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Pondering Again On Answers




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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer,

but the right answer. 

Let us not to seek to fix blame for the past. 

Let us accept the responsibility for the future. 


                                                       John Fitzgerald Kennedy 


It may be too easy to ask questions when a little research and perhaps more importantly some soul searching can lead us to the right outcome.  Maybe it's more complicated than that.  Or maybe it's just that simple.  Straight forward.  Putting all the positives and the negatives on the virtual white board and determine some possible answers.  Brainstorming.  


This is not a political post.  It's something I believe to be even more important.   How easy is it to simply search for an answer online?  It may be too easy to blame the Internet.  The rights and maybe more importantly the wrongs discovered along the way are part of the learning and growing process.   Are we truly searching for the answer or the one solution that fits our own beliefs?  I don't know.  I was just thinking. 


  I was reading a story, not related to the real estate industry but it could have been:  


Click here to continue.  To learn more.  All of the details.  Everything you want to know.  How tempting.  Or is it?  Is anything too tempting?  I kinda remember something about a snake some time ago.  Or maybe that was Glenn Close's character in Fatal Attraction.  I digress.  Don't pass go.  And don't click here.  


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2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393




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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - a little perspective could help - do you think?

Kathy Streib - and I thought I saw a kitty cat too.  Just as a diversion...likely.

Apr 18, 2019 06:10 PM #29
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Sad thing now is how isolated we are by our ability to click only on the things that satisfy our position, our belief, our agenda.  The fairness doctrine was abandoned by the Federal Communications Commission because we have such a plethora of voices - the only problem is that none of them has to be fair now

Apr 19, 2019 04:17 AM #30
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Michael, I click less and less due to spam. It's too easy to click and not use our brains, they need exercise far more than our fingers. The I want it now mentality just doesn't sit well with me...your pondering always leads to me pondering. Thank you. 

Apr 19, 2019 04:59 AM #31
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Click bait is a spam trap...not wondering or pondering that direction.

Apr 19, 2019 06:53 AM #32
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - I have a feeling I was thinking along your lines which motivated me to write my post today before reading your wonderful post. I just love this one and what Liz and Bill Spear had to say! It is time to focus on issues at hand and stop the finger pointing and all that blame. I'm not a fan of click here. My best class of all time was "Critical Thinking." The premise was to reach your fullest potential and to understand actions have consequences.

Put principles first - live with values! 

Apr 19, 2019 08:40 AM #33
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Kennedy wouldn't be too popular today - when it seems like everywhere we turn there is someone blaming someone else and reveling in being a victim. Ugh.

What on earth kind they find appealing about  being a victim?

It's easy to search for answers that fit with your own opinions. A little more difficult to actually consider the other side. Too bad the people in Congress are unwilling to think.

Apr 19, 2019 08:57 PM #34
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Lise Howe - the ramifications are numerous.

Amanda S. Davidson - there is definitely a risk in clicking.

Sally K. & David L. Hanson - indeed!  

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - it's the power of ActiveRain.  

Marte Cliff - things certainly change relatively quickly don't they?

Apr 20, 2019 03:36 PM #35
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


                                              Thank you, Michael. 

Apr 20, 2019 07:01 PM #36
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Michael and Happy Easter,  I knew this one would make Kathy Streib list for this Sunday!!!

Apr 21, 2019 07:51 AM #37
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Michael Jacobs - I wondered off while reading ...thinking of the game show "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" with Regis Philbin.  I was amazed at how the audience always had the right answer when they were polled. Sometimes, they were crazy questions yet the audience as a whole had the right answer.  We always work better at finding the answers if we work as a team.

Apr 21, 2019 02:40 PM #38
John Henry
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

I'm at a loss for words...

Apr 21, 2019 04:17 PM #39
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

It's very easy to search for answers online but are we asking the right questions? And using the right sources?  Another post that leaves ME pondering.

Apr 22, 2019 03:03 AM #40
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

And thank you Kathy Streib 

Predictions, huh, Will Hamm ?  Next stop:  Las Vegas.

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - I remember that show but don't recall checking the accuracy percentage of the audience's answers.  Interesting, isn't it?


Apr 22, 2019 03:58 PM #41
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

John Henry - at a loss for words.  I am sure you will find them soon.  Remember the last place where you used them to your advantage.

Kat Palmiotti - the right question is key.  You're correct.  

Apr 22, 2019 04:01 PM #42
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Your post, Michael Jacobs gives a considerable amount of thought and research in regard to questioning and finding answers to questions of the day. It is entirely true that it is much easier to find answers that agree with our personal views and more difficult to deal with opposing views which can be unsettling and uncomfortable. 

Apr 25, 2019 02:31 PM #43
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, I tend NOT to click here, as there are too many ways to get a virus on our computer.   I love to Google the answers on the Internet, but are they always right?  I ponder too.

Apr 25, 2019 06:42 PM #44
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Wow there is a lot to ponder here. "Click Here" MAY lead to the right answer but it certainly might not, and one should not be quick to simply accept what one finds. And I am pretty suspicious of those CLICK HERE requests.


Apr 26, 2019 01:00 PM #45
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Many of us hesitate to click on the links.

I have found that few click on the links I provide in my blog posts even though they are all reliable sources.

Apr 28, 2019 09:16 AM #46
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Michael Jacobs ,

I see you have everyone pondering over your post. I don't like to "click here". These requests never entice me and I avoid them like the plague.

Apr 29, 2019 05:24 AM #47
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Jane Chaulklin-Schott - far too easy.  I guess the simpler it becomes, the better the "payback".  

Joan Cox - pondering the right answers can be overwhelming.  Don't you think? 

 Jeff Dowler, CRS - suspicious with reason 

Roy Kelley - I believe you are right. 

 Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - avoiding them is obviously a wise decision.  

Apr 29, 2019 08:32 PM #48
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