Crusin' the lanes in the rain.

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Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker Residential

Lenn Harley suggests that you "build your network, one contact at a time.  Build it with quality agents, both seasoned and non... you'll identify good partners as you go... real estate talent is all around us.  Pick and choose, but choose carefully.

yeah, yeah, yeah, Lenn.

Preaching to the choir.  And Lenn is basing her post on a post from Karen Fiddler, who posted about a mature agent who was having difficulty keeping up with technology, she suggests that his experience would be a perfect complement to a modern tech-agent... make him a partner. If the personalities mesh, a great idea.

It's not that I disagree with Lenn, I don't.  (I hate when I find myself on the opposite side of a point from Lenn.  Cause she's always right, and that would mean that I'm slightly left of right, and I hate that) She's absolutely right, but isn't that just what we're already doing, here on Active Rain?

We cruise Rain Drive, and meet other agents.  We rub elbows and decide whose particular style of wisdom (or lack thereof) clicks nicely with our own philosophy. We're crusing up and down the magnificent mile in our 1959 thunderbirds, our 1961 corvettes, and a couple of studebaker skyhawks! (look 'em up) Let's follow this.... Lenn likes Karen... she thinks Karen's got a good head on her shoulders, has good things to say, and gets her point across well.  So she brings some of Karen's input to her own blog.

While I also read Karen, and commented on that particular post, it didn't quite hit me 'till Lenn brought it back as leftovers.  I, as do others, think Lenn's got a lot of real estate wisdom to share, gets her point across well, and damn, if she doesn't wield a mean shotgun!  So, here I am bringing Lenn's (and Karen's viewpoints) to my own readers.

Ain't that a bit like 3-minute-dating for Realtors?  Hmmmm... Hmmmmm?

 

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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 2929 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
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And while we're at it....what about a 69, baby blue Convertible Beetle....so darn cute. I'm a serious convertible person. This is my baby now! Turbo baby

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Karen - sa-wheet!

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Alan, those wre two interesting posts (as is yours).  I work in an office of older techies who combine these skills with incredible market knowledge.  Many of these people are really worth channeling.

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Patricia - it's not quite time to send them out to pasture, is it?

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Good post Alan.  This has me thinking about who I mgiht partner up with.  The'll have to have a '66 Mustang though...

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