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January Challenge-- Things we Have Lost to the Internet

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates DRE# 01309169

Things We Have Lost to the Internet January 2022 Challenge

I recently read a book that was released earlier this year titled 100 things We’ve Lost to the Internet.

It is a book that will certainly get the brain cells working overtime, at least it did so for me. 

 

 

 

 

When my grandmother passed in 1986, I envied the life she lived and the changes she saw.  Born in 1898, she came to America on a ship across the Atlantic at 18 via Ellis Island, then onto Chicago, then onto San Jose, CA in 1962.  I marveled at some of the changes she witnessed during her life.  She was born before the Wright brothers historic flight at Kitty Hawk and witnessed humans walking on the moon.  Her life saw the most incredible time of travel known to humans.

 

Fast forward to today.  I first got onto the internet in 1999.  Dial up.  I bought a book from Amazon!  I was also familiar with real estate migrating the MLS to an online source.  Communication with clients via email became commonplace versus communicating by phone.

 

Pretty soon, in 2007, the iPhone was introduced, and nobody used the telephone to seemingly talk to anyone anymore.   We had the internet in our pockets.  No more Thomas Guides or Barclays maps.  Clients began getting instant updates on predetermined property searches in specific neighborhoods.  Blogs connected us to potential buyers and sellers, as we got to “drill down” into specific towns and neighborhoods and allowed us to inform the public of our services.

 

The book revealed things—some obvious, others not so obvious.

For example:

  • When is the last time you saw or used a Rolodex? 
  • When is the last time you had to remember a phone number? 
  • The last time you saw a house on the market that was not on your list of homes to show, as the For Sale sign went up that morning?
  • The last time you saw a phone on the kitchen wall?

 

No longer can we hide from a phone call or email.  We are constantly connected, even at funerals and weddings or sitting in the waiting room at the Doctor’s office.  The way we do business has changed drastically over the past two decades with the advent of the internet and the adaption of it by so many in the public.  I never thought I’d see somebody buy a house off internet pictures, but it happens nowadays.

The Challenge: 

  • This Challenge is for you to reflect and write about what you think has been the biggest change the internet has brought to your business—both the way you do business and the way your clients do business with you.  
  • Write a post of at least 500 words and include a photo or graphic. You may write about as many changes as you’d like in your post, as I am sure there are more than one thing you can think of. 
  • Share the link to your post in the comment section of this post.
    Your Hosts: Gary Frimann and Kathleen Daniels

The Points:

You will be awarded 1,500 points for your post.  

The challenge starts today and ends January 31, 2022, at midnight PST. 

Comments (70)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Gary, thanks for making me think of all the funny things we did when we started!

From the "Dark Ages" to Today's Internet

Jan 18, 2022 03:33 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

You are most welcome Joan Cox 


I am happy to know that the challenge caused you to think of all the funny things you did when you got started. 

Jan 19, 2022 11:17 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES and Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist -  thanks for the contest.  Here is my entry.

THINGS WE HAVE LOST TO THE INTERNET - NEED TO REPHRASE THAT QUESTION

Jan 19, 2022 05:32 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Hello Grant Schneider, thank you for participating in the January 2022 challenge.  I am heading over now to read your post. 

Jan 19, 2022 08:19 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I really enjoyed visiting this time capsule.  This is my Blog Post on the Internet

Jan 19, 2022 08:08 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Hello Tony Lewis I am heading over to read your time capsule post now. 


Thank you for participating in the January 2022 challenge. 

Jan 20, 2022 08:48 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Thanks Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES and Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist for hosting and managing this contest.  I know the time and effort that takes and I appreciate you both taking it on!  And what a fun contest it's been too!

 

Here's my entry  Change Is My Middle Name!

 

Thanks again! 

Jan 23, 2022 04:05 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Hello Miss Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker 🍌

I just read your fun post.  Thank YOU for your kind support and for participating in the January 2022 challenge. 

Jan 23, 2022 04:28 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-617-6375
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES and Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist 
Enjoyed participating! 
Internet Opened New SOI Horizons
Continuing to enjoy posts from others!
Thanks, Lynn 

Jan 24, 2022 11:33 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Hello Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727 


Thank you for participating in the January 2022 challenge. 

