How did I get here: A Pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor for 26+ years?

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 01238708

How did I get here: A Pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor for 26+ years?

 

         “….someday you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again…”  C.S. Lewis

 

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 I thought this quote would be perfect to sum up my post in the submission to this fun  Active Rain Challenge.  Thank you, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP , for nudging and inspiring me to participate.

Seriously everything in this post is true, even if it sounds like a fairytale. It is about my life, and I can prove it with pictures and if I am not mistaken that is the purpose of this challenge to do some photo journaling. Keeping in mind I have always used photos trying to break up my monotonous blog posts, where I tended to drone on.

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Now with that said, let me begin: There was a little boy who lived the first ten years of his life in Communist Hungary and his father was the supreme optimist and wanted to live in the United States of America. He wanted to escape from Communist brainwashing and provide a better world for his wife and son, after all, he knew and believed, that the streets were paved with gold in the United States. Just on a side note, any Realtor worth his value needs to have ‘supreme optimism’, thank you dad for instilling this belief system into my way of living.

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 When we finally ended up in the United States, my father wanted me to study the Greek Language. He hoped that I  read would be able to read the Greek Philosophers in their own language. That was not to be since Notre Dame High School  in Fairfield CT would only teach Latin. Nevertheless, he managed to inspired me to read the Greek Philosophers in English and I learn to appreciate them for their wisdom.  If you have read my posts over the years, you might have noticed, that  periodically, I sprinkle in a few Quotes from my favorite philosopher Marcus Aurelius:

“…the art of living is more like wrestling than dancing, in that it stands ready for what comes and is not thrown by the unforeseen…”

This message has resonated with me throughout my whole life, not just at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., but in Ranger School, as well as in the U.S. Army. I could go on an on about it, but then it would not be a short post about my life rather a boring long book.

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After I left the military I moved to Boston, MA and enjoyed ten wonderful years living initially in Wilmington, MA a close suburb of Boston  and then moving in the city itself. Where I ultimately met Diane and started on a new adventure and became a Realtor in Boston, MA.

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Then an opportunity was presented to Diane to relocate to Los Angeles, CA. My thought was, I can do anything. Selling real estate in Boston, MA should not be much different from selling real estate in California.  

 

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Haha, little did I know about having to learn not just the  new neighborhoods, but to have to take license course for driving as well as real estate and passing the exams….Next thing you know it I have been a Beverly Hills Realtor now going on 26 years. Time flies so with that said let me  share something every person can appreciate, especially in real estate:

‘…do not imagine that if something is hard for you to achieve, it is therefore impossible for any man: rather consider anything that is humanly possible and appropriate to lie within your own reach too….’

                                                           Marcus Aurelius

 

So glad that the winding road got me to where I am today:  a Pet Friendly Beverly Hills Realtor! Who would have thought when we crossed the border of Hungary  I would be here today? Never have I dreamt it in my wildest imagination. If you got this far, thank you for reading.

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I would be negligent if I did not post the above picture what Holly does to the competition's Yard Signs!!!

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Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002 ( m) homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at https://www.endrebarath.com I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations. Endre Barath,Jr. Realtor at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties DRE#01238708

 

 

 

 

 

Comments (71)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727  nice to see you stopping in what a small world, Fairfield CT of all places, Endre

May 31, 2021 07:03 PM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

Endre Barath, Jr. I am so impressed that you have trained Holly take a break from her walk to wash the bottom of your competitor's signs. Also, thanks for your service!

May 31, 2021 08:32 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jim Paulson  just to be clear no training needed she loves her Daddy and understands the business, so she always takes care of business on the competitor's signs:))Endre

May 31, 2021 09:02 PM
Steven Nickens
Wailea Realty - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Endre, love it, your story is like one of C.S.Lewis stories. I have a new respect for what you have accomplished in your life. Plus your one bad ass dude who can back it up. I would hire you in a minute to represent me as a Realtor. Thanks for sharing your story.

Jun 01, 2021 01:22 PM
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Endre, I enjoyed reading your story and love the photos, especially your first birthday. That pic of Holly is priceless and made me smile. Interesting that you refer to the winding road analogy in your post and I wrote a post titled the long and winding road!

Jun 01, 2021 10:51 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Steven Nickens  I am a pussycat:) Diane is the bad arse in our relationship:)) Loved your comment, Endre

Jun 01, 2021 11:01 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

A road well traveled and a life given through the determination of your parents.  You did them proud, except for what you allow the dog to do

Jun 02, 2021 06:34 AM
Erik Hiss
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Worthington, OH
You can trust me for all your real estate needs!

Congrats on the 26 years! And well done on switching cities!

Jun 02, 2021 06:51 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

I'm very glad your Dad had the good sense and courage to bring you to America! You are an asset to the country.

And... love the baby picture!

Jun 02, 2021 08:33 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Diana Zaccaro   no wonder we are friends I will have to check out that post how did I miss it? Endre

Jun 02, 2021 10:47 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Ed Silva  thank you for commenting

Jun 02, 2021 10:48 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Erik Hiss  thank you for stopping in and commenting we need to get to know each other better, Endre

Jun 02, 2021 10:49 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Marte Cliff  your kind words are always welcomed, Endre

Jun 02, 2021 10:50 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I similarly think that the past 10 years in on by like two years! I totally feel you on that one

Jun 02, 2021 11:36 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win in the May contest! 

Does Holly get a special treat for her contribution to your win? 

That photo cracked me up! Great sense of humor Endre Barath, Jr. 

Jun 03, 2021 09:34 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Laura Cerrano  I received a call from a client today.... I sold his house years ago and he said can you believe it was 16 years ago... and I had to admit it felt like yesterday....Endre

Jun 03, 2021 10:50 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist  thank you very much and indeed Holly gets a treat every evening after her final walk:)) now with that said you just gave me an idea I better carry a treat with me in case we run into other opposition Yard Signs and reward her:))Endre

Jun 03, 2021 10:52 PM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

Your story reminds me of my father in law. He passed away in 1981. He brought his family to America from Latvia in 1952. Always appreciated what he had here in the US. 

Jun 04, 2021 09:05 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector  all I can say is I am so glad my parents are not alive today... I never thought I would say that always wanted them to live longer but what I see today is a disgrace to what this country stood for and what bought immigrants here... just sayin Endre

Jun 04, 2021 10:50 PM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector

Totally agree. Def not living up to the words on the Statue of Liberty. Bring us your cold, tired, huddled masses....

Jun 05, 2021 05:43 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector my father was more American than those who were born here, he proudly flew the flag and the list goes one.... so I get it,Endre

Jun 06, 2021 10:32 PM