Almost April And Another

Industry Observer CalDRE #01165532

Almost April And Another

AR Anniversary Approaches. . .  



The end of the month approaches.  Thirteen years ago tomorrow, March 30, I joined ActiveRain.  Many AR milestone moments much more significant than this have passed since 2010 without much or any notice from me. John Lennon is attributed with the quote: "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans". There are some definite points made with those words.


Like many of you, I have experienced much over my years of membership and away from it too. It has certainly been diverse. A look at my own AR archives "tells" part of the story as I, like you, keep moving forward. No foolin'.


I am grateful. Thank you for this opportunity.


Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393



Comments (29)

faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Activerain is the ONE site I completely enjoy learning, reading and contributing to this group.

Mar 29, 2023 06:34 AM
Michael Jacobs

faye schubert - not close to the always elusive perfection, ActiveRain has provided a continuing education in so many ways beyond the practice of any industry.  

Mar 29, 2023 06:39 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Michael- thank YOU for showing us how to ponder and wander and learn so much!! Happy Anniversary!

Mar 29, 2023 06:47 AM
Michael Jacobs

Kathy Streib - I have had a long pondering history - ActiveRain provided a different path.    

Mar 29, 2023 07:02 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Featured in the Group Bananatude!

Mar 29, 2023 07:56 AM
Michael Jacobs

Kathy Streib - I appreciate the "picking" of my post in the BT group.  Thanks a bunch.  🍌🍌🍌

Mar 29, 2023 08:03 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Michael,

Congratulations on your AR anniversary.  I always enjoyed reading your posts about Pasadena and the surrounding area.  It made me feel like I was home.  Time goes by, and life and progress change us.  But it is good to remember where we started and be thankful for it.

Mar 29, 2023 09:16 AM
Michael Jacobs

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - I have always appreciated your SoCal-related comments and experiences as they have added to my memory bank over the years.  Each adds to the "bigger picture".  

Mar 29, 2023 09:21 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

When looking back, I have deleted many of my 2008 and 2009 posts. How times have changed.

Mar 29, 2023 10:26 AM
Michael Jacobs

Roy Kelley - I have visited my own ActiveRain archives often. Seeing comments, ideas/thoughts explored and all sorts of discoveries waiting to be excavated.  And then, evaluated at times too.  There is a treasure trove of information found there.  Well, maybe not a true trea$ure but definitely a lot of stuff.  

Mar 29, 2023 10:39 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Congratulations Michael!  That's a long time...and journey down the rain path. You've brought so much to our community and I so appreciate it.  Here's to your next 13!!

Mar 29, 2023 10:29 AM
Michael Jacobs

Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker - would that be a Double Bakers Dozen?  Thank you.  

Mar 29, 2023 10:40 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker

Yup!! 🍌

Mar 29, 2023 04:08 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Happy 13th Anniversary, Michael. I think I've been around here for about 13 years now, but have never been able to nail down the date I actually joined.

Mar 29, 2023 12:19 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Michael Jacobs hi Michael... I've found this as well... the year I joined... but could never dig up more information on month or date. Makes me envious that I can't celebrate an anniversary! :(

Mar 29, 2023 12:35 PM
Michael Jacobs

Nina Hollander, Broker - a look at the membership roster at the bottom of the AR home page shows you as the number one agent in scoring joining in 2011 but a quick look at each month to gather additional details comes up blank which is rather odd.  Maybe it's temporary but as we know, glitches of all sorts, are what makes AR "so AdoRAble, Right?"..  When accuracy remains elusive, we adapt/adjust.    ☁️🌦☁️

Thank you.  

Mar 29, 2023 12:33 PM
Michael Jacobs

Nina Hollander, Broker -

sounds like another mission for ARMS ActiveRain Member Support to add to their always-growing list of things to escalate on the ToDoMustDoHaveToDoShouldDoOhWellItCanWait... list.  

Mar 29, 2023 12:41 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Michael Jacobs somehow I don't think I'd end up at the top of their list of things to fix! :)

Mar 29, 2023 12:43 PM
ActiveRain Member Support

Nina Hollander, Broker ,& Michael Jacobs , indeed odd, a case of Houdini.
i can see Nina for #1 for 2011 with no month specified, invisible for November month summary, #1 for her anniversary date of November 30.

Mar 29, 2023 12:58 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

ActiveRain Member Support thanks for digging this up. I've been trying to put my finger on the date for years!