Jan 25, 2022 07:11 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Having heard and read entries for this challenge, I wrote my post

The Passion of Ever Challenging Technology.  Just now read your post. Wow - your grandmother was very progressive, accomplishing so much in her life. 

Jan 25, 2022 10:44 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Hello, Jan Green I am heading over to read your post now. 


Thank you for participating in the January 2022 challenge. 

Jan 25, 2022 07:13 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Well it took a while, but here's my post.

Jan 25, 2022 02:32 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Hello, Kat Palmiotti I am heading over to read your post now. 


Thank you for participating in the January 2022 challenge. 

Jan 25, 2022 07:13 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Thank you for this interesting and well written challenge Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES and Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist . Here is my January entry: Real Estate Tools Lost to Our Internet World

Jeff 😎

 

Jan 26, 2022 01:30 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Hell Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI 


Thank you for participating in the January 2022 challenge. I am heading to your post now to read. 

Jan 26, 2022 01:49 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good Afternoon, Kathleen and Gary,

Thank you for hosting this wonderful Challenge, here is our entry.  A

Jan 27, 2022 12:17 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

I am heading over now to read your post, A of Ron and Alexandra Seigel 


Thank you for participating in the January 2022 Challenge. 

Jan 27, 2022 02:43 PM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Hello Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist  and Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES here is my contribution to this months challenge.  

https://activerain.com/droplet/G7Bk

I think this is the first monthly challenge I have done here on AR.

 

Jan 28, 2022 03:10 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Hello Jim Patton I am so happy to see you participated in the January 2022 Challenge - and it may be your first!  


I am heading over now to read your post. Thank you for participating! 

Jan 28, 2022 03:17 PM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Here is my entry in the January, 2022 challenge.

Things we have lost to the internet

Jan 29, 2022 12:54 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Gary and Kathleen. As they say "better late than never'. So here is my entry.

https://activerain.com/droplet/G7JH

 

Jan 30, 2022 08:28 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Hello Wayne Martin - I just read your post. It was truly a walk down memory lane. Thank you for participating in the challenge. 

Jan 30, 2022 09:21 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES, and Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist - Here is my entry into the January 2022 Challenge. 

The Digital Revolution and Real Estate

Have a great Sunday!

Jan 30, 2022 02:39 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Hello Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I am heading over now to read your post.


Thank you for participating in the January 2022 challenge! 

Jan 30, 2022 03:22 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Here's the link to my submission for the January Challenge: Lost To The Internet? Or Gained?

 

 

Jan 31, 2022 07:42 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Hello Miss Nina Hollander, Broker I am heading over now to read your post.  


Thank you for participating in the January 2022 Challenge.

Jan 31, 2022 10:05 AM
Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
HomeSmart Stars - Addison, TX
Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate

Here's my contribution

Jan 31, 2022 11:53 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Hello Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417 


I am heading over now to read your post. Thank you for participating in the January 2022 Challenge. 

Jan 31, 2022 12:26 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor
Jan 31, 2022 10:06 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Hello Raymond Henson, eXp Realty 


I will enjoy my morning coffee as I read your post.


Thank you for participating in the January 2022 challenge. 


 

Feb 01, 2022 08:37 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

In under the wire! SO sorry for waiting until the last minute but, thank you both for being our hosts this month. You are truly appreciated! 

Here's my entry.

Jan 31, 2022 11:04 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Hello Debe Maxwell, CRS 


I will enjoy my morning coffee as I read your post.


Thank you for participating in the January 2022 challenge. 

Feb 01, 2022 08:38 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Thank you for reading and for your thoughtful comment on my post, Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist. You are an amazing host and we surely do appreciate all you do for our AR members. 😘

Feb 01, 2022 06:04 PM
Eagle Ridge Realty
Eagle Ridge Realty - Gilroy, CA
"Our Performance Will Move You!"

Your posts are always informative and that is appreciated.  Keep on posting.

Mar 28, 2024 01:29 PM