Congratulations Wayne Martin!

Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

Wayne Martin - in appreciation for your participating in the March to a Solution|ActiveRain March 2003 Challenge, Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist and I virtually present to you two hands full of glittery gold coins! May you enjoy them and spend them anyway you want! Perhaps tonight with some good libations?  

In your last entry, we wish to say, congratulations on winning your case! Having been "the Managing Broker of a large Real Estate Office of a National Franchise affiliation, and having intimate knowledge with the law, why would anyone be bold enough to take you to court? There was no evidence that they were right and your agent was wrong. They must have been crazy to take you to court and think they could slap you in the face. Case Law prevailed and you must have felt ten feet tall after it was all over. 

Wayne, even though you completed the three entries, which we are very grateful for, it would be really nice if you can provide future case studies like this so that members here on ActiveRain could learn from true stories. As agents, we cannot practice law but there are enough agents out there all over the map of the United States who know how to bully and throw their weight around. 

For now, what you have shared are stories to be treasured and remembered. In business, there are always gray areas and the truth is seldom simple. Most agents are told, document, document, document. Is that all there is, or is there a blueprint or template for documenting to stay out of trouble? Truly, you are appreciated and it was so nice for to be human, and share that as a Broker, you were responsible for the actions of your agents. On rare occasions, things go haywire, for agents, and it feels like one is going into a battlefield, which is crazy and scary too. Well, I won't push the envelope. These three examples you shared were a gift.

I think Kathleen and I speak for everyone here on ActiveRain - We love that you are still here on ActiveRain! Thank you for completing the three outstanding entries for this March Challenge. Wayne, you are appreciated!


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Comments (8)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia a lot of good lessons to be learned in the blogs submitted so far.

Mar 15, 2023 04:29 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

George Souto - When you think about it, I think Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets commented, we could have an AR library to go back to for reference. 

The entries have not been disappointing at all and each one is so different and relatable!

So far, we don't have any Mortgage Lender stories or Home Inspectors\ stories either. Perhaps you can share some stories you remember from 2008? I'll bet that would be very educational for agents who never experience that era of misery for all. 

Something said at the end of every closing to the buyers here in TX in my area, is if you don't pay, you don't stay. 

Mar 15, 2023 04:49 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

I confess I am surprised by the number of entries posted thus far and how many people have completed all three entries. I check every day, sometimes a few times a day to see if anyone posted a new entry. I am that excited to read them. 


Mar 15, 2023 05:24 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist - What impressed me the most is that everyone has their own voice and their own unique stories. Many of those stories resonate with me and I am sure with others too. I love that we are being so open and honest about the lessons we learned. 

In real estate, learning never ends. I am thrilled by the number of entries. It has been a wonderful experience and the sharing is so good for our hearts and souls. 

Mar 15, 2023 07:01 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow these handful of Golds Wayne you are so lucky to get.... I might be able to get one if I manage to do one more not so sure but will try:)Endre

Mar 15, 2023 10:12 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Endre Barath, Jr. - three entries is worth two virtual hands full of gold!!!

Mar 16, 2023 05:45 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Patricia. Thank you for the shout out. Truthfully, the legal wizardry in this case came from our counsel. It was so frivolous that our attorney did a little extra research to find a little known case and we pursued our rights.. Bravo to him.

Mar 16, 2023 04:46 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Wayne Martin - thanks for 'truthfully," disclosing who the "legal wizardry in his case," was which is good to know because in the real estate industry, to be the best, we have to surround ourselves with the best Team and people we know, like, and trust. 

"Bravo to both of you!

Mar 16, 2023 05:48 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

We should all pool our pots of gold Wayne Martin ... but not sure where we could spend those coins! Or maybe we can convert them to AR points. Enjoyed reading your posts.

Mar 16, 2023 05:41 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP ,

We appreciate you and Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist for hosting this challenge. I'm enjoying reading the entries. I just posted my second and will get my third up soon. I too like that everyone is using their own voice and their own unique stories, all relatable to us in the business. 

Mar 16, 2023 05:51 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Kudos to Wayne for finishing this challenge! Great reads!

Mar 16, 2023 05:58 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Congratulations to Wayne Martin  ..  I agree with Nina that these pots of gold should be able to be converted into AR points!!

Mar 16, 2023 09:34 AM