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Woo Hoo! Meet Our New BananaTude Moderators! !

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Real Estate AZ Broker BR030809000

2023 is starting out with a lot of TUDE!  Woo Hoo! 

To go along with that 2023 Positive TUDE we're super excited to announce

4 New BananaTude Group Moderators!!!!


Please Welcome our new BananaTude

Group Moderators!!!!

Jeff Dowler

Ray Henson

Wanda Kubin- Nerdin

Wayne Martin


Our group is a very busy group! It was started on 9/9/09 and we're still the #1, most Active  Group on ActiveRain.  Why? 

Because of our awesome Members and Dedicated Moderators of course!

A huge shout out to Kathy Streib , Carol Williams, Debb Janes and Beth Atalay for doing an incredible job of moderating for many, many years in the TUDE! And they will ALL be continuing on as moderators!  Awesome gals!


 The BananaTude Group is designed for networking, building long lasting relationships and sharing your professional expertise and knowledge.

AND.....to have some Good Old Fashioned FUN! Yes FUN!

To Become a BananaTude Group Member -  Click Join The Tudes!


 We do have a few rules to follow to keep the group flowing smoothly!

No Listings! No Open Houses! No Shameless Self Promotion! No Politics! Original Content Only! And......Absolutely No Whining!


You may post up to 2 POSTS on the BananaTude Group Blog Roll. Before you 'auto-post' be sure to check the Main group page (link above) to make sure you do not have 2 posts on MAIN group page. If you do have 2 posts up on Main group page, you can easily delete one post (from group only) not from AR and add on your newest post! Easy peasy!

Sometimes I  am asked,  Anna why only 2 posts on the main group page? 
Here's why!  Since we are a networking group we feel it's important for all members to have a chance to interact with other members on a regular basis. And posting more than 2 posts on the MAIN group page is considered robo posting. And I'm sure you remember what that is.....🤪


Be respectful to ALL is our TUDE Motto!


Yes, your post will be deleted by a moderator if you don't follow the BananaTude Group rules! I know, I know (eye rolls) but that's the rules!


All aboard the Banana Jet!!

Join BananaTude Group

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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

My favorite group. How i missed you all. I took a week away in the Bahamas and did not realize how much it was needed. Back to work and buried up to my eyeballs with work. 

Jan 13, 2023 05:41 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Well good for you Scott Godzyk taking some time off in the Bahamas! Welcome Back and Happy New Year! 

Jan 13, 2023 10:25 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

All members I adore so I'm pleased.  And it's good to have lots of hands on board when we all get busy.

Jan 13, 2023 07:15 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Indeed so Tammy Lankford, !  And the new energy they'll all bring to the Tude is awesome!  New Year! New Tude!

Jan 13, 2023 10:24 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Congratulations to all the new moderators! If you are going to have a tude, there is nothing better than a bananatude.  Thanks to all the moderators who volunteer for this.  Happy Friday!

Jan 13, 2023 08:11 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

LOl another good one Sheri Sperry - MCNE® ! Don't just have a Tude have a BananaTude!  Smiling big with that one!  Happy New Year to you and Rick!!

Jan 13, 2023 10:23 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Welcome to  the new Mod-I-Tudes, yes, I like it from Kat Palmiotti  and I'm sure others did as well.

Jan 13, 2023 08:45 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

It has a great Tude about it doesn't it Ed Silva !

Jan 13, 2023 10:22 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!

Looks great - always such a positive resource!  Thanks!!!!

Jan 13, 2023 09:11 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Thank you Cara Marcelle Mancuso !  I just read your contest entry and we are so on the same page with positivity!  Love it!

Jan 13, 2023 10:22 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker - Congratulations to the new Moderators:

Jeff Dowler, CRS 
Ray Henson 
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 
Wayne Martin 

Jan 13, 2023 09:29 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

Thank you Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP! 🎉

Jan 13, 2023 09:33 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

All great people and we're so fortunate to have them on board the Tude Jet!  Thanks for all you do for the rain Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP !

Jan 13, 2023 10:21 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! BananaTude is in good hands with folks like you. Enjoy the experience!

Jan 13, 2023 09:37 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Jeff Dowler, CRS - you are part of a great Team! I know you're all going to do great!

Jan 13, 2023 10:00 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Thanks Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  Looking forward to it!


Jan 13, 2023 09:56 AM
Ray Henson

Thank you, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP !

Jan 14, 2023 06:55 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker  loved the historical perspective of the previous moderators, now the smart alec in me wants to know are there term limits installed? :)) Endre

Jan 13, 2023 01:21 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

No term limits!  As you know people just get busy and need to take a back seat.  Life goes on! 

Jan 13, 2023 02:06 PM
Ray Henson

I understand that, as a relative youngster on ActiveRain, I am on a very short leash, Endre Barath, Jr. It's fine.  I have been on probation for far worse offenses.  🤣 

Just kidding.  My offenses have not been that bad.

I am very happy to be invited to the party.  I like being a part of anything fun!

Jan 14, 2023 07:06 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Woo hoo! Those are some great peeps! Happy weekend to you all.

