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"Life Lessons... from the back seat of my car" is a collection of more than seventy stories and essays by real estate broker and author, Loren Keim, including humorous, sad, off-the-wall, wacky, bizarre, touching and inspirational stories from Keim's unique experiences in the field of real estate as well as his insights into human nature, relationships, economics, society and politics.

"For good or bad, I've had the opportunity - or the misfortune - of quite often being in the right or wrong place at the right or wrong time," says Keim, who, for

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Overview

"Life Lessons... from the back seat of my car" is a collection of more than seventy stories and essays by real estate broker and author, Loren Keim, including humorous, sad, off-the-wall, wacky, bizarre, touching and inspirational stories from Keim's unique experiences in the field of real estate as well as his insights into human nature, relationships, economics, society and politics.

"For good or bad, I've had the opportunity - or the misfortune - of quite often being in the right or wrong place at the right or wrong time," says Keim, who, for more than two decades, has represented business people, politicians, actors, rock stars, celebrities, and everyday people in the purchase and sale of property. This collection of those incredible experiences is certain to entertain, inspire, amaze and amuse you.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780578048680
  • Publisher: Gideon Publications
  • Publication date: 3/9/2010
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Loren Keim is a real estate broker and author with over 25 years in the industry. Keim is also an adjunct Professor with Lehigh University's Goodman Center for Real Estate Studies. He has represented celebrities, politicians and everyone else in every area of real estate sales. He has lectured and trained thousands of real estate professionals, and is currently the President of Century 21 Keim Realtors in Eastern Pennsylvania.
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  • Posted June 18, 2010

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    A Collection of more than 70 funny stories from the world of real estate

    "Life Lessons... from the back seat of my car" is a collection of more than 70 stories and essays by real estate broker & author, Loren Keim, including humorous, sad, off-the-wall, wacky, bizarre, touching & inspirational stories from Keim's unique experiences in the field of real estate as well as his insights into human nature, relationships, economics, society and politics.

    "For good or bad, I've had the opportunity - or the misfortune - of quite often being in the right or wrong place at the right or wrong time," says Keim, who, for more than two decades, has represented business people, politicians, actors, rock stars, celebrities, and everyday people in the purchase and sale of property. This collection of those incredible experiences is certain to entertain you.

    Excerpt:

    Some of my client's requests make me recall Bill Cosby once saying "God has a sense of humor." This sense of humor rears its head in the most interesting circumstances in life. For example, a client named Ted once presented me with a unique request. He was looking to purchase a twin home in Whitehall or Catasauqua and requested that I prescreen any homes he and his wife viewed because he wanted to be absolutely certain that any houses he looked at did not have ceramic or porcelain dolls.

    I had heard some strange requests in the past, but I had to ask, "Ceramic dolls? I don't understand."

    "Everyone has some fear in life. Some people fear falling. Some people fear enclosed spaces and avoid elevators. Do you have any fears?" Ted asked me.

    "Strong women." I replied.

    "Excuse me?"

    "Just kidding." I said. "I'm not a big fan of heights and I actively avoid roller coasters; especially the ones that go upside down."

    "My wife has a fear, a very significant fear, of ceramic dolls. She knows that she's being unreasonable, of course, but she has recurrent nightmares about their coming to life. That's her fear and I'm respectful of it."

    "Well, I guess that makes sense," I said. "After all, some people are afraid of clowns."

    "All I'm asking is that you make sure that you preview any houses we're interested in seeing to make sure there's no ceramic or porcelain dolls there."

    Of course, I said, "No problem, that won't be an issue." I tried to tell myself that I'd heard more unusual requests although, just at the moment, I couldn't think of any.

    On the day that I was supposed to take Ted and his wife to view properties, I had planned to repreview any houses we're interested in seeing to make sure there's no ceramic or porcelain dolls there."

    Of course, I said, "No problem, that won't be an issue." I tried to tell myself that I'd heard more unusual requests although, just at the moment, I couldn't think of any.

    On the day that I was supposed to take Ted and his wife to view properties, I had planned to preview the houses in the morning, and then take Ted and his wife out in the evening to see the homes. Unfortunately, I was tied up, arguing with attorneys and other brokers over a pending transaction. The late afternoon was marked by heavy downpours and so I didn't make it to preview the homes.

    To avoid being caught in a bad situation, I called each of the listing agents, and asked if they had noticed any ceramic dolls around the house. I was able to reach each

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