George Edmund Roddy, Sr., age 72 of McKinney, Texas passed away on March 31, 2017 with his beloved family at his side. He is survived by his wife of thirty years, Laura Roddy, five children and eight grandchildren.
George moved from San Francisco, California to Dallas, Texas at the age of ten. He attended Thomas Jefferson High School and then went on to attend both Texas Wesleyan University and Southern Methodist University. George was a man of deep faith and over the last six years, he battled several alignments (including heart disease and end stage renal disease), but he was determined to fight until the very end.
George’s career started in 1966 when he got a job with the Dallas County Clerk’s Map and Plat division. Within six months of his employment, he noticed an opportunity. He observed that the same type of people would come to his department daily. These people were real estate appraisers, investors, developers and brokers. And what were they looking for? ... data.
Within six months of being employed by the County, he took a second job. Ironically, this second job was at the same location as his day job. When the county doors closed, George stayed. He would work until the late hours of the night compiling a list of who was buying and selling commercial real estate, and then plotting them on a map of Dallas. That was the beginning.
In 1968, he decided to quit his day job and open the doors to his first company, DRESCO (Diversified Real Estate Services Co). He put all his eggs into one basket, because he only had one product to sell. This product was called “The Roddy Report”. The report was a compilation of all the commercial properties that were bought or sold in Dallas County on a monthly basis. Within two years, his firm expanded its coverage to encompass the entire DFW metroplex. Within five years, he had expanded to all the four major Texas markets; and within eight years, his firm was providing data in Texas, Colorado and Florida.
After the real estate crash of the late 80’s, George saw another opportunity… foreclosures. He purchased Foreclosure Listing Service, Inc. and quickly expanded this one county home-based company to one that now covers over 20 counties in Texas.
Throughout the years, George started and owned many new companies (RealTrac and RealSmart), and advised, consulted and spoke with thousands of people about the real estate industry in Texas. He was known as one of the top experts on real estate trends and forecasting. Because of his expertise in the real estate industry, George was often quoted by many newspapers, including the Dallas Morning News and Wall Street Journal. He gave countless interviews with major TV networks and business radio outlets throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.
Even with all the notoriety, George’s true passion was customer success. He would say “life is not about how many awards you receive, but how many people you award.” His mission was to be a pioneer in the business, while not sacrificing personal customer service. His bottom line wasn’t read on a profit and loss chart, but through the lives of others.
We have lost a real estate legend and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with George have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. George leaves behind a company that he built from the ground up and his spirit will forever be its foundation moving forward.
As many of you have inquired about a memorial service, George Sr. requested a simple family gathering. Therefore, there will not be a public memorial service. We appreciate your understanding and would be grateful for your stories, thoughts and condolences on the message board below.
Thank you for your many years of patronage. The Roddy family appreciates each and every one of you.
Mar 04, 2024 19:35 PM
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Mar 04, 2024 19:35 PM
Anonymous wrote: Is the foreclosure list for Bexar county complete? It says it would be this past Wednesday, but the map still says still researching and there are some homes missing for the Oct sale.
Mar 04, 2024 19:35 PM
Cpenax wrote: Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Roddy family, friends and coworkers. May he rest in the glory of God.
Mar 04, 2024 19:35 PM
Carla Saylors wrote: I was researching the company. I came across this and although I did not know Mr. Roddy. They have so many kind words of him. I look forward to learning about the foreclosure business with his and his family's knowledge that they are so willing to share.
Mar 04, 2024 19:35 PM
gene mccubbin wrote: can i get a sample of the pre-foreclosure list for commercial properties? i am interested and would buy all counties...but want to see a small data sample. thanks,
Mar 04, 2024 19:35 PM
Tony wrote: what will it be if he was alive
Jan 21, 2019 09:48 AM
Anonymous wrote: While I only met Mr. Roddy a few times at investor meetings his grace, poise, and charm were surpassed only by his knowledge of all things real estate. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, and we wish Mr. Roddy Godspeed. Truly a life well lived.
