don't be a secret agent.

Reblogger Lynn B. Friedman
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...

Dear Readers, 

   Alan May, from Evanston IL, regularly posts great information for all of us to read -- and usually guided by Alan's wonderful sense of humor. 


Here's an oldie but goodie -- Alan's take on the "Secret Agent"  situation.

Please take some time to read some of his other posts as well.

All the best - Lynn 


PS  If I haven't  had the opportunity to thank you personally for reading my posts, let me do so now! I appreciate your visits and especially appreciate your comments! Lynn


Original content by Alan May

it's raining, it's pouring
the old man is snoring,
bumped his head
when he went to bed
and couldn't get up in the morning.

It's pouring here in greater Chicagoland.  And, of course, today was the day that we had scheduled with a Window-washing company to send their guys out and wash the windows.  So 10:00 arrives, and Andy arrives in the rain, with his truck and ladder.

Standing at the front door, soaked to the bone, Andy asks "are you sure you want to do this today?"

"No", we answered "in fact we called the office yesterday to suggest if it was still raining, to reschedule."

Andy is grateful... he doesn't want to be up on a ladder in the middle of a thunderstorm either.  So, as we're rescheduling with him, making small talk, my wife asks how long he's been doing this.. he say he's only been washing windows for 3 weeks.  He's actually a licensed and bonded concrete guy, and carpenters.

Our eyebrows go up.... we actually have some concrete work that needs doing.  We walk Andy around the property, show him the front stoop, and sidewalks that need repair.  And I casually mention that I'm a Realtor... "oh really?  I just bought a townhouse last fall, in Deerfield."  We talk a little Real Estate, and he asks for my card.  I take HIS card, and ask him to work up some concrete estimates.

Turns out that Andy will also clean our gutters for a really good price. He'll be back next Sunday to do the windows and the gutters.

This could be a good coincidence... eh?  Don't be a secret agent... spread the word.. make sure everyone knows what you do.. it may have worked out nicely for Andy & I.

 ALAN MAY, Realtor®   
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Jameson Sotheby's International Realty, 2934 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Office: 847.869.7300      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email:

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois



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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

“Always be honest about who you are because who you are will get you what you need to be authentically.” - My friend Mike

Oct 01, 2020 10:04 PM #1
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I have never been a Secret Agent in Real Estate at least:)))Endre

Oct 01, 2020 11:04 PM #2
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

In my first 10 years as a Realtor, I wore a Century 21 gold jacket.  It was one of the best ways out there for not being a Secret Agent.

Oct 02, 2020 02:44 AM #3
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