Predictability. . .

By
Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532

 

Pondering Predictability

Amidst

The Game Of Chance

And Change. . .   

 

Is it not foreseeable?  The possibilities may be beyond iffy but I don’t think I have discussed predictability in a pondering post.  At least I don’t recall - at least in any depth. Then again, predictability is a big subject. . .  

 

Skimming the surface of topics is often a fair-weather fantasy for some.  I can include myself in that group at times.  And weather by itself is certainly one where forecasting the future can fit nicely into the predicting pot. 



Actually, so many things can fit into that pot.  And then I think of melting pots and the impact they can have

on our daily lives. Thoughts of multiculturalism, mixtures and melanges of many kinds.  And then I return to pure predicting.  Simply for the sake of predicting.

 

Because that is where my pondering path began.  At least today.  And par for the course, I found a quote that includes predictability as part of its theme. Of course, I did:

 

For those trying to protect the past, it is a way of retaining power, status, money, a way of life, predictability, comfort, control, and a bunch of other things like that.  It’s a struggle against the inevitability of change. 

Brad Feld    

 

 

 

The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com.   

 

 

 

Posted: July 7, 2021





Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

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Comments (33)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Nina Hollander, Broker - while I don't know it to be a fact, I am sure Eleanor Roosevelt knew how to put flavor into conversation as well as anything else she might serve.

 

Wayne Martin - and speaking of flavor, is it time for your second(or is that a third) cup?

 

Grant Schneider - that's a can do and will do approach/philosophy that can lead to some terrific results.

 

Brian England - thank you but much of my pondering stays stuck in my brain.   

 

  

Jul 07, 2021 08:27 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - in a quick moving real estate market, some predictions are pretty much the same in times that are slow as well.  You snooze - you lose.  And that's just the way it goes in real estate.

 

Joan Cox - definitely unpredictable.  I hope your Wednesday is a good one too.

 

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty - my crystal ball has been broken for a long time.  

 

Sharon Tara - I guess there is a certain connection between hopes, wishes, dreams and predictions.  Here's to good times for your adventures whether they be associated with any of those things or something totally random. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jul 07, 2021 08:37 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - thank you.  So far - so good.  

 

Rocky Dickerson - I also remember The Melting Pot restaurant chain.  There was one located in Pasadena and I did try it.  Once.  It went out of business in that location and quite frankly I hadn't thought of it for years.

 

Kathy Streib - based on your recent "Summer Rerun" inspired post a few days ago, I went on a search in the AR Archives, looking for a prediction-related theme I may have written in the past.  I am not saying it's not there but I couldn't find it.   So here it is.  Born or Born Again.  

 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - there are many things I find that may be "cringe-worthy".  Fortunately, I choose to go in a direction whenever they cross my way.  Well, mostly.  I hope your Wednesday is a good one as well.

 

Bob "RealMan" Timm - granted, I am not an expert when it comes to that book but those who claim to be, might spend more time following the words in practice rather than proclaiming them.  

Jul 07, 2021 08:56 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Michael, the only thing I can say here is that your posts are predictably unpredictable. I am assured of not knowing which direction you will meander.

Jul 07, 2021 10:04 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - that is an accurate observation.  For both the reader and the author.  🤣

Jul 07, 2021 12:48 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

The word predictable rarely comes up in real estate or in everyday life Michael, unless extremely lucky. Just when you think something will end up in the direction it's headed...detour!

 

Jul 07, 2021 07:33 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Michael.

What I did yesterday will change today, yesterday is gone but not forgotten.  Today is a new day and I certain I will learn something I did not know yesterday

Jul 08, 2021 12:05 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Thursday morning, Michael.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jul 08, 2021 06:48 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - now, detours are more commonly known in real estate as well as life.  In fact, it seems they are a part of each.

 

James Dray - and that's the way it goes.  Each day.  Even each moment.

 

Roy Kelley - I hope you have a good Thursday as well.  It might be another smart idea for a lunch date with Delores.  

Jul 08, 2021 07:13 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Chef Dolores is out shopping at our local Trader Joe's store. Good meals ahead.

Jul 08, 2021 07:30 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Michael, depends on how I look at things.  Iffy could happen but then again, it may not happen.  I like to play the odds all the time and want them on my side instead of iffy.

 

Jul 08, 2021 10:51 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - a trip to TJ's can often lead to many happily-ever-afters.

 

Will Hamm - the way we look at things has a big impact on how we move in life.  Forward, backward and staying in place(seemingly, at least).  

Jul 08, 2021 01:14 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Michael.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Jul 09, 2021 04:32 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, happy Friday, and hope you have some fun things planned for the weekend!  

Jul 09, 2021 07:05 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

My crystal ball does seem as lucid as it once was Michael Jacobs 

Jul 09, 2021 04:00 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - I hope you're weekend is a good one as well.

 

Joan Cox - stay cool this weekend.

 

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - I understand crystal balls can be pretty finicky.  

Jul 09, 2021 05:16 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - your four short paragraphs and a quote could be a curriculum for the next school session or the perfect class for real estate continuing education. There's a lot to ponder in this post. 

Jul 09, 2021 05:21 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - I am not so sure of that but thank you for the nice words.  I appreciate it. Thank you.  

Jul 10, 2021 06:20 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Our newest listing client asked me yesterday how many days it will take for her house to sell. It's in the CMA report. However, she wants exact. In this market, not many, and I can certainly make an educated guess, but I cannot see into the future - yet. Lol. 

Jul 10, 2021 06:32 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - predicting in real estate is a definite game of chance as so many things can happen in the course of a transaction.  And it's not over until it's over.  .  .     That's real estate and that's life - and while each has some game-like aspects it's no place where psychics play with certainty.  

Jul 11, 2021 07:00 AM