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Get By Giving Award

 

Recently was on a conference call with Floyd Wickman's team and many of the past recipients of the Get By Giving Award.

Afterward, I was reminiscing.

In 1998 I'd been lucky enough to have taken Sweat Hogs, met Gary Sisson, Mike, Mary, and of course, Floyd Wickman! 

Lee and I had invited Mike Pallin to dinner the evening before the Master Sales Academy in Atlantic City. Mike was a bit on edge, which I attributed to the stress of the MSA. I felt guilty taking him away from his responsibilities, knowing he had a huge day ahead. It wasn't until later that I found out why he was on edge.

 

The next day was the presentation of The Carolyn Howd Award. Today it is known as the Get By Giving Award

From the front of the audience, I watched, with great admiration, the previous winners already on stage. 

 This presentation was most coveted and I was in awe of Jennie Cook one of the previous winners already on stage.

And then, they started talking about the new recipient, and the more they described, the more familiar things sounded.

 

Oh my, they were talking and describing me. When announcing my name, I have no idea how I got on stage. Maybe it was Nelson Zide or Bob Daniels who held me up, or perhaps I just floated up. When I took the microphone on stage, I asked if My Lee was aware. Assured he was, I blurted out "Where the hell is he?"

No way something so significant could happen without him in the room.

Luckily, someone was able to find him and bring him into the ceremony.

 

 

 

To this day, this plaque above is in my office, and it is still my highest honor.

To be recognized not for production, not for the most listings, not for the top producer.

But for the Get By Giving award and what it stands for.

 

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Comments

Morning Margaret.

I can just imagine the response when you said "Where the hell is he?".  I know I would be rolling in the floor, just like I did when I read this.  

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) 3 months ago

Good morning Margaret. No more deserving person I can think of and "Lee" was there! We have Bingo! Enjoy your day.

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 3 months ago

James Dray Lee was aware but wasn't told about the schedule change. I really said that in front of a huge audience. And I do believe there was some laughter!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 3 months ago

Wayne Martin Lee was there and the memories are the best.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 3 months ago

I had forgotten about the Sweat Hogs. I never did it but some of my collegues did. That looks like the kind of award you should cherish.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) 3 months ago

Joe Pryor And cherish it, I do.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 3 months ago

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