Observations, Things Overlooked And . . .

By
Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532

 

Observations, 

Things Overlooked And 

Other Occurrences. . .

 

I am a longtime observer.  Obviously, that has played a part in the time I have spent on ActiveRain over the years.

 

Although, not as much as before, I continue to check posts on a regular basis.  Of those I follow as well as members new-to-me and new-to-this-site.    Because of haste, time or some sort of other distraction - I definitely “miss” things. 

 

A few weeks ago, I traded text messages with Brian England. I mentioned I may (and may not) hit the “like” button while leaving a comment but there are occasions when I have nothing to add.

 

That “conversation” with Brian returned to mind after reading two posts this week.  The most recent edition of Ask An Ambassador by Bill Liz and Bill Spear.  His thoughts made me think as well as did the summer review of blogging ideas articulated by Kathy Streib.  Our personal AR stats and archives can lead in many directions as will digging a bit deeper inside ourselves. It's an interesting combination. . .

 

 

 

Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

mtj916@gmail.com

 

 

Comments (42)

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

Hi Michael,
Rabbit holes are everywhere.

Jun 26, 2022 11:32 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have dug many deep holes in my life. I try to keep a positive approach that bridges

 many of those tripping hazards at bay Michael 🙂

Jun 26, 2022 01:55 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

I'm with Endre Barath, Jr. on this one Michael!  We can comment or not and all is going to be be fine either way. People don't got bonkers on this platform as they do on others.

Jun 26, 2022 03:17 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - that happens to me as well at times.

Joan Cox - spending less time online can have its advantages.  

Carla Freund - you'll get no argument from me.  

Carol Williams - indeed!  I hope your road trip continues to offer adventures-a-plenty.  

 

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Jun 26, 2022 06:59 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - bridge-building is a noble profession

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker - hmm why I am thinking that Archie "Bonkers" could be a real-life character seen throughout social media?

Jun 26, 2022 07:04 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

LOL Michael - that couldn't be anymore perfect - or shall I say bonkers!

Jun 27, 2022 09:41 AM
Michael Jacobs

😃

Jun 27, 2022 04:01 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I always love your thoughtful, pondering posts, you never know where they might lead.

Jun 27, 2022 08:19 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!

I like to start my day with AR and then ponder thoughts all day long...

Jun 27, 2022 09:23 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Very thought provoking Michael. Over the past few years I have posted a bit less. I love the community but wonder what the stats really mean anymore. 

Jun 27, 2022 10:16 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Michael,

I do not go back very often to read my previous blogs unless it is on a topic I am researching.  I have also googled a topic and then found an old blog post in the articles that came up.  Sometimes our current frame of mind colors that older post in a way we may not have expected! 

Jun 27, 2022 11:19 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Brings to mind the jingle; some you do, some you don;t and some it's just as well....

Jun 27, 2022 02:06 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - sometimes the path can be quite circuitous.  

Cara Marcelle Mancuso - that sounds like a plan that works for you.  

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - more to wonder.

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - that has happened to me too.

Buzz Mackintosh - I can't immediately place that jingle but I will try to be on the lookout (and/or use (more) careful listening skills).  

 

Jun 27, 2022 04:08 PM
Buzz Mackintosh

I believe it's a line from a Supertramp tune back in the 70's....

Jun 27, 2022 04:17 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning, Michael.

I hope all is going well for you.

Jun 28, 2022 05:22 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Buzz Mackintosh - thanks for filling in that blank in my memory.  I am not sure I would have found it otherwise.  

Roy Kelley - it's copasetic - thank you.  I hope all is good on the eastern side of the country too.  

Jun 28, 2022 08:59 AM
Roy Kelley

We have a beautiful day in Maryland and life is good. I just picked up some more books at the library.

Jun 28, 2022 09:18 AM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

I think you are on point to write a country song . . .

Things Overlooked And 

Other Occurrences. . .

Jun 28, 2022 02:20 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - From my personal observations I am grateful that ActiveRain has been so generous with providing education and information. A lot has changed over the years. I would be remiss if I didn't share something positive. A kind comment can change someone's day and I never want to take anyone for granted that the next time I respond, I discover, I was too late. I am thankful for your comments and posts. 

Jun 29, 2022 02:14 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Jim Paulson - I have never been very knowledgeable of any form of music.  However, your idea is intriguing.

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - your comment is cause for additional reflecting.  

Jun 29, 2022 05:25 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

The summer is tough for me to spend much time here...we tend to be off camping most of the time between May and October. I am doing my best to stay connected to at least a few of my favorites...including you, of course.

Jul 05, 2022 09:39 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Tara - may your Summer of '22 be exciting.  Whenever you stop by for a comment, it is appreciated.   Enjoy your travels. . . 

Jul 05, 2022 12:47 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I understand you more each day; should I be alarmed? Happy Friday my friend Michael 🙂

Jul 08, 2022 11:05 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - that's interesting to read because I continue to question and learn each day.   

Jul 09, 2022 02:01 PM