January Challenge -Giving Kudos

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

This is an esay blog challenge for me. We all know that good vendors really help agents do good business. I think its the great vendors that make our clients raving fans!

About 5 years ago I was looking for a creative outlet and joined the local Photography club. I made friends with the president and he helped me progress to a better photographer. About that time I had made the decision to stop shooting my listings and get a professional to do it. Enter the new found friend, Kim Bates.

Kim is an architectural photographer and a great one at that. I started using him for my listings. I always was present when he was in the home shooting. I found out that not only was he a great photographer, but he was wonderful with my clients as well. Listings began selling faster, sometimes just from the pictures!

What I didn't know was that Kim was looking for business when I met him. He was not heavily into Real Estate photography and needed more business to make ends meet. Today, he is very busy in Real Estate and making money. He has been very appreciative of the opportunity I was able to provide him and I have been the same for all the great help he has given me and my clients as well.

Sometimes the timing is just right for something good to happen, but we just don't know it till later in time. Now is the time when I can look back and see how much we have helped each other and appreciate the great friendship we have. Kudos to my close friend and great artist, Mr. Kim Bates of Kim Bates Photography.


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Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


Ph. 770.713.1545



I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.


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Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

This situation reminds me a book I just read "The Go-Giver".  Great things happen when you are a "giver".  If you've not read the book yet, I highly recommend it.  Definitely worth your time.

Jan 03, 2019 05:16 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Peter. This is a wonderful story and just shows....you never know.

Jan 03, 2019 06:39 AM #2
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Peter - what a great strategic partner you have in Kim Bates.  Good kudos!

Jan 03, 2019 07:04 AM #3
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Peter den Boer This is a perfect entry into this months challenge! You have a wonderful partnership with  Kim Bates and together you do a great job for your sellers. Thanks so much for sharing and I wish you both much success in the New Year! Also like Kim's video...nice touch.

Jan 03, 2019 08:02 AM #4
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Peter, a good photographer is worth their weight in gold!   I have one I rely on with every one of my listings, and glad you found Kim.

Jan 04, 2019 04:47 AM #5
Mike Baltierra
Rise Realty - Eastvale, CA
Full Service at Your Service Realtor-Eastvale CA

That's a wonderful story. I'm happy for Kim. May he have a lot of success 

Jan 07, 2019 04:05 PM #6
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