It’s Not All About You...Or Me

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage CalBRE #01165532

It’s Not All About You...Or Me


Yet another reality check.


I couldn’t sleep.  So I got up.  


Checked email.   And Facebook.


Ran a mls hotsheet for new listings.


And logged on to ActiveRain.  Nada.  Nothing.  

Not even a curtain alerting me to a maintenance issue.  


I admit it...I have a certain addiction to this forum.


And isn’t just the points.   Afterall...what exactly is the current exchange rate for AR points in terms of immediate cash-in-hand?


I digress...


So, what’s a guy to do?   

What’s wrong?   Operator error?   That’s always a possibility.     

I quickly ascertained....this is yet another example of…

Hey...It’s not all about me.


How did I know?   


I could tell you it was those years of therapy but it’s a lot simpler

than that...and less costly too.  


I use a website to determine...if it’s me or something else. Just because...


The website is quite simple.   It pops up and I insert and it tells me.   

The site is down.  Or it appears there is an issue…and it’s you.


Now, if only the other problems of the world could be solved as easily.


By the way...that AR exchange rate has worked out quite nicely for me over the years...with increased knowledge and insight into my business that I have gained here over the years.  Plus that big surprise: the people I have met online and in person too.   




And it's good to know membership has had some financial benefits too because I know this place is often the source when I hear "we found you online" even when they don't mention the ActiveRain name.


Here’s to a glitch-free day.


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Published:  October 7, 2017


It’s Not All About You...Or Me


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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Well, I know about the wordpress website that you can check to see if wordpress is down but I didn't know there was a generic site, Michael. Thanks for that!

Oct 07, 2017 06:34 PM #43
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


ActiveRain is a great members resource . . . . when we put it to work.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 07, 2017 07:11 PM #44
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Congratulations on a well deserved feature.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 07, 2017 07:13 PM #45
SmartZip Analytics
SmartZip - Pleasanton, CA
Adam Long, Director of Sales and Marketing

Great post. I really enjoyed it and also the ActiveRain community!

Oct 07, 2017 09:57 PM #46
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael loved your post and I had no idea that there is a tool like this, I suspect when there is no emails, comments that it is the Platform or GoDaddy that is down, will have to put this site into my phone and notes for future use...since clearly I will not remember it:)Endre

Oct 07, 2017 11:00 PM #47
Maria Gilda Racelis
Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington - Manchester, CT
Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!

Good Morning Michael,

Congrats on the feature. Now, it is about you! 

Oct 08, 2017 03:48 AM #48
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Like everyone else - I love this post - and congratulations on the well deserved feature! 

Oct 08, 2017 02:54 PM #49
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Everyone learns where weak, contributes where strength has happened. That is a good network to give and take from.

Oct 08, 2017 03:49 PM #50
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Thank you MIchael...with such limited time before our event, my time here

is limited...a try or two and I gave up but figured I could not be continously erroneous...or hope not !

Oct 09, 2017 05:48 AM #51
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Michael Jacobs ~ MJ, I'm a little late to this party but I just wanted to jump in and dip my feet in the pool. Little unknown unexpected disruptions are challenging, but they build character... And of course, even with few and far between interruptions - AR is the best real estate online platform on the planet

Oct 09, 2017 11:00 AM #52
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I was lucky enough to miss out on the Rain being down....I was too busy to get here and heard about it when I did a quick facebook check. I was relieved to know I wasn't missing commenting time. 

Thanks for the link, I've bookmarked it.

fyi...the link opens in the same page and takes your readers away. You should be able to edit it to open in a new page if you want to.

Oct 09, 2017 11:28 AM #53
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market

That is a useful website,  Michael. So often I am not sure if it isn't just me. Now I will know for sure.

Oct 09, 2017 01:16 PM #54
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It has proved to be valuable time and time again and with new features coming I hope it will rise to a new level and quality.

Oct 09, 2017 06:36 PM #55
Lottie Kendall
Pacific Union International - San Francisco, CA
Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley

Thanks for sharing the tip about the web site. They have already

Oct 09, 2017 10:24 PM #56
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Great post. It is very difficult sometimes to know if there is a system malfunction or operator error.

The power goes off, did I pay my electric bill, or is the system down?

Thanks for the tip on the website to help us sort out if it is me or them.

Oct 10, 2017 04:25 AM #57
Anna Hatridge
Goodson Realty - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with Goodson Realty

Thank you for making me smile this morning!  Love the post.

Oct 10, 2017 07:12 AM #58
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Congratulations on the featured post. Thank you for the information about the web site.

Oct 11, 2017 03:45 AM #59
Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA
Future Home Realty - Seminole, FL
Providing the integrity and service you deserve.

ActiveRain was down ??? Boy, have I been out of the loop. Been sick since last Tuesday and just getting back to the living. Now trying to catch up on my AR post reading. Thanks for the link. Your most made me smile 

Oct 11, 2017 08:32 PM #60
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Sam Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA -- glad you are feeling better. 

And thank you to everyone else for stopping by and your kind comments.  

Oct 11, 2017 09:53 PM #61
Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Rockledge, FL
... a small office, delivering big service!

Thanks for the link.  there have been times I have wondered if it was me or "them."

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