I Can Hear You Now

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On a recent vacation in the Southwest, Marjie and I spent a day at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. We’ve been there a few times before and especially enjoy visiting an attraction in December that is essentially an outdoor experience.

We enjoyed a raptor demonstration where several species flew and perched in close proximity to the small crowd of observers. Various characteristics of how these birds hunt were demonstrated. You probably already knew that many species of owl have feathers tha allow them to fly silently so as not to warn their prey.

Later, a pair of cardinals wanted to share lunch with us and a hummingbird mistook the red light on my Kodak Zi8 for a nectar source.

After lunch we headed into one of the nocturnal venues to check out the night-life and Marjie captured this shot.

A Seattle Realtor who listens

I thought of it again today. I have an appointment with a new buyer and I always remind myself to listen closely to everything clients have to say. If you live in Seattle and are looking for a Realtor®, give me a call. I’d like to hear what you have to say.

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Glenn Roberts



Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

Glenn - with those ears of yours, you'll hear your own buyers comments along with pierce county and probably half of thurston county 

too! :)

I would suggest you consider updating your embed code for your youtube vid. You have a nice widescreen video clip there and it is letterboxing it in due to the proportions of the embed. If you go 

bird on chair

out and get an updated code it should look more like this >> 
thanks for sharing your nice video in our group!

Feb 19, 2011 06:45 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Craig - Thanks. I'll have to study your tutorials more to grasp that and make the change.

Feb 19, 2011 07:10 AM
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

My what big ears you have Glen! Great video!

Feb 19, 2011 07:21 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Kristine - The better to hear you with.

Feb 19, 2011 07:41 AM
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Nice ears :)

Feb 19, 2011 07:55 AM
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Glenn ~  Terrific video and love the pic -- perhaps your new avatar?  LOL  No doubt here that you listen closely to your Clients -- it shows!

Feb 19, 2011 09:30 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Nice video, Glenn, and cool ears, too!

Feb 19, 2011 09:51 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Charlie - Thanks. Wonder what they'd look like on Nutsy.

Tish - I thought avatar for about 3 seconds.

Lottie - Having fun on vacation is key.

Feb 19, 2011 10:31 AM
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


Raptors are fascinating to me. The ears are a classy new look ;)


Feb 19, 2011 02:42 PM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Rich - They go good with the Realtor hat.

Feb 19, 2011 03:23 PM
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

Thanks for sharing your desert experience with us live via video Glen!  That was cool ~ You and Marjie are always doing neat things.
I like your idea of using video to show clients things to do in your area...  And how you weaved in your Realtor® skills as well.  Well done!

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Feb 20, 2011 01:46 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Thanks, Lee and Pamela. Video is putting a new spin and some fun into Real Estate.

Feb 20, 2011 10:58 AM
Tim Peterson
Wisconsin Realtor Safety and Concealed Carry Classes - Madison, WI
Realtor Safety Training Classes

Hi Glenn-congratulations on figuring out how to do the the new ears

Feb 20, 2011 05:44 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
The best agent in Southern Utah!

Glenn, I loved the video of the birds! Okay, the ears really grabbed my attention too!

Feb 21, 2011 02:45 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Tim - It takes some doing, and then some study and then a lot of doing.

Wanda - I only wear them for special occasions.

Feb 21, 2011 03:22 AM
Christina ONeal
At Home Real Estate Group - Ripon, CA
Realtor - Ripon California

Glenn... Love the ears picture.  I think everyone should have a picture of themselves to give the visual to our clients of what great listeners we are.  Love the video, thought the bird was going to land on your camera, they were so close.  Thanks for sharing.


Feb 21, 2011 03:36 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Christina - Photo-caricature transparency in other words. I like it. Post no picture of yourself taken more than two years ago.

Feb 21, 2011 04:11 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!

I love this park - bring my out of state company here all of the time!  December was a beautiful month here in Tucson.  I really enjoyed the way you got the vivid reference to listening into your post.  You're such a creative guy, and funny too.  I'm sure there's kajillions of agents in Thurston County, but ever do any transactions with Marie Lynn?  She works with Re/Max now, but have been an agent in Seattle for years.  I've been trying to get her to join Active Rain.

Feb 23, 2011 04:09 PM
Jane Jensen
Century 21 New Millennium - Arlington, VA

Nice photo. Good reminder to listen just a little bit harder. Maybe I need bigger ears? 

Feb 25, 2011 02:36 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Glenn, I've seen raptor demonstrations and really enjoy them...thought it was pretty cool that the other birds got so close to you.

Mar 09, 2011 07:05 AM