Lessons learned and a recovered car today in Naperville...

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential

Good afternoon!!!

Today is a happy day. As many of you know, about a month ago, my car was stolen from my driveway in Naperville…

The car was recovered about 24 hours after it was taken, found on the south side of Chicago. The thieves clearly weren’t professionals, and appear to have just taken it looking for a joy ride. I hope they did enjoy it…

Today, I got my car back…

In the end, I have learned lessons from the experience. Most notably, lock my car doors and don’t leave the keys inside. Seems obvious now, however I still prefer to believe in the goodness of people and goodness in the world, and will continue to live my life that way…

The total costs to get the car back into shape were $6,500 dollars, of which I only had to cover my $1,000 dollar deductible…

Overall, I would say I was very lucky, and am excited to have my car back. I have been driving around in a big SUV for the past month, a rental paid for by my insurance company, and really prefer driving my sedan. I guess I am not an SUV guy…

I want to thank my insurance company Geico for their part in the recovery and repair, as well as Robyn over at Continental Audi of Naperville. She was both professional and caring about my situation, and that made the experience much easier…

Anyway, just wanted to keep you posted and let you know that the end of this little adventure is here…

Thanks so much for following my story!!



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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Touched by an angel!!!

Feb 17, 2020 12:37 PM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Ken - congratulations on receiving your car returned.  $6500 worth of damage plus time away from your vehicle was obviously not pleasant.  Onward.  Upward.  

Feb 17, 2020 01:31 PM #2
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I'm glad to hear you got your car back. AND that it wasn't ruined!

Feb 17, 2020 02:48 PM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Ken- very happy that your car is back! It's a tough lesson to learn but the important thing is that your car is back. 

Feb 17, 2020 06:39 PM #4
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