An Interesting Short Tale About A Truck Driver Turned Real Estate Man.

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PackRat's Comment
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Bruce K.'s Comment
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It IS Todd... he needs to atleast use a different dog Pic.

Hey Kearsey! Good to see you are still there. How about an update about you? What’s going on? Are you driving?

Bruce K.'s Comment
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It IS Todd... he needs to atleast use a different dog Pic.

Hey Kearsey! What’s going on with you? Still driving? Give us an update, we miss you here. I for one always looked forward to your input. Hope all is well,

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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It IS Todd... he needs to atleast use a different dog Pic.

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Hey Kearsey! What’s going on with you? Still driving? Give us an update, we miss you here. I for one always looked forward to your input. Hope all is well,

Kearsey does her updates on her channel, nowadays: Truckin' Along with Kearsey.

Also, Todd has admitted to the Jones, Preston, TomCougar, et al pseudonyms. . . i busted him on DuckDuckGo.

~ Anne ~

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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There is the possibility that some have found more prosperity and/or happiness going from truck driving to real estate, or some other line of work. Some might also have found more joy with the gearshift lever of an 18-speed transmission in hand and the awesome sound of turbochargers and jake brakes hand than a PC mouse in hand at an office desk. I'm sure some driving prospects here want to compare truck driving to other possible careers for the amount of potential risks and rewards each has to offer. Mr. Mandolfo had a wife and three boys at that time. He might have given up double-clutching for real estate sales to have a great home-cooked meal from his wife every night vs a choke and puke on some out-of-state desert highway. Driving a Cadillac around the SF Bay Area showing people homes does seem more glamorous to some than being inside a "smelly noisy diesel rig for long hours". But the "smelly noisy diesel rig" in the end might be more efficient at paying the bills than homes sales on commission in 2021, who knows.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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AlongCameJones's Comment
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Troll?

You find no amusement value in my writings, PackRat? I feel truck drivers occasionally need some relief from the everyday boredom of white line fever.

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Troll?

You find no amusement value in my writings, PackRat? I feel truck drivers occasionally need some relief from the everyday boredom of white line fever.

FWIW, Todd . . . I'm not yet a trucker; just been with one for 20 plus years, and have BEEN OTR & intrastate , with same.

IIWY, I'd just TRY IT. If you DON'T care for it, then GO SELL cars or houses. You DO still amuse me; I just WISH you'd give us the low down TRUTH, as this website is named, as to what your FINAL DESTINATION, really is. (Not heaven or hell... not my business...) When you get out of your bunker/the military/the basement . . .

What WILL you do???

Color ME intrigued; full disclosure.... besides your bio (which stays quite similar.)

AND??

~ Anne ~

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

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I have had a lot of interaction with real estate agents for over 40 years. I was in real estate lending for many years and also worked with several different agents in the acquisition and selling of properties by family members. Some have good selling skills and of good character, some are bad, just like about any profession. Some make a lot of money (my cousin made over $1 mil in one year and still does very well since she has cut back to travel and relax more.

There have been periods of time when new people started selling real estate in hopes to make big money but then could not survive through tough times (i.e., 2008) and went on to other professions. My brother-in-law got his license right around 2006 or so and did not have any significant success in the industry. Today often reminds me a lot of 2006.

I have done quite a bit of investing in stocks. Most recently a lot of my focus has been on real estate investment trusts (REITs). One analyst I subscribe to (and who has done very well for me) is originally from Europe as is another writer he works with. Both are surprised at how they still see so many people paying hefty commissions to real estate agents and they say this is not at all the case in Europe. They were writing last week that they expect over the next 5-10 years that the real estate sales profession will be greatly changed and unrecognizable. I don't expect there will be as much of a change when it comes to commercial properties, farmland, etc. but that may come in time as well.

You wrote:

some have found more prosperity and/or happiness going from truck driving to real estate

and it's certain that more prosperity doesn't always bring more happiness. I left one career for another to do something I enjoyed much more. We are still in very good shape financially but not as wealthy as if I had stayed in a career that had become utterly boring to me. A friend of mine in North Carolina was shopping for a home with her husband and were using an agent that was a friend of theirs. She says she and her husband "got fired" as they could not make up their mind fast enough in this crazy market and the agent lost patience with them. I imagine most agents have put up with clients that were not fun to work with.

Our son did not want to continue my business. He went to college decided that was not for him. He's only been driving for 15 months but loves his job and is doing much better money wise than I would have expected, saving over 50% of his earnings right now. As long as someone is happy with their job and making enough money to meet their needs, they are in the right job.

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