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Taking Stock -- Welcome To the Trunk Show

A lot of serious doubts have been voiced here about the choice of AR star Patricia Kennedy as an Apprentice in the Makeover2Takeover contest. My Apprentice, that is.

Oh -- just you wait.

When we received our first M2T contest challenge today (in short, to develop a powerful contact management system), I briefly touched base with Pat to take stock of how the seasoned multi-million dollar top producer currently manages her SOI or farm or whatever she uses to generate all those great leads and referrals.

Well, let me tell you this much: it’s plain unbelievable shocking.

I haven’t quite gathered all the information yet, but I don’t know how she does it.

You’ll get an idea of what I’m talking about when I give you a glimpse into the trunk of her Lexus.

I'll check out her laptop later.

 

 

 

P.S.: I quickly snatched this picture when Pat graciously showed up to help me price a new listing today… Pat, forgive me.

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Comment balloon 20 commentsCatarina Bannier • May 19 2008 05:32PM

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Cookies(?), paper towels, soda, signs, a lockbox...yep, all the essentials!

Posted by Kelly Sibilsky (Licensed Through Referral Connection, LTD.) over 9 years ago

Oh sure, Kelly, it's all thereAnd surely all the right contacts can be found on her hard disk as well--somewhere.

Posted by Catarina Bannier, DC Real Estate The Smart And Fun Way (Evers & Co. Real Estate) over 9 years ago

LOL! That is awful! I'd be embarrassed for my clients to see that. Of course, I have an SUV so it's easy to just look over the back seat, but I can't stand clutter  o.O  I have a lot of necessary items back there, but I have it all organized in sections, boxes, and a plastic hanging file carrier.

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) over 9 years ago

Wow ! And I thought I was bad !

Posted by Melissa Grant, The Law of Attraction In Life & Business (A Serendipity World) over 9 years ago

Damn. Amelia Earhardt! What do you know? 

Posted by Blogger To Be Named Later over 9 years ago

Catarina, my trunk is almost as bad as Pat's, but not quite.  I don't think I have any food back there!

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) over 9 years ago

Lisa--wow, a hanging file carrier!  Now that's a good example.  Please, send a picture of your trunk!

Melissa--shhh, don't tell anybody: I'm so glad my car's trunk isn't the subject here ;-)

Andrew-- "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward."  --  Amelia Earhart

I've rolled up my sleeves.

Brian--nice to meet you; Pat has been raving about you!  We'll be observing your efforts!  And what are you talking about:  the cookies were the only good thing in there.

Posted by Catarina Bannier, DC Real Estate The Smart And Fun Way (Evers & Co. Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Catarina, yes, not pretty!  I actually blogged about my trunk before Active Rain on my OB (Other Blog).  Click the little link for a cautionary tail for all Realtors!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital (Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.) over 9 years ago

And a girl's gotta eat!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital (Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Yep, looks like any good real estate trunk! 

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) over 9 years ago

I'm working with Melissa virtually but as she describes her system I get a little frightened. We're gonna MAKE OVER! Good lookin' trunk. Looka like you're busy! Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 9 years ago

Catarina, Melissa Grant sent me photos today of her "special places" and I'm scared! How do you do that? I guess as long as it works then go for it! We're coming up with a system for repair....

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 9 years ago

Boy this is some scary stuff....not that our trunks might look like this, but that we might have to clean it up:)  I finally cleaned my trunk out (it had gotten too embarrasing) only to refill it with 22 bags of coffee, and 10 boxes of cereal.....LOL....I leave them there cuz there's no room for them in the house :)

 

Posted by Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate (CELLing Realty) over 9 years ago

Kathy--coffee and cereal?  That's what I live on--I could move right into your car.  Might have to research one of those mini coffee makers that can be plugged into the cigarette lighter.

Posted by Catarina Bannier, DC Real Estate The Smart And Fun Way (Evers & Co. Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Catarina- No problem....I have one .....  Bought it at one of those trucker gas stations :) Do you take cream and sugar....LOL:)

Now for conversation....we can talk about how we both have the same nickname of cati....and where you were a foreign correspondent from.......

Posted by Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate (CELLing Realty) over 9 years ago

No sugar, please... (although I wouldn't mind candy to go with the coffee).  I used to work for Der Tagesspiegel, a newspaper in Berlin, Germany (kind of like the German version of the Washington Post).

 

Posted by Catarina Bannier, DC Real Estate The Smart And Fun Way (Evers & Co. Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Well... she's ready for just about anything!  Too funny!

Posted by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena CA Real Estate (Pasadena Views Real Estate Team, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Catarina~ good thing Pat has a great sense of humor about all this!

Posted by Lisa Ryan, Selling Princeton,West Windsor and Montgomery Town (Callaway Henderson Sotheby's International Realty) over 9 years ago

This is one of the best postings of the contest I have seen yet.  Reality and truth!  I love it.  I laughed out loud.

Toilet Paper, the most essential!!!

Posted by Angie Ridley, Broker, ABR, CRS, PMN, WCR, At Home With Diversity (Complete Realty, LLC) over 9 years ago

Irina-yes, she certainly is!  She generally doesn't waste much time hesitating!

And Lisa, yes, that's right as well.  (Which is why this contest has been great fun from minute one.)

Angie-- thank you.  We do spend a lot of time in our cars, don't we?  Gotta be equipped...

Posted by Catarina Bannier, DC Real Estate The Smart And Fun Way (Evers & Co. Real Estate) over 9 years ago

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