Two Truths and A Lie: Guess which one is the Lie?! This week's featured member - Susan Neal

Real Estate Agent with Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes RS-78439 / BRE #01708344

Welcome to Ralph's Weekly Feature: Two Truths and a Lie: Guess Which One Is The Lie?

Vienna BelloEach week, I'm going to feature one Active Rain Member, with their photo, and what they are going to do is tell you 2 Truths about them and 1 Lie.

The object of the game is to guess which of the 3 bits of trivia about them is a lie!

Each new game will be posted on Friday, and then the answer will be revealed by the featured member a week later on the following Friday.

It's a great way to get to know your fellow ActiveRain members and staff.

This week, we will be featuring: Susan Neal

Susan is a Real Estate Broker with Century 21 Noel David Realty, based out of Fair Oaks, California. 

Susan provides full time real estate services in Fair Oaks CA, with friendly professionalism, 30+ years experience. She works hard to give her buyer or seller a low-stress transaction. "Happy clients make me happy."

OK, Here goes:


I'm a former solo hang glider flyer.



As a kid, I swam in the piano-shaped pool in Liberace's backyard.


I play 5 musical instruments.



OK, gang. Tell me which one is the lie!

Remember, for those members who guess the most number of correct lies at the end of the month, you will be awarded 1,500 Bonus Points! If there is a tie, each member who ties will be awarded 1,000 Bonus Points!

(Also, for those of you who would like to be featured, let me know, send me your 2 Truths And a Lie without telling me which is the lie and I will put you on the list - remember! make them good ones!)



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Christine R. Sutherland
Downing-Frye Realty, Inc - the best in SW Florida - Naples, FL

Here is Liberace's pool in Sherman Oaks - must be the man himelf in the photo, too


Jun 15, 2011 03:41 PM #44
Kym Tarr
Prep This House Interiors Inc. - Kelowna, BC
Its all in the details!

hmmm I havent played for awhile... think I will say Number 3 is the Lie...

Jun 15, 2011 05:30 PM #45
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

It's number 3 this week...wait, wait no no it's #1, no #3...WAIT ok, it's number 1 ~ might as well be wrong again this week!

Jun 16, 2011 12:00 AM #46
Linda K. Mayer
License # 01767321 - La Verne, CA

Okay, so I'm late, but I think it has to be number 1 as it doesn't have to do with music.  However, I bet she hang glides with a partner....

Jun 16, 2011 08:47 AM #47
Annette Sievert
CB Valley Broker - Corvallis, OR
Corvallis, Oregon

I guess No 1.

If you play the violin, you can most likely play viola, cello and bass and most people who play strings also play piano. If there is a musical connection then the pool makes most sense.


Jun 16, 2011 08:57 AM #48
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

This one is tough (aren't they all?).  Susan doesn't give much away on her posts nor her webisite.  So my guess is a total stab in the dark.  #1...hmmm, #2...hmmm, #3...hmmm.  Decisions, decisions.  My guess is #3

Jun 16, 2011 09:03 AM #49
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I believe Jane is correct - but I think I'll go with #1 - Sue looks like musical and not solo-hang-glider type. I hope I am right.

(Christine already showed a picture of piano pool - so I will be surprised if #2 is a lie!)

Jun 16, 2011 01:27 PM #50
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

I'm in for #3 being the lie. If you can play 3 you can play a dozen and you've probably tried.

Jun 16, 2011 01:27 PM #51
Dee Mayers
Covina, CA
San Gabriel Valley, CA

I'm going to pick #1 as the lie, for now.  I just might change my mind!

Jun 17, 2011 06:04 AM #52
Susan Neal
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker

This has been a lot of fun, and I have enjoyed reading your answers.  Here is the truth.

#1 is true:  I used to love to hang glide and for some time I was out in the hills in San Bernardino County most weekends with some friends.  We all brought our hang gliders and would spend the day driving up the mountain and flying down.  A friend and I were taking turns being the driver and the flyer, and one morning he crashed, was seriously injured and smashed my glider to bits.  I had to help the emergency squad get him off the side of the mountain and get him to the hospital.  That was my last day of flying, unfortunately, as I never got another glider.

#2 is also true.  My father was a general contractor and we lived in Southern California.  He became the contractor to the stars and our family became friends with many celebrities, including Liberace, who we called "Lee" and his brother George.  We were invited to Lee's Sherman Oaks home to swim on several occasions after the pool was built.  I still have some of the memorabilia that he gave us, including piano ashtrays, piano music boxes, and autographed photos.

The lie is #3.  Although I played piano for many years, I am just beginning to get back to it as I recently bought the first piano I have had in quite awhile.  I used to take my ukelele wherever I went and played it constantly.  I worked in a music studio as a teen and taught lessons on accordian and guitar, even though I did not actually play those instruments.  I fiddled around on the accordian but never got so I could call myself a player.  Same with the guitar.  I could try playing it like a uke and ignore the fifth string, but it didn't work very well. The reason I could teach was that I read music and I had fingering charts for the accordian bass lines and for the guitar.  I could tell if they were doing it right or wrong even if I wasn't a real player.  So although I can figure out how to play a few things on a number of instruments, I would say that I play only two.

So thanks for all your guesses, and now you know a bit more about me!

Jun 17, 2011 08:52 AM #53
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Susan,  Well, this was a fun one and you have an interesting background !  I'll bet you have some great stories about " Lee " .   Have a terrific weekend !

Jun 17, 2011 09:18 AM #54
Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTORĀ®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Thanks, Susan. Interesting and fun to get to know you a little better.

Jun 17, 2011 09:47 AM #55
Christine R. Sutherland
Downing-Frye Realty, Inc - the best in SW Florida - Naples, FL

Missed it because I had to go to the other side of Florida's Alligator Alley overnight (The East Coast) for some meetings and returned late!  Anyway, I would have guessed wrong!

Jun 17, 2011 02:00 PM #56
Rebecca Gaujot, RealtorĀ®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Susan, I was going to guess #3...

Jun 17, 2011 04:45 PM #57
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market

Yay, I got it right.  I can imagine Susan hang gliding, and the pool made sense.  Yay!

Jun 17, 2011 06:28 PM #58
DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

Darn, I forgot all about it being end of this weeks's game tonight!  Sorry Susan!!!

Jun 17, 2011 08:45 PM #59
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

Sweet!  Another stab in the dark and hit the bullseye again.  Luck is on my side.

Jun 17, 2011 10:43 PM #60
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Missed it -- again...took a chance at #1 despite my hunch that #3 is correct -- and this is what happens when you don't listen to your heart...two more weeks to go.


Jun 19, 2011 02:58 PM #61
Gail C. Harris
Resource Network, LLC SFR, AHWD, ACRE, SMAR Board Director - Chesapeake Beach, MD
Reach the BEACH with Gail C. Harris (cell: 703.868

How neat.  I should have guess right.  I grew up and lived most of my life in San Bernardino County and grew up only 5 blocks from those mountains.  And, I probably remember the story of your friend; the hand gliding accidents always made the headlines, although not as many as you might imagine.  :) Gail  Great job

Jun 20, 2011 12:14 AM #62
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Ah Gheez ... another one bites the dust!

Jun 20, 2011 04:53 PM #63
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