Oct 26, 2018 14:54 PM
Robert Worcester wrote: I'm sorry to hear about this... I have been to one class at the office and met Mr. Roddy in person. I'm sorry he is gone but I'm sure his son will live up to George's legacy.
Aug 03, 2018 01:12 AM
Leslie wrote: OMG....I did a google search to locate the foreclosure listing and saw this link. I cannot believe Mr. Roddy is gone. My heart goes out to his family. Mr. Roddy was a great man and I know he is missed by many.
Feb 28, 2018 01:43 AM
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Dec 27, 2017 05:47 AM
Bruce Lynn wrote: George was a giant of a man....he will be missed...by many...friend to many, mentor to some, old school, new school, driven, always wiling to share his fantastic knowledge. I aspire to be as hardworking and smart as this great man.
Sep 06, 2017 20:08 PM
Pat Schell Prindle- Plano wrote: I had the pleasure of working with George at an Architectural office from 1963 to 1964. He was a wonderful, generous private person, proud, a man of vision, determination, and laser focus, a family man and very driven. He loved Vesuvios Restaurant! He will be greatly missed....
Aug 09, 2017 00:38 AM
John V. Winslow wrote: It is great to see how many wonderful statements about my dear brother George. George worked very hard all his life, and taught me a great deal in the business world. Thank you all for your kind words. I will never forget him and the great times we had together for the last 60 plus years. In the last 30 years, George propelled and his entire persona embellished into a giant of a real estate encyclopedia. He would come to my high school football games, even my grade school football games. I thoroughly enjoyed Laura Roddy's wonderful hospitality over the last 30 years and made sure George and I got to Curtis's football games. I enjoyed flying from the Mile High City to DFW on a Friday morning to get to his youngest son's game. George and I had some great times and some hard times together. He was fearless and determined and passed that determination and bulldog tenacity to his kids and to me. May you be with Jesus and putting out Roddy Reports in the heaven. I love you Bro!
Jul 31, 2017 11:41 AM
Ted Blanchard wrote: May all the lasting memories of George bring you solace for now and forever. I hope that all the great moments that you were able to have with him before he passed away brings you comfort.
May 24, 2017 19:53 PM
Jim Watkins wrote: (part 3) After things had settled down for me and I had stepped away from teaching and speaking, I went to talk to George. I told him that there were times I got upset with him because, it seemed like he was being restrictive and holding me back. Then I told him how sorry I was for unfairly thinking he had done that with me. I said to him, "George, I was so stupid to let myself believe you were keeping me from growing past where I was with you and FLS. Just young and dumb, I guess. Because, after seeing how things and some people really are... I realized that the whole time I tough you were holding me back... You were actually protecting me from all of that." George was looking at me when I said that and he responded by nodding his head and grinned. That was a turning point for me and a lesson I will never forget. To George Roddy Senior... Thank you for all you have done for me and for all you have meant to me. I will never forget you or the lessons you have taught me. You were an amazing person and you never asked for anything in return. I wanted to write this to give you my gratitude. It will not be easy with you being gone but, I look forward to the time when I will see you again and I will begin to thank you for having impacted my life as you did with so many others. Rest in Peace, George. -Jim Watkins
May 24, 2017 19:51 PM
