Blooms, appointments and other stuff

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lane Realty GREC# 169695

My girl dog is easily distracted.  She can be walking along very calmly, but if a bug flies by she starts hopping around like a kangaroo.  My lantana brings butterflies and they chases them too.  I call Laney my "kitty" puppy because well I'm a cat person and she can sense that so she acts as much like the cats as she does Glen.

Lately I have been so busy at work that I have likely behaved much like my Laney puppy.  The other day I called Linda (one of my buyer clients) Laura.  She seemed okay with my mistake, but I was mortified over it.  I had just talked to her an hour earlier, but two L names with husband's with the same first name just did me in.  I have been a little distracted because I've been so busy.

But the good news is I see some glimmer of light.  I have hired a new agent.  And when I say "new" agent this time I do mean "new".  I am his sponsoring broker to getting his first real estate license.  So now that he has the piece of paper that says he can sell real estate, it's time to get on with the learning how.  (Looks like they would teach you some of that in the pre-licensing class, but no).  At our last meeting I sent him home with the contract.  The first rule is know it inside and out.  And when we get that one licked we will go out and look at our in house inventory, then move on to other listings in our immediate area.

Knowing inventory has always been important to me.  Out of the 127 homes on the market in my area I have been in more than 75 of them.  Preview and you can speak intelligently about a property and know if that property can meet the needs of your client.  So while like my Laney I am busy and distracted.  I still work hard to know the right house, even if I mess up your name.  And soon my office will have another agent to ready to help with the buyers and I can be more focused.

 

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Loreena Yeo
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It's without a doubt, Tammy Lankford is my goto Lake Sinclair/ Central GA real estate person!!! Way to go...
July 18, 2012 11:44 AM #1
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Tammy, we have been insanely busy ourselves!  I do hope that you have a tranquil afternoon!

July 18, 2012 12:48 PM #2
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Tammy Lankford
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Loreena- moving?  j/k  I know you're gonna just love your "new" house with the makeover is done

Tony- I was at a funeral this afternoon, so very solemn

July 18, 2012 01:00 PM #3
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If  anyone can teach him the "ropes", you can.  I wish you both the best!  Distractions or not!

July 18, 2012 01:40 PM #4
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Hi Tammy, product knowledge is very important. The fact you have personally been in over 75 homes

is good for your future sales. Keep up the good job.

Have a great day.

July 18, 2012 02:15 PM #5
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Good luck with the new agent.  I have two new agents that I'm mentoring and it's really a lot more demanding than I thought it would be.

July 18, 2012 03:03 PM #6
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Tammy-Congrats on getting a new agent. I know you will be excellent at showing her the ropes.

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Tammy, It sounds like help is on the way with the new associate. Just hold on a little longer until he gets a little training and then maybe you can regain your focus.
July 18, 2012 05:11 PM #8
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Thanks Ron

Irene- I have had buyers in a wide variety of price ranges this spring. 

Chris Ann- it's like another job, but I'm up for it

Sharon- Teaching is one of my favorite parts of the job

Debbie- well I'd rather be REALLY busy than REALLY focused any day.

July 18, 2012 06:32 PM #9
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Tammy, with you at the helm, the new agent will steer true and right!  And, boy, will he get a great education. 

PS....you must share your creamed corn recipe with all of us!

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That is an amazing amount of houses to have been in for the amount of inventory. It is probably tough for a buyer to find "their" house. Best of luck in your training with your new agent. Have a great day Tammy.

Cal

July 19, 2012 03:50 AM #11
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Doing monthly brokers tours has helped a lot and my numbers are not as high in the two other counties on the lake, but these are in my "back yard" so it's important for me to see them.

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