Getting Personal, Endre Barath, Jr. a BH Realtor, hopefully not TMI...

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This post was inspired by one of our Active Rain Friends  Brian England  from Gilbert Arizona.  He asked us to get personal and share a little more about our lives and background. My intent is not  to bore you to death. This post should give a glimpse to my life before Real Estate, yes, there was life before becoming a Beverly Hills, CA Relocation Realtor.

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 I was born in Hungary to parents who loved to read, travel and enjoy fine dining. Lucky for me I was born into a comfortable life and learn to enjoy the finer things in life during my formative years. These were the foundations that set up my tastes and likes for the rest of my life.

 The most important part of life that my parents did not have, was the freedom to express their views, due to the fact, that  we were living in a Communist controlled country. In Hungary opposing views were not tolerated.

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Hence in 1964 when we went to the Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria  my parents decided not to return and asked for Political Asylum. Austria allowed foreigners to temporarily stay, until they would move to places like Australia, Canada or other countries. My father wanted to come to the United States and this Legal Immigration process to get permission to the United States was not only lengthy but challenging as well. It took him almost three and a half years to achieve this goal. So, in this process I learned about perseverance, determination and focus on the goal. All beneficial traits to have as a Realtor.

 While we lived in Austria, I  went to  numerous schools and out of necessity I learned German as well. I even spent a year in a Salesian Boarding School in Vienna. This exposed me to different cultures as well as being independent, on my own at an early age. This experience  gave me a good foundation for the future.

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We landed at JFK International Airport in New York City and we went to Bridgeport CT. The year was 1967,  I went through a whirl wind concentrated English learning for six months, in order, that I could pass the entrance exam to High School. Next thing you know, I am at Eastern Michigan University waiting to become an American Citizen. Followed by entrance to the United States Military Academy. Then on to Ft Benning, GA. Infantry Officer Basic Course, Airborne School and Ranger School. Followed by four years in Germany  as  a US Infantry Platoon Leader, Executive Officer and Company Commander of a Mechanized Infantry Company.

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By the time I came to Los Angeles, I have  relocated to a handful of countries, which included twice crossing the pond and moved at least thirty-five times. Hence, not surprising I became a Relocation Specialist as soon as I became a Los Angeles Realtor. The exposure to the various cultures has also allowed me to have a better understanding of the concerns that International Clients have when they are considering moving to the Greater Los Angeles area.

As most of you know, we have relocated from Boston, MA to Los Angeles about 22 years ago. Diane and I have been together for about 24+ years and have been called “animal farmers” by our friends. When they see us they always ask: How’s the “animal farm”? The names and the numbers vary depending on when you see us. In case you are wondering, currently we have three cats, Jack, Wiley and Jill.

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Now if you read this far, thank you for your perseverance and I look forward to your comments and or questions, as well as  to your Relocation Client Referrals.

 

I bring my client service to the next level. So if you are looking for top notch service in the Greater Los Angeles Area for Real Estate, please reach out to me directly!!

 Now, if you are looking for a knowledgeable, 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 https://www.endrebarath.com  I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations.

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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
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Endre, an incredibly interesting life! What fun. And thanks to Brian for jumpstarting this. What is your favorite country and or city?

Oct 29, 2018 01:28 PM #25
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Beth Atalay
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Hi Endre Barath, Jr., it's impossible for anyone to be bored by your story. You had a long journey that brought you to the US and an interesting one. 
One of my oldest friends who lives in NJ is from Hungary, his parents also went to Austria, then to the US.
Thank you for sharing a bit more about you.

Oct 29, 2018 03:53 PM #26
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Hello Endre Barath, Jr.  i always learn something new when you tell your tales What an interesting life you have lived .Love to hear you tell how you came to the USA - We are over due for our talk --soon

Oct 29, 2018 05:28 PM #27
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Endre- I too a wee bit about you but this has filled in some of the gaps. What an interesting background you had!!! Larry and I drove through Ft Benning GA a few years ago and marked it as a place that we'd like to return to for a visit.  Thank you for your years of service. 

My question is what made you choose the Military Academy?

 

 

Oct 29, 2018 05:38 PM #28
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You have such an interesting history with your travels, heritage and even going cross country to start a real estate career all over again. Kudos to you, Endre.

Oct 29, 2018 07:56 PM #29
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
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I loved reading your story, Endre. I have to say there are stark differences between the ways we were raised, LOL.

For example, you say  I was born in Hungary to parents who loved to read, travel and enjoy fine dining. Lucky for me I was born into a comfortable life and learn to enjoy the finer things in life during my formative years. These were the foundations that set up my tastes and likes for the rest of my life.

I would say, I was born in St. Paul to parents who loved to drink, yell and scream and they enjoyed pitching ice cubes at each other's faces. Lucky for me, I was born into a lower middle class family and learned to yearn for the finer things in life during my formative years, many of which were spent in juvenile jail. But there I discovered foundations that set up my tastes and likes for the rest of my life. It was called Not this sh$t.

Thanks for calling me today and following up.

Oct 29, 2018 09:57 PM #30
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson  indeed you do:))Endre

Oct 29, 2018 10:13 PM #31
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Nina Hollander  by the mid 1960's it was virtually impossible to get to the US, Endre

Oct 29, 2018 10:14 PM #32
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Gita Bantwal  I figured most of those who read my posts know about my Red Sox support:))Endre

Oct 29, 2018 10:15 PM #33
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Sheila Anderson  now you know a little more then before:)Endre

Oct 29, 2018 10:16 PM #34
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Brian England  as I mentioned privately, unfortunately not this time, and I am confident we will have the opportunity to meet, soon, Endre

Oct 29, 2018 10:17 PM #35
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate  I visited Holland a few times and loved the people, when I was there many moons ago they were very kind and loved Americans.... as to Cities there are so many in Europe that I loved visiting, but I am very partial to Boston:)) probably because of the European flavor...Endre

Oct 29, 2018 10:20 PM #36
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Beth Atalay  you have a great outlook about life in general and appreciate the friendship, Endre

Oct 29, 2018 10:21 PM #37
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Hannah Williams  agreed about the overdue call, now being a smart alec came by Sabena Airlines from Vienna to NYC:)))Endre

Oct 29, 2018 10:22 PM #38
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Endre --- most of this I knew but I wasn't aware/or had forgotten about boarding school.  

Oct 30, 2018 06:15 PM #39
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You have a great history and have made important contributions to this country. More Americans need to travel to outside cultures to understand what we have.

Oct 31, 2018 05:54 AM #40
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
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Dear Endre Barath, Jr. 

Thank you so much for sharing this with us. 

I am so proud of you - YOU MADE IT! 

And Nina Hollander and all of us and most of our customers. 

 

Nov 01, 2018 01:25 PM #41
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See, Diane didn't throw you under the bus, Endre! What an absolute treat meeting you both - now, I'm looking forward to getting my hubby out your way to meet you too! Now, he WILL throw me under the bus!

As you can see, I'm catching up on posts...I'm SO far behind!

Nov 03, 2018 06:33 AM #42
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Kathy Streib  great question, I could write a book in my answer, the short answer is... I had a long term plan to serve my country in a leadership position,  and I thought this would be the best way to achieve that,Endre

Nov 03, 2018 03:55 PM #43
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That's an interesting life story, Endre! I hope you enjoy this special day with family and/or friends.

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