Who Are the People In Your AR Neighborhood (Part 12)

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by Patricia Feager


I admire so many members of ActiveRain, their wit and savoir faire! When you think about it, there are volumes of blog posts with a string of magnificent words that touches the hearts of many. Even if some are no longer active, or can't write, their words continue to echo and inspire. People, are like a good blog. They are immortal. Each one deserves to be featured individually, but sadly, it is not my decision to make behind the scenes. For this reason, I am on a mission to spotlight them. This series is not about me.


The men and women who passionately write while still running a business and maintaining their own personal busy lives are to be applauded. In this series, there are exceptional writers, business owners, photographers, and people with creative expression. I may not get to all of them, but they are here on ActiveRain. You can even dig them up in the archives. Good writers write great stories. They sow and cultivate a better harvest of new and seasoned members. In our AR garden of friends, everyone grows. Here are some very special People In My AR Neighborhood that I hope you'll get to enjoy.  


A powerhouse on the Tordaro Team is Barbara Todaro from RE/MAX. She has sculpted her body, mind and spirit into helping others. Barbara corresponds with my mood of making people know just how memorable and special they are not just in life, but always. If you haven't noticed, or if you don't know Barbara, she continues to dig deep and re-blog the works of Lou Ludwig. RIP dear Lou. Sometimes people don't know how special they are or what an impact they make on other people. In this post Roses Do Grow from Concrete we are reminded not to judge for anything is possible and any dream can be achieved. Believe nothing is set in concrete that cannot grow. Barbara is a fine example of self-respect and promoting the good on ActiveRain. Follow the lead of Lou and Barbara and you may prosper & grow.


Someone who puts words into action is Elyse Berman, PA. She is an extraordinary woman who knows building relationships is the bloodline for success. Elyse has so many fine qualities. She is an outstanding writer and supporter on ActiveRain. When it comes to research on quality referrals, she raises the bar. Elyse has a background in Court and Conference Reporting. Accuracy is her trademark. People are her passion. When it comes to referrals she has a successful track record on mastering the art of Referrals in the most respectful way. Follow her technique, be accurate and raise the bar. She is also feature worthy.


Rome wasn't built in a day and so Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland is on a mission to build up the esteem of bloggers on ActiveRain the Rome way. This lovely lady stays active in building relationships and she notices who deserves a little TLC. Perhaps it is because as a former nurse, she is by nature caring and respectful of other people. Margaret has the heart of gold. If you're lucky, you may be a guest on her Radio Talk Show, receive a compliment because of something you have written, or she'll pick up the phone and surprise you! Perhaps it's just how you communicate and make other people feel. People like Margaret are one in a million. She is an advocate for important Real Estate discussions on Live Radio Sunday. Margaret is the voice of reason, the one who cares about this platform and the people who make it all so very special. Take the lead from Margaret and build your real estate business the Rome way. Follow her. She's incredible.


I wish you all success. I am in hopes of spreading the word of these feature worthy bloggers who makes ActiveRain a worthwhile place to spend your time. The literary experience here yields exceptional results. 




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George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia these are three members who have been major contributors to the Rain for a long time.  Great choices.

Mar 11, 2018 07:37 PM #15
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Patricia

I have so enjoyed this series! Of these 3 I have met Margaret several times, but have yet to meet Barbara and Elyse. Some day it WILL happen!! We really do have such wonderful people here in our community!


Mar 11, 2018 08:14 PM #16
Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

this is truly a wonderful series; it's somewhat like the ActiveRain-wiki.

each of your 12 post reminds me and brings to mind people for a few moments, each with a sparkle of positive thought.

Truly I look forward to more of your work in this series, truly good work. In awe of your creative & insightful comments on our friends & neighbors.

Mar 11, 2018 08:53 PM #17
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Patricia Feager This is such a nice series and I am surprised all twelve have not been Featured -- They  all have as Claude Labbe has said  such sparkle  and positivity that has been lacking for so long in the Rain --- Bravo to You  and to each and every member you have mentioned  

Mar 11, 2018 09:43 PM #18
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Beautiful writing! I dont know what the first member were in your series but these women are certainly all first class choices!  I better catch up on some reading! 

Mar 12, 2018 02:11 AM #19
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I love this series. I know it isn't about you, but in a way it is. You listen. You watch. You empathize. You befriend. You cheerlead. You love. You are an amazing writer as well. 

I read the first three or four of these posts, and haven't gotten back to them. I have to do that. You are highlighting some wonderful people.

Thank you.

Mar 12, 2018 05:31 AM #20
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Good morning Patricia Feager, three of my favorite Rainers. This is a great series.

Mar 12, 2018 06:16 AM #21
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Patricia Feager - Definitely 3 more of my own favorites, what can I say. Outstanding choices for your series. I have yet to say, "who is that"?

Mar 12, 2018 08:09 AM #22
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Hard to top the three AR Member professionals you mention here, Patricia Feager ... each contributes generously by sharing their experiences, insights, and knowledge.  Each is a "teacher" in their own way ...


Mar 12, 2018 10:00 AM #23
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

What an absolute lovely post.  I love all 3 of these Rainers, and I have spoken with all of them on the phone...multiple times.  They are awesome.  I also got to meet Elyse Berman, PA in person in 2012 at your NYC meetup.

Mar 12, 2018 12:42 PM #24
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Media, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Wow Patricia, you are really doing a lot of work on this series, and as always your wonderful way with words really pulls these three powerful AR women together in a gracious way.  Thank you for your hard work on this series. 

Mar 12, 2018 01:07 PM #25
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

This woman sets a fine example of "love thy neighbor"....

Mar 12, 2018 02:49 PM #26
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Patricia,

You'll be busy for a long time. Nice group for this one.

Mar 12, 2018 07:15 PM #27
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

You can’t be a ActiveRainer if you don’t know those in your lineup and definitely know you too! Even though life has me busy, I’ll never forget many of the people I meet in ActiveRain!

Mar 12, 2018 07:40 PM #28
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have always noticed some of the best agents were nurses or teachers in their previous careers. you picked some great ladies here to feature.

Mar 12, 2018 08:01 PM #29
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

We have very similar tastes in who we follow Patricia, these three are worthy to follow and read, lots of good information shared.

Mar 13, 2018 11:37 AM #30
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 I've had the pleasure of talking to two of these ladies on the telephone.  I need to make time to call the other.  Thank you!

Mar 13, 2018 06:24 PM #31
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Was Margaret the first AR member to call you?  She's so good about that.

Mar 14, 2018 08:02 AM #32
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Patricia, your post indicates you make great choices in friends.

These 3 add a lot to all of us.

Thanks for posting.

Mar 15, 2018 09:10 AM #33
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Great job as always, Patricia.  These three Rainers are major contributors to the AR community.

Mar 19, 2018 09:17 AM #34
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