Position and Location: President of R.
W. Robideaux and Company, located in Spokane, Washington.
A REALTORŪ Since: 1972
Designations Earned: CPM, CCIM SIOR,RPA
How I Chose this Career: Originally, to
follow the career of hotel management;
then, to further my interest in managing and owning investment real
Why I Stay with It: It has been rewarding
in many ways: to my community in
service, to my family in our quality of life,and to myself through the
personal satisfaction and benifits provided by this career choice.
I Participate in the State Association to: Show
that I care about this
industry; continue to foster, develop and promote the highest degree
of professionalism and ethics in the industry; help continue the efforts
of the professionals that served before me and who paved the way for
us to participate in and prosper by this industry.
Most Unusual REALTORŪ Memory: Instructing
a RealtorŪ education course without lights or power for seven hours.
Yes, it became a fun experience.
Most Challenging Part of the Job: Managing
and enhancing the quality and
flow of communications.
I Get Up Early/Stay Late to: As the experience
grows, so does the understanding for a balance between work, play, and
family; the early/late comes from the fun or exciting things that come
from the three priorities, or the demands of client transactions.
Outside Interests: Family, golf, skiing, fly fishing, reading,
Montana, Schweitzer Basin in north Idaho.
What I did on my Last Vacation: I wish
you could do all of the above at one
time. Last time out, we did combine the golf with additional days skiing
with friends and family.
Why I'm Looking Forward to this Year: This
year promises to have some
special opportunies that can be developed.
My Hot Tip for Colleagues: Things are changing.
Change with the change.
Bob Robideaux was among those nominated for the W.A.R. 2000 REALTOR
Year Award. He was named S.A.R. REALTOR of the Year and was noted
for his 1999 local association presidency, two consecutive terms as
elected treasurer, and eight years of leadership on the Budget and Finance