Zoom Call 9.05.23 Gail Hartnett Transitioning a Real Estate Business and life

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Zoom Call 9.05.23 Gail Hartnett Transitioning a Real Estate Business and life!

Gail Hartnett Transitioning a Real Estate Business and life!

The Zoom call for this week was presented by Gail Hartnett as she offered her insights on relocating to an unknown area to forge a new career and learn the area at the same time.

Gail is originally from Long Island, but her life travels have led her around the country. 

She started working in Ft Lauderdale as her husband was going to law school in Miami. She supplemented income working as a Tupperware salesperson. She grew that business to being a franchisee which gave her management as well as sales experience.

Her husband called her one day and asked her if she was willing to move to Boise, Idaho. She then went to the one resource available to her, a 1969 encyclopedia, a written version.

Being 1987, she was being asked to move to an area with a population of app 145,000 from an area of over 2,000,000 people.

She started her Tupperware business in Boise, again as a distributor.

She was taken with the area as there was so much to do with golf courses, skiing, and just the beautiful Boise Mountains.

She worked with Tupperware from 1987 to 1992.  When her husband wanted to resume his law practice, she needed to do something else.

She got her real estate license, and questioned where her business was to come from and realized her sales and people exposure to her past customers was the entry, she needed to be successful with real estate, and the way to get clients was very similar to how she sold plastic.

Gail Hartnett Transitioning a Real Estate Business and life!She started her real estate career with Coldwell Banker as she was looking for a brand that would give her the mentoring, she felt she needed. this came about through a referral from a family member.

She left Coldwell for a boutique agency that held prime position in the market. 

She was with them for 7 years and then went to Keller Williams.

She went from not knowing anything about the area and feeling she had relocated to heaven,

She spoke of talking to her sister who still lived in Long Island, while looking up to the mountains and telling her they would be skiing there later in the day once her sons came home from baseball practice. That was less than an hour away.

It took her 30 years before they got their first taste of heavy snow.

In 2006, she became president of the Women's council of Realtors and will soon have the honor of passing that title along to her daughter in 2024.

She had a lively presentation and even reacquainted herself with people from her past.

She answered all the simple questions with long detailed answers and was smiling throughout.

Zoom Call 9.05.23 Gail Hartnett Transitioning a Real Estate Business and life!


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Comments (15)

Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That sounds like a great call Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754 , sorry I missed it (even though I am not a fan of zoom calls).

Sep 07, 2023 11:55 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Ed:

Great recap of the Zoom call Tuesday with Gail Hartnett which I unfortunately had to miss. It's another great example of the value of these weekly Zoom meetings for those who attend, and the diversity of presenters and learning opportunities we have had.

I had the opportunity to meet Gail a few years ago at a CRS meeting (pre-pandemic) when I was trying to arrange a referral to Boise. Unfortunately, the buyer had a change of heart about buying there.


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Sep 07, 2023 11:56 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Ed- Thank you for another great recap of our Tuesday Zoom call. Gail was one of the best speakers I've heard!  I was an affiliate with the WCR in Palm Beach County and don't know if I'd heard her before but she has a great presence about her!!!! 

Sep 07, 2023 01:18 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ed, thank you for the recap from the Tuesday Zoom meeting, and sounds like a good one.

Sep 07, 2023 01:46 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed after hearing Gail talk about Boise, I think it is a place I would like to checkout.

Sep 07, 2023 04:48 PM
Edward Gilmartin
CRE - Boston, MA

You just have get listings and start doing open houses. Join some social groups.

Sep 07, 2023 04:50 PM
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Sep 11, 2023 05:31 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754 I love reading the recaps that you do so well for us each week. Gail was a wonderful presenter, and her love for Boise was evident. We could all learn by listening to Gail and how she got started in a new city1

Sep 07, 2023 07:40 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I wish I had been able to make that one! This topic would have been right up my alley. :-)

Sep 08, 2023 04:51 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It sounds like it was another good meeting.  I am not familiar with her at all, is she in the Rain?

Sep 08, 2023 05:09 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Ed,

I'm so sorry I had to miss, I had a photoshoot. Great recap of the Zoom call Tuesday with Gail Hartnett, as always you do a great job.

Sep 08, 2023 05:38 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I am certain all who attended Tuesday's Zoom session benefited from doing so, Ed.

Sep 08, 2023 07:10 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Ed, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Sep 08, 2023 07:22 PM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

This sounds like a fun meeting with Gail - I would have been very interested to hear about Boise, but unfortunately, I could not make it. Thanks for the summary, Ed.

Sep 09, 2023 02:44 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

OH my gosh, I loved her presentation, Ed! She did a beautiful job. I hope she'll come back and cover another topic for us as well as join us for our weekly calls!

Sep 10, 2023 08:56 PM
Eileen Burns 954.483.3912
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

As always Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754 you covered Gail's presentation to a tee!  We appreciate you. 😎  

Sep 11, 2023 05:33 AM