December Challenge - FOUND! Mary and Dick Greenberg - last post 2020

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December Challenge - FOUND!
Mary and Dick Greenberg - last post 2020

   Some people are just gutsy. Dick Greenberg is one of them. Of course, he has the benefit of over thirty years of marriage to Mary who is always there to help stabilize him along his chosen paths!

For example, when he needed knee replacement, Dick being Dick, decided to do both at one time! Recovered quickly and was back on his bicycle and out enjoying the Colorado vistas.

Not too long ago, Mary and Dick sold their original home and built a comfortable ranch – getting exactly the home they wanted to live in now.

    In Florianópolis, Brazil, November 2019, Mary and Dick enjoyed their last pre-Covid adventure. Wonder where they will go next?

Before entering the Real Estate field, Dick traveled a varied path. He grew up in Atlanta, attended Tulane University (BA) and UCLA (MA), earning degrees in economics. After two years volunteering with the Peace Corps in Venezuela, Dick began a 30-year career in community economic development, eventually managing organizations in Pueblo and Loveland, as well as building a successful consulting business.

Dick obtained his Real Estate Broker's license in 1994 and worked on commercial and industrial projects in Northern Colorado and Washington State prior to teaming up with Mary. And that – as he will tell you with loving admiration for her - was his best move ever - being able to team up with Mary.

Mary, on the other hand, grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado. After years spent in corporate work, she began her real estate career. She’s always been a successful innovator in real estate, finding new and better ways to serve her clients. In 1994, she was the first Realtor in Northern Colorado to have her own web page, and has won national recognition for her internet marketing efforts.

Let’s jump to 2021
 Business changes for Mary and Dick, due to the Covid-19 reorientation of everyone’s lives, included closing down their physical office space and working from home. Another major business change was working with no other agents, buckling down to just the two of them.

Together, Mary and Dick decided to concentrate their efforts on Marketing differently than they had done before. Although the new effort worked out well for them, those of us on ActiveRain sorely missed reading their posts.  Mary and Dick specialize in the greater Fort Collins area in towns including Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Windsor, Berthoud, Wellington and Johnstown and are always happy to take good AR referrals if we have any for them.

If you weren’t familiar with his work, when posting on ActiveRain. Dick was one of the AR Kings of Market Reports*. A humorous post from time to time was a gift from him to his readers! Speaking of which…

Back in January 2020, in Dick’s last post - “Grab Bag” , he said:
“...welcome to a surprise edition of the Grab Bag, provided today courtesy
of some ceaseless nagging and whining from old friends - I won't tell you
who they are to protect their reputations.”
Take a minute and enjoy the humor!


* Dick says that “Market Reports are boring and I can’t imagine anyone reading more than the first sentence of any of them. They were great for SEO, but not so much for anything else.” Since his Market Reports never appeared again after the end of 2019, if you want to learn what he did, you may want to check out their site – Mary and Dick’s Blog.

Entry to Challenge sponsored by Kathleen Daniels:
ActiveRain Bells Ringing During the 2021 Holiday Season.

Comments (9)

Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727  I do miss Dick Greenberg I did enjoy his market reports . I think if you write a market report correctly and it can be interesting . Great choice  and well written as always - Happy and Healthy New Years 

Dec 30, 2021 06:37 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Hannah Williams 
Thanks for the kind words. Happy New Year. L.

Dec 31, 2021 01:17 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

What a fun read, Lynn. I miss Dick's humor and insights, and it's clear there is a special relationship between him and Mary.

Thanks, and Happy New Year!


Dec 30, 2021 07:43 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Jeff Dowler, CRS 
About relationship - so true! Even looking at the picture on the beach - his look of love and admiration shows! Dick says he may do one of his GRAB BAG posts from time to time!  Happy New Year - L.

Dec 31, 2021 01:19 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

So did you call him just curious? If you did what did he say? is he coming back? Inquiring minds want to know, Endre

Dec 30, 2021 10:47 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Endre Barath, Jr. 
Hello my beach buddy! When you read my post about Rob Spinosa, I'm sure you will remember the ICE BUCKET challenge at the beach when we were there together. AS to coming back, Dick says he may do one of his GRAB BAG posts from time to time! 

Dec 31, 2021 01:21 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have heard a lot of good things about Dick Greenberg but have never interacted much with him in the Rain.

Dec 31, 2021 05:01 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Brian England 
Thanks for commenting - Happy New Year - L

Dec 31, 2021 01:22 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

What a wonderful entry for the December challenge. I'm so happy you were able to speak with Dick and provide this update!

Happy new Year!

Dec 31, 2021 05:09 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Kat Palmiotti 
And thanks for commenting! Happy New Year! Lynn

Dec 31, 2021 01:23 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Happy New Year's Eve, Lynn... I haven't thought about Dick and Mary in a while... I used to follow their posts and now realize how much I miss them.

Dec 31, 2021 05:46 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Nina Hollander, Broker 
He always made negative comments about the Market Reports but they brought him a lot of SEO. When they didn't, he switched his attention elsewhere. Lynn

Dec 31, 2021 01:24 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello and Happy New Year's Eve, Lynn - Dick Greenberg  is definitely one of my ActiveRain favorites.  And I, definitely not the only one, enjoyed his market reports as he demonstrated his knowledge of the local Fort Collins area real estate market so well.  But he also knew how to "mix up" those posts with his witty "Grab Bag" posts and insightful comments, questions and answers.  

I have also been fortunate in being able to talk with him by phone over the years as well as communicating by text message and his surprise in-person visit to an AR Meet-Up in our area.   My best always to Dick, Mary and their furry family.  

Dec 31, 2021 06:45 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Michael Jacobs 
Dick says he may do one of his GRAB BAG posts from time to time! That would be fun, L.

Dec 31, 2021 01:17 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Great Choice to call Dick Greenberg.  Mary and Dick were once very active here in the Rain.  I remember when they sold their home. I used to watch videos of them throwing the ball for their dog(s) and the dog(s) playing in the pond. 

Their market reports inspired many of us to raise the bar on our market reports. 

I also recall the Sensei - Grasshopper challenges Dick hosted.  

Thank you for your participation in the December challenge Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727 

Dec 31, 2021 01:23 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist 
Although Dick Greenberg  tries to "pooh-pooh" his Market Reports , they did inspire many of us! It would be nice to see his sense of humor come back to the  AR community! Happy Healthy New Year! Lynn

Jan 02, 2022 12:46 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Lynn I followed Dick's blog's when he was active on ActiveRain.  I always enjoyed his "Grab Bag" blogs.

Dec 31, 2021 03:05 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

George Souto 
And, in fact, he says he may bring back the occasional GRAB BAG!
All the best - Lynn

Jan 02, 2022 12:47 AM