I was driving the black Lincoln Town car home from the airport last Sunday. I was driving my passenger, a dentist, to his home in Bolingbroook...
It has been months since I last drove a limo, but my buddy Chris needed a driver, and I can use the cash.
"How did you get into real estate?" the dentist asked...
"About 5 years ago, my wife and I considered selling our house," I began.
"We decided to try it ourselves, and we put our home on the market For Sale Buy Owner (FSBO).
"I loved it. I loved showing the house. I was proud of it and the neighborhood.
"I would stalk slow driving cars in front of my house. I would drag the drivers into the house for a "showing".
"Neighbors would tell me, "Boy, Ken, you should be the Realtor for the whole neighborhood!"
"Ding Dong! The light went off. That is when the dream began...
"I never actually sold the home. I was a typical FSBO. Overpriced.
"I guess I didn't really want to leave Chicago...I knew what I wanted to do," I finished.
"That's cool," said the dentist.
With that, we drove off in silence down the dark highway...
-Look close. You can still see the yellow FSBO sign!