Ringing and Singing in the Rain with Ellen Caruso

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Ringing and Singing in the Rain with Ellen Caruso!


It’s always fun to get to speak to a member… hear their voice and find out more about them.  It’s even nicer when you get to welcome back a member who’s Ellen Carusobeen away for a bit.

The other day, I got to speak to Ellen Caruso , Real Estate agent in Glen Head, NY.  I’ve followed her blog since I started at ActiveRain I loved her Whale’s Tales.  If you are new to the community, you can take a look at what I’m talking about.  And, see if her “I Know I’m An ActiveRain Blogahaulic because…..” sounds like you!


Ellen has been MIA for a few years with reasons we can all understand… increased business and family priorities.

I was very happy to see her pop up again on the blogroll recently.


Ellen’s background is as a graphic designer and coupled with the fact that her husband is in new construction she has two excellent tools in her bag…. a creative eye and a good knowledge of construction.


I asked Ellen what 2015 was like for her regarding her business and as she sells in a highly desired zip code, her market was good.

For 2016, she continues to look for opportunities for her husband’s business.

And, as for ActiveRain, Ellen hopes to get back into blogging here, because she knows how valuable it can be.  While she had been reluctant to get into Facebook, after reading various articles, she now sees the benefit.

Hope you’ll head to Ellen’s blog and welcome her back.



Thank you, Debbie Reynolds  for your January Ringing and Singing in the Rain Challenge.


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Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Kathy-It is so nice you had a chance to catch up with Ellen and she is back blogging.  Meeting someone is even better yet. Have a super day.

Jan 24, 2016 09:31 PM #9
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Ellen Caruso rocks!  I had the pleasure of meeting her in NYC.....such an amazing and fun person BARFF, so glad you had a chance to talk to her.

Jan 24, 2016 09:48 PM #10
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

It's great to welcome someone back who's had a leave of absence. Nice feature on Ellen. I read her post on being a "blogahaulic" and it was quite entertaining.

Jan 24, 2016 10:18 PM #11
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Good morning Kathy.  It is always nice to hear anothers desciption of someone.  Nice shout out for Ellen.  Mark

Jan 24, 2016 10:28 PM #12
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Wouldn't we all like to be plagued with more business Kathy Streib? We all need to be more like Ellen!

Jan 24, 2016 10:45 PM #13
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

This is interesting...I am also taking notice of the return of many AR members. I think it has something to do with the break from Trulia/Zillow. 

Jan 24, 2016 10:49 PM #14
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Ellen and I have talked a few times and then she fell off of the radar. Her new profile popped up on FB and I thought, She's baaaccck!

She and I talked about books (and other things) as I think she also belongs to a book group, I do and one of the ones she suggested was really good. 

Glad to see you bring her further "in"! 

Jan 25, 2016 12:12 AM #15
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hi Kathy - it is nice to see members return to Active Rain after a hiatus. I remember Ellen's Whale Tales -- I'll head over to say hello.

Jan 25, 2016 01:16 AM #16
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I have also noticed that some members are back and it is nice to see that.  Thanks for featuring Ellen Caruso in your ringing and singing post.  Wishing you a great week.  A

Jan 25, 2016 03:00 AM #17
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Hi Kathy, and Also many of my Active Rain Friends.

Sorry I'm late to the party, Everthing take longer for me to do these days, while on crutches. Thank you for the nice words and Shout Out. I'll do my best to stay active as I do appreciate what AR has to offer, as well as the many contacts I've made. I hope to continue my "Whale Tales" series for those who enjoyed it.

It was nice speaking to you, and I'm trying to reach out and say hello to many of my past followers who I remember fondly.

Jan 25, 2016 03:19 AM #18
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 I am enjoying reading this, it is always good when someone returns to the fold!

Jan 25, 2016 07:21 AM #19
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Sounds like a great conversation and I am glad she is back to being active in the Rain again!

Jan 25, 2016 08:16 AM #20
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thanks for introducing Ellen Caruso to the Active Rain family.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 25, 2016 11:59 AM #21
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kathy Streib - It's as if you struck GOLD! I miss Ellen Caruso. She is so endearing, kind, and intelligent! As soon as I saw her name at the top of your post I was so happy and couldn't wait to read what you wrote.

Thank you Kathy for reaching out, way out into the sea of mermaids, whales , and dear old friends. You brought back a true treasure in the RAIN!

Jan 25, 2016 05:09 PM #22
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kathy Streib - Thank you for this GREAT entry! You rock!!!

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Jan 25, 2016 05:12 PM #23
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I enjoyed reading the post and about your conversation with Ellen. 

Jan 25, 2016 09:07 PM #24
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I was happy to see Ellen return too. I had forgotten about the Whale's Tales.  How fun to see them return!

Jan 26, 2016 01:46 AM #25
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I'm a very fond of Ellen, she is a sweet soul. I'm glad you connected and it's good to see her back in the RAIN.  Thanks Kathy. 

Jan 26, 2016 04:04 AM #26
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Kathy Streib I met Ellen Caruso at a NY meetup a few years back and we have stayed in touch.  Ellen is a class act, a very special lady.  

Feb 01, 2016 10:02 AM #27
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have been seeing Ellen Caruso commenting and posting and glad she is back. I am sure your call encouraged her and made her day.

Feb 02, 2016 08:23 AM #28
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