My 20th Anniversary in Real Estate

scan0001-1Today is my 20th Anniversary as a Real Estate Agent. Seemed like a milestone worth noting.

Still had my original photo taken back in 1990, so I thought I’d share it with you…yes back before cell phones. 🙂

My grandchildren are pretty much the same age as my children were back then. We didn’t use email…we didn’t even use faxes…and the mls was DOS with the only pictures available via the mls “book”.

We’ve come a long way, baby!

My “cell” phone in 1990 had a cord too.

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ARDELL is a Managing Broker with Better Properties METRO King County. ARDELL was named one of the Most Influential Real Estate Bloggers in the U.S. by Inman News and has 33+ years experience in Real Estate up and down both Coasts, representing both buyers and sellers of homes in Seattle and on The Eastside. email: cell: 206-910-1000

24 thoughts on “My 20th Anniversary in Real Estate

  1. Yes, Rhonda. Pretty much. To show you my photo from when I started working at the Bank, I’d have to post my high school yearbook photo from the early 70s 🙂 I always felt like the Bank raised me to a large extent. They sent me to and paid for my education at Wharton. I’ve always identified myself with “what I do”. I hear that’s bad…but it’s all I know.

    To some people I’m Mom…and others Nana…but to me, I’ve always been what I do.

  2. Happy Anniversary Ardell!

    Isn’t it amazing how much has changed? I didn’t have a mobile phone back then – only a pager that I think cost me about $100 per month (and I had to carry a pocket full of dimes to use in the payphones!)

    We’ve come a long way since then!

  3. Hi Vicki! Thanks for stopping by!

    The how we do it has changed somewhat…but the what we do hasn’t much. The young family I have in escrow today with the cutest little boy…is very much like the first young family back in 1990 with the cutest little girl. The only one getting older seems to be me 🙂

  4. Jon,

    I was in your neck of the woods back then. I was born and raised in Philly and lived in that area for…43 years or so. Took that picture in Cherry Hill NJ where I started real estate before going back to PA and Bucks County.

    I think I got my first “cell/bag” phone when I was in the Newtown Borough or Yardley Office of Coldwell Banker Hearthside.

    What parts of Philly do you work in?

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