Jim Watkins wrote: (part 2) I was fortunate to had the chance to work around his kids.... George Jr., Krista, Rebecca and Curtis. I know that the lessons he taught me were all passed on to them (and Claire, his youngest). I consider all of you family and I am so sorry for the loss you have endured. To George Junior, you are not only capable of running FLS but, I know you will take the company to new heights and help countless people along the way. Senior would be proud of what you will accomplish. I have known you as long as Senior and I hope we will continue to be friends for a long time. Thank you for all you have done for me as well. I want to share something that happened with Senior that I feel so lucky to have realized and it speaks volumes of how he was as a person.... When I was teaching my classes and developing the mentoring program for FLS, I remember thinking at times that Senior was holding me back. Business was growing and I had been getting various offers from people that I felt were good for me and my career. I would run them by George and I remember I felt slighted after hearing his reasoning for discouraging me. Eventually the day came when I no longer called FLS home and I experienced what it was like to work around other people who did not share the same qualities and business ethics as George. (Continued)
May 24, 2017 19:45 PM
Jim Watkins wrote: George Roddy Sr. has impacted my life like no one else has. The words of advice, guidance and needed criticism don't compare to the lessons I learned from watching his day to day actions and the examples he set. I respected George more than anyone I have ever met. He held me accountable for my mistakes but, he always let me know the importance of being honest about them. He treated me and others fairly and he went out of his way to make things right. He was courteous and respectful of others and his actions brought him respect. I was fortunate to have been introduced to him in 1998 by my cousin. He was very loyal to those who were loyal to him. When I asked him for a referral, I knew I could trust the people he sent me to because, he made it a point to be associated with good, honest and hard working people. He was the same way with me regarding business as he was with personal matters. When I was dealing with stressful family issues, it meant so much to me when he took the time to listen to what was currently happening and he constantly told me, "If you need anything from me... You tell me. I mean it, Jim." I am thankful that I was able to work for George over the years and I would have done it for free if I could go back in time. I can't put a dollar amount on how valuable he has been to me and my day to day life. I trusted him like no other and I will miss him terribly. (Continued)
May 23, 2017 16:08 PM
Patrick Kimbell wrote: I met George in 1972 when I was a broker for the Henry S. Miller Company Commercial Div. One Main Place. George and Mr. Miller (Henry Jr.) had a good working relationship of sharing infomation. I would see George at the Court House and swap information. George showed me how to read ownership maps and decern legal descriptions from review of the plat maps. Off and on for 40 years I have relied upon his "data". RIP and God Speed George Patrick Kimbell
May 02, 2017 20:10 PM
Doug Norber wrote: Very sorry to read of George's passing. I was fortune enough to have worked with George in the mid 80's, at DRESCO, and for grins contacted him a few years back just to see how he was doing. I'm glad I did. One of my fondest memories of him ( and I told him ) was when he complimented everyone for a job well done-he was a stickler-.and then proceeded to handout $100 bills to all. You couldn't help but be appreciative of him. He will be missed.
Apr 30, 2017 12:44 PM
Chris Harrington wrote: I first met George in 1969 when he was starting his young business from the Dallas County Map and Plat Department. He spent many long evening hours there, gathering information for his report. I later had the opportunity to work with him at DRESCO. George was truly the Swami of Real Estate and he will be missed by all those who knew him and worked with him over the years. My sincere condolences and heartfelt wishes of peace go out to the family of this incredible man.
Apr 23, 2017 10:30 AM
R. Prather wrote: I met George Sr. back in 1990 - 1991.. when he use to distribute his Dresco/Roddy Report from a room in the quality Inn off of valley view & 35 in Carrollton. He really took his company to another level. I still use his reports today from time to time. What a great service he offered. You were a blessing to many George. And you will be truly missed. Thank You Mr. Roddy.
Apr 22, 2017 17:01 PM
Ellen Gomez wrote: I am so sorry! George Roddy was a tremendous asset to the Dallas Real Estate professionals, and best wishes to George, Jr. for continuing his successes. Kindest Regards.
