Traveling 680 Miles to an Open House...It's a Record!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC NC# 218097



Yes, I challenge anyone else in ActiveRain to top this record…I believe I am the record holder for those most miles traveled by an attendee to an Open House! Can you believe over 680 miles from Napierville, IL to little ol’ Sylva, North Carolina to attend an Open House at our new listing at 504 Holly Hills Road.

Gene Mundt, senior Vice President with The Federal Savings Bank plus an ActiveRain member was visiting our area here in Western North Carolina with his beautiful wife, Marilyn over the last couple of days. He called yesterday to see if we could get together and it just so happened we were hosting a Broker’s Open House today.

With Gene Mundt

He is just as pleasant in person as he is online. It was a lovely visit and so nice to put an actual face and voice to someone I’ve enjoyed reading for the last several months.

If you ever get a chance to meet an AR person in person, grab it!

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Rainmaker
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Martha Brown
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403 - Annapolis, MD
Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent

wow that is awesome. I love it when another rainer is passing through and wants to meet up. It makes the day a very special one for sure.

May 01, 2012 07:10 PM #5
Rainmaker
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David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggresive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtgs

I was going to add the same but see Kamal beat me. I caught one in SD and that was just a tad over 1100 miles...

The only thing is mine didnt come with an AR member so YOU win! (lol)

Peace

May 01, 2012 07:16 PM #6
Rainmaker
467,793
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Hi Mona, how awesome is that! AR is indeed a "little" family. I'm planning on visiting some when I get on the road again .. I've made it to VA to visit with Mike Cooper but I believe I'm about 580 miles shy of Gene's record.

May 01, 2012 07:19 PM #7
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Terry Rasner-Yacenda
Broker,Owner - Dreams Realty - Reno, NV
"Dreams Realty"

Hi Mona -- it definitely gets your attention such a trek for an open house.  Tell us about the property and was it worth the drive...and will you be going again...and why?  Just curious...

May 01, 2012 07:33 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Erv Fleishman
Realty Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Luxury Prop Specialist Realty Associates

It is not uncommon for people to come to open houses here in Florida from all over the country. They often travel here to search for a first or second home. They thus may avail themselves of open houses. 

May 01, 2012 07:44 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Authentic Feng Shui Expert

It's a gueling path... but sometimes you gotta drive it, eh? :) 

May 01, 2012 07:52 PM #10
Rainmaker
1,459,873
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Very cool, but I just flew 1,064 miles to have lunch with my BARFF in Fort Lauderdale.............

May 02, 2012 02:07 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Michael Saunders & Company - Sarasota, FL
Sales Manager - New Homes & Condominiums Division

I have to be close. Had a fellow from Toronto visit my open house in Naples Florida. He did not buy it that day, but he now owns it! Enjoy your day! 

May 02, 2012 03:42 AM #12
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Mona. Wow, that's some story. I think that meeting face to face must be special. I hope to be able to gave that too, in the future. I think you need a new picture, Your hair is so different I never would have recognized you. Just sayin...

May 02, 2012 04:48 AM #13
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Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Winston, it was fun and I'm glad our paths crossed.

Martha, Gene and his wife made it happen.  I'm glad they took a break from golf and shopping to visit.

May 02, 2012 05:01 AM #14
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Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Andrea, I'm jealous...I want to visit with Mike Cooper...and you!

Terry, it was our listing and totally worth the drive.  I'm not sure Gene and Carolyn were in the market for a second home...but they seemed to like the chili.

Erv, I guess that's true.  The houses are easier to find in Florida though than here I'll bet.

May 02, 2012 05:14 AM #15
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Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Laura, It's all a journey, right?

Roger, that IS very cool...but did you go to her Open House?

Wayne, was he an AR member?  Enjoy your day also.

Shoot Sheila,  I'm getting a haircut in an hour...it will be different again.  If I got a new photo every time my hair looked different...well, I'm just saying...your photo hasn't changed either missy.  Come visit and we'll both get new pictures, lol.

May 02, 2012 05:45 AM #16
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

I did not.............you got me there!

May 02, 2012 06:29 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Mona, I actually look like my photo. I wrote a blog about it months ago, showing the old me and the new one. If I find it I will paste it here. Visit....now that's nice.

May 02, 2012 06:56 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

OK Mona, I found it.  

Change your Picture, It's Time......

May 02, 2012 08:42 AM #19
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Leslie G. Rojohn
MoonDancer Realty - Sylva, NC
GRI, ABR ~ MoonDancer Realty

The visit with Gene and Marilyn was very nice and I'm so glad to have met them.  Now, I would just like to say that although I admit to being vertically challenged and horizontally "fluffy", none of the three of us are as wide as we appear in this picture.  I'm just saying.

May 02, 2012 05:42 PM #20
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Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

And don't you forget it Roger!

Sheila, I got my hair cut this morning and now I look like my photo.  Just wait though, by the time 8 weeks rolls around it looks puffy again.

Leslie, I was thinking the same thing.  We'll have to take it up with Marilyn.

May 02, 2012 07:31 PM #21
Rainmaker
522,605
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!" - Merrick, NY
Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent

Wow, with that kind of effort, I hope you had a big turnout.

May 04, 2012 12:25 PM #22
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Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Jill, we had a great turnout...but then, we usually do!  This was great, the house was immaculate, the day was beautiful and the food turned out well.

May 04, 2012 07:31 PM #23
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Gene Mundt
www.genemundt.com - 708.921.6331 - New Lenox, IL
Chicagoland Mortgage Lender - 37 yrs experience

Mona:  I'm ashamed to say, I just read your post today!  I've been playing lots of catch-up since arriving back home.  (I think I need to leave town more often.  The business exploded!)  Marilyn and I both send another huge "thank you" your way for your wonderful hospitality and kindness while we visited.  You and Leslie were perfect hosts and we enjoyed our time with you immensely.

Hopefully it's just the start of our visiting back and forth.  Next time ... you and Leslie must come our way!

Gene 

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