Smile, You're on Active Rain! An October Challenge.

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Smile, You're on Active Rain!  An October Challenge.

 

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Since I became a Realtor in 1995 I have always enjoyed the different types of pictures Realtors had taken to represent themselves ... some professional, other's selfie-type and others just having fun.  

 

This month's Active Rain Challenge by Paul Henderson made me think back on my own history.  The first picture was my engagement picture with my husband and we kept that picture for about ten years!  

 

When we finally got up the nerve to get a new picture done neither of us looked like our pre-marriage days and it was the brunt of many a teasing comment from family, friends and clients, but so deserved!!!  What was I thinking?

 

The day I saw this challenge I had a hair appointment and I was talked into a New Do ... so here it is!  

 

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Just like humans make first impressions with the tone of their voice, facial expressions, body language and words they use, a home also makes a first impression. 

 

Call me for all your real estate needs!

 

 

Comments (51)

Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

You're welcome! Anytime you want to talk or vent, you know you can call.

Apr 08, 2019 10:04 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Thanks. Just make take you up on that!

Apr 09, 2019 08:54 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Diana, hope your Mending your wrist so I just tought I stop in and wish you bionic hands  that can write posts soon, Endre

Apr 10, 2019 10:45 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. It is actually a 5-break Humerus (which has healed very nicely). The complication is a twisted and stretched tendon and Radial Nerve (18") which prevents the use of the arm, wrist and hands. 


Good News!  My rehab is going well. My left arm is gaining strength a little every week. And this past week I saw a glimpse of some wrist extension.  Yay!!! 12-18 Months to go ... and I am staying faithful to my exercises and PT (Physical Therapy) sessions 3 days a week. Thanking God daily for a husband who keeps me going by helping with the things I am unable to do. We call it our Bonding Experience.

Apr 10, 2019 11:17 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Diana Dahlberg - I am hoping that you are on the road to recovery and doing better. I have a feeling you have the courage of a lion and that you can get through anything. May you receive peace and good health, healing, and love from your family and friends. Plus, successful sales for 2019. 

Happy Easter, Diana!

Apr 21, 2019 05:33 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Thank you for you kind and encouraging message. I am working toward the goal. I am amazed that my business is flourishing and appreciate that I can do what I need to get the job done ... slow but sure.


Happy Easter, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

Apr 21, 2019 05:40 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Diana Dahlberg - We do have to give thanks for what we get. Life holds no promises but I am in hopes every day brings you closer to the finish line so that you can run and feel like a new woman without pain. I pray you heal strongly. 

Jul 18, 2019 06:14 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Diana Dahlberg - hope you are continuing to heal.  Thanks for commenting on my blog.

May 08, 2019 03:39 AM
Diana Dahlberg

Good morning Grant Schneider ... How nice of you to take the time to read my blog. I am improving a little each week.  This is going to take time, but I am encouraged by my fabulous PT Team. They are getting very aggressive in my sessions and helping me along the way. Still typing with one finger (LOL) ... the left hand and wrist are the last to heal. Sorry for my longwinded answer. Have a Blessed Day!

May 08, 2019 07:05 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Diana wow tendons, rehab ouch...but from what I am seeing clearly huge progress, BTW I am not sure but Ed Silva grandson need some help about postcards...so I was thinking maybe you could help,Endre

May 25, 2019 11:33 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Not sure how I can help? Can you explain? Sorry.

May 26, 2019 09:12 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Diana Dahlberg - I like the new "Do" but you only need to please yourself. I think you will enjoy this cut over time because it is easy, quick and stylish. 

May 29, 2019 01:01 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Thanks Sheri Sperry - MCNE® it has been easy. Actually now it is already growing out again.

May 29, 2019 02:20 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Diana! I hope you're doing well - just checking in to see how PT is going and how you are feeling. 

Happy Wednesday!

May 29, 2019 08:22 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS ... I am now 1/3 of the way thru (6 of 18 months) ... my appointments are now 2 times a week (exercising everyday at home). Progress is coming along "nicely" according to my Dr. I am driving now!!! My husband says "freedom" and I say "independence"   Thank YOU for asking.

May 29, 2019 08:51 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh my gosh, I know the freedom of driving is THRILLING for you, Diana! I'm happy to hear you're down to therapy 2 times a week and only 2/3 of the rehab time left - amazing progress!! 

