11:49 PM #32
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Jeff Dowler, CRS  yes there are times I hire the professionals with the right tools indeed:)Endre

Jun 28, 2018 11:49 PM #33
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Sharon Tara  call me lazy but when it comes to painting I hire a crew:)Endre

Jun 28, 2018 11:50 PM #34
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jim Paulson  loved the picture there are so many "toys" wish I would have saved....but Diane is the Throwaway Queen and I am the pack rat:)) on a side note when I went to USMA 1973-1977 you should have seen the computers we worked with give you a hint they had it in a room with A/C:)))))))Endre

Jun 28, 2018 11:52 PM #35
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John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Endre, what a great analogy you bring.

As a former house builder and remodler, I found out quickly how important having the right tool was. And it was not always cheap to do.

I also determined that there were professionals, such as electricians, who could do the job better and faster than I, so I did not need all their tools.

Same goes for Real Estate.

Thanks

Jun 29, 2018 08:39 AM #36
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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John Wiley  thank you for adding to the conversation, all great points, Endre

Jun 29, 2018 10:01 PM #37
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I have invested in many tool and never once put them to good use. Thankfully I smartened up as time went on and stopped that practice. I enjoyed your post Endre.

Jun 30, 2018 06:20 AM #38
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Endre Barath, Jr. - You crack me up! Where would you be without Diane?

Seriously, your post is sheer delight to read! It reminds me of opening up my closet and looking at some dresses I bought for one occasion or none, just because it sounded like a good idea and at the time of purchase made logical sense. 

Open the garage door - you'll find tools for things that are not being used, but again, when bought sounded wonderful!

Even sales people can be fooled by sales and store items.

Jul 01, 2018 05:05 AM #39
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great analogy. You reminded me of the 2 different sizes of floppy disks I still have with family photos that need to be uploaded to a DVD to share with family.  I've had those fruit picking tools before and they are handy.  Probably safer to be on the ground!  I don't know about you, but at this age i'm getting a bit wobbly and would be prone to tipping over on that ladder - but that's just me!

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