All Eyes Are On You!

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Today while I was going through a photo file, I found a photo I had never seen before. Our assistant apparently was having fun one day creating several ideas for marketing Gary and I! She created a lot of fun shots with backgrounds. Very creative young lady!


My reason for writing this short post is because Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist wanted to know in Q & A,  if using the editor had become cumbersome?  So far it appears to be working fine.  The text size is pre-set at 12 but I'll knock it up to 18. I as going to go to 20 but the next choice up is 24 (no 20 available), Going forward the text size is going to be standardized at 20 in the new AR format.


I am hoping the feature photo 'All Eyes Are on You' sticks.  For awhile the feature photo wasn't working so I quit using it.  So far so good today.


Hope this helps Kathleen!

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Anna “Banana” Kruchten

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Comments (40)

Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hey Anna,
First of all, let me say I love that photo of you and Gary! 

As for the font size, I use 14 and maybe should go to 18.  20 seems a little much but whatever it will be will be.

Feb 05, 2021 10:06 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Anna - the ins and outs of ActiveRain remain a work-in-progress. And with that term being so prevalent in many aspects of life here and beyond, I closely resemble those words.  

Feb 05, 2021 10:54 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Anna the only problems I have had with the photo editor is not being able to insert old photos that have spaces or special characters in the title.  Whatever AR did it no longer recognizes spaces or special characters.  The other is when you left justify the photo you also have to highlight the text before and after it and re-left justify it or it leaves big gaps.

Feb 05, 2021 03:04 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi there, what a wonderful photo. Love it, Anna. As for the changes, we are all adjusting and standards would be good for the overall appearance of AR. 

Feb 06, 2021 07:37 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Anna and thanks for sharing this with us in the rain.  I wish I could play around more with photos.


Feb 06, 2021 10:18 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I always enjoy playing with photos and you just inspired me to do it more Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker 

Feb 06, 2021 07:24 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh my gosh, I love that pic of you two, Anna! 

Yes, so glad things are working better now. I'm anxious to see how things are going to be when they apply the limits to our font colors and sizes. I do believe it will be less 'work' for us to post a blog! 

See you Tuesday! 

Feb 07, 2021 10:39 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, for sharing this interesting photograph.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.


Feb 08, 2021 08:28 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That's such a wonderful photos of the 2 of you, Anna, and that background is so unique!


Feb 08, 2021 08:38 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That photo is impressive for the eyes and for the way you are both so well dressed

Feb 13, 2021 05:42 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Okay, I need some fresh Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker material to make my day; I miss your blog posts...

Feb 13, 2021 06:22 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS I know it's just been on my list this past few weeks. So many things going on, biz first as they say.  Soon I'll do one at least for fun. It's good to be missed!

Feb 19, 2021 08:57 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Anna, have not been on the platform for a few days for a reason it was Real Estate related, glad I missed out on some of the drama with that said loved the picture:)Endre

Feb 16, 2021 10:45 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Fabulous photo of you two. How wonderful that you have such a creative assistant!

Feb 17, 2021 11:39 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

ROWR Anna and Gary! You two are lookin' mahvalous dahling!

Feb 18, 2021 06:50 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Fun photo! I too find that daily posting teaches us the work arounds to the random AR glitches. Over all it's workable and I like to post in 14 font and emphasize quotes in 18 font. I find 14 is easily read by most.

Feb 19, 2021 06:36 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Looks like neither were you on the platform hope all is well, Endre

Feb 22, 2021 10:56 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker - I see that you're wearing the exact same smile you wore than as you continue to wear today. Hair and clothing may change, but your style of smile is timeless and perfect!

Feb 24, 2021 05:04 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I love the photo!

I use 14 for text size....20 seems really big. Wow.


Feb 25, 2021 07:30 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker - What a great shot!  You guys make such a good-looking couple.  As for the editor, I usually bump up to 14px and use 18px for headings.  I may have to re-think that going forward. 

Feb 25, 2021 09:04 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good evening Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker - that is a nice shot of you and Gary.  And as far as font size I like 14.  It it is too large it overlaps.

Mar 07, 2021 06:19 PM

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