Apr 20, 2017 17:18 PM
PETER WAGNER wrote: I USE FORECLOSURE SERVICES ALL OVER THE US YOURS IS BY FAR THE EASIEST AND MOST COMPLETE I HAVE DONE ALL OF MY OWN MARKETING BASWED ON YOUR LISTWS AND HAVE BOUGHT OVER 9 PROPERTIES AND HAVE MADE A TIDY SUM ON THE ONES I HAVE SOLD ALL BECAUSE OF YOUR SERVICE. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR MORE ABOUT YOUR OTHER SERVICES THAT HELP IN BUYING PROPERTIES ANYWEHERE IN THE DALLAS 'HOUSTON SAN ANTONIO OR AUSTIN AREA.WE HAVE CASH AND WOULD APPRECIATE SOEMONE FROM YOUR OFFICE GIVING ME A CALL TELL SHERYL HELLO FOR ME AND ALL OF US WILL MISS HAVING RODDY AND HIS "BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE" AROUND. GOD BLESS PETE WAGNER 512 962-9351
Apr 18, 2017 17:04 PM
Laurent Feral wrote: I am sorry to read that Mr Roddy passed away very recently. I attended a recent presentation by George Roddy Jr and was not aware of this loss. Amazing entrepreneur life, in an area where it is not easy to innovate!. My sincere condolences to his family, and colleagues. Best regards
Apr 17, 2017 08:23 AM
Erik Bauer wrote: My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Apr 12, 2017 01:12 AM
George and Jennie Fischer wrote: So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family. George Fischer, Jr and Jennie Fischer
Apr 11, 2017 01:32 AM
Frank Ramirez wrote: I started a Business in Flipping Property's ,I wanted to gain experience from the Roddy Family, new to Property Investments ,My Goal is to Do everything possible so I may leave my 6 Children a Legacy .After Watching George and Becca on YouTube ,I really felt a connection on presuming My career. After hearing George has gone home to be with the Lord ,I was sadden ,Our condolences to the Family, I never had the chance to meet George personally,But Reading about George's Journey I only hope and pray I can have the same Passion & Dedication He did. I pray for the Roddy Family with great Respect. I will be Joining the Roddy group soon, I Believe this is where the Lord has lead me too, A Wonderful Family atmosphere With great leadership. GOD Bless the Roddy Family,
Apr 10, 2017 14:28 PM
Patty Adams wrote: George was a major force in my life. I was deeply saddened by his passing. I continue to use the knowledge I gained from him some thirty years ago. I am glad that I stopped by on my last trip to Dallas. I didn't expect it to be my last visit. You wrote a lovely tribute to your dad. My prayers are with you and your family.
Apr 10, 2017 10:01 AM
joa chao wrote: My deepest condolences to George's family and friends. George was extremely knowledgeable about real estate, and I have learned a lot from him over the years. But more than that, he was a good friend and mentor of many years. I will surely miss him. May he rest in peace.
Apr 09, 2017 14:11 PM
Donald Robins wrote: Thank you from the bottom of all our hearts for sharing George Roddy SR. with us . He change so many people lives that was a blessing from GOD He differently will be miss. George Roddy JR. stay strong your Father and GOD plan it perfect, prepare you for 23 years for this moment to continue this amazing Legacy you all Built We appreciates The Roddy Family
Apr 08, 2017 21:38 PM
Hong Xia wrote: In 1995, before graduated from the North Texas, I was hired by George as a software development and system administrator. I have learned a lot during about the one year employment. George was not only an employer but also a good friend to his employees. When I left his company to Houston, George wrote a recommendation letter for me to my new employer. I still keep that letter with me. I still remember the days that I had worked in his company.
Apr 07, 2017 21:16 PM
Heather Anderson wrote: George Jr, I never had the without a doubt honor it would've been to know your father, but I know he raised a man like you and that is a testament to who he is within itself. I am so very sorry for the pain you and your family will feel from his loss.
Apr 07, 2017 09:09 AM
Glenn O. wrote: To the Roddy Family, so sorry to hear about your loss. I'm very close to my dad and while it's tough for me to type this I can only imagine what you guys are going through. Thank you to Mr. Roddy Sr. for providing a tool that I use in my business. And to Jr. and sister who continue to keep his creation alive and going. God Bless! Glenn
Apr 06, 2017 19:21 PM
J.D.B. wrote: I met George once, for a minute in 2003 when I took a class with George Jr. on foreclosure investing. The next year I bought my first foreclosure property. The following day, I had a question about a technical issue regarding insurance for the property. I expected George Jr. to pick up the phone, but instead was directed who George, Sr. - What I remember most about that conversation is how thrilled he was that I actually made my first foreclosure purchase. He was so excited for me. He wanted to know the details of what I had done and what my thought process was. This blew me away. Of course his counsel on insurance was spot on, but I will never forget how happy he was for me and that his data had benefitted me and my family in some way. They don't make businessmen like this anymore.......
Apr 06, 2017 05:31 AM
Kuldeep Kumar wrote: I feel sorry for this loss. My prayers are with you and your family. I have been working with Mr. Roddy since 2008 and really learned so much from him. May he rest in peace. May great God give more strength to family.
