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Marlene Maxon


5280 Top Real Estate Producer: Black Diamond

In past situations when I have been recognized for awards, I have many times honored my dad by letting him give me a quote that was sometimes funny, and always inspiring. This year my dad passed and I wanted to honor him for one last time by sharing with you just how instrumental he was in my life and career. He often came with me to my open houses and he would ride along with me as I put up brochures and checked on signs. He ALWAYS asked me at least ten times: “How much is that house worth?” He loved me for who I was and accepted me for who I was striving to become. He was my greatest fan and my biggest hero. Kenny Maxon—96, my father, and proud WWII pilot.

One of his memorable quotes:
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”