REACHING OUT TO TALK TO LOTTIE KENDALL

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Lottie Kendall and I have been following each other but have never spoken on the phone.  We have had a few challenges now in Active Rain.  I had sent an email though Active RainLottie Kendall to Lottie.  Unfortunately, it was never received through the system, but she did catch my voice message and called me back.  We spent close to an hour catching up on things.

 

Lottie has been in Real Estate for 24 years.  Prior to that she worked at a medical center, raised her children, and ran her own bookkeeping service.  I enjoy reading Lottie’s blogs about her lifestyle living in the bay area and San Francisco in particular.  Lottie loves nature.  She enjoys walking the city and hiking in the beautiful northern California countryside.  I have been to San Francisco 3 or 4 times and love all the natural and man-made wonders she has at her doorstep.

 

Lottie and I were talking about the similarities in both of our areas.  Both are high price areas although I don’t think anyone can top San Francisco or the Silicon Valley.  Here is something we discussed.  Do people want to live in the big city with what they have seen with Covid?  And why can’t someone now work for the Silicon Valley or for a company in Manhattan by telecommuting.  They have been doing it for the last several months.  Housing is very expensive in San Francisco and the surrounding areas.  This is true also in the New York Metro area.  You can go much farther from the metro center and see savings in housing.  It seems people might be doing that.

 

We also talked about the generations in the workplace.  Lottie has her 27 year old granddaughter working for her and it seems to be working out well.  Right now, millennials are the largest generation in the workplace.  This should really work out well for Lottie and her granddaughter because she is able to understand and anticipate the needs of the next big generation of home buyers.  Here is Lottie with her granddaughter Rachael.

Lottie with Granddaughter Rachael

A wonderful time talking to Lottie.  I hope we get to meet in person soon.

Hannah Williams and Kathy Streib , I will be back with two more before August 31, 2020.

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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Grant, 

What a great pic of Lottie and her granddaughter with a fabulous background.  I think a lot of people are rethinking the high taxes and COVID in urban areas in some of the states.  I can tell you I have never been this busy. I am glad you were able to chat. 

Jul 29, 2020 04:25 PM #17
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much, Grant, for telling us about this call.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jul 30, 2020 04:49 AM #18
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Hello Grant Schneider - thank you for reaching out. I enjoyed our chat and getting to know a bit more about you. You are as great to talk with on the phone as you are to read in your blog posts. 

Jul 30, 2020 07:39 AM #19
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Grant- thank you for participating in the challenge!  I love reading Lottie Kendall 's post!!   Her granddaughter is beautiful too!!!   

Jul 30, 2020 10:15 AM #20
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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
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Hi Grant, I am glad you wrote about Lottie Kendall . I have been following her blog, and she has givens us some excellent advice on different topics, written about the Bay area real estate, and about places to go around the Bay area. Always enjoyable to read, and now I learned that she has icreased her real estate team, adding her granddaughter.

Jul 30, 2020 10:46 AM #21
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Grant Schneider
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Kathleen - yes, don't the two of them radiate.  It runs in the family.

Sheri - you are certainly in a desirable area and now more desirable.

Roy - thank you so much.

Lottie - were a pleasure to speak with.  I love sharing with you.

Kathy and Hannah - thanks for the contest and the extension.

Jul 30, 2020 10:47 AM #22
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Grant, nice of you to call Lottie, and she is such a lovely person!  I almost got to meet her, but left town before I did.    Love that photo, and a great back drop.

Jul 30, 2020 11:18 AM #23
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Cara Marcelle Mancuso
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Lottie is a beacon in the Rain.  I have followed her since I was a newbie.  Thanks for sharing this wonderful article.

Jul 30, 2020 11:37 AM #24
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Grant Schneider
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Steffy - I agree.  Lottie has written about life in the Bay Area.

Joan - too bad that you missed her.

Jul 30, 2020 11:58 AM #25
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Grant Schneider
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Cara - that is right Lottie is a beacon.

Jul 30, 2020 12:06 PM #26
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Nina Hollander
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Hi Grant... I've never spoken with Lottie, but feel as if I know her, after all these years in the Rain. Sounds like you had a marvellous conversation and I loved the picture of Lottie and her granddaughter.

Jul 30, 2020 02:27 PM #27
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Roy Kelley
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Good Friday morning, Grant. Have a great day and a very special weekend.

Jul 31, 2020 05:07 AM #28
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Grant Schneider
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Nina - isn't that so true.  I felt I knew her before we spoke.

Jul 31, 2020 05:13 AM #29
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Grant Schneider
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Roy - I am hoping for a sunny weekend.

Jul 31, 2020 05:20 AM #30
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Lynn B. Friedman
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Grant Schneider Lottie Kendall 
Grant, I had the pleasure of "meeting" Lottie for a constest years ago. I know from personal experience that yu made a GREAT choice! Bye for now - Lynn

Jul 31, 2020 08:52 PM #31
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Lottie Kendall
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I remember, with pleasure, our conversation Lynn B. Friedman I hope you are well and happy. Lottie

Aug 01, 2020 10:29 AM #32
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Grant:

What a fun conversation that must have been! I have followed Lottie for years and we have talked on the phone, but I haven't been able to meet her face to face yet...someday when all this craziness is over!!

Jeff

Aug 01, 2020 11:43 AM #33
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Grant we almost met a couple year ago there was an Active Rain Meet up in conjunction with National Association of Realtors but there was an X AR guy who was organizing it and he dropped the ball... needless to say Diane & I did not make it hence we never connected with Lottie, Endre

Aug 01, 2020 10:59 PM #34
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Joan Cox
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Grant, this is a good challenge, and fun catching up with someone we may not have actually spoken with!  

Aug 03, 2020 06:47 AM #35
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Hi Grant,  I enjoyed reading about your conversation with Lottie.  She sounds very interesting and that is a great picture with her grandaughter.

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