Bearly Noticeable. . .

Industry Observer CalDRE #01165532


Bearly Noticeable. . .


As we know, stuff of all kinds happens. And it seems to occur regularly. Spelling errors and mixed-up use of words are just two of the many examples. Such blunders may even be intentional.  Perhaps it's meant to illustrate a point or maybe for some other reason.   And then there are occasions when it goes unnoticed. Possibly it's not worth the effort of trying to figure out why.  Such is life.


For just a moment, I consider is anyone “smarter than the average bear”? And then I turn to this quote which seems appropriate given that the dog days of August have made their presents known in many parts of our country.  


It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility. 

Yogi Berra  


Yeah, there’s a lot of cents in those words of wisdom in my opinion.  Because each day, each moment, is a gift. And continuing with that theme of value:


A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore

Yogi Berra



Although I have shared (and repeated) many quotes from Mr Berra over the years (why not, right?) here's one of my all-time favorites (and maybe one of yours too):


It's like deja-vu, all over again

Yogi Berra


Because it's Sunday. So much of life prompts pause for pondering.



The image in this post is from 


Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393



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

Hi Michael,

I love that image!  But It never gets old reading Yogi Berra's sayings.  Happy Sunday!

Aug 07, 2022 03:22 PM
Michael Jacobs

I had another bear image in mind which I have also used in the past but I think this one "works".  Glad to hear you liked it even if it's a repeat.  

Aug 07, 2022 03:53 PM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Hi Michael Jacobs thanks for sharing the Yogi-isms with us.  One of my favorites is when he was asked about a popular restaurant. His reply was: "Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded."

Aug 07, 2022 06:59 PM
Michael Jacobs

I have heard that used often for many situations.  It's definitely a classic.  

Aug 07, 2022 08:07 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
The best agent in Southern Utah!

I really enjoyed reading your message today, Michael. It was so good that I could Berraly stop smiling!

Aug 10, 2022 12:43 PM
Michael Jacobs

I like the way that Yogi makes his presence known in your comment.  Barely, bearly and with all sorts of appearances.  

Aug 11, 2022 02:17 PM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Michael,

Always surprised when professionals let writing out the door that clearly distorts their intended meaning. Auto-correct might be ok for texts, but puzzling in legal documents.

Aug 11, 2022 06:52 AM
Michael Jacobs

Auto-correct can have disastrous results.  A collision of words is just one of the wrong turns. 

Aug 11, 2022 02:19 PM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - Are people becoming too reliant on auto-correct? When writing something in print, does anyone use a dictionary anymore? Born in 1925, Yogi Berra was likable, famous, and memorable. In 1920, 22% of the population had less than five years of elementary school education and 3.3% had a college education. By today's standards for education, it makes we wonder how many people would be smarter than the average bear? I digress....

Aug 11, 2022 10:10 AM
Michael Jacobs

I am not sure if there have been any studies comparing bears and human beings.   The thought is definitely ponder-worthy.  Perhaps wondered while enjoying picnic basket lunch.  😃

Aug 11, 2022 02:22 PM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP

Michael Jacobs - Studies or not, bears are smarter than people think. I know one thing for certain, park rangers at National Parks are wiser than the average camper! I read an article recently, a tragic story about a woman killed by a Grizzly bear:

"A grizzly bear returned to kill a female camper, just an hour after she had scared it off. Leah Davis Lokan, 65, had been camping with friends in Ovando, Montana, when a grizzly bear appeared by her tent at 3 a.m while she slept, a report from the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee said.Jul 21, 2022

Aug 12, 2022 02:13 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Michael, for adding smiles to our faces with your quote selections.

Have an outstanding weekend.

Aug 13, 2022 08:10 AM
Michael Jacobs

My weekend was nice.  I hope yours was as well.  

Aug 15, 2022 04:52 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Michael.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Aug 15, 2022 04:40 AM
Michael Jacobs

Happy Monday.  Have a terrific week.  

Aug 15, 2022 04:53 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Hello Michael!  What a concept - posting quotes without simply copying and pasting.   lol.   These are some good ones.  And someone recently told me "There's no crying in baseball"  Guess where that one came from?

Aug 18, 2022 01:24 PM
Michael Jacobs

You are so funny.  Still.  And a bit snarky too.  Keep it up!

Aug 22, 2022 04:44 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great post!  Love Yogi Berra quotes. So many of the greats are gone now, but these quotes will love on forever.  

Aug 19, 2022 12:23 PM
Michael Jacobs

You're right, words can live on. . .   

Aug 22, 2022 04:45 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael I know I commented on this post Hmmm I wonder what Yogi Berra would say about the disappeared comment

Aug 20, 2022 10:09 PM
Michael Jacobs

That has happened to me as well from time to time.  

Aug 22, 2022 04:46 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Michael - speaking of "bearly noticeable"  I hate writing what I know is right and having the corrector changing it to something wrong.

Aug 22, 2022 05:57 AM
Michael Jacobs

Auto-correct is barely recognizable to my thoughts at times,  

Aug 22, 2022 06:06 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Mr. Berra does have my respect that he survived being a catcher and a manager Michael Jacobs 

Aug 23, 2022 03:19 PM
Michael Jacobs

He had an interesting life.  

Aug 23, 2022 06:57 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Michael.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Aug 26, 2022 05:14 AM
Michael Jacobs

Thank you and I hope the same for you as August comes to a close.  

Aug 26, 2022 05:29 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Communication and wonderment... you provide both Michael Jacobs !

Aug 30, 2022 02:03 PM
Michael Jacobs

Thank you for the kind words.  

Aug 30, 2022 02:21 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I strive to be noticeable in this life but not too obnoxious Michael. Tell me if I am please 🙂

Aug 30, 2022 05:19 PM
Michael Jacobs

That's an interesting observation and one that seems to come from a kind place.   

Aug 31, 2022 05:35 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Michael, Yogi cam up with good quotes all the time to share with us.  Hope you are doing good.


Sep 01, 2022 08:35 AM
Michael Jacobs

Yogi Berra was a classic.  Of course, so was Yogi the Bear as well.    😃

Sep 01, 2022 09:15 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael your fans are looking for your next post, Endre

Sep 02, 2022 11:19 PM
Michael Jacobs

Thank you for the comment.  

Sep 03, 2022 05:19 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Michael.

Enjoy the holiday and have an outstanding week.

Sep 05, 2022 04:19 AM
Michael Jacobs

It is predicted that much of Southern California will experience warmer (okay, hotter) temperatures today.  It serves an important reminder that cooler minds and staying hydrated can continue to ease some (but obviously not all) things in everyday life.  

Sep 05, 2022 04:32 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

These are some great quotes.  They remind me of Jellystone Park.  Now that Yogi was smarter than the average Bear - lol

7 facts about Yogi Bear to make you smarter than the average fan

Sep 20, 2022 08:53 AM
Michael Jacobs

Yogi, BooBoo, Cindy (his girlfriend), Ranger Smith and any of his gang from the forest which I may have forgotten from my childhood.  😃

Sep 20, 2022 09:54 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Cute photo and I love all of Yogi Berra's comments, Michael! I'm shocked that I have heard and said them all over the years!

Oct 02, 2022 03:31 PM
Michael Jacobs

Debe Maxwell, CRS - and still as relevant now as then.  Probably more.

Oct 02, 2022 04:47 PM