We all have a tribe, what's your like?

Real Estate Agent with Resort and Second-Home Specialist REALTOR Broker #21673

I saw this image while searching for something the other day and it made me smile. YES, I definitely have a tribe... actual several of them.

My husband's family has welcomed me into their clan. The Luiten family numbers over a hundred now with some siblings and cousins becoming grandparents. Add my side of the family and my family tribe nearly doubles, spanning two continents with a small contingent Down Under too. The Family Vibe creates one of my tribes.

In social media it is easy for me to spot various tribes. Politicos or Cat-Lovers, Nerds or Shopaholics, it seems like there's a tribe for everyone on Facebook or Instagram or wherever they prefer to post.

My social media interests are eclectic so I show up - or not - in many different tribes there but never with great frequency.  My real tribes are the people in my life, also an eclectic group but after all That's My Vibe!

What's your vibe and who are your tribes? 

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Kathleen Luiten, REALTOR Broker                                                                         


CENTURY 21 All Islands


Email: kathleen.luiten@hawaiimoves.com                                                                       


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Comments (49)

Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Have a great Easter, Kathleen.

Mar 26, 2016 10:13 PM
Kathleen Luiten

LOL, Gabe Sanders! Shalom and Happy Easter too! 

Mar 27, 2016 04:09 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your Tribes.

Have a great day and an outstanding week. We have a rainy Easter Monday in Maryland.

Mar 27, 2016 09:02 PM
Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Kathleen, That is a saying I have not heard before but resonates with truth. Thanks for sharing.

Apr 04, 2016 08:39 AM
Larry Lawfer
YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited® - Newton, MA
"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

Birds of a feather....find friends with good fortune and fortune will find you...avoid the drama...stay focused on what you want, not on what you don't won't...Mindset is everything, great post Kathleen Luiten 

Apr 04, 2016 08:50 PM
Rosalind Nicholas
RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON

Interesting post Kathleen, you cannot choose your family, however, you can choose your friends.

Apr 05, 2016 03:10 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love the post. My tribe is made up of my family and friends

Apr 05, 2016 09:24 PM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Hi Kathleen,

I love my tribe.  We don't always get along but we love each other.


Apr 08, 2016 05:31 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Kathleen, this one makes me smile!  I have a gigantic family tribe - two sides of devout Irish Catholics with some first cousins I've never met!  And there is my neighborhood tribe, too.  I live in an amazing place where people know each other and each other's kids and pets.  So if Willie the Labradoodle manages to escape, I get a call almost immediately.  And add the friends, colleagues and blog buddies and wow!  And it amazes me how social network sites help keep us all connected.

Apr 11, 2016 03:08 AM
Kathleen Luiten

Patricia Kennedy I'm Irish too and have have a dozen nuns and a couple of priests on my mom's side. If you haven't visited Ireland, go! You'll be surrounded by your Tribe 

Apr 11, 2016 04:47 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

P.S.  OK, we miss your beautiful posts.  I think it's time for you to write another one!

Apr 11, 2016 03:09 AM
Kathleen Luiten

Thank you for encouraging me, Patricia Kennedy. I need to block out some hours for blogging on a regular schedule.  

Apr 11, 2016 04:57 AM
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

Kathleen like you mine is family and a large multi-cultural one.

Apr 12, 2016 12:01 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I once worked at an international software company.  We didn't have teams, we had tribes.  I absolutely loved it!

Apr 13, 2016 06:33 AM
Kathleen Luiten

Oh I love that, Myrl Jeffcoat ! I think I'll start using that instead of "team" with my co-workers. 

Apr 13, 2016 07:43 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Kathleen ...

I almost missed this post, great one and I like all the comments!

Apr 13, 2016 09:13 AM
Kathleen Luiten

Thanks, Robert Vegas Bob Swetz. I like your new photo! 

Apr 13, 2016 07:44 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Wow! You wrote an inspiring post-lots of great comments.

Apr 17, 2016 04:07 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Kathleen.  Thanks for your comments.  I'm hoping you write some more posts soon so I can reciprocate.

Apr 26, 2016 08:47 PM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

As I get older and have less time since I am now a grandmother, I must say my tribe is pretty much just family and old friends.

Apr 29, 2016 10:47 PM
Kathleen Luiten

Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional that sounds like the nicest Tribe any time in life!

Apr 30, 2016 05:11 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Kathleen, I come from a large family, 11 siblings. I would say my tribe is family, friends, etc.

Apr 30, 2016 01:31 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Kathleen Luiten ,  We don't have much of a tribe left, so our tribe has become out clients and past clients.

May 26, 2016 09:17 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Both of our Tribes have diminished in numbers, we are almost the oldest of them...one sibling older than me and one older than Larry and then it is us! YIKES!

Jul 03, 2016 09:18 AM
Kathleen Luiten

You look too young to be the eldest of the elders, Evelyn Johnston

Jul 03, 2016 01:22 PM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

My vibe? Not really sure. I hope it's one that says I'm here to help. I hope that people sense that I am honest and that I care.

My tribe? I've got several. The most important are family and church.

Aug 11, 2016 07:56 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I am glad I found this post again - it is a lovely communication of our connections to so many people! Thanks for putting this together for us to ponder! 

Nov 18, 2016 08:15 PM