Apr 05, 2017 22:37 PM
Kim Canfield Murdock wrote: My first memory of George Roddy Sr was in 1967. My parents Hank and Ginger Canfield owned Foreclosure Listing Service at the time and he would let us stay with him in the office after closing so we could look up addresses of properties posted for foreclosure from the map and plat books. My family stayed in touch through the years with George Sr and he was so kind to my brothers and I after our mothers passing in 2003. He will be remembered for his kindness to others and love of God and family. George Jr our prayers are with you and your family may your Dad rest in peace in God's kingdom.
Apr 04, 2017 23:39 PM
Pam Cleary wrote: George sorry for your loss. May god be with you and your family Ydad must have been a great mentor and teacher. Because those traits have been passed down to you and Rebecca
Apr 04, 2017 16:54 PM
Silvana Flores wrote: George, I'm so sorry for your loss.Your tribute to your Dad show all ypour love and how admired him.
Apr 04, 2017 12:42 PM
Gene DuBose wrote: George, I am sorry for your loss, a loss of both a father, a mentor and a partner in business. Two years his senior, I see him as a man cut off before his time, still in his prime. I have been in Dallas doing real estate and real estate law since 1980 and your father was always an important figure in the landscape, pioneering techniques that have been adopted as routine by skillful real estate investors. Good night, sweet prince, and choirs of angels sing thee to thy sleep.
Apr 04, 2017 10:32 AM
Victor Hancock wrote: Becca, George, Thank you for allowing us to insert memorial notes about your dad. When one, by some fortuitous circumstance, entered a friendship with George Roddy they were fortunate. He was full of life-an individual of immense capacity to be kind and caring thus quietly helped hundreds of people in unfathomable ways-and if they listened, he showed them how to earn their way free of self limitations and most of the time you did not know they had walked away with the fishing pole instead of being given a fish...they had learned to fish. His love and faith in God was private and reverent; but his practice of what he believed in, was felt by all who knew, him public. He loved all mankind, he did not believe in limitations. He was a man in every sense. I am proud to have been his friend.
Apr 04, 2017 07:56 AM
Anonymous wrote: So dear to see a business created on a dinning room table that impacted so; many individuals and companies to grow their real-estate investments and interests. George May your new address offer many promises of growth and joy . Your Family loves you.
Apr 04, 2017 07:17 AM
Robert Omweri wrote: RIP , George. You have been of great service to this community!
Apr 04, 2017 06:06 AM
Steve Hillier wrote: George and Rebecca, your heritage is great and I am sure you will follow through as did your DAD. Thanks for sharing him with us for so long. We all have been blessed.
Apr 04, 2017 05:24 AM
Donald Sherwood wrote: George will surely be missed. As a commercial appraiser for nearly 40 years, I can attest to George's vision and leadership in the real estate market. He really did take of his customers and was always willing to share insights and help in so many ways. I thank God for giving him the vision to begin the Roddy Report. It allowed folks to make better decisions and in estmsnts in our dynamic market. Prayers to the family for your peace and comfort at this difficult time.
Apr 03, 2017 22:33 PM
Dan Harker wrote: Mr. Roddy will be missed. Just yesterday I was telling a client about the Roddy Report and how it could help him with his journey in investing in real estate. We are praying for the whole Roddy family during this time of loss. Mr. Roddy has been "promoted"... Praise God!
Apr 03, 2017 21:18 PM
Meredith Clarac wrote: A lovely tribute to your Father whom you loved and admired . I hope you shared this pride and love with your Dad Whle He was still with you. Men , I have known, have a hard time expressing emotion. Those of us who are fortune enough to have had a Dad that we loved and admired, Are the lucky ones This is not the case with so many, as you know. I know this is a tough loss for you, But I'll bet you are just glad he is in a better place where there is no pain or illness. A dynamic Man does not take illness well. As was the case with your dad.As he was loved both Professionally and by his family, as well. How wonderful. Sad I did not get to know him. But thru your tribute You have brought him to me. Nice to meet you Mr Roddy, Enjoy your journey Home.