May 29, 2019 09:13 PM
Diana Dahlberg

You got me pegged!

May 29, 2019 10:26 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Diana Dahlberg - I was checking in on you but I see you answered my questions on Debe's post. WOW! You have been through a lot! I'm so happy you got your independence back now that you're driving! I pray you that you continue to heal and will be doing more physical things day-by-day. 

May 30, 2019 05:53 AM
Diana Dahlberg

Thank you Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP ... every day is a new day and brings with it new challenges and I am trusting God for all things.  It was so kind of you to think of me.  

May 30, 2019 06:33 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Diana Dahlberg - Always remember, you're never really alone. Others are thinking of you and care. 

Jul 18, 2019 06:15 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Glad to hear things are improving.  Everything comes with time. 

Jun 27, 2019 02:27 AM
Diana Dahlberg

Agreed.  One day at a time.  Every week brings New Accomplishments ... there is light at the end of the tunnel! Rhank you Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 

Jun 27, 2019 09:44 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I was looking for your current posts. I hope all is going well for you.

Jul 11, 2019 10:52 AM
Diana Dahlberg

Hi Roy Kelley Thank you for checking up on me.  Not sure if you knew, but I had an accident late November and so I am still mending.  Typing is a real challenge as I am typing with one hand ... slow and laborious.  I am still checking in on Active Rain Q&A and reading some posts when I have time. Unfortunately, with this handicap and the busyness od the market I am worn out by the end of most days. Hoping I will be using both hands again soon!

Jul 11, 2019 09:27 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Diana Dahlberg - If I still lived in Lake Villa, IL, I would visit you. On a warm summer day, I would rent a convertible and pick you up to let the wind blow through your hair. We'd laugh, play the radio, sing even if neither one of us has a good voice, stop for lunch, and just have fun. 

I hope business is going well for you and that you're getting all your needs met. Take care and keep healing!

Jul 18, 2019 06:20 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - Oh how I wish you lived in Lake Villa, IL! Your description of our hangout day sounded right up my alley.  Well at best you gave me a few moments of dreaming ... 


Business is steady ... I am still doing rehab. Hit a little bump in the road and hoping we will get through this with the two suggestions of my surgeon so I can avoid another surgery. Say a prayer my friend. 

Jul 18, 2019 07:10 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Trying to help you get the next 50K points...have a great rest of the day.  D

Jul 29, 2019 12:00 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Thank you @Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ... hope business is doing well in Washington?

Jul 29, 2019 01:13 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good afternoon Diana,

Went to a showing once that the listing agent was to be present at, as my clients were already there I asked if I could help her, her picture had to be a lot of years older than it should. We wrote a very good offer and did not get it!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jul 29, 2019 12:13 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Thank you ... I appreciate your coimment and stopping by my blog!

Jul 29, 2019 01:12 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Diana - you're getting close to that magical 500,000.  

Jul 29, 2019 12:21 PM
Diana Dahlberg

I feel like I am swimming up-stream ... but like the little Tugboat ... I am saying ... I think I can ... I CAN!

Jul 29, 2019 01:01 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Hi there! Just popping in to give you a few more points, helping you inch towards 500K. I hope you are feeling better!

Jul 29, 2019 12:28 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Thanks Kat Palmiotti ... it's a process, but I am improving one inch at a time!

Jul 29, 2019 01:00 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

We need to get you more! And more! 

Jul 29, 2019 02:16 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Well I do like the sound of that, thank you again! And Again!

Jul 29, 2019 06:48 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It might be interesting to see what I can find back in my archives. Love and light. :)

Aug 17, 2019 08:57 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD More and more and more is the key to everything in this particular situation. I definitely see what you’re saying.

Aug 17, 2019 08:59 PM
Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop
RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker - Chelan, WA
A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!

Oh my, if I went back over the years, my photos definitely tell a story. From the comments, sounds like you've been on a healing journey, hope everything is staying on the right track for you. Cute "doo" by the way ;-)

 

Sep 24, 2019 08:12 AM
Diana Dahlberg

As I look back my doo has already grown out ... guess it's time for another update.  Just not ready to since I have a box of business cards that barely got used.  LOL ... thanks Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop for stopping by.  And yes, I am still on the "mend".  On track according to the doctor!

Sep 24, 2019 11:32 AM

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