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In The Real Estate Business You Learn More About Community Issues You Learn More About Life


In the real estate business, you learn more about community issues, you learn more about life!   – Johnny Isakson

It was interesting coming across this post as I’ve often had similar thoughts. Working as a real estate agent, a house flipper during summers with my father and as a Residential Assessor with the government for many years, I’ve ran into numerous scenarios.

You name it, I’ve come across it:

  • Divorces
  • Nasty divorces
  • Bankruptcy
  • Drug abuse
  • Satanic worship
  • Grow-Ops
  • Homes previously used for exorcisms
  • Booby trapped homes
  • Situations where the owner was cutting up the floor joists and burning them to keep warm in the winter
  • Homes that had garages with a larger square footage than my home and took 2 assessors over an hour to measure (imported stone from Italy even!)
  • Mansions that looked great from the outside, but had patio furniture on the inside because they couldn’t afford furniture (mortgage poor)

There are so many situations that I could go on about, but the simple fact remains that with real estate, you do indeed butt up against the best and worst life has to offer. In some circumstances you realize how great you actually had it or have it and in other situations you learn what you can aspire to.

I really appreciate today’s quote.

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In the real estate business, you learn more about community issues, you learn more about life!
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From Wikipedia:

John Hardy Isakson (born December 28, 1944) is the senior United States Senator from Georgia, in office since 2005, and a member of the Republican Party. Previously, he represented Georgia’s 6th Congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2005.