Pay it Forward....a Gallon at a Time....

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams 414-525-0563

gas can   A story on  the news last night talked about the rising price of gas.  The reporter was interviewing people at gas pumps who were having to choose between driving to work and eating.  There is not always  public transportation available to every locatioin or affordable housing in the area where people work. The increase in gas prices influences that only the prices we pay for things....but for some people, very difficult choices.

    There may be people that you know....or know of...or contractors and service people that have been faithful in the services that they provide you at a reasonable price.  The cleaning lady that drives her crew a half hour, the college student that gets the yard ready for the summer season. Maybe you have other people that are dependent on the employment you offer them...lawn cutting, painting or handy person kind of jobs around the house.

       Today, I am going to get gas cards and make that part of what we pay for the services that have rendered to us over the years.  Without a gas card, they are taking a large pay cut that they don't deserve.

          Think about the people in your life that are the hardest hit by the gas crisis....and if you feel that their pride might be hurt...find a way to slip it on the front seat of the car, pop it into their mailbox...you can do it. You can do the right thing that makes their life a little easier...makes you feel good...and allows them to continue to provide services without increasing their overhead.gas card

         Pay it forward...a gallon or two at a time....your thoughtfulness will be appreciated by the people who need it most and who have helped you with the services they provide.

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Rainmaker
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David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate

Great idea! This is a good way to "Pay it forward". Thanks for the post! - David

Apr 23, 2011 07:13 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Sally and David,

Funny you should mention this. I did just that thing. There was a man getting gas and he wanted only three dollars worth. Knowing that it was not even a gallon of gas, I told the cashier to make it ten dollars worth. I then went out quickly and told the guy to put in ten dollars worth. He said he couldn't pay for it. I told him I had already paid for it so he better take all ten dollars worth. "Really", "You made my day". "How do I pay you back"?

I told him to help someone out when they need it next time. And I left. He stood there looking dumbfounded.

Clint McKie

Apr 23, 2011 07:18 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

Sally and David, you guys never cease to amaze me...That's the out of the box thinking that makes you special!  Happy Easter! 

Apr 23, 2011 07:27 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS

Opportunities are everywhere to "do the right thing"....Happy holiday weekend !

Apr 23, 2011 07:31 AM #4
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What a wonderful idea....so many people could use a little help today....we all need to do our part and feel good about it too.

Apr 23, 2011 08:42 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent

I usually give Home Depot gift cards at closing, along with donations to Childrens Hosp Miracle network and an animal rescue/shelter in the clients name, but with gas prices as they are, maybe I should switch out Home Depot cards for gas cards....good idea!

Apr 23, 2011 10:02 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

Sally - South Florida has very poor public transportation - people must drive places, there is just no way not to. I love your idea, it is a great way to help people and they wont feel bad, it feels like a gift.. and who doesn't like a gift, right?

Apr 23, 2011 10:31 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Tom Braatz
Re/Max Realty Center 262-377-1459 - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha

Sally

Always important to pay it forward, Happy Easter to you and David,magic, and cosmos

Apr 23, 2011 06:51 PM #8
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What an awesome idea!

Apr 23, 2011 10:10 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Love this idea and will pay it forward myself. there are always people who need help, we just need to look.

Thanks for the post.

Apr 25, 2011 06:32 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Rene Brin
Brin Realty Amherst & Bedford Offices - Amherst, NH
Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate

Fantastic idea Sally & David, you have inspired me...this week Ralph Gorgoglione  Pays it Forward by paying for the table next to him and you guys are helping out with gas...such great ideas!

Apr 25, 2011 06:49 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS

Today our cleaning (excavation !) crew comes and there will be a gas card to help them keep their profit where it has been and not have it cost them more to come and see us !

Apr 25, 2011 08:25 AM #12
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Where are you two? Are you on vacation? Busy with work? Too busy to blog with your ActiveRain friends? LLLL

Apr 27, 2011 10:38 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

I miss Sally - write something soon please!

Apr 28, 2011 08:50 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS

Appreciate it...as soon as I figure out how not to sleep...you'll see me more often !

Apr 28, 2011 09:51 PM #15
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Russel told me to come over here to say hello and introduce myself. He's my new boss!

Apr 28, 2011 10:11 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS

uh oh Eric.....he is a taskmaster !

Apr 28, 2011 11:42 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Tom Braatz
Re/Max Realty Center 262-377-1459 - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha

Im thinking notjing pays it forward today than gas. Just keeps going up.

Apr 29, 2011 11:23 PM #18
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Oh, where are you two? There’s a 31 days of May challenge. Just one blog post each day for 31 days will get you 3,000 bonus points!

I’m sitting here this morning wearing a green and gold shirt that says “Nothing tips like a cow” and it has this poor dead cow with its four legs up in the air superimposed on the state of Wisconsin. What do you people do to your cows up there? JJJJ

May 01, 2011 05:25 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Al & Peggy Cunningham Brokers, Brampton Ontario Homes For Sale 905-450-5500
RE/MAX Realty Services Inc. - Brampton, ON

What an awesome idea David and Sally! We like the idea of slipping the card on the front seat or in a mailbox......sort of like that secret pal idea!

May 01, 2011 08:27 AM #20
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