Relocate to Wisconsin : Good Deeds Are Their Own Reward....

Good Deeds Are Their Own Reward....

      Part of each day last week was devoted to delivering treats to our valued sphere who generously and frequently sends us business. Our geographic area is large and travels take many miles for the opportunity to do brief "face time" or at the very least, let it be known that we cared enough to make the trip !

       Driving down a well traveled street, David spotted a portfolio....the kind that has the mega meeting notes on the lined legal pad and a pocket for Portfoliobusiness cards...the kind that holds the valuable notes and scribbled reinders of who to call...that fleeting million dollar subject kow that well worn pre-techno required mobile office some of us still treasure.

   Realizing that this very likely someone's "treasure chest".....David circled back...waited for traffic to subside and picked up the portable office...which included a cell phone that had been run over....a dozen cIdentity theftredit cards, a passport, social security card and other valuable information. The perfect kit any thief would need to be well prepared to steal an identity.

     He located the "mobile office's" home address on the many pieces of identification and drove a few miles to find the house.  A woman was in the driveway...David drove up and asked if 
Mr. Mobile Office was available....No, she said, she was his wife...could she help him it was more like could David help her...Mr. Mobile Office....and their whole family from being robbed of their identity and dealing with the devastating aftermath of what that event could mean.   David asked for her identification since she may not be who she seemed and this would only further complicate an already potentially tragic situation. really was Mrs.  Mobile Office...and he gave her the "office" and valuable contents.   

  thank you   She threw her arms around him and gave him a big hug..."He just called and said he must have left it on the roof of the car and unthinkingly drove away.....and was just frantic...thank you , thank you, thank you !"

    David tucked our business card into the now well worn portfolio and went on about his treat deliveries.  When he came home before he relayed the story to me he asked if anyone named "John Schmidt" had ...No one by that name had called. Sometimes good deeds are their own reward .

       If you want to be rewarded with the kind of service you deserve in real estate in southeastern Wisconsin...Call the is our honor to be of service.

Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Comment balloon 16 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • October 16 2016 05:06AM


Good morning, Sally K. & David L. Hanson OMG.... what a nice story....and that man was truly BLESSED to have had you and David see that portfolio....those folks could have been slammed with years of fighting for their credit....

and what goes around, comes around.... I truly believe that.

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 1 year ago

Hi Sally K. & David L. Hanson - A truely inspirational story on a Sunday morning! 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 1 year ago

Good morning Sally and David. What a story. You are right about your conclusion too.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 1 year ago

Good morning Sally and David. Nice thing to do! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker (Wayne M Martin) over 1 year ago

He was lucky David spotted it and  then too the time and returned it. What a nice story to start this busy Sunday Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) over 1 year ago

A very nice pay-it-forward. Some people are clueless in good manners!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 1 year ago

Good morning, Sally and David - an unfortunate situation but luckily David came to the rescue.  Good job!   

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 1 year ago

Thanks for your good deeds and for sharing this story.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 1 year ago

Sally not many people would have taken the time to do what David did.  Mr Mobile is very lucky David has the kind heart he has, or it could have ended very badly for Mr. Mobile.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 1 year ago

Good deeds do make us feel good inside and often go without any thanks. That is okay. Have a good week, Sally and David.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

Good deeds are rewards all unto themselves...yours was a good deed, indeed!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

I'm sure that Mr Mobile Office will remember you.  If it were me, you would now be my only recommendation for local Realtors.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 1 year ago

Sally and David - that has its own reward.  You know how much that means to all of us.  What you have given will be returned in some form.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 1 year ago

Sally and David - First....YEA David!!!!  Not everyone would have taken the time to stop.  You did a very good deed and it will come back to you tenfold. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 1 year ago

Great story.  Good deeds make us feel good inside, as you say, no matter the response.  mark

Posted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227 over 1 year ago

Sometimes the personal acknowledgement must be enough, Sally K. & David L. Hanson ... you're absolutely right about that.  This story only confirms what I already know of your husband and yourself, Sally ... you're just good people.  Hopefully your "Mr. Mobile Office" wakes up and acknowledges that tho ...


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) over 1 year ago