Tom Sawyer would have made a great Realtor

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Real Estate Agent with Hallmark Realtors

If you're going to make it in this real estate business, you'd best have a little Tom Sawyer in you.

  • Be persuasive. If you've got to whitewall a fence, make it seem like so much fun that everyone wants to do it. Tom was the epitome of a fantastic salesman and we could all learn a little from him. File:StateLibQld 1 81011 Commonwealth Bank building, Springsure, ca. 1924.jpg
  • Be a little mischievous. If you're not having fun, then why are you doing it?
  • Show some imagination. Tom tried to cure warts with a dead cat. Didn't work, but at least he learned that it didn't work. If you've got an idea, try it. Even if it doesn't work, you've still learned something.
  • Use the gifts you have to better your position.Tom's friends gave him treasures for the privilege of whitewashing his fence and Tom turned around and traded the treasures for Sunday School tickets and was given a Bible as a prize.  If you have some skill, turn it into some bigger skill.
  • Play some hooky. All work and no play makes anyone a dull boy indeed, and Tom knew that better than anyone.
  • Swear blood oaths. If you promise to do something, or to not do it, then stick with your word.
  • Keep your friends close. Without Huck, Tom's story is a little dull. 

 

 

 

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~ Wayne & Jean 

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Rob Arnold
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Tom Sawyer was a great salesman.  Could sell a drownding man a glass of water.  Creativity is often the key.  Make people want what you have.

September 23, 2012 01:46 PM
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Brad Baylor
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Wayne & Jean - I loved this post.  Very good advice indeed!

September 24, 2012 07:44 AM
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Nan Jester
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Very nice post. I enjoyed reading it and it brought a smile to my face!

September 24, 2012 01:54 PM
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
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Excellent analogy. I am sure there is a little Tom Sawyer in all of us...some with a little more!

September 25, 2012 06:21 AM
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Liane Thomas - Corona & Riverside Real Estate
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Perfect! I often say the best REALTORS® are stubborn! They just won't give up.

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