It is A Small World After All Let's Share the Love Everywhere

Real Estate Agent with HomeStarr Realty RS143922A


This month's Active Rains Challenge is Share the Love hosted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, and Rocky Dickerson 

I have made so many wonderful friends since 2008 on Active Rain 

Elyse Berman is a wonderful person and a good friend to me over the years 

Just the other day when talking on the phone we found out we were even closer than we ever imagined. It is "A Small World After All"

elyse berman


We have been talking online and on the phone for at least eight years. The first time we spoke I mentioned my sister and her having moved to Delray Beach in a blog post. Next thing I knew my phone rang and it was Elyse Berman, PA . She wanted me to know she had moved to Delray from New York and if my sister needed any help getting adjusted in Florida she could help. How sweet was that? My sister had already lived in Florida for five years maybe more and I thanked her for her kindness. We ended up chatting and really hit it off 




Through the years we continued communicating not just through blogging but talking on the phone. We talked about family the weather politics. We both loved pets so we also talked about our pets. Elyse Niche is pet-friendly communities. We discussed so many things over the years. Although we have never met in person I feel as if we are very close friends 


Last year one of my closest friends was going to sell his condo in Florida and of course, I sent him to Elyse Berman, PA  I do have another very close friend, not on  Active Rain who is in Real Estate but she was nowhere near this property and thanked me for the opportunity but said no. I could have looked in my company referral roster but I had confidence in Elyse and the seller loved her



The seller and  Elyse talked and he was very happy with her. He was flying to Florida and would meet with her. Papers were signed as he was very impressed with our Elyse Berman, PA. In the interim Covid 19 happened and still, she managed to do a fantastic job. 


It is wonderful when we send our clients to people we know who do a wonderful job and they exceed what we recommended. Getting a property to settlement during that difficult time was not easy and she came through with flying colors. My friend was very happy with her and happy with me for referring her to him 



When changing companies I desperately needed to find someone to do a website  While speaking to Elyse she recommended a fantastic web designer Charra  "YourSiteNeedsMe" to do my new website  as we were talking I started to talk about my sister, She asked where exactly did she live. I said near that real good deli "The 3 Guys"  I think that is what it is called? After telling her my sister's last name  Not only did she live in the same development she lived right up the street and knew my brother-in-law. They walked their dogs together. We started to laugh. What a small world!

Walt Disney was so right in his prayer for peace 

It is a Small World, After All, Let's Share The Love Everywhere 


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Hannah Williams is known throughout Philadelphia as HelpfulHannah – and if you’ve spent more than five minutes with her, you know exactly why. She’s an expert at anticipating people’s needs, she has a real feel for real estate, and she’s an accomplished problem-solver.

Hannah has been helping people buy and sell homes all over Philadelphia since 1984. Many of her clients purchased their first, second and even third homes with her expert help, and Hannah wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Comments (44)

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 sista,
What a wonderful connection you've had with Elyse Berman, PA over the years.  AR is a treasure trove of opportunity for amazing connections.  I have never made a connection with Elyse but you make me want to!  🙂 

Feb 25, 2021 06:36 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

I have been MIA for a while Carol but we will do it!

Mar 01, 2021 06:40 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Hannah as you so well point out ActiveRain can be not only a valuable resource for business connections but for personal friendships as well.

Feb 25, 2021 01:23 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Elyse Berman, PA I talked to my sister, and she laughed Stan asked if you had 3 small dogs when I said yes he knew who you were 

Feb 25, 2021 03:50 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Endre Barath, Jr. We usually love the same people, don't we? I adore you too..

Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI  So glad you enjoyed - so sorry it's the end of the month so many more people to feature  

Feb 25, 2021 04:07 PM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty

This month went so fast!

Feb 25, 2021 09:01 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

 Isn't that the truth Paula McDonald, Ph.D.  so many dear friends here 

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  I can name many more on AR members who called and texted me to see how I was almost on a daily basis when I had eye surgery..Many caring and loving friendships here 

Feb 25, 2021 04:13 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Giid evening Hannah Williams ,

What a great post about Elyse Berman, PA ! An excellent agent, a lovely lady and a good relationship to continue to foster.

Feb 25, 2021 04:15 PM
Elyse Berman, PA

Thank you Dorie Dillard Austin TX !  Thank you for the kind words.

Mar 01, 2021 11:12 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  I hear you she is a doll and I am not surprised you and Elyse would get along 

Brian England That is understandable that is how Elyse Berman, PA, and I first started our friendship

Kat Palmiotti  The internet is amazing plus we also picked up the phone as 

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400  always does

Feb 25, 2021 04:19 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Nina Hollander Yes she is a doll as are you 

Hey Sista Carol Williams  you would love her very nice lady she loves animals and people 

George Souto  What are the odds that she would live on the same street as my family and walk her dogs with my Brother -in -Law ..Small World??



Feb 25, 2021 04:24 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Hannah Williams 

Feb 26, 2021 03:47 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Dorie Dillard Austin TX  Something for my brother-in-law to talk about - he loves to talk ..and he loves his dog .. After COVID when I visit I will definitely meet Elyse Berman, PA 

Feb 25, 2021 04:28 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I always looked to ActiveRain for referrals as we get to know the person from their blog and it is so easy to just call and get better acquainted.

Feb 25, 2021 05:05 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hannah, wonderful shout-out for Elyse, and haven't seen her for a while, but she is lovely.

Feb 26, 2021 06:48 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, the perfect person to feature, Hannah! The two of you are two of my favorites and I love that you shared your story about your sister too. It really is such a small world. 

Thank you so much for participating in this month's challenge!

Feb 26, 2021 08:41 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

And you are one of mine Debe Maxwell, CRS !

Mar 01, 2021 11:11 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Hannah,

What a cool story. Since nobody stays on the farm these days, it is good that there are lovely people everywhere.

Feb 26, 2021 08:45 AM
June Piper-Brandon
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Ellicott City, MD
Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time

The internet has made the world much smaller and getting smaller every day, how cool that you have a connection near your sister!!

Feb 26, 2021 09:19 AM
Laura Filip
Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life - Whitesboro, TX
What can we do for you today?

Hannah Williams good to see you again here in the Rain. I have been absent for a while. Looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. 

Feb 26, 2021 09:39 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

What a lovely post about Elyse Berman, PA - she is a great lady. And, the small world analogy is very true. So happy you two connected in such a rewarding manner. 

Feb 27, 2021 06:22 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

Thank you Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD .  It is definitely a small world.

Mar 01, 2021 11:10 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Ed Silva I have always had luck with Active Rain referrals and friendships -in fact at one time you and I used to chat quite often 

Joan Cox  She is usually at our Zoom meetings -she is a DOLL 

Debe Maxwell, CRS  We do have wonderful members here in the rain so many that go out of their way to help whenever they can ..I still cannot believe she is my sisters neighbor -Small world after all 

Feb 27, 2021 12:14 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Dorte - So glad you enjoyed the story as it made me happy to tell it 

June Piper-Brandon  The funniest thing was we never even knew it 

Laura Filip  You have been missed! So glad you are back.

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  Everyone who knows Elyse loves her. We just could not believe that Stan (my brother in law) and her husband Jerry walk their dogs together and sometimes even she walks with Stan , SMALL WORLD indeed  


Feb 27, 2021 12:22 PM
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

This is a wonderful post. Thanks for sharing!

Mar 03, 2021 04:56 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Hannah, for sharing this positive relationship.

Keep sharing the love!

Dec 31, 2021 07:23 AM