What Have Real Estate and Family to do With Science Fiction?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com 1-16940-1B


Ancient Illunation

One thing I have noticed about most people who go into real estate is that we are usually family oriented people.  I am not sure if that is because our product, homes, are the heart of family life or if it is because home ownership provides stability and security for families over the generations as well as a basic wealth building tool. 

As family people we are often parents to people we feel are some pretty spectacular people, especially since we watch them grow from wide eyed children to adult hood. Our families are often the motivation to hang in there when things get tough, whether it is showing that 100th home to the couple who have been looking forever for a home they just don't seem to make a decision on or responding to that call in the middle of the night if we manage rental properties. 

Whatever the motivation there is nothing more rewarding than watching your children grow up and succeed when you have provided that solid foundation for them. 

I am the proud mom of Rod Van Blake, who has just published his first novel "Ancient Illumination" a science fiction novel.

If you like science fiction or enjoy a good adventure. Click on Ancient Illumination to see where you can obtain your copy, available in digital or printed format.

So in my case real estate and family have everything to do with science fiction.

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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Tanya I read your title and wondered where you where going with your post! Congratulations to your son Ron Van Blake on his first science fiction book!  Awesome!

Mar 24, 2016 03:31 AM #1
Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com - St Thomas, VI
Improving the Quality of Your Life

Thanks Anna, now that you mention it I could have gone in quite a different direciton. 


Mar 24, 2016 06:35 AM #2
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Cute tie-in with real estate and your son's new book Tanya Van Blake-Coleman !

Mar 24, 2016 02:04 PM #3
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Tanya, I love science fiction and will check out Barnes and Noble for a copy.

Mar 25, 2016 01:23 AM #4
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

The book sounds interesting. I feel like being in real estate has allowed me to be there for my family & contribute something positive to my children's lives on a daily basis. Similarly your family was based on mutual support & now it must be nice to enjoy your sons success; best of luck with the book. 

Mar 30, 2016 11:01 PM #5
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Tanya.  I am a big fan of science fiction, so I will for sure check out your son's book.  Thanks and congrats.

Mar 31, 2016 09:22 PM #6
Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com - St Thomas, VI
Improving the Quality of Your Life

Hey Lisa, Nick, Peter and Gabe, Thanks for reading my blog and I appreciate your support. 


Apr 02, 2016 01:34 AM #7
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Good morning Tanya Van Blake-Coleman ,  You must be a proud Mom.  Congratulations to your son on his first novel.

Apr 13, 2016 12:54 AM #8
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Tanya, that is very special your son has a book published, and you should be very proud!  

Apr 17, 2016 12:24 AM #9
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

How cool that your son wrote a novel!  I'll check it out. -Kasey

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