What Do Politicians and Diapers Have In Common?

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Mark Twain


Whatever you are thinking, you are probably right, and both need changed often and for the same reason. Actually that is a quote by Mark Twain. Say what you like but I think he was on to something. Well this mornings post is actually not about politics nor is it about diapers , both probably being good topics though.

Interesting Blog titles always get good attention here in the Rain and this might be one. Never certain however. This being Easter week and unlike our college students who get a Spring Break, our Spring Break in real estate consists of getting more listings and Buyer purchases. I am taking Easter Sunday off to take a drive and " get out of town" as they say. I haven't decided which direction I am traveling but likley it will be north about 100 miles to Laguna Beach. No, I am not planning on taking my camera. I've taken all the photos I want from there and not really interested in lugging the camera around. No, it is just a free day to enjoy not having to do anything.

I have a new Seller that created an unusual experience for me that I have never had in the 25 years I have been in business. It is a long story so I will save it for a blog post one day. I usually never write about client experiences  so this may be a first. I mention it only because there may be a benefit for our AR members by me bringing it up. 

I wrote a recent post about "how to prepare for a home inspection". It is supposed to be in two or three parts and I just haven't gotten around to Part II as yet. I will hopefully in the coming week. Patricia Kennedy wrote a very good post about her blogging efforts slowing down some while she concentrates on new business. It is one my favorites because it is exactly how I feel.

I think next year may be my last year in the Rain. I am toying with the idea that I might want to cut back on business and getting in some travel while I am still young enough to enjoy it. That  would provide for a lot of photo taking of course and I might change my mind about posting " too many photos" already. We'll see.

I hope you all escaped April Fools Day without incident. This is the first year for me. Glad it is over. In some ways, I think April foolds day should be limited to those under the age of 16.

I think that's it for today. Have a great rest of the week and weekend and I will post again before Easter.








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Comments (16)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


So glad you are going to do something special on Sunday, and Laguna Beach is a beautiful spot to enjoy.  I can understand the need to travel and enjoy more of the planet.  Wishing you a delightful weekend. A

Apr 02, 2015 03:28 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Nice to hear from you William. I would really miss you if you left Active Rain. Maybe think of cutting back but don't leave us.

Apr 02, 2015 03:33 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

William-You will be missed if you decide to leave the RAIN but I totally understand your wanting to travel while young enough to enjoy it. I started doing that last year and will be doing more this yr. Already did a get away in Feb to a RV show and will be going to the beach next month for my birthday.  Enjoy your Easter get away

Apr 02, 2015 03:40 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi William - Love the quote, as well as the truth behind it. We also are prioritizing more travel - I'll look forward to your always excellent photos.

Apr 02, 2015 04:18 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I managed to get through the day without being "had".

Apr 02, 2015 05:08 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

William Johnson  I do write about my Real Estate experiences with clients just change things around to protect the innocent . It is a great way to vent . Enjoy your weekend and the beautiful California weather . Wish we all could be California Girls ....

Happy Holidays


Apr 02, 2015 06:38 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

We were too busy to prank, but I did keep a slight eye out on what my bride was up to.  Glad you're around William... You're always sharing such cool information and photos.

Apr 02, 2015 07:58 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

William, I have a lot of thoughts about what they have in common but will keep them to myself. I like that you are thinking about cutting back and doing some traveling.  We won't live forever ... take the time to enjoy life and living!

Apr 02, 2015 12:31 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

William - I hope what ever decision you make about your future, you won't entirely leave us.  I fully understand about coming to an age, where pacing becomes key.  I've been there and done that!

Apr 02, 2015 02:38 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning William. Mark Twain was a very humorous and witty writer. There is a lot of good old common horse sense in his quote.

Apr 02, 2015 05:35 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I take a camera with me wherever I go. It seems I see soemething to capture wherever I turn. I do not take my big camer with me though. I hope you will enjoy you travels on Easter Day and it is gorgeous weather.

Apr 02, 2015 07:03 PM
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Ouch, yet another terrific blogger is planning to leave AR. I am thinking about it myself, can't make my mind wrap around it. Al lot of inertia here for me. Business-wise I should have probably done it already, and long ago... but memories stay...

Apr 05, 2015 03:30 PM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA

Hi Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL I might have mis-spoken here or at least not clearly.  I was thinking that if after the next business year I am doing some traveling and trimmed back on work, there would be no real need to stay active like others. I know that if you blog only occasionally, people forget you. So if you aren't contributing anything, little need to show up. I would not be leaving because I have an issue with ActiveRain. I will always love it , the experience and the fabulous people I have met along the way.

Apr 05, 2015 04:22 PM
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

William - even active people see less readership. Featured posts do not get anywhere near the atention they used to. When the last time you were participating in a heated debate with hundreds of comments? Do you remember that there was a problem with blog posts with a lot of comments, and for practical reasons we were warned that after 300 comments they were getting too slow? AR would curb there own posts to 300 comments, and then simply write another, so that they were still loading...

Seems like not an issue any more.

Probably you are making the right move. Wishing you the best.

Apr 05, 2015 10:21 PM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Lots of decisions and all of them bearing upon the future.  I'm glad to hear that you are considering doing some things that you want to do while you are still young and in good health.

Apr 07, 2015 10:17 AM
Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi William Johnson 

It would be a big loss for Activerain if you decide to leave but you need to do what is best for you. Happy Easter a few days late.

Apr 07, 2015 02:56 PM