Thank You Kat Palmiotti & Debe Maxwell

Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509


                              Take time to be kind and to say 'thank you.'
                              ---Zig Ziglar



A crazy thing happened during the Holiday Season. I mailed a card to Kat Palmiotti but upon receipt, she received an empty envelope from me with a "We Care" note from the US Post Office with a message: "I want to extend my sincere apology as your Postmaster for the enclosed document that was inadvertently damaged in handling by your Postal Service..."


WOW! Kat received an empty, opened, stamped envelope from me addressed to her without my card/letter AND an apology from the government! Somewhere in between TX and Flower Mound the card got lost. As soon as she let me know, I mailed her another one. 


On Monday morning, Kat called to tell me she received my new card and we had a very nice conversation. Kat is a lot like Zig Ziglar: always kind and thoughtful - truly a great friend!


                  "None of us got to where we are alone.

                 Whether the assistance we received was

                obvious or subtle, acknowledging someone's 

                   help is a big part of understanding the

                       importance of saying thank you." 

                              ---Harvey MacKay


Last Friday was one of those days... I needed help in a hurry to get on a CRS/RRC presentation by Leigh Brown. I got so used to Zoom, I didn't know how to connect to a Streamline event. Why is the first time you try something new, so awkward? Thanks to Debe Maxwell, CRS from North Carolina for picking up the phone to talk to me when I called. 


Debe, your calming voice sends that healing touch over invisible telephone lines. Just when I really needed a friend, or someone to talk to Debe was there in my time of need.


Thank you Kat & Debe - Reaching out to others is like touching the stars. I've learned that your most valuable asset from ActiveRain can be a friend. Even though there are limitations and travel restrictions, AR friends are always there when you need a helping hand or just someone to talk to, or just to say thanks.


           "One loyal friend is worth 10 thousand relatives."




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Comments (24)

Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

The people here in the Rain are truly special and there is always someone there to lend a helping hand

Jan 19, 2021 06:05 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I don't think I could go through the day without saying thank you or showing gratitude in one way or another. After all that is the way that I was brought up Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

Jan 19, 2021 06:27 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP yes, both Kat and Debe are highly special people that we are lucky to have here on AR

Jan 19, 2021 06:29 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Brian England - I don't know how Debe Maxwell, CRS does all the things she does. It's as if she's cloned to show up and be there every single time someone reaches out to her. She is phenomenal! I don't think that woman's bones are ever rattled!

Brian, may your day be great in every way!

Jan 19, 2021 06:48 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander - Good quote! Better yet is the friendship you have shared with me and so many others here on ActiveRain! For all the little things you do for others, may you live in abundance. Nina, you have lived around the globe and have done so much thoughtful things for your own family and loved ones, including small fries in the Rain like me. 

Thank you!

Take care of yourself

Jan 19, 2021 06:51 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP hi Patricia... I only think in terms of friends and people I like in the Rain... never in terms of small or big fries!

Jan 20, 2021 02:55 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Wayne Martin - Your mannerism and kindness oozes through this Platform called ActiveRain. I appreciate you very much. To date, I have found nothing you do to be selfish.  Your retirement from  the practice of RE is seamless and your support for those who must keep working in this profession is deeply appreciated.

Thank you for your Trivia questions! You consistently give my brain a mental challenge! Have an outstanding day!

Jan 19, 2021 06:58 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Aww, what a wonderful post, Patricia! Hey, when I saw your name pop up on my phone, I was excited to get to talk to YOU! I'm glad it worked out for you. Leigh is an amazing teacher. She walks the walk, that's for sure!

I'm honored to be mentioned among another one of my favorites here in the Rain too. Kat is AMAZING and I'm so inspired by her every day. I remember when you visited her - I so wanted to be with you!

Friendships are gifts in life and I'm so thankful for yours, Patricia.

Jan 19, 2021 07:01 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kat Palmiotti - Conversing with you via ActiveRain through blog posts continues to be positive. I'm glad I had the good fortune to vicariously connect with you on your Appalachian Trail tales! Ever since I lived in Maine, it was my dream to hike the Appalachian Trails from Maine to GA. Unfortunately, that dream never became fulfilled. Family and work duty was always calling, pulling me in other directions. My children and work took precedence.

Oh, how I enjoyed reading your posts when you lived in NY! Reading your stories, sharing the journal notes, gave me pause on hectic days to relive my own fond memories of solo hiking to some of the highest peaks in New Hampshire on my days off from work while my kids were on those Trails, camping with Counselors.

Once I discovered Glacier National Park, I was hooked, just like you! We discovered we had another ambitious goal – Montana! Meeting up in Flathead was to be fulfilled. Spending days with you at conference, Glacier National Park, having meals at one of my favorite restaurants in Montana, tasting your delicious homemade flat bread pizza, breaking bread and drinking wine, in your kitchen was such a gift. I never would have guessed, I would share my last great, supper with you. Our conversations were fulfilling! The cold rain and wind that day at Glacier did not dampen my spirits at all.

