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Signs a career in real estate might be for you

Considering a Career in Real Estate?

Flipping through the television channels, you will find more than a few shows about buying and selling homes and the professionals that make it happen. Networks like HGTV and DIY have cast real estate careers into the spotlight, sometimes glamorizing the hard work and grit that goes along with success. Like your mother told you, don’t believe everything you see on TV. Yes, life as a REALTOR® is rewarding in many ways, but do you have what it takes and how do you get there if you have a desire to break into the biz?

There is more than one direction to take on this career path. If you are just entering the workforce or perhaps looking for a change, consider a few questions to discover if real estate is right for you.Who would be good for this profession?

Are you good with people? Relationships are paramount to this job, building them and fostering them. Are you self-motivated? You and only you can determine your success. Are you organized? Keeping your finger on the pulse of the market while juggling clients, old and new, requires order and efficiency.

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Shoe art by Kokomo native stolen from northern Indiana museum

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WISH) — A shoe by an Indiana native was stolen Saturday from a northern Indiana art museum.

South Bend Museum of Art is seeking help to find the thief of a shoe from the piece titled “Welcome Knives,” part of an exhibit by Kokomo native Chris Francis that’s traveled to other U.S. museums. His work has been described as wearable architecture.

The shoe disappeared between 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday while the museum was open. The museum staff and city police are reviewing surveillance video from the Century Center to gain a lead. South Bend’s show called “Chris Francis: Modern Bespoke 21st Century Shoe Art” is in the downtown Century Center through April 5.

Francis, who grew up in Kokomo and now lives in Los Angeles, said in a statement that he was “saddened to be informed that someone has chosen to steal the piece ‘Welcome Knives’ from the exhibition. The shoes exhibited are all documented and catalogued works of art that have shown in many museums. Every shoe in the exhibition is one of a kind, with no others in existence making them very different than shoes we find in stores.”

Francis has created shoes for runway shows and for celebrities, including Lady Gaga and the members of Kiss and The Sex Pistols.

His work was displayed late last year on the Purdue University campus.

Anyone with information was asked to call the South Bend Police Department at (574) 235.9201 or contact the South Bend Museum of Art via email at, or through the museum’s social media accounts: Facebook, @SouthBendMuseumofArt; Twitter, @southbendart; Instagram, @southbendart.