For What Purpose?

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

Center of N. AmericaYesterday I traveled to Rugby North Dakota for a Notary assignment. Rugby is 60 miles from Minot North Dakota and just in case you were unaware Rugby is the geographical center of North America.

It was a beautiful drive and it was fun to see the state of affairs (early spring) along the way.

Much of the way showed very little in the way of signs of spring with the exception of a couple of unfortunate animals who had become road kill over the winter.

Even the Mouse (Souris) River had not busted out of the ice as it has in Minot.

Every time I make this drive there is something unusual I enjoy seeing along the way.

Just a few miles to the West of Rugby someone sometime ago set up several little cabins and painted them bright colors. For what purpose I have no clue. They are close to the highway and between them and the highway is a "kinda-sorta" slew. Was it a joke? Was it a motel in some year gone by? Your guess is as good as mine.

Rugby Motel

Each of us have our own oddities. They become part of our identity. Sometimes those oddities endear us to others... sometimes they lead to divorce. The same thing can be said of the oddities that make our personalities stand out in business. I wish everyone loved me as a Real Estate professional but lets get real, I rub some people the wrong way.

New agents need to learn that not everyone is going to like you... so don't knock yourself out trying. Be yourself and be glad some people like you. Do business with them. If no one likes you... you may need to look for another way to support yourself or at least find a therapist to help you.

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 Minot North Dakota 58701

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Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Bob,

Love this philosophical post from you.  Like we always say, it is a matter of preference, it has nothing to do with right or wrong.  A

Mar 27, 2019 08:43 AM #1
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Bob "RealMan" Timm - they might be a remnant of a motor court of bygone years.  Good point.  People should not beat themselves up because someone does not relate to them.

Mar 27, 2019 08:44 AM #2
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Will Hamm
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Hello Bob,  I rememeber one client just came out and told be they thing females do a better job.  Well I moved on.

Mar 27, 2019 09:23 AM #3
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning again Bob. I love the little colorful houses. That's a long drive for a notary. Glad you saw things that made is nice.

Mar 27, 2019 09:40 AM #4
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Thank you Ron and Alexandra Seigel I consider that very high praise.

Mar 27, 2019 10:40 AM #5
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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That's it Grant Schneider , you can't please all the people all the time.

Mar 27, 2019 10:41 AM #6
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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I've lost a couple do to my gender as well Will Hamm .

Mar 27, 2019 10:41 AM #7
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

They are cute Sheila Anderson and after seeing them for many years they still bring a smile to my face.

Mar 27, 2019 10:42 AM #8
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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HI Bob, I learned something new today....Where the geographical center of North America is.

Mar 27, 2019 11:48 AM #9
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® There was a little local dispute here last year when Rugby lapsed on their legal claim and a bar outside of city limits jumped on the claim. It was all resolved and everyone is happy again.

Mar 27, 2019 11:54 AM #10
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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I would have likely chosen another color scheme for those little cabins.  But, folks would have raced by and probably not noticed them either!

Mar 27, 2019 01:06 PM #11
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Bob - "be yourself" is a powerful lesson. Good in real estate.  Better in life.  

Mar 27, 2019 01:44 PM #12
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

That's a good point Myrl Jeffcoat . I don't know if that ever was their purpose but they sure get noticed. Let's ask Ron and Alexandra Seigel if it's good branding.

Mar 27, 2019 02:39 PM #13
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I agree Michael Jacobs . If we are just who we are it saves time weeding out who wants to know us and who doesn't.

Mar 27, 2019 02:40 PM #14
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Rogers, AR
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Morning Bob.

I'm not made for everyone to like, or would I want to be.  Take me as I am or move on.  

Mar 28, 2019 01:25 AM #15
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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That's how I feel as well James Dray . 

Mar 28, 2019 06:34 AM #16
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I did not know that Rugby is the geographical center of North America. Thanks for sharing your trip and some of your thoughts.

Mar 28, 2019 08:24 AM #17
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