Nothing can replace face to face meetings with Realtors. I wish we had more time to visit them in their offices… There’s always something new to see and learn.
While visiting Hensley’s Prairie Path Realty in Villa Park, IL, I learned quite a few things. For instance, that real estate brokerage can still be an important community center with its own unique character. This is not exactly a thing of a past.
HPPR is a great example. Their office looks more like an antique shop than your typical corporate style brokerage. They treat people who come in their office as if they were their family. In fact, spending a few hours with Hensley’s does feel like watching one big family at work.
And there’s another thing that I learned. Raymond ‘Doc’ Hensley showed me his newest gadget: an old fashioned phone receiver attached to his smartphone. Think of outsmarting a smartphone… Very cool.