I had a very nice family stop off today at my open house, but we had a language barrier

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Today, while doing my open house at the condo conversion project, we had an unexpected family drop by and I was glad to help them out, as always. Now, the problem was we had a language barrier and clearly they couldn't live here and I had to help them.

You see, I helped this family despite our language barrier all the way to their new home. Was I what you call steering? Well yes, I'll admit that. This type of family wasn't welcome here, they just didn't fit in and living here could have been dangerous for them.

That is my career choice. I love Helping Families Home even when I can't let them live in the place I presently represent. Now, I can see some of you getting mad at steering, but this family needed help and I helped them the whole half mile that they needed to move.

Here are the pictures from the model home all the way down to the creek.





Todd Clark - broker
Kastings & Associates
Phone: (503)524-9494
Fax: (503)622-8739

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Keller Williams Realty
Todd@IFoundYourNewHome.com
Phone: (503)524-9494
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Todd, you are a bit quacky for sure! We are so happy that you took care of the mother and her babies.

July 21, 2008 01:34 AM
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Robert Monk
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Nice Post, Todd...  that must have been nice to see...

July 21, 2008 02:04 AM
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Nice Post - All I can say is Press 1 For .....Duck?  :)

Good looking out for that family! 

July 21, 2008 02:31 AM
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Kathy Passarette
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Todd ~ That is too cute!  We have had two ducks come back and visit us every year (well, they visit our pool).  The male and female, but I have never seen babies in the several years they've been coming.

July 21, 2008 06:25 AM
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Leesa Finley
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Aw, Todd - that got my morning started beautifully!  What a cute post!  Do you think you might could get a testimonial from them?

July 21, 2008 06:34 AM
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Marzena Melby
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Todd - cute and funny!  Did happen to ask them if they cam off your signs?  lol

July 21, 2008 06:37 AM
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Melina Tomson
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Tomson Burnham, llc Licensed in the State of Oregon

Did they enter the raffle for the gas gift card?

Duck in the Truck by Jez Alborough is one of my kids favorites...

July 21, 2008 12:10 PM
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Leslie Stewart
Realtor , CRS, eCertified, Oregon Licensed Broker
Prudential Real Estate Professionals

Todd, great slide show.  I saw a momma turkey and 9 chicks this weekend on the way to my open house.  I didn't realize they were in this area

July 21, 2008 10:31 PM
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Ginger Walker
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Keller Williams Realty

You made my night with this one!  This was just too cute and made me smile

July 21, 2008 11:15 PM
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You had me going, before the picture loaded... good one.

July 22, 2008 12:05 AM
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Steven - It was amazing that they made it across this four lane road before they made to this project, but I'm glad I was there to help and that they were willing to follow me to the creek. It wasn't easy, but we got them there.

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Christine
- I use a website called Photobucket, I pay for the service, but there is a free version also.

Leonlinda - I was very happy to do it and it actually did make me feel great!

July 22, 2008 09:20 AM
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Thanks, I'll take a look at the program.

July 22, 2008 04:25 PM
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Christina Williams. REALTORĀ® TN property search & local insights
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Too cute Todd! In this case "steering came in very handy". Thanks for sharing this story with us. Nice to see something unique and uplifting! ; )

July 23, 2008 08:52 PM
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Maria - I'm glad I could get you to smile, it made me smile also.

Patty and Scott - Thanks, I'm glad I could find the family a home, despite the language barrier.

July 24, 2008 12:39 AM
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Jason Crouch
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Todd - Simply put, you are one of the good ones, my friend.  Clever post idea, too!

July 24, 2008 12:50 AM
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Cute pictures. Thanks for sharing.The ducks look adorable.

July 24, 2008 06:19 AM
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Dionne Morgan
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Todd, what a cute little familiy.  My only question is: Where is the papa?

July 25, 2008 01:27 PM
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Robert - It was fun to get them to walk down with me to the creek that was for sure.

Tim - LOL

Kathy - Maybe one day they will decide to stay, I've heard of ducks coming for years and leaving, then they finally decide to never leave.

July 26, 2008 08:52 AM
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Leesa - I tried, but she just could do more than the pictures with 8 kids.

Marzena - I'm sure they did!

July 26, 2008 10:40 AM
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Melina - No, they didn't (LOL)

Leslie - Turkey? Those things are mean, I had a run in with one when I was 19 and I can tell you that thing tasted good!

July 27, 2008 10:38 PM
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