Pushing the Envelope

Home Builder with Retired

I just read a post by Richard Yates, Alan May is a cheater... and since I read Alan May too, I had to check in and read his shopping list post. Alan is not a cheater, except by Richard's definition of terms, maybe, but reading Alan's post took me to Billie Evans shopping list post. That's a good read too, but one can't leave that post without checking Margaret Woda's words of wisdom on reciprocating. Of course her post directed me, and probably you too, back to a post by TLW. I can't go any further than that, because something unusual happened to me today.

Tni LeBlanc wrote a post on insurance today. I got an email from her suggesting that I might want to comment. She was right and I did. Then I wrote back and asked why she would ask for my opinion. No one had done that to me on Active Rain before. I felt honored. She had remembered that I had comented about insurance in an earlier post of hers but I won't link to that here. Six is enough.

I was busy earlier today and by tomorrow may have missed some or all of these very good articles. Commenting encourages clear thinking, if you take the step to go that far. Good blogs encourage that, too. Tni's email is an important indication of how Active Rain is bringing us together. I see more and more agents working at home, and I though I go to the office everyday, I feel less connected because so many work from home. Read Tni's post about Reators® and insurance. Insurance is important and you might have had this discussion in your office, or not if you don't go there anymore. It's nice we can gather here and ping the best minds in the business. Thanks, Tni. Thanks to Active Rain. Thanks to everyone. Keep pushing the envelope.



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Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

PAtricia - I like it!

Lyn - Call on the DOL too.

Apr 12, 2011 07:40 AM
Bill Burchard
3B Realty: 951-347-3818, CA - Murrieta, CA
Broker, Realtor, Representing Buyers and Sellers

Good afternoon, Glenn. Enjoyed this post and the suggested readings… and found Tni’s post very interesting. Thanks for tips!

Apr 12, 2011 09:15 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Bill - Always nice to see you. I was just admiring your lawn mower's lawn mower.

Apr 12, 2011 09:19 AM
Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
Professional Help with Rapid Responses...

Glenn ~ Pushed the envelope in the right direction for sure ~ sorry to have missed some of the banter yesterday but always trying to pick up as often as possible ~ Thanks!!

Apr 12, 2011 09:23 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Frank and Karen - Besides learning and advertising, we have time for fun.

Apr 12, 2011 10:34 AM
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Wow. Looks like the lesson of "what comes around, goes around" really works well here.

Apr 12, 2011 10:57 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Eric - So true.

Apr 12, 2011 12:08 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Glen AR has so much to offer. the information shared and the friendships that can develop.

Apr 12, 2011 03:35 PM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Jennifer - It does. I was in New Platz for a wedding two summers ago. I should have known you then. Could have stopped for a visit.

Apr 12, 2011 03:48 PM
Ilan Bracha
Keller Williams NYC - Manhattan, NY
KW NYC/The Bracha Group, Manhattan

Glen--nice to meet you.  I'm fairly new to AR and I browse often to see what's going on.  Thanks for all the info and I'll explore the blogs you've mentioned.  

Apr 13, 2011 01:50 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Ilan - Welcom to Active Rain. You'll enjoy some productive experiences here.

Apr 13, 2011 02:41 AM
Charita Cadenhead
eXp Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Glenn I did read Tni's well written and important post and I also remember when you talked of your own experience with regard to health and insurance (gotta love the Mrs. for thinking ahead).

Apr 13, 2011 06:08 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Charita - I do so love the Mrs.

Apr 13, 2011 06:16 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Great gold star blog post Glenn. It is like having an attorney on retainer for free for life and you can pick up the phone to ask a real estate legal question and be guided correctly right then and there when a problem, situation comes up needing addressing for a buyer, seller. Or an accountant that you don't find out at tax time you should have done this or that instead. AR has experts around the campus on every nook and cranny of real estate listing, marketing, selling techniques. You can develop your style, voice and efficiency here in the rain. Glad you and 205K+ like being knee deep in the knowledge puddles, pools.

Apr 13, 2011 11:50 PM
Billi Evans
Murney Associates - Springfield, MO

Glenn, it's like 7 degrees of Kevin Bacon on Active Rain. Thanks for mentioning my post. Billi

Apr 14, 2011 03:22 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Andy - The wealth of knowledge here is astounding.

Billi - Bacon is a good thing. 7 degrees is too cold for spring though.

Apr 14, 2011 03:57 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Hi Glenn~ I was motivated by Billi's and Alan's posts and ending up writing one myself (Billi mentioned it, along with yours in her post today).  Thought it would only be right if I came over to visit you.  AR is a valuable community for all the reasons you shared.  Viva La Active Rain!

Apr 21, 2011 08:06 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Donna - I'll check it out. That was a fun sequence.

Apr 21, 2011 08:10 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-617-6375
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Dear Glenn,

Thanks for all the links and thanks for your frank and open comments on Tni's post.

I love how much I learn reading at AR.

Have a happy day !

Apr 29, 2011 06:15 PM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Lynn - Thanks, Have a good day.

Apr 30, 2011 01:45 AM