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When you are having a bad day in real estate....

When you are having a bad day in real estate.....just think of all the jobs that would be worse.

My list includes this, danging  by one rope from a 14-story building on a little, little swinging seat!

window washers at 7040 Franklin Street

This was taken looking up from my 7th floor office window yesterday - I must say I was distracted for a bit as I counted my blessings.

Some people work very hard, in dangerous jobs, for low pay!

Just counting my blessings today.

The building pictured, 2040 Franklin Street at Jackson Street, San Francisco is a condo project, converted from apartments. Here you can find 1- and 2-bedroom condos, and a few studios. Many units have fabulous views of the San Francisco bay to the north, or city views to the east and the south. And--as you can see--the building is well maintained, including window washing.

Wish to learn more? Give me a call.

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

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

Compass

CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

Lottie@LottieKendall.com

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Comment balloon 22 commentsLottie Kendall • February 24 2016 06:00PM

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Truth!!!! Good perspective.  ;)

Posted by Brenda Mayette, Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how! (Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc.) over 3 years ago

Good morning Lottie,

I couldn't agree more. I feel very blessed to be doing what I love to do in one of the most beautiful areas of the country. Have a wonderful day! 

Posted by Joyce Marsh, Regal Christie's International Real Estate (Regal | Christie's International Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Lottie-I definitely wouldn't want to do that job. There is always something to be thankful for if we look for it.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) over 3 years ago

Lottie,

We used to see them washing our windows in our office building in Los Angeles.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 3 years ago

Hi Brenda Mayette - I'm not particularly afraid of heights, but that gave me the willies just looking at it.

Good morning, Joyce Marsh - we're very fortunate to be doing what we love, even with stress, disappointments, etc.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 3 years ago

Hello Sharon Lee - so true! I'm glad washing windows that way is not part of my job, which I truly enjoy.

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - hi, Alexandra, many condo buildings here in SF, like mine, utilize larger platforms, with one or two cleaners and multiple sets of ropes. That looks much less frightening to me. Enjoy your day!

 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 3 years ago

Lottie, That is NOT a job I'd want!  I might have been able to do it years and years ago, but now?  No thanks!  Bill

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) over 3 years ago

I must admit I play this mental game every so often. The thought of being chained behind a desk is more than I could bear. Dangling like that would be worse.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 3 years ago

I'm not afraid of heights, but the thought of hanging out there and trying to work at the same time is dizzying.  Thanks for the reminder about counting our blessings!  

Posted by Dana Tapia, Gulf Coast Real Estate Professionals (Re/Max of Orange Beach) over 3 years ago

no thank you.. just looking at the photo makes me cringe and want to hold still on the floor

Posted by Mark Loewenberg, KW 561-214-0370 (KW of the Palm Beaches) over 3 years ago

Oh, I don't know, sometimes I would rather be dangling from a skyscraper than dealing with some of the issues we face :)  Just kidding. This puts things in perspetive.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) over 3 years ago

Lottie, I do not think I would mind that job ... if the pay was good. The issue for me is not the height or danging by a rope ... but doing that while the wind is blowing which happens a lot in San Francisco

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 3 years ago

I would not want to do any kind of construction work on a high building, some of those super tall skyscrapers would scare the beejesus out of me. I don't know how workers can prevent looking down from 30 stories in the air and getting freaked out!

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) over 3 years ago

Hi Liz and Bill Spear - I'll take my job over dangling from a little rope high above the street any day!

Debbie Reynolds - being chained to a desk wouldn't suit me, either.

Greetings, Dana Tapia & Lisa Pigott - I think I have trust issues - that one little rope.....

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 3 years ago

Hi Mark Loewenberg - I remember previewing an older house built on a steep hillside--it sloped forward so much, that I walked with my hands against the uphill wall--didn't stay in it long, and certainly didn't take my clients there. It gave me the willies.

Hi Jane Peters - so instead of being upset that I didn't get the listing I hoped for, I'll be glad I do what I do instead of dangling over the abyss!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 3 years ago

I know, Kathleen Daniels - working on the high cables of the GG Bridge would be another intimidating job.

Agreed, Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents - and my first career aspiration when I was pre-school age was to be a tight-rope walker

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 3 years ago

That makes my bad days seem a little more manageable Lottie Kendall 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) over 3 years ago

I love how you take a picture, from your office,  and make a meaningful post. 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 3 years ago

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - mine too!

Hello Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - good thing our management company keep our windows relatively clean so I can snap away!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 3 years ago

Lottie Kendall clean windows are a must if you plan to do much photography.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 3 years ago

Definitely, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - I must rely on our HOA to keep the exterior of the windows clean -- no way for me to do that myself.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 3 years ago

HOA's are good for just this one reason...so you don't have to do the washing.

 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 3 years ago

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