Thanksgiving 2021: Wanda Jr.

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Real Estate Agent with Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

Thanksgiving 2021: Wanda Jr.

 

There comes a time when change is necessary even when you're not quite ready. Known to get the best use out of a vehicle,  it must remain dependable and be in pristine condition, that holds value for me.

 

My well-used Ford was ready for a new owner. When purchasing a car, I look for safety ratings, American made and something everyone can ride in comfortably, it has to present extremely well up front. 

 

She served me well for 182,000 miles of driving to the office, showing houses through sunny or inclement weather. I maintained her regularly by changing the brakes, the oil, tires and replacing wipers.

 

Never once did I break down (thank the lord above) or have any high price repairs during the 8 years of ownership. It was a 2013 white Ford Explorer XLT, getting around 20 miles per gallon (flex fuel).

 

That kind of dependability goes deep for me. So, I chose the same vehicle, same color (with sparkly paint - a girl's got to have a little of that) but a step above with a Limited Ford Explorer.

 

After searching online for the best vehicle to purchase again, it came highly rated! Upon demonstrating all the features, bells and whistles, the salesman asked me what I wished to name the car.

 

A fun name came to mind. After all, if we are to have such a close relationship, we need to on a first name basis! I hope she will be ultra dependable, show up and follow through every time.

 

My car ends up to be a mobile office where I can:

  • Place a RE sign
  • Store ekey lockboxes 
  • Carry an installation kit 

 

Sports cars are out of the question for me. They are fun to drive but I prefer something that can be widely utilized everyday in my business. Am looking forward to new beginnings with Wanda Jr.

 

I just hope that she will like me.

 

I mean, really, really like me!

 

This is an entry to Thanksgiving Challenge 2021, hosted by Debe Maxwell, CRS. Thanks once again for overseeing this!

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Comments (18)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Wanda,

Happy for you having a new car.  It is very important in residential real estate.  Since I did not haul anyone around in commercial, I was very content with my sports car...A

Nov 24, 2021 06:13 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Wanda - this week I went to Los Angeles Auto Show and once again the line up of cars on display can be a bit overwhelming at times.  Congratulations on your purchase.  May it bring you years of satisfaction and reliable transportation.  

Nov 24, 2021 06:23 AM
Tony Busanich
TD Bank - Freehold, NJ
1-4 FAMILY HOME LOAN SPECIALIST

Hi Wanda, Great car thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Nov 24, 2021 07:21 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I'm not good at planning things out when I buy a car. When my car dies it's time to buy a new one 🤪.

Nov 24, 2021 08:52 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

You define so correctly the extension of our personalities that others call a car. Very creative entry for the Challenge

Nov 24, 2021 09:42 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Wanda and your car serve you well over the years,  I am luck my car only has 38,000 miles on it and should be around for awhile yet.

 

Nov 24, 2021 11:55 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I love this, Wanda! I too, just purchased a new car and am SO thankful for a new, dependable ride.

I hope you and yours have a delightful Thanksgiving!

Nov 24, 2021 12:32 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

My husband was instrumental in convincing me that a new car was necessary and I appreciate that Ron and Alexandra Seigel. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

Nov 25, 2021 11:43 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

There are so many to choose from Michael Jacobs. Reliability and safety ratings go a long way for me. Happy Thanksging to you! 

Nov 25, 2021 11:44 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

You are so welocme Tony Busanich, thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Nov 25, 2021 11:44 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

My 1995 Ford Escort Hatchback had to be pried from my hands to trade in for a newer vehicle...it was a dependable little car but not practical for real estate Bob "RealMan" Timm. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Nov 25, 2021 11:46 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you so much Ed Silva! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration!

Nov 25, 2021 11:47 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Am planning on the same realiable transportation that the last one offered Will Hamm. Happy Thanksgiving to you nd your family!

Nov 25, 2021 11:48 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving as well Debe Maxwell, CRS. We have so much to be thankful for!

Nov 25, 2021 11:48 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Wnda,
Congratulations on the new vehicle. I just bought a new car this year too and, like you, I bought the same kind I had before. It is an AWD Ford Taurus. This is my 3rd AWD Taurus. I love it and they've all been very reliable for me.  It doesn't get the very best mileage out there but safety and comfort trump mpg for me.

Nov 25, 2021 12:27 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

I am hoping you have many safe reliable miles and enjoy Wanda Jr. Nice entry into this month's challenge. Happy Thanksgiving, make it a memorable one!

Nov 25, 2021 01:08 PM