Apr 03, 2017 20:41 PM
Sandy Wells wrote: My deepest sympathies to the family for I know he was the one you all looked to for leadership and guidance. I've been a contractor with Foreclosure Listing Service for 10 years in Kaufman County. I seldom travelled to the Addison office and had only met Mr. Roddy a couple of times. During an auction, I walked out of the courthouse and he was sitting on one of the benches. I immediately recognized him, but greeted him with a general greeting. We talked for a while and he said he was bidding on a property for someone. He finally asked if I knew who I was talking to. I replied "George Roddy" and he laughed, stating he didn't think I knew him, but answered questions correctly. I just thought thank goodness I did!!!!! He was an easy person to talk to, and had a great sense of humor. Enjoyed getting to know him a little better that day! May he Rest In Peace. He will be missed.
Apr 03, 2017 18:49 PM
Lester Deng wrote: In 1998 I was in a great difficulty when my mother was terminally ill. I had financial problems, visa problems and I needed to bring two kids (4 years and 1 year old) by myself back to China. I was overwhelmed. George Roddy Sr. told me “Lester, I want you to remember this: God is in control”. Later, he made arrangement to help me solve my financial problems. I came from China all the way to Dallas, more than 8,000 miles away from home. When I felt helpless, it was George who told me to calm down and helped me through my difficulty. My family will remember him forever.
Apr 03, 2017 17:58 PM
Steve Riseman wrote: I'm so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Roddy Information and Foreclosure Listing Service over the last 15 years. After Graduating College from North Texas in 2002, during the recession, Mr. Roddy hired me. Even though I had a degree in Real Estate, I did not know anything. He was willing to take me on and has guided me over the years. I gradually learned more about the business as time went by and became responsible for new tasks. I have been in charge of DFW Realsmart our commercial Database for many years now, researched many Roddy Sales for the Roddy Report website and become the head researcher/manager for Foreclosure Listing Service for the counties we cover in house. Mr. Roddy was like a father to me and I will truly miss him. Steve Riseman-Head Researcher F.L.S. & DFW Realsmart
Apr 03, 2017 17:08 PM
Christine J. Paul wrote: My deepest sympathy to all of you for such a overwhelming loss of your patriarch, mentor and a greatly admired leader in private and in our world of real estate. Everyone knows "Roddy" and his work ethic and advice will always be treasured. May he rest in peace and you treasure the knowledge that he made it a better place to be living and working around him.
Apr 03, 2017 16:57 PM
Sam wrote: I am so sorry to hear about your loss and we will keep you and your family in our prayers.
Apr 03, 2017 16:53 PM
Melanie Erwin wrote: I worked for George in the 80s and had so much fun! He had such a great sense of humor! I have so many funny memories from that time in my life. I'm so thankful I made a point of going by to see him a few years ago when I was in that area. He was one of the 'good guys' and he will be missed.
Apr 03, 2017 16:32 PM
Steve Eckart wrote: I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to the family.
Apr 03, 2017 16:31 PM
Aj wrote: RIP
Apr 03, 2017 16:21 PM
Bill Foose wrote: George, was a true gentleman. At least I never saw him when he wasn't and that goes back to the mid 1970's. I remember when he was going through a tough time with his business and did not know, if he was going to make it. He stayed the course and continued to build the business by adding more services and improving the ones he offered. I never called him that he was not available to help whether right then or on a later callback. He was the go-to guy on discussing the tempo of the Dallas-Fort Worth real estate market. May the Lord comfort and bless the family as they mourn their loss and recall the many fond memories that have of George. I know George Jr. will continue the Roddy legacy!
Apr 03, 2017 16:10 PM
Tom Pitts wrote: My condolences to the Roddy family.
Apr 03, 2017 15:31 PM
Diane - Raider Property Invest wrote: Our most sincere condolences to all of the Roddy family. Having been a customer for over 12 years, I could always count on George if I had a simple or complex question. He would take the time to get the answer, even if he didn't know it immediately. He was a true professional as well as a very sweet man. He will be missed.
