Active Rain Challenge - Offering Positivity and Local Support

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors
https://activerain.com/droplet/5mYt

What are we doing to help in our community?   Thanks for asking Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 - we both appreciate this challenge. 

 

Positive Marketing Messages.

 

Currently, most of our marketing messages are reminders to connect with nature. We're fortunate our brand, Nature As Neighbors, echoes the same sentiment. We've even had people reach out to us and thank us for the type of messages we've been sharing.  Here is a new video we shared today. 

 

Gardening Is Making A Comeback - A Cure for the Pandemic Blues from News and Views of Clark County on Vimeo.

 

And, here is a recent Story post where shared for FaceBook and Instagram.  

  

 

 This is an ad we'll be running soon in local real estate magazines.

  

  

  

Checking in with clients, friends, and family. We are happy to report most are doing very well. 

 

In addition to marketing, we are connecting with our clients via telephone and text messages to say hello, and ask the simple question "How are you doing?" Happily, most are doing very well, and have great attitudes about the shelter-in-place mandate. People are, for the most part, so resilient. Plus, many live in wonderful homes surrounded by nature. Shameless plug, we admit.  

 

Helping those who need a boost.

 

One of our clients, also my (Debb) hairdresser, is a shop owner in downtown Camas. She has two children in college and is her family's breadwinner. We know she is feeling the financial stress of not working. Therefore, a group of her clients, me included, pre-purchased services to help out until she can reopen. 

 

 

The Camas Spring Garden show, normally held in early May, is also canceled. A number of growers and artists will be missing their anticipated boost in spring sales. A good way to help is to purchase items from their websites or Etsy online shops. And, that's exactly what we did recently. Three new pottery totem poles are now at home in our garden, and various plants are waiting to find their feet in the dirt. 


There are many little things we can do everyday. Checking in with others, supporting local business, donating to food banks, it all adds up. Resilience, optimism, and giving where we can never goes out of style. 

 

In closing, Margaret has asked us to reach out to a former Active Rain member. The person who often comes to mind is Debbie Reynolds. Knowing Debbie, she's busy helping other agents navigate real estate during these unusual times. However, maybe she will write a quick post to fill us in - if she has time. No pressure, Debbie, but it is worth 500 points. Hahahahaha. 

  

 

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ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
Living in ViewHomes™ is like having “elbowroom for the soul”.

 

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Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
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Good evening Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ,

So glad to see your well deserved post featured! It absolutely is oozing with your kinship with nature! Gardening is making a come back and I'm seeing many digging in the earth and planting their seeds and baby plants.

Apr 19, 2020 06:53 PM #48
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - A well-deserved gold star.  You are staying busy that is for sure.  I must have forgotten about this contest.  I will have to check it out!

Apr 19, 2020 07:10 PM #49
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Debb and Bernie:

I love your entry for Margaret's challenge, and it's definitely a winning post...and a well deserved feature. I hope Debbie Reynolds DOES respond!

It's certainly a good time to reach out to people you know and check in that they are OK.

Jeff

Apr 19, 2020 08:12 PM #50
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
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Wonderful, positivity in this most helpful post Debb. We will finally plant our garden this week and are excited to share fresh fruits and vegetables with family and friends. Congrats on the gold star!

Apr 20, 2020 06:17 AM #51
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Hi there, I'm sure you're staying busy too. This is a timely challenge - Margaret is such a wonderful member of AR - and a great agent. 

Apr 20, 2020 07:03 AM #52
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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HI Jeff Dowler, CRS I also hope Debbie responds. If not, it's because she is too busy with other things.  Thanks for the nice compliment too. 

Apr 20, 2020 07:03 AM #53
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! thanks so much. Gardens are such a joy - would love to see photos of yours. And yes, sharing the bounty is one of the best aspects of gardening. 

Apr 20, 2020 07:04 AM #54
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Melinda (Mel) Peterson
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There's so many things I love about this post... and you!  I've always felt a kindred spirit to nature... it's the biggest reason I left LA for Oregon 20 years ago.  The peace and tranquility nature offers is food for the soul.  Second to that... is gardening.  There's nothing more gratifying than planting seeds and watching them grow.  Kind of like parenting.   BTW... I must've been one of those AR wayward souls... I received a nice call from Margaret Rome ;-)   

Apr 20, 2020 08:28 PM #55
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Loved your post Debb and I had no idea that there was a challenge going on, need to check it out and see if I can share a few of my thoughts, Endre

Apr 20, 2020 10:46 PM #56
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Hi Melinda (Mel) Peterson I know you also greatly appreciate nature and find peace and joy in it. And, gardening too. It's such a wonderful gift - and yes, like parenting to some degree. What pride to see a healthy plant thriving where you planted it.  A call from Margaret Rome is always special - she is a delightful person. 

Apr 21, 2020 06:50 AM #57
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Hi Endre Barath, Jr. do check it out. It's a great challenge for us this month. D

Apr 21, 2020 06:50 AM #58
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Joan Cox
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Debb, it is good to reach out to our past clients, just to check-in, no real estate talk.   Springtime is starting to show up here in Denver!  

Apr 21, 2020 07:31 AM #59
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Jan Green
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LOVE your post.  Coincidentally I'm redesigning my entire yard right now - starts Thursday.  Filling the yard with the most blooms on desert plants, providing bird sanctuaries, increasing butterflies and bees!  Can't wait to sit back and watch the added nature.  It's great that you reached out to Debbie Reynolds .  She's been missed! 

Apr 21, 2020 08:35 AM #60
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Jan Green what a great opportunity to do some quick videos explaining what you're doing and why. Right up your alley. 

Apr 21, 2020 09:03 AM #61
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Joan Cox you are overdue for Spring. Good to hear. D

Apr 21, 2020 09:03 AM #62
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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Gardening is also my way of dealing with the extra time spent at home, and I'm not complaining about it.

Apr 21, 2020 12:33 PM #63
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
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This is a great entry to the challenge.  Good ideas here--I'm planning on writing my o wn entry today.  

Apr 22, 2020 08:12 AM #64
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Hi Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 , you have the climate for it too. 

Apr 22, 2020 08:15 AM #65
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR I look forward to reading your entry. D 

Apr 22, 2020 08:16 AM #66
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Positive messages are the way to go. They are almost always received with gratitude under any circumstance. You have the right formula, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

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