Now, That Is Some Title. . .

Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532


Now, That Is Some Title. . .


With the passing of Prince Philip in April, I was thinking about titles and the many ways they changed in the course of a lifetime.  He was known, of course, as a man who had many titles.    

Back firmly on this side of the pond and in my not-so-royal world, evidence of titles play a role in everyday life.  Most of us carry or have carried multiple titles.  Other duties as assigned may be a description of tasks that are given not only in the course of a job but can and do occur at any given moment.


Many descriptions aren’t clearly defined.  Flexibility is important as is adaptability among an always increasing list. On-the-job training and continuing education act as markers where schooling is ongoing.  And no job summary can ever be sufficient to tell the role mothers and mother-figures play in our lives.  To mothers everywhere Happy Mother’s Day.  Who would ever think that one might be able to link Prince Philip to mothers? Who, indeed.

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Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

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Pasadena, CA 91102

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Comments (28)

Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I never doubt your ability to link one thing to another, even when the link doesn't seem possible because you are a smart man!

May 09, 2021 06:14 AM
Michael Jacobs

Brian England - a smart @$$ is more like it.  

May 09, 2021 06:32 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

It seems many of our peers have titles, the CEOs of teams of one, brokerages where EVERY agent is a Senior VP, etc.  All part of the efforts to have the consumer believe THAT agent is the one out of 6000 that they should hire :)

May 09, 2021 06:22 AM
Michael Jacobs

Liz and Bill Spear - Bill, you're right.  When does perception become reality?  Or is it just a blur?  

May 09, 2021 07:12 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning,

Since we have one of Prince Philip's grandchildren living in Santa Barbara, we are made aware via some form of news about the royals and their activiites...and their babies, and their mothers...and his funeral...and Oprah's interviews...

But back to mothers....and that is the real title, without mothers we would not exist!  A

May 09, 2021 06:54 AM
Michael Jacobs

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - after I scheduled this post, I had many thought.  Choosing the right title for a post is one of them.  So are connections.  

May 09, 2021 07:16 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Thanks Michael! Great job linking the two. Mothers and Realtors carry the most titles and some of the same. I'm thankful to have both titles. Have a great Sunday!

May 09, 2021 07:03 AM
Michael Jacobs

Carla Freund - a Venn Diagram may be needed at times where things in life overlap.  

May 09, 2021 07:17 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Sunday morning, Michael. One of the benefits of retirement is that I no longer need titles or designations.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

May 09, 2021 08:47 AM
Michael Jacobs

Roy Kelley - I dunno, I think your wife Dolores might have a few beyond Chief Bottle Washer in mind.  Maybe we should ask her.  

May 09, 2021 05:01 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Michael Jacobs - All moms have many hats to wear and with each hat, there is a title that goes along with it. Just a few that come to mind... Chef, Maid, Teacher, Chauffeur, Detective, Nurse, (my favorite) Gardener, Wonder Woman, and of course...MOM!

May 09, 2021 11:24 AM
Michael Jacobs

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - your list is quite extensive.  

May 09, 2021 05:04 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Michael Jacobs 

Love this post and the titles that go with it - Thank you for the good wishes on this special Sunday 

May 09, 2021 01:12 PM
Michael Jacobs

Hannah Williams - I hope it has been a good day for you.  

May 09, 2021 05:05 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael you are so right mother's have many titles, sadly they have earned those titles by hard work, Happy Mother's Day to you as well. On a side note did you ever get a mother's day card from someone who did not like you?:))Endre

May 09, 2021 04:00 PM
Michael Jacobs

Endre Barath, Jr. - hmm, I will need to think about that.  But not for too long. . .it might be a long list.  Just sayin'.  

May 09, 2021 05:06 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Who could link such a thing? Why the Duke of Ponderance of course - Michael Jacobs 

May 09, 2021 04:41 PM
Michael Jacobs

Rocky Dickerson - I wonder where Ponderance is located and what are the duties of a Duke there?  

May 09, 2021 05:08 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Michael- who could?? Only you!!!!   

May 09, 2021 07:08 PM
Michael Jacobs

Kathy Streib - sometimes that's how it happens. . . 

May 10, 2021 05:14 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Michael.

While I have been known by many names, some of which I cannot repeat.  However, my favorite one is "dad".

May 10, 2021 12:09 AM
Michael Jacobs

James Dray - while I don't qualify for the Dad title, I have earned some other titles in life which as you say can't be repeated.  Obviously, a few of those(or more) may not have been earned but given nonetheless.  

May 10, 2021 05:17 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, I know when we do a post, finding a catchy title is important, but sometimes being creative early in the am is tough.

May 10, 2021 05:46 AM
Michael Jacobs

Joan Cox - I understand.   

May 10, 2021 06:48 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Michael,  Excellent transition to Mothers Day.  lol  Make it a great week ahead.  Mark

May 10, 2021 05:49 AM
Michael Jacobs

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint - thank you and I hope your week is starting well.  

May 10, 2021 06:49 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Michael.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding week.

May 10, 2021 07:40 AM
Michael Jacobs

Roy Kelley - may your week be a good one as well.  

May 10, 2021 07:44 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - Choosing the right Title makes things perfectly clear... at least that is true for me. When I was raised titles were important and were used out of respect. You didn't have to be a King, Queen, Prince, or anyone of high importance. Things have sure changed a lot. In some cases, I prefer respect over casual first name basis. For business, I'm perfectly fine with first name. For me, respect never goes out of style. Thanks, for the Mother's Day wishes!  

May 10, 2021 07:46 AM
Michael Jacobs

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - I understand that perspective.  

May 10, 2021 12:18 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I guess in the end we all have titles (Realtor, Broker, etc...) but the one I like the best is Father.  :)

May 10, 2021 09:08 AM
Michael Jacobs

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - there are some that make more "sense" - that's for sure.  

May 10, 2021 12:19 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I celebrate all the mothers in the world and the many different titles and responsibilities they hold and perform day in and day out Michael Jacobs 

May 10, 2021 01:26 PM
Michael Jacobs

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - that's a noble venture.  

May 10, 2021 02:01 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

If anyone can link Prince Philip and mothers...

it is you. LOL

The title "mother" should be considered royalty!


May 11, 2021 10:24 AM
Michael Jacobs

Sharon Tara - I don't disagree.  

May 14, 2021 05:44 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Now, THAT is impressive, Michael! I don't know how you do it but, you managed to somehow tie the passing of Prince Philip to mothers!

I had such a delightful time with my boys on Mother's Day that I neglected social media for the entire day! I was here for about an hour, scouring the listings, sales, etc. to support those members and then I was off to fish with hubby. It was a glorious Carolina Mother's Day!

May 13, 2021 01:54 PM
Michael Jacobs

Debe Maxwell, CRS - I encourage such social media getaways.  Good for you!  Good for all who enjoy them!

May 14, 2021 05:46 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I must admit that prince Philip lead a very full and active life all the way up to the end of his existence Michael Jacobs 

May 15, 2021 01:07 PM
Michael Jacobs

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - I don't about you but my only knowledge of him was as the Prince and very little of his life prior - he definitely had quite the life.  

May 15, 2021 01:27 PM