Category: True Stories

My Oscar Moment

After hearing about the flubbed announcement at the 2017 Oscars and mis-presentation, I was reminded about a Builders Association Awards Ceremony.  I attended as the manager of a prominent home builder.  With several hundred people in attendance, the MC announced the climactic award…

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The Price is Right

It had been 1 year since our last appointment. The listing prospect, a past Client, and I had mutually wanted to work together again on selling her Lino Lakes home. However, at that time we couldn’t agree on a price. Now, two expired listings later, we meet again. She stated, “It appears you were Right about the Price.”…

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Bear Hug

A client, twice my size, walked up to me and gave me an endearing Bear Hug…

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The Big Why

A purposeful life can be defined as your “Big Why.”  The reason you get up in the morning, work a little harder, and never give in to adversity…

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Chickens in the House: Part Two

The “chicken house” owners accepted a contingent offer from the first couple to look at their home. They also were going to decline any other showings; relieved now that they would not have to move the chickens out to the colder barn…

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Chickens in the House: Part One

As I arrived at a listing appointment in rural Columbus, I was surprised to see Mrs. Owner rushing out to greet me.  Not typical for a first-time meeting.  She was quick to the point,  “Do you know why we called you?  You live on a farm, right? We figured you would best understand us having chickens in our house.”  My response?  “Well, so do we….let’s go in.”…

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Carol’s Story: Part Two

I was in Mora with two offers on Carol’s lake place and no Carol.  So I camped out at the local restaurant until I could reach her.  At about 4:45, my phone rang, “Sorry I missed your message. I was at card club.”… 

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