Jan 13, 2023 01:46 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Woo Hoo!  Dr. Paula McDonald  Happy 2024!  Mod-i-Tudes!  As Kat Palmiotti calls them!! 🤣

Jan 13, 2023 02:08 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-617-6375
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Wonderful to have the same high level of professionalism for the BananaTudes Group as we had previously from Kathy Streib, Carol Williams, Debb Janes and Beth Atalay. Welcome to  Jeff Dowler, CRS - Ray HensonWanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!Wayne Martin.  All the best - Lynn

Jan 13, 2023 05:22 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

Thank you, Lynn. Looking forward to some Tude!

Jan 13, 2023 05:44 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Hi Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727  FYI Kathy, Carol and Beth are continuing on as Mods. Debb is taking a break as she's the taking care of her Mom that lives with them.  And we're so excited to bring on New Mods that bring another level of energy - More Tude!

Jan 13, 2023 08:26 PM
Ray Henson

Thank you, Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727.

Jan 14, 2023 07:07 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Now I better watch my peas and cues. When do they start correcting  me Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker 

Jan 13, 2023 07:39 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

LOL peas and cues!  That's kind of like peas and carrots!  Correcting you....huh Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS !! LOL

Jan 13, 2023 08:28 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Thank you for the invitation, Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker.  I didn't even know I had the right Tude.  I am looking forward to having even more fun on ActiveRain.  

Jan 14, 2023 07:12 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

We are happy you're on the Tude Team Ray Henson !  You've got the tude buddy....and then some!

Jan 14, 2023 09:14 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Ray Henson  congratulations to you and the other Moderators, not an easy task and as to being on a short leash I have been on probation many times:)) Endre

Jan 14, 2023 12:41 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

LOL Endre Barath, Jr. well I can understand that one!  Bad boy!  What did  you do?  Interrupt the class? Skip school?  Pass notes? 🤣

Jan 14, 2023 02:01 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hi Anna I loved your comment well the list is too long, but just to be a teaser, not properly shining shoes at USMA, not properly folding clothing per regulations, keeping lights on longer due to being slow at learning and having an attitude when confronted about it were just a few.... Endre

Jan 14, 2023 09:29 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Yeah I can imagine that Endre Barath, Jr. 🤣  I like the way you are - it's you!!  Thank God you've got Diane to straighten you up when really needed!!  LOL

Jan 15, 2023 10:40 AM
Martin E. Kalisker, Esq.

Maybe there should be a special section on the Bananatude plane for Parolees.  Sort of like what “…seat’s taken...” was for us kids who were bullied in elementary school.  Believe it or not (sarcasm here, folks), my congratulatory post even wracked the ire of an AR Police AmbASSador.

Where’s HarLen when we need her to instill her “special” way  of putting nosy do-gooders in their place?

Jan 22, 2023 07:43 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

What a great group of moderators Anna!  Look forward to continued positivity!  

Do you mean 2 posts per day?    I get pain page, but not sure how often that refreshes?

Jan 16, 2023 03:42 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Thanks Jan!  Absolutely continued positivity!  Great seeing you and Nancy the other day!


Only 2 posts up on the main group page which is why I suggest checking the main page before you post.  We never know how fast the group moves, depends on how many are posting.

Jan 16, 2023 07:52 PM
Charita Cadenhead
eXp Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Jeff Dowler, CRS Ray Henson, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, and @Wayne Martin I know you all will do a wonderful job. Great choices Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker 

Jan 17, 2023 04:53 PM
Ray Henson

Thank you, Charita Cadenhead.  I will be visiting your state tomorrow.  We will be in Gulf Shores for about one week. 😃

Jan 17, 2023 08:42 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Hi Charita Cadenhead so good to see you!  And I so agree - great people!

Jan 17, 2023 09:38 PM
Charita Cadenhead
eXp Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Ray Henson hope you enjoy your time in Gulf Shores.

No doubt @Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker 

Jan 18, 2023 04:20 AM
Ray Henson

Thank you, Charita Cadenhead.  Day one starts today!

Jan 19, 2023 09:42 AM
Charita Cadenhead
eXp Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Ray Henson welcome to Alabama.

Jan 19, 2023 09:47 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Anna, it is good to switch them out, and give some people a break.

Jan 20, 2023 02:05 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Hi Joan Cox oh we're not switching them out!  All the previous ones are staying on board the banana bus!!  We've had so much fun together over the years and don't want it to end!

Jan 20, 2023 03:12 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

What a great new group, Anna! I think you made exceptional choices for moderators of AR's most popular group. We LOVE Bananatudes! 💛

Jan 22, 2023 08:40 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS Yes they are a great group of folks and along with all our other moderators it's going to be a rocking 2023! Watch for some fun ideas the Tudes will be rolling out!!

Jan 23, 2023 09:52 AM
Steve Penner
Royal LePage Dynamic RE / Pro Ledger Bookkeeping Software - Winnipeg, MB
REALTOR® / Pro Ledger Online (owner)

Just joined your group.. looking forward to being a memeber!


Jan 26, 2023 11:19 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Great Steve Penner ! Welcome to the Tude!  Great article today!

Jan 26, 2023 12:18 PM
Steve Penner




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