Santa brought me, indirectly, the world of Instagram.

Real Estate Broker/Owner with (831) 626-4000 CA #01772851 HI #RB-21268

My 11 year old grandson got his first phone today from Santa. Naturally, his entire loving family wanted to be the first ones to congratulate him and send him texts.

And the first APP he used was INSTAGRAM to post a gazillion photos.

"Wait," I thought, "I have an account set up with Instagram but haven't used it since then."

And why not, you might ask? EVERYONE is on there, constantly sending up photos.

Well, when I sat in my office and opened the account on my computer -- actually at the insistance of Activerain for one of their contests -- it didn't look like much fun and I had other things to do. But I did it!

But now on the iPhone?

With various and sundry small fry "helping" me, voila, it was fun. In fact, posted my favorite photo of last night at Honolulu Hale's (City Hall) Honolulu City Lights Christmas event to Instagram and even a colorful video.

OK, folks, if you are on INSTAGRAM here is your chance for you to FOLLOW me!

I'm in the Christmas spirit, not distracted by clients - at least none have called me so far today so I promie to "follow" you back.




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Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Broker/Owner/REALTOR 


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Comments (10)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I now have an instagram account.... not too sure of how to do this, but I'll spend a few minutes and try to figure it out.... 

Dec 25, 2017 12:21 PM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell

Oh goodie. From all accounts, I was assured, EVERYONE is on there. And we don't want to to miss out on a marketing opportunity. Something I promised myself to do more of in 2018.

Ps Looks like you already have an account and I am already following you?

Dec 25, 2017 01:02 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker

Now I am following you, too, Barbara.

Dec 25, 2017 01:30 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I haven't posted to my Instagram for a while, Hella. I notice it gives you the option to simultaneously post to Facebook and Twitter, so I sort of like that. Although, to be honest, I do not understand what "stories" are. My team member Josh is in my "stories" whatever that is. He tried to explain it to me one but got too frustrated with all of my questions, ha, ha.

Dec 25, 2017 01:27 PM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell

For some reason I am resisting linking the various platforms, probably because I keep the messages different. Facebook for me is mostly family, Twitter just goes out to I care not who to, Instagram now because it looks pretty easy to post photos and looks like fun. Some of the others just found me to follow them I don't know why. I'll have to get more organized about social media this next year, it is an important part of marketing.

Dec 25, 2017 01:42 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow. Happy for you now to be connected more with your grandson. But you are to young to have a grandson

Dec 25, 2017 02:44 PM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell

I really am looking forward to being able to be in touch like this with my grandson. These years, before they go out into the world, are so precious.

Dec 25, 2017 03:55 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Hella looks like you are having lots of fun with your new found toy

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Dec 25, 2017 05:48 PM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell

George Souto - With all the various platforms plus my own community and brokerage websites, it's hard to add another one. But my grandsons made it fun! So here I am, on Instagram, fully committed. Oh, and seeing what my grandsons are up to!

Dec 26, 2017 10:19 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't have one, but looking to get into the 21st cnetury

Dec 25, 2017 06:44 PM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell

William Feela - Lately, everyone has been talking about it rather than Facebook. So, yep, time to get on Instagram.

Dec 26, 2017 10:20 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm on Instagram, i'd love to connect there as well. 

I wish you and your loved ones Merry Christmas and joyful holidays! 

Dec 25, 2017 07:50 PM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell

Inna Ivchenko - Tried to find you, but it's not that easy unless the same photo is used or some other way I haven't figured out yet. Yes, let's connect!

Dec 26, 2017 10:24 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I love the fact that on Instagram all it is is pictures, no political agenda it is fun to connect and share photos without too many words, Endre

Dec 25, 2017 10:54 PM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell

Endre Barath, Jr. - that was my thought. It's cheerful and not political. Although I have found advertising creeping in there. But I guess that is only to be expected.

Dec 26, 2017 10:27 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Hella... I think I have an Instagram account. I have never posted to it... then again, I don't particularly take pictures. The jury is still out for me on this platform.

Dec 26, 2017 05:38 AM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell

Nina Hollander - Tried to find yours as well, but unless there is a photo I recognize, it becomes hard.

Dec 26, 2017 10:29 AM
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

Good for you!  That is one of my New Years resolutions to get on there and like it :)

Dec 27, 2017 03:58 PM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell

Ricki Eichler McCallum - Mine too, to do more on social media.

Dec 27, 2017 08:38 PM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Careful Hella Mitschke Rothwell social media can be a time stealer!

And I am starting early on my New Year's wishes as I have limited time to play in the Rain this week and I don't want to miss anyone!  So....

Dec 27, 2017 05:30 PM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell

Lisa Von Domek - I'm actually taking a little more time here on AR this week and totalling enjoying it. I was totally stretched for time earlier this month, trying to get everything done by December 14 when I left for Hawaii for a month. Family and business combined, still...

Dec 27, 2017 08:41 PM