Apr 03, 2017 15:27 PM
Joe Lumbley wrote: My condolences to his family and friends. I've worked with George on and off for over 40 years. He will be missed.
Apr 03, 2017 15:20 PM
Annette Carvalho wrote: My sincerest condolences to you George Jr. and your family. Your dad was a delightful human being. When I phoned him to speak at an event, he never hesitated, said yes and provided the Real Estate Community with great information. He was an icon in this business and will never be forgotten. Rest in peace George...you did great! Prayers & sympathy to you and your family. He will be missed.
Apr 03, 2017 14:54 PM
Charles N. Kidd wrote: Sincere condolences & many prayers to George & his family. The first time I met George was in the booming Reagan 80's up in Addison. As a green broker fresh out of college, he was always very kind to me & generous with his time. God speed.
Apr 03, 2017 14:52 PM
Chuck Fleischer wrote: While I only met Mr. Roddy a few times at investor meetings his grace, poise, and charm were surpassed only by his knowledge of all things real estate. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, and we wish Mr. Roddy Godspeed. Truly a life well lived.
Apr 03, 2017 14:41 PM
Mollie Mossman wrote: My prayers and sympathy for the entire Roddy family. Always helpful, when I was in graduate school, George Sr. graciously took time to help me with an assignment for a real estate class. I was so touched and inspired, I gave the report every effort and for several years it was the department's sample in the University library continuing to inspire future students! He always knew how to "pay it forward". Thank you for sharing his story and we are so grateful for the continued presence of the Roddy family in our real estate community!
Apr 03, 2017 14:38 PM
Howard Zielke wrote: George Roddy was a long time friend who was always generous with his time, information, and knowledge that he would willingly share over a lunch or coffee with those of us in the real estate industry. His reports were always well researched, accurate, and a reliable source of information.The Roddy Family is fortunate to carry on his legacy. You are missed! May you Rest In Peace.
Apr 03, 2017 14:38 PM
Anonymous wrote: My sincerest condolences to your family, friends and coworkers.
Apr 03, 2017 14:35 PM
Allison Hayden wrote: My prayers are with his family. The DFW real estate community has been so blessed all these years by Mr. Roddy and his vision.
Apr 03, 2017 14:34 PM
Justin Rowland wrote: The Roddy name has, is and will always be a part of the Real Estate Industry. Whether you have been in the business for some time or are new to the industry, at some point you will hear that name. All because Mr. George Roddy Sr.'s vision and passion. He was a true pioneer! My condolences to the Roddy Family from the RTT Family and myself. And to you George Jr. and Rebecca. I have no doubt his legacy will live on.
Apr 03, 2017 14:26 PM
Cindy Peters wrote: Heartfelt sympathy to all the friends and family. George was certainly a pioneer offering many needed services that helped and continue to help so many. Prayers for peace to all.
Apr 03, 2017 14:21 PM
charles d huett wrote: may God provide you, your family and company comfort during this time of grief.
Apr 03, 2017 13:38 PM
Jeff Baska wrote: Mr. Roddy was probably the most quoted man on the DFW Real estate market. I would see him regularly quoted in the paper and on TV. I always regarded him as one of the real estate "Giants" of our area and was always humbled by his kindness when he would take the time to answer my questions on the couple times I met him. He will be missed.
Apr 03, 2017 13:17 PM
Bob Hurtt wrote: Becca, I read about George's accomplishments which are impressive to say the least and admire people that recognize a need and the foresight to fulfill that need in the business world. He was very kind to me when I was asked to explain my services or correct a problem. I think his qualities have been passed on to you and George Jr.and why you are being successful yourself.I am proud to be associated with your company and always refer your services to any investors needing help. May peace be with you and your family at this time and that George will be missed because of who he was. Bob Hurtt
Apr 03, 2017 12:38 PM
Matthew C Aycock wrote: Mr. Roddy was a great man and a source of inspiration to all in the Real Estate industry. He will not be replaced and will always be missed.
Apr 03, 2017 12:34 PM
Tony Chrobak wrote: Truly A GREAT FRIEND . We will all miss him Are prayers are with the Roddy Family.
