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.