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Real Estate Columnist Robert Bruss Passes Away

Robert_bruss I just heard that syndicated real estate columnist Robert Bruss has died. Way back when I was still a teacher I used to read his columns in the Tampa Tribune, and in a way he ingnited my interest in real estate as a career. I did not always agree with him, but more often than not he recommended that buyers and sellers use REALTORs to assist them in their transactions. He was a great supporter of our profession. I even heard him say that, though he was qualified to do it, when he bought or sold properties he worked with a real estate professional. I am sure he helped many agents and their clients over his long career. I think our industry has lost a good friend today.

John Elwell - REALTOR

CENTURY 21

Bill Nye Realty, Inc.

813-783-4444

Licensed in Florida

 

Comment balloon 3 commentsJohn Elwell • September 28 2007 03:24PM
Real Estate Columnist Robert Bruss Passes Away
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