Your friendship was warm. Kat, I know firsthand, all the things you do for others comes straight from your heart. To date, you're the only person I met in person who ever made me feel so welcomed into their home State, temporary housing, and the land you bought to build your beautiful home. I can still see you standing on the foundation as you stood there with open arms, showing me your imaginary front door, while walking and talking me through your invisible rooms, pointing out features, fireplace, doors and windows too! Eventually, your dream home came to fruition! The builder was great. You were greater. It was fun to watch you paint a beautiful homestead in my mind. I will never forget how happy you were and the way you made me feel. I know the bonds of our friendship are as strong as all those gorgeous trees that surround you.

Kat, may your Montana skies always open up wide and wonderful opportunities to you for growth and success and may you continue to grow mighty strong and stable while selling the land you love to others too. In two short years, you accomplished more than most in a lifetime!

For you, I am very, very grateful.  

Jan 19, 2021 07:52 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Wow, thank you Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP for YOU!

Jan 20, 2021 02:54 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ed Silva - Oh, what a joy it was for me to join ActiveRain and begin my journey of Journal Writing. Who knew, virtual friendship could be possible with our crazy real estate schedules! Together, we can communicate, commiserate when there are sorrows, or celebrate happiness for each other's success!

To you, I wish all the very best, today, tomorrow, and always!

Jan 19, 2021 08:00 AM
Ed Silva

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP   Your post speaks to what makes this platform special.  Even a 1 person brokerage has a support staff of hundreds

Jan 19, 2021 10:35 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Ed Silva - Thanks, Ed! Your support to all on ActiveRain is greatly appreciated!

Jan 19, 2021 10:50 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - "saying thank you or showing gratitude in one way or another," is the right way to live. Your motivational blog posts are very meaningful and your photography is always beautiful. 

Paul, your simple way of showing us who you are is deeply appreciated. May the dreams you have for your heirs come to fruition.  

Jan 19, 2021 08:03 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Rocky Dickerson - It is easy to spot the genuine people here on ActiveRain. I'm glad you know that Kat Palmiotti and Debe Maxwell, CRS are at top of many people's Leaderboards too!

Have a wonderful day!

Jan 19, 2021 08:07 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debe Maxwell, CRS - you’re the best and you’re REAL! Thank you for taking my call so quickly while pressure was mounting on my end to make the class. I’m discovering, being forced to learn technology when you’re on lock down and there is no tech living inside your home, and making an appointment with Geek Squad impossible and takes too long is very stressful! It is like juggling kids, waiting for water to boil when you’re in a hurry, rushing out the door with two shoes and stockings that match, and waiting for the right city bus to take you to the Subway, the El Train, and then walk FOREVER to find the building you're looking for on a cold and blustery day in Downtown, Chicago. Anyone who has been to NAR in Chicago can understand what life was like for me when I lived and worked in Chicago. Perhaps, stress is all relative to what you know and experience in life!

I always want to show up on time for events I make a commitment for and yes, Leigh Brown is truly, the best instructor. Thank you, for picking up your phone! As for education, I never had anyone teach a class where you can laugh and learn so much at the same time! By the same token, I never knew there were people like you on ActiveRain who are so supportive and genuinely care, until I actually met you. Meeting you in person, sitting next to you conversing, solidified you were someone I could trust. Trust, is in my opinion, one of the greatest virtues on earth.

Meeting you, Jeff Dowler, CRS, and other CRS’ was truly an honor and a privilege. I never wanted that evening to end. Life is like lollipops and rainbows. When you can find the sweetness in people (and not suckers who con you into spending money at conference when you get nothing in return) you know there is hope and great wisdom listening to people in person.

Life is short. In this chaotic world we are now living in, it’s good to know there are beautiful people like you and Kat Palmiotti, who really, really cares. You both make life less stressful and better. Virtue and trust in people are the essence of wisdom and educational growth. All else is folly. Today, raindrops of wisdom keep falling on head, thanks to people like both of you!

Friendship like yours is worth more than money spent on material things. Thank you!

Jan 19, 2021 08:47 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia, you are right Debe Maxwell, CRS does have a very calming voice.  I never feel hurried when I talk to her.  She is a true Southern Bell.  ☺️

Jan 19, 2021 02:14 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Amen to that assessment, George Souto! Wish there were more people with her calm demeanor and intelligence. 

Jan 19, 2021 03:29 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Thank you all for doing everything that you do and don’t ever forget that all you matter! :)

Jan 24, 2021 08:12 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Laura Cerrano - That was so sweet of you! Thank you, Laura. I really mean that!

Jan 24, 2021 09:43 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

What a post, just to be clear the Los Angeles Post office would have  thrown away the envalope, and no one would have been any wiser as to  Debe Maxwell, CRS it must be the nurse in her previous life:)Endre

Jan 25, 2021 10:46 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Wednesday morning, Patricia.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jan 27, 2021 07:20 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Endre Barath, Jr. - A platform like ActiveRain is only as good as its members. I am thankful for members who are truly supportive and that includes you!

I guess my package sent out 21 days ago is either still orbiting the earth or disappeared. My prediction is rates willl go up. 

Jan 27, 2021 07:36 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Roy Kelley - May you celebrate a new day each and every day with thanks and gratitude. I am thankful you're a member of ActiveRain. 

Jan 27, 2021 07:37 AM

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