Group Therapy Of Sorts. . .

Services for Real Estate Pros with RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired 104763

Writing blog posts and commenting on other bloggers' posts is the easiest and most beneficial form of therapy...... share your thoughts and listen to what others have to say.....

Original content by Michael Jacobs CalBRE #01165532


Although, I think of myself as somewhat introverted and don’t mind being alone, I have been involved in all sorts of group activities over the years.   From the early days of school to career-related events with all kinds of personal associations thrown in. 

I was thinking of groups recently as the word and term relates to ActiveRain.  This is a topic that occasionally gets some attention in the course of everyday interaction here.  

What are they?  How does one become a member of a group?  And why?  Is there an initiation process?  Hazing?  Cliques versus Clicks.  A mind can wander and mine meanders.  Sometimes at great length.

It has been noted by some that attendance in ActiveRainLand seems to be diminishing with fewer posts and participants to read and comment.   That may or may not be true.  As part of my regular visits to AR, I look to those members I follow to see their thoughts.   But on occasion I investigate the first time blog section or even the regular blog roll which I don’t  regularly pop by because, well, there hasn’t been much lately. I am happy to report that there are some discoveries to be found there.   Sometimes.

A trip through ones own AR group membership can be at times insightful.  Okay, it can be a bit scary too.  Did I join and if I did, why?  Why, oh why?  Of course, that’s a conversation with myself I often have and not only with groups.  Some might call it therapy.  Reflection perhaps.   Others...well, who knows what they are saying.    

So did I learn anything from my excursion through the groups I once decided to join?   Some things may no longer be relevant.  Editing continues. . .   And that’s a Thursday thought.

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Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393



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Comments (15)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


As you no doubt know, I am a big fan of Michael Jacobs post.  They always get me thinking.  A

Mar 21, 2021 12:10 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Barbara - thank you for the reblog of my post.  I appreciate it.  

Mar 21, 2021 06:25 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Barbara.

Rarely do I look at the newbies.  With my schedule I just don't have the time.

Mar 22, 2021 12:18 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I agree and reading and commenting on other's posts is my daily morning therapy while learning quite a bit at the same time.

Mar 22, 2021 05:50 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Barbara, for sharing this reblog selection.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Mar 22, 2021 06:35 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Barbara - thanks for the repost of Michael.  I am a big fan of his blogs.

Mar 22, 2021 07:05 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning, Barbara. 

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Mar 23, 2021 04:14 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Barbara, great choice for a reblog, and love Michael's posts, sure makes you think! 

Mar 23, 2021 06:17 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Barbara and thanks for Michael reblog post for us that missed it the first time.


Mar 23, 2021 11:58 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Barbara you and I are on the same page, I love commenting and interacting with members on this platform, not only is it good for "group therapy" it is also good for long term relationships, friendships and just maybe a referral in the process, Endre

Mar 23, 2021 09:53 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Wednesday morning, Barbara. I hope you are having a good week.

Mar 24, 2021 04:24 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for sharing Michael Jacobs blog post with us. I always enjoy reading my friends posts here on ActiveRain. Bless you Barbara, my friend... 

Mar 26, 2021 08:00 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Barbara.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mar 27, 2021 06:04 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Hi Barbara Todaro, I love this post by Michael Jacobs...I love being in our group here at ActiveRain.  It is such a beautiful group and I am very grateful.

Mar 28, 2021 12:08 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Barbara.

Take care, be safe and have a lovely weekend.

Apr 03, 2021 07:10 AM