Mar 29, 2023 01:02 PM
Michael Jacobs

Nina Hollander, Broker - ARMS ActiveRain Member Support remains head and shoulders above any technical wizardry I have ever encountered.  Thank you for this solution.  And so quickly too.   

Mar 29, 2023 01:53 PM
ActiveRain Member Support

I can't fix the one, but I can at least provide the info.  Each profile has a section for staff that includes join date, so just a couple of clicks to know.

Mar 29, 2023 03:47 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Happy Anniversary!  I'm sometimes amazed at how the time passes in this community.  Kids and grandkids that were cashew sized are now pushing high school years!

Mar 29, 2023 12:29 PM
Michael Jacobs

Liz and Bill Spear - the evidence of your comment continues to grow.  ✈️👨‍✈️✈️👩‍✈️✈️

Mar 29, 2023 12:36 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Congrats on the 13th anniversary mark, Michael and here's to many more!

Mar 29, 2023 02:08 PM
Michael Jacobs

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - thank you - I appreciate the wishes.   

Mar 29, 2023 02:09 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I am grateful that you are hear.  Thank you for all that you contribute. 

Mar 29, 2023 06:48 PM
Michael Jacobs

Ray Henson - thank you and I like having "met" you here as well.  

Mar 29, 2023 08:03 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Happy almost anniversary Michael Jacobs  now I have to check, we must have joined close to the same time, Endre

Mar 29, 2023 09:40 PM
Michael Jacobs

Endre Barath, Jr. - thank you.  According to the AR Membership Roster you joined July 10, 2007. 

Mar 30, 2023 05:15 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, this year is flying by so quickly, and Saturday will be April.   We have warmer temps now.

Mar 30, 2023 07:20 AM
Joan Cox

Michael, I spoke with someone who had just returned, and found I needed to do the schedule all over again, and after spending 8 hours, haven't dove back in again.

Mar 30, 2023 08:46 AM
Michael Jacobs

Joan Cox - and the countdown to Portugal gets closer and closer each day. . .   

Mar 30, 2023 08:46 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

And you've made many friends while you been here. Happy Anniversary!

Now, tell me about the artwork in your photo?

Mar 30, 2023 08:07 AM
Michael Jacobs

Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty - thank you.  The artwork is a sculpture at the Mission Meridian light rail station in South Pasadena.  I like its movement.  It relates to train travel obviously but I can "see" how it shows the hurry-scurry aspect of everyday life too.  

Mar 30, 2023 08:49 AM
Ann Hayden 636-399-7544
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri - Des Peres, MO

Michael Jacobs ,

Glad to have met you here!  Happy Anniversary!

Mar 30, 2023 08:52 AM
Michael Jacobs

Ann Hayden 636-399-7544 - thank you.  

Mar 30, 2023 09:04 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I just needed to wish you a happy ActiveRain anniversary my friend Michael Jacobs 

Mar 30, 2023 06:52 PM
Michael Jacobs

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - thank you and you can quote me as being appreciative of your comment.  

Mar 31, 2023 05:05 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I love the sculpture you have pictured, Michael.  And, John Lennon's quote is one of my favorites.

Mar 30, 2023 08:29 PM
Michael Jacobs

Myrl Jeffcoat - I like them both as well.  

Mar 31, 2023 05:05 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Michael, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Mar 30, 2023 08:30 PM
Michael Jacobs

Myrl Jeffcoat - I appreciate this induction into the OFC.  Thank you.  

Mar 31, 2023 05:06 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow thank you for letting me know for a late bloomer you got your stride in well:)) BTW Diane is looking forward to the next gathering:))Endre

Mar 31, 2023 09:16 PM
Barbara Michaluk
Weichert Realtors | Phone Direct 240-506-2434 | 301-681-0550 office - Silver Spring, MD
Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR

Happy anniversary Michael! You have been a positive presence on this AR site and your contributions are much appreciated!

Apr 01, 2023 05:42 AM
Michael Jacobs

Barbara Michaluk - thank you for those kind words.  I appreciate it.  

Apr 01, 2023 05:49 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Well I certainly am happy you are here and I consider your joining a birthday gift to me thirteen years ago!

Apr 02, 2023 08:51 AM
Michael Jacobs

Sharon Tara - and I hope your birthday celebrating has continued this weekend as March moved into April.  

Apr 02, 2023 08:55 AM