I had a very nice family stop off today at my open house, but we had a language barrier

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Today, while doing my open house at the condo conversion project, we had an unexpected family drop by and I was glad to help them out, as always. Now, the problem was we had a language barrier and clearly they couldn't live here and I had to help them.

You see, I helped this family despite our language barrier all the way to their new home. Was I what you call steering? Well yes, I'll admit that. This type of family wasn't welcome here, they just didn't fit in and living here could have been dangerous for them.

That is my career choice. I love Helping Families Home even when I can't let them live in the place I presently represent. Now, I can see some of you getting mad at steering, but this family needed help and I helped them the whole half mile that they needed to move.

Here are the pictures from the model home all the way down to the creek.




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Patty Carroll
Vancouver, WA

Todd, you are a bit quacky for sure! We are so happy that you took care of the mother and her babies.

Jul 20, 2008 06:34 PM #6
Robert Monk
100% Realty, Inc. - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Florida Real Estate

Nice Post, Todd...  that must have been nice to see...

Jul 20, 2008 07:04 PM #7
Tim - Arizona Short Sale Agent
Arizona Short Sale Group - Scottsdale, AZ

Nice Post - All I can say is Press 1 For .....Duck?  :)

Good looking out for that family! 

Jul 20, 2008 07:31 PM #8
Kathy Passarette
Creative Home Expressions - Mount Sinai, NY
L.I. Staging/Decorating

Todd ~ That is too cute!  We have had two ducks come back and visit us every year (well, they visit our pool).  The male and female, but I have never seen babies in the several years they've been coming.

Jul 20, 2008 11:25 PM #9
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

Aw, Todd - that got my morning started beautifully!  What a cute post!  Do you think you might could get a testimonial from them?

Jul 20, 2008 11:34 PM #10
Marzena Melby
Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty - Richfield, MN
Realtor, Twin Cities Minnesota Real Estate

Todd - cute and funny!  Did happen to ask them if they cam off your signs?  lol

Jul 20, 2008 11:37 PM #11
Melina Tomson
Tomson Burnham, llc Licensed in the State of Oregon - Salem, OR
Principal Broker/Owner, M.S.

Did they enter the raffle for the gas gift card?

Duck in the Truck by Jez Alborough is one of my kids favorites...

Jul 21, 2008 05:10 AM #12
Leslie Stewart
Oregon Licensed Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals - Stayton, OR
Realtor, ABR, CRS, Oregon Licensed Broker

Todd, great slide show.  I saw a momma turkey and 9 chicks this weekend on the way to my open house.  I didn't realize they were in this area

Jul 21, 2008 03:31 PM #13
Ginger Walker
Keller Williams Realty - Stafford, VA
Realtor e-PRO,CSP

You made my night with this one!  This was just too cute and made me smile

Jul 21, 2008 04:15 PM #14
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

You had me going, before the picture loaded... good one.

Jul 21, 2008 05:05 PM #15
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Steven - It was amazing that they made it across this four lane road before they made to this project, but I'm glad I was there to help and that they were willing to follow me to the creek. It wasn't easy, but we got them there.

Realistic Endeavors
- Thanks!

- I use a website called Photobucket, I pay for the service, but there is a free version also.

Leonlinda - I was very happy to do it and it actually did make me feel great!

Jul 22, 2008 02:20 AM #16
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Thanks, I'll take a look at the program.

Jul 22, 2008 09:25 AM #17
Christina Williams. REALTOR® TN property search & local insights
First Realty Company - Crossville, TN

Too cute Todd! In this case "steering came in very handy". Thanks for sharing this story with us. Nice to see something unique and uplifting! ; )

Jul 23, 2008 01:52 PM #18
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Maria - I'm glad I could get you to smile, it made me smile also.

Patty and Scott - Thanks, I'm glad I could find the family a home, despite the language barrier.

Jul 23, 2008 05:39 PM #19
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

Todd - Simply put, you are one of the good ones, my friend.  Clever post idea, too!

Jul 23, 2008 05:50 PM #20
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Cute pictures. Thanks for sharing.The ducks look adorable.

Jul 23, 2008 11:19 PM #21
Dionne Morgan
Realty World Solano Realty - Vallejo, CA

Todd, what a cute little familiy.  My only question is: Where is the papa?

Jul 25, 2008 06:27 AM #22
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Robert - It was fun to get them to walk down with me to the creek that was for sure.

Tim - LOL

Kathy - Maybe one day they will decide to stay, I've heard of ducks coming for years and leaving, then they finally decide to never leave.

Jul 26, 2008 01:52 AM #23
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Leesa - I tried, but she just could do more than the pictures with 8 kids.

Marzena - I'm sure they did!

Jul 26, 2008 03:40 AM #24
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Melina - No, they didn't (LOL)

Leslie - Turkey? Those things are mean, I had a run in with one when I was 19 and I can tell you that thing tasted good!

Jul 27, 2008 03:38 PM #25
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