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I Move the Earth for my Clients!

I move the Earth for my Clients!  Really I do! Many agents say they'll move the earth and do whatever it takes to sell a property, but I literally did move earth...

My sign would not go into the rock ground no matter how much pounding with my sledgehammer I did, so I did some manual labor.  I went and got rocks from all over the lot and stacked them up.

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I wiggled it a lot and it seemed very sturdy, so I'm hoping the wind and rain will have no effect on it. Man, some of those rocks were heavy!!

**Are You Packed Yet?** 

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Donna Harris, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Austin Skyline

Austin TX Real Estate and the surrounding areas of Lakeway, Bee Cave, West Lake Hills, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Spicewood, Circle-C, Steiner Ranch, and everywhere in between... Hill Country Austin TX Real Estate and beyond. Whether you're buying or selling an Austin home, I'll be with you every step of the way. 

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Comment balloon 18 commentsDonna Harris • May 28 2010 12:27PM


Good Work Donna

Posted by Linda Salisbury Nolf (William Raveis Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Great post! I always have carried a hammer in my car truck for this reason; especially hear in Colorado sometime the ground freezes!

Thanks for sharing!


Posted by Adam Malachi, QSC,CDPE,CIPS,CNE,CRB,CRS,GRI,MRE,SFR (A 2 Z Realty LLC) about 10 years ago

Donna -  They just don't make sledge hammers like they use to...LOL.

Posted by Paul C. Wilkinson, GRI, REALTOR -Menifee, Murrieta, Temecula - (951) (CENTURY 21 Preferred) about 10 years ago

Going that extra mile for our clients is what sets us apart from our competition!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) about 10 years ago

The title of this post is pretty clever. We'd do anything it takes, right?

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) about 10 years ago

Linda, Thanks!

Adam, I've had tough ground before, but nothing like this!

Paul, Nope!

Craig, Yep! I emailed her the pictures as well!

Loreena, Exactly!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 10 years ago

The challenges of a Texan Realtor. 4 feet of snow was a tough one for signs this past Winter in Maryland.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Donna, that's a clever idea and we have to be creative when Hercules is not around to help us to put the sign in the ground, right?

Posted by Rita Fong, Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale (RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590 ) about 10 years ago

Ellie, I thought the snow would hold them up... until it melted at least.

Rita, Hercules is NEVER around!!!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 10 years ago


That's the way to get creative.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 10 years ago

Hi Donna... Now THAT'S dedicated service.  Especially considering your delicate condition! :)

Posted by Steve Shatsky about 10 years ago

Nice earth-moving!  I have done some pretty interesting, and unexpected things for my clients as well.  Good post.

Posted by David North, for a rewarding real estate experience (Coldwell Banker Bain) about 10 years ago


Perhaps you next investment will be in a jack hammer.  I guess it could be tax deductible.

Posted by Richard Weeks, REALTORĀ®, Broker about 10 years ago

Lou, Thanks!

Steve, I know I know... I got dizzy a couple of times since it was so warm, even first thing in the morning.

David, Good for you!

Richard, We actually have one, but I wouldn't have had a place to plug it in!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 10 years ago

Hi Donna,

how's the weather?  Hot you say.  The same can be said in Dallas.  90 degree weather, I was not ready for it.

Posted by Angelia Garcia (Pure Realtors) about 10 years ago

Yep, we have to carry a sledgehammer with us down here with this Austin chalk limestone soil!  Never know if the rock is 4 feet or 1/4 inch below the top! 

Good job!  I was out yesterday trimming shrubs for a seller who's moved out of state and has a big showing coming up this weekend.  All part of the day's work!

Posted by Tricia Jumonville, Texas REALTOR , Agent With Horse Sense (Bradfield Properties) about 10 years ago

I like the title of the post!  I bet those rocks were heavy!!!


Lori Cofer

Posted by Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA (Beasley Realty) about 10 years ago

Nice job, I hate when my signs won't go in the ground. I also have a fear someday I will drill into someones sewer or gas line.

Posted by Ross Quintana, Real E Smarter Real Estate Coach - 509-362-1966 (Real E Smarter) about 10 years ago