Wordless Wednesday…Everyone Needs a Home

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Wordless Wednesday…Everyone Needs a Home


While wandering through some old photos from Green Cay Wetlands in South Florida, I came across this collage.


The message is true.  Everyone needs a home…a place where at the end of the day, when we walk through the door and set our keys down, we know we’ve reached our safe haven.


Houses come in all sizes…Mc Mansions, one-bedroom condos …brand new and begging for updates…rustic, colonial, and builder basics. 


But to someone, that is their home…their retreat from their hectic world. 


The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.

 Maya Angelou

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Comments (20)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. So true! your home is your safety net that always can bring you peace of mind. Enjoy your day.

Oct 05, 2022 04:27 AM
Kathy Streib

  Wayne Martin at least I hope it is!!! I know that there are some who don't feel safe in their own home. 

Oct 05, 2022 04:07 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I'm thinking of that song, Kathy, that had the following words" "be it ever so humble, there's no place like home." I've lived in all kinds of homes all over the world and they were all my personal refuges.

Oct 05, 2022 04:36 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker my first apartment was 725 sq ft, one bedroom and it was where I retreated at the end of the day. I loved it. 

Oct 05, 2022 04:09 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I like your quote selection.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Oct 05, 2022 04:41 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley Thank you and hello to Chef Dolores. 

Oct 05, 2022 04:10 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, we all need somewhere to call home.

Enjoy your day!

Oct 05, 2022 04:41 AM
Kathy Streib

Kat Palmiotti I've lived in many homes...all sizes and all were where I wanted to go at the end of the day. 

Oct 05, 2022 04:11 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Everyone does need a home! Your quote from Maya Angelou  says it all!

Oct 05, 2022 05:01 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX i love quotes from her. 

Oct 05, 2022 04:20 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is a really nice collage and it is true that everyone needs a home, wherever that may be.

Oct 05, 2022 05:04 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Brian England and you and I know that it's not about the roof and walls, but so much more that make it home.  

Oct 05, 2022 04:32 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Very true Kathy Streib regarding needing a home. A home meets two and potentially four of the five Maslow's hierarchy of needs and allows for the fifth need to be met.

Oct 05, 2022 05:13 AM
Kathy Streib

Leanne Smith my childhood home was your average home. What made it so special were the memories I had in it. 

Oct 05, 2022 04:35 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, love your post, and love knowing that someone else doesn't own it!  

Oct 05, 2022 07:21 AM
Kathy Streib

Joan Cox Homes are so special and have different meanings for everyone. 

Oct 05, 2022 04:39 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

We should all be so lucky to have such a sanctuary away from the hectic world.  A place where we are safe and comfortable.

Oct 05, 2022 08:30 AM
Kathy Streib

Ray Henson sadly there are many who don't have that. 

Oct 05, 2022 04:41 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

Yes! Every living creature needs a home... their sanctuary at the end of the day or whenever they need respite.

Oct 05, 2022 08:37 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams I wish we could give everyone that!!!

Oct 05, 2022 04:42 PM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

A lot of animals in Florida will also be in rebuilding mode of their "home".

Oct 05, 2022 10:36 AM
Kathy Streib

faye schubert I just can't imagine!!!  

Oct 05, 2022 04:44 PM
Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Broker | Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Good reminder Kathy Streib about why I love what I do... helping people always have a home...to live and now to work from too. Like your multifamily bird image! And I had not seen Maya Angelou's quote. Thank you for adding those words of wisdom.

Oct 05, 2022 12:05 PM
Kathy Streib

Emily Medvec it was so good to see you Tuesday at the Zoom meeting. I'd imagine that most agents love the feeling they get when they find a family their home. 

Oct 05, 2022 04:47 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy no matter the size or shape our homes are our castles.

Oct 05, 2022 01:47 PM
Kathy Streib

George Souto you've got that right!!!!

Oct 05, 2022 04:47 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Home is where the heart is Kathy!  Yesterday we had a surprise dust and rain storm and all the birds made a mad dash for their little homes.  Safe and secure from the storm.  It was crazy!  I stopped to pick something up before going home and got the storm alert on my phone.  I looked out and stuff was blowing all over the place.  I left right away and took the more secluded streets home as to avoid all the blowing things.  I was ever so happy to drive into the garage and be home! Safe and secure.

Oct 05, 2022 03:18 PM
Kathy Streib

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker wow... I've never been in anything like that!!!! Can you still see to drive/??

Oct 05, 2022 04:49 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker

Kathy yes in our area we could see fairly well....in other areas not as well.  What was weird was all the debris flying around - never saw that before quite like that.

Oct 05, 2022 09:04 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I get far more pleasure from finding the perfect home for a client and the warm feeling it creates than just a pay check Kathy 🙂

Oct 05, 2022 05:06 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Kathy - this is so true.  Like Dorothy said in the Wizard of Oz, There's no place like home.

Oct 06, 2022 03:52 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Every one of my four homes (and even our first home which was an apartment) served our needs perfectly. We have wonderful memories from each of them and are very happy making memories in our current home.

Oct 06, 2022 09:08 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

I immediately thought of Hurricane Ian when you mentioned the wetlands.  I just hope that many of those birds could find a "home." 

I am a fan of Maya Angelou's quotes.  That is a good one.

Oct 06, 2022 01:40 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

There may be a new nickname for you - "The bird lady of Texas"

Oct 06, 2022 02:53 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Yes, everyone needs a home.  I love that you have captured these feathered neighbors enjoying their's.

Oct 08, 2022 01:57 AM