Bacon Brings Us All Closer

Burning-Match -derek-GaveyMonday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning.

[Disclaimer: My headline might have dragged you in the way the smell of sizzling bacon drags you out of bed on a lazy Saturday morning]

It’s been said by many that a successful career in real estate isn’t really about real estate, it’s a business about relationships. The more you can build relationships with people and then connect and leverage those relationships to put the right buyer and the right seller together, the more success you’ll have.

Last month we talked about the Ripple Effect and how knowing one person who knows another who knows another (and so on…) can really make our ability to build relationships even easier.

6 Degrees of Separation

Have you ever played the game 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon? It’s a fun drinking game that plays off the actual concept that we’re all connected in some way.

Six degrees of separation is the theory that everyone and everything is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world, so that a chain of “a friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps. It was originally set out by Frigyes Karinthy and popularized by a play written by John Guare. – From Wikipedia

It’s played out in bars around the world when movie buffs challenge each other to find the shortest path between an arbitrary actor and Hollywood character actor Kevin Bacon.

BaconToday, July 8th, is Kevin Bacon’s birthday so in order to pay tribute to this iconic American actor, let’s see if we can connect – ala the 6 degrees theory (but using a few more steps) – the home buying process from start (searching for a house) to finish (welcome to home ownership) using many of Bacon’s more popular movies and TV shows.

Each item will relate in some way to the next item in the list.

  • Searching for a house
  • Open house
  • Animal House
  • Otis Day & The Knights
  • Night light
  • Guiding Light
  • Soap opera
  • Bar of soap
  • Raise the bar
  • Raising a baby
  • She’s Having a Baby
  • He Said, She Said
  • Right Said Fred
  • Freddy Kreuger
  • Michael Myers
  • Jason Vorhees
  • Friday the 13th
  • Apollo 13
  • “Houston, we have a problem”
  • Houston, Texas
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Texas School Book Depository
  • Lee Harvey Oswald
  • John F. Kennedy
  • JFK
  • Oliver Stone
  • Skipping stone
  • flat stone
  • Flatliners
  • Flat iron
  • Iron skillet
  • Skillet dinner
  • TV dinner
  • quick meal
  • Quicksilver
  • Quick as a cat
  • Wildcat
  • The River Wild
  • Wild Things
  • Minnesota Wild
  • NHL Hockey
  • NFL Football
  • Footloose
  • Kenny Loggins
  • Kenny Rodgers
  • The Gambler
  • Maverick
  • Mel Gibson
  • Mel’s Diner
  • Diner
  • Diners, Drive Ins and Dives
  • Guy Fieri
  • Buddy Guy
  • Good Buddy
  • A Few Good Men
  • Of Mice and Men
  • John Steinbeck
  • Frankenstein
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Dean Martin
  • The Rat Pack
  • The Leader of the Pack
  • Follow the Leader
  • The Following
  • Follow instructions
  • Closing instructions
  • Closing the transaction
  • Welcome to home ownership

What’s the next step in your path that will help you move one connection closer to a successful transaction? Are you thinking of all the possibilities that might help you get closer to a closing?

Happy Birthday to Kevin Bacon. Thanks for helping us connect the dots and reminding us that building relationships, solving problems and having fun are three great steps to closing the gap between “separation” and success.

Now…about that sizzling bacon?




Photo Credit: Derek Gavey via Creative Commons

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One Response to Bacon Brings Us All Closer
  1. Marty Soller
    July 8, 2013 | 4:35 pm

    Wow, hate to play a game of Trivial Pursuit with Sean!

    Makes me nervous to even ask him “what’s on your mind?

    The only thing missing was the “Tremors” from a Home Inspection!