Real Estate Broker/Owner with people first...then business Ran Right Realty 636943 licensed to thrill

I am speaking of Carol Williams and Kathy Streib. How can one say no to either one these charming ladies. With no further comment, here is my contest entry

1. What was your first job and what did you learn from it? Mcdonalds. I learned how to cook, clean & make change & got paid for it. I also ate my fill of everything always (no rules yet)

2. How long have you been in the real estate or related service industry? Decades in the different facets of R.E. Loans, appraisals, hard money, prop mgmt., sales, purchase, development plus so much more. I had a mentor and then went out into the world

3. What is your biggest fear and what have you done to try to conquer it? NO FEAR at this time. When there was fear, I asked why is their fear? I was never comfortable being afraid. bye-bye


4. What would you do if you knew you would not fail? Failing is an interesting dynamic. It is needed for growth, corrections, belief modifications & to learn a hard lesson that needed to be taught. Today, wherever I go & whatever I do just works out. NO FAILING


5. What is a habit you would love to eliminate or change? My bad habits are gone. Working on perfecting my good habits


6. What is your favorite meal (forget about calories or what you shouldn’t eat) Hamburger smothered in grilled onions + ketchup


7. What is something you wish you’d done? Be more generous, a better listener, and serve heaps of kindness on people. On it now!


8. Who has been most influential in your life? You can count five people who are like pillars in my life. I am that man from them


9. What are your favorite business-related books? I am done with business books. I got the message, principals and results


10. Other than business books what are your favorite things to read? Pot pourri comes to mind. Anything of interest. No boundaries. Read several books at once. Speed reading helps


11. What are your top 5 favorite movies? The Thief of Bagdad with Steve Reeves. The 7th voyage of Sinbad with Kerwin Mathews. Gone with the Wind. Papillon, and film noir type movies

12. If I came to visit your city for one day what is the one thing I must do or see? Take in the hiking trails and enjoy the trip there.


13. If I came to your city to visit for one day what is the one restaurant you would recommend? Centro Wood Fired Pizza. Fresh everything, real deal Italian.


14. If I was going to relocate to your area what advice would you give me that is unique to the area? Great place to retire to and exit the earth from. Close to everything, fresh air + small town


15. Do you have any special talents? Good looks, charm, personality, clear thinker and passion for my fellow man


16 Do you have any quirks? If I get into a really good meal, I don't look up enough. When it is time to eat, EAT! This belief drives it


17. What is your best character trait? Compassion


18. Have you ever done anything you would never do again because it was too hard or too dangerous? I took my small kids on adult type adventures. One was a houseboat where I almost got run over by an Ocean liner and the other was going hiking deep into caves without telling anyone where we were.



19. What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time? I manage time well so there is time for anything I choose to do. Now a days, I keep it spontaneous. No planning! One thing leads to another


20. If you could live anywhere in the world where would you want to live? There are tens of millions of pleasure pockets all over the world. Pick one and enjoy. Cedar City Utah is my current haunting


21. What is something that we don’t know about you that would surprise us? I was a rape counselor for two years for a CA city


Comments (13)

Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day! bill

May 30, 2022 03:01 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

best to you Bill Salvatore - East Valley 

May 31, 2022 06:12 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Richie- you brought a huge smile to my face when I saw your post!!!! Thank you so much!!!  You are an open book so not too many surprises. Taking a hike into a deep that scares me!!!  

May 30, 2022 03:12 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

Your very welcome Kathy Streib 

May 31, 2022 06:12 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I do like your style.  I would join you in a second for one of those hamburgers smothered in onions while we watch Papillon.  I have not thought about that movie in a long time, but it was definitely a great one.

May 30, 2022 07:31 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

LOL reminding me how simple life & me and those burgers Ray Henson 

May 31, 2022 06:14 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I loved your answer to the books - potpourri is a wonderful way to choose books to read!

May 31, 2022 05:00 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

We share things in common Kat Palmiotti 

May 31, 2022 06:14 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Great photos, Richie... and I'm with you in that I stopped reading business books a long time ago... at a certain point it's same old, same old. Love your attitude about failure. While a hamburger might not be my favorite meal (mine is pasta), it could well be in my top 5 meals and I'd happily join you in enjoying one. How nice if we shared a hamburger meal with Ray Henson!

May 31, 2022 05:13 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

A big plate of those burgers, a tasty drink, hearing and watching you guys dive into every bite reminds me so much of being a little kid. Ray Henson and Nina Hollander, Broker Pass the napkins please...

May 31, 2022 06:17 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am glad you participated, it was great to learn more about you and see additional pictures of you!  I see that our first job was the same, although I only worked there for one day before Jack in the Box offered me 10 cents more an hour, haha.

May 31, 2022 06:23 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

Brian England ...a dime is a dime back then plus what did we know?

May 31, 2022 12:24 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I want to say congratulate you on being willing to admit that your good looks, charm, and personality are among your best character traits!  At this point in life, I tend to share your feeling about business books. I remember consciously thinking one day that my brain is too full to think and switched mostly to fiction books... and am enjoying that phase of life.

May 31, 2022 07:20 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

You describe in your commenting Carol Williams quite well your shift toward simplicity which of itself is quite rewarding. Carry on dear lady

Jun 01, 2022 05:52 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Good to learn more about you. Interesting you were a rape counselor.

May 31, 2022 07:20 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

What continues to be of interest is the uniqueness of us all Leanne Smith 

Jun 01, 2022 05:53 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hey Richie if there is one thing I know about you it's this - Good looks, charm, personality, clear thinker and passion for my fellow man!  You are all that and much more!  Fun post!

May 31, 2022 04:15 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

You continue to remain a woman of interest Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker thank you

Jun 01, 2022 05:54 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

We share a love for food and doing the right thing. There is a lot to be said for spontaneity as well.  My reading is strictly for entertainment as well.

Jun 01, 2022 05:26 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

We are going through life together...a privilege Ed Silva 

Jun 01, 2022 08:50 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I enjoyed reading your May Challenge answers.

Thanks for telling us more about yourself.

Jun 02, 2022 07:59 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

To know and be known Roy Kelley remains satisfying to those who do it

Jun 02, 2022 08:21 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Richie:

As always your writing never fails to be enjoyable, and to inspire. You certainly enjoy a potpourri of life!


Jun 02, 2022 03:52 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

You continue to remain one of my pleasures Jeff Dowler, CRS 

Jun 03, 2022 06:31 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well Richie this was down to the wire  good thing May has 31 days:) now with that said check out this months Active Rain Challenge, not two ladies but two Old Grumps are hosting at least one Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho  and I so we would love your participation, Endre

Jun 11, 2022 11:22 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

Thank you for calling this to my attention Endre Barath, Jr. 

Jun 12, 2022 05:55 AM