Ringing & Singing With Lynn B. Friedman - Ambassador Extraordinaire

Real Estate Agent with United Real Estate SA542701000

Debbie Reynolds Ringing & Singing In The Rain Challenge is winding down as is Praful Thakkar's Get Out Your Crystal Balls Challenge and the annual Official Blog JUMPSTART Challenge authored by Lynn B. Friedman.

The effort, energy and patience needed to author and/or moderate one of these challenges is out of my league and I'm so thankful that we have Activerain members who are willing and able to do so.

Last night, with the help of my husband, I attempted to upload my Jumpstart Checklist and since neither of us is very skilled with Google documents the results were less than stellar.

This morning I got a call from Lynn and during the next 40 minutes I learned a lot Lynn B. Friedmanabout one of the hardest working Ambassadors in the Rain.

Lynn lives in Atlanta and became a licensed agent in 1988 and opened her own brokerage, ODAT Realty Services Inc., in 1993.

Lynn has five children and when she has a spare moment or two she can be found crocheting or reading.

I was very pleased to hear that her daughter has taken up quilting, a craft that is near and dear to my heart.

Lynn was kind enough to walk me through the Google document steps necessary for my checklist to be visible to her and that took a while. I made notes and will be sharing what I learned from Lynn with my husband.

I ask Lynn why she does the Official Blog JUMPSTART Challenge year after year? 2017 will be its sixth year, she said, "Our lives are so busy that I thought an incentive to learn new technical things would be helpful."

"Active Rain is a place where I can grow professionally with people who treat others respectfully, and the emphasis is on cooperation", Lynn went on to say, "I like AR because it's a place where I can interact with other professionals who share their knowledge."

After talking with Lynn I looked at the checklist again and I  better understood what she was trying to do with this challenge. The first two posts challenge members to think about the community that we share.  Re-blogging is vital to the sharing of other members viewpoints.

Profiling a member causes us to interact with that member even if only through online research. We learn about the things we have in common and things we don't and often we are inspired by a members life story.

Occasional local events, permanent local attractions, market reports, market trends, neighborhood and subdivision posts are all separate pieces and parts of becoming a local expert.

And in my opinion, becoming a local expert is the one title that will help agents and brokers continue to earn a living from this wonderful profession.

Lynn is passionate about her business and her involvment in Activerain and we are so much better because she is.

I haven't visited Atlanta in a long time but now that I know someone who can help me find all the great quilt shops, well........

Posted by

Nancy Laswick United Real Estate Scottsdale


Comments (9)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nancy Laswick  what a great choice, I had the privilege of meeting her in person, we had a walk in a park in Santa Monica a few years ago. Lynn B. Friedman  and I have been friends ever since.Endre

Jan 30, 2017 10:34 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Endre Barath, Jr.     Nancy Laswick 
And Endre has participated in the Blog Jumpstart Challenges ever since ...

Jan 31, 2017 06:13 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Now this is definitely a great 'ringing and singing' Nancy Laswick.

She is indeed a gem of a person - and I am sure I will meet her one day.

Jan 30, 2017 10:59 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Nancy Laswick    Praful Thakkar 
Looking forward to that meet! Lynn

Jan 31, 2017 06:13 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Nice post about Lynn, Nancy. She and I have spoken any number of times and not only do I like her as a person, I have great respect for her as a professional. I look forward to meeting her face-to-face one day.

Jan 31, 2017 03:59 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Nina Hollander 
Our conversations have been wonderful for me. The chance for us to "know" each other and see that we shared values is a gift of ActiveRain membership. Lynn

Jan 31, 2017 06:15 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Nancy Laswick 
Thanks for all the kind words! Yes, when you come to Atlanta, I will take you to see the fabrics in the specialty shops. Promise! All the best - Lynn

Jan 31, 2017 06:11 AM
Nancy Laswick

Browsing quilting shops is one of my favorite things to do Lynn B. Friedman 

Jan 31, 2017 09:03 PM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Nancy, what a delightful read about Lynn B. Friedman and what a giving person she is here on Active Rain. I always think of her when I think of Atlanta, and remember fondly when she gave me a call a couple of years ago. The spirit of Active Rain is alive and well in both you and Lynn.

Jan 31, 2017 04:21 PM
Nancy Laswick

Thank you for the kind words Lottie Kendall.

Jan 31, 2017 09:05 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It is true the effort that goes into creating the concept and developing a challenge with all the elements that Lynn B. Friedman did is quite extraordinary. I know you enjoyed your phone visit as much as she did. Thanks for participating in the Ringing and Singing Challenge.

Jan 31, 2017 07:56 PM
Nancy Laswick

I can't imagine being responsible for a challenge I'm grateful that people like you Debbie Reynolds and Praful and Lynn have taken on  the challenge of the Challenge.

Jan 31, 2017 09:06 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nancy Laswick and Lynn B. Friedman - I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for promoting good education and reading materials here on ActiveRain. It's because of you two ladies that AR is such a great success. 

Thank you!

Feb 24, 2017 10:34 PM
Nancy Laswick

Thank you for your kind words Patricia FeagerLynn B. Friedman is a tireless Ambassador here in the rain and we all benefit from her service.  

Mar 02, 2017 10:10 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Nancy Laswick 
Bumped into this post tonight and just wanted to say "Hello."

AND -- thanks again! Lynn

Oct 31, 2019 05:56 PM
Nancy Laswick

Hi Lynn Friedman,

I haven't been on active rain in a while. Ever since I lost my husband. He was my marketing guru and I miss him immensely. Hope you are doing well. Nancy

Dec 02, 2019 01:41 PM