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You Come Out Of School, College With A Sheep Skin You Are Pretty Proud Of. But...

Experienced, where have you worked, interned to know the ropes, the ups and downs, twists and turns of any profession, not just real estate.

maine dairy farm cows Had neat talk with kids this weekend about the path they decide to take and where college fits in to the rest of life's carnival ride. Big believer in not programing kids, but letting them think for themselves. Develop their own repertoire but exposing them to lots of travel, heart to heart talks, and whatever I was taught by a pretty neat set of parents.

Business, learning a trade along the way as your summer college job will not hurt. Life is a business of living within your means, watching your overhead and spending. How to get maximum value for those hard earned dollars. Because debt makes you old, worry makes you sick. And their kids will be watching. Being a parent is the biggest responsibility and not to be taken lightly.

One of my four brothers Brian worked his way to the top of Freightliner, the truck company. As a kid, he was always designing, drawing cars and trucks. My dad and mom ran a potato farm with our help and having eight trucks to haul the spuds as a grower/shipper, potato broker exposed all of us to travel. We took trips in to New York City NY, Boston MA, Hartford CT and got a taste at an early age of life outside Maine.

When Brian, the mechanical engineer of the bunch that settled in Portland Oregon had the task of the new maine haying farm tractorsdesign of a Freightliner truck a few years back, he interviewed engineers for the job. Many thought with the degree from the prestigious school they had attended, nothing was beyond them.

But he reminded them how much experience in a truck, going coast to coast have you had so you can design a truck that some operators live in 24/7/365?

They looked confused and wondered what difference that would make with their pedigree, blue ribbon education with CAD experience in design, etc. Being top in their class had gone to their head. Made them blind, limited on what they needed to know for practical application.

He made the engineers on the team to build a better truck live with an over the road Freightliner owner operator. To hear his whines about almost jack knifeing the truck reaching over to the XM or CD player. Or having to stand on his head to get to the fuse box. Help him unload freight, share bacon and eggs with him at local diners where other drivers hang out, speak up. Take lots of notes boys and girls and bring it all back to the engineering drawing board.

Learn from the over the road truck drivers that International has a better air ride seat that did not hurt your back, kidneys so much on bumpy roads. Or that many liked the quiet cab of a Freightliner and this, this and this that would prompt him to buy another one. And all that good, bad constructive criticism or praise...bring it back to factor in to the new design of what to keep, what to change, modify. And also, truck dealers were asked for help too. Input on what were problems causing down time, expense for everyone in resources..the down and dirty issues needing airing, addressing. That is how you build a better truck, product, service. By asking, listening to those stuck in the middle of the operation, using the software, product, service that are painfully honest, out spoken.

Buyers of real estate searching for area information, property listing details are experts on how all the real estate agents, brokers, REALTORS in an area do or don't do their job.

Ask them. They'll tell you from nights on line who has the best presentation or the most awkward and lacking.

If you want a taste of what it is like, don't just look your real estate market over. Pick a new spot from some Active Rain member. Zero in on his or her GPS coordinates and start the dog and pony for area info, property details. You quickly see from real estate websites, videos, aerial maps, helpful links, podcasts and blog posts who is doing a better job delivering the product. Peddling property information and local communities and having fun, being creative in the process real estate buyers, sellers appreciate.

Be that kind of go to person in your real estate market. Remember Real estate, not just a job. Kinda of a sport that you are some kind of passionate about. It's what you were made to do for a living, a labor of love. A little marketing, a lot of being a personal fan of your state, hometown. Where you raise a family, work, play, live. Maine, time to wake up and start the dream.  Maine properties to scope out. Watch our Maine listing and local area videos too!

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

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Comment balloon 7 commentsAndrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 • November 27 2010 09:31PM


Loved your blog article.  Was born in Brunswick and love the state of Maine.  You do have to love the state you are from to sell others on moving their as well and also have a passion in your belly to be exceptional at whatever profession you select.

Posted by Trisha Bush-LeFore, Providing Realtor Services in the Walla Walla Area (Preferred Properties Land & Homes) almost 10 years ago

Wow what a post you really move thru the gammit. I do think going through what we do for clients is totally unappreciated

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros ( almost 10 years ago

You are right can not fake it. No matter how high wattage your smile or plaid your arm twisting jacket. Folks can spot a phoney or someone just going through the motions to help them.

AMR...It is easier to do the real estate hokey pokey if you love where you live and are a personal fan of your local town, state. And if you just were born to market and not get cranked up if someone you deal with is hot under the collar. Help him, her and listen to what the fuss is, how you come in to the picture. The Frieghtliner owner thinking of real estate may form a connection, or the family wanting a farm can see hey, this guy owns one..may know something about them and not try to buffalo us.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 10 years ago

Andy, having relevant education, along with practical experience is a great combination. And you are so right, if you love what you do and where you live, it is amazing how much that means.


Posted by Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744 (Keller Williams Elite) almost 10 years ago


I love your posts!  You really make me feel the whole gammitt of what your saying.  I bet you are a great dad.  I would loved to have sat in on your talk with the kids.  It is in important job being a parent and your views are right on the money.  Now here is the funny thing, my husband and his siblings grew up picking potatos on a potato farm in your area.  Wouldn't it be funny if it was your parents potato farm!?  It is a small world!  Cindy

Posted by Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677 (RE/MAX Checkmate) almost 10 years ago

Good parents the key Cal and Cindy. Mine were classic. But my kids teach me much too. A quivver of kids..and time with them to teach and learn is the primary life blood. If you picked potatoes, everything you learned in the field you can apply to life. Your entry level job..this is what Maine potato picking looks like, sounds like.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 10 years ago

Andrew - HOW TRUE - if you have not walked a mile in the other mans shoes you have no idea what his wants desires or needs are there is nothing in earning the paper you hang on the wall like the experience of actually doing it

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) almost 10 years ago

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