Predictably Unpredictable

Industry Observer CalDRE #01165532



Unpredictable. . . 


One month has ended.  And today, another begins.   But this time, six months of 2022 are behind us with six more on the way.   We have previously been "here" - but this time is different. Each moment is unique in some ways. And like others from the past as well.


Perhaps Predictably.  And as this occurs, unpredictable is a word (in all its forms) that seems to be true simultaneously.  Even scouring through the definition of the word prediction will deliver multiple meanings. 


The same seems to be true for me whenever I visit a favorite source of quotes.  The results can be overwhelming. The possibilities seem endless while looking for things similar or far, far off the subject.  Perhaps Preposterous.  Happy July. 


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Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393



Comments (34)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - you have that right.  Just like yesterday, today and tomorrow.  Rinse.  Repeat.  

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - your comment gave me a bit of a Flashback Friday moment - I remember the days when cars didn't have seatbelts.  And the uproar, even as a child, about the mandatory compliance of them.  Oh, well.  The more things change - the more they remain the same.  But with a twist.  

Leanne Smith - Happy Independence Day weekend to you as well.  I remember writing a post about a local farmers market arriving in a neighborhood.  I included a link to a story about the local psychic who was "surprised" at the lack of warning as it was impacting her business.  I found the incident rather funny but kinda sad in so ways too.  Although I searched my AR archived posts, I couldn't "place" it.   Oh, well...maybe I need some additional guidance.  But who should I ask?  I digress.  🙃



Jul 01, 2022 10:59 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Happy next 6 months Michael!  Whatever it brings you'll be pondering to all of us of which we appreciate!!  All good ahead.....:)

Jul 01, 2022 11:11 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You threw a lot of P words at us at the end of this post but the one that gives me the most joy is possibilities Michael Jacobs 

Jul 01, 2022 04:59 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Joan Cox - it was pretty clever and remember wanting the car Maxwell Smart drove.

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker - as I have said often - pondering may be the ultimate do anywhere, do anytime activity.  

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - a plethora of those too.  


Jul 01, 2022 06:30 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

You've got me convinced Michael 😘

Jul 01, 2022 08:18 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Sunday morning, Michael. I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

We had a stormy night for the fireworks display in Gaithersburg.

Jul 03, 2022 05:26 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Other than death and taxes the only thing predictable about life is that it is unpredictable. And, I suppose that's what makes it interesting. 

Jul 03, 2022 09:39 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker - I "sense" evidence on many levels.

Roy Kelley - I "heard" similar.

Carol Williams - every moment each day provides opportunity for "interesting" to occur.  


Jul 03, 2022 10:19 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - I am of the opinion that life always has and always will be unpredictable and that economists are guessers. I digress...

But I would like to add, I think of the economist as someone from the old Carnival days who had their eye on your money while the sucker kept their eyes on the prize, such as a stuffed animal, trinket or trash. Predictions always seemed to favor the guys at the Carnival. 

Jul 04, 2022 08:17 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I remember this quote Michael, or was it in one of his songs..."Once you become predictable no one's interested anymore". Happy 4th!

Jul 04, 2022 11:32 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Michael,

Happy July!   This has been a very busy year so far.  I blinked and half of it is over!  I would like to make a prediction that I am sure the second half will go by just as fast.

Jul 04, 2022 02:03 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Hard to believe it is July already. But then does just seem to be moving faster each year.

Jul 05, 2022 09:37 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - there may be some, maybe even a lot (of), truth to the saying "follow the money".  There seems to be a trail.  And it's not only rabbits hopping along that path.

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - Happy Fourth on the Fifth.  There can always be reasons to celebrate.

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - some things in life seem easy to forecast.  Time flying by may qualify.

Sharon Tara - exponential power, I think.  



Jul 05, 2022 12:43 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Michael Jacobs - I learned long ago to follow the money and boy, those $$$ trails are never wrong. I agree, it's "not only rabbits!" Many, many years ago I saw a movie called The Flim Flam man starring George C. Scott and Harry Morgan. It is a story I never forgot!

Jul 05, 2022 01:00 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - while I don't recall seeing that film, the name sounds quite familiar even if its premise may not be crystal clear.  That said, money is often a topic that ties together bundles that seem "loose". 

Jul 05, 2022 01:19 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Happy July Michael Jacobs,  I  wouldn't even try to predict what is to come. If it was some thirty years ago, perhaps but not anymore.

Jul 05, 2022 03:15 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Beth Atalay - regardless of the time, I say predicting can be best viewed as "risky" even in the most certain of times.  Thank you for the highlight within BananaTude.  I appreciate it.  

Jul 05, 2022 03:27 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Whatever the unpredictable future presents to us, I am ready and looking forward to the experience.

Jul 05, 2022 08:16 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

John Juarez - there are two things in life for which we are not truly prepared:  twins.  Josh Billings 

Perspective always matters.  Thank you for the visit and the comment.  

Jul 06, 2022 03:16 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

No two days are the same, though they may be very similar, Michael. The future has yet to arrive and will be unpredictable at best, especially when making plans! Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Jul 08, 2022 11:11 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, although many transactions run about the same, there are days they fly off the rails.

Jul 23, 2022 06:07 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - your comment proves true quite often.  Sorry for the delayed reply to your comment.

Joan Cox - ah, never a dull moment, right?  

Jul 24, 2022 03:20 AM