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It's been a long time....

Real Estate Agent with LAER Realty Partners

Yes, it's been a long time since I had my last blog post here on ActiveRain. Should the title of my post be 'Estoy de Veulta' (I am back - what did I miss)?🙂🙂🙂

Thanks to all who were concerned about me and checked about my well-being! I appreciate it.

And yes, I missed you all - my extended family! I hope everyone is doing great.

It's almost 4 years since my wife was diagnosed with 'Mysthenia Gravis' - a disease caused by a breakdown in the normal communication between nerves and muscles, especially, facial muscles. There is no cure for MG, however, treatment has helped her. This has led to a major adjustment in our lifestyle - including the time I had committed to ActiveRain!

One of the major changes in my life is related to how I work. A change in my business model. Apart from working as a Real Estate Professional, I am getting involved in Digital Marketing For Real Estate - mainly for digital marketing and generating leads using these tools. Being an engineer, technology has always been my love. I have combined my love and profession!

I may share some of the great products as an affiliate which I think will be very valuable for your business - and may make your marketing easier as well as better. You will likely impress your clients by showing what you can do - which will be a USP for your business! I hope you won't mind taking a look at them.

Wishing you a very successful 2022 to all my ActivePeeps!


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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Praful Thakkar - Welcome back!  I wish you and your wife the very best of health and success going forward.  Wrenches sometimes get thrown into the gears of our lives and it seems that you have responded very well to those changes.  

Jan 12, 2022 02:15 PM
Praful Thakkar

Thanks, Sheri Sperry - MCNE®. In life - and in business, too - we have to change gears and do what is most important for our family.

Jan 12, 2022 03:23 PM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Hi There.  Good for you for prioritizing life!  It is hard to shuffle and make adjustments but you handled it all well.  Best wishes for your wife.  Stay happy.

Jan 12, 2022 02:38 PM
Praful Thakkar

So true, Belinda Spillman. There are seasons of life, as Brian from Buffini & Company taught me.

Jan 12, 2022 03:22 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Sorry to hear of the issues at home but it is always family first. Hope you are able to continue the balance going forward and run your business as well.

Jan 12, 2022 03:14 PM
Praful Thakkar

Thanks Ed Silva - Family First.

Hopefully, I will be here more often for my extended family!

Jan 12, 2022 03:20 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Prayful so good to see you!  I am so sorry to hear about your wife's health situation.  Family and loved ones always come first.  Hopefully we'll see you more often as times permits.  All the best to you and your wife in 2022 :)

Jan 12, 2022 04:21 PM
Praful Thakkar

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker - True. The reason we are in business is for family. I am planning to be here more often - at least with market reports.😌

Jan 12, 2022 06:32 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Stop in whenever you can Prayful!  And please write a post or two on occasion just to let us know how you're doing!!

Jan 12, 2022 08:15 PM
Praful Thakkar

I did write a couple of posts after this post, Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker. Marketing a genius product. I plan to use it myself!

Jan 15, 2022 07:12 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Praful Thakkar welcome back to ActiveRain. Hopefully your wife doing very well. Health and family have most the priority in life. Health and success in 2022 to you too!

Jan 12, 2022 05:39 PM
Praful Thakkar

Thanks, John Pusa - the good news is, my wife is stable. And treatment is working well for her.

Wishing you success in 2022.

Jan 12, 2022 06:33 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Praful- I too am very happy to see you here.  Very sorry about your wife's health issues but it looks like you both are adjusting. As others have said...family first and everything else will follow. 

Jan 12, 2022 05:53 PM
Praful Thakkar

Kathy Streib - it took a while to adjust to the new lifestyle. I plan to be here more often.

Jan 12, 2022 06:34 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Praful Thakkar  I am all ears and thrilled to see you back.  Sorry your wife is not well, I am familial with her illness as my cousin was diagnosed as a teenager, she is now in her 70's and doing well  . Let us hope 

Jan 12, 2022 06:35 PM
Praful Thakkar

Hannah Williams - thanks a lot. I was missing my AR family and have decided to connect more often in 2022. Hope I can do it.

Jan 13, 2022 12:59 PM
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker Associate ,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Good to see others sharing the "luv in the rain"...how very special. Haven't been here myself for years...yet love connecting & seeing faces/names I still connect with.  

My best to you Praful & your wife! 

Jan 12, 2022 07:39 PM
Praful Thakkar

Thanks a lot, Lynda Eisenmann - it's fun to get wet in 'Rain!

Hope to see each other more often here.

Jan 13, 2022 12:57 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

welcome back!  I drift in and out of ActiveRain but I still miss the people here! 

Jan 12, 2022 08:03 PM
Praful Thakkar

Lise Howe - isn't it so true? AR has become an integral part of my life for almost 15 years now!

Jan 13, 2022 12:56 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Praful:

So nice to see you and hear from you again. I'm so very sorry about your wife but glad to hear treatment is helpful.

And congratulations on your shift in your business model. Will be interested to hear more!



Jan 12, 2022 08:07 PM
Praful Thakkar

Jeff Dowler, CRS - life is another word for adjustments! I hope to get support from my extended family in my new business model - though I will still continue to work in Real Estate.

Jan 13, 2022 12:55 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Welcome back!  It's good to see you in the Rain again, you were definitely missed.  I look forward to hearing about these products you speak of.

Jan 13, 2022 04:54 AM
Praful Thakkar

Hello Brian England - I missed ActivePeeps, too! And working on some great video marketing products - will start sharing one at a time.

Jan 13, 2022 12:53 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Praful... so nice to "see" you again. Sorry to hear the news about your wife... but happy to hear she's doing okay. Sounds like you've managed to pivot intelligently to accommodate caring for her and running a business. I, for one, will be looking forward to hearing more about your new ventures.

Jan 13, 2022 04:54 AM
Praful Thakkar

I have shared SketchGenius in my post - take a look at it Nina Hollander, Broker. A 30-day money-back guarantee is worth it.

Jan 13, 2022 12:52 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Praful - it is nice to see you show up on my blog roll although I am sorry to learn of your wife's health condition.  I hope you can stop by with an update of what is happening in your life as time permits.  

Jan 13, 2022 05:06 AM
Praful Thakkar

Michael Jacobs - it's life and we have to play our cards as they are dealt! She is stable. I will try to be here more often, though not 3 hours a day like earlier times😀😀😀

Jan 13, 2022 12:50 PM
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Jan 13, 2022 12:53 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Praful. Welcome back to the Rain. You were missed. The best to your wife as she battles her medical minefield. As for your product suggestion already caught one interesting post. Keep them coming

Jan 13, 2022 05:12 AM
Praful Thakkar

Wayne Martin - in fact, I had something missing in my life, too - when I was away!

I will also share some of the gems we use in our business - at a fraction of the cost!

Jan 13, 2022 12:48 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I am sorry to hear about your wife's health, but glad she doing okay. I've never heard of Mysenthia Gratis. Happy to see you back!

Jan 13, 2022 05:16 AM
Praful Thakkar

Thanks, Kat Palmiotti. She is stable and now we are adjusted to our new lifestyle.

MG is very rare - and we did not know about it until....

Jan 13, 2022 12:47 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Praful Thakkar - we have certainly missed you.  I hope your wife does well.  I know the situation since I have to modify with my wife too.

Jan 15, 2022 11:14 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Thanks a lot, Grant Schneider - feeling so go to hear from all of you!

Jan 15, 2022 07:10 PM