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It's Missing Something Simple

My dad loved his cars. I always knew this but until today I didn't realize that his love of automobiles went back so far. I'm currently going through a big box of old photo's that was given to me a few years ago but never had time to look through them. I've got to clarify that dad didn't know a thing about cars... he just liked style and comfort. Here are two I found in the box. As best as I can determine the first one is from the very early 40's or late 30's and the 2nd is from the late 40's or very early 50's BUT there is a real distinction between the two of them. Can you spot it?

1940 auto?On the back side of the picture (above) someone had written How do you like our "limousine"? It's obvious from the dents that it is not a brand new car. On the picture below it is written on the back June 1954 "Proud Owner". BTW that would be a right after my birth and possibily a gift for my dad's birthday.

50's Caddy

I'm not a car buff. I couldn't tell you anything about these cars other then the hints on the back of the pictures and that when I blow up the license plate on the top car I believe it says 1943 on the Minnesota plate.

When it comes to that 1st car, as I said, "It's Missing Something Simple". Distinctive BRANDING! The second vehicle has a hood ornament and a vintage car buff could tell you right away what that vehicle is just from that hood ornament.

If you are new to Real Estate and/or new to Active Rain you may have missed the importance of being distinct and the importance of branding. If you don't make yourself stand out you will never be outstanding. It's that simple. I'm not the expert on Branding so if you want to know more about branding you should be reading up on it from the experets here in the Rain, my friends Ron and Alexandra Seigel . I'm sure there are more experts here in the Rain but they come first to mind to me.

For coaching on how to be outstanding I'd recommend you read Grant Schneider 's posts.

 

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Comment balloon 7 commentsBob "RealMan" Timm • January 05 2020 09:57PM

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I'm reasonably sure the bottom photo car is a Cadillac; but I have no idea what the one above it is.  I'm really fond of cars from the 1950s. 

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 6 months ago

Myrl Jeffcoat I was thinking Caddy as well but I think Buick had a similar hood ornament.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 6 months ago

Hi Bob,  Thanks for sharing this great post.  A little information about your dad, and then bringing it to the importance of branding.  And a shout out for some AR folks - very nicely done.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) 6 months ago

Thank you Bob Crane . I'm wondering if anyone is going to know what car that was because of it's lack of branding. I think Grant and Ron & Alexandra can help new agents keep from becoming "forgotten" relics of this business.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 6 months ago

Bob,

Thank  you for the mention, and I appreciate the endorsement from you.  Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.  It is good to be back to a normal week.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 6 months ago

You are welcome and you deserve it Ron and Alexandra Seigel . BTW whats normal

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 6 months ago

I was trying to remember what 1940s Buick hood ornaments looked like.  I googled these: "1940s Buick Hood Ornaments."

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 6 months ago

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