I Will Never Forget You--My Broker, My Mentor, My Friend

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Mari Realty 9000937

I Will Never Forget You--My Broker, My Mentor, My Friend

Well, it has been kind of a rough week.  Monday morning came the e-mail.  How could this happen?  Finally, I had found my mentor, someone I could communicate with easily, someone who "got me," someone with whom I could speak absolutely freely.

Bob Elliott, Texas Home Group Realtors, mari montgomery 

How could this happen? His wife Virginia had waited for him her whole life.  He was her first husband just 6 years ago.  How could this happen?  His dream, "Texas Home Group" was rapidly growing and he was doing it right with training, support, gorgeous facilities.  He was on target at just over 300 agents to reach his goal he and Virginia had set for 2013.

How could this happen?  My husband and I had dinner plans with them next week.  How Could This Happen?  He made me laugh, kicked my butt when necessary, and was there for me when I didn't even know how much I needed it. 

He was there to get me back on track.  Finally, someone who spoke my language, no bull, no fluff and really cared--not the "saccharine" kind of "now I am pretending to care about you so that you will be productive" My God, he really cared, he cared with all his heart.  He was all heart.

I will always remember our code word, really an acronym.  IFMO---"It happened, Forget it, Move On."  We laughed and laughed about that.  I will continue to carry on "IFMO"  and...

I Will Never Forget You--My Broker, My Mentor, My Friend:   Bob Elliott, Broker, Texas Home Group 1947-2010

 

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 Mari Montgomery Realty, Keller Williams Mega Associate Office,Huntsville TX Real Estate,Conroe Homes for Sale, Lake Livingston

 

 

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www.MariRealty.com 

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284 Interstate 45 S, Ste 1, Huntsville TX 77340 Serving: Huntsville TX, Lake Conroe & Lake Livingston

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Holly Weatherwax
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He sounds like a great guy...and very special. I am sorry to hear of his death. He will leave behind a legacy with all who cared for him--and it sounds like he touched a lot of people.

 

 

May 22, 2010 12:50 PM #1
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Melinda (Mel) Peterson
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Mari ~ I too, lost my Mentor and my Friend, Don Rist, in 2008.  I still wish that I could call him and ask him a question or two.  I miss him terribly!

May 22, 2010 01:30 PM #2
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Mari Montgomery
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Holly,  He really was a great guy.  Refreshingly so.  He did touch many lives

May 22, 2010 01:45 PM #3
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Mari Montgomery
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Melinda, It is truly sad.  It was so untimely.  I am so sorry for your loss.  I know you still miss him and always will.

May 22, 2010 01:47 PM #4
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Bob & Carolin Benjamin
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So sad -- sounds like he was a terrific guy and will be missed by many.

May 22, 2010 02:12 PM #5
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Mari Montgomery
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You are so right Bob and Carolin. The weirdest part is that at the time of his death, I was still trying to wrap my head around how lucky I was to find someone so different.

May 22, 2010 02:25 PM #6
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Howdy and evenin to ya Mari

Sure sorry to here about your Broker and Friend Mr. Elliott!!! He sure does shound like a mighty fine and upstanden kind of guy.

The mountains, I become part of it, the herb, the fir tree, I become part of it.

The mornin mists, the clouds gatherin waters, I become part of it.

I know your go-en to miss him, but do remember. Your mentor and friend will still be all around ya where ever ya go and in all that you do.

May 22, 2010 11:41 PM #7
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Hi Dale,  That's beautiful  Thanks so much.  That means a lot to me. He was really special, really different.  No gray with Bob--I really liked that about him.  thanks again--you're pretty special yourself

May 23, 2010 12:08 AM #8
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Teri Bonnel
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Mari, I feel the same way I had the honor of knowing Bob since January but right away I knew he cared he was always there if I had any questions and would put me on the right path. Great man he will be missed.

Teri Bonnel

May 24, 2010 05:40 PM #9
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Hi Teri,  I really appreciate to be able to have a friend like you so that we can support each other through this sadness, but also be inspired by his life and work to be launched even higher by his memory and doing it "Bob's way."

May 26, 2010 08:31 PM #10
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Hi Teri,  I really appreciate to be able to have a friend like you so that we can support each other through this sadness, but also be inspired by his life and work to be launched even higher by his memory and doing it "Bob's way."

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