OFFICE SWEET OFFICE... There is no place like office.

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Bob Timm Realtor, Real Estate, Minot Homes, North Dakota, 58701, 58703, 58702, 58704, houses for sale

OFFICE SWEET OFFICE

THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE OFFICE

Oak Park Realty 1107 N Broadway Minot ND 58703Office Sweet Office. It's small, it's ugly, but it's mine.

After a summer of conducting business out of my mother-in-laws basement, Starbucks, and the public library, I finally have an office to call home office.

With all the positives it's easy for me to overlook the ugly color of the building (which I will repaint this spring) and the fact that the interior needs a little spritzing up.

The next big step is to get that secretary I've talked about for 2 or 3 years. I hired one and she quit before she started because she didn't like the interior colors of the office. This despite the fact I told her she could pick new colors and I'd paint!

Oak Park Realty 1107 N Broadway Minot ND 58703I thought the colors were a little loud myself but I kind of like them and now that I've added some "stuff" like desks and bookcases I'm rather pleased. The pic to the right is the reception area that eventually will have a receptionists/secretaries desk.

I'm located on BROADWAY, how cool is that! In Minot Broadway is thee main Street with the heaviest traffic. I've already had more walk-ins in a month then I had in a year in my old location. I'm not knocking the old location, how great was that to be in a movie theater, across the street from a big park, and also on a main arterial of the City?

I'm far from finished with my office project but here are a few more pictures. The pic's include my desk as well as the desk for my personal assistant, my conference area for when I'm meeting with clients and viewing MLS listings, and the play area for kids to run wild while Mom and Dad look at listings with me. In the play area I need to and have removed most of the "junk" and to restock the office with a toy-box and kids furniture.

Oak Park Realty 1107 N Broadway Minot ND 58703

Oak Park Realty 1107 N Broadway Minot ND 58703

Oak Park Realty 1107 N Broadway Minot ND 58703

After spending the summer in my mother-in-laws basement because I lost my home, my office, and my rental property in the flood that destroyed 1/4th of our City this place really looks beautiful to me. Once again it's a joy to actually "GO" to work and to have a place for friends and clients come and visit.

Oddly enough despite the tragedy that struck our City and my family personally 2011 was the best year I've had in business. 2011 was full of blessings thanks to all the kind people who let us know they cared, many who never met us, but all eager to help out those in need because of the tragedy that struck our City.

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Marcia Kramarz
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BOB it looks like a wonderful place - with great ideas for improving !! Let me be the first here at A/R to wish you much success with your new place!!! What a year for you- Funny how tragedies can also bring blessings! Part of that is the attitude you have ! On to a Great 2012!!

Jan 03, 2012 08:56 PM #3
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Patricia Kennedy
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Bob, I love your office!  And with some new chairs for your conference table, it's going to be perfect!  And what a great idea to create a play area for children. 

Jan 03, 2012 09:03 PM #4
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
National Marketing Realtors - Minot, ND
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Tara, Thank You! I hope you have a great 2012 as well and I hope I get out to Atlantic City this year to see my relatives while they are still in good health. I'd love to say hello if I get out there.

Peggy, Thank You for the office compliment. I'm trying to do something every day to improve it. I will be really happy when I have another agent or two to share it with. I hope 2012 brings you the best Year ever!

Marcia, It was a blessed year but with that being said I am glad it's behind us. Thank you for the kind words that bring further encouragement. I have to add that I have a sister-in-law that spells her name the same as you. I, being the worlds worst speller, find your spelling natural... it's the way I would spell it, yet everyone comments to my sister-in-law that her name is miss-spelled.

Patricia, funny you should mention the chairs because until I made this post and looked at the pictures I did not realize how badly I needed good chairs. Great minds think alike!

Jan 03, 2012 09:13 PM #5
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Steve Queen
Exit Realty - Bowie, MD
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Congrats Bob! Obtaining your own brokerage is a big accomplishment. Good luck and wish you a prosperous 2012!

Jan 03, 2012 09:34 PM #6
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Francine Viola
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After hearing what you went through, your story is inspiring - your office, not so much (as far as decor)! I would enlist the advice of all of our wonderful stagers on AR! :-)  Stagers - give Bob some ideas!

Jan 03, 2012 10:49 PM #7
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Rose King
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Hi Bob! Congratulations on the new office! I think it's great that you created a special place for kids - very thoughtful of you. Wishing you the best for 2012!

Jan 03, 2012 11:18 PM #8
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Steve, it's not my brokerage yet but it will be very soon. Thanks for wishing me good luck, I certainly hope the same for you as well.

Francine, Thank You for the kind words. I love the Stagers here on AR as well. One idea already submitted is plants, living plants. I rushed out to Walmart and purchased a couple but I think about a dozen would be good.

Rose, Thank You so much for stopping in. Most of my clients have young children so I know the importance of keeping them happy while visiting with Mom and Dad. I am considering putting in a changing station as well being my restroom is in the basement and not all that attractive. 

Jan 04, 2012 09:04 AM #9
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Michelle Gibson
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Bob - Congrats on your new office!  I'm glad things are starting to get back to normal for you.

Jan 04, 2012 09:39 PM #10
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Michelle, Thank You, normal is looking very good.

Jan 05, 2012 07:54 AM #11
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Hi Bob and it is all yours that is what counts, I feel that way bout mine and I enjoy just being there.

Jan 07, 2012 10:08 PM #12
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Charles, sounds like we have a Brotherhood!

Jan 08, 2012 08:23 AM #13
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Hey, Bob!

I included this post in Last Week's Favorites.  Have a great week.

 
 
Jan 08, 2012 05:35 PM #14
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Kay Van Kampen
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Bob, congratulations on your move.  Sounds like you're in a great location to clients to stop by.  Hope you have a great year in real estate.

Jan 08, 2012 11:06 PM #15
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Patricia, That's way cool! Thank You!

Kay, I'm really looking forward to this year. Last year would have been fantastic had it not been for the disaster but as I've been saying, the disaster brought may blessings as well. 

Jan 09, 2012 03:44 PM #16
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Rob D. Shepherd
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This brought back memories of when I got a main drag place when I was in another business! The fixing it up was one of the funnest parts. Wishing you well in 2012!

Jan 12, 2012 09:46 AM #17
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Thanks Rob! It has been fun, a little expensive, and a great relief.

Jan 12, 2012 03:29 PM #18
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Brenda Whitman
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Anything dry looks good to me!  Best wishes for 2012!

Jan 13, 2012 11:29 PM #19
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Brenda, good point! One would think that looking at pictures of the flood would no longer move me but when I show someone those pics with everything wet it still chokes me up.

Jan 14, 2012 04:41 PM #20
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Bob-After the year you had in 2011, I know 2012 has got to be an up year for you. Good luck in the new space. That gives you a different view of life and one that I hope is a better view for you. Congrats.

Jan 20, 2012 03:35 PM #21
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Wayne thanks for the congrats and the inspiring words of encouragement. I hope 2012 is a GREAT year for You as well.

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