Like an Atomic Bomb

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

Kat Palmiotti commented on my post yesterday, Foundem! and her comment made me think of an embarrassing moment while I was showing a property to a developer I had recently formed a friendship with.

It went something like this:

Actually it was almost exactly like that. We had just got out of the car and had taken a dozen steps towards the property and BOOM! Without skipping a beat I pulled out my phone, hit speed dial and said "Honey can you come to 123 34th Street SE?" and the client and I just kept walking to survey the property. Carol showed up right on time, we moved on to the next property and the new client is still a good friend today... 18 years later.

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Comments (9)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow Bob Boom and you did not skip a beat.  You were a real pro for your client and sure friends with your client today!

Jul 22, 2022 07:26 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It was funny because even though we didn't comment about it at the time we did both turn towards each other and snicker. NOTE to young "Hot Shots". This was a very well know developer who was responsible for building several food chain buildings and today is building many dollar store buildings (not disclosing the chain). He was a new client to me and I picked him up in an old 1980's something station wagon that was obviously about to blow.  You don't need to , and you are not going to, empress someone who can buy and sell you 1,000 times over. They got big by being themselves not by being who they thought others thought they should be. You should be yourself as well... they will know a phony or wannabe before you shake their hand. 

Jul 22, 2022 07:49 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What is it they say, Bob? "If life gives you lemons, make lemonade." That's what you did... make lemonade.

Jul 22, 2022 08:28 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I did Nina Hollander, Broker . This fellow was way more relaxed then anyone in his position would be pictured to be.

Jul 22, 2022 08:56 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Great story Bob! Simply be yourself and forget about what others think.....that doesn't matter!  Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS has a great quote out today that struck home for me today as we just had lunch with a friend who told us more of his backstory.  Check it out - that post fits perfectly with yours!

Jul 22, 2022 03:24 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Featured in BananaTude!

 

Jul 22, 2022 03:26 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker it is really rewarding to see a post featured. I really appreciate it. Now I'm headed to Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS quote.

Jul 22, 2022 04:12 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Bob- now that's really thinking on your feet!!!  Good for you for staying calm and cool. 

Jul 22, 2022 09:29 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I remember picking clients up one time to see homes and my car overheated and we had to take theirs.  That was not a good day for me, haha.

Jul 23, 2022 04:50 AM