Be Careful What You Wish For - Reaching Out To Elyse Berman

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Home Stager with Sharon Tara Transformations
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Thank you Kathy Streib for bringing us all a bit closer this month by sponsoring Reaching Out...An ActiveRain Challenge.

 

I made my first call earlier this week. I called Elyse Berman, PA because, in all honesty, I really had no choice. The universe was insisting...

1. First of all, Brian England called me for this challenge and then he wrote about our call.  Elyse commented on his post that she  "hopes to speak with" me someday. 

My first thought was that I should call her and say "Be careful what you wish for! "

2. Then Elyse was featured in Kathy Streib's weekly favorites and it was a second nudge that I should call her.

3. Elyse was also highlighted in a post by Patricia Feager. OK, another nudge?

You would think that would all be enough, but then...

4. Elyse asked me a question, in response to a comment I left on her post, Referrals Matter

OK already...I get the message. Call her!

 

It isn't easy for me to make these kind of calls,  it's completely out of my comfort zone.

I'm happy to say, though, that this was like a visit with an old friend. We spoke for 45 minutes.

We discussed her tagline, Pet Friendly Realtor,  which I think is brilliant.

We discussed some of our favorite AR members, Kathy Streib being one of them, of course!

We discussed our blogs, websites, our real estate experiences and our clients, market trends and home prices in our areas.

We discussed our families and shared some personal stories.

It turns out that we have quite a bit in common and I bet if we lived closer to each other we would be great friends.

 

If you don't already follow her,

 I suggest you stop by Elyse's blog and check it out. 

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Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sharon,

I follow Elyse Berman, PA .  What a nice introduction to her from you.  I still have not followed thru on this contest.  We have been very busy.  A

Mar 16, 2018 09:53 AM #9
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

It can be intimidating to pick up the phone and make that live contact.  Totally different than commenting here. Glad you two connected.

Mar 16, 2018 10:20 AM #10
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
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Featured in the group:  BARTENDER, MAKE IT A DOUBLE.

 

Mar 16, 2018 10:21 AM #11
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, is that really the hand of Elyse Berman, PA signaling "call me" or might you have worked some magic with photoshop?

Mar 16, 2018 10:57 AM #12
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Elyse Berman
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Sharon Tara I was stunned when I saw your post this morning.  I have been so busy trying to fix links and websites that I never saw Kathy's contest!  

I'm glad the universe called to you, because I now have a new friend.  Thank you for this post and your kind words.  And thank you Kathy Streib for this contest!

Mar 16, 2018 05:50 PM #13
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Oh my gosh, this makes me happy. I like you both, and somehow it seems perfect that you connected. I too have problems picking up the phone to chat with someone... :) 

Mar 17, 2018 06:32 AM #14
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Hannah Williams  I've only known her for a short time compared to you. It was wonderful getting to know her better.

Gita Bantwal It's so great that we have this opportunity to make new friends!

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker  What a thoughtful thing to do! That must have been a nice surprise!

Myrl Jeffcoat  It's a tagline that you remember!

Carol Williams  It's crazy how much you can feel like you are already friends without ever having met in person!

 

 

Mar 17, 2018 06:11 PM #15
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  I'm quite proud of myself...I've made two calls. I'll be sharing the other one soon.

Chris Ann Cleland  Very intimidating. It's not my thing at all. I'm happy I pushed myself to do it. Thanks for the feature!

Brian England  Whatever do you mean???? LOL

Elyse Berman, PA  I'm glad this was a surprise....more fun that way! It was a pleasure speaking with you! Good luck with all those links!

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  It's not easy for me. Somehow I did manage to make two calls though. I'll be sharing the other call soon.

 

Mar 17, 2018 06:17 PM #16
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sharon, you would be the last person I would think would be intimidated by anything not alone picking up the phone to call some one like Elyse Berman, PA  hence I was not surprised that you were able to chat for so long.... for me it is usually a time constraint issue, Endre

Mar 17, 2018 07:50 PM #17
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sharon- a perfect pick!  And thank you for picking up the phone. Elyse Berman, PA is one of the kindest persons I've ever met and she cares about the people she helps!

Mar 18, 2018 01:01 PM #18
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Endre Barath, Jr.  Yes, I have you and many others fooled. LOL

Kathy Streib  It must be fun working with her! I'm jealous.

Mar 18, 2018 03:07 PM #19
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Sharon, It is always good to talk with a fellow rainer especially when we all have so much in common! I hope you have a great day!

Mar 19, 2018 12:48 PM #20
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert  Hope you have a great day too! Thank you!

Mar 19, 2018 02:25 PM #21
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Got to listen to those nudges, when the universe knocks or calls or whatever. Glad it worked out. Elyse is wonderful, love her posts. Trying to decide on my third call, there are so many people I want to call, waiting on that nudge.

Mar 19, 2018 03:11 PM #22
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

You always seem to tickle my funny bone with your witty conjecture. Thank you Sharon Tara 

Mar 19, 2018 04:20 PM #23
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

You can still be great friends a couple of thousand miles away. Just look at you and Kathy Streib?

Mar 19, 2018 08:48 PM #24
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Meeting people in the rain is one of our favorite parts...even phone friends when it can't be in person are just the best.

Mar 20, 2018 04:46 AM #25
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543  Not sure I will get to a third call...lots on my plate right now. I really enjoyed the two calls I made and the two calls I received this month though!

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,  Happy to hear that! You made my day!

Debbie Reynolds  So true! I think AR members are proof of that!

Sally K. & David L. Hanson  We are all very lucky to have this forum!

Mar 23, 2018 10:12 AM #26
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

How wonderful that you ladies connected! Thanks for sharing:) 

Mar 23, 2018 10:04 PM #27
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Inna Ivchenko  It was a fun conversation and I am so glad I made the call!

Mar 24, 2018 12:02 PM #28
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