Apr 03, 2017 12:13 PM
Jeff Morser wrote: Great writeup George. I wish I could have met him. He sounds a lot like some of the men in my family!
Apr 03, 2017 11:59 AM
Roger Paschal wrote: George Sr. was one of the very first guys I heard speaking about Real Estate Investments in DFW, he was a wealth of knowledge and he helped change many lives for the better. Sad that we lost such a great man.
Apr 03, 2017 11:52 AM
Andrew Waite wrote: Blessings to, and prayers for The Roddy Family in your loss. A
Apr 03, 2017 11:40 AM
William Stone wrote: George gave me my first job (that paid) in 1984. I had been in Residential for a year enjoying interest rates of 17%. He gave me the opportunity to get my Brokers License in 1986 and knowledge and understanding of a business that I still able to amaze people today. I'm so lucky to have crossed paths with him. Even though it has been 20 plus years since I worked for him, if I needed something or his opinion he was there for me. God bless the Roddy family for the Lion we knew has a new assignment in heaven!
Apr 03, 2017 11:16 AM
LaVerne Tonn wrote: I am so very sorry to hear of Mr. Roddy's passing. He was a true friend and a great person. I have worked for him many years and always was treated with respect. I am greatful to hear the family will continue his great business and family legacy. God's blessings to all the family as you travel through this sad time.
Apr 03, 2017 10:58 AM
Tim Herriage wrote: Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. I know this mans strong guidance and mentoring over the years, George Jr and the family will be able to continue his legacy, care, reliability, and innovation that the Roddy name is known for.
Apr 03, 2017 10:53 AM
Cindy Fountain wrote: First, my sincere condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of George. I didn't know him well, as I am one of the contractors who does foreclosure research in one of the outlying counties. But, I remember well, my interview with Mr. Roddy in hopes of becoming a researcher. I had not interviewed for a job in many years. I was newly retired from my full time job of 30 years. Mr. Roddy put me at ease right away, and the interview was comfortable. I did not feel intimidated in the least. As a matter of fact, Mr. Roddy started asking me questions of what all I wanted to learn about the job, rather than grilling me to see what I knew. It was a pleasant experience, and here I am almost 10 years later still working, and grateful to Mr. Roddy for the opportunity. ~Cindy Fountain Researcher, Johnson County
Apr 03, 2017 10:43 AM
Fred Cartwright wrote: Mr. Roddy there are many real estate investors that have made fortunes in real estate and the basis of those fortunes was the data you provided. Men and women provided homes for their families , fed their children, educated their children , and created legacies from the diligence and absolute excellence that is Foreclosure Listing Service and its appendix companies. Thank you Mrs. Roddy George Roddy Jr. and the entire Roddy Family for sharing this gift to the world .Thank you for your diligence and many years of services . Mr. Roddy I spoke with you several times calling periodically to obtain the list. Our conversations were often short , informative , and to the point . I never knew you beyond that but a tree is known by the fruit it bears. And because of what was exemplified in your work and reputation I will say of you what was said by the apostle Paul . You fought a good fight , you kept the faith, you finished your course now it is laid up for you eternal rewards . Take your rest and because of shared faith I hope to one day share conversations with you again . Thank you
Apr 03, 2017 09:24 AM
Krista Roddy wrote: Dad, You were a Real Estate icon for your time! The passion, vision and drive you had for research, data & helping others in the RE space will be forever missed! I can speak for all 5 children....we are honored to carry on your name! George Jr said it best about you, "life wasn't about how many awards you rec'd but how many people you awarded with your Real Estate knowledge and mentoring." Love you forever, Krista
Apr 03, 2017 09:06 AM
Levi Richards wrote: My prayers to all the Roddy family for your loss. Since coming to Texas from California myself in 2005, I have had the pleasure of benefiting from this service in many ways and have been personally blessed. Thank you Roddy family.
Apr 03, 2017 01:48 AM
Tom and Linda Manion wrote: We're so sorry to hear of your loss and we wish you all the best. Tom and Linda Manion