The Sound of Music-A Few of my Favorite Things

The Sound of Music makes my real estate business sweet

Being an avid hiker and lover of mountains, it's not a complete surprise that The Sound of Music is one of my favorite pictures. I've even had a couple of Sound of Music moments myself!

yoga in the Swiss Alps


Think for a minute about some of the songs and how they relate to real estate:

  • A Few of My Favorite Things (more about this below)
  • What Will This Day Be Like, I Wonder (how many times has our day completely changed around, often before 9:00 AM)
  • There Must Have Been a Moment of Truth (we all know how important truth is in our business!)
  • The Lonely Goatherd (our businesses can be lonely if we don't reach out and connect -- thanks Active Rain!)
  • How Do You Solve a Problem Like... (maybe our problem isn't Maria, but we're faced with problems in our business all day long and search for solutions to them.)

As in the movie The Sound of Music, in my business I have A Few of My Favorite Things. It's music to my ears when ....
A client sends me a note like this:Testimonial
I find a great referral agent on Active Rain, one who does a fabulous job for my friends, like Terrie Leighton.

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And when my hard work is recognized by my peers!

Lottie Kendall  Realtor 2011 Achievement Award

Enjoy all of your Sound of Music moments!

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

Today | Sotheby's International Realty

San Carlos, California, 94070

CA BRE#01215160; 650-465-4547

Lottie@LottieKendall.com;

www.LottieKendall.com

www.SFCondosForMe.com

 

 

Comment balloon 25 commentsLottie Kendall • April 06 2012 10:43AM

Comments

Congratulations on all the accolades!  It makes this job rewarding when we know that there are people that appreciate our hard efforts. Kudos to you!

Posted by Jennifer Chiongbian, Real Estate Broker - NYC (Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses) over 5 years ago

Lovely post...well done, you.

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) over 5 years ago

Loved the post Lottie! I've been singing this one lately...

I see clouds of blue and skies of white, bright blessed days and dark sacred nights... and I think to myself, what a wonderful world!

~ Ray Charles

Posted by Melinda (Mel) Peterson, Curator of Happy Endings (Real Estate Cafe LLC) over 5 years ago


Thanks so much for your participation and entry to

“Be The ‘Star’ Of Your Own Movie”

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 5 years ago

Nicely done - and now I am humming "The hills are alive with the sound of muuuuussssic....."   Have a wonderful Easter weekend, Lottie.

Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA (Managing Broker - City Realty Inc) over 5 years ago

Great Post ... and terrific way to compare the Sound of Music to our business ... and yes, the Hills are alive with Music IS resonating in my ears ... Nice job!

Posted by Marianne Infusino, RE/MAX - FLOW Area - 201 (RE/MAX HomeTowne Realty) over 5 years ago

Well those songs certainly do kind of describe a day in the life of Lottie Kendall.  And congratulations on that note.  It makes our job worthwhile when someone takes time to appreciate us.

Posted by Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market (Home Jane Realty) over 5 years ago

Nice Job Lottie!  First of all, on working so well with your buyers.... it's always wonderful when they recognize a job well done, and second of all on Your movie choice.... one of my all time favorites.  Will be singing a few of my favorite things all day, and that's a good thing :-)

Posted by Amy Hahn, Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC (Pine Knoll Shores Realty) over 5 years ago

Morning Lottie now you've gone and done it.  I can't get that darn sound out of my head.  <sigh>  What to do what is a guy to do?  Guess I'll just go out and hit some golf balls that ought to do it

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) over 5 years ago

Lottie - Oh, and you can't forget the inspirational song about never giving up, "Climb Every Mountain"!!!  I never get tired of watching the Sound of Music - such a brilliant film and so many "true to life" moments.  Thanks for a great post!

Posted by Sally Weatherley, Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C (EXIT STAGE RIGHT) over 5 years ago

Sally, how in the world did I overlook that one! I'm glad I'm not the only one who enjoys the Sound of Music--it's my feel-good movie.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 5 years ago

James -- it's OK to have that stuck in head; at least it's a uplifting song. Enjoy those golf balls!

Amy, thanks. That note I posted came as such a complete surprise; we had just lost out in a multiple-offer situation, and lo and behold, Ralph's nice note appeared in the mail. I love my clients!

Jane, getting notes of appreciation make all the travail well worth it. I know your clients appreciate you.

Marianne, it's terrible to get a song stuck in one's head--but at least these songs are nice ones. What I hate is something like, "raindrops keep falling on your head...."

Nancy, I hope your hills are alive this spring. Happy Easter to you and yours.

Roger, our thanks to YOU for encouraging us with your contest!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 5 years ago

Mel, you've got a GREAT tune going! It most definitely is a wonderful world, and a little travail makes us appreciate it more than ever. All the best to you!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 5 years ago

Li, I'm glad you enjoyed the post. Happy weekend to you.

Jennifer, thanks for your kind words. I'm very fortunate to have great clients.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 5 years ago

Hi Lottie ~ Thank you so much for the mention here in your post and thank you for referring your friends to me. We finally received short sale approval and hope to close early next month! I will keep you in the loop as we get rolling next week!

I really appreciate your trust in me!

Terrie

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund ~ Reno's Premier Real Estate Company) over 5 years ago

Terrie, I hope we'll do this again. It's nice to know the right go-to person!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 5 years ago

Lottie, This blog is music to my ears! You have really connected with rhythm and sole the spirit of your movie and connections to your success.

Posted by Ellen Caruso (Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty) over 5 years ago

Lottie- you realize of course that the sounds of Do-Re-Mi and My Favorite Things are being sung and hummed by many members of the AR community.  Love how you tied the life of a Realtor with the songs from the Sound of Music. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 5 years ago

Hello Ellen and Kathy -- thanks for the kind words. Are you humming yet? Hope you had a delightful weekend and looking forward to a productive week ahead.

 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 5 years ago

I love this musical. Isn't it interesting how music can relate to so many things in life.

Posted by Tammie White, www.FranklinHomesRealty.com or (615) 495-0752 (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) over 5 years ago

I know, Tammie. Many mornings, as the day starts to take and change shape, I think of the lines, "what will this day be like, I wonder."

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 5 years ago

Lottie:

I love that musical too.  The music was marvelous, the scenery beautiful and Christopher Plumber was so handsome. 

Posted by Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors) over 5 years ago

Yes to your entry...well done and thank you for sharing

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) over 5 years ago

Evelyn, I agree with all 3 of your points!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 5 years ago

Richie, thanks for your kind words.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 5 years ago

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