Thankful Thursdays…For People Like Her

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Thankful Thursdays…For People Like Her

You know how in almost every meeting or group there is always someone you can count on to keep things organized and motivated?  

If you’ve attended our weekly Zoom Meetings, then you know that person is Debe Maxwell, CRS.


It’s hard to believe that what began as a small Zoom-Coffee meetup at the beginning of the Pandemic has transitioned into a weekly learning experience for many of us. 

And every week…with maybe one absence that I can remember…Debe is there acting as our host and moderator. She has even Zoomed (hands-free) in the car while on the way back to her office so that the meeting could get started. 


Debe makes sure that we have a chance to ask questions and that our speaker has the opportunity to answer them. 


It’s not an easy task, either. People want to speak at the same time…phones ring…dogs bark…and without losing any of her Southern politeness…Debe reminds us of our mute buttons and to “raise our hands” the Zoom way. 


If someone is going off track or is too long-winded, like a debate moderator, she steers them to a quick conclusion. All the while, Debe sits there giving 100% attention to the speaker.

I so appreciate her efforts and am thankful that she is willing to step up to the plate for us. 



Thank you, Debe Maxwell!

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Comments (48)

Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Debe does do a remarkable job and has the wisdom of Solomon and the patience of Jobe, all with her Southern charm on display

Dec 16, 2021 12:01 PM
Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425
Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty - West Hills, CA
Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425

Kathy this was beaufully said. I really don't know Debe but with all you mentioned, I think she is a wonderful person, and a very good friend. Bravo for Debe!💓💐

Dec 16, 2021 12:03 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Great person, contributor to showcase and spotlight Kathy Streib !

Dec 16, 2021 12:14 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I'm not surprised that Debe is the lead on these calls.  I still need to make it to one.

Dec 16, 2021 02:29 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Kathy Streib ,

You are point on! Debe Maxwell, CRS is unbelievable! I don't know how she does it all and so well♥

Dec 16, 2021 02:30 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy, Debe makes a not so easy task seem easy.  It isn't easy keeping a bunch of Realtors from all taking at the same time ....... LOL

Dec 16, 2021 03:40 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Yes, it sure has changed since we started these Zoom calls and Debe Maxwell, CRS is always there to make sure it runs smoothly . What would we do without her? ?  I always said she is our Active Rain Wonder Woman 

Dec 16, 2021 04:20 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS


Dec 16, 2021 08:00 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Featured in BananaTude Group!


Dec 16, 2021 08:36 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Kathy Streib,  Thank you for highlighting Debe and showing a glimpse of how giving and passionate this wonder woman is. It is quite amazing that week after week, she leads and makes it look so very easy.   We share these exact feelings for Debe and how much she is loved, admired, and appreciated.

Dec 16, 2021 09:19 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Bless it! It can be so simple tojust have that one person be that saving grace. You never know until you know.

Dec 16, 2021 09:32 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

What an awesome post hope the Feature Ferries find it and make this known to the rest of the world, Endre

Dec 16, 2021 10:56 PM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

For sure, that one is #1!

Great post about Debe Maxwell, CRS 

Thank you.

Dec 17, 2021 08:06 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Thanks again for the break down.  .I appreciate this so much

Dec 17, 2021 09:57 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

It takes a special talent to be able to juggle people in a forum of any sort. Nice shout out to Debe.

Dec 17, 2021 11:47 AM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I am not much on the zoom world but this post makes me want to try it! I am missing all the fun! Thank you for letting us know Debe Maxwell, CRS is leading the way for us to take active rain up another step!

Dec 18, 2021 01:21 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Debra Leisek, If it weren't so early, I'd give you a call.

Dec 20, 2021 08:02 AM
Debra Leisek

Thank you! I would love to talk to you some day! You are right I would probably enjoy the zoom calls even though I am not zoom literate

I always enjoy the conversations everyone has on AR. Zoom would bring a whole new dimension! 

Dec 22, 2021 01:17 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Debe is simply incredible.  Grace in action and a gift to Active Rain. 

Dec 18, 2021 08:28 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Such an uplifting post. Thanks for sh

Dec 18, 2021 08:45 AM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) - Boise, ID

Correct!  Kudo's to Debe Maxwell, CRS  and to you for doing the shoutout for her.

Dec 18, 2021 12:37 PM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

Good morning Kathy.  You do such a great job highlighting people and sharing all of the post we miss out on during the week.  Thanks for all you do and thanks for letting us know all of the wonderful talents Debe has - I knew she was pretty awesome but you did an amazing job recognizing her.  

Dec 20, 2021 07:52 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Amen Kathy!  I look forward to attending weekly, even though I have 2 other commitments at the same time!  I can always count on learning something. Today I was reminded that clapping is not a hand raised !

Dec 21, 2021 03:12 PM