Just Doing My Part

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

This part got me doing my part.

After work yesterday I got in my car to drive home and as soon as I shifted it was obvious my shifter was no longer connected to the transmission. Bummer.

Due to some other activities I had going on I didn't get a chance to call my auto club, Good Sam, until 6PM. The auto club said they would do their best best to get someone there yet (last night) . A half hour later a tow truck showed up and two polite young men jumped into action and had it loaded on the truck in minutes. These guys knew exactly what was wrong and assured me it was not a major fix.

Off went the Yukon to my favorite mechanic and I knew he would have me back on the road tomorrow (today).

First thing this morning I did "my part" and got on Google to give those young men a good review.

We all love positive reviews. Don't you wish everyone you pleased would tell others about the great service you provided them?

It all starts with you and me. Are you leaving positive reviews on Google for others? Get the Karma going, leave positive reviews for others... you never know, they may leave one for you too.

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Comments (24)

Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

People are quick to give a negative review when something goes wrong but they forget to give a positive review when things go well.

Jun 25, 2022 05:06 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Bob... while I have no hesitation to post a negative review when warranted, I also make a point of posting a positive review when warranted. I never forget how much I love getting good reviews from my clients and I like to pay it forward.

Jun 25, 2022 05:11 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Bob - I hope your vehicle is on the road again very soon.  Nice shout out to R & J's Towing in Minot North Dakota.  

Jun 25, 2022 05:16 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bob, so sorry to hear your Yukon had some issues, and hope the fix wasn't too expensive.  Getting review requests is a constant, as you can't even go shopping anymore without getting a request.  It almost is too much.

Jun 25, 2022 05:56 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Bob - let's all do it.  I was delighted recently with a service person.  I did a review but I also called their company to praise them  Oh yes, recognition is big!

Jun 25, 2022 06:32 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I was really pleased Ray Henson as the "Good Sam Club" membership is very inexpensive. I took their membership because they cover towing a camper. I had no idea what to expect as this one towing cost less then their membership.

Jun 25, 2022 09:14 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Integrity is harder to find today then in days past for sure Endre Barath, Jr. Everybody I worked with did a GREAT job. That includes the auto club (Good Sam), the towing company (R & J Towing), as well as my mechanic (Magic City Auto).

Jun 25, 2022 09:16 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

They did appreciate it Kat Palmiotti . With-in minutes of my posting it I received a thank you via text and it was well after regular business hours. 😃

Jun 25, 2022 09:18 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It is wonderful Dorie Dillard Austin TX . They obviously appreciated it as much as you and I do when we get a good review as the texted a thank you back to me right after my posting it.

Jun 25, 2022 09:19 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

So true Brian England and it should be the other way around. Be fast to give praise and be slow to anger.

Jun 25, 2022 09:21 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That is the way it should be Nina Hollander, Broker . It helps others out when we speak the truth.

Jun 25, 2022 09:22 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I am on the road again Michael Jacobs and guzzeling down the gas (regretfully). The good news is our gas price took a dive yesterday down to 4.49 for regular.

Jun 25, 2022 09:24 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It was a bit more then I thought it would be Joan Cox , about $180.00 but I know my mechanic is an honest (God fearing) man and I appreciate how he dropped everything for me to get the job done.

Jun 25, 2022 09:25 AM
Joan Cox

That always feels good!

Jun 25, 2022 09:33 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Excellent call to action on your part Grant Schneider . I am trying to do it much more often and there is usually someone every day who does a "stand up" job that deserves a pat on the back.

Jun 25, 2022 09:27 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

That's great Bob!  I love when young people take it upon themselves to give excellent service and make others lives so much smoother!  Kudos to those 2 guys!!

 

I also love this idea of leaving reviews.  I haven't done a lot of that online but I do it often in other ways - typically in person.  I'll have fun upping my game!

Jun 25, 2022 09:51 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Bob- that was a very thoughtful thing to do and something we all should do. And how nice to know that there is a dependable service near you!!!   

Jun 25, 2022 01:21 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I was really impressed with them Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker tghey were very polite and knowledgeable. I was really excited and pleased to give them a shout out.

Jun 25, 2022 03:49 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Kathy Streib . I had seen their  Vehicles around town but I had not used their service before until now. I will most certainly use them again in the future.

Jun 25, 2022 04:12 PM
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 Bob,
I think it is our duty to post a positive review for those who have earned it. It's also our duty to post our negative experiences to save others from the same fate... or at least warn them.

Jun 26, 2022 11:34 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Absolutely Carol Williams . I have posted a few negative reviews but I am happy to say I've posted more positive (I'd say positive is the norm for my service experiences).

Jun 26, 2022 02:50 PM