Watch Out for the Cow Patties!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Star View Real Estate CO: II100035296

Hi, I see you are staring at my boots.  Yeah…they are kind of worn, but they still look good with a skirt.   Lol.    You Comfy, worn bootssee….I’m a Realtor and these boots have covered a lot of miles helping buyers find their dream property. They’ve dodged a lot of cow patties, they’ve walked through many barns and stables, they’ve helped me jump over cattle guards and creeks.  They’ve been relegated to the front porch while I’ve been inside the homes.  They’ve been covered with dew while I was trying to get the best photographs of properties – which is frequently VERY early in the morning.   

You know, I bought these boots after I sold a house with a few acres within four months that other Realtor’s thought would end up in a foreclosure rather than at a closing.  So, these boots are pretty special.  Granted, it is just more than the boots.   I’ve been fortunate to work with sellers that trusted my advice.  In many ways, sellers and their Realtor are working as partners. 

Cow PattiesWhy do I wear my boots with a skirt?  Well, I always try to dress like the professional that I am.  There have been times in the past that I’ve been teaching real estate classes, doing financial consultingor showing property in town where boots and jeans really aren’t appropriate.  But, I will bend over backwards to help sellers get their homes sold.  If that means meeting a buyer’s Realtor out a property on short notice to point out the property lines, the septic tank, or whatever, I’ll do what I need to.  Stepping in a cow patty in boots is a LOT better than stepping in a cow patty in sandles or dress shoes.  I choose boots.  

I’m Sondra Meyer with Century 21 Curbow Realty.   You know, enthusiasm is contagious.  If you or a friend are planning to sell or buy a country property....I highly recommend you choose someone that knows and loves country properties.     Even if they are wearing a trusty pair of old boots. 


P.S.  I can't remember the last time that I actually, inadvertently stepped in a cow patty.  However, the memory of the mushy stuff going between my toes is enough to remind me to put on my boots every single time I walk out in a pasture...just in case. 

 

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Jerry Newman
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Hi Sondra. You got a lot of miles on those boots. I would never show property in the country without them.

Oct 31, 2011 10:47 PM #1
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My wife showed me some woman today who was beatiful.  My wife said..."Larry, she's just your type."  She wasn't trying to pawn me off, nor even introduce me....but she was young, fit, dark hair and attractive, outdoorsy, and drives a Jeep in yuppie country USA.  Love a woman who can be who God called her to be.  That's why I love my wife and I'm sure that those boots are part of the core of who you are!

Oct 31, 2011 11:03 PM #2
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Carlotta Remong
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Sondra, Nice post and the boots apparently help you to get your job done. Thanks for sharing.

Oct 31, 2011 11:09 PM #3
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Jackie Bafus
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Great post and love the pics! Can't put a price on a good pair of broken in boots. I'd pick those over a pair of fancy high heels any day :)

Nov 01, 2011 12:51 AM #4
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Marge Piwowarski
Phoenix AZ Horse Property - Phoenix, AZ
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Sondra,  Wonderful post about trusty boots.  At this stage of my life, I value comfort far more than appearance.  Comfortable boots like those are priceless. 

Nov 01, 2011 01:03 AM #5
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Gary Woltal
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Spoken as a true expert in the farm and ranch and horse property and land expert you are Sondra. The boots photo says it all. Traveled many a mile! Watch those cow patties ha ha. Especially the newly made ones. Doesn't go well with the boots!!

Nov 01, 2011 09:41 AM #6
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Hi Sondra,

As a fellow boot lover, I love your elevator speech.  Those look like well-worn experienced boots.

Lisa

Nov 01, 2011 10:28 AM #7
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Cherise Selley
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
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Sondra,

Nice boots.  They hold many stories worth sharing, I bet.  It takes a rare and diligent personality to travel the roads less traveled in real estate.... g

Nov 01, 2011 04:09 PM #8
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Judi Boad
ACCURATE REALTY GROUP - Seattle, WA

Excellent way to let your personality and professionalism shine Sondra! 

Best regards from Seattle,

Nov 01, 2011 04:29 PM #9
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Gary Coles
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
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Sondra,  I really liked your post -- it is the most creative elevator speech that I have seen.  I think that it would make more of an impact on most people than the typical advertising type speech.  It's good to see your post on here -- I was just looking yesterday to see if you had posted recently and if I had missed one.

Nov 01, 2011 05:10 PM #10
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Kristine Ginsberg
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Sondra - love your story and I'm sure you look pretty awesome in a dress and your worn boots - it's a look onto it's own and it's practical. Ruining an expensive pair of shoes just to look good is, well, in my opinion, just stupid and you're anything but! Have a great day!

Nov 02, 2011 04:57 PM #11
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Sondra, darlin' you have a way about you that I just love!  Honesty, with flair, a downhome attitude, but all of the class in the world. I miss you!

Dec 12, 2011 09:57 AM #12
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Marge Piwowarski
Phoenix AZ Horse Property - Phoenix, AZ
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Sondra,

Missing you!

 Merry Christmas to You!

 Wishing that 2012 will be the Best Year of your Life to date, that you will enjoy Peace, Love, Joy, Health and Prosperity.

 

Dec 25, 2011 04:18 PM #13
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Joetta Fort
The DiGiorgio Group - Arvada, CO
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I adore this post. Makes a great point, in a down-to-earth way.

Jan 03, 2012 06:35 PM #14
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Sondra,

I enjoyed this post a great deal! I hate cow pies but I also am not a big fan of <a href="http://www.thepoophappens.com">dog pies </a>

Feb 28, 2012 04:53 PM #15
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